I first came to Razzball years ago searching for help with my baseball teams. It was actually a recommendation Peter King had made via Twitter. I had just entered a new, incredibly competitive league, and was looking for an edge. That is when I was introduced to Grey. For those of you who don’t know, Grey Albright is the alpha and omega, the be-all, end-all of baseball knowledge. I was introduced to a slogan, SAGNOF. Again, for the uninitiated, the term means “Saves/Steals ain’t got no face”. Boiled down, it means you never pay full price for saves and steals, because more often than not a no-name, know-nothing player will come out of nowhere, and do the same at a reduced price.
In my years of coexisting between the fantasy baseball and football worlds, I have noticed that there are some similarities between this fundamental law of baseball success, and the world of fantasy football. Kickers and Defenses fall into this category. Don’t pay more for Stephen Gostkowski, when you can get someone for $1, or in the last round, who will be comparable, or even better. And I believe that exists at the Running Back position, perhaps the most important in all of Fantasy Football. And as far as I can see, in my fantasy football experience, the team that seems to exemplify this the most, the Kansas City Chiefs.
Enter The Kansas City Chiefs Running Back. The Faceless Man.
For as long as I can remember, the KC running back machine has performed. It made stars of Priest Holmes, Larry Johnson and Jamaal Charles. It has produced 30 points game from Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West .It has seen 20 point games from Joe McKnight, Knile Davis, and Dexter McCluster. For over a decade, this system seemingly produces Running Backs every year capable of putting up big points, regardless of who is carrying the ball. Every time a K.C. running back switches teams, I always make a note to watch them in their new homes, and they never seem to produce the same numbers.
The Kansas City Running back is no one.
Who is our next faceless man? Well, I had hope for one, but she has returned to Westeros. Up next, Kareem Hunt. The next man up for the faceless men comes with quite a pedigree. Here are some factoids that stuck out to me.
- Senior Year: 1878 Total yards, 40 receptions, 11 TD’s.
- Won Most Outstanding Player at the Senior Bowl.
- 1 Fumble in his entire college career, that was 856 touches.
As of right now, it seems that Spencer Ware is holding court. But Hunt is there, and by all accounts is showing really well in camp. One KC beat writer, Adam Teicher, has Hunt leading the team in both rushing and receiving (among RB’s) during the regular season, based on what he has seen during camp. And does Andy Reid have anything to say on the matter? “I’ve been around a lot of good backs and smart backs, and he’s right in there.” Doesn’t it just make your mustache tingle.
A man has a name, it is Kareem Hunt.
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