Jerick McKinnon vs. Adrian Peterson: The Great Athleticismgasm

Adrian Peterson’s athletic profile and fantasy resume project him to be amongst the league’s best backs once again, but history would suggest Peterson’s floor is lower than his action-hero reputation suggests.

It’s time to let someone else invest high draft capital on him. The much younger, much cheaper Jerick McKinnon is a better value in all formats.

Justin Forsett-RB-Baltimore Ravens

Justin Forsett: The Sky is Fallin’

Justin Forsett’s perceived role and opportunity has driven up his cost while destroying any realistic chance to return that value.

Fear not, there is another running back on the Ravens that may be able to provide you with the incredible value that Forsett did last year.


Injury Prone? Why We’re All Wrong

The question was “DeMarco Murray or Arian Foster?”. The year was 2014. In my unwavering support for Killer Tofu, my response was “DeMarco Murray has never played 16 games”. It was a dumb thing to say.

Those who dabble in the depths of football hyperbole know that what I meant was, “because DeMarco Murray had never played a full NFL season in his first three tries, he was unlikely to ever do so.” The same logic is used all the time to rationalize why a player will get injured, or conversely why he won’t.

Get on the Bus, Gus Johnson

Gus Johnson is the biggest, strongest running back on the Dallas Cowboys. He also has a history of dominant workhorse-level productivity. This UDFA small-school superstar is completely free in every fantasy football format; you need him on your team RIGHT NOW.


Uno, Dos, Tre (McBride)!

The Titans drafted McBride in the seventh round. NFL receivers drafted in rounds four through seven do not pan out often, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t worth examining closely.

Tre McBride is nearly free in all formats and now is the time to stash him, particularly in dynasty leagues. McBride could see a decent bump in value by mid or late season and even if he doesn’t, he’s got the workout metrics and college production to warrant a dynasty roster spot.

Tyler Gaffney: Last Action Sleeper

Unlisted on the New England RB depth chart on Rotoworld, Tyler Gaffney is the most versatile running back to land in New England since Robert Edwards.

Gaffney possesses a true bell cow profile and has potential for greatness. Tyler Gaffney is one of fantasy football’s true sleepers in 2015.

RB-Atlanta Falcons

Tevin Coleman vs. Devonta Freeman: A Bird in Hand

Athletic profiles and college resumes may predict both Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman’s roles on the Atlanta Falcons in 2015.

Given Atlanta’s high volume offense, and the unique strengths and weaknesses of both players, each is a value play at their current ADPs.


Allen Robinson and the Dez Bryant Comp

The most popular and oft-discussed feature of is the Best Comparable feature. The Best Comparable Player for each quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end matches each skill position player to his most similar counterpart at the NFL level.

Some comparisons are tremendously positive, such as Allen Robinson to Dez Bryant. Others illustrate red flags such as Martavis Bryant to Justin Hunter.


For Whom Kenny Bell Tolls

From size to speed to burst to agility, Kenny Bell looks a lot like Odell Beckham Jr.

The advanced metrics suggest that Kenny Bell is poised to become the No. 3 wide receiver for a rapidly improving Tampa Bay offense.


Bust Rate Retrospect

The crux of Zero RB Theory is that running backs bust more frequently than quarterbacks, wide receivers, and tight ends.

A detailed study of cost-discounted positional bust rates by the RotoUnderworld Team has yielded five actionable observations.