shamus wrote:This is why I don't ask for advice from this board!
Everyone here is so freaking fickle and and doesn't have any patience at all. I hate how people overreact.
Frank Gore not in the top 10 because of one bad week???
This guy has performed and is a stud!
There can be good arguments made for either side on that. You could make the argument that people are too fickle for putting him in the top 10 after 2 games against horrendous defenses. And that he failed his first test against an actual good defense. He is also injured a bit currently and he has fumbled at the goal line twice now. There are arguments on both sides, don't act like Gore is some fantasy god now that couldn't possibly be outside the top 10.
And you also shouldn't generalize the whole board by a few posts from only a few members, it seems that someone else here is overreacting a bit.....
That being said, here is my top 10:
1. LaDanian Tomlinson
- Clearly the #1 here, no one even comes close right now.
2. Larry Johnson
- Hasn't produced the TDs yet, mainly because that KC offense isn't looking too great yet. Still too talented to have any lower than this.
3. Clinton Portis
- Has looked good so far in his return from injury and already has 3 TDs on the season. So much for the concerns about TJ Duckett. With Al Saunders as the OC, that offense is just going to keep improving all season with Portis as the focal point.
4. Steven Jackson
- Sure he hasn't scored a TD yet, but he has looked very good so far. I'd rather have a RB like him who is getting the yardage and playing well than getting poor yardage but a TD or 2. I think the TDs will start to come more and more as the Rams are also implementing a new offense this year.
5. Rudi Johnson
- He's been good so far, but he simply has a brutal schedule coming up. With Chris Perry coming back soon, it could eat into his production just a bit.
6. Tiki Barber
- He has struggled more because of the poor play of the Giants defense and the good play of the opposing offenses. They have just gotten down early and have been forced to pass a lot to stay in the game, leaving the running game out of it. Significantly lower caliber offenses on the dockett in the next few games after the bye.
7. Warrick Dunn
- He has looked good so far this year. I think he is finally going to get a TD or two starting this week against the Cards. Same as with players like Jackson and Tiki, eventually the TDs will come with the solid yardage production.
8. Brian Westbrook
- I'm not a huge fan of Westbrook and still don't think he'll last the season because he is extremely injury prone, but his numbers so far have been too good to ignore. Although playing Houston and SF in 2 of your first 3 games doesn't hurt much.
9. Willie Parker
- I think his one bad game can be attributed significantly to just fantastic play by the Jacksonville defense and just a poor all around game for the PIT offense. He looked very good against Cincy, even grabbing a couple TDs which bodes well for future performances.
10. Edgerrin James
- He has been solid so far in zona, 231 yds and 2 TDs rushing with 51 yds receiving, and with the poor play of the Cardinal QBs, I think you'll see an increased workload for him.
Didn't quite make it:
- Just couldn't put him ahead of these other guys with the injury. A healthy Alexander most certainly is on my list in the top 5.
- He looked good in his first 2 games against terrible run defenses, but didn't perform great in his first real test against Philly. It's tough to say if he's for real for this season, and is also struggling with a rib injury.
- The problem really isn't Brown, it's the horrendous play of Daunte Culpepper and the Miami O-Line. If something doesn't improve there, it will be a long year for Brown this year.
- Extremely talented RB, but just doesn't have the supporting cast to put up consistent numbers in Buffalo. Tough guy to depend on even with a somewhat difficult matchup.