Running Back Rankings “The 2019 BluePrint”

All June I’ve researched the running back position and have 125 fantasy prospects as of now. Im finding value with the 2019 rookie class, second year backs and risky upside with comeback players. Fantasy Football Friends have options in round 1 but at what cost? Every round Im trying to find value which means buying as low as possible.

Arizona Cardinals David Johnson is my number 1 back. Going mid round 1 and later leaves room for upside. Expecting him to benefit from the “Wing n King” offense. Especially in the redzone and short passing game. Wouldn’t be surprised if he gets traded neither. Season script after season script screams success for DJ. More plays, offensive line can’t be worse, new offense is gonna lead to a 300+ touch season with double digit touchdowns. The only question is…….when does DJ’s streak take place? Right off the bat game 1? During the fantasy playoff run? Draft DJ and enjoy his pursuit of 1,000 rushing and 1,000 receiving yards.

Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings

  1. David Johnson (Cardinals)
  2. Christian Mccaffrey (Panthers) – In his prime, continues to improve health yearly, will lead team in touches, best receiving back in nfl fantasy wise and is just an outright stud in fantasy. Mccaffrey’s snap counts are dependable money and he sees rb 1 touches as a back and receiver.
  3. Alvin Kamara (Saints) – Kamara is ahead of Zeke and Barkley simply because the offense he is on. I rather have Kamara with upside versus Barkley on potentially the worst team in the NFL. Lower on Latavius Murray than some, the loss of Mark Ingram and a healthy offensive line will lead to Kamara’s highest usage season. The past two seasons have been miserable for the Saints. Expect Kamara to be used often while Brees’s window is open. A potential 14 game season wouldn’t surprise me with Kamara but nonetheless his best one yet.
  4. Saquon Barkley (Giants) – Massive team share of snaps, targets, touches on a crappy team lands Barkley outside my top 3. He should be rescued often by garbage time receptions but he will also be rested in 2019 during blowouts. Daniel Jones taking over will not improve things. Staying away from Barkley personally.
  5. Ezekiel Elliott (Cowboys) – Mr. Consistency and a ppr monster too? I wrote last offseason that Zeke would see an increase in out of the backfield usage. Off season reports were out there and it made sense for the offense’s potential success. Even before Amari Cooper’s arrival. Now Cooper does open things up for Zeke and the Cowboys offensive line will start the season healthy. But Im not a believer in Ezekiel Elliott continueing his healthy run. In 2018 he was coming off a suspension shortened 2017 season. That was then and the now has Zeke going at pick 5 for myself.
  6. Le’Veon Bell (Jets)
  7. Nick Chubb (Browns)
  8. Joe Mixon (Bengals)
  9. Melvin Gordon (Chargers)
  10. Derrick Henry (Titans)
  11. James Conner (Steelers)
  12. Dalvin Cook (Vikings)
  13. Marlon Mack (Colts)
  14. Todd Gurley (Rams)
  15. Aaron Jones (Packers)
  16. Joshua Jacobs (Raiders)
  17. Leonard Fournette (Jaguars)
  18. Devonta Freeman (Falcons)
  19. Damien Williams (Chiefs)
  20. Tevin Coleman (49ers)
  21. Mark Ingram (Ravens)
