Friday, October 3, 2008

Don't overvalue Mewelde Moore

Something Mr. Bloom and I disagreed on last night was the relative value of Mewelde Moore this week.

I felt - and still do - that Moore will be splitting carries this week and in a pretty tough matchup behind an inconsistent Oline, that spells flex spot and maybe not even that. Just saw this on Rotoworld though and it only makes me feel more confident Moore is a marginal play and that's all this week:
Steelers RB Gary Russell, slated to be the top backup to Mewelde Moore, could receive significant work Sunday.
Said offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, "I wouldn't mind giving it to him 20 times a game. I've been waiting a couple years to see what he can really do." Keep in mind that doesn't guarantee Russell 20 carries this week, but he should be the goal-line back. Najeh Davenport will play only in an emergency.
Now I don't expect Russell to get 20 carries - but they are going to give him the rock a bunch. As another blurb on Rotoworld says, Tomlin is ready to go RBBC this week and you'll probably see Moore more in passing downs than running downs.

Not saying he couldn't bust a long one, but I wouldn't count on production this week from him.

Just saying is all....

Rankings coming very soon.

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