4 Tier Break Strategies to Exploit Running Back Value

Filtering fantasy running backs for the key players and tier breaks to optimize value

Each fantasy position is its own ecosystem of value. Format plays a part as does unique scoring. However, navigating a draft (or trade value environment) ultimately comes down to players, tiers, and where are the key zones to exploit the best values. Here is a look at the 2020 running back landscape, highlighting the key players and tier breaks:

*Using the Running Back Consensus values available as of publication*

Strategy 1: The James Conner Threshold

As much as talent, fantasy drafters are looking for and projecting roles and a floor of usage for running backs. There are sub-tiers by the James Conner zone, but he represents a known role and usage for the outset of the season. With 18-24 running backs off the board, Conner sits as a threshold where having at least two backs rostered bolsters the comfort and floor of the position for a team.

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