Just draft David Johnson in the first round – you won’t regret it. The Arizona Cardinals man is widely regarded as one of the elite running backs in fantasy football and plenty of players will be keen to pick him up this year. Johnson was simply sublime last season and he faces very little competition for the starting role in a rush-heavy offense.
In fact, Johnson will have one eye on finishing as the top scoring back in 2016 and he is one of the very few ‘three-down’ stars in the NFL. If you miss out on the three elite wide receivers, definitely draft David Johnson. With Bruce Arians at the helm, Arizona will once again be there or thereabouts at the business end of the season and their offensive prowess will keep the points ticking over. Don't pass on Johnson if possible; he's just too good.
Le’Veon Bell is coming off a serious knee injury but he still remains a top prospect in fantasy football – especially as Martavis Bryant has been suspended for the entire 2016 season. The Pittsburgh Steelers offense might just be the best in the NFL and Antonio Brown’s threat at wide receiver will help Bell’s cause throughout the campaign.
At the time of writing, Mike Tomlin’s men are 12/1 to win the Super Bowl with Bet365 and Bell’s return in Week 4 will give the Steelers a potent option at running back. If you are sneaky, you could secure Bell in the late second/early third and snag DeAngelo Williams in the later rounds. That way, you can reap rewards from Williams until Bell returns and then either try and force a trade deal whilst the former Carolina Panthers back has some value, or keep Williams on your roster in case his team-mate suffers another injury.
In 2015, Hyde, Jarryd Hayne - who now plays fullback for the Gold Coast Titans in the NFL - and Reggie Bush couldn't get much going but Hyde could be the man to step up to the plate and lead the 49ers to a much improved year. He's certainly worth picking up in the fourth round; especially if you manage to acquire Johnson, Todd Gurley or even Lamar Miller in the opening round of the draft.