Guttpuppy wrote:I'm not gonna nitpick over 2nd tier RBs here but I've been saying it since he was traded.Portis is not top3 material.
He could break Top5 with a good preseason and that's pushing it,lots of stuff going on with his situation but it seems that some aren't seeing this,same guys that have Boldin still in the Top10 WRs.
Yeah, the new team is a big question mark with Portis, and I can see taking Green, Alexander or McAllister over him, but really every top RB has some questions surrounding him, and I don't think Portis has anymore so.
LT: Will overuse, and complete lack of a respectable passing game catch up to him?
Priest: Wrong side of 30, and his fantasy value is primarily from the copius amounts of TDs, because he isn't that great of a yardage machine anymore. If those dip into the teens, he could fall out of the top 5.
Green: With Favre's thumb healthy, will they use him as much? Was 2003 a break through or a career year?
Alexander: Game to game consistency is still an issue, but I probably see Alexander as the safest RB pick.
McAllister: Coming off minor knee surgery, lack of TDs last year, plus the fact he has gone AWOL in the fantasy playoffs two years in a row. Inconsistent
Lewis: Will lack of QB/WR mean he gets shut down more? Will he be in jail by the time the season starts?
Boldin I am not that worried about, and I think he belongs between the 8th and 12 WRs on the board. I don't agree with the notion that he'll lose signifigant yardage because Fitzgerald is there, because with the system of their new head coach, they are likely to also throw more than they did last year. Moss and Carter both put up 1000+ seasons for a number of seasons under Green, and even before Moss came into the league, there was most years a WR opposite Carter that would still put up huge numbers, all the while with a very questionable QB situation. I think he'll see fewer yards but a few more TDs. I think 80 rec, 1100 yds, 9 TDs is a reasonable expectation for Boldin, and those are top 10 WR numbers.