Draft RB After the 1st Round?

You Don't Need a Running Back in the First!

6/20/13 in NFL   |   Andrew_Ericksen   |   230 respect

May 10, 2013; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos  running back Montee Ball (38) during rookie minicamp at the Broncos training facility. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY SportsThe Fantasy Football world has revolved back to a running back heavy focus.  After a few years of Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees going at the top, and as few as 4 or 5 running backs being drafted in 10-team leagues with the likes of Calvin Johnson, Andre Johnson, Tom Brady, and even Cam Newton in the mix, 2013 looks to be a year where most 10-team leagues will feature 8 or 9 running backs going in the first, if not a full set of 10.
 
While I can’t argue against padding your backfield with a top-3 selection, I think after that point, there’s a little more flexibility than people realize, mostly because this year’s class of running backs has a surprising amount of top level depth.  I could very sell see any of the five players detailed at the bottom of this article having better fantasy seasons than second year players Doug Martin or Alfred Morris, and maybe Ray Rice loses a step or two this year on Super Bowl hangover as well.
 
Here’s this year’s top 10 as provided by ESPN’s rankings:
 
1. Adrian Peterson
2. Arian Foster
3. Marshawn Lynch
4. Ray Rice
5. Doug Martin
6. Jamaal Charles
7. CJ Spiller
8. Trent Richardson
9. Alfred Morris
10. LeSean McCoy
 
There’s a definite drop-off in quality after that top-10, but not so much of a drop that these 10 need to be considered must-have players.  And additionally, there’s always such a huge durability question for all running backs that you’re never drafting a sure thing even with guys like Peterson, Foster and Lynch.
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6/21/13   |   orangemen90   |   5785 respect

You wrote about not needing a RB first.. Then wrote about RB's. So if a RB is not picked first what is the impact on your draft and who or what position will you choose...As i see it you will need an impact player that will score plenty of points. You will still need plenty of RB's because of injuries bye weeks and the sort...

6/20/13   |   MortonsLaw   |   156 respect

It all depends how the draft goes. If people ahead of you go running back crazy, they dictate your move if you want to end up with a quality back.