5 leaders in fantasy football this season

With the NFL entering the final stretch of the season, le us look at the top RB fantasy leaders.

NFL 2021
NFL 2021

Make sure your seatbelts are buckled and your trays are in the upright and locked position as we enter the final stretch of the fantasy football season. There’s going to be turbulence ahead. Here we are to help you navigate the clouds with some ideas for bolstering your squad for the upcoming playoffs. Yes, we are talking about the 5 leading RB in fantasy football this season.

NBC Sports recently posted their top 5 RB leaders in fantasy football. Let us have a look at them.

Jonathan Taylor: 266.1 fantasy football points

Jonathan Taylor leads the fantasy football leadership board
Jonathan Taylor

Despite the fact that the game script was not in Taylor’s favor in Week 12, he still managed 19.7 PPR points. That reflects how much his role has evolved for the Colts — he’s played at least 69 percent of the snaps in six consecutive games — and how important he’s become in fantasy football. This time, the game script will almost surely be to his advantage.

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Austin Ekeler: 217.2

Austin Ekeler
Austin Ekeler

Against the Broncos, running back Austin Ekeler scored his 14th overall touchdown. In the NFL, he is only second behind Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (16). This season, Ekeler has seven running touchdowns and seven receiving touchdowns and has scored in eight of his 11 games. In Week 12, Ekeler also surpassed 1,000 scrimmage yards (1,077). He needs 474 yards – or 79 total yards per game – in the last six games to reach a new career record.

Joe Mixon: 202.6

Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon

Mixon had 58 carries in the Bengals’ last two games, including easy victories over the Raiders and Steelers. This week, the Bengals are favorites once again, and the Chargers have struggled against the run, surrendering 1,598 yards on the ground in 11 games. This one is going to have a lot of Mixon in it.

Derrick Henry: 184.3

Derrick Henry
Derrick Henry

In 2019 and 2020, Henry led the NFL in runs, rushing yards, and rushing touchdowns. He was on track to accomplish it again in 2021, and he had a shot to become the first player in NFL history to have back-to-back seasons of 2,000 yards. That’s no longer an option. Following surgery to mend his broken foot, Henry was expected to miss the remainder of the season for the Titans, according to initial reports. Coach Mike Vrabel, on the other hand, seemed to feel that Henry had a shot to return this season.

Najee Harris: 173.9

Najee Harris
Najee Harris

Remember when Najee Harris, the rookie running back, seemed like an RB1? In Week 12, he only had 37 scrimmage yards against the Bengals, who blew it away in Pittsburgh. Harris didn’t earn double-digit fantasy points for the first time since Week 1 against Buffalo.

This season, Harris has been far more valuable in fantasy football. However, given how bad the Steelers’ offense looked in Week 12, Harris’ management could be worrying, and you might just be able to pry him away and onto your fantasy squad.

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