A couple weeks ago, I participated in an NFFC draft and ended up with the fifth pick. Christian McCaffrey, Dalvin Cook, Alvin Kamara and Jonathan Taylor were the first four selections, and I was staring at a few running backs with red flags. Saquon Barkley, who is recovering from a torn ACL and Derrick Henry, facing inevitable regression and an offensive shake up. Drafting RBs in the first round with red flags is easily the quickest way to lose your league. Normally I would’ve just pivoted with a Zero-RB approach, but here I opted to select Nick Chubb, a player with a high floor and an underrated ceiling. The next player off the board was Ezekiel Elliott. After the draft I questioned myself a bit for going the route I did. I mean, everything is pointing toward Zeke bouncing back, right?
Here are two reasons I will continue drafting Chubb over Elliott.
|↑1||New play caller, loss of Corey Davis and Jonnu Smith, and the addition of Julio Jones.|