2015 Undervalued & Underrated Running Backs
Last week, I highlighted two young receivers whose athletic prowess had fantasy owners swooning at various points throughout the 2014 season. This week, I’d like to take a look at the running back position. While neither of these players existed as an every-week start, their potential and circumstances heading into 2015 could make them hot FF prospects in the coming months.
An undrafted free agent who debuted for New Orleans in 2013, Robinson is a tackle-breaking beast of a back. Third on the depth chart, Robinson stepped up admirably in Weeks 3-5 while the Saints’ No. 1 RB, Mark Ingram, was nursing a broken hand. The West Texas A&M product produced double-digit fantasy points in two of those three games and averaged an impressive 5.2 yards per carry. Heading into Week 7, even with Ingram now healed, Robinson was expected to remain a significant part of the Saints’ ground game. Unfortunately, the second-year RB broke his arm and was ruled out for the following six contests. Closing out the season on a high note, Robinson managed to churn out 37 all-purpose yards and a rushing score on just 16 snaps in New Orleans’ Week 17 win at Tampa Bay. Receiving high praise from head coach Sean Payton, Robinson has the skills and size to dominate on third downs…