Fantasy Football 2015: 10 rookies you want to draft
Jun 16, 2015; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon (24) runs during minicamp at the Florida Blue Health and Wellness Practice Fields. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports
5. RB T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville Jaguars
Here’s a back who will have plenty of opportunities to succeed at the Jacksonville Jaguars. Selected in the second round, T.J. Yeldon is an intriguing player who could emerge as a big player in fantasy.
Yeldon spent the past three years in Alabama, where he amassed 576 carries for 3,322 yards and 37 touchdowns. He also chipped in with 46 receptions for 494 yards and two scores.
Yeldon isn’t the quickest back, but he has good size and ability to run between the tackles. Lance Zierlein of NFL.com wrote that Yeldon can read the game well and is able to spot the right running lanes.
"“Creative runner showing innate feel for running lanes. Anticipates creases that are developing and makes himself skinny to squeeze through. Effortless lateral movement. Can make tacklers miss and change tackle angles in confined quarters.”"
There will be no shortage of opportunities for Yeldon in Jacksonville. They lack a whole lot of firepower on offense and need help for young signal caller Blake Bortles. He feels like a perfect fit and will be a player with plenty of potential from a fantasy perspective.
Yeldon typically falls somewhere in the mid-rounds, so keep a close eye on him as you look for some early bench players.
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