Kenneth Walker exploded onto the Dynasty radar in 2021, rushing for 1,636 yards and 16 touchdowns on his way to the Doak Walker (nation's best running back) award. Before leading the nation in most rushing metrics as a Michigan State Spartan, Walker spent two seasons working as an early-down only grinder at Wake Forest. Walker finished with nearly double the number of rushing touchdowns (17) as targets (9) in his two seasons as a Deamon Deacon. And while he still didn't display any competence as a pass-catcher at Michigan State, Walker was at least allowed to showcase his full and dynamic nature as a rusher.
Drafted into a situation where he could start as a rookie, Walker is worth consideration as a top-five selection for dynasty rookie draft purposes and has a case for ranking as a top-20 RB in Dynasty startup drafts. How high should he be ranked at the position in season-long leagues as a rookie while potentially splitting early-down work with Rashaad Penny?
SportsLine's Fantasy analyst Jacob Gibbs provides a data-driven deep dive to answer that question and address anything that stood out from his advanced statistical profile. These player profiles are just a small part of the advanced analytical prep Gibbs is providing for SportsLine users heading into the 2022 Fantasy football season -- if you want an easy way to keep up with all of the information that will be published this spring and summer, SportsLine's 2022 Fantasy Bible (coming soon!) will be updated with links to each article as they go live.
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