The Myth of Marcus Lattimore
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Credit SportsTalk Here at the ‘Viz, we strive to bring you fantasy content that you can’t get anywhere else. We specialize in talking up players who are overlooked by fantasy owners, and vice versa… which is why my colleagues opinion of Marcus Lattimore has puzzled me. In the Composite Rookie RB Rankings, Lattimore was actually ranked higher than the consensus of experts over at FantasyPros. Although I can’t speak for my fellow writers, it appears as though some of them may have been swept up in the fallacy that Lattimore was a 1st round pick, even a top 10 pick according to some draftniks. Of course, this makes complete sense, given the lack of workout information due to the former Gamecock’s knee injury. Even without those numbers, we can still evaluate 2013’s supposed #1 back in typical RotoViz fashion. Marcus Lattimore versus 1st Round SEC Rushers Most talent evaluators seem to believe that Lattimore was a 1st round talent, so let’s compare him to some other SEC backs drafted in the 1st round over the last few years. In order to be fair to Lattimore, I removed the game versus Florida, where he had a hip injury and only received 3 carries, and the game versus Tennessee, where he injured his knee.