There are obvious factors that point to his numbers not being as prolific as in the past. He is on a team that not only likes to run the ball, but runs the ball very well. Defensively, the Texans are solid. Their schedule has been pretty soft which has allowed them to get leads early and often, and the teams they have played, other than Denver, really have been horrific offensively eliminating any shootout possibilities. The Denver game he also had to deal with Bailey.
My questions for the tank are, is there more to it than that? Do you believe he has lost it and or his groin is more of a problem than they are letting on?
Also, is this the week that he finally gets back on track? Hes at home facing a very poor Packer secondary. Green Bay, despite their inconsistencies on offense, are still capable imho of putting up big points on any defense on a given Sunday, which could keep Houstons passing game in play all game.
I play in salary leagues, and because of his struggles, he has a tantalizing low cap hit every week now, considering what I believe is still a pretty high upside. For example, this week players like Dez Bryant, Brian Hartline ect. are even slightly more expensive.
So personally, I`m gonna roll the dice on him again this week. I think he finally has a vintage AJ game from years past that has been absent since week one. Something like 6-8 for 110-130 and a touch.
I believe the stars have just lined up against him so far this year. Although hes not as young as he used to be, I dont believe hes washed up by any means. Id love to hear the tanks perspective and opinions on this though.
I think it's time to be a little concerned. Not time to throw in the towel by any means but based on what I was seeing last night he's lost a step, or could be slightly hurt. Cromartie was eating his lunch out there. He just wasn't able to get open.