3 Fantasy Running Back Sleepers In 2021

  • Josh Jacobs season total for rushing yards is set at 1050.5 yards.
  • James Conner’s rushing yard total is set at 595.5 yards.
  • Zack Moss is going into the season as RB38.

LAS VEGAS Fantasy football is just around the corner and fantasy owners have begun doing their research on which running backs could be considered as sleepers in the 2021 season.

To help bettors and fantasy owners get a better grip of which players to look at, NFL sportsbooks have different rushing yard totals for different running backs in the league.

Josh Jacobs 2021 Fantasy Value

Josh Jacobs Regular Season Rushing Yard Total

  • Over 1050.5 Yards +110
  • Under 1050.5 Yards -145

It is surprising that both fantasy rankings and oddsmakers have set lower expectations for Josh Jacobs being that he has hit the Over in his first two seasons in the league. Now that there is an extra game being added to the schedule, he will have even more chances to hit the Over as well.

Jacobs is currently listed as RB20 going into the season but has the potential to end up as a top-15 running back once all is set and done.

The main reason behind the skepticism is due to the fact that the Las Vegas Raiders brought in Kenyan Drake to back up Jacobs. However, it has been rumored by many surrounding the team that Drake is set to step into a wide receiver role which should take some of that worry away.

One stat that should ease any NFL betting or fantasy owning person is that in John Gruden’s years as a coach up until 2018, his RB1 has averaged over 1,200 yards on over 260 total touches.

Jacobs has gone Over 1,200 total yards in his two seasons in the league and has seen more than 260 total touches as well which should add on to his fantasy value even more.

James Conner 2021 Fantasy Value

James Conner Regular Season Rushing Yard Total

  • Over 595.5 yards -110
  • Under 595.5 yards -120

James Conner is stepping into a new situation with the Arizona Cardinals and both oddsmakers and fantasy experts are not expecting much from him during his first season with the team.

Still, he will act as the RB1, but many expect this to be a 50/50 split between him and Chase Edmonds but in reality, Edmonds is more of a receiving back while Conner can act as a three-down back. Backing up the Over for his season total is that in 11 games last season, Conner was able to hit the Over as he went for 721 yards.

That being said, Conner has RB2 potential and could be drafted between rounds 8-10.

Zack Moss 2021 Fantasy Value

Zack Moss could not have asked for a better situation in the 2021 season with the Buffalo Bills. It has become clear that the Bills' expectations with Devin Singletary were not met as he stayed below 700 rushing yards during his sophomore season.

With that, the Bills realized that he was not going to meet their expectations later on in the 2020 season and saw Moss out-touch Singletary three times in the last four games.

It is expected that Moss is going to take over the RB1 duties in 2021 according to sources around the team. Something else to note is that the Bills offense is slowly turning into one of the most elite in the league behind Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs which would open up more opportunity for Moss to make plays.

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