Kareem Hunt Fantasy The degree to which many fantasy owners have been fervently anticipating the opportunity to roster high profile members of this year’s rookie class, is very reminiscent of the process that children undertake when attacking the wrapping paper that conceals their most coveted Christmas presents. This is especially true for many of us […]
Christian McCaffrey has joined Leonard Fournette and Dalvin Cook in a three-player amalgamation of running backs that has ascended into greatest prominence leading up to the rapidly approaching NFL Draft. While Joe Mixon also possesses enormous talent, a well-chronicled off-field incident in 2014 will impede his chances of a first round selection. It is also conceivable that Alvin Kamara could sneak into the initial round, but that should only occur if Fournette, Cook, and McCaffrey are no longer available.
Todd Gurley Fantasy 2017 Rebound? Todd Gurley was selected with the 10th overall pick of the 2015 NFL draft, even though he had torn his ACL in November 2014, during what would become the final game of his collegiate career. While uncertainty existed concerning when he would be healthy enough for insertion into the lineup, […]
If you ask any Fantasy owner what their goal for the upcoming season is, 95% will tell you they want to win their league and take home the glory. The other 5% would be lying to you to try and gain an edge. Yet, every Fantasy owner will tell you that victory is that much sweeter when the guy you spent hours researching and combing the waiver wire for, comes up big for your squad.
Carrying the Load: Opportunity Breeds Productivity [the_ad id=”63198″] In my time playing Fantasy Football, few things have frustrated me more than a stud player not getting his chance to shine. Frankly, it doesn’t matter how much talent a player might have if they’re riding the pine pony when kickoff comes on Sunday. Worse yet, there […]
To cuff or not to cuff? The more research into running backs and their backups that I do, the more I go back and forth on theory of handcuffing stud running back. I recently wrote an article in support of handcuffing running backs, and in this article I mentioned that the concept of handcuffing is a double edged sword. I’m not a walking contradiction on the subject, there are just so many situations and variables that need to be considered while drafting in regards to a backup that I have to look at the other side of the coin.
The University of Wisconsin has a well-earned reputation for producing NFL (and fantasy football) busts at the running back position. An alumni list that includes Ron Dayne, Michael Bennett, and Montee Ball will do that. But former Badger Melvin Gordon is a much more dynamic runner than his Wisconsin predecessors and the rookie will be afforded all the opportunity that he can handle as the new lead back for the San Diego Chargers.
One of the fastest growing strategies in the fantasy industry is the zero running back method. Popularized last season, zero-RB can be described as risky, efficient and against the grain.
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There's no denying Charles's talents. The multifaceted speedster was a top ten overall fantasy selection last season. But his 2011 campaign ended abruptly during a Week 2 visit to Detroit when Charles suffered a torn ACL in his left knee. He would end the season with a mere 83 yards rushing, nine additional receiving yards and a single touchdown.