2012 PPR – RB Auction Values
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Take a look at our running back auction values for ppr leagues, 200 dollar cap.
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As the running back position evolves from the old ground and pound way of life, the trend in the NFL has been to go with smaller runners who can make an impact with big plays and are productive pass catchers. Ahmad Bradshaw happens to be a fine example of a slash type of running back that has overtaken a traditional power back in Brandon Jacobs, last season with the Giants.
In standard league scoring, we have a player like Bradshaw ranked just outside the top twenty this year (still a free agent) yet in PPR leagues, his added value in the passing game makes him a top fifteen option and a clear No.2 back for fantasy owners to draft. When it comes to PPR auction values for running backs, those that are productive pass catchers will see a bump in their auction value, when compared to their value in standard scoring leagues.
Not all running backs gain value in these leagues as Michael Turner is hurt because he will only catch the football around ten times in a given season. This takes him from being a clear No.1, to a possible No.2 option. If Turner’s name is put on the board for auction, early on, you will want to think about his deficiency in the passing game, and figure out what you’re willing to pay for him. It’s likely that if you’re only planning on spending more than 30 dollars for one running back on your team, bidding on Turner would mean that you would want to find a receiving back like Felix Jones or Jahvid Best to round out your starting running backs.
In the end, it’s the strategy and ability to get whomever you want, and those are some of the reasons why I love auction drafts and especially PPR auction drafts. The more variables, the more a fantasy owner can be rewarded for the time he puts into his game plan for building a championship caliber squad.
The dollar values below are based on a 200 dollar cap, so make sure you keep that in mind when going over the players listed below. We will have updates for this page and all our various rankings on the website throughout the summer.
Expect changes to this page towards the end of July as free agency is likely to start on July 15th and players are sure to move around the league, thus creating change in our values below. We will also update our rankings around the third week of the preseason as that time of the summer when the bulk of drafts start to take place around the web.
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