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Episode 48 · 1 year ago

"Is Saquon better than McCaffrey?", Top 15 NFL Fantasy RB Rankings - Episode 47

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Curtis and Pilch join the show to discuss their consensus top 15 list of running backs ahead of the NFL Fantasy 2020 Season. 

Cheese settle. Welcome back to the on the wall podcast. This is episode forty seven. It's getting into that nervous stage where you don't want schnick off for you fifty. You really want to get to that fifty mark. But how are we boys? First Day? Well, first twenty four hours of stage, full lockdown. This is coming out on Saturday. We're recording it on the Monday, so basically a week ahead. How are we, James Curtis, were joined by the NFL experts, as you guys all would know by now. Curtis, how are we? Not Bad, mate, grab boys here. How are you? Good man? Yeah, I'm more right, pretty good. Obviously lockdown is not ideal, but yeah, first day of Uni as well. For that's I won't lie. I haven't checked my email, so I could have had a class today. Even checked mine right now, like I saw that I had an email from each subject and then I was just thinking I'll look at it tonight. Then I'll plan out my week, because I was like, if there's something on the first day of semester, it's not going to be important anyway. But yeah, so that's pretty good attitude from me on the first day. So yeah, anyway we're today. We're discussing our top fifteen running back. So we did our top twelve quarterbacks two weeks ago. Then we did our like quarterback ruffies and stuff like that, and up people who could be smoke. He's in the draft. We did that in the last NFL fantasy episode. So now I'm to the running backs, arguably the most important position in fantasy, usually the ones who are snapped up first in the draft, and we're going to be going through our top fifteen. So once again we've all made a list of about twenty five and then we've averaged it out to get our consensus top fifteen selections. So, without further ado, I think we should just get into it. So number fifteen we have our new player to the League's it. Rookie Piach is extremely high on this bloke, but me and Curtis we're a bit more wary. So it's Clyde Edwards Laire of Kansas City chiefs. Interesting there's there's been a lot of drama in the last week and the NFL. A lot of people testing positive to covid a few players opting out, and Damien Williams is one of them who was Kansas City's number one running back of the last two or three years. So that's elevated Clyde Edwards to lay into the number one position. So it seems anyway killed. You had him ranked seven, act seventh actually, so in your eyes he's been stumped at this position. So why did you rate him, say, so highly? Well, I actually had our clyde around fifteen before the Damon Williams News, based on the fact that since Mahomes took over the chiefs offense, their backfield averages one point five touchdowns per game. and well, now that Williams is gone, you'd expect Clyde to take a huge box of snaps now. Before Williams was out I was like pretty risky, but now it's like guaranteed. He will absolutely ball out with touchdowns and obviously catches passes. So for me, if he if he can just have two hundred snaps, two hundred attempts, he's locked in as a top ten running back and we saw it with obviously cream hunt two or three years ago and I reckon Clyde's arguably a more talented running back than hunt. So for me he's going to be huge. Curtis you were the opposite end of the scale. You had them in nineteen. Yeah, why? Why weren't you too big on him? I'm just worried about rookies because last year I had a rookie coming inach around one and and I got fun way who's that had montgomery and just did not go at all. So I feel like they were actually similar picks in the draft. But yeah, yeah, now and they're similar players as well. So I'm just very wary. But piaches got him higher than fantasy pros, which is pretty interesting as well. Fantasy protests have meant ten, so interesting pick pilch, but now he'll definitely get plenty of snaps. I'm just not sure whether he's going to be a top ten running back because especially in the first season, but...

...also because they've obviously got my home. Sir. If they're going to come down to priority, it's going to be throwing the bowl, ride and run it. Yeah, I want lie a lot to like. I don't know how this is different, but for me on fantasy pros it had of an eighth, so it's actually agrees with pilch as opposed to really mean which. But yeah, fantasy prose of Eight on your monsters, ten really sweet mins as Weel. Yeah, he's gone. I know he's gone up because if you look at the ADP he's around like thirteen or fourteen. Oh, yeah, I was wave. Yeah, minsters, if you look where the experts have ranked, he's eight. So yeah, so they actually agree with pilch. But for me it curtis is basically said it all. Just the unknown nature of a rookie. Basically, if there's a way, so if you are in like a sixmn league and there's a way that you can get him on your bench, even if you have to pick him up a bit earlier as your third running back, like he would be the ideal bench option because it's great, cool. Yeah, it's like as peaches predicted into come seventh. He, like legit, has upside to be a top five running back. For then he's also a risky one to go in as your starter. The things that just freaked me out a bit just the way the can't Kansas City chiefs go about running backs anyway, like they big fans of the committee running backs. I think Andy Reid's always kind of been big on it, the large sharing it around. But as as you were saying, pillage, Clyde's probably one of the board talented running backs that Kansas have had, well seemingly had. We're not too sure how he's going to go. So, yeah, I see why you rate him highly, but for me just bit scared of the old rookie tag. There's quite a few rookies actually. I was a bit freaked out by you guys had. We might talk about this next week in another episode, but you guys both had Jonathan Taylor and your top twenty twenty two's. I didn't have my top twenty five and then like yeah, just the rookies. Pilch, you had can makers a twenty five. Like yeah, I'm just not that big on the rookies. That rather it's safe, to be honest, especially with the starters. Maybe the bench different option. But yes, item at six Enh but yeah, as you said, pill she's going to be throwing it scoring a lot of touchdowns in the number one offense in the league. And Yeah, it's probably not really a way he's going to be bad. It's just a whether if it's just a matter of whether he's going to be elite or good. But yeah, I back I actually respect the pod call their pilch. It's a risky one, but I respect it. So that moves us into our number fourteen and it's Christopher Carson of the Seattle Seahawk. Pulled your man from last year, kilch. You had him rated at number eighteen. So we'll get to you in a second, but I actually was carrying the flag for the great man at number ten. Yeah, I don't know, just big Bei Fan, big fan that last year he averaged the he had that thirteen highest average. His offense is arguably improved, with like DK metcalf improving and stuff like that, so they will hopefully be able to move the ball even easier this year. The old line hasn't really changed at all in terms of his competition. They've added Carlos Hide, but I don't think that's going to take too many steps away from him. I think that's more just injury cover, because they got a bit spooked last year when Carson and Richard Penny both got injured. So yeah, if he finished the number thirteen last year, in the second half of last year came eighteen. In two thousand and eighteen he came sixteen. So He's been pretty pretty consistent around that. Fifteen mark. So maybe there's not much to suggest that he's going to improve to number ten like I've suggested. But yeah, I think it's pretty fair to have him it where. We've got him in at a number fourteen. Fantasy pros have am in at seventeen. So he's actually the only bloke outside like we're like. He's the only blow who wouldn't make the top fifteen, if you know what I mean. Everyone else we've got here is rated inside their top fifteen. Pilch, yeah, you haven't down at number eighteen. You do love the great man. Why? Well, to be honest, you're not even that like against him, but why have you got him lower than being me and Curtis? Yeah, well, I do. I'm a fan of Carson. I actually thought I was high on him, but Um, I just I just don't really see where the improvement is going to come from. Like, he's on a good offense that likes to run the ball. We saw that, we've seen that in previous years. But obviously they signed hide, so he's snap count will most likely be less. And Yeah, I just think all the guys I have above him. I just can't really see him scoring more points than them, if I'm honest. Yeah, Curtis, you were not...

