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Fantasy Football Stock Report: Running Backs

Who is on the rise and who might be tumbling down fantasy draft boards with the Regular Season approaching? Welcome to the Fantasy Stock Report. Over the next few days, we’ll be looking at the players making moves in Fantasy Football.

In today’s Stock Report, we’ll dive into several Running Backs you should be paying attention to as you prep for your draft or make moves in your lineups for Week 1.


Bijan Robinson – Stock Up

Robinson didn’t play in Preseason Week 3 vs Pittsburgh, but he didn’t need to. He was unleashed for a couple of series in Week 2 vs Cincinnati and was very impressive. The stats won’t jump out at you (4 rush, 20 yards & 1 rec, 6 yds) but Bijan plays the game at a different speed. You see it on tape, and the Bengals found out about his elite quickness and field vision on his first ever carry.

The point is, Robinson is a stud. He is my RB1 in all formats heading into 2023.

Jonathan Taylor – Stock Down

Taylor was given permission by the Colts to seek a trade, but the team’s asking price is detrimental to an actual deal getting done. As it stands, Taylor is essentially a player without a team, and there’s also the mysterious injury situation to consider as well. A dark time for the league’s best RBs is hitting the Jonathan Taylor situation hard.

Dameon Pierce – Stock Up

The truth is Pierce’s consensus 5th round ADP early on in fantasy draft season was ridiculous anyway, especially in Standard scoring leagues. Pierce is a dynamic between the tackles runner and is improving as a receiver. He also is positioned to handle the majority of high-value touches for a team trying to take pressure off of a Rookie QB however they can. His ADP is rising as it should.

Breece Hall – Stock Down

To add insult to injury (literally), Dalvin Cook’s arrival in New York will definitely impact Hall’s workload in 2023. He should still be a respectable fantasy asset, but now it’s more likely as a FLEX option in 2023 as opposed to a low-end RB1. Dynasty owners should remain patient. I still believe Hall has a future as a true RB1 moving forward. Probably not in 2023 however.

Jaylen Warren – Stock Up

This dude keeps popping every time he touches the football, and even when he doesn’t. Ask virtually any blitzing LB he’s faced in pass pro. His combination of efficiency and explosiveness could make him a viable FLEX candidate, especially in deeper leagues, in addition to his current upside as one of the best RB handcuffs in fantasy. Warren should be drafted in all formats.

James Cook – Stock Up

Let James cook. Sorry, I had to. Cook is in line for a big-time role in the Bills explosive offense, both as a runner and pass-catcher. Even with Damien Harris in town to vulture some short-yardage/goal-line work, Cook is explosive enough in a high-powered offense to be a solid RB2 in 2023. Buy some Cook stock in your drafts.


Stay tuned for more Fantasy Football articles and advice from Jeremy and the Fans First Sports Network. In the next Stock Report, we’ll be looking at the Wide Receivers who made moves throughout the preseason.

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