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Postby MadScott » Wed Apr 06, 2005 3:07 pm

no1cowboysfan wrote:
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:

Miami (111yds)
Arizona (102yds)
NYJ (132yds)
STL (100yds)
Seattle (116yds)
Cleveland (105yds)
SF (102yds)

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:
Baltimore 58yds
NE 37yds
Pitt 79yds

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.
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Postby Kensat30 » Wed Apr 06, 2005 4:23 pm

If you gamble on Mcgahee, you're gambling on JP Losman as well. Next year is an odd year for Mould's if you follow that. Oh yeah, will the Bills score 10+ defensive and special team TDs again in 2005 to keep them in games?

Mcgahee got a huge workload in 11 games last year to make him a top RB, but can he average 25+ carries a game with all these factors considered? Highly unlikely IMO. I sure hope the Bills O-line has improved along with Mcgahee's ypc average if he's going to be a top5 RB for next year....
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