Gallman
29 Apr 2017

2017 NFL Draft Reaction: Wayne Gallman Goes to the New York Giants

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Wayne Gallman was drafted 140th overall by the New York Giants. He joins a crowded backfield with Paul Perkins and Shane Vereen as his main competitors.

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29 Apr 2017

2017 NFL Draft Reaction: D’Onta Foreman Goes to the Houston Texans

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D’Onta Foreman was drafted 89th overall by the Houston Texans and looks to compete with Lamar Miller for running back touches in 2017. Foreman rushed for over 2,000 yards in his final college season, and proceeded to run a staggering 4.45 forty-yard dash at his pro day. With rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson

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29 Apr 2017

2017 NFL Draft Reaction: Alvin Kamara goes to the New Orleans Saints

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Alvin Kamara was drafted 67th overall by the New Orleans Saints. From a fantasy football perspective, Kamara joins an excellent offense, but a muddled backfield. His presence hurts veteran running back options Mark Ingram and Adrian Peterson, and his own short-term opportunity isn’t clear. We’ll break that down in detail, but let’s first

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28 Apr 2017

2017 NFL Draft Reaction: Leonard Fournette Goes to the Jacksonville Jaguars

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Leonard Fournette was drafted fourth overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars, as new coach Doug Marrone will look to bring in a dominant running back to become the face of his team’s offense. At 240 pounds, Fournette is a huge back with elite speed for someone of his size who will

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28 Apr 2017

2017 NFL Draft Reaction: Christian McCaffrey to the Carolina Panthers

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Christian McCaffrey was drafted No. 8 overall by the Carolina Panthers. He will immediately reinvigorate a bland Panthers offense and provide a pass-catching weapon out of the backfield for Cam Newton. Although Jonathan Stewart will likely retain a portion of the early down work, his time as a fantasy-relevant back is

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27 Apr 2017

Yards Per Attempt And What It Means For 2017:NFC North/South

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I first read about Yards Before Contact or “Vision Yards” in this article by Zero RB inventor Shawn Siegele. Shawn explained that while it’s useful to see which running backs had the best blocking, it also helps to identify which backs got more than what was blocked on average.

Bronx Tale Sonny Calogero Dice
25 Apr 2017

What The Betting Lines Tell Us About The NFL Draft – RBs

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What do the Vegas betting lines for the upcoming 2017 NFL Draft tell us?

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25 Apr 2017

8 Prospects I Like Less Than RotoViz

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With the NFL Draft rapidly approaching, the RotoViz staff has released their pre-draft rankings. Before everything gets turned on its head on April 27th, here are eight prospects I like less than the staff consensus.

jordanhoward
25 Apr 2017

The Most Overvalued Running Backs Right Now

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A pre-draft look at the most overvalued fantasy football running backs. Similar to my earlier look at overvalued wide receivers, this analysis has one major difference.

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24 Apr 2017

2017 RB College Dominator Scores – Another Kind of Workhorse

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In my previous article on 2017 Workhorse Scores, I noted that we need a way to include a running back’s contribution to his team’s passing game. This article introduces a way to do that.