This article is part of our Best Ball Journal series.For this article I'll try to identify the players serving as my staple best ball picks with the regular season approaching. Some patterns are setting in reliably, and my favorite targets are emerging with increasing clarity. I'll list them by descending ADP price. The ADP cited for MFL10s goes back to August 1, while for DRAFT the date range is not clear.
This list won't contain blue chip picks like Todd Gurley, Ezekiel Elliott, etc. – I consider those guys a more or less infallible asset, so I'll be looking at players in Round 2 and beyond.
Alex Collins, RB, BAL (40.35 MFL, 31.6 DRAFT)
Collins is one of my (exceedingly rare!) prospect misses, and I'm embarrassed to admit the error of fixating on his non-indicative combine testing which, while legitimately terrible (4.59 40, 28.5-inch vertical, 113-inch broad jump), seem in hindsight like a pretty clear case of just not training properly. Collins was a blue chip recruit for Arkansas who generall
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