First of all, look at Tiki Barber's numbers. They speak for themselves. You could do much worse than Tiki at #2 RB.
1. Edgerrin: Always a question with a knee, but if he's back, you're in the playoffs. I always swing for the fences on my second RB.
2. Tiki: I was so used to thinking of him as a change of pace type back, I did not realize the year he had last year until it was over. Also, very consistent. Points, week in and week out.
3. Henry: I think the two backs above are much better choices than any of these guys. So, I would say this is a dropoff point. Henry had fumbling problems last year, which is not a huge dealbreaker in FF, but the coaches might lose faith, and give it to Olandis. I don't think that is likely, just a possiblilty. Henry had some quiet games and some nice ones. I'm a little down on Buff this year, but Henry is a great #2.
4. A. Green: I'm not sure he'll ever put up really big numbers again. Green Bay likes to spread it around, and everyone gets balls. Biggest problem: They LOVE to throw on the goalline.
5. Lewis: I think Baltimore is going to ride this horse till he falls over dead. I think all their receivers fall into the super-sleeper category, meaning they suck. So they are going to strap the cart to Jamal and run. I think he's a lock for 1200 and 11 TD's.
6. Taylor: Now I love Fred, he won me a championship in 2000. But, with Mack gone, don't assume he's gonna just add 7 goalline TD's to his total. His injuries are the type that re-occur, and his line is terrible. He is the definition of a tease, and there's a lot of other guys I like better.
7. Dillon: He will win you two games outright this year, and give you nothing for 9 weeks. You already have this guy on your team, his name's Alexander.
8. W. Green: All depends where you get him. If you are the last owner to get a #2 RB, and he's available, it was a great pick. He put up great number in the second half of 2002, but I'm a little leery because of the teams he faced. I drafted him late last year, and by the time he got his act together, I was out of it. And Cleveland is such a mess, and they have a division with tough D's...
9. Garner: Depends on your scoring system. He will have more rushing yards this year, and less receptions. If your league does 10 yards=1 point, rushing and receiving, he's solid. They spread it around so much, though, that more than 8 TD's is unlikely.
10. Barlow: The only reason I would rank him above Davis, is I think SF will give him more scoring oppurtunities. I doubt Hearst will play enough to hurt Barlow. I think the splitting of the carries thing is over. Erickson will give the ball to Barlow.
11. Davis: Great #3 back. He will have a ton of carries this year, among the league leaders.
AS for Eddie and Anthony Thomas.....You can keep Thomas. I think he's a bum, and Chicago doesn't even like him. Eddie is getting slower by the day, but, he plays for a good team, and I can't see Fisher just giving the ball to Chris Brown. Eddie will still score, but I don't think he runs for 1,000 yards.
Do not forget about Onterrio Smith. He will replace Michael Bennett this September, and his performance will allow Minnesota to not rush Bennett back. I personally think he's the real deal. He's a punk who's had some trouble, but he was the best pure running back in the past draft, and also the fastest.