Out of the top 3 RBs in this year's fantasy draft...let's talk about that
Posted 26 July 2012 - 08:50 PM
Let's do the easy division analysis first.
Arian Foster - "easy" division, used a lot, on a team that when you really look at the stats they run the ball a lot
Ray Rice - Ok...stout defenses in Pitt, and even with Cleveland and Cincy.
McCoy - not as easy a division as say Foster...but easier than the AFC North
Out of that crop...I say Foster or McCoy wins out of that mix.
In PPR leagues, all of these players excel at catching out of the backfield with maybe a slight edge to McCoy.
And lastly...what I consider the Standard deviation of the position (I know...a bastardization of the word).
Quick...name the backup RBs for McCoy or Rice. Can't do it right? Ok...if you were smart enough to name the backup...name what round in fantasy their backup will be drafted.
What scares the bejesus out of me with Foster is that Ben Tate is an excellent RB and he's mocking in relatively high rounds for a backup (~5th to 8th round). The difference in when those players are drafted makes it really difficult to swallow investing a very very high pick on a player that you have to worry about a handcuff mid-draft.
So...taking all those factors into consideration...and looking at the fantasy playoffs weeks (14-16) it really is a draw. I have pick 3 in a 12 team redraft PPR. Convince me McCoy isn't the best of the three.
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