Run Ricky Run! 2010 NFL Fantasy Football Draft, Round 7

John GustafsonContributor IMay 13, 2010

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 21:  Ricky Williams #34 of the Miami Dolphins stiff arms Bernard Pollard #49 of the Kansas City Chiefs on December 21, 2008 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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1. No Mercy - Wes Welker, NE WR

2. L.A. CONNECTION - Matt Ryan, Atl QB

3. CSACMA - Jay Cutler, Chi QB

4. Did this dude just did this? - Donovan McNabb, Was QB

5. Fantasy Assassins MF - Donald Driver, GB WR

6. - Ricky Williams, Mia RB

7. HAWKNATION - Reggie Bush, NO RB

8. JerrysJets - Julian Edelman, NE WR

9. Ficitional Thugs - Kevin Kolb, Phi QB

10. purestrength3 - Kellen Winslow, TB TE

11. EarlyBird - Ben Tate, Hou RB

12. Bills Are Back - Marion Barber, Dal RB


My Pick: I needed a RB and this had to be the round I grabbed my 2nd back. This pick came down to Ahmad Bradshaw, Ricky Williams, and Thomas Jones. I figured I could wait on Bradshaw and Jones, so Ricky was an easy pick. Ricky is getting older, but he proved last year that he can still get it done. Additionally, now that Brandon Marshall is on the team, things should open up for Brown and Ricky. I’m not worried about the timeshare either because before Ronnie went down, Ricky was averaging over 15 points a game in this scoring format and after Brown went down, we all know what a stud Ricky was. Who knows if Ronnie Brown will return to full strength week 1 or avoid the injury bug this year? What I do know is Brown has only managed to play a full 16 game season once in his 5 year career. With that said, I like Ricky’s chances to start at some point this year. This is another reason I’m not committed to grabbing 2 RBs early because you can usually get a solid back like Ricky worth starting as your 2nd back in one of these mid rounds. Furthermore, let’s say I had 2 backs I drafted earlier in the year and I was compelled to starting them every week because of it. Then I would have a hard time benching one of them should Ricky be facing an easy matchup. Well I don’t have to worry about that and Ricky can be an every week starter. Now there’s no guarantee Ricky will be as solid as he was last year, but it didn’t cost me much to find out. If Ricky can chip in for 12-15 points a game with the occasional 20+ performance, I’ll be very happy.

Current Roster:

-QB - Tom Brady

-RB1 - Joseph Addai

-RB2 - Ricky Williams

-WR1 - Andre Johnson

-WR2 - Miles Austin

-WR3 - Michael Crabtree

-TE - Jermichael Finley