Zach Line is the Next Adrian Peterson… Handcuff – and Other Non-obvious Dynasty Stashes
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In the last few months, my articles have primarily been centered around these three topics: 1) the RotoViz Dynasty League (RDL), hosted on FleaFlicker (which I as the commissioner and a player have found to be an excellent site); 2) my general distrust of small RBs as fantasy assets; and 3) a few RBs who I think are bargains in dynasty formats, some of whom are rostered on my RDL team, Riggins Rigs. Some of these pieces have been almost pseudo-popular:
- The Rules and Rationales of the RDL. (I recommend this for commissioners.)
- A strategy piece detailing the tactics I used in the RDL veteran draft. Specifically, I earnestly traded down to acquire more “starter quality” picks; I drafted players with depressed values; and I targeted older (or perhaps “injury-prone”) players who are likely to outperform their draft positions in 2013. [Needless to say, the Danario Alexander pick hasn’t worked out as planned.]
- I don’t like small RBs, especially late-round small RBs, unless they have elite college production and agility, not to mention elite non-QB Dominator Ratings (nQBDR). Basically, I don’t like late-round small RBs unless they look like Darren Sproles or Ahmad Bradshaw.
- Out of all the small RBs selected late in the 2013 NFL Draft, the “Offensive Weapon” from Michigan is the only one I think has a legit chance of becoming a stud. He has the collegiate production and the athleticism. And his three-game nQBDR from the end of 2012, when he played RB, is quite high.
- I think S-Jax will flourish in Atlanta and has a strong chance of finishing the season as the 2013 fantasy MVP.
- And I love Reggie Bush in Detroit. I basically wrote him a four-part love letter. I’ve noted that RotoViz’s Similarity Scores App projects Bush to have, at worst, a solid 2013 season. In moving past the projections, I’ve written about how Bush has compared very well in recent seasons to another coveted RB with a higher ADP: LeSean McCoy. Bush should do well in Detroit, given the production of the Lions RBs in 2012: Mikel Leshoure and Joique Bell. Basically, Bush has the upside of Detroit’s RB from 2011, Jahvid Best, and I think that’s a lot of upside.