biju wrote:As of right now, Benson is clearly the better option.
But even if Williams wins the job outright he's still going to split carries so I don't see more than 250 carries for the season. I think that would have him at somewhere between 1000 and 1050 yards on the season. Add in about 45 catches for about 300 yards. Total TDs somewhere around 9. I think that puts him right around the same level as Benson who I have at:
In other words, Benson is the safer pick IMO.
Doh! Didn't see the Dynasty
part of the question before. With this in mind you need to consider where each players' team is heading. I'm not a fan of either team, but I would have to say that the Bears are clearly the up-and-coming team as opposed to the Panthers, who continue to fall downward in power rankings.
Williams might very well become the long term single back, but as long as Fox is coaching there will be some sort of split and possibly even a vulture back a la Stephen Davis.
On the other hand, Benson hasn't really proven much yet. I have him at 1,400 total yards but I also believe that could swing 300 yards in either direction. He could prove to be just a placeholder until the Bears make a move two years later to get that stud back they thought they had with Benson. But he could also become a very solid back and for now the Bears brass seems to believe in him, otherwise they would have re-signed Thomas Jones.