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Need some help with Forte

  • AZ9er
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So I am in a 10 team PPR league

RBs
Darren McFadden @ KC
Matt Forte vs Steelers

Lendale White vs Texans
Jamal Lewis @ Denver
Tim Hightower @ Jacksonville

I will be starting McFadden, but I am thinking of benching Forte, if so should I start White of Lewis?
I don't think you can bench Forte -- he actually might get a lot of little dump-off passes this week.

But if you've decided to bench him, I'd take LenDale White.
  • dman
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Stick with Forte
  • crzy
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Jay Cutler unfortunately doesn't throw very many dump off passes to running backs.

However, you have to stick with your first round pick, even against tough matchups.
I would stick with Forte if i were you...
I'd go with White..but that's just me.
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  • krizay
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There's no way you can start Forte against Pitts. Absolutely no way!


I'd choose between McFadden and *gulp* Jamal Lewis. Lewis did manage 57 yards against the Vikes on only 11 carries. Benson and that bad line got him 76 yards and a TD versus the Broncos. I'd actually start Lewis this week myself.
[ Edited by krizay on Sep 17, 2009 at 11:53 PM ]
Originally posted by krizay:
There's no way you can start Forte against Pitts. Absolutely no way!


I'd choose between McFadden and *gulp* Jamal Lewis. Lewis did manage 57 yards against the Vikes on only 11 carries. Benson and that bad line got him 76 yards and a TD versus the Broncos. I'd actually start Lewis this week myself.

I agree with you. Stay away from Pittsburgh defense.
  • AZ9er
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All my RBs are sucking, McFadden, Forte, Lewis, and White. But Hightower is doing okay. So I went with Forte over Lewis and good thing Lewis got stuffed. It sucks that my 1st rd stud is such a dud.
  • TheHitman
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Originally posted by AZ9er:
All my RBs are sucking, McFadden, Forte, Lewis, and White. But Hightower is doing okay. So I went with Forte over Lewis and good thing Lewis got stuffed. It sucks that my 1st rd stud is such a dud.

LOL... patience, dude. The man played farkin Pittsburgh, who are great at killing RB value. Forte is not a barn burner and never was. You'll be lucky if you get 1-2 monster games out of him, and the rest will just be a bit better than average. Watch him play and you'll see why. He's solid but unspectacular... reminds of of young Terry Kirby.
White is a 'feast or famine' type player. He's great for short yardage, but you never know with him. I wouldnt start White unless it is absolutely necessary.

Pitt had a great run defense, so of course Forte's numbers were low. But at Seattle, I would expect Forte to gain plenty of numbers. Just look at what Gore did.