4 Mid-Round Fantasy Football Running Backs With Workhorse Potential
I'm not going to lie to you, I am a pretty cheap guy.
I'm no George Costanza, but when it comes down to it, I'm probably not going to pay a premium for something when I can find a cheap replacement to do the job almost as well.
Let me give you an example.
I've driven a 2002 Honda Civic since I was a sophomore in high school. Go ahead and judge me, tough car guys.
Here's the thing about Hondas, though. They run forever. My car has 200,000 miles on it and has shown almost no signs of wearing down. My family drove a Honda Accord that nearly reached the 350,000 mile mark.
My car also gets well over 30 miles per gallon. Quite simply, it's an incredibly cheap and efficient car. It's not flashy by any means, but it gets the job done.
Similarly, when it comes to picking running backs in fantasy football, I'm often looking for players that have the opportunity for lots of volume that I can get for cheap. After last year's outlier season for running backs, that task has become much easier, as more and more people are overcorrecting and consequently creating some excellent value running backs.
Let's take a look at four running backs who are currently going outside of the first four rounds in early fantasy football drafts that have the opportunity to turn into workhorse runners within their respective offenses. Now, keep in mind as we get closer to the season, that if these players' teams haven't made any moves to bolster their backfields -- cough, cough Arian Foster -- several of these guys' average draft position (ADP) will shoot up.
With that in mind, here are five potential mid-round workhorse running backs.