Running Back sleepers are the most sought after information that a Fantasy Football Player is looking for in the weeks leading up to his or her draft.
It is by far the number one question I get, as people strive to find that secret breakout player that is going too late in drafts.
Now to me, “sleeper” is more of just “under-valued” or basically someone that I would take a couple of rounds higher than their Average Draft Position.
For my list of Running Back Sleepers, you will see a prevalent theme: I want someone who is going to catch the rock.
Let’s get to the run down of my running back sleepers for 2016.
2016 Fantasy Football Sleeper Running Backs
So you are telling me I can get a running back that has finished as a RB1 each of the last four years, and a Top 3 guy two of the last three years as the 16th running back and 38th overall player off the board?
Two factors are dragging Forte’s stock down: age and change of scenery.
Age depreciation is something none of us can accurately predict when it comes to running back production. In 2014, Forte finished with over 1,800 yards and 10 touchdowns. Last year he was well on his way to over 1,600 yards and around nine touchdowns. He has only missed eight games out of 128 in his career. So who can guarantee he is going to fall off this imaginary age-cliff? For the record: Forte is nine months younger than Adrian Peterson.
The change of scenery does not scare me either. Chris Ivory had almost 1,300 yards and eight touchdowns last season in just 14 starts with the Jets. He is now gone, and Forte is set up for the majority of touches. The Jets do use their running backs in the passing game a sneaky large amount. In fact, Ivory and Bilal Powell had over 100 targets last season, which Forte is set up to take over.
— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) June 1, 2016
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