One of the most common comments/compliments commented commonly to me is our reader’s love of the player comments in our rankings. I appreciate people taking notice because I think they are very often more helpful than the ranking itself. They do have a rather pesky length limitation, though. It was with that in mind that Mr. Dan Sainio and I set out to craft expanded comments for the top-10 quarterbacks and tight ends and top-20 running backs and wide receivers from our February startup ADP.
We each pitched in about 100 words per player to give you two different viewpoints. No notes were compared, so while some comments may be similar, there are plenty of differences as well. This series will be stretched out over six parts, with each pushing into the 2,000 word territory. While longer than most articles released here, we think the short, consumable, blurbish nature of the format will make it pretty easy to digest while still being very informational.
RB1 – Ezekiel Elliot (ADP 3)
Jeff: So, uh, Zeke is good. Um, what else? He’s young, so that’s pretty hype and on fleek and stuff. Oh, his offensive line is amazing. Bad things? Let’s see… He doesn’t catch enough passes, but he is really good at it, so that will likely change. Basically, 2016 might be Zeke’s floor for the next five plus years. You know what? Let’s just move on.
Dan: This should come as no surprise, as we may have finally found our dynasty unicorn. Zeke is 21 years old, has one of the best offensive lines in the history of the NFL, and he is surrounded by talent on offense. The only downside I can come up with is his lack of usage in the passing game. His PPR output should increase in the future, as games will likely be a bit closer than they were in 2016. I think it’s very likely we see close to 300 carries each year, and there’s a strong chance we see him get more than 40 targets. This is your RB1 for a long time.
RB2 – David Johnson (ADP 5)
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