dirty weasel wrote:For those that factor injury and expected missed games into their stat projections, what number did you rank Priest Holmes last year? If you said you thought he'd miss half a season, like he did in 2004, that meant you woulda ranked him around 30th. Come on now. I can bet my life that he went no later than the 2nd round in every single fantasy draft in the entire world. Even with the injury risk he was still listed as a top 5 RB. So why the double standard with Kurt?
I dont think you can compare with Priest. Priest was in a situation to put up #1 RB PPG. That itself counts for a lot more than #1 QB numbers, let alone only top 10 QB numbers. Also, Larry Johnson was completely unproven, had a bad history (Penn State RBs haven't faired well), had spent a good deal of time in Vermeil's doghouse. Also, Priest had shown the ability to comeback from injuries that scared other people away (and went on to break the TD record after the first time people worried he was too injury prone due to his hip).
Warner on the other hand, has not been the same QB since his string of injuries the past few years, might put up top 5 QB numbers, but even that doesnt compare to top 5 RB numbers, has a guy behind him who is considered largely NFL ready and clearly is not in the coach's doghouse.
I have no doubt Warner will put up top 10 PPG while he's starting. I would just rather get a guy who can put up slightly less numbers who I don't need to handcuff for draft another similar level QB to gaurantee I have a starter.