If you know anything about fantasy sports, you know that the running backs can be your bread and butter. This too is the case when talking about your HypSports lineup. Here are a couple RBs that are guaranteed to bring you success this upcoming football season.
The Power of a Bear
The first player that needs to be showcased in my book is the Chicago Bear’s Jordan Howard. This guy can be summed up in one-word: dominate. Coming off a great rookie year in which he averaged 5.2 yards per carry and almost 1,400 rushing yards. Howard is sure to replicate that success in year two. With the quarterback situation still in disarray for the Bears, I expect Jordan Howard to be the workhorse for Chicago’s offense and your HypSports team.
A New Guy in Town
When planning for fantasy, the biggest gamble is taking a chance on a rookie. If you are looking for some new blood, look no further than Leonard Fournette. Missing a couple preseason games did nothing to this guy’s stock. Mark my word: He will be the Jaguars offense this year. With his stunning stats at LSU and 41 TDs in 35 games, including him in your lineup is a no brainer. Fournette is an all-around back that can earn your points both on the ground and receiving out of the backfield. The rumor of him being a potential rookie of the year is well deserved, and I look forward to seeing the points he racks up.
If you say you love football and you don’t know the name Marshawn Lynch, you are lying to yourself. Mr. Beast Mode himself is suiting up once again with the Oakland Raiders. With an already well-oiled offense, Lynch brings consistency with him. If you look at the trends over his years in the NFL, 200 carries this year is a reasonable expectation. Marshawn’s size makes him a goal line monster. Look for him to be a point grabber especially on third downs and in the red zone. Some might say he is 31 and has lost steps along the way. I say it plain and simple – add this man to your lineup!
In my opinion, these three backs are sure to bring you some HypSports’ success. Remember that your running back is vital to you earning some real points. Look for these three and you will be sitting on easy street in both H2H Leagues and Solo Challenge.