I just have to resurrect this thread. It looks like the naysayers might just be proven wrong after all. I was higher on him than most entering the season, but he was drafted #2 overall in my league. At the beginning of the season, I was glad I didn't have the misfortune of making the wrong choice between he and ARod (ARod was a no-brainer for me because Howard was gone).
Now, though he certainly won't surpass ARod, I don't see any reason why he can't crack the top 5 after all. He is absolutely killing it right now. Over the last few weeks I've been checking back to see how he's creeping up the rankings and quite frankly, I wouldn't be shocked in the least to see him live up to his ADP.
I didn't get him in my important leagues, but I'm happy to see that I may have been right to be pretty high on him entering the season.