Michael Turner, RB, N/A
There is no 2013 profile for this player yet. Here is his 2013 profile:
2013 Outlook: Solid/Safe Pick
LaDainian Tomlinson's longtime understudy in San Diego, Turner was once considered the top running back in the league without a starting job (and produced at an elite level once given the opportunity after signing a 6-year $34.5 million free agent contract with Atlanta prior to the 2008-09 season). Turner tallied career highs across the board in his first season with Atlanta, amassing 376 carries, 1,699 yards and 17 touchdowns.
After a disappointing second season (which was cut short by injury), Turner rebounded last season, racking up 1,371 yards and 12 touchdowns on 334 carries. Turner also caught a career-high 12 passes for 85 yards. The key to Turner's success last season was his commitment to his offseason training program, which enabled him to show up for the season in the best shape of his life. Turner stayed healthy playing in all 16 games, starting 15 of them for the first time since 2008, his first year with Atlanta.
The major question mark surrounding Turner this season is his health. Turner has logged over 300 carries in two of the last three seasons and the last time he did it in 2008, he got hurt the next year. The health concerns are legitimate, but Turner still remains an elite option at the running back position in fantasy football. If anything, Turner may be a bargain this year if other owners are willing to pass on him. If Turner can stay healthy for an entire season, he will produce at an elite level, running behind one of the top offensive lines in football this season.Last updated on Aug-29-2011 by George Bissell
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