Falcons coach Mike Smith was asked about running back Michael Turner's workload for 2012:
“I don’t envision that Turner will have over 300 carries this season. I think it’s too much. When you multiply that, 3 out of 4 years, we need to reduce his workload. There are different ways [to spread the ball around]. We need to distribute the touches more evenly and not have one guy have over 300 touches.”
Turner had 301 carries in 2011, meaning he only needs one less carry to satisfy Mike Smith's vision of not having over 300. We are currently projecting Turner with 271 carries and 13 receptions, good for RB13 in standard formats. Turner is getting up there in age, but is falling too far in drafts. He's still a bargain in the 4th round (5th in PPR).