5 dynasty league reactions to Mel Kiper's first mock draft

  • Bears make a big decision with No. 1 overall pick
  • Broncos make a surprising move
  • Analysis from Mel Kiper's first mock draft

Apr 28, 2011; New York, NY, USA; ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr  during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Hall in New York.
Apr 28, 2011; New York, NY, USA; ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Hall in New York. / Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
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Blake Corum, Michigan Wolverines
Michigan running back Blake Corum (2) runs against Washington linebacker Alphonzo Tuputala (11) in the College Football National Championship Game. / Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK

This is not the year to be looking for a RB

When was the last time there was no running back taken in the first round of your dynasty rookie draft? Most likely never. But there is a real chance for that this year.

Kiper has no running backs going in the first round of his mock. In your rookie draft, guys like Blake Corum and Jonathon Brooks could be nice options, but neither of them is likely to be a bellcow runner in the NFL. But these days, who is?

The running back position, by and large, is getting less and less important to most NFL teams and that is trickling down to fantasy football. Remember when it was a must to take a running back in the first round of a fantasy draft? If you didn't drop that philosophy years ago, what are you waiting for?

NFL teams are finding ways to win with just about anyone getting carries for them at times. Your fantasy football team can find a way to do it as well. Spend those premium picks on premium players.