The staff members at Footballguys are full of opinions. In a Faceoff, we allow two members to voice their opinions on a specific player. One picked the high side, and the other took the low side.
High Side by Chad Parsons
The best argument for Ryan Mathews is his affordable price of RB26 in ADP (average draft position) - a clear Week 1 starter and available as a very affordable RB2 or high-end RB3 exiting drafts. A handful of more expensive running back options are not even lead backs for their respective depth charts. As part of a big-picture draft plan, Mathews can be one of the final starters acquired when focusing on top-end running backs, wide receivers, and even a quarterback or tight end in earlier rounds.