The Under the Radar Running Back Prospect with All Pro Comparables

rsz_tyler_gaffney_nfl_combine_draft_stanford_rotoviz A year ago Stepfan Taylor was taken with pick No. 140 in the NFL Draft. Zac Stacy was selected a little while later at pick 160. Fantasy leaguers never agreed with Steve Keim’s selection of Taylor, and he routinely fell deep into Round 3 of rookie drafts. Meanwhile, the former Vanderbilt star frequently slipped into the tail end of Round 1. Stacy may have been the first player whose draft value was at least subtly affected by RotoViz. We argued that Stacy possessed rare athletic attributes, owned the best profile of SEC backs against conference opponents, and fit the mold of recent undervalued stars. Now 2013 is in the books and the gap has widened considerably. In a startup mock I just completed with Dynasty League Football, Stacy was selected at 3.03 and Taylor at 20.09. While this may be an extreme example, these types of inefficiencies exist, and, much more importantly, the beneficiaries are predictable. That’s why I recently argued NFL Draft analysis is the key to your fantasy success. Today, we’ll look at a player who may just be even more undervalued than Stacy was a year ago.

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