QB’s like Aaron Rodgers are becoming more and more important in Fantasy Football.
The landscape of fantasy football is drastically changing.
Remember when there was a time it was a crime not to take a running back in the first round of your fantasy football draft? Oh how times have changed. With all the platoon running systems in the league and the amount of injuries we see in today’s NFL, it’s becoming more of a risk to take a ball carrier in the first round.
As we mentioned earlier, expect quarterbacks to be drafted earlier than ever this year as a result of their production the past few years.
After the top three running back options, there are a bunch of question marks. So you’re going to need to select your , running backs wisely this year. The top three running backs this year are Arian Foster, Ray Rice and LeSean McCoy.
They will all get their points. It’s the next tier of halfbacks where the questions set in. Ordinarily, Maurice Jones-Drew would be a member of the elite, but he hasn’t appeared in training camp and we all know what happened last year with Chris Johnson when he did the same.
Then you come to the guys where questions are endless. Now that Marshawn Lynch cashed in with $17 million guaranteed, will he still be motivated and running in ‘beast mode?’ Will Michael Bush steal all of Matt Forte’s touchdowns? Can Ryan Matthews ever stay healthy? How’s Jamaal Charles’ knee? Will Peyton Hillis steal points from him?
That’s a lot of questions and we didn’t even get into the Darren McFaddens and Adrian Petersons of the world.
It’s as if the way you draft your fantasy football team has changed completely. You used to draft stud workhorses to run you to a championship, and have an adequate guy ready for their bye weeks. Now, you may want to stockpile multiple running backs as injury and matchups are always in the back of your mind.
For a draft strategy, be sure to have a sleeper–Ben Tate, BenJarvus Green-Ellis, etc.–in the back of your mind. Finding a gem in the mid-to-late rounds will better benefit your team than snagging a bunch of halfbacks early and scrambling to fill the rest of your roster later on.
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