I analyzed the top 50 RB fantasy seasons since 2010. Here’s what I found out:
Draft Capital Matters.
Since 2010, 9/50 (18%) of the top RB seasons were not a Day 1 or Day 2 pick (4th round or later). 82% of the top 50 were by RBs who were either a Day 1 or Day 2 pick.
Since 2010, only 10 of the top 50 RBs (20%) were over the age of 26. 80% of those RBs were 26 years old or younger.
RB Windows are Small.
In dynasty, before you draft the RB that will “save you”, make sure you have a team that will compete outside of that RB. Otherwise, I’d look to trade your 1.01, even though it’s Bijan Robinson.
SOME RBS CLOSE TO (OR AT) THEIR APEX:
Austin Ekeler (28) - Los Angeles Chargers
Derrick Henry (30) - Tennessee Titans
Nick Chubb (28) - Cleveland Browns
Aaron Jones (29) - Green Bay Packers
Dalvin Cook (28) - Minnesota Vikings
Leonard Fournette (28) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Alvin Kamara (28) - New Orleans Saints
James Conner (28) - Arizona Cardinals
Ezekiel Elliott (28) - Dallas Cowboys