...too dissimilar to me. You had him at thirteen. Yeah, what was your logic behind that pick? My was literally just pretty much the same as pills, just going through seeing whether I reckon the huge score more than any of them. He's, I'm pretty consistent, like he's. He's not a massive score, but he's always going to get your points in the board, be like Mac last year, but he just scored a bit more than Mac. What worried me a bit was the fumbles last year. To be honest, he did from book quite a bit last year, especially in the first half of the season, which kind of did ruin his fantasy scores early on. So if maybe that's where he's improvement, might come to what peelt was talking about before, whether he's an improve or not. So if he is going to improve, maybe it might just be the fact that he weren't fumble this year or fumble as much, so we might not see the kind of reduction points that happened from a fun book. Yeah, yeah, very, very sound logic from both of you. There also has to be noted that he has the thirty toughest fixtures in the league, which probably doesn't help him. But Seattle our quality team. So even against the hard opposition, they're still likely to put up, you know, twenty plus points. But yeah, exactly. I liked what you said. They're about that male in that point, very similar to that kind of running back, just consistent week in week out, just has a bit more touchdown scoring potential than those guys. As Seattle are pretty good team. So yeah, that moves us into our number thirteen. Another one who we ranged quite a bit, varied quite a bit. We had Josh Jacobs of the Las Vegas Raiders Piled you had him at eleven, Kurdish out him at nine and I actually had him a number twenty. Really, Artie, that's ours. You had herself. Fantasy pros had him at thirteen, but you had us off. You had us off characters and explain why you've got a number nine. They he was a rookie last year, but I believe, yea, he performed the actually performed pretty well last year. To be honest. I think you might have even had him cork, if I remember correctly. Correct but I think camp will had him. I think one of the corks had had him. But yeah, and he actually performed pretty well last year and I can't see where there isn't going to be any further improvement this year. I mean they've added a wide receiver which in a way just adds another weapon to the offense or another another thing that the opposition has to be wary of. So a might even just open up those gaps bit more for him and allowed to push through. I mean that's pretty like technical and pretty like. It's not necessarily like an exact reason why he's going to be better, but it just might be a slight reason. But I generally just don't see how he can be worse than last year and I think there's plenty of improvement for that for him related to last year, and I thought last year was quite impressive. So I think he's going to be definitely a top fifteen running back in terms of fantasy and certainly, in my opinion, a top ten fantasy running back, because I think he's got plenty of potential to school point nts and I think he's a huge offensive weapon for the Las Vegas Raiders. Yeah, they're fair points, bilch. Anything to add on that one? Or Yeah, will obviously Josh Jacobs is obviously an absolute weapon of a running back. He's not on the greatest offense, but for me, if you're picking him up in the draft, you you're going to be pretty happy. Like you know you're going to get at least three hundred attempts out of him. He rushed for minimum one hundred yards. Obviously last year he wasn't really involved in the passing at all and he's not a natural pass catching running back. But that's not something that's going to decrease this year. If anything, it will go up slightly. So I, like Curtis, I think the only way is up for Josh Jacobs. Yeah, very, very sound points as always. Yeah, to be honest, twenty is not even like too much of a change from where you finished last year. So I can understand why you guys have them to be improving just through natural progression the second year, in the second half of last year, finished twenty one in terms of average. So in terms of that that was a bit weird that he decreased from the first half of the second half of the year, but that's probably down to just the whole offense kind of. I think I halting a little bit, like I know Derek car yeah, got worse to get season when I think Jacobs may have played a couple of games with a bit of a injury from memory, bit of a Niggle. Yeah, that's that's that, as we love to say. Yeah, fair enough. That wouldn't surprise me because that's pretty under strange backward step. But yeah, not fair enough. Twenty is probably a bit half.

But I just have to admit from about fifteen to twenty five, like wasn't too much. Actually not twenty five wasn't too hard, but like for about twelve to twenty it's pretty tough. Like comparing him with your blokes like Fornett, like, I don't know, Love Bell, James Conner, like that was all pretty weird. So yeah, got a minute twenty. But yeah, one of our more varied selections that moves fantasy pros hasn't number thirteen as well. So pretty much we we had him at thirteen. So we are basically the experts as always. The next we're rolling with miles sanders, probably pod pick if you were looking at it like eight months ago, but nowadays everyone's pretty up and about a mile sanders. Fantasy pros have them at number ten. We haven't a number twelve as a collective. He's actually tied eleven, but we'll chuck them in at twelve because he does, like the person above them, has a higher rating from someone. So people, Curtis, actually you had him at number sixteen. They HMM. So a little bit low on him, but we all were pretty similar. But how come you were lower on him than, you know, most people? I just don't see as much upside for him as everyone I've got in front of him. I mean I've got James Connor above him and Melvin Gordon, but I mean he I think he just sits in around that kind of area, like he sits in around that kind of ingram sand is kind of golden where in a way he's an unknown like we're not really sure whether he's going to be, you know, absolutely racking up the point. So he just going to be that kind of consistent running back. He's just going to put up, you know, you're kind of eight, twenty kind of points every single week. So I don't know, I just wasn't extremely higher and him. To be honest, I'm not as high on Philly as everyone else is as well. So I think that just might be one of my personal reasons why I'm not as high on my stand is is just because I'm not overaller higher on the overall team. So I know we'll see. But yeah, I guess you two have him a lot higher in your ranking. So I'll lead that up to your boys to explain why. Yeah, Pilch, you've got a minute. Ten. They inded have well, the the thing about it is in the second half of last year when he was fit. He was injured at the very end, but he locate bought out and that was because he was unreal in the passing game and running game. There's obviously concerns about the fact that their head coach does like a committee Backfield, but the truth is he is. He's easily their best running back. So if he's he can't be sharing that around like he's got to. He's got to take the bulk of the snaps because he's a weapon. And Yeah, the obviously this is for PPR, not I feel, if we mentioned that. I know we did not mention that. Actually, Yep, so our we do a PPR league. So, especially in PPR, think sanders should be ranked higher because he does love to catch a few balls as well, actually I forgot to mention it at the very start, but I'll pause on this miles sanders discussion. We are going to be doing an on the ball podcast fantasy football league. I keep forgetting to mention it at the start of the episode because that's obviously when more people listening, but I'll have to put something up on the instagram in a set in a couple weeks or even this week, just to see what the interest is like, because I think that would be pretty fun and we could like, you know, do the draft as an episode and then we can review how the League's going week by week. So yeah, just thought I'd mentioned that quickly. No Shit blocks. So, oh well, we did play with laughin and Campbell last year so we're kind of used to it. But I'm curtis made they he wasn't the one who named his team Hitlers Open, but that's vile, sanders. I have a number. Eleven. Yeah, pretty much just exactly what you said. PILCH. He is now the R be one, where last year, how hour would actually had more rushes my Russia tens and him per game. He was fourteen in the second half of last year on average. So for me it's just just a natural progression for him to go up. That was only that was actually his rookie year last year. So, as we were saying early with Jacobs, you just shouldn't prove just yeah in the in the fact that it's his second year, he's online and offense have arguably taken one not he's offense actually, but I think he's olnes taken a step back. I think they were kind of at their peak in two thousand and eighteen. They're slowly gone a little bit worse, but his offense should improve this year, although they lost Jordan Howard. Boston Scott, who is his backup, is actually pretty handy, and then they were very injury riddled last year whence fought through niggles away he...

