The best and worst fantasy RBs for best-ball formats

A player's season fantasy total gives you some information, but their weekly consistency (or lack thereof) tells you more, says Mike Tagliere.

| 12 months ago
(AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

(AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

The best and worst fantasy RBs for best-ball formats

Last week, we talked about wide receivers who are better suited for best-ball formats, based on their propensity for big games. This week, we’re be continuing that series with the running backs.

There’s a strategy difference when picking a player. Two guys might finish with the same overall fantasy point total — say 160 — but if one of them offers 10 points a week, every week, and the other has six games of 20 fantasy points and 10 games with four, they aren’t offering the same value. Player A might help you more in a season-long league — though that’s debatable — while Player B is a definite advantage in best-ball formats, such as MFL10s.

Below, we’ll identify a few of both types of running backs. Some you want for your best-ball league. Some you don’t, but can still roster them up for more standard leagues.

Best-ball studs

Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati Bengals: Hill is a running back who is being passed over in early drafts, often falling into the fifth or sixth round of drafts (which our Mike Castiglione thinks is way too low). While his performances were not up to par with where he was drafted last year (ADP of 1.09), he also finished as the No. 13 running back.

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