Topic: Evan Royster...Sleeper?
What do you guys think of him going into 2012?
He finished 2011 with 2 very impressive 100 yard efforts to close the season, including starting over Roy Helu in week 17. (Helu still played and had 6 touches). In the final month of the season he had 5.9 yards a carry.
Even if it turns into a straight up RBBC as I predict I can envision both him and Helu putting up solid numbers sort of like Deangelo Williams/Jonathan Stewart. They are both adept at catching the ball and both really fit the shanny zone blocking scheme.
There's also a chance he barely sees the field at all because of shanihanigans or Helu just runs with his opportunity there. But then Helu also started to hit the rookie wall after only 3 starts last year and you gotta think the way they shuffle backs that the #2 guy there will get opportunities eventually.
I have him in a 12 team PPR keeper league where we keep 9 players and he sort of falls into that list of potential players I'd keep with my last spot. Do you think he will have RB3 round 9 redraft value? I don't have to make a decision until August but I'd like to gauge what my keepers look like for any trade talks.
Guys that are also in the running
Toby Gerhart (AD looks like he will be back for week 1 though...)
Michael Crabtree (would have easily been my last guy...til SF added Moss/Manningham/Jenkins)
Bernard Scott (played like total trash last season and is backup to BJGE now)
Leonard Hankerson (rumor has it they wanna start him and I like his potential but they added Garcon/Morgan so idk wtf is goin on there)
Kellen Winslow JR (TE is going to be very deep in this draft, he isn't anything special but is always good for 70 catches, but I also own Mike Williams and Vincent Jackson so that'd be 3 bucs)
Rashad Jennings (played well in 2010, I have MJD so he'd be a handcuff but also a guy with 1 year left on his deal that hopefully would find a nice landing spot. I kept him last year with MJD's overblown knee ailment and he promptly went on IR so it made me sour on the idea of doing it again).
Last edited by Jason (2012-05-10 14:06:58)