BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, Cincinnati Bengals
FANTASY FOOTBALL ANALYSIS
Ho hum, time to write about the Law Firm, BenJarvus Green-Ellis. We know what we get when we draft the Firm. A one cut type runner with decent vision and knack for holding onto the football. Although he finally had his first lost fumble of his career last season. He isn’t flashy but has a nose for the end-zone and in fantasy, that still counts.
In his first year with the Bengals, it was a tale of two halves. The first half of the season was so mediocre that fans were calling for Rudi Johnson to come out of retirement. But the second half is where he shined, breaking off a stretch of 5 games where he had over 100 yards four times and scored 3 touchdowns. For a lot of owners, that was the performance that got them into the playoffs for 2012.
Conventional wisdom has us thinking that the if a player ends the year strong, that’s a good sign for next season. But the Bengals offensive coordinator, Jay Gruden, is already talking about finding another running back to bring in. 10 years ago, that kind of statement might have made us jump but nowadays, every team is always looking for a change of pace guy. So Green-Ellis fans shouldn’t worry, he will probably have a duplicate year in 2013. Right around 1,000 yards and between 5-10 touchdowns with a few receptions sprinkled in. Not bad for a low-end #2 or high-end #3.