Is Jay Ajayi a top-five fantasy RB after rushing for 1,272 yards in 2016?
It's safe to say that running backs are back in popular demand this year in fantasy football. The first three picks of most drafts are most likely to be running backs and there could be as many as 12 taken in the first two rounds.
But after the big three RBs – David Johnson, Le’Veon Bell and Ezekiel Elliott, depending on your preference – who should be the next one drafted? And is there another projected early pick that has the potential to outscore the NFL’s version of the Big 3?
There’s still plenty of time before the season starts, but hopefully these rankings will make your life easier as you prepare for draft day. Use these rankings as a guide to help make your life easier come draft day.
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— Written by Michael Horvath, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Horvath is a Canadian who also happens to be a fantasy football (not to be confused with CFL) and fitness nut. Follow him on Twitter @realmikehorvath.
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