Lordrevolution wrote:I say he falls out of the top 10 backs. No D, means they're playing from behind. No real QB means no passing game to keep opposing teams honest.
That's sort of a self-contradiction.
In any case, when you're playing from behind you want to get the ball to your best player, who just so happens to be LJ. It just means they'll be completing short passes to him instead of handoffs.
LJ put up 87 total yards vs. Chicago, which was more than a quarter of Kansas City's total yardage and is a respectable number against Chicago's defense. He put up another 87 total yards vs. Houston, which was more than a third of Kansas City's total yardage and is an acceptable if not spectacular number against Houston's good front 4. He had 10 total receptions in those two games, which is an added plus in PPR leagues.
With LJ being such a big part of Kansas City's offense, what happens when they start playing against Oakland, Green Bay, Denver, Indianapolis, and Tennessee, none known for their prowess at stopping the run and limiting total yardage?
Ask yourself this. If he had found his way into the endzone once in each game, would we be having a mass LJ panic attack right now? 87 total yards and a TD in a game for two weeks in a row isn't grounds for a bust alert. 87 yards per game turns out to be almost 1500 all-purpose yards - and that's assuming that he continues at the pace he's been going at against Houston and Chicago, and he'll undoubtedly pick up the pace when Kansas City's schedule gets easier after they finish out their tough streak at Jacksonville in week 5.