Wenchtamer wrote:Let me attempt to dispel the "McGahee is a threat" beliefs out there.
McGahee vultured 5 TDs in the first 3 games. After Week 3 is when the team took the reins off Rice. Just look at it as the Ravens easing Rice into the starting role.
For the next 7 games, McGahee did not have a rushing touchdown.
Then McGahee gets 1 consecutive weeks against Green Bay and Pitt. Ok, that happened.
Then McGahee gets 2 against Detroit...AFTER Ray got his
to the tune of 220 total yards and a touch.
McGahee then doesn't get one until the final game of the season, where they were clearly preserving Rice for the playoffs.
As far as I'm concerned, as a guy who owned Rice in 4 out of 5 leagues last year (Inc 2 dynasties) and saw how the season went, McGahee only stole TWO touchdowns from "Starter" Ray Rice!
If Willis McGahee is keeping you from drafting Ray Rice, well...he shouldn't be.
That pretty much sums it up.
Anquan Boldin will get open so theoretically Flacco won't have to "check down" as often, meaning Rice may see a decline of 10-20% in receptions. But that's not for sure, just a possibility. But even at 50+ receptions, he's still a monster.