Week 8- You may think this analysis is a bit lazy, but it’s really all I have to say. Saints Defense=Not Good.
Week 6- The Chargers’ Run Defense has been great so far, so McGahee is more of a low-end RB2 for Week 6.
Week 5- McGahee gets the extremely tough Patriots Run Defense in Week 5, and you shouldn’t expect much from him this week in a pass first offense. Try to keep him out of your lineup as anything more than a Flex option.
Week 4- We don’t expect McGahee to play in week 4, but even if he does he will be splitting carries with Lance Ball/Ronnie Hillman. He’s best suited on your bench in week 4.
Week 3- McGahee gets the tough Texans Defense, and you shouldn’t expect a big game from him. The Texans didn’t look very tough against Reggie Bush in week 2, but McGahee isn’t Reggie Bush. Try to avoid starting McGahee as anything other than a Flex option in week 3.
Week 1- McGahee is facing the Pittsburgh defense, and it’s going to show in his stats. Since he is not the Bronco’s third down back, he’s going to have to earn his running the ball. Pittsburgh is always a great rush defense and McGahee will pay. Try to avoid starting him other than a mid-range Flex play, he is in a pass first offense that won’t give him enough carries to make up for his likely low YPC against the Steelers.
Willis McGahee will be turning 31 this season for the Denver Broncos, and is reaching the age where running backs usually start to decline. He managed a terrific 4.8 yards per carry in 2011, but with Peyton Manning and a new look offense, chances are Willis won’t be seeing anywhere near the number of carries he did when Tim Tebow was in town. Our recommendation is to draft him as a #3 RB, and don’t go any higher than the 5th or 6th round.