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FANTASY FOOTBALL FEEDING FRENZY: 2017 Running Backs Preview

We’re into the month of August. The Hall of Fame Game is in the books. And later this week the preseason begins in earnest. And with it that most wonderful time of year in fantasy football …

Fantasy draft season.

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Last week here at the Fantasy Football Feeding Frenzy, we discussed the quarterbacks. This week the focus of the gang at the FFFF (or 4F, as the kids say) turns to arguably the most important position in fantasy football. The position that dominates the top of drafts in 2017.

It’s running back time, baby!

Who is top dog at the position this year? Is it Arizona’s David Johnson, who led the position in total fantasy points last year? Or is it Pittsburgh’s Le’Veon Bell, who was No. 1 in terms of fantasy points per game?

And what of Dallas’ Ezekiel Elliott, the second-year rushing king awaiting a potential suspension from the league offices?

Of course, there’s much more to the tailbacks than just the “Big 3,” whether it’s grizzled veterans like Buffalo’s LeSean McCoy or up-and-coming youngsters like Chicago’s Jordan Howard.

Which undervalued backs should fantasy owners target? Which busts in the making are set to crush championship dreams a la Los Angeles Rams’ Todd Gurley? What late-round lottery tickets are about to come from nowhere to lead fantasy squads to the playoffs? And what about this year’s rookie class?

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For everything you need to know about fantasy running backs in 2017, join the Fantasy Football Feeding Frenzy on Wednesday, August 8 at 7 PM Eastern.

Come on in – the water’s FINE!

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About Gary Davenport

A member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association and Pro Football Writers of America who resides in Columbus, Ohio, Gary has been featured on a number of fantasy websites and in nationally circulated publications. These publications include the USA Today Fantasy Football Preview and the magazines distributed by Fantasy Sports Publications Inc., for whom Gary is a both a contributing author and associate editor. Gary is a seven-time FSWA Award finalist and two-time winner who was named the organization's Fantasy Football Writer of the Year for 2017. Gary also appears regularly on Sirius XM Radio (including live from Radio Row at Super Bowl XLIX) and over-the-air stations across the country. Gary was one of the co-founders of, and Head Writer at, Fantasy Football Oasis before joining Fantasy Sharks as an IDP Senior Staff Writer in 2011. He knows football. Or so he's heard.