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Am I out of line from thinking Barkley is worth a top 5 pick?  After the big four RBs: Bell, Gurley, DJ, Zeke, I'm having a hell of a time deciding between Barkley and the safer consensus AB (0.5PPR).  

Barkley is gong to be work horse for the Giants.  ELITE athlete going into likely the perfect situation:  Aging QB who is transitioning out (meaning heavy reliance on the run), supporting cast that will prevent any stacked boxes and a front office that is going to attempt to justify their #2 selection.  

Not only is he going to be a workhorse ball carrier, but he's a beast in the pass game too.   He very well could never leave the field...  Add a vastly improved line and I wouldn't be surprised to see him edging out a couple of the top 4 RBs listed. At the very least, I can see him lead the league in touches.   Barkley has the ultimate FF triumvirate with his talent, opportunity and situation.

This year I want to be a buyer, but is pick 5 to much?

 

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I wouldn't bat an eye if someone did that, especially if it's in a PPR league. Barkley is a big receiving threat. The only question is, what is the Giants Run/Pass ratio going to be? More carries would obviously benefit Barkley fantasy owners.

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My concerns arent with him so much as his opportunity. The fact his OL is average at best and plays on a bad team that might be throwing alot later on might mean he isn't THAT great. I definitely wouldnt take him Top-3 but everyone 4-8 can be jumbled up alot of different ways

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I wouldn’t say it’s the perfect situation. The Giants have been trash at running the football for as long as I can remember. The most important thing for a running back remains vision, and it’s the most difficult thing to scout. I don’t think that he’s a Canton lock quite yet

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14 hours ago, sammymvpknight said:

I wouldn’t say it’s the perfect situation. The Giants have been trash at running the football for as long as I can remember. The most important thing for a running back remains vision, and it’s the most difficult thing to scout. I don’t think that he’s a Canton lock quite yet

He does have great vision imo but if the hole isn't there he cant hit it no matter how good his vision is. And at pick 5 that is quite a gamble. 

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On 7/8/2018 at 2:17 AM, JaguarCrazy2832 said:

He does have great vision imo but if the hole isn't there he cant hit it no matter how good his vision is. And at pick 5 that is quite a gamble. 

Nate Solder, Will Hernandez and to a lesser degree Omameh should improve the run game though right?

Also,  Shurmur and Shula new philosophy should be a good thing for Barkely too right?   

Am I being too cute passing on the sure thing (as much as any thing can be a sure thing in FF) in Antonio Brown?

 

I feel like I have a lot more flexibility in the draft by taking a bell-cow in the 1st.  Shady/s legal issues, means there's one less stud RB in the mix in the early rounds too.

 

 

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27 minutes ago, 101Raider said:

Nate Solder, Will Hernandez and to a lesser degree Omameh should improve the run game though right?

Also,  Shurmur and Shula new philosophy should be a good thing for Barkely too right?   

Am I being too cute passing on the sure thing (as much as any thing can be a sure thing in FF) in Antonio Brown?

 

I feel like I have a lot more flexibility in the draft by taking a bell-cow in the 1st.  Shady/s legal issues, means there's one less stud RB in the mix in the early rounds too.

 

 

I had Shady bumped down a peg anyways since i assume defenses will be up front big time and he has alot of wear n tear too. Eventually he falls off a cliff. 

As far as the Barkley v AB thing, I understand the flexibility that taking Barkley gets but at what is your production break/even point for Barkley? Say Brown puts up another 1500 yards and 9 TDs like last year. How much do you need from Barkley before you stop regretting picking him over AB? Does he need 1400 combined and 10? 

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