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As dynasty fantasy owners prepare for their rookie drafts, there are a few players that flash and burn; while others climb in the collective rankings.  Today we will discuss former Horned Frog agreenrusher Aaron Green.  Although he was not invited to the NFL Combine, the back put together quite a senior season with almost 1400 combined yards and twelve touchdowns.  I reviewed his games against Minnesota, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Ole Miss (2014), and his Senior Bowl game along with the televised practices to get a good handle on what this young man brings to the next level.  Here are my thoughts:

RB-Aaron Green, Texas Christian 5′ 10″ 203 lbs. Read More »

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The excitement of the draft weekend has come and gone.  Now is the time to put in the hard work as your rookie fantasy drafts are upon us. My running back dynasty fantasy rankings get based on a two to three-year window, not their immediate impact.  Talent and situation get considered here.  This position more than any other is the most fluid and volatile on your fantasy teams. There are only a few good situations this season for teams that needed starters and/or had carries available.

8. Terrance West, Browns- This hard-nosed, powerful runner from small Towson could be higher on the list if you think he will be a better back than Isaiah Crowell.  Ben Tate has not proven that he can handle the workload for more thanwest2 a month or two.  One of these two rookies should immerge as the Browns starter before Halloween.  It would not be surprising to see Cleveland use a more running based offense featuring Johnny Manziel and West could be a major beneficiary. Read More »

seastrunkThroughout the 2014 draft player analysis discussions, there are only a few prospects that cause so much debate.  If you watch ten or twelve of Seastrunk’s best runs,  the running back has the look of a Hall of Famer, but that is why watching entire games is more important.  I watched seven of his games (2013: West Virginia, Iowa State, Kansas, and Central Florida; 2012: UCLA, Texas, Texas Tech) to get a better idea of what kind of back he is.

The former transfer from Oregon has decent size for a running back at 5′ 9″ 209 lbs., but did not wow anyone with his 4.51 forty yard dash time at the Combine.  When you review his college stats, a few things jump out at you: the back has less than 300 career touches, ran for over a thousand yards each of his two seasons, averaged at least 7.4 yards a carry with only nine career catches.  The yards per carry stat is a bit misleading as Baylor ran a spread offense that did not ask Seastrunk to catch a lot of passes and gave him some big, wide lanes to run though.  At the Combine, the back caught the ball fine, but there is a huge difference between catching passes with no equipment or defense versus in a game situation, so it is definitely a slight knock to his game. Read More »

hydeThe 2014 rookie running back class is a bit lacking this year. There are no Adrian Peterson talents, heck there aren’t even any Eddie Lacy type backs. That is not to say that there isn’t a few talented ball carriers, but I have my doubts that any of these runners will get 230+ touches in the foreseeable future. Does that make them less important, perhaps as the draft is rich with receiver talent, a few good tight ends, some outstanding defenders, and some encouraging quarterback prospects? Let’s take a look at my top seven 2014 rookie running backs, but keep in mind I will evaluate their talents more completely in individual player reports.

1. Carlos Hyde, Ohio State

This senior runner is the most physical, big back in his class. Not only does he have the size and power to run over and through opposing defenses, but Hyde catches the ball well. This back can play in a west coast type offense, or a power running scheme. He has a good nose for the end zone too. It was discouraging to see him come up lame at the Combine running his 40 yard dash, but I believe he is the only back in his class that could become a workhorse back. Reports have come out stating that he ran 4.5s in private NFL team workouts.

2. Bishop Sankey, Washington

Sankey is not the biggest, strongest, or fastest back in his class. No, this back is not spectacular in any way, but he can do everything. If a team needs a goal line back, he is your man. If you need a solid pass blocker, count on him. Heck if you need, three yards for the first down, give the ball to Sankey. Read More »