Mind of Marsal: Early Round Running Backs With Red Flags

Mind of Marsal: Early Round Running Backs With Red Flags

What’s up my Fantasy Guru fam! It is Thursday morning, I have my Cuban coffee in hand, and I am ready to roll. If you have not tried Cuban coffee before, my only advice is tread lightly as a single shot will really get you going, no joke. Now that we are all aware of how strong Cuban coffee is, we can get right to it.

Over the last two seasons, we have seen a change in trend when it comes to drafting, as running backs are once again going off the board quickly in the first and second round of fantasy drafts according to ADP. In 2017, roughly 11 running backs were selected in the first 24 picks. In 2018, that number increased to 15. So far in 2019, ADP suggests that 14 running backs will be taken in the first two rounds. The eye-popping thing for me here is that in 2017, an average of six to seven running backs were taken in the first round, compared to nine in 2018 and 10 in 2019. While it is still early and these numbers could certainly change, it is pretty clear that people drafting are more bullish on running backs this year than they were a couple of years ago.

When looking at the position as a whole, you can argue that it is deeper than it has been in year...

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Armando Marsal