Thursday, June 25, 2009
Turner is a good news/bad news guy.
Good News: Tony Gonzalez is here to stretch the defense and add his skills for third downs.
Bad News: Tony Gonzalez is here to steal red zone TDs and third down yardage.
In other (potential) bad news, you also have to assume he won’t repeat the 377 carries which could dip his numbers. If they try to run him that often again, I would worry about burn-out and injury.
Some of that depends upon how he spent his off-season. If he got some rest while working to stay in shape, he should be good to go. But if he pushed too hard and didn't give his body time to recover, last season may hurt him a bit.
Still in a non-ppr league, he’ll put up great numbers. He drops in a PPR league, though as he gets no catches. Don't believe me? Last season he hit his career total – of 6.
He’s still a top back, but in point per reception leagues he won’t put up quite the numbers Jackson or a few other backs would.
But in standard scoring leagues, Turner is a solid bet to end up in the top five.