August Dynasty ADP Risers and Fallers: Running Backs

Aaron St Denis

The landscape of running backs in dynasty leagues is constantly evolving, akin to the ever-changing weather around us. We witness young stars who shine brightly and quickly vanish without warning. One moment, Todd Gurley reigns supreme; the next, he finds himself outside the league.

When it comes to your dynasty roster's running back room, it is imperative to approach it like a revolving door at a stock market—buy low and sell high. Continuously keep an eye out for an escape plan before the inevitable age decline hits, while relentlessly seeking that undervalued gem hidden amidst the chaos.

This article examines the one-month changes in ADP for the position, focusing on risers, fallers, and notable selections from our August 1QB ADP analysis. Running backs experience significant fluctuations, unlike any other position. It is rare for me to completely disregard a running back. I am willing to buy or sell any running back based on its current market value, as it is the most effective way to achieve long-term profitability. Avoid becoming emotionally attached to these players; treat it as you would the stock market and adjust accordingly. For most of these players, their first contract marks their shelf life, and once they sign a second deal, it is advisable to consider selling immediately. Now, let us delve into the ADP.

Running Back Selections

Below is a visual representation of where running backs are being drafted.

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Notable Selections

These are running backs I wanted to spotlight as I found their ADP movement to be particularly interesting.

Tony Pollard, DAL – RB8 (+14.83)

Just when you thought Pollard couldn’t rise any higher in ADP, he goes up another round into the second. As much as Pollard had already climbed this off-season, his ADP was still manageable due in large part to uncertainty surrounding the Cowboys potentially bringing in a free-agent running back. We have seen Dalvin Cook and Ezekiel Elliott sign elsewhere this past month, alleviating some of the concerns around a crowded backfield. Kareem Hunt and Leonard Fournette are still available, but they are significantly less threatening than Cook and Elliott. Expect Pollard’s ADP to rise in September, he may even creep into round one.


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August Dynasty ADP Risers and Fallers: Running Backs