Ofcourse all things equal, you want a better o-line. But for guys like Barkley and DJ who are elite pass catchers, they negate the bad O-line. Do you know what Cardinals Oline ranked the year he lit the league on fire and scored 20 TDs? Ranked 26/32. Guess what they rank this year? 27/32. I’m still taking all the shares of DJ I can get.
Having a good QB always helps open up the field but end of the day, because they don’t have a great QB, guys like Barkley and DJ are going to get 25-30 touches a game. That type of volume is not replaceable.
I don’t predict injuries and you shouldn’t either. You want guys with high volume. And barkley has no injury history so I wouldn’t worry about it. If you were worried about injuries, you wouldn’t draft Bell. But I’m still taking bell 1.01 in all ppr redrafts.
Don’t draft handcuffs. That’s for losers. Only draft handcuffs once you’re closer to playoffs and you just need to protect your starting roster. Especially handcuffs as useless as Jonathan stewart. If Barkley goes down, tbh, your season is probably over. Hard to recover from that. Handcuffing with JStew isn’t going to do a damn thing. Go draft other peoples handcuffs. So if they’re starters go down, you just won the lottery and lucked into another starting RB.