2017 Fantasy Football Rankings: Running Back Edition

Ryan Dyrud
Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back Le’Veon Bell. Photo Credit: Brook Ward – Under Creative Commons License

Week 1 of Preseason is over. Week 2 is quickly approaching. This means one very important thing. Your fantasy football draft is quickly approaching.

Fantasy Football Rankings: Running Back Edition

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Every position in your fantasy lineup is important, but the running back position can be the anchor of your team if drafted correctly. It can be tricky considering that typically there are only 32-35 running backs that produce sufficient fantasy output, barring injury. Many of these backs are snatched up early in drafts so you have to make sure that you fill your roster out before you are taking Shane Vereen as one of your starting two.

Lucky for you Sports Al Dente is here to help. Five of our Fantasy Football Experts have put together in depth analysis of the top 32 fantasy football running backs that you should be targeting in your draft. Rather you stockpile your bench with these players or get on your knees and pray that three RBs will get you through the entire season, that is entirely up to you.

Treat this guide like the Bible that you have downloaded to your phone. Take it with you everywhere. Read it. Study it. Share it. Repeat. Follow these steps and come draft day, you will have the confidence to draft the running backs that will lead your team to the championship.

****For the purpose of this article, our Fantasy Football Rankings are based on 10-Team leagues using PPR scoring format***

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