Fantasy Football Auction Deals
Your Fantasy Football Auction Shopping List
It’s that time of year again. School is starting so it’s time to retool your child’s wardrobe, supplies, ritalin prescription, whatever the casemay be. If your wife is like mine, she likes to shop on the iPad and look for deals. Listed are some deals for dad to consider using our fantasy football auction value indicator (VI) metric. For those that aren’t aware, our fantasy football auction Value Indicator (VI) illustrates the differential between where a players is ranked and how much money that player is typically purchased for on average in mock drafts. A negative number means that that the fantasy football auction player is ranked higher than his average fantasy football auction price is dictating the public ranks him — which is a good thing.
Justin Forsett (RB – Baltimore Ravens): VI = -8
Marc Trestman made Matt Forte a receiving stud last year as he caught 102 passes. Now Trestman takes his attitude to Baltimore where he has another skilled pass catching back in his stable. In 2014, Forsett still had 44 receptions, so he has shown he can be used as a pass catcher out of the backfield as he finished as the RB8 in PPR leagues. That number should increase. He also had 8 touchdowns last year, all of which came on the ground. Why can’t those touchdown numbers increase as well if they have an offensive co-ordinator that will get Forsett more touches and generally open up the offense? He is a player that is being drafted as the RB13 but we have as the RB11, which may be low if he sees an increase in targets so he offers mid RB1 upside and could sneak into the top 5.
Jeremy Hill (RB – Cincinnati Bengals): VI = -8
Jeremy Hill finished as the RB10 in 2014 and there have been rumblings that Hue Jackson is going to use him even more this season. How is he still a value then? Well one explanation is that in many cases it seems like if owners can’t get a running back in their top 5 they opt to wait until later in the draft to fill the position. We also see players like LeSean McCoy and DeMarco Murray being drafted ahead of him, maybe based on name recognition. What separates him so greatly from McCoy to be taken on average of $8 cheaper? His offensive line and defense are solid enough for games to stay close enough where the Bengals will run the ball and open holes for Hill. Also his quarterback is inept enough to make the team want to commit heavily to the run. Some people worry about Gio Bernard being there to steal touches, but he was there last year and he still caught 27 passes Hill should be involved plenty in all phases of the offense. Learn more about running backs in your fantasy football auction on the Ep118 RB Special podcast
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