In the latest edition of their "Man 2 Man" series, ESPN fantasy gadabouts Matthew Berry and Eric Karabell debate the merits of a pair of running backs projected for the second round: Shonn Greene of the New York Jets and Jamaal Charles of the Kansas City Chiefs.
They also give their take on LaDainian Tomlinson and goal-line carries.
Karabell goes with Charles: "The second half of last season, he was arguably the best running back in all of fantasy not named Chris Johnson. Charles was terrific, and I think the reason why people were scared of him is because Thomas Jones is there. Thomas Jones may or may not be on top of the depth chart. Don't worry about that. Charles is really, really good. He can catch passes. He can break long runs. ... I almost have Charles in my top 10. I trust that Thomas Jones is going to be the backup. Charles is going to get at least 75 percent of the rushes."
Berry prefers Greene: "Last year, 607 rushing attempts for the New York Jets. No other team came within 50 of that, the most in the NFL. Third-most rushing touchdowns last year. There were three games Shonn Greene got at least 19 carries, and in each of those games he had at least 128 rushing yards, and he scored in each game. He's running behind one of the best offensive lines in football on a team that is going to run the ball."