We’re well into Fantasy Draft Week and one thing has become abundantly clear — Adrian Peterson is the consensus No. 1 overall pick in every league.
Today’s events have featured five separate drafts and when it comes to the top pick … it’s been All Day all day. But who’s No. 2?
That question has been the source of plenty of consternation. Friday’s five leagues have also featured five different No. 2 picks — C.J. Spiller, Drew Brees, Marshawn Lynch, Arian Foster and Calvin Johnson (pictured above). While two of those picks certainly have us scratching our heads (we love Megatron, but not at No. 2), the three running backs underscore the point that there isn’t a clear-cut second-best option on the board in fantasy drafts.
Nonetheless, if you’re sitting in that second spot in your fantasy draft, you’re better off taking one of the NFL’s more productive running backs. As our own Dave Dameshek said during today’s festivities: “The reason gold is valuable is because it’s rare. The same goes for running backs.” Miss out on one in the first round at your own peril.
Just which one exactly you take is up to you.
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