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Topic: Blount over Forte a good move?
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Post Date: 09/05/11 09:02
I wanted to get this forum's opinion.  I had the first pick of the draft this year and I selected Arian Foster.  When it came time for my second pick I had a tough decision between Matt Forte and LeGarrett Blount.  I made the mistake of looking at the wrong FFS cheat sheet (wasn't using the raw data mode) and it had Blount having a slight edge over Forte.  After I picked Blount (and a few other picks) I decided to see what the raw data mode did since my league was doing an email draft which took eight days to complete.  It changed the line up dramatically and put Forte up in the top 15 and Blount down in the 20s.  My jaw dropped!  I'm hoping I didn't bleep my team up too bad.  Here's my draft picks.  Standard scoring; NO PPR; 1QB, 2WR, 2RB, 1Flex, 1TE, 1K, 1DEF:
QBs - Ben Roethlisberger, Jay Cutler
RBs - Arian Foster, LeGarrett Blount, Daniel Thomas, Ben Tate
WRs - Hakeem Knicks, Steve Johnson (BUF), Percy Harvin, Johnny Knox, Danny Amendola
TEs - Vernon Davis
K - Alex Henery
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Post Date: 09/05/11 09:07
Been there, done that Patrick. Last year in fact and it screwed up my draft. I would have drafted Forte over Blount without much thought. Forte is more of a 2 dimensional player than Blount right now. Forte can catch and run, where Blount was mainly a rushing back for TB last year. As pourous as the CHI offensive line is Cutler will most likely end up dumping off passes to Forte, who will go up field. I am sure there is little comfort in knowing that after the fact. Sorry. Blount is not a bad pick, but probably a better pick in the 3rd or possibly 4th if he happened to fall that far. I think they will both have good years, but Forte gets the edge and the nod in my book.

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Post Date: 09/05/11 09:11
That's what I figured.  The only thing that steered me towards Blount was CHI O-line.  Oh well, I will definitely remember the "raw data mode" next year!
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