Entering the 2009 fantasy football season, there was a lot of hype bestowed upon Ray Rice. The versatile, quick running back out of Rutgers was entering his second season and following a strong finish to the 2008 NFL season, it seemed like Rice was primed to break out.

Ray Rice had a great preseason and ended up winning the title of starting running back for the Baltimore Ravens. Fantasy gurus all over the internet proclaimed Rice as the sleeper pick for 2009, predicting that Rice, who catches many passes too, would have a Brian Westbrook/Steve Slaton type season in 2009. It was also announced that Rice would be receiving the goal-line carries for the Ravens.

Through the first two weeks of the 2009 season, Rice has played some solid www.ufabet football for the Ravens. With 144 rushing yards and 58 receiving yards, Rice has been an effective force for the Ravens. The major downside is the fact that he hasn’t yet scored a touchdown. Not in 2009, and not in his NFL career.

Willis McGahee, on the other hand, already has four touchdowns through the first two weeks of fantasy football. Not only does he have the touchdowns, but he also has the yards. With 123 rush yards and 41 receiving yards, his totals aren’t too far behind those of Rice’s.

McGahee has obviously been the better fantasy football running back so far, but one has to wonder if his health can keep him this effective all year. He seems to think so, but what happens from here is anyone’s guess.