10 Responses to “Draft Day Debate – C.J. Spiller vs. Jahvid Best”

  1. lou says:

    cj spiller all the way

  2. Scott says:

    I’ve got Best #2 in the draft (Mathews, Best, Bryant), I’ma big Jim Schwartz fan and I think Buffalo is a train wreck.

  3. Knucklehead says:

    Great analysis! Detroit has the most upside not only with Best but with the other key players on the team. Perhaps just one more year away from a winning season depending on this years line.

  4. ken haworth says:

    I think the only other comparison you would want to consider is ‘Long Term Value’ or something along those lines. Spiller’s value is limited by the current situation but one or two tears from now – the team will probably add new QB, WR etc…

    Just a thought

  5. DFins says:

    Great breakdown of what any seasoned FF Team Owner should instinctively know. Best is “best” mostly because of the situation even if Spiller were to edge him out of a few categories. You can’t draft players based on potential injury concerns.

  6. Camperhead says:

    I had the same thought as Ken Haworth above. Given that we’re all about the dynasty format here, I can only assume that the author’s conclusion applies to the long term. I have no doubt that Best is the better bet to produce in 2010, but this is the first place I’ve seen him graded ahead of Spiller in terms of keeper value. Since Best is not only in a better current situation, but the core of that “situation” is also made up of young players on the rise, I guess it makes sense.

  7. Elwood says:

    I disagree about the production being a push. CJ Spiller did it for 4 years in college without major injury and J. Best had the great 2008 and was having a great 2009 until the injury. Athought Best’s production was better, he only did a 1-1/2. I think CJ SPiller is extremely talented and a safer pick long term.

  8. dan says:

    so are you implying that having the 4th pick in dyansty league that Spiller should go 4th?, that is where i am sitting this year. i figure our draft will go matthews/bryant or vice versa, then it gets murky, you get choices like Best, Spiller{speed guys} Tate and Hardesty{more power type} or does one of the QB’s come into play, the other recievers are more second round and beyond players. i do like Bests’ situation much better, but he gets hurt alot. would it be too much of a reach to take Tate or Hardesty that early?

  9. Having the 4th pick may be a curse or a blessing depending on how you look at it. In one sense, in believing that the first tier of this draft is 4 players deep, you don’t have to worry about who take as you take whoever falls from the group of Mathews, Bryant, Best and Spiller. But on the other hand, you don’t get to choose either if you have, say, Best ranked higher than Spiller and really want him. If you can get Best at #4, you should be thrilled, I could see him going as high as #2 rather easily.

    I’d like to put Tate in that top tier and if you wanted to take Tate over a Spiller, you certainly could but I wouldn’t be able to do it myself. While I’m not a huge fan of Spiller as a full time RB, he’s going to get plenty of opportunities in multiple phases and Fred Jackson is 29. Lynch should be out of BUF before preseason. Spiller is going to get his chances.

  10. Chris R says:

    I agree with Jeff, top 4 sits with Mathews, Dez, Best, Spiller and you take who falls. If you want Tate I’d probably trade down 1 spot as guys have been overspending to get into the top 4.

    Spiller’s situation isn’t great but being a dynasty I could care less about that, I value pure talent 10x over a situation.

    Remember how bad Detroit was when Calvin Johnson went there? Now all of a sudden people are all over that offense and in love with their potential in just a few years. Spiller was scoring catching passes, running, returning kicks, pretty much anytime he touched the football, you should be happy to take him at the #4 spot, and I could see someone taking him over Best too.

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