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Which rookie running backs carry the most fantasy value?

Saquon Barkley (26) is a game-changing running back who instantly upgrades the Giants' offense. Danielle Parhizkaran/NorthJersey.com via USA TODAY Sports

Editor's note: Derrius Guice was originally No. 2 on this list, but he has since been taken off due to his season-ending injury.

New York Giants rookie running back Saquon Barkley is an ideal fit for today's NFL game. It's the freakish athleticism, the home run speed and the receiving skills. That's RB1 material in an offense that will feed Barkley the ball. But after the former Penn State star comes off the board, which rookie backs should fantasy managers target?

Today, let's take a deeper look at this rookie class. Here are my rankings for eight first-year pros with upside in both the 2018 season and dynasty leagues, along with two late-round fliers to put on the fantasy radar.