Fantasy football has traditionally been all about the running backs. While the “Zero RB” strategy of loading up on pass-catchers early and taking multiple mid-round pot shots on ball-carriers has gained in popularity and is an entirely valid approach, last year saw some serious scoring from the studs at the RB position, so the top ten RBs in fantasy drafts are all going to be expensive propositions this year.

In this preview, the top ten RBs based on their Average Draft Position (ADP) in 12-team mock drafts hosted by Fantasy Football Calculator in the week up to 28 July are evaluated with the case for taking them – and the case for leaving them. There’s no such thing as certainty in fantasy football, but while it can be a guessing game, you want to make those guesses as educated as possible, so consider this your pre-draft RB swatting, and good luck!