Jimboozie wrote:Pretty good list. Here's a few noticeable tweaks I would make with it....
4. Larry Johnson - Worried about the holdout, the Chiefs line and offense, and the fact he touched the ball 800+ times over the last two seasons
7. Shaun Alexander - I'd drop him down below Parker and Bush in a PPR league. Alexander just doesn't catch many balls.
15. Maurice Jones-Drew - Bump him up in a PPR league. He can do it all and Jags have a great line and easy schedule. No other RB tore it up down the stretch (besides LT and SJax) like he did last season.
23. LaMont Jordan - Lamont Jordan over Marion Barber? Eek.
28. Marion Barber III - He'll have a bigger role in the offense. TDs will remain high but he will rack up better yardage numbers.
I agree on the LJ and SA points. I'm not convinced that MJD should be bumped up as much as I think Ronnie Brown should be bumped down. Even though I think he's probably got the skills to be a top 10 RB, the truth is he's got one of the worst O-lines in the league to deal with. Maybe Cam Cameron can do something with them, but I would prefer to take a wait-and-see approach--might be be the "home run" strategy people use, but it's certainly not the "crash and burn" method either.
I disagree with Jordan and Barber however. I don't think Barber is going to see an increased role. As a matter of fact, I think he'll see a significant decrease. There's no way he reproduces the number of TDs he had last year, and I think with Julius Jones on a contract year the Cowboys might consider running him into the ground this year and saving Barber for next season.
LaMont Jordan, on the other hand, may actually have a little more offensive stability this year which will give him a chance to return back to form. It wasn't too long ago that people thought of him as a solid RB2 and he very well could return to form his season. I think he might be a late mid-round steal.