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.
WR1 – Odell Beckham Jr (ADP 1)
Jeff: It is pretty hard to dispute OBJ’s status as the WR1. The easiest thing to quote is his impressive career average of 21.2 PPG. What impresses me more is his consistency. In 43 career games, the 24 year old has failed to score double digit fantasy points only seven times. With a high floor and a crazy high ceiling (over one-third of his games see him top 25 points), OBJ enjoys a near-unanimous consensus as dynasty’s overall number one player.
Dan: I’m going to go ahead and say having OBJ at number one overall isn’t even an argument. His first three seasons have been nothing short of incredible. He can line-up and win from any spot on the field and catch anything thrown his way. What’s the downside you ask? Well…Eli Manning, kicking nets, and shirtless yacht trips. But, he has survived Eli being bad for three seasons, so I don’t think that is anything to worry about. He isn’t going to pull the gaudy target numbers, but he doesn’t need them. OBJ is set to be a force for a long time.
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