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📽️ Is Najee Harris the No. 1 RB in Dynasty Leagues? 2021 Expert Fantasy Football Dynasty Running Back Rankings

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Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Najee Harris took to social media to call out ESPN's Monday Night Football crew for wrongly telling his story

Awesemo fantasy football expert Matt Gajewski is checking all the boxes for fantasy coverage this offseason. Right now, he’s bringing you his 2021 fantasy football running back dynasty rankings for Yahoo, ESPN and CBS leagues. Matt will break down one of the biggest questions heading into drafts this season, “Is Najee Harris the No. 1 running back in dynasty leagues?”


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The Big 4: McCaffrey, Cook, Kamara & Henry

Ultimately, only a select few running backs receive a three-down workload, and they are immediately thrust to the top of round 1. If lucky enough to land one of the top picks, Christian Mccaffrey, Dalvin Cook, Alvin Kamara and Derrick Henry all are difference makers at the position. Behind the top four backs, strategy gets interesting. 

Draft A Featured Back Before Round 4

In general leaving the top three rounds with at least one feature back should be a priority. Because of the depth at the wide receiver position, viable pass catchers can be secured in the middle rounds with ease. Unlike receiver, the running back position drops off rapidly in the third or fourth round depending on the individual league. 

Check out Matt Gajewski’s full fantasy football running back rankings and draft strategy article.

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