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2017 Rookie Runningbacks with Evan Silva

Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey is a consensus favorite on The Fantasy Authority Podcast Episode 85: 2017 Rookie Runningbacks

The Fantasy Authority Fantasy Football Podcast Ep. 85, April 6, 2017.

Kevin Steele (@fantasywrath13), Ben Cummins (@BenCumminsFF), Ryan Williams (@RyanAlexander_W) and Dynasty Frank (@DynastyFrank) continue their 2017 NFL Draft Breakdown, as they welcome fantasy football great and Rotoworld legend Evan Silva (@evansilva) to break down the 2017 Rookie Runningbacks.

Examining the Big Picture

  • What are some things that you look for in the 2017 Rookie Runningbacks?
  • Is there any reason a team should consider taking a RB in the first round?
  • Are any 2017 Rookie Runningbacks worthy of a first round pick?
  • How do you handle fantasy players with horrible actions in their past, like Joe Mixon?
  • How important is landing spot/system for these running backs?
  • Can a prospect with RAW talent excel more than the top tier guys if they land in the right spot?

Top Tier 2017 Rookie Runningbacks

  1. Christian McCaffrey
  2. Leonard Fournette
  3. Dalvin Cook
  4. Joe Mixon
  5. Alvin Kamara

Breaking Down the Top Tier

  • What are the biggest positives you see from this top tier?
  • What are some concerns you have with them?
  • Could the Ezekiel Elliott and Jordan Howard recency bias cause unfair expectations of this top tier?
  • Is it better for top prospects to run at the combine or at their pro day?
  • Breaking down the juiciest landing spots for each of the top rock carriers.

Second Tier 2017 Rookie Runningbacks

  1. D’Onta Foreman
  2. Curtis Samuel
  3. Marlon Mack
  4. Jeremy McNichols
  5. Samaje Perine
  6. Aaron Jones
  7. Kareem Hunt

Breaking Down the Second Tier

  • Is the the next “Jordan Howard” in this group?
  • Ben thinks Samaje Perine has the best chance to make an immediate impact.
  • The love for Marlon Mack gets real, as Kevin and Ryan conduct the hype train.
  • D’Onta Foreman doesn’t jump off the screen for any of the guys.
  • Could Curtis Samuel transition into a WR role? Dynasty Frank isn’t impressed either way.

Third Tier 2017 Rookie Runningbacks

  1. Jamaal Williams
  2. Elijah McGuire
  3. Elijah Hood
  4. Brian Hill
  5. Aaron Jones

Breaking Down the Third Tier

  • Evan likes Brian Hill of this group, but admits Jamaal Williams is getting the buzz.
  • Aaron Jones is a late round flyer to keep an eye on.

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