When the Jets moved up in the 2009 NFL Draft to take Iowa’s Shonn Greene, they obviosuly saw something in the brusing running back.
Now, the rest of the NFL and fantasy football world is seeing it as well.
Greene has been an absolute beast in the postseason, rushing for a combined 263 yards with two touchdowns in wins over the Bengals and Chargers. He’s also seen more of the workload than Thomas Jones, who has posted 29 postseason carries to Greene’s 44.
With at least one more game on the slate for the Men in Green, fantasy owners will continue to have a window into the future of one of the league’s top sleepers for 2010.
While a true featured role could be tough to attain (after all, Jones did finish fifth among running backs in fantasy points on NFL.com), Greene will no doubt see more opportunities in the Jets’ run-based offense going forward.
Jones will also be 32 at the start of next season, so this could be the start of a “passing of the torch” from the old veteran to the upstart rookie.