UNDEFEATED wrote:Over the summer, i was a major hater of westbrook. I consistently dropped him in my rankings and voiced my opinion of how overrated he is. Just like this thread is doing. But boy was i wrong.
What does it matter if he doesn't rush for 80-100 yards a game. Last I checked rec yards are worth just the same. And he leads the league in rb receptions AGAIN.
Westybrook is a yardage whore. He puts up numbers all the time. And he is explosive.
rankings by year
Not only is he under-rated but he is improving every year.
Its not only about mcnabb the offense fits him and mcnabb perfectly.
Westbrook is underrated big time IMO.
As you can see in the above post he was a top 10 back last year and will be again this year.
I liken it to Tiki Barber and Warrick Dunn. People just can't get over the fact that they don't get 20+ carries a game.
What they don't factor in is that they will generally have at least 50 rushing and 50 receiving every week. Throw in a TD and you are looking at some nice numbers each week.
In my league (1 point every 10 rush/rec, 6 points per TD) Westbrook has scored as follows:
16, 17, 32, 6, 3, 9, 15, 7, 17 = 7th ranked RB
That puts him ahead of guys like Portis, McGahee, and R. Johnson who were all probably drafted ahead of Westbrook.
2004 - 1511 total yards and 9 TD's
2005 so far - 924 total yards and 6 TD's and he still has 7 games left.