I’m not saying he can but I’m saying he has the opportunity to prove it and in fantasy football the goal is to get the guy BEFORE he proves it so you get him at a value. That is why everyone is rushing out to get this guy. He has massive opportunity.
My argument is 100% that just about any running back would average 5 yards a carry when in the same backfield as someone like Jackson. The stats bare it out year after year. Being in the same backfield with Jackson will be just as good for Williams as it will be/was for Edwards as it would for any other guy off the street. The stats bare it out every time there is a running quarterback in a similar system.
I never said he would overtake Edwards. I never even said he was better than Edwards. I said the comps of Edwards coming into the league are very similar to the comps Williams had coming into the league.
What I am stating is pump the brakes on Edwards as a bell cow. He’s not going for 1400 yards. His own OC has said it’s going to be a time share. He’s likely not going to get the passing down work for what little value that has in the Ravens offense. He could pop double digit touchdowns possibly. That wouldn’t surprised me.
In light of that info, if I can pick a guy up for free basically that has a shot at maybe being a fill in flex for me a few weeks based on what Edwards has done in the same role then hell yeah I’d love to add that, especially if I’m shallow at running back. I’m grabbing him, seeing the splits on snaps and situations they use him and seeing how he looks in live games and acting accordingly. If he don’t cut it I’m not out that much. This is one of these deals where the position on the team is actually more valuable than who is in the spot.
Anyone in that spot has a better than average chance of producing even if they aren’t anything more than an average player. I’d say the same thing about Tony Jones in New Orleans.