The Wrong Read – Episode 19: Should Alvin Kamara Be a First-Round Pick in 2018?
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Welcome to the 19th installment of the “The Wrong Read,” an article series that reflects on recent podcast episodes, pushing the ideas discussed on the podcasts to their logical conclusions and offering some further thoughts on the topics broached by the guests and hosts. Derrick Henry just helped lead the Titans to a weird and unexpected playoff victory. Here’s a piece about what the future may hold for him, and how to play it from a fantasy perspective. It’s somewhat puzzling to me that in all of 2017 I never once wrote about Alvin Kamara in this space. But, no time like the present, especially considering he was discussed at length on the first episode of the RotoViz Season Review. In that episode, Colm Kelly and Anthony Amico discussed what happened in the NFC South in 2017. Kamara, of course, was a revelation. We had expected him to do relatively well given his landing spot—ranking him as the 14th rookie overall and the fifth rookie RB in our post-draft rankings1—but nobody could have foreseen the season he did end up having.
- He was my sixth-ranked rookie overall—just sayin’. (back)