NFL: Should Shonn Greene be a Fantasy Football Starting RB?

June 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It wasn’t a surprise that the New York Jets parted ways with Thomas Jones, despite Jones having rushed for over 1,100 yards each of the past five seasons. The more shocking move was dealing Leon Washington at the NFL Draft, even with the concerns surrounding his return from injury.
Granted, they brought in LaDainian Tomlinson to serve as the second back. We all know he has lost a step and will likely not challenge for RB1 status. That leaves second-year back Shonn Greene to shoulder the load.
Even after releasing Alan Faneca, the Jets offensive line should clear plenty of holes for Greene to run through. They showed the line as a whole last season, not one 33-year-old guard, was a force. Together they averaged 142.0 yards per game on the ground. Yes, Faneca was a Pro Bowler in ‘09, but that was an honor that many feel he didn’t deserve.
Second round draft pick Vladimir Ducasse is expected to replace Faneca. Given the team’s success in deve...

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