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2009 Fantasy Year In Review: Admittedly I didn’t pay much attention to Shonn Greene before the 2009 NFL draft but when putting together last years’ fantasy rankings I was blown away when I watched a few highlight videos of him in college. With Thomas Jones and Leon Washington in a hold out, Greene was a hot name around OTA’s as it looked like the team might trade on of their talented runners.

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Instead of a trade, both veterans came back by July camps and Greene struggled in pass protection, thus falling down to the third runner on the depth chart. In October Greene had a strong game against the Raiders after Washington went down with a nasty broken fibula injury. That injury ended Washington’s season and one would have thought Greene would split time with Jones the rest of the way.

Oddly enough that didn’t happen as the team leaned on Jones for most of the second half and Greene just gave him a breather here and there. By the final games of the season Greene was seeing more carries and in the playoffs, he took it to another level.

Jones had a knee problem in the playoffs and that left the door open for Greene as he went over 100 yards rushing against the Bengals and Chargers. In both games Greene flashed break away ability for long touchdown runs at crucial moments in each game.

By the AFC Championship game Greene was the no doubt lead runner in this offense and was a stud in playoff fantasy football.

2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings: The hype train started on Greene well before Jones was released from the team in March as certain fantasy owners are geeked about his ability in the Jets’ offense. Seeing what he accomplished in January and what Jones has done in this offense each of the past two years it’s easy to see why.

I was a little concerned that LaDainian Tomlinson would split time with Greene this year as the team might not be ready to hand him a 300 touch role just yet. In April, the team noted that Greene is expected to be the teams main runner and starter and this makes sense as he’s clearly the best option on the team.

One concern I do have for Greene is that the team parted ways with Alan Faneca after the NFL draft, and they are likely to go with second round pick Vladimir Ducasse instead. Ducasse has talent and he will have talented lineman around him but at this time he’s not Faneca even at a declined productivity.

Mock Madness

Greene seems to be a consistent name that is going in the late first round to early second round of many fantasy mock drafts so far. In one twelve team mock I participated in he even went as high as seventh overall!

With that said mocks are definitely not the end all as fantasy owners know these drafts don’t count towards their actual team and many use this time to experiment with different options and scenario. Still, with Greene going this high it should tell fantasy owners they will have to invest in him as one of their top fantasy players if they want him on draft day.

If your ok with having a player that hasn’t actually produced a strong fantasy season as one of your top players, Greene is a good option.


– Potential Touchdown Maker

– Great Team

– Solid Offensive Line

– Should Be Teams Main Runner

– Explosive


– Hasn’t Put A Full Season Together

– Not Used In Passing Game

More Fantasy Football Player Info About Shonn Greene

Shonn Greene | New York Jets | No. 23 | RB

Height: 5-11 Weight: 226 | Born: 8/21/1985

2009 games played 14 | games started 0

2010 Experience: 2nd season

 Bye Week Conflicts (WK 7):

Lions, Colts, Texans

For more information about Shonn Greene feel free to checkout our cheatsheet and mock draft pages of the website. Throughout the summer, you can find valuable information about all players that we have ranked for different leagues and where players are being selected in our monthly mock drafts.

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Team Schedule and Strength Of Schedule (SOS)

Projected Rankings Against the Pass And Schedule Link For Shonn Greene Found Below.

Middle Of the Pack In Schedule Against The Run | Jets Team Schedule

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