Fantasy Football: Is Ryan Grant a First-Round Pick?

August 10, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Grant’s ADP at Mock Draft Central has Ryan Grant going on average with the 21st pick, a number that is staggering to me, considering Grant is coming off a 1,450-total-yard (1,253 rushing), 11-TD season.
In fact, it was the second consecutive 1,200-plus yard season for the fourth-year back that will turn 28 this season.
He’s going after guys like Rashard Mendenhall, Shonn Greene, and Ryan Matthews, who are far more unproven. He’s even going after WRs like Calvin Johnson and Miles Austin, who have bigger question marks entering the new season.
Grant picked it up down the stretch, averaging 92.7 total yards with five TDs in last year’s fantasy playoffs (Weeks 14-16). He didn’t turn in many monster weeks, but he didn’t have many duds either. He was a steady source of fantasy points all year long.
Grant has little competition for carries. Top backup Brandon Jackson always seems to g...

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