When to Draft a Running Back in Your Fantasy Football League

Aug 31, 2023
When to Draft a Running Back in Your Fantasy Football League

Running back by committee (RBBC) used to be dirty words in the fantasy football world, but in 2023, it’s simply a fact of life. The goal isn’t to avoid the committee—that’s nearly impossible, depending on how many running backs you have to start in a given league—it's to find the committee(s) with the biggest differentiation of volume between the two (or three) backs.

There are true workhorse backs in the NFL, but they are critically endangered. Acquiring just one bell-cow back is a feat within itself; having two on the same squad is nearly impossible. We’ll need to scrape the murky bottom of the RBBC swamp to find the true volume kings to guide us to a fantasy championship.

Below we will break down how to approach the running back position in 2023 according to average draft position, assuming a 12-team snake draft with both positional and overall ADP, courtesy of the 4for4 Multi-Site ADP tool.

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Continue Reading for Justin's 2023 RB Strategy + His Round-by-Round Cheat Sheet...

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