Running Back By Committee Monopoly: a better strategy for FF owners?
As any Fantasy Football player can tell you, the NFL trend of Running Back By Committee (RBBC) – while great for the freshness & longevity of the athletes – has been horrible for fantasy purposes.
No longer do you have the luxury of relying on a workhorse back to carry the ball 30+ times/game and take you to the playoffs nearly by himself. Instead, with most teams employing some form of RBBC, you have to choose between two (sometimes three) backs who are sharing the load, and hope that your guy gets a decent amount of touches each week. Touchdown vultures and change-of-pace backs are all making an impact in FantasyLand, and it’s getting harder & harder to predict who will get the most points from week to week. Are there any other Felix & Julius Jones owners out there who feel my pain?
Mad props (yeah, I said it) to the guys at PigskinDoctors for coming up with this Running Back By Committee Monopoly Board. They pretty much nailed it: