Benson is one of the more polarizing running backs going into fantasy drafts this year. Some people love him, most people hate him. The fact is, if CedBen can stay healthy for an entire year (long-shot), he’ll probably be a #1 starting RB for fantasy teams in 2010. And still, even if he plays in just ¾ of the Bengals games, he’s still a decent RB2 in most fantasy leagues out there. That’s how strong of a player Benson has become at this point in his career. However, there are clearly risks with this guy: 1) He’s never made it through an entire 16-game NFL season in his 5-year career. 2) The Bengals just re-stocked at the wide receiver position and can very easily become a pass-heavy team yet again. 3) One good year after a career of mediocrity does not a #1 RB make. However, as it is with most atypical guys in the NFL (i.e. Brandon Marshall), sometimes the chances you take are exactly the moves that put you over the top in your fantasy league. No guts no glory baby.
~ Can Benson finally stay healthy for an entire season?
~ Will Carson Palmer and his strong WR corps go back to a pass-heavy offense?
~ Will Benson do something stupid (as he usually does) and self-destruct before the season even starts?