4 early sleeper RBs to keep tabs on in dynasty leagues

As we inch closer to the 2024 NFL Draft, fantasy football players in dynasty leagues should start to identify some targets.
LendingTree Bowl - Rice v Southern Miss
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This is thought to be a weak running back draft class and depending on how many teams are in your dynasty league, with the focus being placed on the quarterback and wide receiver positions, you may not see a running back drafted in the first round. That is something that had long been unheard of in the fantasy world.

Maurice Jones-Drew recently ranked the top 29 running backs in this draft class but here, I am going to give you four of them to start keeping tabs on as sleepers for your upcoming dynasty rookie draft.

Each season, a running back, usually drafted in the later rounds or not drafted at all, becomes a viable fantasy option. Look no further than players such as Isiah Pacheco and Jaleel McLaughlin in recent years for proof.

Here are some players to consider as you assemble your rookie draft boards for later this summer.

Frank Gore Jr.
Dec 17, 2022; Mobile, AL, USA; Southern Miss Golden Eagles running back Frank Gore Jr. (3) carries the ball in the Lending Tree Bowl. / Robert McDuffie-USA TODAY Sports

Frank Gore Jr., Southern Mississippi

Frank Gore Jr. will enter the NFL as a very intriguing running back, having amassed over 2,400 yards on the ground in his last two seasons at Southern Miss. Fantasy players can't make the same mistake that people still make in regards to Gore's father.

Frank Gore is the third all-time leading rusher in the history of the NFL. Only Walter Payton and Emmitt Smith have more yards. Gore was a grinder, he was a pounder and he was a player that always showed up for fantasy players.

His son will have the chance to do the same.

He carried the ball a ton in college so there will be some question about how muich tread is already on the tires, but his father kept going and going and going. Gore Jr. is probably a better athlete than his dad and offers some upside in the passing game as well.

Gore was overlooked by many his entire career. His son is going to be a guy who catches people off guard too and the name on the back of his jersey should carry a ton of value.

I would get this guy on your team if you are looking to add to your running back group.