i kinda grade RBs by tier.....
the top teir are the three studs based on last year's performances.....these are not only the best RBs, but among the best players in all of fantasy football...
the second group is guys who are at the top of the RB charts and have a possiblity of jumping into the top tier....(in no particular order)
jamal lewis (legal questions)
just to comment on williams, as someone said below, he had 1700 total yards and double digit TDs in a DOWN season...i think he gets underrated and could jump back to 2002 numbers. when faulk plays, he is still a stud.
group no. 3 are guys who are solid players and somewhat consistent. if they are your no. 2 back you have a great combo, but if they are your no. 1 back i think you are a little behind. some of these guys may sneak into group two, but they have little chance of group one.....course, they could also fall out pretty far as well...
tiki barber (barely here)
travis henry (the mcgahee effect??)
these are guys who MIGHT be in group 3, but there are just some questions about them....younger guys getting nod for first time, etc....
barber and henry might fit here as well
group 4 vets who have been productive but are slowing down....
group 4a: guys who have shown the potential to step up...but can they do it given the full time chance
i honestly think the key with RBs is that if you don't have a stud, you HAVE to watch the FA market for hot players.
i mean, guys like davis, westbrook, rudi and other players seem to pop up every season. even if its only for a 3-4 game stretch, these guys can make a difference.
homer jay simpson
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