Alvin Kamara joined the New Orleans Saints as a third-round drafted running back, the fifth player at his position taken in the 2017 NFL Draft. One year later, he's considered by one NFL.com fantasy expert to be the top player in the league -- at least based on potential fantasy points for 2018.

NFL.com writer Adam Rank put Kamara atop his list of 200 fantasy players, which had running backs Todd Gurley, David Johnson and Saquon Barkley immediately behind him.

That's a significant jump in stature for somebody with one season of experience, but a deserved jump for somebody who led all running backs with 826 receiving yards and tallied 14 total touchdowns (eight rushing, five receiving, one kickoff return).