So the dead zone strikes again as I try to filter out the unimportant sports news of baseball and the NBA playoffs, don’t even ask me who’s in the playoffs as I really have no idea. I look to what little headlines in sports intrigue me. The NFL Draft seems to be a hot topic of discussion as it was announced that the draft will be pushed two weeks later which in my opinion really doesn’t make that much of a difference although people are completely losing their minds over this. What if it falls on Mothers Day? No problem, do what you always do order some prearranged flowers from a .com florist and tune into what is the best draft in sports. The way I look at it, it gives us two more weeks to dig into our already over-analysis of the future stars in what is the greatest sport, football.
Does anyone else want it to be August already? No offense to the Razzball Baseball guys but this just isn’t cutting it, I need my football! There is just something about fantasy football that makes it the premier fantasy sport. I was discussing this with a few fellow fantasy sports enthusiasts and it seems that the general consensus as why it is the most popular is due to three things; head to head match-ups, condensed season, and weekly setting of lineups instead of daily. Hard to argue with any of these points and I agree, maybe it’s just the gamble in me but the unpredictability of head to head weekly match-ups just far exceeds what any other fantasy sport can. Well enough of my ramblings of my addiction to fantasy sports, lets get into some dynasty running back rankings as those of you that play in dynasty formats know there truly is no off season!
How do you rank dynasty running backs? This is a very difficult task for a single person as these rankings can be so subjective in dynasty. What type of window are we looking at? Because it could be anywhere of 2 to 6 years, lets keep in mind that these rankings could vary depending on your situation or personal philosophy but what I have done below is the rankings I would use in a personal start up to give myself a good mix of young long term players and veterans that can help me to win now, as that is the nature of the game right? Winning. There are also some concerns in which running backs are being treated as of late as their teams are leaning on them pushing them over the dreaded 1000 career carry mark in what seems like just a few years like players such as Arian Foster who has passed the 1000 carry mark in only three full seasons with the Houston Texans . We also have now the ever popular running back by committee approach as seen in Carolina as the Panthers were one of the most frustrating tandem of running backs to solve last year, it was like the Rubik’s Cube of fantasy football. These are concerns I share as well and would caution to understand the shelf life of your running backs may not be what it used to so keep that in mind headed into drafts in 2013. Let’s take a look at my rankings and please feel free to share your own thoughts or concerns as to where you feel a player should or should not be ranked.