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It's May, so we can finally start thinking about the fantasy football. With all players being drafted in NFL last week, the landscape has changed. With that in mind, we will project some of the most effective rookies for the 201
As we all know, it's rare that the big recipients of beginners break out, other than the historical 2014 class. With a deep springback team this year we will focus on top-level players who are potential beginners in any league.
There are six rookiebacks that should be undisputed starters together with a possible trap chosen in the first round and a sleeper you may not have heard of. These are the eight names you need to know before your imagination.
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From 2008 to 2017, only seven backbones were prepared in the top 10. Here's how their rookies shook out:
- Leonard Fournette: 304 touches, 1,342 yards from scrimmage and 10 touchdowns
- Christian McCaffrey: 197 touches, 1,086 meters from scrimmage and seven touchdowns
- Ezekiel Elliott: 354 touches, 1,994 meters from scrimmage and 16 touchdowns
- Todd Gurley: 250 touches, 1,294 meters from scrimmage and 10 touchdowns
- Trent Richardson: 318 touches, 1,317 meters from scrimmage and 12 touchdowns
- CJ Player: 98 touches, 440 meters from scrimmage and a touchdown
- Darren McFadden: 142 touches, 784 meters from scrimmage and four touchdowns
Even if you do not believe Saquon Barkley was worth the second Overall Choice, the team commits to play top 10 selections. The top 10 leagues have recently seen successes from an imaginary perspective, and the New York Giants rookie should see 200 plus touch for 1000 plus meters and about 10 touchdowns this season.
While the giants lost important internal offensive lines in the free agency, including DJ Fluker, Justin Pugh and Weston Richburg, they prepared UTEP watch Will Hernandez in the second round.
Based on their actions this offseason, it is fair to say that the new front office and coaching staff believe that Giant's backfield, not offensive line, was the reason that New York was one of five teams to rush for 3.9 meters per berry or less 2016 and 2017.
Regardless of their right, they invested in Barkley, and he should be considered as this class's top fantasy player.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers General Manager Jason Licht wants to fix his crime. Since 2014, he has only used three of his nine pickups in the top 40 on defensive players while he strives hard on the offensive side of the ball.
His latest offensive top 40 retrieval is former American trojans driving Ronald Jones II, who rushed for 3,619 meters and 39 touchdowns in his college career. He landed in a rather favorable place, as the team's highest return is Peyton Barber, a 2016 undrafted free agent who had only 537 yards of scrimmage last year.
Jones should be a 16-game starter if it's healthy. Jacquizz Rodgers is the only other veteran back in the team besides Barber and is a third downback, which would limit Jones snaps at appropriate drops. Still, Rodgers is not a big threat to start this year. He has only eclipsed 100 bears once in his seven-year career (129 in 2016.)
Projecting 200 hands can be a bit ambitious because both Rodgers and Barber can see the field in captivating situations, but Jones should be in
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Wade Payne / Associated Press
There was no team worse at driving the ball last season than Washington Redskins, according to Pro Football References expected score model. After The LSU product Derrius Guice tumbled into the 59th overall pickup after being projected as a late first or first election in the second round for over a year, Washington prepared him to remedy the situation in the country's capital.
Guice and pass-catcher Chris Thompson seems to be a perfect combination. Thompson is an established backfield threat in the passing game and sends 1 126 meters to just 878 meters rushing in his career. On the back, Guice only took 32 balls on LSU while he carried the ball 471 times.
Last year, the tigers often took Guice out on the field at Passing Falls for Darrel Williams, an undrafted back that took 23 balls in 2017. Expect Thompson to be the primary passenger in Washington, but Guice will be the main ball carrier. After Sami Perine, the ball ran 175 times as part-time starter last year, it is safe to say that Guice will receive 200 plus berries.
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This can not be specified enough times: Seattle Seahawks backs had 17 berries minus-11 yards and zero touchdowns last season inside the 10-yard line.
This offseason, they only added two midfield add-ons on the offensive line, preparing Jamarco Jones in the fifth round and giving DJ Fluker one year, $ 1.5 million in free agency. But the Seahawks have finally been in charge for the first time since Marshawn Lynch left the Pacific after the 2015 campaign.
After cycling through Chris Carson, JD McKissic, CJ Prosise and Mike Davis last season, Seattle Rashaad Penny chose 27th overall election, and he will be the guy for head coach Pete Carroll. Penny posted 459 touches and 39 touchdowns in his last two years in the San Diego State, which should calm the nerves of Seahawks fans when carrying the ball inside 10.
