All signs are go. Rust is possible after such a long layoff and not working with team (particularly QB). Starting off with Atlanta is a positive....as is a team with a legit chance at a playoff berth and no #1 WR.
Well-well-well.....it's been two whole years since the original hype train departed on its virgin expedition to fantasy parts unknown. Perhaps you remember?
It was 11/26/2012 when Brown stepped onto the field as a rookie against Carolina as an Eagle. Thrust into action by injury, he proceeded to go off for 19/178/2 &4/11/0. Perhaps a mirage? Well, the next week against Dallas he posted a 24/169/2 & 4/14/0 stat line.
The next coming of Sanders? Not so much....he also had three fumbles during those two games, all of which were lost. This basically sunk him. However, fast-forward two years and he has another chance to reclaim hype-status as a Bill, with Fragile Freddy likely out and only Jugs Dixon as competition.
But what about the fumbilitis? Well, here's a little known fact: Before the unfortunate lost fumble at the goal line last week, he had touched the ball 135 times without a fumble, lost or otherwise.
Gotta love a free agent RB add that is top 5 or 6 in most formats entering his week 11 bye.
He is averaging 5.4 ypc and catching enough balls to make a difference. It seems he has done enough to keep pierce and Taliwacker mostly on the bench, aside from the occasional goal line plunge.
He is 29 years old without a lot of wear and tear, because of always being a backup. He has demonstrated good ball security and his pass-blocking is a thing of beauty. His 5'8" 197 pound frame is the only thing that gives me pause.
Here are the questions: Is he a sell high or a definite hold? Can he keep it up, or even improve, down the stretch....or do you expect him to fade?