2 DARK HORSE RUNNING BACKS
I watched a YouTube video of The Football Guys, and they were talking about two running backs with a lot of upsides as long as they can stay healthy.
What does a dark horse mean in fantasy football? And why were there no horses in the Katy Perry music video, but I digress? These running backs could be a Top 5 pick, but they’re a dark horse because they’re guys that people don’t expect to be drafted that high. It’s not your Jonathan Taylor, Dalvin Cook, or Derek Henry. It’s guys with many upsides, but not many people expect, making them excellent draft picks at their ADP.
The first one is D’Andre Swift. Before separating his shoulder on Thanksgiving, he was a top-five running back in PPR, and he was second in yards created per touch showing how great he was every time they gave him the ball. He finished the season with 617 rushing yards and 5 TDs, with 452 receiving yards and 2 TDs while splitting time with Jamaal Williams. Unfortunately, the former Georgia Bulldog has yet to play an entire season because of injuries.
Tom Brady, I mean the Buccaneers resigned Leonard Fournette. He’s one of the only three-down backs in the NFL, and those are rare to find. This year, Ronald Jones left the Bucs to sign with the Chiefs so Uncle Lenny could be on the field even more. He finished the season with 812 rushing yards and 8 TDs, with 454 receiving yards and 2 TDs before getting hurt in week 14 against the Saints.
If these running backs don’t get injured, they end the season with over 1,000 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards.
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