Fantasy Advice pls: Thomas Rawls or Jordan Howard

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  1. vlad

    vlad Well-Known Member

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    Not sure who to start this week - Howard has been a steady player, and at times a monster (would be cool to see how he'd do behind our o-line), but Rawls has been coming on.

    Thought I'd mine the board for any advice...thanks
     
  2. darthseinfeld

    darthseinfeld Today's Winner Of The Internet Zone Supporter

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    PPR?
     
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  3. WeaponX

    WeaponX Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Who's your RB1? I'm assuming you're weighing the two as your flex and while both have merit, I'd probably roll with Howard
     
  4. CapnCook

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    Format is key info.

    If standard, go with Rawls. He's the more solid floor.

    In PPR, Howard provides the higher ceiling, but his floor is low vs. Green Bay.
     
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  5. Leadbelly

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    I go Rawls, but I think they're both about the same.

    This time of year, playoffs are a consideration for me. If there's nothing to play for, some percentage of players on the field will be making business decisions. Seattle is still in it and playing LA, who just dumped their coach. LA is traveling to Seattle and just trying to get to the offseason. Rookie QB is more likely to give Seattle an extra series or two. Rams D vs RBs has been weak over the last 5-6 games. They're something like 5th worst.

    Howard is all Chicago has at this point though, and as you suggest, he can go off any week. But GB held Howard to 22 yards earlier in the year during a stretch where he put up 13, 22, 10, 2, and 26 pts (standard leagues). Also, GB is on a streak.

    **Note: nearly all of my advice has not played out as I thought. :laugh:
     
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  6. vlad

    vlad Well-Known Member

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    I tried this strategy where I went RB heavy - its a strange league - we get 2 RBs, 3 WRs and a W/R/T flex. I just kept picking up RBs in FA ahead of people - so...

    L. Bell - RB1
    Zeke - RB2

    Flex: Howard or Rawls or Doug Martin (Booker never panned out).

    My WRs are iffy though, that's the main problem - Watkins got hurt and I released him thinking he was out all year, same w/Decker.

    Howard has been killing it - that guy is a monster.

    Thanks everyone for input.
     
  7. vlad

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    Yes- insanely 0.5 PPR. Too high to me, but it is what it is.
     
  8. vlad

    vlad Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I figure I'll go w/Howard as he's been reliable and he's all Chicago has - so unless they have like 100 yards of offense he should have a decent floor. Agree Rawls could go nuts...thus the uncertainty.
     
  9. vlad

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    Well thought out - and basically exactly where I'm at - haha, you can make case either way.
     
  10. CapnCook

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    .5 ppr go Howard.
     
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  11. WeaponX

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    You have Bell and Zeke?? Shoot any of Rawls, Howard or Martin is a viable flex - I'd still go with Howard.

    Side note - assuming your WRs aren't hot trash you should be pretty loaded.
     
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  12. darthseinfeld

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    Definitely go with Howard then
     
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  13. 1LoyalCowboyFan

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    Howard, better o line
     
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  14. Leadbelly

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    Hopefully you went with Howard instead of my dumb advice. They're at the 2 and they don't even think of using Rawls on 4 tries.
     
  15. Silver N Blue

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    Man missed this one would have def gone Howard. Way to consistent vs Rawls who has been anything but. Hope it worked out for you.
     
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  16. vlad

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    Yeah, I had the 4th pick so I got Zeke...then everyone stayed away from Bell because of his suspension. So I got him with my 2nd, and then picked up Dangelo Williams late in the draft. But on the downside, due to some injury, my WRs aren't great.
     
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  17. vlad

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    I went w/Howard and so far looking like a smart move - thanks everyone
     

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