Kensat30 wrote: davidmarver wrote: Kensat30 wrote: deluxe_247 wrote:
Kensat30 wrote: Take away those 500 yards and 5 TDs in two games and Lewis is only at 1500/9 TDs on 14 games.
and thats a bad thing
That's about the same totals Rudi Johnson put up last year. I don't see anyone ranking him in the top5 RBs this season.
Yeah, but you removed Jamal Lewis' best two games. I don't think there's a running back whose top two games last season you can remove who would stay in the top five.
I said in 14 games, figure he had two good games instead of 2 amazing games and his numbers look like 1700/10. Basically the same as Rudi Johnsons 1600/12 last year.
So instead you randomly figure what YOU think he could do against them and base your opinion on that. To at least try to be fair, why not take away Rudi's two best games.
Rudi had 1538 yards, not 1600, when you round, you round to whats closest not just up. So, in 04 Rudi had 1538 yards total and 12 TDs.
Now take away Rudi's best 2 games last year: 1237 yards and 7 TDs. (I took out his two best in fantasy terms).
Now lets look at Lewis, his totals in 03, which you're comparing were: 2271 yards and 14 TDs. Take away his two best games and he's got 1750 yards and 10 TDs. So in your opinion if he had two "good" games he wouldnt have scored a single TD and would've gotten -50 yards? I'd love to see those projections.
So, do I want the RB who had 1750/10 in 14 games, or the one that had 1237/7 in 14. That's a 513 yard and 3 TD difference (pending your league settings it should be 43 or 69 point difference, a substantial amount), and Lewis lost a lot more by having his two best removed in this comparison.
Lewis is straight up a better RB and better fantasy RB than Rudi. In a league granting 1 point per 10 yards, 6 points per TD scoring system, which is very standard, Rudi finishes 8th overall with his 1600/12 from last year. DD with 1776 yards and 14 TDs would've come in 5th amongst RBs. So, Jamal would presumably need 1800 total yards and 14 TDs to be top 5. That's not out of reach for a guy who in his last full season topped 2200 yards.