Is Beanie Wells a Fantasy Football Top 25 Player?

August 16, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Chris “Beanie” Wells was highly-touted coming out of college a year ago.  The Cardinals selected him in the first round of the draft (31st overall) and he was expected to compete with Tim Hightower for the bulk of the carries.
It was hard to argue with the thinking.  Wells was coming off a junior season for Ohio State where he had averaged 5.8 yards per carry (1,197 yards) and 8 touchdowns, having missed three games.  In his sophomore campaign, he rushed for 1,609 yards and 15 touchdowns.
He missed time in training camp, however, and never was able to overtake Hightower for starting duties.  He was still impressive, averaging 4.5 yards per carry, as he rushed for 793 yards and 7 touchdowns.
The Cardinals as a whole are changing, with Matt Leinart assuming the starting quarterback duties with Kurt Warner retiring.  Could there be a change at running back as well?
One factor which generally goes unnoticed by fantasy owners is his ...

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