The Big Three RBs

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    The Big Three RBs

    Initially, the front of most drafts in 2019 consisted of four stud RBs (Saquon Barkley, Ezekiel Elliott, Christian McCaffery, and Alvin Kamara). The holdout of Elliott has pushed him to the fourth option in most leagues while seeing him slide to the sixth position in some recent high-stakes drafts.

    Barkley owns the edge in touches over McCaffery and Kamara while having the talent and opportunity to match each other option in catches. His biggest question comes in the overall scoring ability by the Giants, which in turn dictates his upside in TDs. Either way, Saquon will have a floor of 20 Fantasy points in PPR leagues in almost every week of the season.

    McCaffery and Kamara look to be almost in a deadlock in opportunity in 2019. Christian will lose carries to Cam Newton while Alvin gives up some playing time on early downs to Latavius Murray. I would put the over/under on rushes for Newton and Murray at 120. My edge in this decision goes to Kamara based on his potential upside in TDs. The Saints have scored 49 rushes TDs over the last two seasons, which adds the extra element of explosiveness to the RB position in New Orleans.

    For the record, Elliott is going to be a volume runner in line with Barkley, but he is going to lose about six rushing TDs to Dak Prescott. Dallas will score more than New York, but Ezekiel may now have enough targets to match Saquon in the passing game.

    Either way, all of the top options look attractive with the big winner being the player that shines in Weeks 14 to 16 in the high-stakes market.

    Barkley – @PHI, MIA, @WAS

    McCaffery – @ATL, SEA, @IND

    Kamara – SF, IND, @TEN

    Elliott – @CHI, LAR, PHI

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Shawn Childs has been a high stakes Fantasy baseball and football player since 2004 where he had success in his first season (three titles and $25,000 in winnings). In early years of the high stakes market in Fantasy baseball, he was ahead of the curve in player evaluation, draft value, and free agent bidding setting up four top-five finishes in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship. He has four AL-only Auction titles, one NL-only title, and five Main Event titles plus an overall title in 2012 at RTFBC (netted $10,000). This success led to an induction into the NFBC Baseball Hall of Fame. His success in the high stakes market led to a career in providing Fantasy Baseball and Fantasy Football content. On the football side, he’s competed and won in all different formats – auctions, draft championship, main events, and high-dollar leagues. He won 2nd place overall in the 2014 Most Accurate Salary Cap Expert contest at FantasyPros.As a dual-sport player, it was natural to transition to the daily games where he is a “swing for the fences type of guy.” Childs has appeared in one FanDuel NFL Live Final and one DraftKings NFL Live Final, a season-ending tournament which led to a couple of chances to win over $1,000,000.