As you probably know by now, I did some writing this offseason for numberFire.com. The team of editors and writers there are awesome, and are always churning out content that really makes you think in terms of how to approach statistics in a fresh way.
Anyway, one of my favorite running back prospects of the 2016 draft class is Notre Dame product C.J. Prosise. I profiled him back in March a few weeks before the draft and pointed out that he has the skill set, versatility and game tape proof that he could be a valuable asset in fantasy leagues this season. And then the Seahawks went and drafted him in the third round ahead of some other top prospects at the position like Devonate Booker and Kenneth Dixon.
Well, with Seattle's backfield situation still up in the air--Marshawn Lynch retired, Thomas Rawls working back from a severe ankle injury and several rookies drafted--I decided to dive deeper into Prosise's projected role in Seattle's offense this year and make a case for why he's worth drafting earlier than some may think, even if he's limited to third down work.
Check out a few excerpts from the article below [Read the full version here]
"Since the two heaviest-targeted backs in 2015 are no longer on the team (Lynch and Jackson), about 77 percent of the 80 targets that went to Seattle’s backfield a season ago are now up for grabs."
"The Notre Dame product is bigger and faster than Rawls, and there’s no question that he is more versatile, a quality that both NFL teams and fantasy football owners covet when identifying potential upside."