It’s your ‘Turn’ to get a starting running back for 2008

By Jim Coventry, Guest Blogger

As you are having the supplemental draft in your keeper league, be ready to jump early on Michael Turner (RB, SD). Depending on how many players you are allowed to keep will dictate when you have to pull the trigger to select Turner.
The risk of drafting Turner is less than going after a rookie player, because we’ve seen a solid sample size of positive production against NFL competition. It is not a guarantee that he will be a superstar, but he certainly will have fewer questions than someone that has only played against college competition.

It is understood that Turner is a speculative pick, but that does not mean that you will have to bench him this year. If only LaDainian Tomlinson had been on the cover of this year’s Madden video game, you could have counted on Turner playing a lot this year, but regardless, any player can go down at any time and if LT went down, Turner could easily be a top-seven back on the Chargers.

Once the season is over, Turner becomes an unrestricted free agent and the Chargers will not likely be able to sink huge money into a #2 RB unless [...]

Something going on with Priest

There was a report (“breaking story” they called it) Tuesday night on 610 Sports, one of KC’s sports talk radio stations, that Priest Holmes is undergoing medical evaluations, and that if he passes one final test on Wednesday the 25th, he will be officially cleared to begin practicing with the Chiefs. Rhonda Moss, the local reporter who broke this story, claims that the Chiefs are planning to use Holmes as a “3rd down back” this season–assuming of course he passes the final medical exam and is cleared to practice.

If Holmes is cleared to practice….wow, that would be huge news and a blow to Larry Johnson’s negotiating power. It would also be one of the most interesting stories we’ve seen in quite some time. Johnson’s career was put on hold by Holmes, and if this story ends up having legs, then Holmes could possibly slow down Johnson’s negotiations and possible even limit the $ he commands. Of course, if he fails the test, all of this will be quickly forgotten, but after sniffing around a little, it looks like there’s something going on with Priest. 

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