Before the 2016 season, it was basically dogma in daily fantasy sports to not pay up for running backs. If you could find a pair of mid-priced or cheap RB's that could catch a few passes and reach 20 touches, that would be enough to allow you to pay up for high-priced wide receivers.
Then #TeamJamEmIn happened. With Le'Veon Bell and David Johnson conducting simultaneous historic fantasy seasons, the smart and profitable move last year was to pay up not just for one, but both of these high-priced running backs. It nearly guaranteed you at least 70 points from two players. When we're looking for at least 150 points in cash games and 225 to win a tournament on DraftKings, starting with those two was smart.
Now with Johnson out for the year and the Steelers doing confusing things with Bell, like only giving him 15 carries against the least efficient rush defense in the league in Week 5, I think we're back to old strategies being profitable. And there are plenty of mid-priced RB's to like this week.
I've got my eye on these players entering Week 6.