If you’re in a PPR league, target running backs who factor into the passing game

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Some of the most successful fantasy football teams are those who find players in the middle rounds who fill a certain niche.

If you’re in a PPR league, a great strategy to have is to accumulate as many receivers as possible and fill your running back depth chart with players who catch the ball a lot.

Reggie Bush is the epitome of this strategy.

Throughout his career, Bush was never a great ball carrier. Sure, when he broke into the open field he was difficult to stop. But Bush’s value came in the passing game, where he typically was one of the leading receivers among running backs year in and year out.

Because he was not a great running back, you could typically steal him in the middle rounds after loading up on receivers early in the draft. That gave you a lot of pass catchers on your team, which is a huge value in a PPR league.