Who Should I Draft?

Giovani Bernard or Zac Stacy (2015)

Giovani Bernard
Giovani Bernard (CIN - RB)
 
Zac Stacy - photo unavailable
Zac Stacy (NYJ - RB)
100%
Expert Pick %
0%
29
ECR
82
22
Best Rank
56
40
Worst Rank
108
127
Ave Projection
18
144
Best
29
98
Worst
6
100%
Expert Pick %
0%
29
ECR
82
22
Best Rank
56
40
Worst Rank
108
127
Ave Projection (?)
18
144
Best
29
98
Worst
6
133
Rush Attempts
34
550
Rush Yards
135
4
Rush TDs
0
51
Receptions
3
400
Rec Yards
20
2
Rec TDs
0
4.5
Ave Targets / Game
2.6
59.0
Total Targets
23.0
Bernard still finished as the 18th ranked fantasy running back, despite losing a ton of touches to Hill in the second half of the season. I still think Bernard has flex value and he has upside if Hill were to regress or suffer an injury in 2015.

- Derek Lofland, Fantasy Football Maniax

 
I have Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard ranked lower than most fantasy experts due to the time share and volatility. I took a look last year at their fantasy points per game and uncovered some interesting statistics. Hill had 171 fantasy points, averaged 10.7 fantasy points per game, and had a standard deviation of 8.1 fantasy points. Giovani Bernard had 132 fantasy points, averaged 8.3 fantasy points per game, and had a standard deviation of 7.2 fantasy points. Note that Bernard missed weeks 9-11 with a hip injury. If we exclude Bernard's 3 week's he missed due to injury, Bernard averaged 10.2 fantasy points per game, with a standard deviation of 6.6 fantasy points. So when comparing Hill to Bernard, we are talking 10.7 fantasy points per game versus 10.2 fantasy points per game. The team might ride the hot hand on a weekly basis, limiting both RBs in some weeks. Both RBs are great, but from a fantasy perspective, their greatness may reduce their overall individual fantasy value this season.

- Jeff Boggis, Fantasy Football Empire

 
I am in love with Gio's upside even as a second RB in Cincy. He should go for over 750 combined yards and potential for over 7 TDs. He is a perfect hand-cuff if you draft Hill.

- James Hatfield, Hatty Waiver Wire Guru

 
Proven more effective in a complementary role to Hill. A capable low end RB2 in PPR settings.

- Sablich Brothers, The NY Times

 
Jeremy Hill is the main man in Cincinnati now, but Bernard should still see plenty of work in the passing game as Hue Jackson uses his running backs often. He of course gets a boost in PPR, but we know he has a role and that sometimes is hard to find as we get further into the RB ranks.

- Chet Gresham, WalterFootball