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Running back is easily the position with the greatest opportunity
for a rookie to make an immediate impact on a fantasy owner’s
roster. The list of the best all-time rookie fantasy performances
for tailbacks clearly illustrates this fact:
|Rookie RBs At Their Best
For eight of the past twelve seasons,
a rookie runner ended the season no lower than 8th overall for fantasy
RBs. Since rookie RBs are rarely taken in the first two rounds of
re-draft leagues, that’s potentially quite a bargain for the
discerning owner. Joseph Addai (10th last year), Reggie Bush (17th
in non-ppr), and Maurice Jones Drew (8th) produced a top-20 fantasy
backs last year and neither had an ADP of 5 or higher with the exception
of the 2006 Heisman Trophy Winner. Add Laurence Maroney (28th),
Wali Lundy, and Jerious Norwood to the list (who were productive
enough times to consider as bye week starters) and you have six
rookies who were within the top 48 fantasy runners last season.
the key is how many carries or targets the rookie will see. Will
the rookie be the feature back from day one, or will he at least
be the sure-fire backup to the starter? Neither Dominic Davis
nor Corey Dillon were on this list, but their rookie stretch runs
as injury substitutes for Edgerrin James and Ki-Jana Carter, helped
many owners win championships.
Two years ago I provided a historical
analysis based on 54 years of rookie production tiered by rushing
attempts. The result was the same as with any NFL RB: A rookie
that earns 300 or more carries in a season is going to put up
fantasy quality numbers equivalent to a #1 RB in an owner’s
starting lineup. Most of the rookies accomplishing this feat were
highly touted starters from opening day.
Rookies earning 250-299 carries are generally starters from opening
day or prospects who gradually earn more time as the season progresses.
Although the fantasy totals aren’t as impressive as the
300+ carry workhorses, the production is still worthy of a starting
roster spot to an owner. In some cases, these backs assume the
workhorse role at mid-season and carry fantasy owners down the
stretch. MJD, Addai, and Bush were more in line with seeing increasing
opportunities from mid-season, on. Both Bush and Drew also had
receiving yardage within the top 30 all-time rookie performances
in this area.
|Top 30 Rookie Receiving
Four of these top performances have come in the past decade.
Still, only seven of the runners on this list compiled fantasy
totals over 200 points. If two of the seven on the list made it
happen just last year, you know that it’s not likely you
should count on an RB to be highly involved in both dimensions
of offensive production during his rookie season.
Of course you can’t really factor this 200-point barrier
into some of the players on this list because they performed in
an era prior to 1978. But 20 of the 30 backs on this list performed
in the 16-game era and 13 of them did not earn at least 200 fantasy
Jones-Drew and Bush are very similar backs in terms of their
talents. Both are excellent return specialists because they are
uncommonly gifted open-field runners with more than enough skill
to be good between the tackles, tailbacks. I would say they fall
into the Gale Sayers School of backs. Herschel Walker, although
not even close to Sayers in terms of his style as a runner, also
fits due to his multi-dimensional talents as runner, receiver,
and return specialist.
Marshall Faulk could have been a star pupil in this aforementioned
school of backs, but he wasn’t given return duties. Faulk,
James, and Sims carried the load from Day One.
Talent and opportunity are the keys for a rookie runner to have
an immediate impact. The 2007 class lacks the deep pool of talent
of 2006, but there are two excellent runners who would have been
blue-chippers in any class. The first is Adrian Peterson. From
the standpoint of natural talent, there aren’t many backs
that come along with his power, speed, and balance. Peterson has
moments where he looks like he’s a man among boys. However,
the Vikings rookie is raw in key skill sets and he might be up
and down as a fantasy performer as a rookie. The more polished
rookie is the Bills Marshawn Lynch out of California. Lynch may
not produce as many eye-popping highlight plays as Peterson, but
he is a more multi-dimensional threat along the lines of an Edgerrin
Here are the best backs according to each skill set for the 2007:
And Worst By Category
|Three extremely strong
runners that can move a pile and get the better end
of a collision with a front-line defender. These players
will wear out a defense. Peterson is the most dynamic
and Leonard is the most versatile. All three are excellent
after contact runners.
|Both players are extremely
difficult to knock off their feet without wrapping up
and they can spin away from a tackle for quick, six.
