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Fantasy Football: 4 mid-round running backs with league-winning upside

• Mid-round running backs often are traps in fantasy football, but a handful present outstanding value this season and have the key attribute of receiving upside.

• Especially important is leveraging the differences between where players are going in sharper best-ball leagues versus their stagnant ADPs in the rankings at major fantasy football platforms.

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RB A.J. DILLON, GREEN BAY PACKERS

Dillon’s ADP has been steadily rising in the sharper FFPC best-ball leagues over the summer, but he’s still going a few rounds after teammate Aaron Jones.

Dillon is a bet on talent and the strongest handcuff in fantasy football. The Boston College product is guaranteed a strong workload if Jones is injured, and he could get there even without an injury. Dillon was RB23 in half-PPR formats in 2021 after flashing his ability to take on a passing game workload.

There’s a better-than-expected chance that the Packers turn over the majority of the rushing attempts to Dillon, and then, he can still gather 50-plus targets. Dillon has all the talent in the world, posting the second-highest rushing grade the past two years and 1.6 yards per route run.

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