About this time every year, I take part in a few different group exercises with other writers or other websites, and it makes me realize I’m in a way different headspace about some players than other writers are.
Rather than look inward, and think that it might be my own mistakes, I like to project outwardly and point out a handful of the Fantasy Football players experts are wrong about!
I find this is great for my self-esteem, since the end results won’t be known until at least midseason, and by then, hopefully, everyone has forgotten how wrong I was instead of them!
In May and June, Fantasy Football magazines are starting to pull in all the content they need before going to production, so they’ll have us send in our rankings, busts, sleepers, etc., around this time – which is really pretty early when you think about how much changes by mid-August.
Don’t begrudge the Fantasy Football magazines any, since they provide some great content each year. I keep my magazines on my coffee table and read them all summer – and check back to them often during the NFL regular season.
I have two great articles (by my opinion, of course!) on Fantasy Football history in the upcoming Athlon Fantasy Football Preview Magazine.
And I’ve done a ton of player profiles for the 2016 Fantasy Football Draft Guide, which you’ll be seeing us promote here when it comes out.
So all of that just leads us up to all of this, what players am I much higher on – or much lower – than most of the other Fantasy Football writers out there!?!
5 Fantasy Running Backs Experts Are Wrong About
I’ll do a separate article on which wide receivers and tight ends I believe everyone else is wrong about – but for now, it’s all about the tailbacks!
These Fantasy running backs are listed in no particular order. Go through the slideshow below to see which handful of RBs I didn’t agree with everyone else on:
I believe the sophomore running back out of Wisconsin should get drafted a around or two higher than everyone else, it seems. To me, he’s a perfect post-hype sleeper.
Last year, MGIII was the top rookie drafted in most Fantasy leagues, ahead of Todd Gurley, who was coming off knee surgery.
In true Fantasy fashion, most of us are over-correcting for Gordon’s 2015 stinker, and now he has turned into a great mid-round Fantasy value at a trouble spot for most teams. Entering 2016, Gordon is healthy after January microfracture surgery, and the 32nd-ranked Chargers’ offensive line has to be better than 2015.
I also think the Chargers’ passing game is going to need to rely on the running game much more in 2016, making the former Badger a great sleeper for bigger volume.
Gordon’s currently being picked outside of the top 70 players, but I’d choose him in the early part of Round 6 – or even the late part of Round 5, if I already locked up steady players ahead of him.
- 2018 Rookie WR Rankings For Fantasy Football: Fantasy Flyers? - July 7, 2018
- 2018 Rookie RB Rankings For Fantasy Football: Top 10 Tailbacks - June 18, 2018
- 2018 Fantasy Rookie Quarterbacks Rankings: Who Will Step Up? - June 12, 2018