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#1 nobody

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 08:51 PM

1 or 2 of these guys will be fantasy relevant.  They always are.  Here are my favorites: 

 

  1. Lavon Coleman - Texans - Washington - Was really good in 2016 but fell off a cliff.  Guessing he was injured.  Putting him up top because Lamar Miller has been on a downtrend, Foreman is coming off an achilles, and Blue sucks.  Feel like he has the straightest path to carries.
  2. Mike Boone - Vikings - Cincinnati - Explosive back not afraid to run between tackles, but he doesn't cut well.  Think he'll make the team as the RB3.  I really like this guy.
  3. Malik Williams - Falcons - Louisville - I feel like one of these Louisville backs is probably good.  Malik is my favorite of the bunch.  Of course, he has to get some breaks to even make the team fighting with Ito and 2 other UDFA RB's
  4. Detrez Newsome - Chargers - Western Carolina - Feel like there isn't a great deal of real talent behind Gordon.  Ekeler is a change of pace.  That opens the door for Detrez to make the roster.  Then he's probably on the field if Gordon goes down… again
  5. De'Lance Turner - Ravens - Alcorn St - The Ravens only have 3 backs, but they're all probably locks to make the roster.  Not to mention he's got 2 other guys to beat out as UDFA's
  6. Roc Thomas - Vikings - Jacksonville St - The only reason he's not higher is I think he's too small.  He might beat out my man Mike Boone to make the roster and be in line for touches.
  7. Mark Thompson - Ravens - Florida - Another Ravens candidate to make some noise just because they could use a live body.
  8. Akrum Wadley - Titans - Iowa - He'll probably make the roster as a change of pace, but I don't think he'll be more than a 3rd down back.  Ceiling is probably Chris Thompson
  9. Terry Swanson - Texans - Toledo - He's this high on oppurtunity alone.  If Lavon Coleman is toast, there are oppurtunities for Swanson to eat
  10. Darrel Williams - Chiefs - LSU - Not very fast, but he's this high because the Chiefs like to take no name backs and turn them into studs
  11. Justin Crawford - Falcons - West Virginia - We are well into the players that probably won't make the roster now.
  12. Jeff Wilson - 49ers - North Texas - Not a very talented depth chart, and he runs a little upright and doesn't run between the tackles.
  13. Nick Holley - Rams - Kent St - 3rd down back that might make the team as a change of pace
  14. Dontrell Hilliard - Browns - Tulane - Tulane son!  I don't see how he makes the squad though with all of the guys they have.
  15. Demario Richard - Falcons - Arizona St - Maybe he's the best of the 3 UDFA's the Falcons have.
  16. Dimitri Flowers - Jets - Oklahoma - I wouldn't be surprised if he makes the team as a fullback, but he won't do much in that role.  Could also play H-back I suppose
  17. Buddy Howell - Dolphins - FAU - Probably a practice squad guy if he sticks around
  18. Shaun Wilson - Bucanneers - Duke - 3rd down back
  19. Gus Edwards - Ravens - Rutgers - 2-down thumper, but he has some speed
  20. Keith Ford - Bills - Texas A&M - May be a jerk?  Can't see him making the roster
  21. Robert Martin - Giants - Rutgers - With Perkins on IR I can see him making the roster, but he's not as good of a player as Keith Ford in my opinion
  22. Phillip Lindsay - Broncos - Colorado - 3rd down back
  23. Jordan Chunn - Cowboys - Troy - Has a shot as short yardage back on some team that ain't the Cowboys
  24. Reggie Bonnafon - Panthers - Louisville - Physical freak - played QB, WR, and RB. I hope he succeeds somewhere.
  25. Josh Adams - Eagles - Notre Dame - Bruiser with no shake.  He can't beat out Ajayi, Clement, Sproles, but how do they keep Pumphrey over another bruiser when they already have 2 pass catchers
  26. Jarvion Franklin - Steelers - Western Michigan - Long shot to make team
  27. Ryan Nall - Bears - Oregon St - Short Yardage back
  28. Martez Carter - Redskins - Grambling St - Probably a camp body to play the Chris Thompson role when he needs a break
  29. Dalyn Dawkins - Titans - Colorado St - Not in the same neighborhood as Wadley and fighting for the same spot
  30. Ralph Webb - Patriots - Vanderbilt - No way he makes the roster


#2 giraldi02

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 10:00 PM

Josh Adams has a legit chance at making the Eagles 53 man roster imo

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 10:10 PM

Yeah, he could take over that Lagarette Blount role. Problem is I don't think he'll play special teams, so if he sticks around it'll have to be practice squad unless they keep 5 backs.

