Edge Finds New Home

Aug 24, 2009

The Edge has landed.  That’s right, Edgerring James found a new home with the Seattle Seahawks.  While I’m happy he found gainful employment, he does not register on my fantasy radar.  All he does is muddy a backfield that was pretty ugly to begin with.  For those of you who drafted already and were counting on Julius Jones to be an adequate backup, your dreams have just been dashed.  Edge isn’t going out like former Seahawk Shaun Alexander did in Washington.  He still has some left in the tank, as evidenced by his solid playoff run.  He may not take the starting job right away, but he will factor in.  T.J. Duckett’s role is safe as Edge isn’t the runner at the goal line he was earlier in his career. 

If I had to pick between Edge and Julius Jones for my fantasy roster, I would go with JJ.  Just keep an eye on how they perform early.

ProFootballTalk.com is reporting that the Seahawks cut T.J. Duckett, which would give both Edge and Julius Jones more fantasy value.  Edge would likely get a crack at the goal line carries.  It’s unlikely Duckett lands anywhere that he’d get an opportunity for meaningful carries.

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