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10 Early Takeaways on the Running Back Position (2022 Fantasy Football)

Jun 29, 2022
Sony Michel

Whether you are playing best ball or preparing for your redraft fantasy football draft, it’s important to keep an eye on fantasy football rankings and average draft position (ADP) throughout the summer. Gaining early insights helps you prepare and take advantage of those managers that star their prep the day before your draft. Andrew Erickson is here to help. Erickson shares his top-10 early fantasy football takeaways on the running back position.

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10 Early Takeaways on the Running Back Position

  1. Melvin Gordon, Kareem Hunt, and Rashaad Penny remain screaming values.
  2. The Packers’ RBs might fit the “better in best ball” mold based on their split workload and game script-dependent production profiles.
  3. This piece, in particular, was not kind for those high on Aaron Jones.
  4. Rhamondre Stevenson, Nyheim Hines #betterinbestball.
  5. Mark Ingram needs to be drafted more/higher with Kamara’s suspension looming.
  6. Same for Sony Michel — has a more proven RB1 history versus other Miami backs.
  7. Just don’t draft David Montgomery. Projected volume is the only reason he’s going where his ADP is, but a new coaching staff could approach the backfield differently. In my heart of hearts, I think Herbert is the better, more explosive back. Monty finished outside the top 24 in more than half of his games last season. His 2022 ADP hits inside the top-20 RBs. No thanks.
  8. Antonio Gibson is facing a major uphill battle for maximum upside that he’s virtually hands-off in the first five rounds.
  9. Clyde Edwards-Helaire‘s “upside” in the Chiefs’ offense is being overblown. Two years and he has five top-12 finishes to show for it (22%).
  10. D’Andre Swift is a value when he falls into the second round.
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