GreatestShowOnEarth wrote:Westbrook- Yes he is the entire Philly offense. He puts up lots of yardage and lots of receptions. This year he showed that he can be a traditional feature back. BUT this year was also the first year that Westy didnt miss significant time due to injury. I love his numbers from last year but his knees concern me.
bobbing_headz wrote:Westbrook: A safer pick in that when he's healthy he produces. The only problem is he can't stay healthy. That's probably the sole reason I wouldn't take him. This season was the sole anomaly among a sea of injury marred ones.
this is a common misconception about westbrook... in his first season as the starting RB in 2004, he missed just 1 out of 17 games (including the 3 postseason games) due to injury.. he was benched the last 2 weeks as the Eagles had wrapped up home field and I think people for one reason or another seem to forget that this was not by any means, an injury-riddled season...
in 2005, he did miss the last 4 games due to injury, no argument from me there... and this season, he played 17 out of 18 games (including 2 postseason games)... 2 of his past 3 seasons, which are his only 3 seasons being the starting RB, he has missed only one game due to injury
in PPR, I probably put westbrook at #4... gore had a monster season and still finished behind westy in points despite playing one more game and despite westy being benched the last week of the season in the 1st quarter after dallas lost to detroit... fwp wasn't all that close in scoring to gore or westy and I don't see him closing the gap.. he's also way too inconsistent in my book to be rated that highly.. he had too many single digit point weeks including 3 weeks under 6 points.. in contrast, westbrook didn't have a single week under 10 points except week 17 when he was benched as the eagles clinched home field with the dallas loss