Which fast-starting fantasy performer will stumble the rest of the way, and why?
Easy answer Jahvid Best and Darren McFadden. Best is hurt and turf toe tends to be a lingering injury. McFadden faces Michael Bush returning and stealing carries. However, I will go one step further and nominate Thomas Jones. Jamaal Charles appears to be the better runner in KC and when the Chiefs lose a game his 7.0 YPC will trump TJ’s 4.1. Old man time will catch Thomas Jones by the latter third of the season.
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Sam Hendricks is the author of Fantasy Football Guidebook, Fantasy Football Tips, Fantasy Football Basics and Fantasy Football Almanac 2010, all available at his website, http://www.ffguidebook.com/, at all major bookstores, and at http://www.amazon.com/. He is a 20-year fantasy football veteran who regularly participates in the World Championship of Fantasy Football (WCOFF), National Fantasy Football Championship (NFFC) and finished 7th and 16th overall (out of 228 top players) in the 2008 and 2009 Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC).
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