Optimism was way overvalued on Mixon last year before the season. Trust me Mixon didn't do me any favors and unstartable at times. With that said he did come on late in the season, and if the WRs are healthy, line is improved, maybe he can be a household name.
thats the thing about fantasy football though...you cant base everything/much of anything on last years performance/numbers especially with a young player like mixon
as others have mentioned look at gurley last year( i actually predicted a big bounce back year for him last year on another board...i can show you the thread if you need proof or think im lying)...everyone down on him and thinking he was trash...but if you watched him his rookie year you knew he was capable if the overall situation got better
with fantasy football you have to be able to project.....and not base things on last years numbers...what you need to ask about mixon is "did he flash enough ability"? thats the real question.....you add glenn and billy price into it....what appears to be a good schedule vs the run(based on the model i use for SOS) and the supposed health of the supporting cast....and also jeremy hill out of the fold...things are shaping up for mixon
id rather take a swing on an ascending young player like mixon than take a boring/safe late 2nd round pick