A few years ago, it was imperative for you to draft your running backs early. We might be nearing that strategy again.
With the depth at wide receiver and quarterback being good, most are turning their attention to grabbing their running backs early and addressing the deeper positions later in their drafts.
For me, I don’t just look at a running back’s talent when deciding who to select. I take offensive line and style of offense into play as well. Obviously, a power offense is attractive for drafting a running back, but an opened up passing attack can be good for a running back as well.
While I would recommend grabbing a safe running back early for your team, but don’t shy away from rookie running backs later as well. The last two years have produced Doug Martin (2012) and Eddie Lacy (2013), who both exploded as rookies. Bishop Sankey could end up as an attractive option for Ken Whisenhunt in Tennessee.
Here are my top 25 RBs in Fantasy Football for 2014:
1. Lesean McCoy – Philadelphia Eagles
2. Jamaal Charles – Kansas City Chiefs
3. Adrian Peterson – Minnesota Vikings
4. Matt Forte – Chicago Bears
5. Eddie Lacy – Green Bay Packers
6. DeMarco Murray – Dallas Cowboys
7. Montee Ball – Denver Broncos
8. Alfred Morris – Washington Redskins
9. Marshawn Lynch – Seattle Seahawks
10. Le’Veon Bell – Pittsburgh Steelers
11. Zac Stacy – St. Louis Rams
12. Giovanni Bernard – Cincinnati Bengals
13. Andre Ellington – Arizona Cardinals
14. CJ Spiller – Buffalo Bills
15. Toby Gerhart – Jacksonville Jaguars
16. Arian Foster – Houston Texans
17. Ryan Mathews – San Diego Chargers
18. Bishop Sankey – Tennessee Titans
19. Doug Martin – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
20. Shane Vereen – New England Patriots
21. Reggie Bush – Detroit Lions
22. Trent Richardson – Indianapolis Colts
23. Chris Johnson – New York Jets
24. Frank Gore – San Francisco 49ers
25. Rashad Jennings – New York Giants
Sleepers: Andre Williams (NYG), Davonte Freeman (ATL), Terrance West (CLE)