This article is part of our Football Draft Kit series.
Most experienced fantasy managers go into drafts with some type of cheat sheet, but let's face it, even with your order of players listed in advance, we all question similarly ranked players when we're on the clock. The goal of this series is to lay out the upside and downside of players who have similar ADPs. We'll compare players at the same position because that's what fantasy managers typically do when they're targeting a specific pick.
Fantasy managers with picks in the top six may find themselves a bit indecisive when deciding which running back slots in after Christian McCaffrey and Dalvin Cook, so in this ADP battle, we'll look at Alvin Kamara, Ezekiel Elliott and Derrick Henry.
Upside: Alvin Kamara has caught at least 81 passes in each of his four years in the league while posting at least 13 touchdowns and 1,500 total yards in three of those seasons, and he just turned 26, so he's still in his prime. With Michael Thomas (ankle) now expected to miss time during the regular season, Kamara is the centerpiece of the offense, and it's impossible to argue that happening based on the brilliance he's displayed on the field. Even though Latavius Murray will still mix in on early downs, Kamara is regularly on the field in the red zone, and he should continue to see work in most high-leverage situations.
Downside: Even though Kamara caught a career-high 83 passes last year, his production was drastically