Eugene Gross receives an honorable mention.
|He runs with the ball
against his body like Tiki Barber did when he improved
his technique. Walker switches the ball to the proper
arm and consistently keeps it close to his body.
|While Pittman timed
as well or better, Peterson, Irons, and Lynch have an
excellent burst through the hole and attack the opening
with more functional speed than Pittman.
|Both can spot the
cutback and also set up openings in the open field.
|All three can make
a great variety of moves, but are disciplined with the
intent to run downhill.
|Smith has decent technique
and makes the effort downfield. Hicks is also a good
blocker in the running game.
|These two players
will at least be excellent contributors on third down
because the consistently catch the football with their
hands on with a variety of routes.
Obviously Lynch and Peterson appear frequently on the Category Bests,
but check out Brian Leonard
and Garrett Wolfe. There’s
a reason these two are considered decent, dynasty sleepers. Neither
may do a lot in a 2007 re-draft league unless there’s an injury
to the incumbent starters on their respective teams.
The table below lists my top-15 backs based on film study. I am
leaving out players I did not study. My rankings are based a combination
of collected data in the Rookie
Scouting Portfolio, my view of their potential fit with any
offensive system, and their potential for growth based on the film
study. The score on these rankings is the highest raw checklist
score performed on this player.
Since this publication was written prior to the NFL draft, the rankings
are a reflection of players with the greatest chance to make a positive
impact with their overall skill sets, and how flexible their skill
sets are to the widest varieties of offensive systems. In any dynasty
league setting, I would be comfortable drafting the first four running
backs on this list. After that, it depends on the size of the league
but I think the top prospects all have potential to be worthwhile
fantasy players within a three-year period.
|The Top 15
||Lynch gets the nod over Peterson because
he is the better all around player at the position,
runs with more discipline, and plays well even when
he’s hurt. He’s a load carrier and a game breaker in
the sense of what Jacksonville hoped from Fred Taylor
||Raw talent alone, Peterson is one of
the top two players in this entire draft. If he can
be more disciplined as a runner—choices and ball protection—he
has the type of rare power-speed-balance combos shared
among the all-time great backs of the Brown-Dickerson-Campbell
||Yes, the Rutgers fullback ceded time
to Ray Rice, but it’s because he knew he could make
the team better with two great options on the field
rather than one. He’s highly versatile as a runner,
blocker, and receiver. He has excellent power and 4.5-speed.
He also leaps tall defenders in a single bound—seriously.
Leonard was one of the best players I graded LAST YEAR.
He’s still one of the best in 2007.
||Bradshaw has the best vision of any
back in this draft and runs with a sound combination
of power and elusiveness. A sleeper.
||Not extremely powerful, but hits the
hole like bullet train. Very strong finisher that should
develop into a decent option.
||Dynamic 3rd down back that could be
a lot more if he either adds weight without losing speed,
or proves he can gain yardage after contact at the line
of scrimmage. Underutilized in college and could surprise
as a pro.
||Runs with the vision and movement of
a back like Emmitt Smith, but holds onto the ball like
Tiki Barber—early in Barber’s career.
||A solid player that can do everything,
but lacks an elite characteristic to his game that makes
him a game breaking weapon.
||A healthy Justin Vincent could be a
top five back in this class based on his power-speed
combo, but it’s the elusiveness he has lacked in his
return. An intriguing prospect to monitor as a possible
||Had a poor senior year and a slow combine
time, but he’s a great slasher in the mold of Curtis
Martin or Curt Warner when healthy and playing at his
||Excellent power runner with questionable
speed and commitment after leaving school due to an
||Another strong back with questionable
speed. He also has multiple injury concerns. Think Justin
Vincent’s situation with less speed and more power.
||If he can run with as much abandon in
a game as he did in Senior Bowl practices, he might
be more than a situational player.
||A physically strong runner that needs
to learn good techniques to do more than serve as backfield
depth chart fodder.
||Pound for pound the best back in this
draft—just extremely questionable whether he has enough
pounds to dominate in the pros. He still has skills
to make a situational impact.
This list above should give you an idea of a player’s long-term
talents regardless of their match with a system. The profiles and
rankings below are my take on each player’s fit with their
offensive system and their prospects for 2007 with a brief viewpoint
beyond this year.
