DJ is what we hope Barkely will be. An elite runner and elite receiver. A completely dominant RB. I’ll take the guy I know is genuinely great every time, and would be very willing to bet that on the per game production between the two.
As for Gordon, he’s a fine player, and I actually like him a good deal this year, but I don’t think he’s special and I think Guice can be. Since you’re taking a risk on a rookie vs a proven vet either way, I’d be more willing to take the upside gamble with the non-elite player than the bona fide top tier stud.
As for Julio, I agree that he’s better than Evans, but I don’t think it’s a huge margin (for fantasy puposes), and I don’t think it’s going to be that way very long. Jones is starting to get to the point where elite athleticism starts to fade, and it often goes fast. Further, he was outside the top 25 in consistency last year and while he finished higher than Evans on the year, he ranked outside of the top 20 PPR wideouts in 11 of his 16 games, and 20 percent of his total fantasy points came in just one game. In other words, he killed you last year. Evans was obviously a disappointment last year, but he still finished better from a consistency standpoint and was the WR1 the previous year, so we know he has that in him.