- August 13, 2019 at 10:47 am #110402
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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