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Leon Washington 2013 Season OutlookVereen Replacement, New Joker?, Better than Blount/Bolden?


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#1 Dr.Funktopus

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 10:27 AM

"Leon Washington is the potential "next man up" in the Patriots' passing back role."
"Shane Vereen (wrist) is out a few weeks. Unlike LeGarrette Blount and Brandon Bolden, Washington is at least capable of playing on third downs, contributing as a receiver in the passing game and doing some "joker" things. His role is going to expand as a complement to Stevan Ridley. Extreme deep leaguers can put Washington on their radar."

With Vereen out 2-3 weeks, what do you guys think on this production for the next few games? Any chance this guy takes up the moveable chess piece mantle of vereen. For those looking for Bye week replacements in week 4, this could become and interesting situations.

I understand if you are in a 10 team standard league this guy probably isn't even worth mentioning. But for those in the 5-7 deep bench leagues or the 12+ team leagues, there may be some real appeal here.
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#2 mrko1990

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 10:37 AM

Thank you for the information, I am in a deep league (two deep leagues) I will be picking him up after reading this..

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 10:38 AM

How much of my 100 FAAB $ should I use to bid on him with?

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 10:56 AM

I'm considering him

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 11:08 AM

I think Leon Washington is worth a look in deep leagues.  He has a career 4.7 yards a carry and he has under 500 career carries so for an 8 year guy he isn't your typical worn down back burned out from overuse.  Anyone that has watched Leon play knows when he gets the ball in space he can be very dangerous, I always liked him on returns.

The Pats are missing Gronk, Dobson, Amendola, Vereen, and Sudfeld this week.  .  I can't see Blount or Boldon taking on the 3rd down role, and Ridley has never been viewed as a 3rd down guy.  Leon should inherit the Vereen role, and with all those injuries might even be a sneaky play this week against one of his former teams.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 11:30 AM

Don't waste your time unless you can just add him. Not worth a waiver.
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Posted 10 September 2013 - 07:11 PM

Washington lost a fumble in New England's preseason finale, which is obviously something Belichick hates.  On the other hand, he ranked second in the league in kickoff return average (29.0) last year, took a 98-yarder to the house, and made the Pro Bowl.   That would indicate he still has some speed.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 07:55 PM

I'm thinking about this and can anyone come up with another guy on their roster to take the 3rd down back/joker role?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but Ridley, Blount and Bolden are all bruiser backs. Are any of them guys you trust in the passing game?

Of course the Patriots are creative so I can't say I can expect one thing or another.
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Posted 10 September 2013 - 08:00 PM

Is he still in New England?
http://sports.yahoo....l/players/7866/



RB Leon Washington visited the Jets Wednesday.Fri, Sep 6 Sportsxchange
RB Leon Washington visisted the Giants Tuesday.Wed, Sep 4 Sportsxchange
RB/KR Leon Washington was released by the Patriots Sept. 1.
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Posted 10 September 2013 - 08:12 PM

Yes he's still with the Patriots.
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Posted 10 September 2013 - 08:19 PM

View Postscreaming_vultures, on 10 September 2013 - 08:00 PM, said:

Is he still in New England?
http://sports.yahoo....l/players/7866/



RB Leon Washington visited the Jets Wednesday.Fri, Sep 6 Sportsxchange
RB Leon Washington visisted the Giants Tuesday.Wed, Sep 4 Sportsxchange
RB/KR Leon Washington was released by the Patriots Sept. 1.

http://www.patriots....epth-chart.html
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Posted 10 September 2013 - 08:23 PM

Worth a WW ?

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 08:32 PM

View Postjamesisharden, on 10 September 2013 - 08:19 PM, said:

View Postscreaming_vultures, on 10 September 2013 - 08:00 PM, said:

Is he still in New England?
http://sports.yahoo....l/players/7866/



RB Leon Washington visited the Jets Wednesday.Fri, Sep 6 Sportsxchange
RB Leon Washington visisted the Giants Tuesday.Wed, Sep 4 Sportsxchange
RB/KR Leon Washington was released by the Patriots Sept. 1.

http://www.patriots....epth-chart.html

Yes they resigned him just a couple days ago.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 08:33 PM

View PostDez Bryants Mama, on 10 September 2013 - 08:23 PM, said:

Worth a WW ?

Yes in deep leagues.

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#15 mrko1990

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:26 AM

So is Leon Washington worth more knowing that Vereen is out till week 10 at the very least?

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[size=2]RB LeSean McCoy, Chris Johnson, Mike Tolbert, Roy Helu Jr, Brandon Jacobs, Lance Dunbar[/size]


[size=2]WR Julio Jones, Sydney Rice, Alshon Jeffery, Donnie Avery, Jacoby Jones[/size]


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:30 AM

Is he really going to be able to play the hurry-up offense and 3rd down back?

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:39 AM

View PostSinging in Dwayne, on 11 September 2013 - 12:30 AM, said:

Is he really going to be able to play the hurry-up offense and 3rd down back?

Unless bill bellichecks niece is on these forums to give us some inside information, we will probably have to wait and see. Worth a speculative add though, could be a ppr force during the bye weeks until vereen returns.

That said, it doesn't seem like there's much explosion left in this guy.
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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:56 AM

View Postmrko1990, on 10 September 2013 - 10:38 AM, said:

How much of my 100 FAAB $ should I use to bid on him with?

All of it bro
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#19 mrko1990

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:57 AM

View Postpredator_05, on 11 September 2013 - 12:56 AM, said:

View Postmrko1990, on 10 September 2013 - 10:38 AM, said:

How much of my 100 FAAB $ should I use to bid on him with?

All of it bro

hahaha! LOL! :P I was thinking 7$ or 11$ at the most?

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[size=2]RB LeSean McCoy, Chris Johnson, Mike Tolbert, Roy Helu Jr, Brandon Jacobs, Lance Dunbar[/size]


[size=2]WR Julio Jones, Sydney Rice, Alshon Jeffery, Donnie Avery, Jacoby Jones[/size]


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:59 AM

I will be picking him up after reading this.. Posted Image




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