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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2Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB
3Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)RB
4Chris Carson (SEA)RB
5Saquon Barkley (NYG)RB
6Derrick Henry (TEN)RB
7Alvin Kamara (NO)RB
8David Johnson (ARI)RB
9Aaron Jones (GB)RB
10Julio Jones (ATL)WR
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11Le'Veon Bell (NYJ)RB
12DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)WR
13Mark Ingram (BAL)RB
14Phillip Lindsay (DEN)RB
15Cooper Kupp (LAR)WR
16Sony Michel (NE)RB
17Tyreek Hill (KC)WR
18Joe Mixon (CIN)RB
19Josh Jacobs (OAK)RB
20Michael Thomas (NO)WR
21Kerryon Johnson (DET)RB
22Keenan Allen (LAC)WR
23Travis Kelce (KC)TE
24Tyler Lockett (SEA)WR
25Devonta Freeman (ATL)RB
26Tevin Coleman (SF)RB
27T.Y. Hilton (IND)WR
28Melvin Gordon (LAC)RB
29Adam Thielen (MIN)WR
30Carlos Hyde (HOU)RB
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5Trevor Story (COL)SS
6Justin Verlander (HOU)SP
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8Trea Turner (WSH)SS
9Alex Bregman (HOU)3B,SS
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12Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
13Gerrit Cole (HOU)SP
14Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B
15Javier Baez (CHC)2B,3B
16Charlie Blackmon (COL)CF
17Aaron Judge (NYY)RF,DH
18Juan Soto (WSH)LF
19Anthony Rendon (WSH)3B
20Bryce Harper (PHI)CF,RF
21Jose Altuve (HOU)2B
22Xander Bogaerts (BOS)SS
23Starling Marte (PIT)CF
24Walker Buehler (LAD)SP
25Manny Machado (SD)3B,SS
26Anthony Rizzo (CHC)1B
27Kris Bryant (CHC)3B,RF
28Whit Merrifield (KC)1B,2B
29George Springer (HOU)CF,RF
30Paul Goldschmidt (STL)1B
1Anthony Davis (LAL)PF,C
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3Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)SF,PF
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5Kevin Durant (BKN)SF,PF
6LeBron James (LAL)SF,PF
7Stephen Curry (GSW)PG,SG
8Nikola Jokic (DEN)PF,C
9Damian Lillard (POR)PG
10Victor Oladipo (IND)PG,SG
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16Kyrie Irving (BKN)PG,SG
17Kemba Walker (BOS)PG
18Jimmy Butler (MIA)SG,SF
19Ben Simmons (PHI)PG,SF
20Jrue Holiday (NOR)PG,SG
21Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
22Donovan Mitchell (UTH)PG,SG
23John Wall (WAS)PG
24Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
25Andre Drummond (DET)PF,C
26Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
27Khris Middleton (MIL)SG,SF
28Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C
29Draymond Green (GSW)PF,C
30LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)PF,C
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