Feb 23, 2007 1
It was disclosed last night that Patriot RB Corey Dillon will ask the Patriots for his release, and the Pats are expected to oblige. Dillon apparently still has an interest in playing for another team, but retirement is also a possibility.
Dillon’s status for 2007 will be known later in the year, but the story here is second year back Laurence Maroney.
Maroney’s stock will obviously rise significantly with this move. I think he has some issues, but the argument for making him a top fantasy pick is stronger than the one to avoid him as a player who might be overvalued. For one, as I mentioned in my Lessons Learned article, we’ve learned over the years, when there’s a small sampling of a younger back we should seriously take into consideration the team and the player’s supporting cast. Maroney’s is clearly excellent on the Patriots, and that fact along with his obvious talent will be enough for me to make him a high fantasy pick. Clearly, Talent + Opportunity equals success, and Maroney also has the benefit of playing on a team led by Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. But just to be safe, I’m [...]