Mookie4ever wrote:Why would anyone have him in the top ten RBs?
Errr, maybe because he's been a top 10 back every year he's been a starter?
Mookie4ever wrote:Nobody had more carries than him last year. Nobody had more carries than him the year before that. Over the past three years nobody comes close to his total carries.
More carries=more yards=more td chances. The whole "wearing down" thing is overhyped. He's what, 26?
Everyone's favorite age for RB's to decline is 30. It's not like he's had more carries in his career than the guys out there that are 28/29...
In fantasy football, carries are a good thing..
Mookie4ever wrote:The woefully incompetent Miami O-line has been completely overhauled (with the exception of T Wade Smith). But is it better? Ah…no.
You said it yourself, "The woefully incompetent Miami O-line has been completely overhauled."
Sure, maybe it's not better, but who knows, maybe it is. Even if it's not, it was as bad as it can get last year, and he still finished with top 10 production.
Mookie4ever wrote:Please don’t mention David Boston.
Well, as much as I hate to do it, and as much as I agree with you about Boston...new QB, new offensive coordinator. Maybe they will get a passing game going and Ricky will take off. Maybe they won't, but once again, they had no passing game last year and Ricky still finished with top 10 numbers.
Again, the O-line and offense have been revamped. Maybe it'll be better, but it certainly can't get any worse. He's put up top 10 numbers every year he's been a starter, and he has shown his upside to be very very high.
The problem people had with Ricky wasn't that he didn't put up top 10 numbers last year, it's that he didn't put up top 2 numbers, since that's where he was being drafted.
Just a fun little fact for you since I know you like Mr. Alexander so much:
Ricky 2002: 2200yds 17 TD's
Alexander 2002: 1600yds 18 TD's
Ricky 2003: 1750yds 10 TD's
Alexander 2003: 1600yds 16 TD's
In terms of fantasy points, Alexander's 2003 season was about 21 points better than Ricky's.
Now, I seem to recall a certain thread where you were making a big deal out of Portis having "only" 175 yds more than Alexander. 175yds=17.5 pts.
So, the difference between Portis and Alexander in 2003 is roughly the same as the difference between Alexander and Ricky in 2003, yet you're trying to claim Alexander as being a better pick than Portis (and hence putting Alexander in the top 5) while at the same time trying to argue that Ricky should be placed outside the top 10?
Like you said, Ricky had a 3.5ypc last year, that's pretty much as low as it gets for a starting RB, so even at worse case and he stays the same, he's just as close to Alexander as Alexander is to Portis.
Now, of course, we've all seen Ricky's upside.