This is what I got with the first overall pick in my rookie draft!?!
You can still hear dynasty owners screaming from the rooftops as Mark Ingram was drafted first overall in many rookie drafts, then followed it up by averaging just 12 carries per game and having his season cut short by a turf toe injury for the Saints in 2011. For the year, Ingram was only able to post 474 yards and five touchdowns on a less than stellar 3.9 yards per carry average. Simply put, he failed to become a workhorse or produce the rookie season that many, especially those who drafted him, expected.
That, my friends, is at the core of this dynasty dilemma – expectations can be a dangerous thing in fantasy football.
The problem that many have with Ingram was expecting way too much, way too soon. We’ve been spoiled by players like Adrian Peterson, who instantly reward owners who invest the top pick in the draft with a fabulous season, worthy of the high price paid for their rights. When that becomes the r...