Victor Cruz is widely considered to be the most surprising fantasy story of 2011, but if given a chance, I’d vote for Marshawn Lynch. Football Outsiders and Advanced NFL Stats might not agree on much, but they both considered Lynch to be one of the worst backs in the NFL in 2010 . . . and 2009 . . . and 2008.
In previewing the 2011 season, I pointed out how Skittles has made virtually every run of his life equivalent to a goal line carry against the Steel Curtain and used him as the poster child for my Pro Football Focus article examining Vision Yards.
And then Lynch went out and finished as the No. 6 back in fantasy. Continue reading The Myth of Beast Mode