Free Bagel wrote:I'm not gonna argue that Mcgahee is overrated because personally I'm torn on that issue, but just something to throw out there.
Mcgahee ran for 100+ yards 7 times last year. Of those 7 games, here are the defenses he faced:
Of those 7 teams, only the Jets ranked in the top 20 (out of 32) in rushing defense.
In fact, the Browns, Fins, Rams, and Cards represent the teams ranked #32, #31, #29, and #27 respectively.
Against top defenses he put up:
Haven't seen his schedule for next year yet so this certainly isn't a break the bank type deal, but just something to throw out there.
It's on this note why I think McGahee is too overrated as well. I've seen him go as high as #2 overall (see Mock II), and that is utterly ridiculous. It is also for this reason I hope JJ follows up his rookie showing with a good year, so the critics will be quelled on him (he and McGahee are in a similar boat as far as this goes).
Point well taken about who he racked up those yards against last season, but they could once again be blessed with a pretty favorable schedule, and if that's the case, he may even better what he did last year vs. some of these pourous defensive units. Scheduling makes a difference when you are splitting hairs and ranking fantasy talent, IMO.