Fantasy 247 wrote:
I think alot of it just depends on what kind of player you are and personally for me, I'm fine with playing the spit backs. One of the main reasons why I like spit backs is because they are not huge investments for such injury prone type players and further if they do happen to get injured then the guy that comes in as a back up may actually be better than the original starter. Take Felix Jones and Demarrco Murray for example(turned trash into gold). Taking a RB late may actually turn out to be the best move of the entire draft even if it is unintentional, I can't think of really any other position that it works out that way. If a top WR or QB goes down odds are the back up ain't near as good.
That is a good point, but after my 2011 season (McFadden hurt, Best hurt, Wells hurt..my top 3 RBs killed me), I just don't want to go through the split backs again. Too much unknown. The Murray situation can indeed happen but for every one of those, it seems there are 5 situations where it's just a mess, and you never know who you can start each week.. last year in CAR, NEP, DET, GB, WAS, NYG to name a few.
With that said, I'd rather look at a situation where it's not as much a who will start each week (CAR, NEP, WAS) but more a situation where you may have a starter in the early season, but a different one who takes over later. But each is the every down back when they start. Think Kevin Smith starting the first couple games as an every down back but Leshoure taking over as the season goes on. Have both of them (later round picks) and you're solid. Or maybe in Denver, McGahee early in the season, Hillman later. Or in CAR, Wells early but Williams later. Know what I mean?
Or you can avoid a lot of that, and go RB early!
I agree backup QBs aren't as good, but there are often a bunch of serviceable QBs on the wire. The same can't be said for RB.