My apology to the late William Clark Styron, but I just couldn’t resist. Yesterday, I told you that I had the No. 1 pick in the draft and would choose between Todd Gurley and Le’Veon Bell.
If you listen to the pundits, you’ll hear convincing arguments on both sides. Gurley advocates will remind you that he led all fantasy players last year, averaging more than 24 points per game.
Gurley finished 2017 second in rushing yards, fifth in receptions, second in receiving yards and first in touchdowns. He carried the ball 279 times for 1,305 yards and rushed for 13 touchdowns.
Is that’s not enough for you? Consider, he had 64 receptions for 788 yards and six more touchdowns. He’s an elite running back, and I certainly wouldn’t mind having him on my fantasy team.
Bell carried the ball 321 times – 42 more than Gurley – for 1,291 yards. He rushed for nine touchdowns. He had 85 receptions for 655 yards and two more touchdowns. Advantage Gurley?
Gurley scored more fantasy points than Bell with less touches, which is the reason why I’m going to choose Bell. He gets more targets and more touches than Gurley, which is why I like his chances.