Droughns value plummeted this offseason for me. I liked what he did last year and what he has shown as a player in the past couple seasons, but with all those incidents strung together in the offseason...
And he is on the Brown's after all, who are starting a raw QB in 2006 with no real backup option. JP Losman anyone? Many people are calling Frye the "franchise" QB, but I'm still not buying that 100%, and I'm not buying a Brown's turnaround for at least another couple years.
Talk around town has the Brown's RB position MUCH more open to competition after the Droughn's "incidents" as well. In the end, I think William Green has just as much potential to succeed as Droughns this year, and Suggs is probably the most talented of the bunch, albeit the most fragile as well. After possible cut/trade of one of the 3, and the preseason it will be a little more clear, but I really am not feeling the Cleveland RB position at all this season. The real appeal to Droughns earlier in the offseason was that he was looking like a solid workhorse RB in that offense, but that is no longer the case IMO.
I'll pass on Droughns in all formats at this point, which makes FWP the selection by default. And even though I think FWP is a talented RB, I would have choosen the third option over him if there was a third option. I'm just not sold on FWP as the answer for the Steeler's system both short and long term. For 2006, he seems like a "Cadillac Williams-lite" for me in 2006, and I personally have Caddy slotted as a late 2nd round pick at best in redrafts. I see him losing some serious scoring opportunities to other RBs, including the majority of goalline carries. FWP= Head of RBBC material at best with ~0% of becoming a "featured" RB.
And long term, FWP looks like he could get passed over mighty quick if Pitt can slot in a successfull grinder and work him into the offense more and more over the next couple years. Ideally, I think Pitt seems FWP as a Tatum Bell type specialist, and NOT the 1st and 2nd down horse.
Ulitmately, both of Droughns/Parker are going way too high for my tastes right now in both redraft and dynasty. I'm just not seeing the high upside potential nor the job security that I look for in a RB both long and short term.