Dynasty Deep Dive: Running Back

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Dynasty Deep Dive- Running Back

Many fantasy players play in dynasty leagues and are constantly evaluating the fantasy landscape. Today, we wanted to provide our Top 50 at the running back position and give some insight on the transition at the position.

RUNNING BACK:


1) Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis Colts (Age: 22.7)
2) Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers (Age: 25.3)
3) Najee Harris, Pittsburgh Steelers (Age: 23.6)
4) Saquon Barkley, New York Giants (Age: 24.7)
5) D’Andre Swift, Detroit Lions (Age: 22.7)
6) Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings (Age: 26.0)
7) Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles Chargers (Age: 26.3)
8) Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints (Age: 26.1)
9) Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns (Age: 25.8)
10) Javonte Williams: Denver Broncos (Age: 21.4)
11) Derrick Henry: Tennessee Titans (Age: 27.8)
12) Antonio Gibson: Washington Franchise Team (Age: 23.2)
13) Joe Mixon: Cincinnati Bengals (Age: 25.1)
14) Aaron Jones: Green Bay Packers (Age: 26.9)
15) Clyde Edwards-Helaire: Kansas City Chiefs (22.4)
16) David Montgomery: Chicago Bears (Age: 24.3)
17) James Robinson: Jacksonville Jaguars (Age: 23.1)
18) Ezekiel Elliott: Dallas Cowboys (Age: 27.2)
19) Cam Akers: Los Angeles Rams (Age: 22.2)
20) Kareem Hunt: Cleveland Browns (Age: 26.1)
21) Josh Jacobs: Las Vegas Raiders (Age: 23.6)
22) J.K. Dobbins: Baltimore Ravens (Age: 22.8)
23) Travis Etienne: Jacksonville Jaguars (Age: 22.7)
24) Elijah Mitchell: San Francisco 49ers (Age: 23.4)
25) AJ Dillon: Green Bay Packers (Age: 23.1)
26) Miles Sanders: Philadelphia Eagles (Age: 24.4)
27) Michael Carter: New York Jets (Age: 22.4)
28) Darrell Henderson Jr.: Los Angeles Rams (Age: 24.0)
29) Tony Pollard: Dallas Cowboys (Age: 24.4)
30) Leonard Fournette: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Age: 26.7)
31) Damien Harris: New England Patriots (Age: 24.6)
32) Chase Edmonds: Arizona Cardinals (Age: 25.4)
33) Rhamondre Stevenson: New England Patriots (Age: 23.6)
34) Jams Conner: Arizona Cardinals (Age: 26.4)
35) Alexander Mattison: Minnesota Vikings (Age: 23.2)
36) Zack Moss: Buffalo Bills (Age: 23.8)
37) Myles Gaskin: Miami Dolphins (Age: 24.6)
38) Chuba Hubbard: Carolina Panthers (Age: 22.2)
39) Trey Sermon: San Francisco 49ers (Age: 22.7)
40) Nyheim Hines: Indianapolis Colts (Age: 24.9)
41) Kenneth Gainwell: Philadelphia Eagles (Age: 22.5)
42) Ronald Jones II: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Age: 24.1)
43) Melvin Gordon: Denver Broncos (Age: 28.4)
44) Cordarrelle Patterson: Atlanta Falcons (Age: 30.5)
45) Chris Carson: Seattle Seahawks (Age: 26.11)
46) Khalil Herbert: Chicago Bears (Age: 23.4)
47) Devin Singletary: Buffalo Bills (Age: 24.0)
48) Kenyan Drake: Las Vegas Raiders (Age: 27.7)
49) J.D. McKissic: Washington Franchise Team (Age: 27.10)
50) D’Ernest Johnson: Cleveland Browns (Age: 25.6)

Dynasty Deep Dive:

Jonathan Taylor deserves the top spot given his talent, age, and secure role in the Colts offense. If you wanted to place Christian McCaffrey atop the list, I would not argue. McCaffrey’s talent as a runner plus receiver is second to none. Some may argue against D’Andre Swifts’ inclusion in the top five, but he has proven a fantasy asset even on a horrific offense. It will be interesting to witness how dynasty fantasy managers begin to treat the Dalvin Cook’s and Alvin Kamara’s of the fantasy world as they are getting a bit longer in the tooth.

Some could take issue with Javonte Williams’ inclusion in the top ten. Williams is a talented back, and he should be given the lead role in the Broncos offense in early 2022 at the earliest. How will fantasy managers feel about Derrick Henry coming off of an injury at 28 years of age? Cam Akers and J.K. Dobbins have been out of sight out of mind this season with their injuries–two young players that can return healthy and could take large jumps in their dynasty ranking. Elijah Mitchell has shown the explosiveness that the 49ers want in their offense. The conversation around Mitchell in dynasty circles this off-season will be fascinating.

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