Running backs will dominate the top of drafts of every format, with a clear top four (for now) and lots of difficult risk/reward propositions to parse at almost every juncture of the draft. It helps to understand the groups that represent similar ranges of outcomes or whose values hinge on similar factors. Understanding and navigating the 2019 running back landscape is the most important part of your draft strategy
The Triumvirate (Formerly the Four Horsemen, Maybe Again Soon)
Yes, I am not including Zeke here until his holdout is over. In a post-2018 Le'Veon Bell world, it’s clear that there’s more to lose by underestimating a holdout than there is to gain by fading it. I won’t go to the mat for the order of the three, but mine probably differs from most.
Christian McCaffrey, CAR - Priced Correctly
The only downsides here are the possibility that McCaffrey’s target share was out of necessity more than design and murmurs about another back taking short yardage carries to save him some wear and tear. The offense should be better across the board to compensate for, if not negate or be larger than any target volume drop in his value.