Fantasy Football: Forecasting the Value of Cedric Benson

June 19, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

If you’re not familiar with the Biblical story of Lazarus, let me give you the much abbreviated account of it: He was a man whom everyone knew to be dead and thus he absolutely caught everyone by surprise when he returned from the Great Beyond.
Cedric Benson has completed a journey that is only slightly less impressive.
Benson was considered a “can’t miss” prospect when the Chicago Bears drafted him fourth overall in the 2005 NFL Draft, the first running back off the board in what was considered to be a deep class. 
All summer long, fantasy owners around the world bandied about their opinions of which of three running backs would end up as the best option: Benson, Ronnie Brown, or Carnell “Cadillac” Williams (for the record, the best running back in that class from a career-long fantasy perspective ended up being Frank Gore, who wasn’t taken until the third round).
There w...

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