Fantasy Player Rankings: Jets' Shonn Greene

Fantasy RankingsContributor IJune 18, 2009

IOWA CITY, IOWA - NOVEMBER 8: Shonn Greene #23 of the Iowa Hawkeyes rushes for yards as Philip Welch #18 of the Penn State Nittany Lions tackles him as his teammates Lydell Sargeant #10 and Mark Rubin #9 watch on in the third quarter of play at Kinnick Stadium on November 8, 2008 in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa defeated Penn State  24-23. (Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images)

Playing the Spoiler Role in 2009

In this years draft you will see teams probably draft Thomas Jones in the first 5 rounds. You may even see teams take a stab at back up runner Leon Washington. But you would be a wise fantasy owner to pay attention to 3rd round rook runner Shonn Greene.

Greene had a very good junior year at Iowa posting 307 carries, 1.850 yards and 20 touchdowns. For this season the key stat in those numbers is the 20 touchdowns. Shonn's playing weight is 235 pounds, this size clearly makes him the biggest runner on the Jets roster.

Last year Thomas Jones had 15 touchdowns, but that was by far his best totals in his career. Jones received those numbers mainly because of two reasons. For one he had Brett Favre and defense's had to respect the pass. The second reason was that the Jets didn't have a big physical runner on the roster (Leon was his backup).

Shonn Greene's Fantasy Football Value in 2009

Look for Shonn to be the main career in goal line situations. He may make a reasonable run for double digit touchdowns with the team he is on. This will make Greene the second most valuable runner on the Jets roster for fantasy, ahead of Leon Washington.

As far as who will receive the bulk of the carries on the team, there is no doubt Thomas Jones will still see the heavy work load. For now Shonn makes for a nice stash away deep in your fantasy draft.

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  • Great offensive line
  • Good team around him
  • Touchdown maker

Fantasy Liability's:

  • In a three back committee
  • Has a rookie Quarterback

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