by Jim Coventry, Guest Blogger
In 2005, despite missing time with injuries, Carnell Williams (RB, TB) gave the fantasy football world plenty of reasons to expect many solid seasons with 1,178 yards and 6 TDs. Instead, one year later, he gave his owners indigestion with his 798 yards and 1 TD. So, how does a keeper league owner properly place value on Williams? This article will try to help you determine if he can be useful to your team.
First of all, in redraft leagues of 12 teams, Williams is going at the very end of the fourth round (#48.) In keeper leagues that allow only a few players to be protected, he will certainly be in the draft pool. The Guru has Williams listed in the 22nd spot for keeper league RBs.
The positives about Cadillac at this point are:
He has proven that he can be successful in the NFL, as evidenced by his rookie season and a couple of good games last year.
He raised his receptions from 20 to 30 and added 3 YPR in his second year.
He averaged 3.5 YPC in 2005 despite a horrible line and Bruce Gradkowski (QB, TB) trying to pose a threat behind center.
John Gruden still [...]
I don’t have much today, since we’re working on a larger update for tomorrow (Rankings, Cheat Sheet, Battles, ADP, and more), but what I do have could be very significant – and it’s not something that is “out there.”
I’ve mentioned many times how Henry is one-and-done for the year in the NFL’s Substance Abuse policy. However, I have recently come into some interesting information. The Denver Post reported back in March that Henry has been trouble-free since the drug incident two years ago, and that he will rotate out of the league’s drug program after the 3rd game of the upcoming season. This means that a failed test after that point would not result in a suspension.
I have not 100% confirmed this, but my guy in Denver, who covers the team, has told me that as far as he knows this information is 100% accurate. If it’s true, as long as Henry keeps his nose clean between now and Week Three, all worries about a suspension will be over.
So, if you want to be kind of a jerk in your league, I would make it a point to let everyone know that the prevailing information is that Henry is one drug incident from being suspended for the [...]