Ranking each RB move from day one of NFL free agency

Several running backs found new homes on Monday. How do those moves rank in the world of fantasy football?

Jan 7, 2024; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) runs for yardage against the Eagles.
Jan 7, 2024; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) runs for yardage against the Eagles. / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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Josh Jacobs, Green Bay Packers
Oct 9, 2023; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (8) scores a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers. / Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

2. Josh Jacobs, Green Bay Packers

This is a fantastic fit and if you have Josh Jacobs on your dynasty roster, you scored big time.

The Packers are building an offensive monster and Josh Jacobs is an excellent addition to this squad. The move was made even better for those who roster Jacobs when the Packers decided to release Aaron Jones. In addition to A.J. Dillon being a free agent, that leaves this backfield very empty.

Patrick Taylor, Emanuel Wilson and Ellis Merriweather comprise the rest of this running back roster, meaning Jacobs is going to be an absolute bellcow for the Pack.

And Jacobs was no slouch with the Las Vegas Raiders.

He did have the lowest rushing total of his career this past season after leading the entire league in rushing in 2022, but he is only 26 years old and joins a team heading in the right direction. Jacobs should be one of the top 5 RBs off the board in redraft leagues this year and in dynasty, what was already a good value is now an excellent value.