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 11:41 PM

Wow what a great list.

Thank you.
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Psalm 34:18. Ezra 8:22. 2 Corinthians 1:3. Ezekiel 36:26. Matthew 7:24-25. Proverbs 28:21&27. 1 Peter 3.
1 John 3:16. Lamentations 3:25. Proverbs 10:27. Ephesians 6:13 Ezekiel 18:21-22. 2 Corinthians 10:5
Proverbs 15:29. Proverbs 18:12. 1 John 2:1-2. Ephesians 6:19. 2 Timothy 2:3-4. 1 Peter 4:14
Proverbs 23:12. Psalm 121:7-8. Ephesians 1:7. Deuteronomy 28:11-13. Romans 10:10. Romans 8:31
2 Peter 3:9. Isaiah 5:21. Proverbs 11:2. Matthews 5:16. Romans 12:14. James 1:8.
Psalm 58:11. Ezekiel 33:11-13. Hosea 14:9. Psalm 100:4. Romans 14:9. 2 Chronicles 32:8.
John 3:3-7. Philippians 2:11. Titus 2:11-14. Ephesians 4:2. Romans 11:33. Proverbs 12:1&26.
1 Timothy 1:15. Psalm 119:6. Proverbs 22:4. Psalm 46:1. Romans 12:17-21. 2 Chronicles 34&35.

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 08:45 AM

Wow what a great list.
Thank you.

No kidding. Thats some serious homework youve done there nobody.
Thanks
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#6 giraldi02

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 06:49 AM

If Ryan Nall didn't have the depth chart he has with Howard and Cohen, I'd be all over him in dynasty. 


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Posted 23 May 2018 - 09:23 AM

I'm not sure how much you guys look to the future as far as college potential goes. But to me, this is a great year for a list like this, and taking chances.
This is solely my opinion, but next season is gonna be very poor year for runningbacks. Of course you're gonna get a couple that look good, and a couple more that will fall into a good situation. But get your RB's this year. Get your studs, get your sleepers, take your chances.
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#8 RaiderHater's Revenge

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 11:50 AM

The Charger guy needs someone to get hurt, they are high on Jackson as the 3rd back


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Posted 23 May 2018 - 02:17 PM

The Charger guy needs someone to get hurt, they are high on Jackson as the 3rd back


All of these guys need help.

#10 weepaws

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 12:04 AM

The Charger guy needs someone to get hurt, they are high on Jackson as the 3rd back


I see Jackson as the first back up and the first one up Incase M Gordon gets hurt.

How about you?

I’m just trying too get insite about Jackson and if he is worthy of a rb5 in a redraft

Thanks appreciate your input.
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Isaiah 12:2. Luke 14:23. Daniel 4:37. 2 Kings 17:39. Nahum 1:7. 1 Timothy 6:18-19. Psalm 9:7&8.
Psalm 34:18. Ezra 8:22. 2 Corinthians 1:3. Ezekiel 36:26. Matthew 7:24-25. Proverbs 28:21&27. 1 Peter 3.
1 John 3:16. Lamentations 3:25. Proverbs 10:27. Ephesians 6:13 Ezekiel 18:21-22. 2 Corinthians 10:5
Proverbs 15:29. Proverbs 18:12. 1 John 2:1-2. Ephesians 6:19. 2 Timothy 2:3-4. 1 Peter 4:14
Proverbs 23:12. Psalm 121:7-8. Ephesians 1:7. Deuteronomy 28:11-13. Romans 10:10. Romans 8:31
2 Peter 3:9. Isaiah 5:21. Proverbs 11:2. Matthews 5:16. Romans 12:14. James 1:8.
Psalm 58:11. Ezekiel 33:11-13. Hosea 14:9. Psalm 100:4. Romans 14:9. 2 Chronicles 32:8.
John 3:3-7. Philippians 2:11. Titus 2:11-14. Ephesians 4:2. Romans 11:33. Proverbs 12:1&26.
1 Timothy 1:15. Psalm 119:6. Proverbs 22:4. Psalm 46:1. Romans 12:17-21. 2 Chronicles 34&35.

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 09:07 PM

I see Jackson as the first back up and the first one up Incase M Gordon gets hurt.

How about you?

I’m just trying too get insite about Jackson and if he is worthy of a rb5 in a redraft

Thanks appreciate your input.

 

 

I don't, I see a guy in Jackson who if Gordon got hurt, gets only what Ekeler can't handle.  Ekeler was crazy efficient last year, and deserves more touches

 

Of course I remember when Brandon Oliver was that guy.

 

I dont think Jackson is even rosterable in redraft.  Hes a guy you grab if either Ekeler or Gordon go down


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#12 weepaws

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 12:19 AM

Thanks for the reply.
Godswillbedone Revelation 20:15. And who so ever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
All ways lead to God, everyone one will be judged and then sentence, but there is only one way to Heaven and thats though Jesus Christ Lord and Savior. God Bless

Isaiah 12:2. Luke 14:23. Daniel 4:37. 2 Kings 17:39. Nahum 1:7. 1 Timothy 6:18-19. Psalm 9:7&8.
Psalm 34:18. Ezra 8:22. 2 Corinthians 1:3. Ezekiel 36:26. Matthew 7:24-25. Proverbs 28:21&27. 1 Peter 3.
1 John 3:16. Lamentations 3:25. Proverbs 10:27. Ephesians 6:13 Ezekiel 18:21-22. 2 Corinthians 10:5
Proverbs 15:29. Proverbs 18:12. 1 John 2:1-2. Ephesians 6:19. 2 Timothy 2:3-4. 1 Peter 4:14
Proverbs 23:12. Psalm 121:7-8. Ephesians 1:7. Deuteronomy 28:11-13. Romans 10:10. Romans 8:31
2 Peter 3:9. Isaiah 5:21. Proverbs 11:2. Matthews 5:16. Romans 12:14. James 1:8.
Psalm 58:11. Ezekiel 33:11-13. Hosea 14:9. Psalm 100:4. Romans 14:9. 2 Chronicles 32:8.
John 3:3-7. Philippians 2:11. Titus 2:11-14. Ephesians 4:2. Romans 11:33. Proverbs 12:1&26.
1 Timothy 1:15. Psalm 119:6. Proverbs 22:4. Psalm 46:1. Romans 12:17-21. 2 Chronicles 34&35.

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 04:57 PM

Thanks for the reply.

 

np, here is a nice article on Ekeler to actually get a deeper look at him

 

http://www.chargers....-cant-rest-easy


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#14 weepaws

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 05:03 PM

Hey thanks appreciate that.
Godswillbedone Revelation 20:15. And who so ever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
All ways lead to God, everyone one will be judged and then sentence, but there is only one way to Heaven and thats though Jesus Christ Lord and Savior. God Bless

Isaiah 12:2. Luke 14:23. Daniel 4:37. 2 Kings 17:39. Nahum 1:7. 1 Timothy 6:18-19. Psalm 9:7&8.
Psalm 34:18. Ezra 8:22. 2 Corinthians 1:3. Ezekiel 36:26. Matthew 7:24-25. Proverbs 28:21&27. 1 Peter 3.
1 John 3:16. Lamentations 3:25. Proverbs 10:27. Ephesians 6:13 Ezekiel 18:21-22. 2 Corinthians 10:5
Proverbs 15:29. Proverbs 18:12. 1 John 2:1-2. Ephesians 6:19. 2 Timothy 2:3-4. 1 Peter 4:14
Proverbs 23:12. Psalm 121:7-8. Ephesians 1:7. Deuteronomy 28:11-13. Romans 10:10. Romans 8:31
2 Peter 3:9. Isaiah 5:21. Proverbs 11:2. Matthews 5:16. Romans 12:14. James 1:8.
Psalm 58:11. Ezekiel 33:11-13. Hosea 14:9. Psalm 100:4. Romans 14:9. 2 Chronicles 32:8.
John 3:3-7. Philippians 2:11. Titus 2:11-14. Ephesians 4:2. Romans 11:33. Proverbs 12:1&26.
1 Timothy 1:15. Psalm 119:6. Proverbs 22:4. Psalm 46:1. Romans 12:17-21. 2 Chronicles 34&35.

