Sam Wallace uses two powerful RotoViz tools to help fantasy managers uncover undervalued running backs as they prepare for the upcoming season.
Fantasy managers tend to hold onto old wounds. It’s only human nature, I suppose. We spend significant draft capital on a player, and he gets injured in prime time, costing us a matchup. We leverage our future assets to acquire a depth piece heading down the stretch, and he underperforms during the fantasy playoffs. Everyone has likely experienced some variation of these scenarios.
Recency bias, good or bad, can weigh on us when projecting future production. We remember the highs and the lows of fantasy output, and sometimes, inadvertently, we value players incorrectly. This isn’t unique to individual fantasy managers but instead is something the fantasy football market as a whole tends to slip into. These deviations provide fantasy managers the perfect opportunity to bolster their rosters and accrue value.
With this phenomenon in mind, here are three running backs who faltered near the end of last season and are being undervalued because of it.