Fantasy owners have seen this act before.
Let the fantasy hype trains for these two players begin in earnest...AGAIN.
First, the curious case of Greene. The pros: He is a tank. Looks like a between-the-tackles, touchdown-scoring monster. The cons: LaDainian Tomlinson. Fumble issues. Not useful in the passing game.
Runs like this, though, make fantasy owners salivate:
Holmes has been on the fantasy beat longer than Greene now, but he mostly lets his fantasy owners down. The talent is undeniable, but the results have been inconsistent. Too inconsistent to trust, yet fantasy owners come rushing back every year claiming that this is the one.
If only he could make touchdowns like this on a more consistent basis:
Too often, performances in the playoffs get overrated by fantasy owners. Why? Because football fans are getting to watch some of these guys for the first time all season, and one great playoff performance sticks in the mind much better than a lackluster season only seen on paper and stat pages.
So as usual, fantasy owners can expect to pay a little more for the services of Greene and Holmes next year after a few dazzling playoff performances.
Here are today’s great reads:
- Fantasy owners learned some difficult lessons in 2010. Unless you won your league, of course. One such lesson? The Ryan Mathews rule. No longer should fantasy owners believe all the hype when it comes to rookie runners; let others take the bait. [FanHouse]
- Michael Vick had a great 2010 campaign. But I still think Aaron Rodgers is the fantasy QB you want in drafts next year. ESPN’s Matthew Berry—and several others, judging by The Hazean’s Twitter feed—disagrees. Lot of fantasy QB debate this offseason. [ESPN.com]
- I tweeted this weekend that the Patriots really need a big, playmaking receiver for the clutch moments—like the ones they faced late against the Jets, when Tom Brady and Co. came up short. Chad Ochocinco would fit the mold, but would he fit in Bill Belichick’s locker room? [ProFootballTalk]
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