#15 Mr Neil

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Posted 30 May 2018 - 06:03 PM

Most definitely he is

I see Jackson as the first back up and the first one up Incase M Gordon gets hurt.

How about you?

Im just trying too get insite about Jackson and if he is worthy of a rb5 in a redraft

Thanks appreciate your input.



#16 weepaws

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Posted 30 May 2018 - 06:33 PM

You really think he’s the first one up?

Can I ask you why?
Godswillbedone Revelation 20:15. And who so ever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
All ways lead to God, everyone one will be judged and then sentence, but there is only one way to Heaven and thats though Jesus Christ Lord and Savior. God Bless

Isaiah 12:2. Luke 14:23. Daniel 4:37. 2 Kings 17:39. Nahum 1:7. 1 Timothy 6:18-19. Psalm 9:7&8.
Psalm 34:18. Ezra 8:22. 2 Corinthians 1:3. Ezekiel 36:26. Matthew 7:24-25. Proverbs 28:21&27. 1 Peter 3.
1 John 3:16. Lamentations 3:25. Proverbs 10:27. Ephesians 6:13 Ezekiel 18:21-22. 2 Corinthians 10:5
Proverbs 15:29. Proverbs 18:12. 1 John 2:1-2. Ephesians 6:19. 2 Timothy 2:3-4. 1 Peter 4:14
Proverbs 23:12. Psalm 121:7-8. Ephesians 1:7. Deuteronomy 28:11-13. Romans 10:10. Romans 8:31
2 Peter 3:9. Isaiah 5:21. Proverbs 11:2. Matthews 5:16. Romans 12:14. James 1:8.
Psalm 58:11. Ezekiel 33:11-13. Hosea 14:9. Psalm 100:4. Romans 14:9. 2 Chronicles 32:8.
John 3:3-7. Philippians 2:11. Titus 2:11-14. Ephesians 4:2. Romans 11:33. Proverbs 12:1&26.
1 Timothy 1:15. Psalm 119:6. Proverbs 22:4. Psalm 46:1. Romans 12:17-21. 2 Chronicles 34&35.

#17 BobSanders_33

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Posted 30 May 2018 - 07:25 PM

I like Akrum Wadley as a deep deep sleeper.  I think he profiles as a Dion Lewis clone.  If Lewis were to go down I think he gets snaps and if Henry were to get injured he would be interesting to see in that offense.  



#18 Mr Neil

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 08:07 PM

College dominater who routinely went against Big ten defenses, had an early breakout age, and produced every single year at Northwestern. Great pass catcher and pass blocker.

You really think hes the first one up?

Can I ask you why?



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Posted 01 June 2018 - 12:11 AM

I read he was a below average pass blocker for what it's worth.

#20 weepaws

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 07:28 AM

I read he was a below average pass blocker for what it's worth.


Worth a lot thanks.
Godswillbedone Revelation 20:15. And who so ever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
All ways lead to God, everyone one will be judged and then sentence, but there is only one way to Heaven and thats though Jesus Christ Lord and Savior. God Bless

Isaiah 12:2. Luke 14:23. Daniel 4:37. 2 Kings 17:39. Nahum 1:7. 1 Timothy 6:18-19. Psalm 9:7&8.
Psalm 34:18. Ezra 8:22. 2 Corinthians 1:3. Ezekiel 36:26. Matthew 7:24-25. Proverbs 28:21&27. 1 Peter 3.
1 John 3:16. Lamentations 3:25. Proverbs 10:27. Ephesians 6:13 Ezekiel 18:21-22. 2 Corinthians 10:5
Proverbs 15:29. Proverbs 18:12. 1 John 2:1-2. Ephesians 6:19. 2 Timothy 2:3-4. 1 Peter 4:14
Proverbs 23:12. Psalm 121:7-8. Ephesians 1:7. Deuteronomy 28:11-13. Romans 10:10. Romans 8:31
2 Peter 3:9. Isaiah 5:21. Proverbs 11:2. Matthews 5:16. Romans 12:14. James 1:8.
Psalm 58:11. Ezekiel 33:11-13. Hosea 14:9. Psalm 100:4. Romans 14:9. 2 Chronicles 32:8.
John 3:3-7. Philippians 2:11. Titus 2:11-14. Ephesians 4:2. Romans 11:33. Proverbs 12:1&26.
1 Timothy 1:15. Psalm 119:6. Proverbs 22:4. Psalm 46:1. Romans 12:17-21. 2 Chronicles 34&35.

