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3 minutes ago, Gohawks said:

It’s not a tough choice. Akers. By a sizeable margin 

 

Also Akers.

Yea, but can't dismiss what Jefferson did tho...pretty certain I'm taking akers 

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5 hours ago, SharkSwimmer said:

Maybe Cam should call Deshaun Watson's girl to see what she up to.

Tebow would be so dissapointed in you right now.

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29 minutes ago, ChrisChinMcCaffrey said:

Why is this dude ranked like he is. Darrell Henderson is still with the team. He didn't show anything fantastic about his game.

Why is any dude ranked like they are lol.. just don't draft him and then get torched when you play against him NBD. 

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10 minutes ago, Joe Mama said:

A little worried about the Julius Jones effect, i.e. rookie who comes on strong at end of season due to fresh legs and everyone thinks he's Eric Dickerson.

Thats my point. This guy is going ahead of Jacobs, Carson, ect. Proven guys. Henderson averaged more yards per carry.

 

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4 minutes ago, ChrisChinMcCaffrey said:

That's fine. Draft a guy who was a rbbc last year and averaged less yards per carry than Henderson as a top 12-15 rb.

Did you watch the end of the season or read the previous pages? He was a workhorse back getting 20 touches a game.

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7 minutes ago, ChrisChinMcCaffrey said:

We've heard this before.

Ya when Todd Gurley was there and healthy. It's not a big deal bro, you're not a Akers guy but to dismiss how he finished last year and what the coaches say is just ignorance.

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2 hours ago, ChrisChinMcCaffrey said:

Why is this dude ranked like he is. Darrell Henderson is still with the team. He didn't show anything fantastic about his game.

you can say something like this for so many guys. Why is Johnathon Taylor ranked where he is. Hines is there. Mack is there. HC has repeatedly said he likes committee back field. Why is joe mixon ranked as high as he is. Gets hurt a lot. They just drafted a new 3rd down specialist RB the coach won’t quit raving about joe burrow has injury concerns from his knee. Saquon is coming back from a awful knee injury and didn’t get to have surgery till later in the season and likely won’t be 100% at the game opener along with a awful offense and bad qb we don’t know what qb Alvin kamara will have and his play went down dramatically with hill.. etc etc..
 

If Akers only knock on him is he has to fend off Darrell Henderson then i think he’s a pretty safe bet. He finished the last 6 games of the season counting the playoffs witha. Couple 170+ yard games a couple other 90+ yard games.. I think 2 of those games were with the back up qb. Now he gets a major QB upgrade, more TDs will be scored, more yards, defense is still good so he will get to kill clocks, and stafford loves to check it down to RBs. Made some guy named theo riddick fantasy relevant. 
 

 

45 minutes ago, Joe Mama said:

A little worried about the Julius Jones effect, i.e. rookie who comes on strong at end of season due to fresh legs and everyone thinks he's Eric Dickerson.

This does seem to happen every year but you can say this in reverse with a few legends too... David Johnson, nick chubb, lev bell... just gotta read the tea leaves and get lucky  I reckon 

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3 hours ago, ChrisChinMcCaffrey said:

That's fine. Draft a guy who was a rbbc last year and averaged less yards per carry than Henderson as a top 12-15 rb.

Its not like Akers didnt have a rib injury or an abnormal rookie offseason or anything...

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2 hours ago, nk2333 said:

Where are yall comfortable drafting him?  I think mid 2nd round in a 12 teamer  is reasonable  

It depends on where you fall in the draft and if you want him. Everything now is a guestimation on performance because all of these RB1s have question marks.

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25 minutes ago, Silent-Trader said:

It depends on where you fall in the draft and if you want him. Everything now is a guestimation on performance because all of these RB1s have question marks.

Honestly after cmc, cook, kamara, Henry, Elliott and aaron Jones there is a lot of opinion on who is next. 

I like Akers better than Sanders, dobbins, Mixon. I'd rather maybe wait and draft Carson, montgomery or gaskins.

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47 minutes ago, ChrisChinMcCaffrey said:

Honestly after cmc, cook, kamara, Henry, Elliott and aaron Jones there is a lot of opinion on who is next. 

I like Akers better than Sanders, dobbins, Mixon. I'd rather maybe wait and draft Carson, montgomery or gaskins.

Akers  over the other guys I can understand , but over Mixon?  Mixons a 3 down back with a role pretty much all to himself in a good offense.  It's a bit risky to Akers not knowing if he's really going to be the bellcow.  I'd rather have the proven guy in Mixon

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13 minutes ago, nk2333 said:

Akers  over the other guys I can understand , but over Mixon?  Mixons a 3 down back with a role pretty much all to himself in a good offense.  It's a bit risky to Akers not knowing if he's really going to be the bellcow.  I'd rather have the proven guy in Mixon

Just my opinion. Bengals offense might not be as good as touted it might be the defense is so bad the offense plays catch-up.

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I'm not shading anyone's opinion on him.  You certainly saw more than just flashes last year and of course there's reason to believe he'll get volume.   That's worth a high pick.

Outside of that, there's no sure thing here.   He seems to be almost the exact same hype level and ADP as Miles Sanders was last summer.   There are many reasons why that didn't work out that won't apply here necessarily, but it still stands as a real example of why Akers may not be a sure thing.

Where i stand?   He's fine in the second, but he's not going for me ahead of any of the top 4 receivers.   I think top 12 is too rich.  15-16 overall is fine, with risk acknowledged there.   

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12 minutes ago, Gohawks said:

Kamara has a ton of question marks. Not sure if he’s even a top 5 pick 

What did kamara do when Brees was injured. Brees retiring probably hurts Michael Thomas more.

Kamara isn't going to rush for 16 TDs again this season.

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