Despite the influx of spread offenses and historic passing numbers there is no position more important in fantasy football than running back. Considering most leagues make you start at least two of them and the NFL has vastly become a running-back-by-committee league, the pressure to have steady performers is immense. Furthermore no skill position gets beaten up more than the RB. The amount of turnover at the position is highest of any in the NFL and thus fantasy football as well.
This RB draft class absolutely stinks to be honest with you. There isn’t a single stand alone star in this bunch. Mind you, that doesn’t mean none of these prospects will have success at the NFL level. A few definitely will. But those will be the ones who land themselves behind a superior offensive line and in a system that caters to their skill set and technique. I always use Arian Foster as the example of a below average RB who got put into the right system at the right time and became a star. Arian Foster won’t be starting if not in a cut-back zone blocking system.
So, now that I have taken a big ole’ crap on this entire RB class, let’s try and find some usable nuggets. Here is my 2014 NFL Draft RB Report: