irishboy wrote:alexander's in a better offense but is very inconsistent; he might be better hits year but deuce is definitely the safer pick
The whole "Alexander is inconsistent" argument spawned from his play in 2002 and now, is one of the biggest myths in fantasy football, especially when comparing him to Deuce McAllister. I'm going to keep this short, because it seems like there's 800 Shaun vs. Deuce threads (it also seems like I've posted in all of them).
The main point is that unless Deuce improves his TD total this year (he manages a miserable 8 scores in 2003), there's no way he can contend with Alexander fantasy-wise. I'm somewhat bewildered by all of this McAllister-hype considering Alexander outscored him in just about every scoring system last year.
Alexander scored at least one score in 13 of 16 games last season. Considering that TD's are the key to fantasy football success, this is about as consistent are you can get. Meanwhile, Deuce McAllister only scored a touchdown in five of sixteen games.
To me, this is the definition of being inconsistent.
Deuce disappeared during the last weeks of the fantasy football season, aka the fantasy playoff time. In the last four games of the regular season, Deuce has 0 TD's combined. Also, he had only 69, 80, 50, and 49 yards in each game respectively. Again, how can you say he's more consistent than Alexander if he is a no show in the most critical time in the season?
Now, you may say that this was last year and that he is bound to improve. He may, but I don't see any reason to believe that he will improve enough to be worth more than Shaun. Alexander is in a far better offense, with more red zone chances, goalline chances, and with more time of possession. Also, a better QB and arguably better WR's.