The Next James Conner? 5 Veteran Running Backs With Gaudy Peripherals and the Potential to Smash ADP
Image Credit: Daniel Gluskoter/Icon Sportswire. Pictured: James Conner.

Shawn Siegele breaks down the key metrics that help you find the next group of league-shattering running backs.

When we debuted the Advanced Stats Explorer last summer, I wanted to share some of the cool information, so I wrote 5 Veteran RBs Who Were Much Better Than Advertised in 2020.

Three of those backs ended up on the Zero RB Candidates list, and each member of the trio returned a win rate of 12% or above. James Conner sported one of the highest win rates in fantasy, while Devin Singletary and Sony Michel won tournaments for RV readers and writers.

Win Rate
James Conner 17.1%
Devin Singletary 12.0%
Sony Michel 12.0%
Melvin Gordon 9.9%
Alexander Mattison 8.4%

The actual results will not follow the evidence so closely every season, so I have to chalk this up as lucky, as well. And yet having access to Sports Info Solutions‘ advanced stats in our tools, like the reader-favorite Stealing Signals tool, provides a key advantage for readers.

These are just two of 40 tools that subscribers have at their disposal. Last week, I used the Range of Outcomes tool to explore discount options for Ezekiel Elliott. Today I’ll use the Advanced Stats Explorer to look at five veteran RBs who could be the next James Conner.

5 Veteran RBs With Gaudy Peripherals and the Potential to be the Next Conner

In this exercise, we’ll dive into the advanced stats for these RBs but also use the FFPC and Underdog ADP tools to look at how you should play each of them in current drafts.

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Shawn Siegele

Author of the original Zero RB article and 2013 NFFC Primetime Grand Champion. 11-time main event league winner. 2015, 2017, 2018 titles in MFL10 of Death.

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