Note: This article was updated on August 25 to account for LeSean McCoy's hamstring injury.
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RB is arguably the most important position on your fantasy team. A true workhorse RB who sees heavy volume on the ground and through the air is the key to building a powerhouse.
The main reason a high-volume RB is so valuable is because there’s a shortage of players who a) get the opportunity and b) have the durability to make it through the season. There’s no worse feeling than paying a high draft price for an RB who gets injured and misses chunks of the season.
The challenge with finding “safe” players from an injury perspective is that they generally tend to be the players who see very little volume. Simply put, the less exposure to the ball a player has, the less likely he is to get injured.
But there are a few RBs who have the durability AND the projected volume to make them foundational pieces for your fantasy squad. Here are the 3 safest early-round RBs in 2015 fantasy drafts.