Distributor of Pain
I have seen a couple of people in another thread I started talking about how I will be disappointed by Tiki Barber this year. I drafted him at #23 overall as my RB2 in a redraft yesterday - 1 pt per 20 yds rush/rec, 6 pts all TDs.I am trying to figure out how he could possibly disappoint, especially at that draft spot. Are people really thinking that Brandon Jacobs is So good that he is going to essentially divide the Giants' RB fantasy points evenly with Barber? I think he was a steal there, due to :1) I've heard is that Tiki is in the best shape of his career physically2) The fumbling problems seem to be all but a thing of the past3) Coughlin teams more or less NEVER throw the ball inside the 10 (see Brunell's red zone TD totals his whole career and Warner/Manning's last year) and Barber was VERY effective at the goal line last year.4) With Eli still learning the offense, the Giants are much more likely to continue to lean on Tiki while the passing game develops.5) The addition of Burress should open things up underneath even more.6) The Giants O-line is improved.Now, maybe last year was a bolt of lightning for Barber, but for those predicting a cataclysmic crash, on what are you basing this? I projected Tiki for 1,200 yards rushing, 450 receiving, and 9 combined TDs, which would represent a 40% drop in TDs and a 20% drop in yardage, and he STILL represented easily the best value on the board at #23. So, why would I be disappointed? Tiki haters, get to hating.