Hawks4Life wrote:Im not guessing injury by schedule...im guessing it by his past, his age, his durability concerns...the chargers didnt give sproles 6.6 million because they thought LT was unstoppable...schedule is pretty obvious, they play the Steelers, Giants, Eagles, Titans, Ravens...those are games where everyone gets beat up. If the chargers defense gets somewhere near where it was a couple years ago then I trust LT a lot more, but there is obvious reasons why he is no longer considered a top tier rb...I dont care what he did last season. The guy averaged under 4 yards per carry last year, he only broke 100 yards rushing in 2 games!!! He has been steadily heading downhill for the past 3 seasons...6 games last year he didnt even break 3ypc...what makes you guys really think he is going to do good?
his past? durability concerns? LT has only missed 1 (ONE!!!!) game in his entire career! Yes he turns 30 this season, but there are 0 (ZERO!) indicators that he is going to take a big dive this season. Have you even seen LT play? You can't pass a guy based on his schedule, that is a good way to shoot yourself in the foot. If anything, LT plays the chiefs, broncos, and raiders twice each. Why no mention of that? He is still considered a top tier RB by many, so I don't know where you say he is no longer considered one. He is actually a huge sleeper candidate to where he is being drafted. He is coming off a turf toe injury that doesn't linger and has never had a major injury his entire career. I am dumbfounded by some peoples thoughts!
Heading downhill for the last 3 seasons? Yes downhill, but his downhill is higher than most peoples career years!
2008 - 1536 total yds 12 TDs (WITH TURF TOE!!)
2007 - 1949 total yds 18 TDs
2006 - 2323 total yds 31 TDs
It sounds like you are just throwing stuff out there to make yourself believe this guy is worthless. I hope my league mates feel the same way and I get him in the mid to late 1st round! I have him as my #3 RB in redraft this season and feel he could be the #1 RB by seasons end!
At the #7 pick, this guy is an absolute STEAL!