He produced these numbers in 27 games and included a 2016 campaign where Penny shared time in the backfield. Lynch is just back who got more than 400 touches during Carroll in Seattle (1,615 touches). Leon Washington is second to the list of 357.
If Carroll connects with Penny as he did for Lynch, the Aztec product will be a 300-touch player. However, the number of role players on the depth chart should scale back these expectations.
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Pro Football Focus rated Carlos Hydes 2017 season with San Francisco 49ers as a 50.3 on a scale from 40 to 100. It is similar to Chris Ivory , as Jacksonville Jaguars released this offseason. As for the veterans on Cleveland's roster, Hyde is the top runner, while Duke Johnson, who had 82 berries and 74 last week's defenses, is the fighter from the backfield.
If Hyde was as bad as Pro Football Focus rated him, why can Chubb not put him as the team's best runner in September or midseason? After writing 6.3 meters per berry at college and elaborated in the 35 th overall, there is more room for optimism in a 22-year All-SEC back than a 27-year-old not immediately signed by Kyle Shanahan, to A big part is considered to be one of the brightest offensive senses in the sport.
From 2016 to 2017 on teams that went in combination 1-31, drove back Isaiah Crowell had 404 as the team's premier runner. With a talented offensive line, Browns should have one of the best ball control crimes. Two hundred berries are a fairly low goal for Cleveland's best runners, either Hyde or Chubb.
At least one baseline fits (Tyrod Taylor) at last on the roster, they could win seven matches, which could put them in more positions to drive the ball and protect a lead. Taylor's double-risk ability, a key to Buffalo's running game over the years, can also open runways in Cleveland.
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According to Pro Football Reference Expected Points Model, Detroit Lions had the second worst running game in the NFL last season. Part of it was due to run back. And some of it was due to holes in the offensive line, some of which were caused by injuries.
In the past three years, the lions added tackle Taylor Decker and Ricky Wagner alongside domestic offensive lines Graham Glasgow, T.J. Lang and Frank Ragnow. They have not yet played together, but on paper they look like one of the best units in football.
This fits well for Kerryon Johnson, a back that was made by Auburn for the Lion with the 43th alphabet picking in the draft. Johnson logged 2,494 rushing yards and 32 rushing touchdowns along with 55 receptions during his three-year SEC and he's only 20 years old.
Theo Riddick, Dwayne Washington, Ameer Abdullah and Zach Zenner have had years to earn the full time game in Detroit, and none of them have brought the results it wanted. It's possible that veteran LeGarrette Blount steals a finish line that keeps Johnson from a significant touchdown number this season, but he should be the team's top back in the 20's.
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- Mike Gillislee (104 berries and a reception 2017)
- Rex Burkhead (64 berries and 30 receptions 2017)
- James White 56 receptions 2017)
Doug Benc / Associated Press  Since 2006 there have been 251 instances when a running back wears the ball at least 200 times in a single season. Of the 251, New England Patriots produced only three of them, all to be back, who only made it once with the team: LeGarrette Blount (299 in 2016), Stevan Ridley (290 years of 2012) and BenJarvus Green-Ellis (229 in 2010 ). In 2014, the team did not even play a single 100-wear rusher.
This is all while the patriots played overwhelmingly with the management, as they have written a 151-41 record during that period. Investing in a New England back in fantasy has mostly been stupid gold for a decade plus. Despite the fact that Georgia drove back, Sony Michel was elected in the first round of this in-depth draft. Along the ghosts of running back past.
Make things more complicated, Patriots have some depth in place:
While the loss of Dion Lewis, which has since signed with Tennessee Titans, releases 180 berries, it only opens 32 backfield receptions.
Capturing the ball from the backfield is one of the biggest positive effects on Michel's game. Will he compete with Burkhead and White for what he does best? Be careful optimistic about Michel in New England, with emphasis on cautiously.
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If you're looking for a deep sleeper car, watch out for Los Angeles Rams driving back John Kelly. Kelly fell to the sixth round after a few projections, he had come out on the board on day 2, but more importantly he is the only Rams driving back with some kind of pedigree behind star back Todd Gurley.
Last year, only two backs in Los Angeles had more than 11 in the season: Gurley (279) and Malcolm Brown (63). In one game Gurley did not play, Brown played the ball 14 times and was directed five times.
If Gurley goes down with an injury, Rams uses the reluctance to run football (ninth in NFL in trial) and use Körbackar in the matching game (Gurley had 87 goals) could kelly Kelly into one of the 10 most valuable slots in the fantasy football . Brown, which the team has not played often and was signed as an unprecedented free agent in 2015, is the only thing in the way if Gurley can not fit on Sundays. If you can only use a roster site at Kelly, it's worth the reward.