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
- Christian McCaffrey
- Leonard Fournette
- Dalvin Cook
- Joe Mixon
- 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
- D’Onta Foreman
- Curtis Samuel
- Marlon Mack
- Jeremy McNichols
- Samaje Perine
- Aaron Jones
- 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
- Jamaal Williams
- Elijah McGuire
- Elijah Hood
- Brian Hill
- 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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