The NFL offseason is loaded with potentially huge stories that will affect the landscape of fantasy football. One of those stories resonates from out of the Big Apple, where the Jets could be contemplating the release of Thomas Jones.
The team will likely cut ties with Jones if he does not agree to restructure his current contract, according to the Newark Star-Ledger.
Jones, who’ll be 32 this summer, is due a $3 million roster bonus in March and has a base salary of $2.8 million in 2010.
Despite the fact that he put up career bests in both rushing yards and rushing touchdowns last season, Jones did appear to slow during the Jets’ postseason run.
Without the veteran in the backfield, the love-fest in fantasy land for Shonn Greene would be enormous.
The Iowa product showed flashes of brilliance during the playoffs, as he rushed for a combined 263 yards and two touchdowns in wins over the Bengals and Chargers.
As the centerpiece of a run-based offense and behind a tremendous line, Greene would go from 2010 sleeper to a serious breakout candidate.
In fact, I’d take him in the first round ahead of Jamaal Charles, Steven Jackson and DeAngelo Williams.