Someone clearly forgot to tell some veteran running backs the crop of dynasty rookie runners was ready to make an immediate impact this season. Instead, it looks like some of the most valuable rookie picks of 2018 are going to start out on the bench or even on injured reserve. As always, the dreaded rookie fever takes over in April and May and that likely left some veteran running backs as clear trade bargains over the past couple of months. Hopefully you have the handcuffs to some of your rookies but chances are you may be forced to wait a little longer than expected to see some of these expensive investments pay dividends.
Let’s go through some of these “dynasty party poopers” and evaluate what the current situations look like for these veteran players and the highly coveted rookies on their teams. With each situation, I’ll assess my own level of long-term concern for the rookies on a scale of 1-10 (1 = Little to no concern and 10 = Major long-term concern) and also share some consensus thoughts about what the short-term may look like for these situations. As a general rule of thumb, this is really no time to panic, regardless. Veteran players are very hard to knock off and all these rookies still have great potential in dynasty leagues. The point is some of these veterans are looking like they have real short-term value at the moment.
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