Fantasy Football Profile: Ryan Grant

Jul 31, 2009

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I love Ryan Grant as an RB2, but he needs to find the end zone.  He had an impressive 1200 yard season, but scored just 4 rushing TDs, which matched Aaron Rodgers for the team high.  He also needs to bump that 3.9 yards per carry up over 4 and cut down on his three lost fumbles.  He is a gifted runner though and can catch the ball out of the backfield.  With no contract issues this offseason he should be able to get off to a better start than the 46.5 yards per game he averaged in the first four weeks.  It’s not often that a 1200 yard back has as much room for improvement, which is why I like Grant in ’09.

He starts the season off with Cincinnati, St. Louis, and Minnesota (possibly without the Williams Wall).  He goes on bye and then faces Detroit and Cleveland.  He has one more soft matchup against Detroit in Week 12, but you may be wise to move him before then.  He faces Baltimore in Week 13 and has a fantasy playoff schedule of the Bears (in Chicago), Pittsburgh, and Seattle.  Perfect Sell High candidate if you can find a taker.

Grant will likely go in the third round of fantasy drafts and should put up 1500 total yards and 8 TDs

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4 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Revised 2009 Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings | Fantasy Sports Blog
    August 6th, 2009 at 6:36 pm #

    [...] Westbrook 14. DeAngelo Williams 15. Pierre Thomas 16. Marion Barber III 17. Kevin Smith 18. Ryan Grant 19. Knowshon Moreno 20. Jonathan Stewart 21. Joseph Addai 22. Beanie Wells 23. Darren McFadden [...]

  2. Fantasy Football Preseason Heroes – Running Backs | Fantasy Sports Blog
    August 27th, 2009 at 9:16 am #

    [...] Ryan Grant,Green Bay Packers – Again, I know it’s only the preseason, but it’s nice to see Ryan Grant find the end zone. He has scored twice while running for 71 yards on 16 carries (4.4 ypc). He has added a couple of receptions. If he can score more than the 4 TDs he had last year, he’ll be one of the best RB2s. [...]

  3. Fantasy Football Preseason Heroes – Running Backs
    August 29th, 2009 at 1:57 pm #

    [...] Ryan Grant, Green Bay Packers – Again, I know it’s only the preseason, but it’s nice to see Ryan Grant find the end zone.  He has scored twice while running for 71 yards on 16 carries (4.4 ypc).  He has added a couple of receptions.  If he can score more than the 4 TDs he had last year, he’ll be one of the best RB2s. [...]

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