Dynasty pick #2

Today it was time for me to make my second pick in this startup Dynasty Draft. Already in this league the young and productive impact players without issues are dwindling down, and with a QB taken in the First Round (Cam Newton), the two young, stud TEs (Graham and Gronk) gone, and a ton of good WRs still on the board, I wanted to lock up a RB I can hang my hat on.

Of course, the RB depth falls off a cliff quickly, even in 2012 redraft leagues this year, so finding a great back even 20 or so picks in isn’t that easy these days.

My choice was down to Matt Forte and Adrian Peterson. Forte would appear to be the safer choice, based on his health, but he’s got some issues for 2012 and for the long-term. The Bears aren’t paying Michael Bush the type of money they are (four-year deal worth $14 million, including $7 million guaranteed) to just be a backup, so I would imagine he will play a lot and cut into Forte’s production. And that’s assuming Forte’s contract impasse doesn’t get very ugly with a long holdout here in 2012. Going forward, I just don’t [...]

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