The bottom line is, Shaun Alexander gets it done. Who cares HOW he gets it done, as long as he does.
In the Portis v. Alexander argument before the start of the season, everyone was sayng, "I'll take Portis every day of the week, he's faster, more explosive, can take it to the house, and Shaun NEVER breaks a big run".
Who cares? Production is production. One of the benefits to having Alexander is you know that the Seattle offense is going to get to the goal-line 2 or 3 times a game, and you know Alexander's going to get his number called every time. You have no clue if the Ravens' inept offense will get Jamal Lewis to the goal-line every game, or even Portis with Washington.
I mean, LT, Ahman Green, Jamal Lewis, etc. are all more physically gifted than Emmitt SMith EVER was in his career, but who currently owns the NFL's all-time rushing record? A short, stumpy little 5 foot 9, 210 pound Emmitt Smith that never ran a 4.4 in his life.
As long as the job gets done, that's all the matters, fantasy or otherwise, and I'm SO glad I took Alexander over Priest and Portis now. I'd be 0-3 if I had taken either Priest OR Portis, and as it stands i'm 2-1 instead.
"90% of the game is half mental" - John Madden