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 11:42 AM

well done man


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Posted 07 June 2018 - 09:57 AM

I like Akrum Wadley as a deep deep sleeper.  I think he profiles as a Dion Lewis clone.  If Lewis were to go down I think he gets snaps and if Henry were to get injured he would be interesting to see in that offense.  

 

I agree with this, especially with the news that the Lewis and Henry combo will be a 1A and 1B situation. I was a little surprised that Wadley went undrafted and I think he'll see time if there's an injury. 



#23 Mr Neil

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 11:49 AM

Heres a deep sleeper but was drafted and thats Ito Smith for the falcons. He was a beast at Southern Miss and really got overlooked as a solid satellite back

#24 giraldi02

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 10:06 AM

Ito is a solid dart at the end of rookie drafts

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 05:13 PM

Ito is a solid dart at the end of rookie drafts

 

I think Lance Ito stands a better chance


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Posted 11 August 2018 - 08:25 PM

Just FYI, Roc Thomas got the backup duties to Lat Murray (Cook not playing) and picked up 2 receiving TDs in the first half.

 

Too far down on the depth chart for a redraft (barring injuries), but he might be worth a stash in a deep dynasty league.


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Posted 11 August 2018 - 10:32 PM

Roc Thomas looked outstanding tonight. At best he's the third option right now but someone to keep an eye on for sure. 



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Posted 11 August 2018 - 10:38 PM

Vikings are loaded with awesome RB names

 

they have Mack and Roc


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 01:43 PM

Rasheed Mostert of SF should be on this list and he gets a bump in return leagues. Every rb in front of him in SF has one question mark or another next to his name.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 01:49 PM

Nice list, guys like this somehow someway always end up as impact players for fantasy at some point in the season. Then next year when they are 3rd round picks we all act like we saw it coming a mile away.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 02:29 PM

Rasheed Mostert of SF should be on this list and he gets a bump in return leagues. Every rb in front of him in SF has one question mark or another next to his name.

Even more so now: 

Jerick McKinnon (right knee) will receive an MRI Sunday.

McKinnon stayed down holding the back of his knee following a hit Sunday.

 

Per Nick Wagoner on twitter:



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Posted 12 August 2018 - 06:09 PM

College dominater who routinely went against Big ten defenses, had an early breakout age, and produced every single year at Northwestern. Great pass catcher and pass blocker.

 

yah not a chance hes passing Ekeler


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 06:26 PM

Rasheed Mostert of SF should be on this list and he gets a bump in return leagues. Every rb in front of him in SF has one question mark or another next to his name.


I only looked at rookie UDFA's. Raheem is a 3rd year vet.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 09:08 PM

Nbd
You are right

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 02:35 AM

Roc Thomas looked outstanding tonight. At best he's the third option right now but someone to keep an eye on for sure. 


Grain of salt. Broncos looked like they weren't coached that game. I've never seen so many terrible angles and half-ass effort. I wonder if they were point shaving because it's preseason.

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 04:33 PM

This is a great analysis, thanks OP. 



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Posted 15 August 2018 - 10:15 AM

I like Akrum Wadley as a deep deep sleeper.  I think he profiles as a Dion Lewis clone.  If Lewis were to go down I think he gets snaps and if Henry were to get injured he would be interesting to see in that offense.  

 

 

 

I agree with this, especially with the news that the Lewis and Henry combo will be a 1A and 1B situation. I was a little surprised that Wadley went undrafted and I think he'll see time if there's an injury. 

 

I agree with this, Wadley would definitely be worth a stash in dynasty leagues, as he is an elite open field runner. His lower body frame is a little small, and IMO that is the only reason why he went undrafted, as he showed better hands and agility than most backs drafted this year. I will miss watching him at Iowa, but I think he could make some noise on a team in need of a pass catching back. IMO he would have been a great fit (to make early noise) for MIA, DEN, SEA, OAK, SF, or LAC... unfortunately he's stuck behind Dion Lewis


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