2010 fantasy football draft guide: running back RB overrated players. Welcome to the 2010 fantasy football season! Here are my top 3 running back RB overrated player picks to begin the 2010 fantasy football season. Overrated player picks are based on a standard mixed NFC/AFC single season redraft fantasy football league for the 2010 season. Running back RB overrated player selections are based on players who will likely be drafted earlier in 2010 fantasy football drafts than what their overall fantasy football scoring worth will warrant for the 2010 season. Running back RB overrated player selections should not be considered busts, as they could easily and should put up solid stats during the 2010 season. However, overrated player selections are essentially players I would not reach for or draft too high in fantasy football drafts to begin the 2010 season. For additional fantasy football rankings and draft tools, check out my Blog at Hawk Fantasy Sports.
Running Back (RB) Overrated Players
Steven Jackson – StL
Yes the potential is there for Jackson turn in a huge profit to fantasy football teams in 2010. However until St. Louis can muster up any type of passing game, opponents will continue to lock on to Jackson and make it their priority to shut him down every week. Not to mention the scoring opportunities are surely going to be limited for Jackson as the Rams offense will likely struggle this season. Now add in the lingering injury history for Jackson over his career, and the fact that he is fresh off of surgery in April to repair a herniated disk, and Jackson who is commonly ranked between #5-10 among all fantasy football running backs to begin the 2010 season definitely seems a bit overrated in my opinion. I would certainly draft Jackson as the #11 running back in fantasy football leagues to begin the 2010 season, but I would hold off on taking him in the top 10, and no where near the top 5.
Beanie Wells – Ari
With Kurt Warner retiring, the Beanie Wells 2010 fantasy football band wagon has taken off like a rocket. While many fantasy managers believe Wells is headed straight for fantasy football stardom in 2010, in what could be a run first offense in Arizona, I am one of the few who are holding back on endorsing Wells to begin the 2010 season. My reasoning, the fumble issues are still a concern for Wells until he proves otherwise, and proven touchdown vulture Tim Hightower is still in the mix. With this in mind, I would have no problem drafting Wells at #15 or below among all fantasy football RBs, but there is no way I would take him above #15 as a fantasy football RB to begin the season.
Reggie Bush – NO
The Reggie Bush brand name is still running high in fantasy football leagues entering the 2010 season. With four just ‘ok’ seasons in his NFL career thus far, I have no reason to believe that ‘wow’ season will happen for Bush in 2010. With so many scoring options in the Saints offense, Bush is just not a good or reliable fantasy football RB option, period. As a backup RB on my fantasy team I might take him, but otherwise Bush just is not worth the value of his likely draft spot in numerous fantasy football leagues to begin the 2010 season.