Fantasy Football: Is Jahvid Best Overvalued in Fantasy Drafts?

August 20, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Jahvid Best is an explosive running back. That is without question. The question is whether or not he can hold up to the punishment he’ll take as an NFL running back.
Best has already had numerous surgeries (elbow, hip, shoulder) and missed time with a concussion. That's before even playing a snap in the league where the defenders are bigger and faster than anything his played against up to this point.
Best is in a good situation playing for a young team like the Lions that can allow him to learn on the job. His ability to break a long run at any time will offset some of the rookie mistakes. He’s also playing his home games on a turf field, which plays into his hand as a burner. On the flip side, though, are the injury concerns that come with playing on turf.
He doesn’t have very stiff competition for the starting gig. Kevin Smith, who has had a couple of solid seasons for the Lions, is coming off a torn ACL that came at the end of the season.

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