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Julius Jones vs. Edgerrin James


When the Seattle Seahawks released T.J. Duckett, it made drafting Julius Jones a bit more palatable. When they signed Edgerrin James, it seemed Jones became all-but expendable.

As James told reporters: "There are not 32 backs out there who are better than me."

Fantasy experts aren't buying it. It's not that they are high on Jones; it's more like they don't think James is a viable fantasy option considering he's 31 and has amassed nearly 3,000 carries. ranks Jones at No. 43, with his stock going down. It ranks James No. 47, with his stock rising. didn't necessarily devalue Jones but had this to say about James: While James is 31 years old and carries a lot of mileage, he enters a backfield where he could win carries with Julius Jones and T.J. Duckett as the top two backs. Watch his progress the next two weeks in training camp."

Fantasy Football Today writes: James "has little fantasy value unless a significant injury occurs to Jones . . ."

Despite durabiliy issues early in his career, Jones has missed one game over the past three seasons, so don't count on it, and don't waste a meaningful pick on James.

By Gene Wang  |  August 25, 2009; 4:30 PM ET  | Category:  Fantasy Football Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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