Metcalf . . . Receiver or Running Back?

Metcalf . . . Receiver or Running Back?

Post by Wayne Richa » Mon, 24 Jul 1995 04:00:00


     I run a fantasy league and I am trying to decide whether to classify
Eric Metcalf as a Receiver or a Running Back. From what I have heard he
is going to be used mostly as a slot receiver. I don't want to allow him
to be classified as either one.
     What do you think?
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Metcalf . . . Receiver or Running Back?

Post by SCOTT_RICHA » Mon, 24 Jul 1995 04:00:00

Metcalf = WR in our league, bound to run a few reverses, too! :) Seeing
he is playing run and shoot slot receiver I don't think it makes sense to
call him a RB, however you could make a case for WR/RB.

Same with Tyrone Montgomery, RB last year, WR this year.
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Metcalf . . . Receiver or Running Back?

Post by Brian Wieczor » Tue, 25 Jul 1995 04:00:00

when drafted, whoever drafts him should declare him to be one or the
other, but not both, if the person drafting him wants him to be a
receiver, then he's a receiver, but you can't have your cake and eat it
too, so his position MUST be declared when he is drafted

 
 
 

Metcalf . . . Receiver or Running Back?

Post by Robert Paul Pest » Tue, 25 Jul 1995 04:00:00

The precedent in our league was set a few years ago with Keith Byars when he
was with Philly and used as a TE.  We decided that a player must be played
at whatever position he plays the most snaps at.  In Metcalf's case he will
be listed as a WR in our league this year.

Bob Pestka

:      I run a fantasy league and I am trying to decide whether to classify
: Eric Metcalf as a Receiver or a Running Back. From what I have heard he
: is going to be used mostly as a slot receiver. I don't want to allow him
: to be classified as either one.
:      What do you think?
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Metcalf . . . Receiver or Running Back?

Post by Brian Wieczor » Tue, 25 Jul 1995 04:00:00

when drafted, whoever drafts him should declare him to be one or the
other, but not both, if the person drafting him wants him to be a
receiver, then he's a receiver, but you can't have your cake and eat it
too, so his position MUST be declared when he is drafted
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Metcalf . . . Receiver or Running Back?

Post by Ross Smi » Tue, 25 Jul 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

>     I run a fantasy league and I am trying to decide whether to classify
>Eric Metcalf as a Receiver or a Running Back. From what I have heard he
>is going to be used mostly as a slot receiver. I don't want to allow him
>to be classified as either one.
>     What do you think?
>-


    If he wears #21, then he is a RB... that number is a RB/DB number
as designated by the NFL.

    Since he will be running the ball regularly (a few carries a game)
thats also a hint that he will be a RB that catches a lot of passes,
a la Ronnie Harmon, Keith Byars, etc... but a RB nevertheless.

    If the NFL/Falcons considered him a receiver, they would make him
change his number to 80-89, or a number in the ***s in rare cases.
That good enough for you?
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Metcalf . . . Receiver or Running Back?

Post by RBrundre » Tue, 25 Jul 1995 04:00:00

Since Metcalf is listed by Atlanta as a RB-WR combo in my league he can be
used as either WR or RB but only one at a time, though he can switch from
week to week.  His bonus points and scoring will depend on his position.
Whoever gets him would probably be wise to list him primarily as a
receiver
 
 
 

Metcalf . . . Receiver or Running Back?

Post by Dan Schneid » Tue, 25 Jul 1995 04:00:00


Quote:


>>     I run a fantasy league and I am trying to decide whether to classify
>>Eric Metcalf as a Receiver or a Running Back. From what I have heard he
>>is going to be used mostly as a slot receiver. I don't want to allow him
>>to be classified as either one.
>>     What do you think?
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>    If he wears #21, then he is a RB... that number is a RB/DB number
>as designated by the NFL.

>    Since he will be running the ball regularly (a few carries a game)
>thats also a hint that he will be a RB that catches a lot of passes,
>a la Ronnie Harmon, Keith Byars, etc... but a RB nevertheless.

>    If the NFL/Falcons considered him a receiver, they would make him
>change his number to 80-89, or a number in the ***s in rare cases.
>That good enough for you?

