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Which Player is Most Likely to Separate from a Shared Backfield? (2021 Fantasy Football)


 
It seems like the bell-cow running back is a dying breed. Teams have adjusted and are now featuring two (or more!) rushers, often specializing in a certain area. While this has increased the value of the Christian McCaffreys of the world, it’s also left fantasy football players mining for those diamonds in the rough. The players that will separate themselves from a crowded backfield committee.

Continuing our series of Most Likely To…, we’re checking in on players that are most likely to separate themselves from a shared backfield. Kyle Yates shared his pick on a recent podcast. Now, our writers provide their takes.

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Reviewing this list, there are a lot of exciting backs that could jump into RB1 territory if they are able to separate from their teammates. The rookies dominate this one, as Javonte Williams, Travis Etienne, and Trey Sermon make up over half of the writer selections. J.K. Dobbins and Chase Edmonds each received two votes, while veterans Josh Jacobs and Phillip Lindsay check in with a pick apiece.

A notable omission from this list is Jets running back Michael Carter. Our analysts, Kyle Yates and Dan Harris, both thought Carter was the 'right' answer to this question.

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