Fantasy Football Profile: Joseph Addai
Joseph Addai was one of the biggest fantasy disappointments in 2008. His total yardage dropped from 1406 in 2006 and 1436 in 2007 to 750 (544 rushing, 206 receiving) in 2008. His TD production went from 15 in 2007 to 8. His yards per carry dropped for a third straight year as it was 4.8 in 2006, 4.1 in 2007, and 3.5 last year. The Colts reacted to his decline by drafting Donald Brown in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft. While that doesn’t signal the end of Joseph Addai’s fantasy reign, it’s not a good sign. Addai needs to show that he can be healthy and productive.
He’ll have some opportunities to do just that as he faces Arizona in Week 3 and St. Louis in Week 7. When the Colts’ offense is firing on all cylinders the matchup almost become irrelevant. His fantasy playoff schedule consist of Denver, Jacksonville, and the Jets.
If he stays healthy, Addai could put up 1200 total yards and 8-10 TDs. I’m afraid the odds of that happening aren’t great though.