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Brian Leonard 2013 Season OutlookThird/passing down back?


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#1 zapatross

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 09:22 PM

I know this is an extreme shot in the dark, anyone think he could be more valuable in PPR leagues than James?  We've seen a lot of third down backs/pass catchers outscore a lot of disappointing RBs this year.  Anyone know anything about James in pass pro, and whether or not the veteran Leonard can benefit in those situations?  Obviously this is a question for pretty deep leaguers.

#2 CyberneticGhostOfXMasPast

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 11:47 AM

kinda surprised this "passing back" isn't getting more buzz in deep ppr leagues on a team that'll see plenty of garbage time

6 receptions on 7 targets last week ... should be good for ~5 receptions most weeks at least.

Edited by CyberneticGhostOfXMasPast, 02 November 2013 - 11:53 AM.


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Posted 02 November 2013 - 12:20 PM

View PostCyberneticGhostOfXMasPast, on 02 November 2013 - 11:47 AM, said:

kinda surprised this "passing back" isn't getting more buzz in deep ppr leagues on a team that'll see plenty of garbage time

6 receptions on 7 targets last week ... should be good for ~5 receptions most weeks at least.

Shhhh... This is my sneaky play this week since I'm decimated by BYE weeks @RB

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 12:30 PM

Watching the game last week he was open on a ton of plays too were he didn't receive the ball.  Maybe this week he can catch a few more passes on some of those plays

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 01:35 PM

303 career touches and 1 TD? That seems odd.

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 05:14 PM

Think he would be the featured back if James goes down or would they do a committee?
QB: Cam
RB: Lacy, Jennings, Leonard, Rainey, Starks
WR: Dez, Garcon, Jennings
TE: Julius; L. Green
K: Gostkowski
D: Titans; Eagles

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 05:32 PM

View Postsgtslahter, on 08 November 2013 - 05:14 PM, said:

Think he would be the featured back if James goes down or would they do a committee?

If James goes down he'll definitely be a RB2, especially in PPR leagues. I'm hoping he remains the 3rd down back because he has solid value right now as a lower end RB3 in PPR leagues.

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 10:45 PM

Averaging 10 pts the last two weeks. Not bad out of someone barely owned.

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 08:54 PM

View Postsgtslahter, on 08 November 2013 - 05:14 PM, said:

Think he would be the featured back if James goes down or would they do a committee?

I just knew this was going to happen...
QB: Cam
RB: Lacy, Jennings, Leonard, Rainey, Starks
WR: Dez, Garcon, Jennings
TE: Julius; L. Green
K: Gostkowski
D: Titans; Eagles

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 08:58 PM

View Postsgtslahter, on 11 November 2013 - 08:54 PM, said:

View Postsgtslahter, on 08 November 2013 - 05:14 PM, said:

Think he would be the featured back if James goes down or would they do a committee?

I just knew this was going to happen...

I was so close to dropping Bucs D for him tonight becuase I don't need the points. Damn he's gonna be a top pick up.

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 09:04 PM

Next week he gets the Falcons, really nice match up if he plays and Martin doesn't. PPR gold.

However, they just said James's injury isn't as serious as it was first thought, probably because I just picked Leonard up.

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 09:11 PM

View PostArmalite, on 11 November 2013 - 09:04 PM, said:

Next week he gets the Falcons, really nice match up if he plays and Martin doesn't. PPR gold.

However, they just said James's injury isn't as serious as it was first thought, probably because I just picked Leonard up.

Hard to believe since he looked in a lot of pain but maybe it was more pain than anything substantial.

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 04:04 AM

BRIAN LEONARD FOR FEATURE BACK!!! COME ON DOWN!!


MY TEAM (14 TEAM league)

Rg3, Foles, Frank Gore, Marshawn Lynch, Desean jackson, Victor cruz, Rob gronkowski, Keenan Allen, Andre Brown , Shane Vereen, Jarret Boykins, Rishard Mathews, Brian Leonard

Kicker Adam Vinatieri

and Carolina Defense/Patriots


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Posted 12 November 2013 - 10:29 AM



View Posttae, on 12 November 2013 - 04:04 AM, said:

BRIAN LEONARD FOR FEATURE BACK!!! COME ON DOWN!!

Latest RW blurb:


Coach Greg Schiano said he expects to use Brian Leonard and Bobby Rainey in a timeshare going forward.

