Saquon Barkley went second in April's draft. How soon should you take him in fantasy drafts?
NFL preseason is underway and if the big boys like ESPN, Yahoo! and others are already gearing up for the upcoming fantasy football season why should Athlon Sports miss out on the fun? Not only can you pick up your copy of this year's fantasy football magazine, but now is as good a time as any to revisit positional rankings and offer other content to help you get ready for your upcoming drafts.
This is not my final set of rankings, but it's never too early to start looking ahead and start your draft preparation. Aside from Saquon Barkley, the 2018 draft class features several other intriguing running backs, but each carries plenty of uncertainty along with their respective potential.
No rookie is ever a sure thing, and I tend to rank them according to this mindset. Sometimes it's the wrong approach (see Alvin Kamara last season) while other times it is correct (I was not high on Samaje Perine, who by and large disappointed).
Either way, this is just another reminder that the 2018 fantasy football season will be here before you know it. These rankings will be updated regularlay as part of the fantasy content you can expect to find here at AthlonSports.com. As for these rankings, feel free to let me know your thoughts via Twitter (@FantsyChillpony) -- whether you agree or disagree with me.
ADP - Average Draft Position
-- Written by Chris Meyers, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and a member of the FSWA. Meyers' work appears on many other sites, including socalledfantasyexperts.com. Follow him on Twitter @FantsyChillpony.
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