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    • #53599
      Avatarayal9125
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      I have the 3rd pick in a 16 team league and I think that the first two teams will go Gurley and Bell leaving me Ezekiel Elliott, David Johnson, Alvin Kamara, and Saquon Barkley to choose from all 4 are not bad options.  To me Elliott would be the safest pick of the bunch.  Johnson will have a new offensive scheme and O line issues. Kamara will have to share with Ingram when he comes back and I would prefer to have  a RB that is a workhorse with the 3rd pick.  Saquon Barkley should be a beast getting all the work and if he does what experts have been saying he will do he should finish top 3 at the RB position my only concern is the hamstring injury and him not practicing, I will be drafting this Saturday and would have to take him on faith.  I’m stuck between Elliott and Barkley I think Elliott is the safe pick and Barkley will be swinging for the fences what do you guys think?

    • #53602
      Shawn ChildsShawn Childs
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      In an overall contest, I’m taking Kamara. He has the best combination of TDs and catches while owning plenty of explosiveness. The Saints will throw a ton of ball to the RB position with a high RB opportunity.

      I like the comparison of Elliott and Barkley. The Giants have a lot more weapons, which will lead to more TDs, but their offensive line isn’t great, and I’m torn on the upside and value of TDs by Barkley. He’s going to be a beast, but Elliott already is plus the Cowboys’ offense will run through him. Dallas will rank near the top of the league in rushing TDs while ranking much lower in overall TDs.

      David Johnson has a high floor and ceiling as well in his pass catching value. He should rank in the top three in RB catches in 2018. His opportunity is just as high as Elliott with a better resume in catches.

      Again, in PPR leagues, I’d rank them this way: Kamara, Johnson, Elliott, and Barkley.

      In the end, all answers to this question could be right, but which player will be the best at the end of the year? My gut says, Barkley.

    • #53608
      Dr. RotoDr. Roto
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      I disagree with Shawn. I am taking Zeke. That offense will go through him and he will touch the ball 320 times including 50 receptions. I LOVE Barkley, but the Giants can’t give him that workload in his first season.

      • #53613
        Shawn ChildsShawn Childs
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        Doc, if you go on a date with a good looking girl and she puts out every week, are you going to give her a call again the following week? The Giants are going to feed Saquan as much as they can while game score will determine his ultimate opportunity. Last year Eli completed about 100 passes to the RB position. Barkley will have close to the same value for me in catches as Elliott. Dallas will run the ball a lot more and they will score rushing TDs. The best playmakers get the ball in the NFL. It will be real interesting to see how the top RB unfold in 2018. Someone is going to be bust and someone will be a beast the Fantasy playoffs like Gurley was in 2018.

    • #53615
      Adam RonisAdam Ronis
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      It’s Zeke for me. It’s clear what the Cowboys want to do and it’s feed Elliott. They made it clear in his rookie season and they did the same last year despite Elliott missing six games due to a suspension. Elliott had 322 carries for 1,631 yards (5.1 yards per carry) with 15 touchdowns as a rookie and caught 32 of 40 passes for 363 yards with a touchdown.

      Elliott wasn’t as efficient last season with the offensive line hindered by some injuries, but the volume was still there. In ten games, he had 242 carries for 983 yards (4.1 yards per carry) with seven touchdowns and caught 26 of 38 targets for 269 yards and two touchdowns. According to Pro Football Focus, Elliott ran 26.7 routes per game compared to 17.6 as a rookie. In 25 games, Elliott is averaging 129.9 yards per game.

      One of the knocks on Elliott is the lack of receptions, but Elliott can catch the football and Dallas is likely to pass him the ball more. Elliott had 3.8 targets per game last season and averaged more than 10 yards per reception. All he needs is a slight uptick in receptions to be in the conversation as the No. 1 running back at the end of the season.

      Some people are concerned because Dez Bryant and Jason Witten are gone and teams will focus on stopping Elliott. What do you think teams have been doing the last two years? Everyone knew Elliott was getting the football and he was still good. Bryant and Witten weren’t stretching the defense and the Cowboys haven’t had a receiver that could stretch the field.

      Elliott is talented, has a good offensive line and will get a lot of volume. He has a high floor every week. He had one awful game in Denver last season when the Cowboys got trounced. He was a RB1 in the nine other games. All the ingredients are there to finish as one of the top Fantasy running backs.

    • #55051
      Avatarayal9125
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      Thanks guys for the advice it helped me confirm my thoughts but now with the news breaking that the Cowboys might lose their center and another lineman banged up it seams that Zeke’s O-line might not be as great as we thought. So what do you guys think now?  I think the first two picks are Gurley and Bell with that being said where would you guys go?  This is a 16 team ppr league just looking to hear what you guys think and go from there thanks again.

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