Doug Martin (shoulder) is on injured reserve and Mike James (ankle) is about to join him. In Monday night's win over the Dolphins, Leonard got 22 touches and Rainey got nine, but Rainey was the one doing work in the crucial fourth quarter. He got the go-ahead touchdown on a 1-yard scamper to the edge. "That's probably how we'll have to go -- ham and egging with those two guys and see what we can do," Schiano said. Look for Leonard to be the early-down pounder and Rainey to be mixed in as the change-of-pace back. The touch split should be similar to the one we've seen with Rashard Mendenhall/Andre Ellington and BenJarvus Green-Ellis/Gio Bernard. Neither back will be much more than a flex play going forward.


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Posted 12 November 2013 - 10:33 AM

I'm going with Rainey.  Leonard couldn't handle the 20+ carries they gave him.
12 person (2QB auction league)
QB: Eli Manning (NYG), Alex Smith (KC), Jason Campbell (Cle); Scott Tolzien (GB); Ryan Fitzpatrick (Ten)
WR: Jordy Nelson (GB), Michael Crabtree (SF), Riley Cooper (Phi); Rishard Matthews (Mia); Jericho Cotchery (Pit)

RB: Giovani Bernard (Cin), Shane Vereen (NE); Rashad Jennings (Oak)
TE: Tony Gonzalez (Atl)
K: Stephen Gostkowski
DEF: Carolina



12 person (standard league)
QB: Mike Glennon (TB); Russell Wilson (Sea)
WR: Demaryius Thomas (Den), Calvin Johnson (Det), Brandon Marshall (Chi), Keenan Allen (SD)
RB: Zac Stacy (StL), Steven Jackson (Atl), Andre Ellington (Ari), Andre Brown (NYG); Rashad Jennings (Oak)
TE: Rob Gronkowski (NE), Julius Thomas (Den)
K: Stephen Gostkowski
DEF: Houston

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 10:46 AM

Which is the better pick-up?
12 team standard league
Qb: cam newton
Rb: Lamar miller
Rb: cj spiller
Flex: Fred Jackson
Wr: Hakeem nicks
Wr: Cecil shorts
Wr: josh Gordon
Te: Gronk
Kicker: Mason Crosby
Defense: Carolina

Bench:
Rd: David Wilson
Rb: Monte Ball
Rb: Julian Edelman
Rb: Steven Jackson
Rb:
Rb:

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 10:47 AM

View PostSlider, on 12 November 2013 - 10:33 AM, said:

I'm going with Rainey.  Leonard couldn't handle the 20+ carries they gave him.

From what I saw, Rainey definitely has the upside. Leonard is the definition of a plodder.

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 10:53 AM

Plus, it looks like Leonard will be turning 30 soon.
12 person (2QB auction league)
QB: Eli Manning (NYG), Alex Smith (KC), Jason Campbell (Cle); Scott Tolzien (GB); Ryan Fitzpatrick (Ten)
WR: Jordy Nelson (GB), Michael Crabtree (SF), Riley Cooper (Phi); Rishard Matthews (Mia); Jericho Cotchery (Pit)

RB: Giovani Bernard (Cin), Shane Vereen (NE); Rashad Jennings (Oak)
TE: Tony Gonzalez (Atl)
K: Stephen Gostkowski
DEF: Carolina



12 person (standard league)
QB: Mike Glennon (TB); Russell Wilson (Sea)
WR: Demaryius Thomas (Den), Calvin Johnson (Det), Brandon Marshall (Chi), Keenan Allen (SD)
RB: Zac Stacy (StL), Steven Jackson (Atl), Andre Ellington (Ari), Andre Brown (NYG); Rashad Jennings (Oak)
TE: Rob Gronkowski (NE), Julius Thomas (Den)
K: Stephen Gostkowski
DEF: Houston

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 03:02 PM

View PostMek Daddy, on 12 November 2013 - 10:47 AM, said:

View PostSlider, on 12 November 2013 - 10:33 AM, said:

I'm going with Rainey.  Leonard couldn't handle the 20+ carries they gave him.

From what I saw, Rainey definitely has the upside. Leonard is the definition of a plodder.

Leonard is nothing special as a runner, but Rainey is still relatively new to the team and will need a few weeks to get the playbook down. I expect a 70/30 Leonard/Rainey split over the next 2/3 weeks and then nothing more than a 50/50 timeshare after that.
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Posted 12 November 2013 - 07:35 PM

Ugh.  Was hoping Leonard would do more with the opportunity than he did last night.  Not so sure he's worth burning a number 1 waiver priority if rainey will be getting a bunch of reps.




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