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  • Scott Scott Aug 18, 2014 3:13 PM Flag

    Ellington as an RB1?

    I ended up going TE in round 1 and WR in round 2 and had to settle with Ellington as my top RB after taking him in the third round.

    Should I be satisfied? Thinking this could be a huge, breakout year for him? Or should I be nervous and try to trade for a more reliable option?

    My league is 1/4 point PPR. Thanks.

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    • I drafted Graham in the first and Dez in the second.

      My RB2 is Gerhart, RB3 is Sankey and RB4 is West. So, I'm a little nervous about the whole backfield.

      I've thought about trying to trade Dez to a guy in my league who is stacked at RB but weak at WR in exchange for Le'Veon Bell and Keenan Allen, but I'm not sure if that would be enough, though Dez is a stud.

      I could also try to trade one of my lower WRs (Randle, D. Baldwin) for another rookie like Freeman.

    • I doubt that Ellington has some huge break out year but in the third round, he's more than capable of living up to his draft position. There are so few RBs this year that can be counted on that unless I get one of the top 5, I will be avoiding them until the third round or even later as well.

    • well if you go te/wr in the first 2 rds your 1st rb is going to be questionable.
      you could have done worse than ellington. id be more interested in who your rb2 is...

    • I can imagine doing the same thing. While it does make you queasy, RBs this season figure to be a work in progress where you cobble together a committee and stream those with the best matchups. There are 4-6 RB studs and everyone else has 1 issue or another. You're not getting a stud without paying a BIG price. Sit tight and see how Ellington produces.

    • Ellington is good, but not for RB1. I always try to go 2 RBs in the first 3 rounds. The 1/4 point does not make quality RBs any less important.

 

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