Front And Center
Lynch, Bills: While I believe Adrian Peterson is the most
physically talented back in this draft, Lynch is no slouch. The
former California Bear is at this point the best bet to produce
as a featured back in 2007. I remember first seeing Lynch in 2005.
At that time I thought he was an impressive, breakaway threat
out of the backfield. But it was his ability to produce despite
playing with injures in 2006 that really caught my attention.
Running backs take so much punishment during their careers. It
requires a certain level of toughness to perform with an injury
because of the number of touches they receive combined with their
position’s much higher rate of collisions in comparison
to other skill position players. Lynch performed much of last
year with both ankles sprained and a sore back. He was unable
to demonstrate the acceleration he had when fully healthy, but
he consistently showed the ability to wait for blocks to develop
and gain yards after contact—two excellent traits necessary
for an NFL back.
The Bills offense showed some signs of life last year in the
passing game. Lee Evans is one of the best young receivers in
the NFL and J.P. Losman had some solid, if not excellent, outings
at various points of the season. The problem is Losman’s tendency
to throw interceptions. Part of the reason for Losman’s mistakes
is a reckless approach, but he often winds up in more difficult
situations because the running game was unable to bail out Losman
on first and second down. The Bills tandem of McGahee and Thomas
fewer fantasy points than other team RBs in 2006 and were
ranked 26th in total rushing yards.
If Lynch stays healthy, he could take over the starting job and
provide a spark to the Buffalo offense. He’s also a decent pass
blocker, so he should be able to work is way into a multi-faceted
role that keeps the rookie on the field. At worst, I believe Lynch
will get eased into the offense as the Colts did with Joseph Addai.
But I believe the higher tendency for Peyton Manning to call plays
at the line of scrimmage makes the Colts offense more difficult
to master than the Bills. Count on Lynch to be the favorite to
start for Buffalo from the first game and serve as a solid #2
RB for your fantasy league during much of the year.
Anticipation…It’s Making Me Wait
Peterson, Vikings: Let me cut to the chase about Peterson.
The reasons he might not start right away have to do with his
ability to protect the football, protect the passer, and run with
discipline in situations where freelancing will kill his team’s
chances from making first downs. Watch the film and you will see
a runner who does not keep the ball close to his body in the open
field. You will also see a player who was a liability in pass
protection on the perimeter of the defense. And you will see a
runner who made some of the most exciting minimal gains, and 5-yard
losses you’ve seen since Walter Payton. Except Oklahoma had a
decent offensive line.
But you will also see a runner with amazing balance that is extremely
difficult to knock off his feet; a runner with the rare agility
to successfully put spin moves on linebackers and safeties for
a man of his size and strength; and a runner, when determined,
has the sheer will to make yardage when nothing seems available
for him to gain any. Adrian Peterson is gifted. When it comes
to purely running the football and not getting tackled, I’m
not sure there is a back in football I’d rather have.
Peterson needs to harness his tremendous gifts into becoming
a complete football player. When he does, he has the offensive
line and complementing defense to help the Minnesota Vikings become
a playoff team. I just don’t believe Peterson will put it all
together in time to make it happen this year. Chester Taylor may
not have the natural gifts of Peterson, but he is a smart runner
and veteran football player who was the Vikings offense.
Look for Peterson to excite fantasy owners throughout the season
with some highlight plays and big games, but provide almost equal
doses of frustration as he adjusts to the pace, intensity, and
rigors of the pro game. The Vikings will feel compelled to get
their big-time talent into the backfield, but don’t expect
more than a situational role for Peterson in 2007. Averaging anything
more than 10 carries a contest will be a bonus for the Vikings
rookie—it’s good enough to consider him as 5th or
6th round pick with upside in a rookie draft in case he works
his way into a full-time role by season’s end.
Jackson, Packers: There was a time where it was out of the
question to second-guess Green Bays draft day selections. Even
prior to Aaron Rodgers that day has passed. It sure sounds like
I am down on Brandon Jackson. I’d rather say I’m just not as high
on him as others. Is there a difference? Allow me to explain.
Jackson catches the ball well and has tree trunks for thighs.
He looks like a powerful back with good quickness. I just don’t
believe he’s as good as Vernand Morency, which for the price of
a 2nd round pick, I’m second-guessing the Packers. Morency has
speed to burn and I think he has more potential than Tatum Bell,
but toiled on a slower learning curve due to the fact he started
with the Texans. Jackson is not a speedster, and I believe the
Nebraska alum and Morency will split time, at best.
