Fantasy Trader’s Fantasy Football Roundtable: Sorting Out the Cowboys RBs?

Feb 23, 2010

I’ve been invited to participate in Fantasy Trader’s fantasy football roundtable.

This week’s topic:
Which Cowboys RB will present the most value at fantasy drafts in 2010?

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My response:
This is a little bit of a trick question. I’m expecting Felix Jones to be drafted higher than Marion Barber III, who will be selected higher than Tashard Choice. Clearly I am expecting Felix Jones to be the most productive of the Cowboys’ RBs. That isn’t the question though.

The question is which one will present the most value. I actually think that honor belongs to Tashard Choice. Marion Barber will likely be the short yardage back. Choice will likely be the one to spell Jones when he needs a breather. I also think if Felix Jones were to get hurt, Choice would be the one to replace him as lead back.

Barber still has some name value, and the potential to score double-digit TDs, so I expect him to be the second Cowboy off the board. Since his role seems to most in question, I think he’s the worst value of the three.

Felix Jones will be the first one off the board, but given the committee he’s in, I don’t see him standing out from the crowd of similar picks.

Choice, however, will be a late flier that could end up producing like an RB2. While I would rather have Felix Jones on my roster, I think Tashard Choice presents the best fantasy value of the three Cowboy RBs.

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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. 3rdStoneFromTheSun
    February 23rd, 2010 at 5:03 pm #

    great call

    Choice might end up standing alone when the dust is settled, given Jones’ injury issues and Barber on the downward slope of his career

  2. LestersLegends
    February 23rd, 2010 at 10:00 pm #

    choice could also get dealt, but I’m not sure that’s wise. If you have three quality RBs you’re best suited to keep them.

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