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Wondering who that running back is that was described in the introduction?
Well, now you know it is Ryan Mathews.
For the past two seasons now, there has been so much hype surrounding Mathews. Every year, fantasy owners think he is going to break out and become a top fantasy back.
The only thing Mathews has consistently done during his NFL career is be an injury-plagued fantasy bust.
There is no way I am thinking of taking Mathews as my No. 1 fantasy back, let alone in the first round. Mathews always seems to not be healthy and does not produce many fantasy points.
Do you really want to make your No. 1 fantasy back a player whose career highs in rushing yards and touchdowns in a season are 1,091 yards and seven touchdowns?
Mathews is the most overrated player heading into the 2012 fantasy football season, and you should wait to make him your No. 2 fantasy back in the third or fourth round.