On an 8-8 team, Shonn didn’t do terribly as far as fantasy is concerned, averaging 8.8 points per game(Standard Scoring. Maurice Jones-Drew only averaged 13+ points per game, so wasn’t a great deal better. With a focus on the running game, and a motivated offensive line coach, it is certainly not out of the question for his per game average to go up 3 points, maybe more. Keep an eye out on him.
Another guy primed to put up a big fantasy football season is Dustin Keller. There has been a lot of discussion about whether he still fits in with the new scheme. He does and will put up huge numbers. He is Mark Sanchez’s favorite target. He put up a career high in receiving yards with 815, and he will do more. The Ground and Pound needs a good receiving tight end, which is why Anthony Fasano was important to Tony Sparano’s offense in Miami.
Aside from Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski, Keller with 6.9 fantasy points per game is right in that next group of tight ends. Jason Witten, for example, average approxmiate 7.7 points per game, not even a full point higher than Keller. Tony Gonzalez averaged 8.09. See? Two big names that are right araound Keller’s numbers. If the running game is effective, there is no reason to believe that Keller’s numbers won’t go way up. He will be worth a look in the early-mid rounds of your draft.