...was at yeah, Jeffrey was out for like sixty percent of the season to Sewan Jackson was out for most of it. So I think they will open up the field for sanders and help him a lot. So that's why I've got a minute there. So that the man he's tied with the number eleven Aaron Jones of the Green Bay packers. We will once again pretty mixed on this bloke. I had him at nine. Curtis had him at twelve. PILCH had him at sixteen. So pilch, why we not too hot on him in its sixteen? Well, just simply because last season he scored about nineteen touchdowns and there's just absolutely zero chance that he can reproduce that like that would just be miracle type stuff there. So He's definitely going to come down. He was in like the top five based on average. So he will have to fall a long way to fall all the way to sixteen. But I can just I can see it happening and I can see a lot of other guys moving up. I think there's a lot of good running backs this year. And Yeah, he does, he doesn't even he doesn't get as many snaps as well as these other blokes. Yeah, so I I understand your logic of like these people can't keep replicating the stuff, but I feel like you can't apply it too often because like now. But like what he said is the beast bit like Christatty Caffrey and Lamar Jackson. Like there's actually nothing suggesting that they can't just reply. Jones had more touchdowns than McCaffrey. That's, yeah, ridiculous, but it was Green Bays like three times better than Caroline, then I get the logic, but I feel like sometimes you have to apply it with a grain of salt because like especially, not so much in this case. I think it's very fair point in this case, but in terms of like Sam see and Lamar Jackson, it's like, well, they are in the young so there's not really anything suggesting it. But Kurt, you had a minute twelve, so pretty much spot on. We, as consensus, be out an eleven fantasy probas haven't fourteen. So why are you putting him in in that on, in that place in your list? Similar to Piach, but just not as extreme. I think he's obviously going to drop, but our if he might wrack up more yards less touchdowns this year, which will is a bit weird, but I can just see him getting he was still have. I don't know. I just feel like there's last year, there's a few games where he really did perform and then there was some daddy wrapped them up and I feel like even though he might overall descend in terms of his overall season output, in terms of such as in terms of touchdowns, I feel like he might actually wrap up more overall yards and have an overall, like more consistent season. So he definitely, like the clining, needs overall fantasy output, but I feel like he might be like that kind of I don't know, I'm going to compare to Marla Mac again, but it's he's got more spise to him than Marla Mac, obviously, but yeah, I feel like he could have them consistent season, but it's just not going to be like racking up huge touchdowns and just pumping your fantasy. So I feel like he's sitting around that kind of twelve twelve spot. Yeah, another thing is if you're getting too like end of the first round, start of the second, which is about where we have him, I would not want him as my running back one just because he's completely relying on touchdowns to get his points. I'd raywar rather draft a blow who's who's got that floor. Yeah, and you just store fair enough. I think I've I did notice that actually in your ratings, Pilch, that you don't like people who rely on the touchdowns, as you snubbed to blow completely in your whole twenty six. But now we will mention that next week. Well enough. Now I'm scared off for got him? Well, I think you might have to be honest, but good he is now. I don't even know if you would have made the top fifteen even if you had forgot him, but it doesn't matter. Well, I'll just say we'll talk a will discot once I say we can't discuss it, or I will discuss a next. So it's marking room. Oh, yeah, that was a high left amount of having there. Didn't have a right. Yeah, but yeah, Aaron Jones, I understand your logic. I just don't think it's going to fall that far. To be honest, I don't think Green Bay's an offense is going to take a step, if at all, like backwards. If if they are going to go backwards, it's only going to be a little bit. And the thing is there's not really like they've board in any other big offensive weapons who are going to take away those touchdowns. So it's either Jones scores a lot of touchdowns again or they just don't score any at all, because I'm not really sure where else they're coming from. They did draft a quarterback, in a running back. Sorry, I think in the...

...second round, maybe in the third round, Aj Dillon or something. Yeah, these day so he might take a couple snaps from him. I don't think anything too ridiculous, though. But yeah, does have mentioned yet? Well, you're going to say peopled. It comes down to our similar with Clyde, a bit of draft tactics. You're not necessarily going to kind of depends who you've drafted before him. Like if you've drafted a Zeke, then you'd look at getting a bloke who's a bit more up and down the upside, like Jones or Clyde. But yeah, so I depend. Depends and as we joke about, but it is true, ourn Aaron Rodgers doesn't really know anyone on his offense apart from Adams and Jones. So I think you know it's Jones. Celebrated with Him Nineteen Times last year, so you'd hope so. But yeah, the he's one of Rodger's favorite tireds and as we said last the other month, I think, in one of the predictions episodes, that rodgers was down last year and we expect them to be better. It Sair second year under that La Flour so their attack should improve. And Yeah, so that's why we've got him at eleven. I've got him at number nine so number ten. This is another one that I'm carrying the average. It's Kenyan drake of the Arizona Cardinals. Codish, you had an eighteen peeled out of it. Twelve. I had them at number six. Fantasy pross number nine. Fantasy pros had him at number nine. This is the one that we are a Clyde Edward to let of it. This is the one we deviated on the second most. Actually worked out the standard deviation for that statement. Cheese and unique coming in marking room. Well, it's just excel. You just press equal stand devation. But yeah, James Marking Room actually did have the most standard deviation thanks to buil. Just something. But that Kenyan Drake, I've got him at number ten. Russell quoits, why do you not back the Big Fella in? And you've got him a number eighteen. To be honest, in my opinion, meth's not wrong. Reason he is is so I don't know exactly say. It's just he's just not on my radar. I won't lie. I won't lie. The thing I'm not really well equipped on my knowledge with Kenyan drake this year, but I have I have seen. Obviously he'd we saw him ball out when he moved to the cardinals. So obviously he's got upside. But yeah, I'll read a little statue to maybe educate you lads. In the second half of the season, so from week nine tweeks seventeen he was the third highest ranked running back and that's when he moved from the dolphins to the cardinals. So that's pretty much all you need to know really to understand my logic. He went from in terms of when he went from Miami Tarrison, he he went from a offense rated rank twenty, seventh out of thirty two to nine out of thirty two. He's Oline has improved a little bit. He's got a fairly easy run at the start of the season in terms of his first six rounds. He's got one of the easier fixtures and yeah, so I just like them pretty much. Not much else to explain other than that number three ranked position in that second half of last season not really too short. Obviously I don't think he's going to come number three again, hence why I don't have them there. But I'm just not really too sure why it takes too many steps back from that position. It's not like they've signed a running back at all. If anything, David Johnson's left. He wasn't getting many touches at all anyway. But that's another guy gone out of the backfield rotation. So yeah, I don't really know why. Maybe they throw a bit more because they've got John Drey Hopkins, but I don't really think that's the greatest argument draft. I just back him in. Drake definitely has a lot of upside, as we saw, as you said, he he bought out running back three, but it was a smaller sample size and I think there's a bit of still a bit of uncertainty. Like I wouldn't be I wouldn't go and draft him at the one, hred and six when there's blocks like obviously you need to explain what the one to six is. Of people that play fantasy will know what the one. Yes, it's a bit like the six, the sixth pick of the draft. You, yeah, when you've got like I'm guessing you've got him the head of well, we'll get so, we'll get to these other blokes in this yeah, yeah, so it's a similar to Clyde, but for me I just back in a bit more. I guess probably similar logic for me to put in there for you to put Clyde at number seven, probably someone. Now that I know you guys aren't too hot on him, I wouldn't actually mind trying to sneak him on as the rb three on the bench. That upside. But yeah, there was one thing I do actually remember considering when I was actually going through him. I...

