The #1 running back in fantasy football last year has had an up-and-down off-season, at least as far as his fantasy value is concerned.
The combination of his strong pre-season performance and Jonathan Stewart's injury status has resulted in a slow dip and sharp rise in Williams' ADP. In 12-team leagues, he is being drafted at 1.07, right behind Larry Fitzgerald.
There are a lot of questions about whether or not he can repeat his league-leading 18 touchdowns last year. His great year-end stats hide the fact that he only had 2 TDs in the first 7 games. Is he for real, or did he just take advantage of a few bad defenses at the end of the year?
One other thing going for DeAngelo Williams is the fact that since 2000, a stud running back has been the #1 fantasy running back two years in a row.
This article from Fantasy Football Cafe shows that it was Marshall Faulk in 00/01, Priest Holmes in 02/03, Shaun Alexander in 04/05, and LT in 06/07.
Since D-Will was #1 in 2008, does that make him a lock as #1 in 2009?
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