Fantasy Football Profile: Chris “Beanie” Wells

Aug 5, 2009

Beanie Wells
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Hopefully Beanie Wells’ ankle injury isn’t a sign of things to come for this talented back.  Not that I’m comparing him to Adrian Peterson, but they were both talented backs with injury history in college.  While Beanie will never reach the ceiling that All Day is setting, he could be a very solid back, especially with the pressure that their passing game puts on defenses.  The Cardinals were miserable in that department last year with Edgerrin James losing a step and Tim Hightower lacking explosiveness.  The addition of Beanie Wells should change that, should he stay healthy.  Before you start moving him too far up your draft board, remember that Tim Hightower was fairly effective in short yardage situations, and that the Cardinals will likely utilize him in that role to minimize the beating that Beanie takes.

The Cardinals have a fairly difficult regular season schedule with St. Louis (Week 11) looking like the only cream puff.  Where the Cardinals players are most valuable is the fantasy playoffs as they square off with San Franciso, Detroit, and St. Louis.  If Beanie can stay healthy I’m putting him on a 1150 total yard, 7 TD season.

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3 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Jason McCoy
    August 5th, 2009 at 8:53 am #

    What round would you draft him in? Do you think he is overvalued?

  2. LestersLegends
    August 5th, 2009 at 8:57 am #

    I took him in the fifth round in a draft and immediately had buyer’s remorse because of the injury. It depends on how the backs are coming off the board. I would probably take him in the 5th or 6th round, a touch earlier in keeper leagues. He’s probably a little overvalued right now, especially with the success of all the rookie RBs last year.

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