So if you had the opportunity to draft either running back, who would you take? Fantasy Football guru TD Hill from Football Jabber says he wont draft Tomlinson #1 and presents some arguments to back his case:
We all love LT. For seven years, he’s averaged nearly 2,000 total yards and over 18 TD’s a year on average of 338 carries. It’s jaw dropping when you look at the numbers. But let’s look a little deeper and compare him to the only RB who put out similar production over the same amount years and dominated our fantasy hearts in his prime: Marshall Faulk.
FACT: Marshall Faulk at the age of 27 sets the TD in a season record (at the time) with 26
FACT: LT at the age of 27 shatters the TD in a season record
FACT: At the time of the accomplishment, Faulk recorded his 2155th carry of his career
FACT: At the time of the accomplishment, LT recorded his 2050th carry of his career
FACT: The season after, Faulk enjoyed another good season of over 2,100 total yards from scrimmage while scoring 21 TD’s
FACT: The season after (last year) LT enjoyed another good season of almost 2,000 total yards from scrimmage while scoring 18 TD’s
FACT: With injuries mounting, Faulk plays 10 games the following season and is never the same player again
FACT: With injuries mounting, LT plays ? games in 2008 and ????
FACT: After his 2,367th carry of this career, Marshall Faulk never rushes for 1,000 yards again
FACT: LT starts this season with his 2,366th carry
So what do you guys think? Does TD Hill make solid points or is he way off base here?
Read: THE NUMBERS CRUNCH: Why I’m Not Drafting LT # 1 This Year
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