  22. Kerryon Johnson (Lions)
  23. Ronald Jones II (Buccaneers)
  24. Chris Carson (Seahawks)
  25. Sony Michel (Patriots)
  26. David Montgomery (Bears)
  27. Darrell Henderson (Rams)
  28. James White (Patriots)
  29. Jordan Howard (Eagles)
  30. Nyheim Hines (Colts)
  31. Phillip Lindsay (Broncos)
  32. Tarik Cohen (Bears)
  33. LeSean McCoy (Bills)
  34. Latavius Murray (Saints)
  35. Rashaad Penny (Seahawks)
  36. Peyton Barber (Buccaneers)
  37. Ito Smith (Falcons)
  38. Miles Sanders (Eagles)
  39. Lamar Miller (Texans)
  40. Carlos Hyde (Chiefs)
  41. Darius Guice (Redskins)
  42. D’Onta Foreman (Texans)
  43. Damien Harris (Patriots)
  44. Adrian Peterson (Redskins)
  45. Jerick McKinnon (49ers)
  46. Austin Ekeler (Chargers)
  47. Jaylen Samuels (Steelers)
  48. Kalen Ballage (Dolphins)
  49. Gus Edwards (Ravens)
  50. Dion Lewis (Titans)
  51. Kareem Hunt (Browns)
  52. Devin Singletary (Buffalo)
  53. Duke Johnson (Browns)
  54. Mike Davis (Bears)
  55. Jamaal Williams (Packers)
  56. Matt Breida (49ers)
  57. Gio Benard (Bengals)
  58. Jalen Richard (Raiders)
  59. Chris Thompson (Redskins)
  60. Justin Jackson (Chargers)
  61. Benny Snell Jr (Steelers)
  62. Qadree Ollison (Falcons)
  63. Alfred Blue (Jaguars)
  64. Darwin Thompson (Chiefs)
  65. Devine Ozigbo (Saints)
  66. C.J. Anderson (Lions)
  67. Frank Gore (Buffalo)
  68. Malcolm Brown (Rams)
  69. Ryquell Armstead (Jaguars)
  70. Jordan Scarlett (Panthers)
  71. Chase Edmomds (Cardinals)
  72. Javorius Allen (Saints)
  73. Rex Burkehead (Patriots)
  74. Darwin Thompson (Chiefs)
  75. Tony Pollard (Cowboys)
  76. Kenneth Dixon (Ravens)
  77. Boston Scott (Eagles)
  78. Alex Barnes (Titans)
  79. Spencer Ware (Colts)
  80. Doug Martin (Raiders)
  81. Theo Riddick (Lions)
  82. John Kelly (Rams)
  83. Darrell Williams (Chiefs)
  84. T.J. Yeldon (Bills)
  85. Ty Montgomery (Jets)
  86. Justice Hill (Ravens)
  87. Karan Higdon (Texans)
  88. Mike Weber (Cowboys)
  89. Travis Homer (Seahawks)
  90. Trayveon Williamson (Bengals)
  91. Corey Clement (Eagles)
  92. Wayne Gallman (Giants)
  93. Cameron Artis Payne (Panthers)
  94. Mike Boone (Vikings)
  95. Rodney Anderson (Bengals)
  96. Elijah Holyfield (Panthers)
  97. Marcus Marshall (Chiefs)
  98. Chris Warren (Raiders)
  99. Dexter Williams (Green Bay)
  100. Ty Johnson (Lions)
  101. C.J. Prosise (Seahawks)
  102. Rod Smith (Giants)
  103. Myles Gaskin (Dolphins)
  104. Kyle Juszczyk (49ers)
  105. Brian Hill (Falcons)
  106. Bilal Powell (Jets)
  107. Samaje Perine (Redskins)
  108. Elijah McGuire (Jets)
  109. Jeffery Wilson (49ers)
  110. Devontae Booker (Broncos)
  111. Andre Ellington (Buccaneers)
  112. Thomas Rawls (Jaguars)
  113. Jay Ajayi (Free Agent)
  114. Ameer Abdullah (Vikings)
  115. Wendall Smallwood (Eagles)
  116. Detrez Newsome (Chargers)
  117. Elijah Penny (Giants)
  118. Trey Edmunds (Steelers)
  119. Raheem Mostert (49ers)
  120. Matt Dayes (Saints)
  121. Josh Adams (Eagles)
  122. Benny Cunningham (Jaguars)
  123. Josh Ferguson (Texans)
  124. Roc Thomas (Vikings)
  125. Kerrith Whyte Jr. (Bears)

As Always,

(Teams Going Off + Thoughts Flexed In) = Combination Lineups

May the Fantasy Force Be With You.

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