Overvalued Fantasy Football 2010 Running Backs

In the third installment of my series of posts evaluating KFFL's overvalued and undervalued players articles, I will deal with KFFL's overvalued running backs for 2010 fantasy football. (See also my undervalued WRs evaluation and my overvalued WRs analysis.)

Shonn Green (NY Jets) - KFFL has him as a risky #1 pick, saying that he doesn't have much track record and that LaDanian Tomlinson will eat into his carries.  I think Green actually is a fine first round draft pick.  Tomlinson has declined and I think the decline will continue.  Also, while KFFL says that LT could get up to 200 carries, I think that in the Jets backfield that there will be plenty of carries to go around, even though the Jets now sport Braylon Edwards, Santonio Holmes, and Jerricho Cotchery at WR and Mark Sanchez' leash has been loosened.  The Jets are smashmouth defense and ground-game team.  The weather in NY late in the season will not be passing game friendly.  Expect Green to continue where he left off last season.

Jamaal Charles (Kansas City) - Owners had been waiting for Charles to break out for a while and he finally did in the second half of last season.  However, a few things are against him picking up where he left off.  The Chiefs signed Thomas Jones and that could eat into Charles' carries.  Also, Charles is not a big back and durability is something to think about; he is coming off shoulder surgery..  I think Charles is the type of back you'll wait until the third round to get; remember the Chiefs don't have that great of an offense -- I have learned the hard way that bad offenses are something to avoid as much as possible when drafting players.  Be careful with this one; I agree with the KFFL point of view here.

Felix Jones (Dallas) - Another running back that owners had been waiting and waiting for to finally break out.  Jones showed his potential late last season and the word out of Dallas is he'll get more carries.  However, though Marion Barber was disappointing last season, he'll still get carries, and Tashard Choice looms too.  Jones also has been plagued by injury, so I would bypass him in the draft unless he falls and you can get him at a bargain with upside.  If he proves durable this season, then we can trust him next.

Jerome Harrison (Cleveland) - This one is a no-brainer for KFFL; sure he had a couple of big games last year but with Mangini as coach, Browns position players are just too risky as anything other than bench players on your roster just for depth.

You can read the KFFL piece here.

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