ttwarrior1 wrote:its mainly because the d line of the raiders is actually good and tough to run on, kind of like denver. Cutler and the broncos knew they could pass on the raiders overrated secondary and week linebackers.
Both D's sucked against the run last year. That's partly why the Raiders brought in Gibril Wilson (who should be huge if you use a DB spot in IDP leagues).
Rnk Team Att Yds Yd/Att Yd/game
30 Denver 501 2282 4.6 142.6
31 Oakland 486 2334 4.8 145.9
It wasn't real pretty fantasy wise (except maybe for Pittman owners) - but Oakland ran for 150 yds, Denver ran for 142 so that was pretty typical.
I was a little disappointed neither team seemed real intent on finding 'the guy' at RB. I have a hard time believing the Raiders went into the year thinking Fargas would get 20 carries a game - or Denver went in wanting to get Michael Pittman as many carries as supposed starter Selvin Young.