I’m just in awe. The amount of elite talent we have at the running back position is absolutely astounding. It would be different if we were talking about a bunch of four or five-year veterans playing in their best years, but that’s not the case for this group. With one rookie and five backs entering their second year, we should have several incredible years to come from these guys.
What are we waiting for? Let’s get into our Top Ten Dynasty Fantasy Football Running Backs!
This series will take us through the top ten of the four major positions and will be updated every July and January. Consider this the 2018 Pre-Season Edition.
1) Todd Gurley, RB LAR | 2017 Finish: RB 1 | Age: 23
Todd Gurley may share tier one with Ezekiel Elliott, but there’s no doubting who gets the top spot. The Ram was head and shoulders above the rest of the league last season. Now we just want to see consistency. It’s easy to forget that just two years ago, Gurley rushed for an extremely uninspiring 3.2 yards per carry. He has clearly left that season in the dust, but if he wants to hold on to that number one rank going forward, he’s going to have to impress once again in 2018.
2) Ezekiel Elliott, RB DAL | 2017 Finish: RB 12/Suspension | Age: 22
If Ezekiel Elliott wasn’t suspended for six games last season, is he in consideration for the number one rank? I think so. Nevertheless, Zeke enters the upcoming season in rarefied air. His DLF ADP hasn’t dropped below 10 since October of his rookie year, and if I had to guess, he won’t be leaving anytime soon. Elliott’s what we call the whole package. With youth and all the talent he could ever need, he’s a tremendously safe way to start your dynasty team.