Welcome to the most accurate RB rankings anywhere! We updated these fantasy RB rankings on a weekly basis throughout the preseason, and they convert to weekly rankings once we hit week 1 of the NFL season.
Our staff rankings finished in the top five in the industry once again in 2020, and our weekly DFS picks were tracked as being the most accurate in the industry. Be sure to check out our 2021 RB draft strategy below these rankings for some actionable draft advice. As always, the comment section is open for discussion under the article!
2020 Hello Rookie Staff Rankings
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RB Draft Strategy for 2021 Fantasy Season
As is always the case with the running back position, we head into the 2021 fantasy season wanting to load up early and often. We think two of your first three picks have to be running backs, and you should aim to have three RB’s by the end of round 5.
This is a proven strategy that builds depth at the thinnest fantasy position. To get three running backs in your first five picks you will have to wait at QB and likely TE. Luckily, the QB position is extremely deep this season, and there are quality TE’s on the board in rounds 7 and later using current ADP.
Using our rankings as a guide, we want three running backs ranked 21 (Myles Gaskin) or higher. Even if your team makes a run on the position, we would recommend taking Raheem Mostert overreaching early on a QB/TE or drafting the 16th over WR over the 20th in the next round.
Once you have secured three of the top 25 RB’s on the board, you can wait until later in the draft to target your favorite sleeper or a handcuff at the position.