...was thinking he's playing for Arizona and I don't know what their overall schedules like, but you know they have to go up against a San Fran or ference tap art defense twice, who I presume it going to be pretty rough on him and pretty like he's not going to cop the biggest amount of points when he's playing sand friend. He's gonna have to come out against the see hawks twice and he's gonna have to come out come up against the rams twice. So I I know that's just a it's a tough little schedule when you look at it that way, so it might not necessarily help him out. Yeah, yeah, I back that. In terms of fixtures for the whole season, he's actually got the nineteen hardest. So so it's like nineteen the easiest. So it's actually not that bad. But it's not bad. That is that is a fair point. They are six tough matchups. So yeah, that's basically all you need to know for why I've got a sixers that he was number three in the second half of last year. The rest really speaks for itself. We've talked about in the last few episodes that we think Arizona are going to be very high scoring this year and then that usually benefits running back, as we just discussed with Aaron Jones. So that moves us into our number nine. It's Austin Ekela. pilled you had of another thirteen. I had him at twelve. COITE, you had an eight. Fantasy pros had him at eleven. Curtis, why are you big on this man? Because he was big last year, actually huge last year, and that's it. Yeah, and I think, I don't know. I feel like they haven't really gone backwards as a hot team. They could only really go forward because they got root rid of rivers who end up being dog shit. So they were allied pretty much essentially on Eckler to kind of just drive their offense. So now that I mean who do they get the got? Do they get ty Rod Til? Yeah, yeah, and Herbert's not bad either. Herbert's actually he isn't. He can sling it, but Tyros, even bad tyroud, can run it and he can. He's not even a bad cub. So I reckon they don't. I don't see how he goes backwards because now, even if he doesn't have load that he did last year, I mean there's so many weapons they're that it kind of opens the field up for him a bit. So I know, I feel like he's got lots of potential to wrack up points again this year. Yeah, he last year and it was also affected by big Melbourne. I don't know if you mentioned that. Yeah, he was actually in the back end. Yeah, yeah, and in the second up of last year, when he had Melvin averaging more rush attempts in him, he was still the eighth ranked running back. So if he adds Melbourne's rushing attempts to his, you know, quota, then all of a sudden self laugh. I can you say N get off it when you've just chop those on the shut up. Yeah, so, Ekela, I can definitely. I won't lie. I'm actually pumped on ECLO now. I'm tempted to lift him up just because another reason. So obviously I have factored in that they've lost Melbourne, but now that they have a less established quarterback, they're less likely to throw it as much more likely to have a running and the massing balanced attack, which would obviously only benefit ekela. So yeah, big on, big on ECCLA. It's his first year in the NFL. Is A R be ones. Will be interesting to see how he goes peeled. You had him at the lowest position, you had him at thirteen. Anything that you don't like about echols case? Well, there is one thing actually. Obviously, if you look at the fact if you look at his scoring last sea is and then look at the fact that they've Lost Melvin Gordon, you'd think you'd be like a top five running back, but I actually think we're going to see a completely different Austin ecler this year. This season he's going to have to be the workhorse running back and he got the bulk of his points from Phill rivers throwing it to him, like probably more than half of his points were just from that alone, as well as touchdowns. And now that they have the reason Phil rivers does that is because he's never run in his life. All he does is check it down to the running back. Now that they have tyrod Taylor, WHO's mobile likes to scramble, rather than chucking it down to ECLA, he'll be scrambling himself in most cases. So I think he's he's passing workloads, going to come right down. But then on the flip side he's rushing workloads going to drive up because they lost Gordon. So a couple things to way up there.

But yeah, yes, yeah, he's a tough one to predict. Actually, yeah, I was going to say he might. He could all out again, but he could be anyway from five to twenty. Yeah, I was gonna say if I was drafting right now, I don't think I'd want him as by running back one by. No, yet, like you'd what he'd be an elite. If you had him as you're running back to you'd be pretty chaffed. Like could be like yeah, yeah, hopefully you're whipping out massive numbers from him. But busy's variability and I guess he's uncertainly because he did have a pretty good year last year, like he had a really good be last year. But like before that he was a pretty big UN known. So I think he's still an unknown because you don't know whether that season was just a one offul or whether he can just keep pumping that out. Yeah, it would be interesting to see, that's for sure. But yeah, like the ideal situation with ECCLO would be like you bring him in our be two and then you have someone like a Clyde on your bench, so you've got like two guys who have big upside and then you can kind of just stick with whoever does the best, as your ar be too, for the rest of the season. But obviously they'll be hard to manifest. So now number eight is Nick Chub, another bloke who were very varied on. This is kind of the last guy we vary a lot on and then it kind of gets, you know, into the more common selections. But Nick Chub, Curtis, you had him at number five, in the other a number nine and I had him all the way down at number fifteen. So fantasy pros had at twelve. Curtis, why you so big on Nick Chub? Had Him at the start of light the first I'd say three quarters of last year. In fact, I might have kept him the whole way. I remember exactly didn't believe you did. I don't. I don't know that. I definitely definitely performed for me for the first half and yeah, I just I was love him. I taking he's a good, hard running back. I don't I feel like they might have kind of that. I think they have a new coach, so that would be good. Is who was it? Kitchens last year, so I'm going to say dog shit. So they might have. Like I feel like there's upside for him. Cream will probably take some snaps, but I know he's going to be definitely the running back one and Mayfield has a better season. So even if may feel it as a better season, I know I've said this before and I don't know if you guys agree, but I feel like if a q be's performing well, it opens up space for a running back and the running back into performing well as well. And I don't know, you prize probably disagree because you would say like if there's a q be performing well, that just going to throw it and Kno, get it to the running back. But I feel like even if they do throw it, I mean if you give it to the running back, you're open. You're need more space because your opposition defense is now starting to prioritize and and thinking about what are throwing too. Like you see, your safeties kind of move around bit more and there's been more space. So I feel like there's there's lots of upside for Chub this year. The hundred percent. What you're saying is true, like the most of the top teams, as long as they don't have three or four running backs like your Baltimores and stuff. But most of the time their running back is going to finish higher, as we were saying for Aaron Jones, just because of touchdown volume and obviously the range of options that the quarterback and throw too is going to open up the box, as they call it, for the running back. The reason I'm not high on Nick Chub will get to you, pilch in a second, but I just don't back him because in the second half of last year, when cream hunt came back from the suspension, he was the twenty three ranked quarterback and I'm not too sure why anything will change from the second half of last year. It's like he was playing injured or anything. That aline has improved. They got in, as we mentioned in the last podcast with Baker, they got in Jack Conklin from Tennessee and a first round Oh lineman, which will only help him. But for me twenty three, two, five is a pretty large jump. So I reckon he's going to improve on that. Twenty three just also, as we've mentioned, for quite a few of these guys, who's still in the young so natural progression. I think it's his third year in the seat in the COMP. But Yeah, for me twenty three, two, the top ten would be a big jump, so I reckon. Fifteen is where I see him finishing. Pilch, you've got him in at nine, so just cracking that top ten. Body your thoughts on the Chubster? Yeah, so I think I'm pretty I think I'm slightly higher than consensus. IDP's on Chub. He's an absolute weapon. I was watching some youtube analysis and they were talking about him having and say highlights. Well, that it's well mate, but...

