Saturday, October 29, 2011

Watch Ivory

I haven't had time to post much here this week.

Busy with stuff--aren't we all

I was going to comment on the Patriots Rob Gronkowski and BiBi Jones photo, but it is old news now.

So, my sleeper play of for last week was the Raiders RB Michael Bush.

He did well, but not in the scenario I had envisioned. 

The Raiders looked awful, Darren McFadden got hurt early, and Bush became to go-to guy even in a blowout loss.

As a long-term sleeper pickup, I like Saints RB Chris Ivory who was activated by the team this week (was recovering from a foot injury).

Last year, the undrafted Ivory was inserted into the lineup after injuries, and was fantastic--finishing the season with over 700 yards rushing and five touchdowns. 

Seattle head coach Pete Carroll called Ivory "a freak" after watching him perform in a game last season. 

The Saints have one of the most explosive passing games in the NFL, yet coaches would love to run the ball well too.

And they have not excelled at that thus far.

With RBs Ingram hurt, Thomas still trying to find his old form after injuries, and Sproles more of a complimentary back, Ivory's value as lead runner has appeal.

Look for him to play sparingly this week, but watch for Ivory as the Saints search for a favorite in their run game.

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