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  • Littleman Thom Littleman Thom Sep 2, 2013 3:36 PM Flag

    Bradshaw worthy of a start at flex

    Bradshaw, welker, givens or lacy at flex this week.

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    • No. For the reasons Billy gives he's likely last pick of this group. But for the matchup Lacy would be an easy pick but it's hard to see the Packers OLine being up to the task the 9rs present. Welker has a reasonable matchup at home and is a sensible start.

    • I'd hold off on Bradshaw this week. I think eventually he will become a solid flex play, but that they might start him off slow, as he's only been practicing with the 2nd team offense and there has been talk of them limiting his action this week.

    • If it's a PPR, go with Welker. If it's standard, go with Welker. Never start a rookie in week 1, and examine Bradshaw before you start him.

    • Is this a PPR or Standard scoring format?

      I like Lacy a lot, but he's a rookie making his NFL regular season debut against the 49ers. Ouch. Bradshaw on the other hand is facing the atrocious Raiders' run defense. While there's no guarantee that Bradshaw will see a heavy workload since he missed the whole preseason, I'd have to imagine that he sees some action in the game (Pagano has said as much himself). Plus, I'd imagine that Indy will be looking to hold a lead for most of the day, so that bodes well for the running game. If this were a matter of who do I like better for the rest of the year, the answer is Lacy, hands down. But for Week 1, it's gotta be Bradshaw, at least for me.

      If you decide to use a WR as your flex, I'd lean more toward Welker (I like Givens a lot in terms of long-term outlook, but I'd imagine he sees a lot of Patrick Peterson on Sunday, and I think the Rams will spread it around). I think the Broncos will spread it around as well, but at least I know Peyton Manning is capable of supporting multiple receivers; Bradford has yet to prove that.

    • im all in on Lacy...worried about bradshaws durability...i think he would be my fourth option in this scenario


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