Fantasy football analyst Dalton Dale Donne analyzes some key figures as we move through the 2023 draft season.
Tony Pollard’s case as the RB2 of fiction
Christian McCaffrey It deserves first place among fantasy RBs due to its use in Kyle Shanahan‘s a crime (even with Elijah Mitchell Factor). But there’s a great class after CMC that consists of nine contestants all with similar arguments (and questions) for being ranked next. Tony Pollard He is the No. 2 running back (his expert consensus rank is RB7), especially now with Ezekiel Elliot in New England. Pollard averaged 19.3 PPR points when given in 10 campaigns Last season, which could have been good for the RB3 fantasy.
He finished as RB8 despite being seen Fewer than 50% of shots in eight games He totaled a modest 232 touches – the Dallas running back combined for 524And Elliott went. Pollard won’t become a real factor in getting 325+ touches, but he is middle 102.3 yards from scrimmage and 0.91 touchdowns during the games Blitz averaged over 50% throughout his career; Now, it’s clear that he’s been groomed for most of the opportunities in his career.
Meanwhile, there are reasons for concern from the other eight contestants running in the same ranking:
Pollard in the third round was always too good to be true, but still Absolute smash in the late second.
Bonus: You might want to avoid Rachaad White at ADP
white Many see fairy love as a potential new backbone for the Buccaneers thanks to RB’s small rivalry in Tampa Bay. But expectations need to be kept in check (and fictional picks about 81.1 Yahoo ADP should be used elsewhere, like our man Rashaad Penny instead). White is a late third round pick who has never reached 200 trips dating back to college and has been One of the worst rushers in the league as a rookiefinishing Last dead in rush yards above expectations. It was also overtaken by dust Leonard Fournet in the passing game And he got a lot of use out of Tom Brady’s scans.
The pirates are going from Providing the most accessible goals in the league last season to Baker Mayfield (or Kyle Trask). Mayfield too Back jogging targetsbut both EPA/dropback (-0.12) and CPOE (-7%) were worse than Zack Wilson Last season’s demotion doesn’t get any more dramatic than moving from GOAT to Mayfield. Tampa Bay scored the second fewest points in the NFC last season and is expected to do so One of the worst teams in the NFL in 2023.
White’s selling window is high in the dynasty leagues right now.