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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