They don't make players change their numbers.   Dwight Stone, who played
wide receiver for the Steelers before getting picked up by the Panthers,
wore #20 for years and always lined up *wide*.  He'd run an occasional
reverse, sure, but I doubt he got more than 15 carries a year.

He wore #20 because he was drafted as a RB.

Dan

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Metcalf . . . Receiver or Running Back?

Post by Russ Condr » Tue, 25 Jul 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

>     I run a fantasy league and I am trying to decide whether to classify
>Eric Metcalf as a Receiver or a Running Back. From what I have heard he
>is going to be used mostly as a slot receiver. I don't want to allow him
>to be classified as either one.
>     What do you think?
>-


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Metcalf . . . Receiver or Running Back?

Post by Thaddeus Mor » Tue, 25 Jul 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

>    If he wears #21, then he is a RB... that number is a RB/DB number
>as designated by the NFL.

>    Since he will be running the ball regularly (a few carries a game)
>thats also a hint that he will be a RB that catches a lot of passes,
>a la Ronnie Harmon, Keith Byars, etc... but a RB nevertheless.

>    If the NFL/Falcons considered him a receiver, they would make him
>change his number to 80-89, or a number in the ***s in rare cases.
>That good enough for you?

Sorry Charlie (I mean Ross), Metcalf can wear 21 if all of the 80-89
numbers are used up by the rest of the receivers/tight ends on the roster,
 for a run and shoot that is a lot of players.  Don't you remember two
years ago when Mike Pritchard wore 35?
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Metcalf . . . Receiver or Running Back?

Post by Ross Smi » Wed, 26 Jul 1995 04:00:00

|>They don't make players change their numbers.   Dwight Stone, who played
|>wide receiver for the Steelers before getting picked up by the Panthers,
|>wore #20 for years and always lined up *wide*.  He'd run an occasional
|>reverse, sure, but I doubt he got more than 15 carries a year.

   Lets see... he has 96 career rushes and 152 career catches...
good, generic, pass receiving RB numbers... as a reference, Dave
Megget had 111 rushes and 161 catches through the first four years
of his career. Did that make him a WR? No it made him a RB that caught
alot of passes and lined up at the LOS occaisionaly.

|>He wore #20 because he was drafted as a RB.

   Because he was considered a RB with the Steelers, at least according
to the NFL in that he was running the ball regularly. The Panthers now
have him listed as a WR... and my guess is he wont be used as a runner
nearly as much, if at all.
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Metcalf . . . Receiver or Running Back?

Post by Jeffrey R. Hoepner Sprai » Wed, 26 Jul 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

> >     I run a fantasy league and I am trying to decide whether to classify
> >Eric Metcalf as a Receiver or a Running Back. From what I have heard he
> >is going to be used mostly as a slot receiver. I don't want to allow him
> >to be classified as either one.
> >     What do you think?
> >-


Personally I think he should be allowed to fill either slot if he is
going to play both positions, but the owner must pick a position for
him when he selects him and can swap him to the other position later
in the draft or the season if he want to fill the original slot with
another player.  This is very similar to the way most fantasy baseball
leagues work position eligibility and it seems to work well there.  I
really don't see a good arguement to not allow Metcalf's owner to
do what they want and switch whenever neccessary.

Good Luck,
Jeffrey

 
 
 

Metcalf . . . Receiver or Running Back?

Post by Thaddeus Mor » Thu, 27 Jul 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

>   Lets see... he (Metcalf) has 96 career rushes and 152 career catches..

 
 
 

Metcalf . . . Receiver or Running Back?

Post by Doug Smoc » Sat, 29 Jul 1995 04:00:00

In my league, we have a "Ron Bernstine Rule" with applies to Eric
Metcalf. If a non-QB has more than 50 carries the previous year,
he's a running back and can be nothing else. Metcalf had 93 last
year, I believe.

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Metcalf . . . Receiver or Running Back?

Post by Steve Hollan » Sat, 29 Jul 1995 04:00:00

Our league has him as a WR , we use Lindy's as a guide. But that's just
our opinion.
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