Now is the time of year when fantasy football fans are doing their research to prepare for the draft. Every fantasy player either looks back on the draft with fondness for good decisions or with disdain for miscues.
Players with high draft picks usually have the luxury of picking up the Tier 1 elite backs such as Arian Foster, Adrian Peterson or Chris Johnson, but those with picks in the lower part of the first round usually have to pick their runners wisely especially in leagues with 12 or more players.
The following list consists of backs who are solid No. 2 or 3 options each week, but have a great chance at taking the next step and maybe entering Tier 1 status.