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The Gut Check No. 423: J.D. McKissic, Aaron Jones, and Wayne Gallman

Matt Waldman examines the film and fantasy implications of Seahawk utility man J.D. McKissic, Packers running back Aaron Jones, and the Giants' Wayne Gallman. 

Welcome to October, the month where a player like Danny Woodhead is either a distant memory or, for those stubbornly hanging onto him for Week 9, a symbol of remote hope. October also marks the beginning of desperation plays from the waiver wire. Guys whose draft stock is low enough to measure just how vapid your favorite Lego-haired, TV-Webcast-Twitter Suit really is when it comes to talent. 

I'm just jealous of those folks who have Lego Hair, I could never tame mine. They can own the vapidity. It always made me nauseous trying to cultivate it.

This week, we're digging into three running backs who emerged from the depths of their respective rosters as productive fantasy options in Week 4. Who are they? Are they talented enough to sustain viable production? And will they be worth your investment on the waiver wire? 

Seattle Utility man J.D. McKissic

McKissic made two of three plays that transformed the Seahawks-Colts Sunday Night game from an 18-18 tie into a fourth-quarter blowout. The 5'10", 195-pound UDFA from Arkansas State was a Dexter McCluster-like option for the Red Wolves. I studied his game in the 2016 Rookie Scouting Portfolio and labeled him a wide receiver.


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