Goatwhacker wrote:Great post - appreciate the work you clearly put into it. Most of it I agree with but Barlow? He's a bad RB on a bad team, the only plus is that he's a starter. Maybe in certain formats I could see picking him up, but if you're looking for some gamble-type late picks I would let somebody else pick up Barlow. Personally I think Barlow may go too high in some drafts, where some less-well-informed people pick him up purely on his starter status. Yardage-wise he was 25th last year among RBs so I'm guessing he'll show up on some draft sheets on people who don't do much homework.
Ouch...I've already drafted Barlow for one league that I am in.
He is certainly better than RBs in a rbbc. Also 25th in yardage isn't so bad if you are in a 12 team league that starts 2 rb and one flex. Of course you are leaving out his TDs and ignoring the potential that he showed the year before.
I like Barlow this year. A few improvements to the O-Line, a $6.5 million off season bonus and a bounce back year make Barlow a solid #2 rb in my books. He'll do better than a lot of these rookies being taken ahead of him, guys like Benson, Brown, Arrington and Williams.