I have to agree that this is an indicator that the Chiefs are worried about Holmes' status at this point. I think this drops Holmes off the fantasy charts for this year, although people will no doubt gamble on him. Very rarely is any RB at the top of the fantasy heap for long; it's time to write off the real Holmes and look for This Year's Priest Holmes. Many of last year's big names are going into this season with huge question marks over their heads. RBs will have to be pretty thin for me to take Holmes in the first couple of rounds.
I expect Travis Henry to be this year's Priest Holmes; similar situation, he's coming off a big year and alot of people will think it was just a fluke season. He feels pressure now from the Bills taking a RB in the first round. With Price gone, I suspect that Moulds and Henry will pick up most of the slack and that Reed will have a roller coaster season as double coverage on Moulds forces alot of plays his way. In 2004, Reed will own, but I think this year he has some very big shoes to fill and it's going to be tough to handle. Look for Henry to get more scores this year.
For folks who don't like to gamble (IE everyone who drafted Ricky Williams last year), LDT is obviously the safe bet.
I'm a big believer in the Stud Running Back theory and I can tell you that I'm hoping that I don't draft higher than like 4th this year in any of my leagues because there isn't any runningback that I'd want to grab with the 1st three picks. I'd be much more comfortable drafting Henry, LDT, or Portis in the 4th or 5th spot than drafting first or 2nd and wondering if I should use the pick on Holmes, Faulk, Green, etc.