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4 Overrated Running Backs (2022 Fantasy Football)

4 Overrated Running Backs (2022 Fantasy Football)

This is the time of year when hype grows. Coaches speak highly of all players. Everyone is in the best shape of their life (maybe not Leonard Fournette…). However, it’s important to be able to dig deep and determine which players are entering the season overrated and overvalued in fantasy football leagues. Let’s take a look at a few overrated players.

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4 Overrated Running Backs

Dalvin Cook (MIN)
ECR RB5 | ADP RB5

Dalvin Cook will be 27 years old when the season starts, the new coaching staff has no history with him and backup RB Alexander Mattison is three years younger and has been highly effective as an injury fill-in. Cook could have fewer touches and less efficiency in 2022.
– Matthew Freedman

Saquon Barkley (NYG)
ECR RB14 | ADP RB13

Sometimes you have to be content with a player returning to greatness on someone else’s roster. Saquon Barkley has missed so many games over the last few years and looks as though his best days may have been left behind in his rookie season. His enormous usage at Penn State should have been more of a warning sign, but the talent was too tempting. It’s time to stop giving into temptation.
– Joe Pisapia

Antonio Gibson (WAS)
ECR RB19 | ADP RB15

The Commanders re-signed receiving RB J.D. McKissic and drafted early-down RB Brian Robinson with a top-100 pick. Antonio Gibson is unlikely to have opportunity commensurate with his talent.
– Matthew Freedman

James Robinson (JAC)
ECR RB43 | ADP RB38

James Robinson had a wonderfully unexpected 2020 season and last year eventually found his way back into regular carries. Coming off an Achilles tear and theoretically, behind Travis Etienne, an overdraft of Robinson feels like reaching for the past. I would rather take a shot on the future with Etienne.
– Joe Pisapia

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