Fantasy Football Trader’s NFL Roundtable: LeGarrette Blount vs. Shonn Greene

May 2, 2011

This week’s topic:
Would you rather have LeGarrette Blount or Shonn Greene in redraft leagues?
My response:
LeGarrette Blount was one of the major surprises last year when he ran for 1007 yards and six touchdowns. Perhaps more impressive was his 5.0 yards per carry. I was surprised that the Bucs didn’t add a speedy back to compliment Blount in the 2011 NFL Draft. Perhaps that is a sign that they are confident in their ability to re-sign Cadillac Williams. Blount could yield some carries to potential touchdown vulture Allen Bradford, but it appears Blount’s run as the lead back is safe.
Greene, meanwhile will also take over as the lead back. At least that’s what is supposed to happen. Isn’t what we thought when Thomas Jones left town? LaDainian Tomlinson will be brought in to backup Shonn Greene. Meanwhile LT outperformed him in every category. More attemps, more yards, better yards per carry, more touchdowns, more receptions, more recieving yards, more touches per fumble. You get the point.
LT will be back next year, and I do believe his role will be minimized. That said, I think Joe McKnight will cut into both Greene and LT’s production. LT will take the bigger hit, but both Greene and LT will probably come off the board a little sooner than they should.

It’s a close call, but I like Blount a little better for 2011 fantasy drafts.

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