3 fantasy football running back picks you can take to the bank in 2022

Fantasy Football, Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns -Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images
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Finding the right running backs in fantasy football could be stressful for owners this season. Which backs will be an asset to your team this upcoming season?

Fantasy Football season is around the corner, and owners across the country are beginning to create their mock drafts. In 2021, quarterbacks dominated the gridiron in the fantasy gridiron. Josh Allen, Justin Herbert, and Tom Brady finished at the top of the points category – but where did the running backs finish?

A decrease in the desire to pound the rock has affected the production rushers across the league. As experts sift through the list of available tailbacks, here are some that will be assets and picks you can take to the bank in 2022.

Fantasy Football, Nick Chubb
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Fantasy Football Running Back No.3: Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns

NIck Chubb. 3. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. RB. Cleveland Browns. 53

Kevin Stefanski and his staff are facing an uphill battle this season. Acquiring Deshaun Watson during the off-season fed the franchise hope for months – hope that was crushed by a lengthy suspension. 11 games were the result of the Watson trials, leaving Cleveland without their star for more than half of the season. Without their veteran quarterback, Nick Chubb will carry his team.

Production has not been an issue for Chubb. His numbers on the ground remain consistent – reminding owners of his ability to score points. In 2019, No. 24 finished the regular season with 1,494 yards rushing and 10 total touchdowns. Success continued to find Chubb as his career progressed. His 5.5 yards per carry ranked sixth among active rushers.

Translating efficiency to points comes easy for the bruiser. His 14 fantasy points per game finished 7th in the category against other rushers. An increased workload will cause numbers to rise even higher – making him the perfect fantasy RB.