Fantasy Football Profile: Chris “Beanie” Wells
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.