Top Offseason Buys: Running Back

Updated: Jul 7

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If you’ve been paying attention to Twitter lately, you’ll know that the latest AJ Dillon quad pictures made quite a buzz in the fantasy community, just as they did last year around this time.

However, nobody was expecting Mike Davis’ quads to make a splash in the offseason, but after a photo of him was trending online, it led many individuals to sing his praises for the upcoming season.

Let’s take a look at two offseason buys at the Running Back position.

Gus Edwards

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First up is Gus Edwards of the Baltimore Ravens. It is a widely held belief that JK Dobbins is going to take a massive leap in his sophomore season, and I have little doubt about that. However, I believe that Edwards has the potential to be a great buy in this offseason. With Mark Ingram still looming over him last year, Edwards still managed to put up 723 rushing yards and 6 rushing touchdowns. He also averaged 5.0 yards/attempt on 144 carries. Edwards will be a great handcuff to Dobbins, with the potential for standalone value. Even at the age of 26, he’s worth a small investment this offseason.

Nyheim Hines

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Next in line is Indianapolis Colts Running Back, Nyheim Hines. Hines will play a very similar role to Gus Edwards this year as a complement to Jonathan Taylor. Although he wasn’t the most consistent fantasy scorer last year, he did finish as the RB 15 in PPR scoring. Hines may have some shortcomings when it comes to his rushing ceiling, but he is certainly a force to be reckoned with in the receiving category. He had the third most Running Back targets in the league, only trailing J.D McKissic and Alvin Kamara. Hines is a definite buy candidate while Taylor is incredibly touted and adored in the community. At the very least, Hines is a high-quality handcuff, and at best, you’re looking at another top-15 finish due to his pass-catching volume and ability.