...they he was the number one running back in yards gained, like by yourself, like a relevant of the offensive line which, like pretty much you can arguably say is the best running back in the league. Base off that. But yeah, as we talked about in the last episode, Browns have improved their offense as a whole, including the offensive line, which which will drive Chubb's touchdowns up. He was lacking in that area a bit last year and obviously so. Yeah, I think he, I think you'll be really good. But the the lack of receiving like he cops that. He cops nothing through the air. That's going to prevent him from, I reckon being in the top five. But I think he'll be definitely top three, if not pushing for top of rushing yards this season. Yeah, very fair. Fee Can, as you just said, like with Derrick Henry, we saw, they don't have to necessarily capable loot as creams. Going to get most the running back receptions, but if he can add touchdowns to it, you know how did yards a game or whatever, all of a sudden he's a very consistently reliable quarterback, running back for your fantasy team. That moves us into number seven. This is probably a final guy that we're pretty variant on and and from the rest of it is it's same position, except for Pilch, hates, one of the top men. We've got Joe Mixon. He is sitting a number seven on the fantasy pros as well. He's number seven, so we spot on their lads. Pilt you are carrying this average made in a number five. So why've you got him so high at number five? Well, the thing about mixing is like Chub, he's an absolute weapon and just goes completely under the radar because of how shit his offensive line is. They the Bengals, had the thirty one. Yeah, run block units, which I believe is worse than to know who was thirty two by any chance? Yeah, keep talking until you I'll wait. MIAMI, Miami. Yeah, so we saw Levi. Hell, we saw lev bell get shafted by his offensive line, but the bengals line was even worse than that and they have added a center and at tackle in the offseason, so that should improve. He's also only twenty four, so natural progression there. We know he's good through the air. He should catch and passes and bringing in Joe Burrow. They won't want him copying hits in his first year, so I'm sure he'll be dishtion it off to our man Joey Mixon most of the season. There is a worry about game script because the Bengals will likely be down twenty t to nil at halftime, which hill right? Why? which does mean he may, he may coup a few listening snap space off that, but I think he's a lock for over three hundred rushing attempts and, like nick, Chub will be right up there for rushing yards, but has a bit more to offer in the passing game than Chubbycock. Get us, curt US, why? Why do you? Why you not wait? Where did you have mixing? Eleven, mix in the Dickson eleven are so you're not that. You know that not awesome, but not often. Why I tires on it. Sh you're under chubby car. But yeah, that's right, shit, just shit team. But no, not wrong, but you sound emotional. Use An emotional describing how bad there mean, you were bundles from bad. No, no, I just feel bad for them. Right, anyway, have any games to they win? Off to or for? I think its three. Anyway. Continue. So I feel like shit came. So he's not going to be at the full potential to what he'LD literally be, but yeah, I feel like you wrack up yards, maybe some touchdowns if he's lucky, because, as I said, bangles a shit team and I know, just on the game script thing. There's also another point that he might even he's not going to get as much time on the pitch you would if he was under good team as well, because, let's be honest, most of the time they're going to be off their offense, going to be off the pitch just watching their defense. capsolutely bummed. So yeah, I know he's obviously a huge talent and he deserves to be racking up way more points, but he just in a shit team. Yeah, not very sound points. Yeah, Joe makes somewhere. Of I got him. I've got him in. It's the old number eight. Pretty Pretty Fair points from both...

...of you. I'm just like a mix of your reasoning. Really he was the sixth, I think, yes, Sixth Best Arby in the second half of last year, so that's basically enough for me to chuck him in my top ten. He was number nine as well in two thousand and eighteen, so it shows that it wasn't just a flute couple games. As we said, the old line is a bit of an issue, but hopefully that improves. I also think he's going to be really good early in the season. They don't have the toughest fixtures early and I think in Joe Barrows first few games I don't think he's, you know, going to be having forty passing attempts stuff like that. I think they're going to be running it a lot more and then maybe is borrow gets a little bit more comfortably, will throw it a bit more. Or even if he is going to throw it, he probably will lower his eyes and look for Joe Mixon as opposed to throwing it to John Ross like seventy yard paths and stuff. So I think he'll be come out the gates hot by and I've got him in at a number eight. But I do like Joe Mixon. I forgot a key piece, a case stap that I brought in. It was he's done hit me. He was number one in the NFL for evaded tackles last season. So look out for look out for Joey mixing this season, boys, and he's obviously got zero competition in that backfield. He'll come get up. Gabney Bernard has been second playing second fit all for three years now, so no danger in him overtaking his snap counts and stuff like that. And Yeah, I think the offense will improve overall. So hopefully a few more points means a few more touchdowns for the joey mix. That moves us into number six. I won't lie, I back I like. I believe you, obviously, but that Chub starts a bit confusing. Hit like a how do you know which yards he made by himself? And they're not yeah, they could. There might be a bit of a judgment in that. Yeah, like, obviously I back them over. My opinion, it's because I don't know as much as they would. But interesting start. That moves us into the number six position. We've got the big down cook. was he on your team, pilch? Last I drafted him, shipped him off to Curtis after a few games and regretted it back. Regretted it ever since. Got Him back right at the end, just in time for him to break his shoulder. Yeah, Nice. So we've got him in at a number six. Piled you've got him in in that spot. Six, Curtis, and me, I've got a minute. Seven. We're actually a bit lower on him than fantasy pros. Fantasy pros have him in at number five, Curtis. Why? View we've all like we don't really have a pro or con against him, as we're all pretty similar. But, Curtis, what are your thoughts on the day for nator. Yeah, you're not wrong. There's no real profil con against him personally. The only issue I've got is that I just don't see their offense before meant as well as it did before, and thus him not getting as much pitch time and therefore not as many yards so and potentially touchdown. So yeah, I feel like he's still he's still an elite running back and you'd be happy to have him in your team for sure. But yeah, I'm just not as on his offense as I was last year, and so I think he might just have less output because that, yeah, a hundred percent agree that one is offense, based on like preseason rankings, has dropped from five to seventeen, pretty much just down to step on digs. That's her rageous. But yeah, I don't know, maybe they've lost a few Oliman as well. I don't know, maybe they're less hot on KIRK COUSINS NOWADAYS. He's also pretty injury prone as well. I I can't remember which year was. It was either two thousand and seventeen or eighteen. One of them here on they played like five games and he got injured in the back end the last year. Also Madison, he's back up, showed a lot in the games he played. So potentially a few more snouts for Madison, which would obviously hurt cook. But Overall Cook was the arb two of last year in terms of average, so pretty hard to have him too low really. We can, like try and make up as many negatives about him, but it's pretty hard to paint a false narrative around him. Is just a jet. They were, and I guess you could argue the step on dig seeing might help him. Like they might have more rushing attempts. They have the fourth easiest fixture as well for running backs, which is pretty idea. That's big, pilch, pilch. Any other points you want it? Yeah, well, he's I think he's in an elite offense and he's an elite player. I actually it's important to mention the holdout business that's going on with Dalvin Cook. If we assume that it's not an issue and he's like playing, everything's fine, then I actually have him at my irb for but if we were to do a draft right now, knowing that there's some risk, I'll take a draft and numbber seven, even though he's not agreed to play it, would you? So, if we did a draft right...