The reason is Jackson looks the part more than he plays the part.
What I saw on film was a back who went down easily in comparison
to other backs in similar situations. Jackson is like a few backs
from big-time programs where the offensive linemen are massive
(hint: Ohio State and Penn State) and many of their “impressive”
runs are products of huge gashes in the defensive line. I think
he’s actually the best of the big-time university backs that I’ll
profile later, but it doesn’t mean he’s the automatic starter
for the Packers. He’s worth selecting late in a re-draft, but
I wouldn’t overspend. In fact, I’d rather avoid what I see as
imminent frustration with the Green Bay backfield and pick a player
like Brian Leonard as a quality handcuff at a cheaper price.
Bengals: Rudi Johnson has been a model of consistency with three
consecutive 12-touchdown, 1300-yard seasons. Can you guess how
many backs have had three consecutive seasons of this caliber?
Including Johnson and combining receiving yardage and touchdowns?
And how many backs did it four times? Just Tomlinson. He was
the only back from 4650 seasons of games to have four seasons
with at least 1300 yards and 12 scores. Not Emmitt. Not Walter.
Not Dickerson. Not Holmes. They didn’t even make this preliminary
It is possible Johnson could make it a fourth season in a row,
or as with many great backs have a one-year downturn and resume
his run of good fantasy production. My point is Rudi Johnson may
be in select company, but the chances this six-year veteran from
Auburn University matches a feat only Ladainian Tomlinson has
met is slim and this brings us to Kenny Irons. Odds are in the
rookie’s favor that he will see the field early than the
Bengals hope because Johnson has taken a tremendous amount of
punishment at this stage of his career and his likelihood of injury
increases with every year.
A fellow Auburn Tiger, Irons is a slashing back who hits the
hole hard and finishes strong. He has good vision and patience,
but I wasn’t impressed with his skills as a short-yardage
back. He also lacked some skills that separate the serviceable
NFL backs with top-notch starters: making defenders miss in the
backfield and maximizing space for positive yardage. What this
means to me is if Irons starts any games in 2007 he will look
very exciting to fantasy owners against a soft run defense, but
will likely disappoint against the Ravens and Steelers of the
Talent-wise, Irons may not be as good as Chris Perry. But the
Bengals multi-skilled backup from Michigan has spent more time
on the disabled list than the football field and this prompted
to Cincinnati to address their depth chart at the position. Irons
is a tough player who has a tendency to come up big against tough
competition. I think he’s a lesser talent than a back he
resembles physically and a bit sylistically—Cadillac Williams.
Fortunately for Irons, he has found himself among one of the better
offenses in the NFL. If you draft Rudi Johnson, Irons is a good
late-round handcuff for 2007. He could be serviceable for a year
or two as a starter, but I wouldn’t lock him into your dynasty
Spot Time With A Future
Rams: Leonard is one of the best football players to come
out of college in the last 2-3 seasons. Whether this will make
him a fantasy-worthy option for your squad is another subject
altogether. Steven Jackson is coming off a great season and most
fantasy owners see the Rams’ starter as a bona fide top-three
pick in summer drafts. If you have Jackson, I implore you to get
Leonard—especially in a dynasty league.
Keep in mind that Jackson just came off a season with a huge
workload and he is a punishing power back who plays on artificial
turf. If you have read Tony San Nicolas’ RB
Workloads articles, then you know Jackson qualifies as a higher
risk player in 2007. Brian Leonard is most likely to be that player
who takes over for Jackson if the Oregon State alum finds his
way onto IR.
Leonard was actually a dark horse candidate for the Heisman until
fellow Rutgers back Ray Rice began his Emmitt Smith imitation
and the unselfish Leonard moved from halfback to fullback during
his senior season to help the Scarlet Knights finish with one
of their best seasons in recent memory. Leonard has quick feet,
excellent power, and demonstrates third and fourth effort with
the ball in his hands. He also has excellent agility and receiving
skills. What I find most impressive about Leonard is that he does
everything well. If you have him run routes from the backfield
he reminds you of Larry Centers. When he’s asked to block
as a fullback he’s unsung and consistently good in the way
you think of Seahawk, Mack Strong. And when you hand Leonard the
football, he runs a bit like John Riggins.
