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.
RB11 – Lamar Miller (ADP 36)
Jeff – Five months hence, the other Mr. Miller had an overall ADP of 18. After a disappointing 2016, he has fallen out of favor and down into the fourth round of mocks. While the dip in value is predictable, it may not be entirely his fault: Brock Osweiler was monumentally bad and Miller was dinged up from pillar to post. Considering their cap situation and commitment to Miller, it seems unlikely Houston will spend many resources on a back this off-season. He should once again see the bulk of the work, and if so, should at least repeat his 13.7 PPG from a year ago.
Dan – Miller is a guy I will forever be higher on than the consensus. The move to Houston was both a blessing and a curse, as he finally rid himself of a Dolphins team that refused to give him work and landed with the Texans. The curse in this equation is the seven foot tall Brock Osweiler, who is one of the worst quarterbacks I have ever seen. The passing game scared nobody, so Miller had virtually no chance. Yet he ran for over 1000 yards and five touchdowns. Impressive, considering all teams had to do was scheme to stop him. I’m buying aggressively at RB11 and look forward to his improved 2017.
RB12 Derrick Henry (ADP 40)
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