...now, would you take him at seven? No, how if he was holding out, I would like over drop. We don't drop down like twenty. We know the chances of him holding out. I like probably ten percent. I just I don't even know. I no, I don't even think. Well, actually, no, I take that back. I'd just would take him as my arb three, like there's but I would not take him as a start on their way. Well, he was still he was still going the top six or seven picks. But but to be honest, I think I did that with Melbourne last year. So I can't really talk. Imagine he pilled. Imagine you draft him at like for or six or whatever. You draft him. Yeah, and he hasn't plaid entire season. Yeah, like you're going to have to use like a first round pick on this guy exactly, and he might not actually play the first like month. Well then, one, why do you boys han't met? Six then? I just didn't even fact that that any I'm not at on. I'm the assumption the start of the season. All Right, yeah, I'm in the presumption that all play except has to be said. That is it. Has Mixed and decided what he's doing yet either. No, I don't know. Neither. Neither has he or Kamara. After watch out looks the at all looks. Also got NFL every day because, like every day, there's a few more guys added to the COVID list and we're not really too sure what that means for them. I know the Josh Jacobs back up, he got added to that. I think a Tampa Bay right running back got added to that as well. So we'll just have to keep they allowed to play once they test negative. Or what's the go there? Yeah, actually don't know. I'd assume they just have two weeks off, but I guess two weeks how to training plants pretty full on. This season is going to be an absolute shit. I don't lie. I'm going to be surprised if they go through the whole season. Have you seen the baseball now that there's fourteen out? Like there's four teams who's game can't go ahead right now? One team they had seventeen players test positive then they'd already played one match. So there the whole team had to get like tested and had to sit out for two weeks. Then the other day this other team unrelated. They had like six tests positive. They'd already played a team, so they'd like there's four teens wiped out of the COP dire. Can I do what the if I was doing and just create a massive bubble and yeah, but I think it's too late to do that. I think, like you saw how long it took the NBA to do it, like they legit to set it up for like two months so they could try it. But I think it's a bit harder with NFL than it is. Yeah, he's a way right. Yeah, way bigger roster. Yeah, yeah, and like way bigger fields and stuff. We're like in Disneyland. They have like all wherever it's being held. They have like three basketball courts there. So it's actually okay where it's like not too many places with like three or four NFL fields, and also there's way more people too. How's in terms of NFL, like each team has like fifty players as opposed to fifteen. But yeah, I don't know. I think I would not be surprised if it doesn't go ahead, but I don't think the deep south of America would take to that to you kindly. Yeah, we'll see. We'll see what happens. I Know Garden minshew tested positive today. So every day another domino falls and we're just going to have to keep an eye on that one, but we're still going to act like it's going ahead. That moves us into our top five at number five of' Got Alvin Kamara of the New Orleans saints. I've got him at number five. Piach hasn't a number four. Curtis hasn't another six. So once again, berries similar fancy pros haven't a number four. Pilch, why have you got him in your top for just based on the fact that he's a God? Two years ago he was the running back three behind McCaffrey and Berkeley. He's on one of the best offenses in the camp. Last season he's touchdown numbers surprisingly weren't up, weren't up to scratch. Hard to see. That is weird. Yeah, it's hard to see that being low again this season. And like assuming he's had a couple of injury, injury scares in the past. But assuming he's fit, he'll be. He'll be a weapon. But I will say if we do assume that cook is completely fine with his hold out business, I'm taking cook ahead of Kamara. Interesting, Curtis, what are your thoughts on album? Oh, he's and elite running back. Yeah, just in elite running back and I think, yeah, he just want to do what he does, as he's always does. Just whip up the yards, which touchdowns and you'll be out. I'll be one, no matter where you take him, and they're probably one of the more safe picks. Yeah, obviously has probably the most passing upside as well. Yeah, understand,...

...probably the best, arguably one of the best. They're not the best, but probably the third best offense in the league, behind multiple and Kansas. Has To be said. We'll we talk about this maybe next week. But latavius Marie, I don't know what he's doing. You can go get a starting GIG and most teams I reckon. Yeah, I'm not really sure. Wise resigned to being a running back up to the Albham Camara bit, fair enough. Thing is he'll get he'll get some more right snaps. Marie Luck Yeah, Ma won't get as many snaps as these are the elite blokes, but he lay more efficient. Yeah, one thing that's easily one thing that is soon about Kumara is the injuries, though, especially last year. That was actually that was red lights. When I saw that last year I was like don't know if I would take in this year because of that. Well, actually, I would take him for sure, but, like, I know, it's just right. It's just read belt. Like you know when the bells a ringing, mate, you like Shit that fully. Yeah, whatever. Red Flags, mate, not. That's yeah, it's a worried it's a certain worry. Yeah, it's a tough one with the injuries, though, because you can look at it the two ways. You can be like, oh, shite, they are prone, or you could be like, well, they're going to have two injuries in their career. They've used one up already, so they're probably not due for the other one in a while. So which right? Which Weird Category Rock and he's in? I've got ideas. As pill shaded, it's a hundred percent luck, but also probably depends on the nature of the injuries, like I know ham strings. Once you do them in like desiccated shoulders, you're well more likely to do them again. But I can't say no too much about his injury history. So yeah, that's how first member of the top five just to all around superstar and one of the best offenses. So can't really see him slipping down like he's probably one of the safest picks going round, I think. I don't think he can be in the top three, don't think he can be outside the top eight. I think he's family stuck in that slot in between. Number four we got Derrick Henry. Me and Pill Curtis have them a number three pilch. You haven't him and number eight. Fantasy pros have him at number six pilch. Why you not a big Fan of Henry, while why do you think he is going to decrease? Basically, well, just the fact that it's a it's a PPR league. Obviously he's influence in the passing game is next to zero, but then again he was the best running back in the second half of last year. He racked up yards. He looks like he was playing against school kids in that second half of the season and like towards the playoff end was it was stupid, but they have lost their best tackle and apparently he plays on the side that Harry Henry likes to run to, which is the right side, I believe, and he's a weapon of an offensive tackle. So that's a big out for Henry and I do think his his ownline produced a lot of his yards for him. So I think I think he'll definitely decrease, but it's seems pretty stiff. But I just I just think the other blocks will be better. Yeah, fair enough, Curtis. It's good. I feel like I don't know why, but obviously when the Heisman at a college and he always performed last year. So I don't know he's I think he's actually he's arguably a more consistent running back than you could say about anyone else, purely because of his size. So you know he's going to be able to like break tackles and he's obviously quick off the mark. So I feel like the variability in Henry is less than anyone out. So I don't feel like he's in a drop as much as pilch says. And also he can actually catch, like if you watch you takes from Alabama, Alabama, you got end them, you've got to send it. You can't say right can yeah. Yeah, if you actually watch his tapes you can actually catch. So if they throw it to him, there's a genuine chance that he could add that to his repertoire next year. So we'll have to see, but I think he's definitely in your top for running backs. Yeah enough, very four. Yeah, pretty much same reasoning is you Kurt in the second half of last year, is r bet in the first, well, the whole season he was the r be for probably the only concern about him is that he's never done it in the past. So in two thousand and seventeen he was forty eight. Two Thousand and eighteen he was twenty two. So that's you could probably argue as a flash of the pen, but I don't really see a world where he's not one of the best rushes, which will probably just butt in just in terms of that will probably put him in like the top eight and then, you know, stuff like touchdowns and catches will probably decide how well he actually goes. Now to our top three. Number three, we've got zeke Ezekiel ellett...

Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys. I've got him at number two. Pilach, you've got him at three, Kurts got him at for fantasy pros, have a number three. Relax, me base no position off where the implication is so spicy. Last year he was the fifth ranked quarter a running back and fourth and the second half of last year. In two thousand and eighteen he was also the sixth. So he showed he is like a perennial beast. In two thousand and seventeen he was also third. So allas it last year assistant. He was fifth in yeah, and I don't think Dallas played up to their potential last year, especially later on. Well, just the whole year really, they weren't that good. Well, I think everyone's expecting them to improve a lot this year, especially on his side of the ball. So in attack they're coming into this season with the third ranked offense. There are liners, also one of the greatest in the COMP third ranked oline. So yeah, there's not too much to hate about Zeke. I just don't really see a world where he decreases on last year's I don't think he played to his top ability last year and he, you know, was our be five. So I don't really see why it's that's awce of a pick. Like yeah, fair enough, you could have them, the three could have it for but think of play on for any of those reasons, Curtis, why have you got a minute? For I just feel like there is above him. Are Going to perform better and I don't know, probably just got a little grudge against him because when I had him last year he did perform as well as I was expecting, to be honest, because I don't when I picked him up I was like or ill be he could have been the top three for sure, and then he started the season was pretty average, so relative to what I would have expected. So yeah, I don't know, but that's it. Like there's no way he would be outside top five. And their offense improves, but compared to last year, for sure. So you'd think that, as you were saying, you know, it opens up a bit more for him. Yeah, hundred and better, coach. Yeah, that's very big one. That's a huge one. Actually, the coach with Dogtion to it. What was the little snigger about their mate? Why do you think it's so interesting that I've got him at number two? That's not it's not. It's more so the deeper implication, which will well, you can talk about it. Yeah, you can explain that, but first see with he's The textbook definition of what you want. As you're running back one. You can literally pencil him in for eighteen points each week because he's getting a hundred yards. He's he's more involved in the passing game than you're, Derrick Henry's and your nick chubs. So that's why I think he edged them out in that category. And Yeah, he'll be right up there for rushing. So and I froff him. Watch his highlights every night. Some good material for those playing at home. If you want to get on that, normally I'd say that's a joke, but I wouldn't even put a past you. You are a weird dude. So why do you think it's strange that I've got him above, say, Kue' Se Que? Did you say you had Henry at three or four? Yeah, appender, it's three, Berkeley at for yeah, it's just probably at full icy one, mate. That is realistically. That actually doesn't matter where you have your top for running backs, because it's like, yes, you're fair, first pick. It's a week, I guess if you get the first pick or the second pick in that is but like if your pick for you just going to pick what it will actually I don't know would you take? Would you go if you had lamand Avis? Would you go lamar above? I was thinking about how high do you take Lamar? This year and move might maybe he's almost he's if effectively a running back. So hard it depends. Effectively a running back who can throw touchdown. It depends. Well, I don't write this whole attitude and quarterback or two quarterback league, but I don't get that attitude because he's he was so much better. He was four points average on average better than the Arby Qb two of last year. So, even if it is only one QB, or whether it's to get be but whatever, like proportionately he's so much better than the other quarterbacks. Like doesn't that make you want to take him the first round? I think if I had first pick, like I'll be honest, getting not too good with draft grategy, but yeah, if I first picked as a genuine chance, so go lamar above everyone. Yeah, it's like I understand why running backs are taken early, but it's like to me it just depends on what they are relative to the rest. Like I think I took Travis Kelce in the second round or something, because, relative to the other tight ends as only two or three that are like decent. So if you if you're getting the fourth, yeah, tight and all of a sudden you're at a huge tight end talk to me...

