011472 wrote:If you take '06 out of the mix, he's played in 13 or more games every year, with 1550 as his lowest number of total yards per season. With 63 tds in 84 games, he's proven to get in the end zone consistently. Even in '06 he had 7 tds in 8 starts before the injury.
He's suffered one major injury in his career, so IMO he does not deserve the "injury-prone" label he's carried around. After last season, he's shown that he's the man in Washington, both between the 20's and at the goal line. Zorn claims to love him and his offense should feature a lot of Portis.
Last year, Portis quietly managed to be a top 10 rb in most leagues despite a badly damaged offensive line. This year, with healthy linemen, there's no reason why he can move back into the top 5- remember, he was ranked either 4th or 5th when you drafted him in preseason '06.
Portis has consistently proven that he can carry the load. He may not put up the huge numbers you'd hope for from LT or ADP, but he should give you strong RB1 numbers from the turn.
You're rewriting a bit of history here. Their offensive line has the same problems that Portis has. I had him last year and was pleased with his production but he carries the Q for much of the season. Do you not remember worrying about his knees for the first 4 games last season, Betts spelling him consistently. If you look at the stats from last season, Portis had 8 games with less than 100 total yards and 5 of those games came without a TD. I realize that he had a total of over 1600 all purpose yards last season but he only had 4 100 yard rushing games. In PPR I think he'll perform to his draft position of 8-11th but without PPR, he'll be just cracking the top 10 again.... then theres the Q issue.
On top of that, I don't recall Jansen having a healthy season in 4 years along with Wade and Fabini.
I don't like that situation and that offense to begin with, and I'll be avoiding Portis unless he provides exceptional value in the late 2nd.