Originally Posted by dustybottoms
Braylon Edwards and Mark Clayton seem to be a better option than Arrington. In my eyes all of the rookies listed have serious competition at their respected positions, only Clayton seems to be on a team desperate for a starting WR. and Edwards because of his draft position, will be thrust into the starting lineup, and should produce.
I'm just looking at it from a consistent points producing perspective ...
I don't think that many will disagree with the notion that rookie RBs have more of an impact more frequently than rookie receivers. Sure, there are 1 or 2 rookie receivers that do really well every year, but if I'm looking at drafting a rookie for a keeper slot, I'm likely going RB in this scenario.
I think that Clayton or Edwards would be doing very well to break 700 yards and 5 TDs in 2005. I think that's about the most one could imagine when you look at the offenses.
However, Arrington has a chance to be an 1,100 yard RB possibly with another 150-200 yards receiving and upwards of 12 total TDs.
Quality RBs are a premium in fantasy football and having a guy like Arrington as a #3 behind Alexander and Jones would be huge. I think that would pay more dividends than a rookie receiver who will struggle more often than a rookie RB.