Video: Top 5 Must-Own Running Backs (2019 Fantasy Football)

Aug 9, 2019

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The game of fantasy football has changed in many ways over recent years in correlation with changes to the National Football League. Long gone are the days where a majority of teams use a bell-cow running back as a feature of their offense. More and more we’re seeing specialist running backs that focus in a specific area, goal-line work, first- and second-down rushers, third-down and pass-catching specialists. This has resulted in a changing landscape of fantasy running backs, and owners need to approach the position differently than they have in the past.

We’ve recently released our deep dive into running backs via our podcast, where we go over 30+ running backs and how to navigate the position in general. Beyond that, our own Mike Tagliere (@MikeTagliereNFL) brings you his five running backs that you need to own this fantasy football season.

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1Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)RB
2Christian McCaffrey (CAR)RB
3Dalvin Cook (MIN)RB
4Saquon Barkley (NYG)RB
5Nick Chubb (CLE)RB
6Austin Ekeler (LAC)RB
7Chris Carson (SEA)RB
8David Johnson (ARI)RB
9DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)WR
10Julio Jones (ATL)WR
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11Alvin Kamara (NO)RB
12Aaron Jones (GB)RB
13Odell Beckham Jr. (CLE)WR
14Le'Veon Bell (NYJ)RB
15Derrick Henry (TEN)RB
16Sony Michel (NE)RB
17Keenan Allen (LAC)WR
18Davante Adams (GB)WR
19Todd Gurley (LAR)RB
20Amari Cooper (DAL)WR
21Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB
22Sammy Watkins (KC)WR
23Chris Godwin (TB)WR
24Marlon Mack (IND)RB
25Mike Evans (TB)WR
26Michael Thomas (NO)WR
27Travis Kelce (KC)TE
28Mark Ingram (BAL)RB
29JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT)WR
30Tyler Lockett (SEA)WR
1Mike Trout (LAA)CF,DH
2Christian Yelich (MIL)LF,CF
3Cody Bellinger (LAD)1B,CF
4Ronald Acuna Jr. (ATL)LF,CF
5Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
6Alex Bregman (HOU)3B,SS
7Mookie Betts (BOS)CF,RF
8Trevor Story (COL)SS
9J.D. Martinez (BOS)LF,RF
10Justin Verlander (HOU)SP
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11Trea Turner (WSH)SS
12Charlie Blackmon (COL)CF
13Jacob deGrom (NYM)SP
14Gerrit Cole (HOU)SP
15Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
16Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B
17Xander Bogaerts (BOS)SS
18Bryce Harper (PHI)CF,RF
19Kris Bryant (CHC)3B,RF
20Manny Machado (SD)3B,SS
21Juan Soto (WSH)LF
22Rafael Devers (BOS)3B
23Anthony Rizzo (CHC)1B
24Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
25Luis Castillo (CIN)SP
26Anthony Rendon (WSH)3B
27Aaron Judge (NYY)RF,DH
28Whit Merrifield (KC)1B,2B
29George Springer (HOU)CF,RF
30Walker Buehler (LAD)SP
1Anthony Davis (LAL)PF,C
2James Harden (HOU)PG,SG
3Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)SF,PF
4Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)C
5Kevin Durant (BKN)SF,PF
6LeBron James (LAL)SF,PF
7Stephen Curry (GSW)PG,SG
8Nikola Jokic (DEN)PF,C
9Damian Lillard (POR)PG
10Russell Westbrook (HOU)PG
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11Victor Oladipo (IND)PG,SG
12Paul George (LAC)SG,SF
13Kawhi Leonard (LAC)SG,SF
14Joel Embiid (PHI)PF,C
15Chris Paul (OKC)PG
16Jimmy Butler (MIA)SG,SF
17Kyrie Irving (BKN)PG,SG
18Ben Simmons (PHI)PG,SF
19Kemba Walker (BOS)PG
20Jrue Holiday (NOR)PG,SG
21Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
22Andre Drummond (DET)PF,C
23John Wall (WAS)PG
24Donovan Mitchell (UTH)PG,SG
25Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
26Khris Middleton (MIL)SG,SF
27Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
28Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C
29Draymond Green (GSW)PF,C
30LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)PF,C
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