Giovani Bernard vs. Eddie Lacy: Who Is Fantasy Football’s Top Rookie in 2013?

April 21, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The running back position may have lost some of its luster in the eyes of NFL teams over the past few seasons, with many clubs reluctant to spend an early pick on a ball-carrier, but the same certainly can't be said in fantasy football, where running backs remain the king of the mountain.
The first rookie selected in the overwhelming majority of fantasy football drafts this summer will be a running back. The general consensus is that there are two leading contenders for this distinction, Eddie Lacy of Alabama and North Carolina's Giovani Bernard.
Here's a look at what each of these young backs brings to the table and how their respective skill sets translate to the potential for fantasy production.
As things stand today, it appears to be a pretty safe bet that Alabama's Lacy will be the first running back selected in the 2013 NFL draft, which would mark the second consecutive season that a Crimson Tide ball-carrier was the first player at his position off the board.

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