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As it is a little early in the season to talk about trades I would like to pick your brain about first overall draft picks. This season I am lucky / unlucky enough to have first pick in my league which half point PPR and has 12 owners. This is also a keeper league which makes Adrian Peterson., Arian Foster, Doug Martin, Jamaal Charles and Lesean McCoy unavailable. I assume obvious choices would be Lynch, Rice, CJ Spiller, or Trent Richardson. Any thoughts?
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Thank you for submitting your draft question! For starters you are quite fortunate to have the 1st pick of the first round. I think that given your league’s scoring system (.5 point PPR) and the keepers currently off the board the clear cut top option has to be Ray Rice. Whoever threw him back either had a better option to keep or simply does not know what he or she is doing! Ray Rice hauled in 75 receptions on a whopping 83 targets last year, second in the league only to Darren Sproles in both categories. The difference between Sproles and Rice is obvious the rushing yards which Sproles lacks hence his lower draft day price tag. Of the players on the list provided the next closest player involved in the passing game would be CJ Spiller with 43 receptions on 57 targets - big difference! Take Ray Rice and enjoy your 2013 success. With the depleted Baltimore receiving corp. Rice's targets and receptions should only go up. The rushing will be there with any of the players you mentioned but the uptick in the passing game is unlikely to be replicated by the other options currently on the table.
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