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Turner, Bush see value shift in PPR leagues

Updated: August 28, 2009, 5:17 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
I'm well aware that point-per-reception leagues are all the rage right now in fantasy football, and many of you are looking for advice for those and a lot of other formats. We tend to discuss the standard formats the most, and for good reason, since they are the most popular ones at ESPN Fantasy. I play in other formats as well, and will relate stories from those leagues from time to time. My first PPR draft of the season came Thursday, and you can read our draft recap on our fantasy pages soon.

To me, there are two names that really stand out as having vastly different values between a standard league draft and a PPR draft: Michael Turner and Reggie Bush. One of them is so overrated in this format he becomes underrated, and the other is just the opposite. Can you guess which is which?

I'll help you out. I am well aware Turner caught fewer passes all of last season than Andre Johnson did in 10 individual games, but it's not like Turner is going to stink in other areas this season. He's going to gain a lot of yards and score a lot of touchdowns, enough that I call him the No. 2 player on the board in a standard format, and colleague Matthew Berry swears by him at first overall. It would be nice to spend a first-round pick on a running back who can catch the ball -- a PPR format really adjusts the value of LaDainian Tomlinson, Brian Westbrook and others -- but the stats Turner does provide remain valuable. He's just not a top-10 guy in this format.

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