2020 Draft Tiers -- Non-PPR RBs
RB might be the trickiest position to handle in fantasy drafts this year. And it’s even more important in non-PPR leagues.
So let’s dig into the position to find the best pockets of value and the danger zones to avoid.
The gap isn’t quite as big here as it is in PPR, but we still have McCaffrey projected to out-score the #2 RB by 45 points.
These are all studs who should be picks 2 through 6 in non-PPR drafts.
Henry is a tad undervalued, with an ADP sitting at 1.08. Cook carries the most risk among these 5, so we wouldn’t blame you for knocking him below Henry and Kamara.
Chubb and Jacobs get big boosts in non-PPR, where their iffy passing-game roles matter less.
Carson and Conner pop as values. They’re both regularly available in Round 3.
Try to land at least 2 RBs from these first 3 tiers.
This is the trickiest tier of RBs. They all have concerns over age, injuries, workload and/or quality of offense. But, if things break right, they all have RB1 upside.
Avoiding this tier altogether might be your best bet, especially if you landed 2 or 3 RBs from the first 3 tiers. The WRs in this range tend to be more attractive.
Like the tier above, these guys all come with questions — mostly concerning volume. The difference is that this tier tends to go a round or 2 later than the Gurley-Bell tier.
You could argue that these guys belong in the tier above. But it feels like their paths to top-20 seasons are more difficult.
We’re reaching borderline starter territory. All 3 of these guys are part of committee backfields. Howard is the best bet to lead his backfield in touches — but he plays on the worst offense of the 3.
Try to have at least 4 RBs by the time this tier dries up.
By this point, you should simply be targeting upside. Highlight the guys listed above on your cheat sheet.