I'm more optimistic but the grade is about right. If Zeke has a good year, we get through the first four games and our key players stay healthy it's a good step. I think Smith will work out. The cowboys team doctor performed the surgery, he's probably the most capable member of the cowboys. If we go into next year having won ten games, turned out with four starters from this draft with a top five potential rb, a 90 percent smith, improved byron, Lawrence, Gregory and two of our later picks pan out we should be Happy. We'll bring in more pass rushers and corners by next year. I really believe most of those things could happen and we can make a run in the second and third year of this window. Obviously a disaster has a 50 percent chance of happening with the cowboys but that would doom the season anyways. Ramsey wasn't all we needed to get to the promise land, and I don't think he was the piece that was taking us to a Superbowl. We're still close to being close. Would have preferred Payton Lynch, but not enough to be tied to him. Also, not trading with Baltimore was just stupid. We'd have another 4th round DE coming into camp.
I had hoped they would pick Ramsey as well. However, if we end up with two pro bowlers in this draft then it's a huge success. If Elliot produces 80 percent of what demarco did, and they hold off the first four games then they could win the division. The defense was pretty bad that year as well. I was only hoping for a top twenty defense last year, and they were 16th. With scandrick back, a second year for Jones And the suspended pass rushers along with lee healthy. If the cowboys can have a top 15 defense this year by week 8, we can win the NFC east. Nothing was really giving us a super bowl this year. With a three year window I think a healthy romo has, the pieces added could certainly help make that happen before this decade ends. Am I stoked about the draft? No. But I'm not pulling my hair out either. If everything clicks, a ten win team and maybe a playoff win could be a step towards where we want to be. Hopefully we'll add some average vets. If this was difficult to read, sorry. New garbage phone.
To differentiate between all the "Start 'Ems" on my Fantasy Football Start Em, Sit Em page, you can check out the Weekly Fantasy Football Rankings, so you can figure out whom to start between Player X and Player Y.
Below are my fantasy running back rankings and a set of links for my positional Weekly NFL Fantasy Football Rankings. Keep in mind that this list is for this week only; not the entire rest of the season.
The rankings are based on a traditional scoring system. Each player has Walterfootball.com's projected stats and standard scoring points.
Adrian Peterson, RB, Vikings (vs. Panthers) - 22 Points
150 Rushing Yards, 2 Catches, 10 Receiving Yards, 1 TD.
Pro Bowl fullback Jerome Felton is back, so Adrian Peterson should be back to 2012 form.
Jamaal Charles, RB, Chiefs (vs. Raiders) - 20 Points
60 Rushing Yards, 7 Catches, 80 Receiving Yards, 1 TD.
The Raiders are a surprising 11th against the run, but Jamaal Charles will do most of his damage via receiving yardage.
Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seahawks (vs. Titans) - 18 Points
100 Rushing Yards, 2 Catches, 20 Receiving Yards, 1 TD.
The Titans have surrendered at least 100 rushing yards to three of their four previous opponents.
LeSean McCoy, RB, Eagles (at Bucs) - 17 Points
70 Rushing Yards, 4 Catches, 40 Receiving Yards, 1 TD.
The Buccaneers have limited three of four opponents to 75 rushing yards or fewer.
Reggie Bush, RB, Lions (at Browns) - 17 Points
50 Rushing Yards, 5 Catches, 60 Receiving Yards, 1 TD.
Reggie Bush has a tough matchup against the Browns, but having Calvin Johnson back will help open things up for him.
Doug Martin, RB, Bucs (vs. Eagles) - 16 Points
80 Rushing Yards, 2 Catches, 20 Receiving Yards, 1 TD.
The Eagles are 21st against the run.
Matt Forte, RB, Bears (vs. Giants) - 15 Points
50 Rushing Yards, 5 Catches, 40 Receiving Yards, 1 TD.
The Giants actually aren't that bad against the run, but Matt Forte will be a big part of the passing game.
Ray Rice, RB, Ravens (vs. Packers) - 15 Points
60 Rushing Yards, 4 Catches, 30 Receiving Yards, 1 TD.
The Dolphins are tough to run against, but Ray Rice should get receptions this week.
Alfred Morris, RB, Redskins (at Cowboys) - 15 Points
80 Rushing Yards, 1 Catch, 10 Receiving Yards, 1 TD.
The Cowboys stink against the pass, but they're just average versus the run.
Fred Jackson, RB, Bills (vs. Bengals) - 14 Points
50 Rushing Yards, 3 Catches, 30 Receiving Yards, 1 TD.
Fred Jackson had a solid Thursday night despite spraining his MCL. The extra time off can only help.
Marcel Reece, RB, Raiders (at Chiefs) - 14 Points
50 Rushing Yards, 4 Catches, 30 Receiving Yards, 1 TD.
Marcel Reece could receive most of the workload.
Frank Gore, RB, 49ers (vs. Cardinals) - 13 Points
50 Rushing Yards, 2 Catches, 20 Receiving Yards, 1 TD.
The Cardinals are fourth against the run, but Frank Gore should still be treated like an RB2.
Knowshon Moreno, RB, Broncos (vs. Jaguars) - 13 Points
50 Rushing Yards, 3 Catches, 20 Receiving Yards, 1 TD.
Knowshon Moreno is the lead dog in the backfield, but the Broncos have shown that they'll test out Montee Ball in a blowout.
DeMarco Murray, RB, Cowboys (vs. Redskins) - 13 Points
80 Rushing Yards, 6 Catches, 50 Receiving Yards.
Washington ranks 30th against the run.
Trent Richardson, RB, Colts (at Chargers) - 12 Points
50 Rushing Yards, 2 Catches, 10 Receiving Yards, 1 TD.
Regardless of whether or not Ahmad Bradshaw is in the lineup, Trent Richardson will always be a threat to score.
Arian Foster, RB, Texans (vs. Rams) - 12 Points
40 Rushing Yards, 3 Catches, 20 Receiving Yards, 1 TD.
Arian Foster has actually looked pretty decent the past couple of weeks.
C.J. Spiller, RB, Bills (vs. Bengals) - 8 Points
70 Rushing Yards, 1 Catch, 10 Receiving Yards.
C.J. Spiller's not fully healthy. He's a low-end RB2 at best.
Bilal Powell, RB, Jets (vs. Steelers) - 8 Points
60 Rushing Yards, 4 Catches, 20 Receiving Yards.
Now entrenched as the primary ball-carrier.
Giovani Bernard, RB, Bengals (at Bills) - 7 Points
40 Rushing Yards, 4 Catches, 30 Receiving Yards.
The Bills are decent against the run, so Giovani Bernard will have to do most of his damage as a receiver out of the backfield.