The Stache: A Hometown Guy Gets A Shot?

The Stache: A Hometown Guy Gets A Shot?
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Mustache of the Week: Running Back


Hey, guys, I’m back again with another Must Stache (Mustache) for Dynasty. Last week we focused on Auden Tate. This week let’s look at a running back being overlooked.


Qadree Ollison:

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This week everyone clamored to acquire Brian Hill, however, I’m looking at the better suited Qadree Ollison.

A fifth-round pick in last year’s draft, Qadree is a big “goal line” back. Who, if given the chance, can do so much more?

He was a standout player at Canisius High school in Niagara Falls N.Y. (I’m from Niagara Falls On. closest thing to a hometown guy) Qadree caught my early romping over High schoolers. It wasn’t long before Ollison committed to being a Pitt Panther. There he would fill in as a true freshman for James Conner and rushed for 1121 yards and 11 TDs. When Conner returned the following year, Ollison became the back-up. His senior season Qadree would again flash his skills as a capable workhorse back rushing for another 11 TDs and over 1200 yards.

Built very similar to James Conner (both stand 6’2″ both weigh roughly 230lbs), Ollison has shown the same skills that have made James Conner successful in the NFL There have been questions whether or not Ollison can be a threat in the passing game, the same thing was asked about Conner. The fact of the matter is Pitt doesn’t use the running back much in the passing game, however, make no mistake Qadree can catch.

Posting okay numbers at the combine, some said Ollison wasn’t athletic enough. The same thing was said about the current rushing leader Dalvin Cook. While I’m not saying Qadree is Dalvin (he’s more like a James Conner), both those backs are a good company to be compared to. The only knock I have has nothing to do with Qadree, but his O.C. Dirk Koetter. Dirk isn’t someone that traditionally gets everything out of his backs (Freeman are Rojo were both busts with Koetter).

Going Forward in 2020:

With Devonta Freeman being injured almost every year, Ollison can get a shot. Atlanta should take a look at what they have in the rookie (they can cut Freeman in 2020 for cheap). Being on a good offense in Atlanta and tied to a good QB, things are set-up for Qadree to succeed.

For literally the price of a waiver claim, you can acquire Ollison. Everyone is swarming to Brian Hill. I’m personally banking on the player that played harder college competition and has less mileage on the tires. If you’re looking for lightning in a bottle, Qadree might just be what you’re looking for.


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