knapplc wrote:I know I'm in the minority with this opinion, but I think Jamal is ready to jump back up to elite status - say, the Jackson/Rudi/Edge tier. He's done rehabbing that ankle, his legal troubles are behind him, he finally has a QB that will command some respect from opposing Ds and he's only three years removed from his 2,000 yard season.
He could just as easily struggle and lose carries to Anderson, but I'm banking on a good year from him.
I don't disagree, but there's no reason to rank him in the top 10 this year based on last year's horrid performance. For your own draft sheet, you might rank him there, but with a special eye towards plindsey's previous post about VBD/your rankings versus ADP. Jamal is pretty much in a free fall and in most leagues won't get drafted before late 2nd - 4th round, approximately. In other words, you're wasting value if you pick him in the first, as you should be able to get him later than the first.
As for my own agreements/disagreements, I love Rudi Johnson's consistency, but I would not be able to pull the trigger on Rudi with Edge still on the board, even with the question marks in Arizona. I think Dom. Davis and Westbrook belong in the same tier, given that when healthy, they both are yardage machines with their combo yards, but both do have health consistency questions. I also think that Droughns belongs in the Dunn/McGahee/Jamal tier.
Generally speaking though, I think its a good list.