...or I agree with that tight end call, but the difference, like the quarterback eight is still a beast, whereas the tight end ate is dog shit. But but he's like six points below Lamar. So not in a religion to the Lamar. Is the actually good, though, if you but the in a normal year like Lamar won't be that far I'll guarantee you. He won't be that far ahead this year. Put Fifty Bucks on it. Yeah, no, but he'll take the differences, though. He's the Max your tight ends going to score is what like twenty something points? Lamarket with you, forty something points. Everyone, I can Matt Stafford Mate in a given week get. But who's The doing more often? Lamar? Yeah, and now absolutely do it is afid what how many times in the right here that I'm saying May, if you're taking Lamar with your first pick, when the thing comes back around to you, you're coping for net as you're running back one where everyone's else is rolling with Chub Henry. Yeah, I didn't get why that's such an issue. Yeah, and then when it's based for nets so far below, by the way, I'll surprise for Nett didn't cough an appearance on the solar it was. He was actually first, first man out, so he was there. Can I ask what you had him cook? Well, I had an eighteen, but will chat about it next week. It was lowest that whole I was hiding. Yeah, I was the highest. Yeah, so we need to finish this chat about the tonys. It's gray sequangie. What. Yeah, so what do you think is spicy about me having Sequanji at number for me? Well, if you even have to talk about number one, quiet, twenty eight, ten, two thousand and eighteen sequangie put up twenty four points per game with the Shitt a star line in the competition. When he finally shook his ankle injury at the end of the last season. I'm pretty sure I ac. I had to cop versing Corp that week. Pretty sure say Jone scored forty nine points on me. So not for old Knox me out of yeah, I'm pretty sure he chucked up thirty plus in like the last three weeks of the season. So he's just he's like Zeek but with shit ton more upside, because you'll catch ten balls as well as running a hundred yards. He's literally their entire offense down worries. It's New York versus Dallas. It's New York versus the only worries the are line. One one thing's going to average forty points a game. One team's going to add. I just have to say this. I think New York's offense is genuinely one of the most spicy offenses in the NFL the moment. We talked about this everywhere. Should be better, but it's not going to be. Going to be that will be here. It's so spicy, like there's so much upside to their offense. It's not even funny. Don't like think you better think it's sake. One more though. If Daniel Jones does bad, think about where we chuck Jones for our QB's right. It's nice. Not In the top twelve, yeah, but he's very smarty. It's the seventh rated offense coming into this season. So really shit they and our can sake. One's only better than he was in previous year's better better offensive line, better qb, a reckon as a core in terms that wide receivers, better than when they had Odell because there were so reliant and o'dell now that they can switched up a bit more and they kind of do it as a core. So I think I think the say one has a big year. Thoughts. Yeah, fair enough. Will pull to obviously degrees, as he's in number two. Obviously agree because he's in my top five. But Ye know, back that also, I think in their red zone I think they're all I could run it in, the pass it in where that Gary obviously see it's going to run in a lot. But, like you know, they wouldn't be afraid to help their plethora wide receivers. That also applies to Derrick Henry as well. Probably all going to beat barn storming through for touchdowns. So that just leaves us to the final man, the underspeeded number one picking every draft across the world this year. I think if any league doesn't take him a number one, the league should be kicked off the server like she's just pretty rude. Christian McCaffrey of the Carolina Panthers. Anything, anything, we need to say. Average twenty nine point five last year, which was almost nine higher. Second, wait, what, that's the silliest thing I heard. So yeah, I'll be taking with pick one. Thanks Boys, surely, because I'm hosted the PODCAST, I get pick one. Yeah, you can have pick one, all right. My take...

...on this is that I all the snake, the snake, the snake system. You don't want pick one, dear. Yeah, but I'll get one. It is last year I had. Last year, I had the last pick in the first round and I'm telling you, it hurt the bull stack. Hey A, you got lucky because I took James Conner. So you got the leak. I liked my position last year. I think I had picked three. Yeah, yours was are just the middle of each round, are you? You got pick four, corker, because Campbell took my homes at pick two, and then this do in middle of each round. o Cork is doing the middle of each round. Yeah, I write the middle, but at least pick one. You don't have to think it's nice. It's just a straight up given. So yeah, CEMC NOT, as I keep saying, not much to say really. Their offense is probably going to improve this year, which will not only only help him. And there's a crazy thing about CMC. I think he's only twenty three or twenty four. Yeah, yeah, SMART PUK it. We say that like he's not going to be able to average that ever again. But like there's not really much suggesting why can't his body? His body won't be able to copy that many hits for another season. You Sha Disagree? His Dad proved that wrong. He's dad was a running back. Many hits, mate. We don't know, though. You could he be a freak and he could just be for like falls, he's drugs and he's it's in his genetics. Mate, his dad was an absolute full of running back as well, and they's all the time. He's body. It's just the weirdest thing because he's like not even tall, but he's like just such a tank. He's an get basically. Obviously, say Kue is under that up more moost, these guys are under that umbrella as well, but it's McCaffrey's like biceps and quads. Yeah, pretty we McCaffrey and say Kuere neck level in that category, like Boris and one when he ods. Yeah, when you see both of them you're like fuck, like there they're legit nuggets. Yeah, so there's not really there's not. Even US talk about the great man. He in two thousand and seventeen. First Year in the League, he was caroline is Ar bet came thirteen overall in the whole league. That's how much of a boost. Yes, two thousand and eighteen came Thir two thousand and nineteen came first by nine points, as I mentioned, and it wasn't like just a couple foot games there on. In the second half of last year he was also number one and he's a genius. I think their offense will improve. Their are liners and proved his tiny bit. And Yeah, I just don't really see anything to chat badly about. The great man consensus done one pick by all three of us and fantasy pros. So, yeah, anything else you want to touch on about these this top fit tops? was tempted by pretty say quent a one, not going to lie. Yeah, I was just about to say I've got say Kue and McCaffrey in the same tier and then a drop off too, number three. So I probably was voice. Actually wouldn't mind what it's say when what is say when I don't enough. He's what it's a Quan companies. First Year on fantasy, first, second, second. Yeah, for the on total point, second on average. Yeah, so he's just showing up the KAFFREY. Yeah, but they average to the exact same thing. Twenty four point one and then the last year one was he lest the last year? Yeah, by the way, it was. Let me just say something. They quant have an opportunity to say, just injured. Who averaged first that season so early? Why wasn't he on the list? You Boys, he always like you've always dogged him, because he's right. He just injured all the time. Because don't him. I didn't. I got twenty seven, twenty second. Last season on the rams he had the third highest snap count in the league. And Save it's too. Will Save this, lads, will say this is an actual chapel, injury prone, injury risk and playing third highest snaps. Pill is shit, pilch and how many tea drivings for a month? Letter downs. How many times did he let down young cork and every week mate, because he had a stinker of a season. But they're there. That's all I have to say and all I have to run block like. Like Curtis, he average two point five more than, say, quine and Christi McCaffrey in two thousand and eighteen. So that's two thousand and eighteen. Yeah, and then, Moore, you just brought it up as an example to for the say Kuan Over C MC so. But the difference is that Todd Gurley has a history of being injured ever since the end of two thousand and eighteen and has not been able to big history, mate, well, the one. The thing is, though, it's proved to be a chronic injury that had he has not been able to recover from. Like where do you have girly seventeen? But will tell about this next all all I have to say is a all I've say they get rid of him. The Ram just got rid of him. That...

...just proves to me that there's series injury issues associated with him. He's why do you don't be late? But because why would you just get rid of him? Because he's probably asking for like silly coin. Yeah, our can nose more on silly point. Anyway, he would it be asking for more. He was already on it. Well, we'll chat about this next week. Will chat about everyone who got he got missed out. Missed out on this top fifteen. Quite a few snubbings actually, or I think we all had about two or three in our top fifteen who didn't make the consensus list. So we'll go through them will also maybe go through a few rookies who could be bolters, a few, you know, our be two's and their respective sides. That could come out of nowhere. And yet that's pretty much it. I won't lie. I have to do some thinking. I'm not too sure what day the next fantasy episode is going to come out because it's my fifty episode and this isn't the fifty. We're not doing fantasy for the fifty episode. So I don't know whether to bring fantasy forward or push it back or bring the fifty special episode forward or back. So I don't know, got some work things to work out there. But this is coming out on the Saturday. So enjoy the rest of your weekend or, if you listen to it a couple days later, enjoy the rest of your week. Stay strong in lockdown. It's not ideal, but if you feeling bad, feel lonely, cat to a mate, as we've done today, even if you live in each other off about a fantasy sport. That's all good. But thanks for joining me, Lads. Thanks Cork. Appreciate it, Matt. Cheers, boys, and thanks for listening say out I was that was beast. I enjoyed that when they got saucy Pi any crey started rich, each so riffing.

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