You’ve been invited to participate in Fantasy Trader’s fantasy football roundtable.
This week’s topic :
“Second verse, same as the first…” Who were you a year early with? One of your undervalued players from 2009 that did not pan out, yet you remain high on.
My response :
Joseph Addai outperformed my expectations in 2009 with 1,164 total yards (828 rushing, 336 receiving) and 13 total TDs (10 rushing, three receiving). I expected him to have a solid year, but I thought Donald Brown would have emerged and taken away some of the production.
Brown battled injuries and finished with 450 total yards (281 rushing, 169 receiving) and 3 TDs (all rushing). He clearly wasn’t the favored back in the playoffs either.
That just means Brown should be a better value in this year’s fantasy drafts. The Colts spent a first-round pick on Brown, and I expect his role to increase next year. He has a burst that Addai doesn’t have anymore, and if Addai gets injured, Brown’s numbers could take off.