Winning in fantasy football can be one of the best feelings of the entire NFL season. While losing can be one of the worst. Every year, a player goes under the radar in the draft and has a monster season. If you have played fantasy football, you know exactly what I’m talking about.
An excellent example from this past year was James Robinson of the Jacksonville Jaguars. The undrafted rookie was essentially on no one’s radar but bursted on the scene with 1070 yards, seven touchdowns, and 4.5 yards a carry. James Robinson finished as the RB7 in both PPR and standard scoring according to fantasypros.Embed from Getty Images
The Next James Robinson?
I tell you all of this because I think I have found the hidden gem of the 2021 season. This player will be an exceptional value and I believe will help you win your league. That player is running back Myles Gaskin of the Miami Dolphins.
Myles Gaskin didn’t get a huge role in 2020, but he was efficient and effective when he did play. In ten games and, specifically, seven games started, Gaskins amassed 584 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns, 338 receiving yards, and receiving yards. That put him on pace for 934 rushing yards and 620 receiving yards.
The other value of Gaskin is the volume at which the Dolphins use him. Gaskin racked up 183 touches in just ten games. This comes out to be 18.3 touches per game which ranked ninth in the league among running backs. Myles is also one of the more underrated pass-catching backs in the league. With a catch rate of 87.2%, he rarely drops the football. His 338 receiving yards ranks 7th among running backs, and his 54 receptions rank 15th among running backs. On top of that, his 4.7 targets a game rank 7th among running backs.Embed from Getty Images
A Great Value
These numbers are impressive as is and even more impressive when you realize he only played ten games! Myles is also in a situation with virtually no competition. The Dolphins running back room consists of Malcolm Brown, Salvon Ahmed, Gerrid Doaks. With this lackluster running back room, I can almost guarantee you that Myles is the starting running back.
Now let’s talk about where Myles is being taken in drafts. The ADP (average draft position) for Myles is currently 59. This puts him at about a round 5 or 6 pick. This is an exceptional value just based on the fact you’re a starter in the most valuable position in fantasy football, but you’re also getting a player with so much potential and little risk. I also think if you’re in a more casual league, you might see Myles fall even more as he is not a household name. Overall, I truly believe that If you’re serious about fantasy football, you should look into drafting Myles Gaskin.