CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 09:  James Conner #30 of the Pittsburgh Steelers rushes for a touchdown in front of Damarious Randall #23 of the Cleveland Browns during the third quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 9, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Pick Up, Drop, and Trade RB Options Following Week 1

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Running back is the most important position in fantasy football, which means you can't be passive even though it's the first week of the season. There are moves to be made, whether it's improving through the waiver wire or finding an addition through subtraction. In order to boost your running back stable, here are necessary moves that must be made. 

1. TRADE FOR: James Conner

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You never would've known it thanks to the large shadow cast by Le'Veon Bell, but James Conner is a hell of a running back. He exploded with 135 yards and two touchdowns on the ground while adding 54 yards on five catches. 

Right now, no one knows when Bell is coming back, which is why some teams could look to deal Conner while his stock is soaring. He has superstar potential when he gets the touches, and that'll keep owners hoping that Bell doesn't report anytime soon. Don't overpay for him, though, as there is some added risk with the Bell situation. 

2. DROP: Ty Montgomery

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The Packers' backup running back is owned in far too many leagues. With 61.3 percent ownership according to ESPN, plenty of people took a chance on the former receiver hoping he'd steal touches from Jamaal Williams. 

Williams ended up with 15 carries while Montgomery had just two and added only three targets to his stats, which was supposed to be his strong point. With Aaron Jones returning in just a week, it's safe to say you should look for running back help elsewhere. 


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T.J. Yeldon is a great handcuff option but not being treated as such. He's owned in just eight percent of leagues but has shown to be a productive back when given the chance. Leonard Fournette's injury is still up in the air, but he should be stored no matter what. If anything ever happens to the former first-round pick, Yeldon would walk right in with top-10 RB potential. 

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