More teams are going to committee backfields these days, which makes it increasingly difficult to find running backs that can be consistent producers in Fantasy football. As opposed to the bellcow RB days of the past, most teams today employ several backs to fill specific roles, which can be quite limiting to each back's fantasy value.
Before you enter any kind of Fantasy football league or begin your 2019 Fantasy football season research, you'll want to see Jacob Gibbs' breakdown of the most ambiguous backfield committees. Drafting the correct RB out of these situations could be the difference between winning your league or not in 2019.
Gibbs is a data-driven Daily Fantasy Sports specialist who has never had a losing season. Previously an analyst at numberFire, Jacob got his start in DFS in 2013, turning a $25 deposit into nearly $3,000 in his first season. He also develops proprietary rankings and projections for NFL season-long and dynasty leagues.
One thing we can tell you: Gibbs is staying far away from New England Patriots running back Sony Michel in 2019 drafts and instead taking the discount on rookie Damien Harris.
"While Michel isn't necessarily a poor value at his current average draft position (ADP), his troublesome knee makes him risky." Gibbs said. "If you're uncomfortable using one of your first picks on Michel, use one of your final picks on New England's third-round selection, Damien Harris."
Gibbs' projections also point towards an overlooked late-round RB having big-time touchdown upside in 2019. This back might not even be on your radar, but he has a chance to seize a role as the short-yardage and goal line back for one of the league's best offenses, so you ABSOLUTELY need to see the complete breakdown.
So who are the right backs to draft from each of these muddled committees? And which late-round RB could end up with a lucrative role on an elite offense? ... Join SportsLine right now to see how Fantasy expert Jacob Gibbs is sizing up each RB committee!