Receptions don’t matter so much when you rush for 2000/25. McCaffrey is the consensus #1 pick, so the odds against him finishing the season as the #1 overall performer are astronomical. Besides, he’s coming off a major injury, and if the Panthers continue to use him at that 30 points per game rate, he’ll probly be down again by October. And if they don’t–then he’s no longer the #1 RB.
Henry isn’t human. He doesn’t get hurt, and he has increased in carries, yards, and TDs in each and every single successive year of his career. He may not end up as the overall #1 performer, but with an offense that should live in the red zone, Henry has the best chance of any RB to finish the season as the #1 overall performer. Zeke is #2, with CMC coming in third.
It’s one pick per round, but when you use one of the first couple of rounds on a TE, then it pushes all your subsequent picks down one round.
So everyone who did NOT take a TE in the first four rounds has a 1st round RB1, a 2nd round RB2 (or WR1), a 3rd round WR1 (or RB2), and a 4th round WR2 (in general).
You took your TE in the 2nd, so you have a 1st round RB1, then a 3rd round RB2, and no WR1. You continued on with RBs, but even if you had gone WR in the 4th, THAT would be your WR1, compared to everyone else’s 2nd round WR1s. And even if you follow that up with a WR2 in the 5th, your WR2 is now competing with everyone else’s 4th round WR2s. So even if you hadn’t punted WR for the next three rounds after selecting a TE, your WR1, RB2, and WR3 would all be one round less than their corresponding players on other teams. Do you think you’ll make up 2-3 pts per week at all three of those positions with the 5 point per week advantage you gained with an early TE?