Why Ray Rice Is Being Undervalued in Fantasy Football Drafts

July 12, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

So Ray Rice is suddenly chopped liver because of some no-name Bernard Pierce fella?
OK, that’s exaggerating the situation a bit.  Rice is still a first-round pick in the vast majority of fantasy football drafts and Pierce turned in an impressive rookie campaign, averaging 4.9 yards per carry.
But there’s this idea sweeping across Fantasy Nation that Pierce will put a significant dent in Rice’s 2013 production.  I’m not buying it.
There’s no reason for the Ravens to cut back Rice’s workload right now.  He’s been one of the most productive running backs in the NFL since taking over lead duties in 2009.  No player has more total yards than Rice over the past four seasons.  He leads all running backs in both catches and receiving yards during that span.  Only two players have rushed for more yards.  And only four have more rushing touchdowns.  
Rice is still only 26 and in the midst o...

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