2020 Fantasy Football RB3 & RB4 Scoring Targets

SI Fantasy insider Shawn Childs provides a RB3 & RB4 scoring breakdown and projects what point targets they need to hit to gain an edge.
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After looking at the top 24 RBs in FFWC scoring in the previous article, I wanted to show fantasy owners the pitfalls and drop-offs in the remaining RB scoring over the last four years.

RB 25 to 36 point totals (2016 – 2019)

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RB3/Flex: A solid 3rd running back in Fantasy football can be gold as long as you have strength at your other positions. A good third running back will help you in bye weeks, and that player could be serviceable at the flex position. The third set of 12 RBs from 2019 averaged 154.61 fantasy points in full-point PPR leagues or 9.66 points per week, a slight bump up from 2017 (147.67/9.23) and 2018 (151.78/9.49).

Typically, each year, we have a group of elite running backs that have about a 60-point edge over the next group. Each group from there on will drop down a level or about 60 points. The 60 points don’t sound like much, but it adds up throughout a season. If you are weak at two positions on your roster, you most likely will miss the playoffs in your fantasy league.

FFWC Point Totals RB Observations

It is imperative to draft some upside running backs on your team, but they will hurt you if you are forced to play them due to an injury to one of your top options if they are not getting regular playing time. Fantasy football is a pretty simple game. Most of the action will happen inside of the first 12 rounds of drafts. Every fantasy team should have their starting lineup after eight or nine rounds. Their decisions from rounds nine to 12 will be critical, especially if you have a weakness at a position.

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