Who Should I Draft?

Montee Ball or Giovani Bernard (2015)

Montee Ball
Montee Ball
DEN - RB
 
0%
Expert Pick %
100%
73
ECR
30
45
Best Rank
22
89
Worst Rank
46
41
Ave Projection
127
0
Best
0
0
Worst
0
0%
Expert Pick %
100%

No experts recommend Montee Ball over Giovani Bernard

 
0%
Expert Pick %
100%
73
ECR
30
45
Best Rank
22
89
Worst Rank
46
41
Ave Projection (?)
127
0
Best
0
0
Worst
0
58
Rush Attempts
133
236
Rush Yards
550
2
Rush TDs
4
8
Receptions
50
58
Rec Yards
397
0
Rec TDs
2
36.4
Total Points
187.9
7.3
Ave Points
14.5
16.3
Week 1
17.0
11.9
Week 2
27.9
4.4
Week 3
18.4
Week 4
3.8
Week 5
9.2
Week 6
25.7
BYE
Week 7
3.6
Week 8
12.7
Week 9
Week 10
0.0
Week 11
Week 12
8.7
Week 13
6.3
Week 14
6.6
Week 15
13.3
Week 16
19.1
Week 17
19.4
2.6
Ave Targets / Game
4.5
13.0
Total Targets
59.0
2.0
Week 1
10.0
3.0
Week 2
6.0
3.0
Week 3
3.0
Week 4
3.0
Week 5
3.0
Week 6
5.0
BYE
Week 7
5.0
Week 8
2.0
Week 9
Week 10
2.0
Week 11
Week 12
3.0
Week 13
1.0
Week 14
5.0
Week 15
3.0
Week 16
5.0
Week 17
8.0
Hand-cuff; if you draft CJ Anderson you almost have to draft Montee Ball for piece of mind. He has solid upside in case of injury but without injury he should see 500 combined yards and 6 TDs. He is a solid selection.

- James Hatfield, Hatty Waiver Wire Guru

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

I feel good about C.J. Anderson as the main man in Denver, but with the way that offense looks like it will play out, whoever is running the ball there will put up good numbers. Montee Ball is probably going a bit earlier than I want as a bench warmer to start the season, but his upside if he were to fins his way into the starting position is too good to ignore.

- Chet Gresham, WalterFootball

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

 
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

Dont count Ball out, he fits the type of ball control offense the Broncos are shifting to

- Raju Byfield, Win My Fantasy League

 
 
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

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

- Sablich Brothers, The NY Times