Building the Ideal Fantasy Running Back
When Ravens running back Ray Rice came out of Rutgers in 2008, no one could have completely foreseen his future NFL success. Rice was passed over by all 32 NFL teams, likely due to his 5-8 frame. The truth is that there were indicators of Rice's future dominance, including his stocky build and 4.42 speed.
Last week, I used past research to build the "prototypical" fantasy football quarterback. Today, I'll do the same with running backs.
While opinions on the importance of the 40-yard dash differ from "completely worthless" to "he ran a what!?," the truth is the test is really important for running backs. In terms of approximate value
- a good measure of overall production - the fastest running backs have been the most success, and it hasn't even been close.
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