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Overvalued Players: Running Backs

Footballguys staff members discuss running backs who are overvalued

The flip side of succeeding with value players is failing with overvalued players. These are players that will not put up stats commensurate to their draft spot, and avoiding them is another of the important keys to a successful fantasy team. In an attempt to point out these players, we asked our staff to look through the top 150 players and identify players that should underperform their draft position.

Player Receiving 5 Votes

Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville

Sigmund Bloom: The Jaguars have been among the league’s worst teams in creating value through efficiency and rushing scores for their running backs since David Garrard was deposed as their starting quarterback. That includes the later years of Maurice Jones-Drew, and last year’s team, which made a heavy investment in running back between Chris Ivory’s contract and the 2015 second-round pick spent on TJ Yeldon. The offensive line is also far from a strength, although the defense could keep them in more games. Betting on Fournette with an early pick as your RB2 is betting on the Jaguars to turn into a good running team after years of futility, and it’s a bet you shouldn’t be willing to make.

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