Rams coach Scott Linehan must be happy about his selection of
Leonard. The rookie reportedly performed extremely well in mini-camp—scarcely
missing an assignment—and the coaching staff anticipates
he’ll see the field 15-20 plays a game and touch the ball
maybe half the time to keep Jackson fresh. I don’t know
about you, but 7-10 touches over a 16-game period equates to potential
bye-week material for your starting lineup if really in a pinch.
Because of the fact Leonard is the odds-on favorite to back up
Jackson, I’d suggest making the rookie a late pick rather
than rely upon snagging him off the waiver wire. If Jackson remains
healthy, you may see a Lamont Jordan-esque free agency scenario
for Leonard down the line. Re-draft or dynasty, I believe he’s
a solid investment.
Booker, Dolphins: Is Cam Cameron a genius or just another
coach who believes he has to reinvent everything in his image?
We’re going to find out in the next three seasons and part
of that reinvention will be the addition of John Beck, Ted Ginn,
Jr., and FSU-alum, Lorenzo Booker. This runner came to Tallahassee
has the top-rated prep runner in the nation. Then he promptly
sat behind Greg Jones and split time with Leon Washington.
Is he Warrick Dunn material at 5-11 and 187 lbs.? Well, he is
elusive, a good receiver, and courageous in traffic. He’s
tougher to bring down than one might anticipate. This is why Booker
impressed several observers on the college all-star circuit during
Senior Bowl practices. He reportedly was one of the stars of the
event. He faced quality competition as a player and performed
admirably well, but the question will remain until proven otherwise:
can he withstand the pounding of the NFL.
Personally, I can buy into the idea that Booker toiled on some
disappointing FSU squad where the offense underachieved, because
that’s what the Seminoles have done recently. I can also
parallel Booker’s potential entry to the NFL with Dunn’s.
Both players were behind established backs on the depth chart.
Unless Ronnie Brown gets hurt or Cameron’s ego runs amok,
Booker will be a situational back to begin his career.
But I don’t buy into the Warrick Dunn talk. I see a back
who could potential be more Clinton Portis-like. Portis is 5-11
and entered the NFL at 190 lbs. I believe if given the opportunity
Booker could evolve into a starter. I’m not so impressed
with Booker that I would brand him the next Portis, but he hasn’t
had enough carries to prove my wrong, either.
Depth With Upside
Giants: I have talked enough about this guy in a
Wolfe, Bears: If there is a Warrick Dunn-type back in this
draft class, Wolfe fits the part the best. I sincerely believe
if the Northern Illinois star were 5-10 and 205 pounds, he’d
be a first round pick and maybe the best back in this class. Wolfe
possesses excellent balance, vision, and practices great ball
protection. He’s like a smaller, Tiki Barber.
Did you see what Wolfe did to Ohio State on opening day? What
about Michigan? While I didn’t get to break down these games—and
if someone has a DVD of either of these contests they’d
like to send me (for educational purposes, of course) of Garrett
Wolfe running wild, I’ll give you a free copy of my 2007
RSP (or 2006 publication if you have one, but not the other).
Despite missing these contests, I did see enough of Wolfe to
believe he at least has a shot as a 3rd down contributor in the
mold of a Kevin Faulk or Amp Lee. But I do think he has potential
to be even more productive between the tackles than these two.
Interestingly enough the Bears also seem optimistic about Wolfe’s
chances to supplant Adrian Peterson (of Georgia Southern fame)
as Benson’s backup. I’d keep an eye on Wolfe to see
if he performs anywhere near expectation—not the stats,
Wolfe—watch the games to see how he performs between the
tackles, finishing runs, and understanding his assignments. He
may be worth a late pick.
Darby, Buccaneers: When he was a junior, I thought Ken Darby
was a surefire, first day pick. But the Buccaneers 7th round selection
dropped due to an unimpressive senior year and poor showing at
the Senior Bowl. Now Darby is no guarantee to even make the Tampa
roster as he competes with Earnest Graham and Michael Pittman
for a spot on the depth chart.
But I think Darby is a much better back than what we saw from
him as a senior at Alabama. I believe that’s definitely
what John Gruden thinks as well. Darby’s father passed away
last year and the rookie’s head and heart were temporarily
missing from the game. If you have ever had someone close to you
die, you know how hard it can be to function for a while. Now
imagine feeling depressed and trying to perform at the highest
level in a sport that requires a great deal of emotional energy.
If you see where I’m heading, then you’d just forget
about Darby’s senior campaign and focus more on his junior
year. If you can’t imagine, it write Darby off and go to
the next player, although I think you’re making a big mistake.
As a sophomore and junior I watched Darby run aggressively and
with emotion. He has very good performances against top-notch,
SEC defenses like Tennessee and Florida. What impressed me the
most about Darby was his ability to make sharp cuts in traffic
and finish runs. He’s a downhill runner and slasher with
enough of a burst to get into the secondary. He reminded me of
two backs—Curtis Martin and former Seahawk star from the
70s and 80s, Curt Warner.
The early reports about Darby from Tampa are they got themselves
a better than advertised player who they think could evolve into
an every-down back. That’s at least what Running Backs Coach
Art Valero has told the media. Even so, they believe Darby has
a good shot to make the roster as a third down back because of
his ability to catch the football. I honestly would be surprised
if Darby doesn’t easily beat out Earnest Graham. Two years
ago, I thought Mike Bell was a starting quality back and he didn’t
get drafted. Last year, I thought Wali Lundy was a better back
than his 4th round status and he did more than expected. Add Darby
to this list for 2007.
Selvin Young, Broncos: Selvin
Young has two ifs attached to his reputation as a football player.
If #1: Injury concerns—he tore his ACL in 2005. If #2: He
has shown repeated difficult protecting the football. These were
enough for Young to go undrafted, but the Denver Broncos thought
enough of Young to sign him as a free agent and let go of journeyman
Cedric Cobbs—a player who actually looked good enough at
times last preseason to warrant a serious look at starting in
I liked Young’s quickness, elusiveness, and receiving skills.
I watched the Texas Longhorn runner make some impressive catches
in coverage—even on a deep, wheel route 20-30 yards downfield.
Young split time with Jamaal Charles, a player I believe is one
of the better runners in college football, at Texas and still
acquitted himself well.
Young will be competing with Cecil Sapp and Andre Hall for a
post on the Broncos active roster and as the third string back
to Travis Henry and Mike Bell. Sapp is a lock because of his proven
performance in spot duty and skills as a fullback. That leaves
Hall and Young and I believe one—if not both—will
see time on the practice squad in 2007. But I believe Young has
enough talent to start in the NFL one day and he’s not a
guy to sleep on.
Late Round Gambles and Long Shots-Dynasty Only
Pittman, Saints: Yes, I know that Pittman is a higher pick
than many of these players I already listed. I just don’t
believe Pittman is anything more than an average back that will
disappoint owners who believe he’ll be the replacement for
Deuce McAllister in a year or two. I believe Reggie Bush will
eventually be the main back—likely by fall of 2008. And,
Pittman did not show the ability to break tackles and finish runs
with the skill expected from an NFL back. Speed is a nice trait,
but it doesn’t compensate for excellent vision and finishing
power. LeShon Johnson, Brent Fullwood, and Leeland McElroy had
excellent speed, but they lacked the extra skills necessary to
be successful NFL backs. I see Pittman as a player who may give
you a few good games in the next 2-3 years if he gets to see the
field, but think of him as a Derrick Blaylock type of player.
He’s over valued in dynasty drafts in my opinion.
Eagles: I believe Hunt falls down too easily when he gets
hit, but other analysts talk about him as a great power back.
All I see is a big kid who gained a lot of yardage in front of
a Penn State line that opened large holes. But once Hunt got into
closed space, he was much easier to tackle. Brian Westbrook is
the man in Philly. Correll Buckhalter has experienced multiple
injuries in his career and although he gives workmanlike performances,
he’s a big step down from Westbrook. Ryan Moats is a terrific
talent with the ball in his hands, but he has somehow alienated
himself from this team due to reputedly having difficulty learning
What Hunt has is size and this gives him the chance to be the
Eagles Brandon Jacobs to Westbrook’s Tiki Barber. I just
don’t buy the idea of Hunt being the right guy for the job.
At the price he’s going in dynasty leagues, I’d rather
have several other backs, a quarterback, or a receiver.