FatFoot wrote:On draft day, I was all about Holmes (and failed to get him in any league) and I have to say, I'm really surprised at how much less effective Roethlisberger has been this year, as compared to last year. Last year I was honestly blown away by Ben's output. It was a pass-first offense, because FWP sucked so badly. This season FWP has been better, for the most part... so maybe that explains some of it... but Holmes isn't valuable unless Ben is kicking.
Parker led the league in rushing until he got hurt so I wouldn't say he had an awful year, and Pittsburgh was still 2nd in the league in rushing attempts. He did struggle near the stripe and that infalted Big Ben's numbers a lot. His yardage total was pretty mediocre but he tossed a lot of TD's, a number that should come down to the norm this year. Ben still has a passer rater near 100, he is just getting no time to throw thanks to his O-Line and that's devastating to a deep threat like Holmes.
I think Holmes will bounceback just fine, but I'd take Chambers at this point. If LT's toe problem lingers the Chargers will lean more heavily on the pass and Chambers has proven he can produce in an bad situation (Miami) so he could post very good numbers with a full year in San Diego.