FantasyPros Football Podcast: Running Backs: Overvalued & Undervalued

May 30, 2018

Bobby and Tags debate Alvin Kamara’s value

Welcome to the latest episode of the FantasyPros Football Podcast. The show is hosted by Bobby Sylvester (@bobbyfantasypro) and Mike Tagliere (@MikeTagliereNFL). Throughout the NFL season, we’ll be interviewing featured experts and team correspondents who will offer insight to help your squads.

Today, Bobby and Tags spend this super-sized edition of the FantasyPros Football Podcast analyzing our running back Expert Consensus Rankings (ECR) and shining some light on which rushers are either ranked too high or too low. Bobby shows his love for both Aaron Jones (55:00) and Ty Montgomery (57:18), but not before showing his concern about the rankings of Alex Collins (36:01), Browns rushers Duke Johnson and Carlos Hyde (38:18), and even Alvin Kamara (13:14). Tags instead justifies his decision to take Alvin Kamara over David Johnson (15:21), questions whether he should rank Ronald Barber II ahead of Kenyan Drake (22:40), goes on a pessimistic rant about Jay Ajayi’s generous ranking (30:21), and shares his optimism for Derrius Guice (59:07) and Kenneth Dixon (1:05:32). The duo also displayed unwavering confidence in rookies Saquon Barkley (48:35) and Sony Michel (50:17).

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1Alvin Kamara (NO)RB
2Todd Gurley (LAR)RB
3Michael Thomas (NO)WR
4Tyreek Hill (KC)WR
5Damien Williams (KC)RB
6Julian Edelman (NE)WR
7Robert Woods (LAR)WR
8Brandin Cooks (LAR)WR
9Sony Michel (NE)RB
10James White (NE)RB
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11C.J. Anderson (LAR)RB
12Josh Reynolds (LAR)WR
13Mark Ingram (NO)RB
14Rex Burkhead (NE)RB
15Travis Kelce (KC)TE
16Sammy Watkins (KC)WR
17Chris Conley (KC)WR
18Ted Ginn (NO)WR
19Spencer Ware (KC)RB
20Keith Kirkwood (NO)WR
21Tre'Quan Smith (NO)WR
22Phillip Dorsett (NE)WR
23Chris Hogan (NE)WR
24Cordarrelle Patterson (NE)WR
25Rob Gronkowski (NE)TE
26John Kelly (LAR)RB
27Gerald Everett (LAR)TE
28Kelvin Benjamin (KC)WR
29Darrel Williams (KC)RB
30Austin Carr (NO)WR
1Mike Trout (LAA)CF,DH
2Mookie Betts (BOS)CF,RF
3Jose Ramirez (CLE)2B,3B
4Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
5Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
6J.D. Martinez (BOS)LF,RF
7Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
8Trea Turner (WSH)SS
9Christian Yelich (MIL)LF,CF
10Chris Sale (BOS)SP
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11Manny Machado (FA)3B,SS
12Ronald Acuna (ATL)LF,CF
13Alex Bregman (HOU)3B,SS
14Jose Altuve (HOU)2B
15Jacob deGrom (NYM)SP
16Bryce Harper (FA)CF,RF
17Aaron Judge (NYY)RF,DH
18Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B,3B
19Giancarlo Stanton (NYY)LF,RF
20Paul Goldschmidt (STL)1B
21Trevor Story (COL)SS
22Justin Verlander (HOU)SP
23Corey Kluber (CLE)SP
24Charlie Blackmon (COL)CF
25Andrew Benintendi (BOS)LF,CF
26Juan Soto (WSH)LF,RF
27Gerrit Cole (HOU)SP
28Kris Bryant (CHC)3B,RF
29Aaron Nola (PHI)SP
30Anthony Rizzo (CHC)1B,2B
1Anthony Davis (NOR)PF,C
2James Harden (HOU)PG,SG
3Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)SF,PF
4Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)C
5Kevin Durant (GSW)SF,PF
6LeBron James (LAL)SF,PF
7Stephen Curry (GSW)PG,SG
8Nikola Jokic (DEN)PF,C
9Damian Lillard (POR)PG
10Russell Westbrook (OKC)PG
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11Victor Oladipo (IND)PG,SG
12Paul George (OKC)SG,SF
13Joel Embiid (PHI)PF,C
14Kawhi Leonard (TOR)SG,SF
15Chris Paul (HOU)PG
16Jimmy Butler (PHI)SG,SF
17Kemba Walker (CHA)PG
18Kyrie Irving (BOS)PG,SG
19Ben Simmons (PHI)PG,SF
20Jrue Holiday (NOR)PG,SG
21Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
22Andre Drummond (DET)PF,C
23John Wall (WAS)PG
24Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
25Khris Middleton (MIL)SG,SF
26Donovan Mitchell (UTH)PG,SG
27Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
28Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C
29Draymond Green (GSW)PF,C
30LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)PF,C
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