Running back Advice

Running back Advice

Post by Matt & Wynona Grand » Thu, 30 Oct 1997 04:00:00


I like Biabatukka this week against Oakland.

Quote:

> I have Terrell Davis, Warrick Dunn, Tim Biabatukka and Terry Kirby in a 13
> team performance league which starts 2 running backs.  T. Davis is an
> obvious start, however, what about my second running back.

 
 
 

Running back Advice

Post by Mike Henderso » Thu, 30 Oct 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> With Warrick Dunn at Indy (0 and what?), Biakabutuka vs. Oakland (good run
> D), and Terry Kirby splitting carries with Garrison Hearst, I'd be leaning
> toward Dunn.

Actually Oakland has one of the worst run defenses in the league. I'd
still have a hard time starting biaka... over Dunn but it does make the
decision a little tougher.

Mike

 
 
 

Running back Advice

Post by Thomas Tomaz » Fri, 31 Oct 1997 04:00:00

: With Warrick Dunn at Indy (0 and what?), Biakabutuka vs. Oakland (good run
: D), and Terry Kirby splitting carries with Garrison Hearst, I'd be leaning
: toward Dunn.
:

Uhh, Oakland has the second WORST run d in the AFC, giving up almost
147 yards per game.  I'd go wih Biakabutuka.

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Running back Advice

Post by Forrest McDonal » Sat, 01 Nov 1997 04:00:00

        With all due respect, Oakland?? GOOD RUN DEFENSE?
Well, they are better than Cincinatti and Washington (the only team to
allow more rushing yards than passing yards...).  Of course, they are
WORSE than the other 27 teams.  As Week 9, Oakland has the 28th Run
Defense, the 29th Pass defense, and teh 30th (absolute worst) total
defense in the NFL.  (stats taken from www.nfl.com)  
        Warrick Dunn looks to have a decent game against the Colts (but
hey, so could I).  Tim B. should have the easiest time against that
awefull defense.  I agree about maybe passing on Kirby.  Dallas is a top
10 rushing defense, so Hearst and Kirby should probably sit this week.

Here are the stats for Warrick and Tim...

                    ATT       YDS    YDS/ATT   TDS          OPP DEF
Warrick Dunn        105       485      4.6      3        27(out of 30)
Tim Biakabutuka      65       180      4.3      2        28(out of 30)

neither one seem to be real receiving threats (NOT sure on that)  Both
have capable other folks (W. Dunn - M. Alsott, T. Biak. - A. Johnson).
Which do you like better?  More importantly, which do you think will get
the most carries?  Tim goes against the Raiders.  While their defense is
missing, their offense is not.  Nap should run wild on Carolina, and maybe
open the passing game up a bit.  This will keep the pressure on the
Panthers, who may, at some point, need to pass a bit more just to keep up.
Warrick goes against the Colts, who have not possed a big scoring threat
this season.  I say go with Dunn based on that fact:  He is in a better
position to get more opportunities to make something happen.
        Good luck this week, one and all...

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