In the past few years, the most common way to draft for fantasy football was to get a lot of running backs. The skill positions have changed this year, and the passing game is more popular than the running game. It means that teams should focus on getting the best player they can. The number of good running backs has dropped after the top few stars. In the last few years, the quarterback position has had impressive stats and produced the top scorer in all fantasy football.
Quarterbacks like Cam Newton, Matthew Stafford, and Andy Dalton improved during their last season. It should be picked much higher in the draft than they were before. Last year, the production of tight ends like Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham was about the same as the bottom half of the top ten running backs. You’d expect a top running back like Calvin Johnson to have more than 1,500 yards and 16 touchdowns. The old saying, “Draft the running back first,” seems a little outdated.
So, when you have your next fantasy football draft, choose players based on your team’s needs. Fill positions: instead of stocking up on running backs, take a quarterback, a running back, and a wide receiver. Arian Foster, Ray Rice, and LeSean McCoy are the best at running back in their ways. The next best possible catches are the running backs of Maurice Jones-Drew, Ryan Mathews, Marshawn Lynch, Matt Forte, Chris Johnson, and an injured Adrian Peterson. With that kind of drop in output, your team would have been better off picking up a quarterback from the second tier.
Gronkowski and Graham high-end number
There has been a breakout at the top of the tight end position. The players like Gronkowski and Graham putting up numbers you would expect from a high-end number two running back. In the right draft situation, taking an early pick that could be used on a second-level running back. Also, picking one of those players can be a great move. Tight ends don’t have to carry as much weight as running backs, and they can be a great asset to a team for a low cost.
Lastly, production does not drop off quickly at wide receivers as at other skill positions. It would be wide receiver if you had to wait to draft one position. In the later rounds, you can pick up a lot of sleepers, like Denarius Moore, who had a good rookie year. Also, it is now going into his second. Calvin Johnson is the only player who is worth a reach and also deserves his top tier, but there are other good additions. After Johnson is taken off the board, which will probably happen soon. The second tier of running backs is worth keeping an eye on if there is an open spot for a running back.
So, here’s the deal: you need to get a lot of running backs, and that’s it! It should be the first thing you think about when you start to write your draft. Before your fantasy football draft, you must know which running backs will get the most carries and which ones are not part of a small group. Listen, coaches are putting together teams of running backs more and more often. Also, getting a solid workhorse back is essential if you want to win your league.