Fantasy Football Profile: Ryan Grant
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