Fantasy Football Draft Strategy 2016: Latest Mock Draft, Analysis and Tips

August 24, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Running backs are far from dead in the first round of fantasy football drafts.
Some might think the onset of the committee on the field means it's wideout-or-bust in the first round of fantasy drafts, but that's false. Few traditional workhorses such as Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings remain, but the definition of "workhorse" has changed in dramatic fashion.
Now, barring the two rare traditional workhorses, it's all about backs who can catch passes out of the backfield and barely come off the field at all.
This sort of change in the fantasy landscape is reflected in the mock draft below, based on a standard 12-team league:
Said traditional workhorses who must come off the board in the first round are Peterson and Todd Gurley of the Los Angeles Rams.
Peterson ranked second in scoring among backs last year with 217 points thanks to 327 carries for 1,485 yards and 11 scores. Gurley was fifth with 176 points, rushing for 1,106 yards and 10 touchdowns.

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