Daily Dose: Metrics that Matter in Fantasy Football: Gurley or Bell at First Overall?

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Metrics that Matter: Gurley or Bell at First Overall?

It may still be the offseason, but it is never too early to think about Fantasy Football. At Pro Football Focus, Scott Barrett is asking the tough questions about the upcoming fantasy season: "You have the first overall pick in your 2018 fantasy draft. Who do you take?"

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For Barrett, the choice can be narrowed down to two powerhouse skill players, Steelers' wide receiver Antonio Brown and Rams' running back Todd Gurley. And in an effort to help out the fantasy football owners across the U.S. he is breaking down the pros and cons of picking each player.

Here's what he had to say about Gurley:

"Gurley was the runner-up for the league MVP award, our highest-graded running back last season, and led all positions in fantasy points per game (25.5), with 2.8 more fantasy points per game more than the next-closest player (Bell with 22.8). Not only was his fantasy season (scoring 383.3 fantasy points across Weeks 1-16) the 14th-most by any player at any position all-time, but his fantasy postseason (123.1 fantasy points across Weeks 14-16) was the most by any player at any position all-time. Basically, it was really hard to own Gurley and not win your fantasy league.

Gurley was also the heart and soul of the Rams' offense last season, leading the league in percentage of total offensive yards (36.2 percent, Bell was second with 32.2 percent) and percentage of total offensive touchdowns (42.2 percent, DeAndre Hopkins was second with 36.1 percent)."

Top 10 All-Time NFL players from Service Academies

In honor of Memorial Day on Monday, the NFL.com's Chase Goodbread is looking back at 10 of the best NFL players to come from a service academy (Army, Navy, or Air Force). Check out the former Ram who was named to the list: running back Glenn Davis. 

8) Glenn Davis, RB, Army

*Pro team: Los Angeles Rams (1950-51)*

**The skinny: The 1946 Heisman Trophy winner was known as "Mr. Outside" at Army, the complement to Doc "Mr. Inside" Blanchard. He was a first-round selection of the Detroit Lions, but three years of Army service delayed his pro football debut until 1950. He also suffered a knee injury during the filming of a movie ("Spirit of West Point") in the summer of 1947, which hindered him once he entered the NFL. It didn't stop him from emerging as an instant success, though, as he was traded to the Los Angeles Rams and earned a Pro Bowl nod in his first season. However, he injured his knee again in 1951 and the Rams released him in 1953.

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