I bet my left nut that this is the first time Legarrette Blount and Sir Isaac Newton were mentioned in the same sentence. Anyway, with each passing day, we are learning more about player's roles. One of the most important roles for us fantasy ballers is running back - goal line duty. Lets take a look some of these RB's who project to be in line for this coveted fantasy role and see how Sir Isaac Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion comes into play.
*Sir Isaac Newton's 3rd Law of Motion states that "for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction."
Legarrette Blount - Owners of LeVeon Bell may lose a bunch of value this year courtesy of Blount and the Sir Isaac Newton's 3rd Law of Motion. Each 6 point TD vulture that Blount makes is a positive reaction for his fantasy owners while at the same time it's a negative reaction for owners of LeVeon Bell. This is a simple and true concept that Fantasy Ballers must acknowledge and prepare for. In addition to possibly vulturing a chunk of LeV's goal line work, Blount should also cut into Bell's regular workload. I wouldn't go so far as to say a 50/50 split but I wouldn't be surprised to see a 65/35 split in favor of Bell. What does this mean? Well, Bell should be fine in PPR formats but in Standard Leagues, I prefer to pass on drafting Bell given ADP. On the other hand, Blount's ADP may make him worth a spot. One thing is for certain, this situation must be monitored very closely this preseason.
Shonn Green is back and looking strong. The veteran is in line for goal line duty. His team isn't an offensive juggernaut but 10 rushing TD's to go along with a 800+ yard season would be great production for fantasy owners given his basement price of an ADP.
Up until this point, I haven't been targeting Doug Martin. However, the Simms ankle injury and Martin's slight fall in ADP has made me rethink this a bit. Martin has a decent chance to own the goal line job. The Buc's do have a couple nice RB's behind Martin in Bobby Rainey and Mike James. I think this backfield will be more of a committee but if Martin grabs a stronghold on that goal line duty, he'll have some legit value. Again, we'll have to keep a close eye on this situation.
Arian Foster is an RB to draft right now given ADP. Yes, I know there is plenty of health risk with him but the reward could be huge. This cat not only is a pass-catching (PPR) machine, but he also is the team's goal line back. The Texans offense isn't anything special yet but their schedule should provide Foster with opportunities for success. I wrote about Foster and another value player last week. See Article Here.
Jeremy Hill is another goal line back to own- See why here
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