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- Sean Koerner ranks the top fantasy football running backs into tiers for best ball.
- He explains various strategies at RB and when to target certain backs.
My strategy differs the most between re-draft and best ball at running back.
I like to draft a wide receiver early in re-draft if I can’t get one of the top four running backs. I then load up on RBs in later rounds, and leave my bench spots almost exclusively for them (especially handcuff/backup types) throughout the season. The reason? Running back is the most volatile position due to weak job security and higher injury rates.
But in best ball, you have to rely on the RBs you draft — there are no in-season roster moves — so I put a much higher premium on drafting RBs early on.