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2024 NFL Free Agents: Austin Ekeler, Zack Moss, D’Onta Foreman (2024)

2024 NFL Free Agents: Austin Ekeler, Zack Moss, D’Onta Foreman (2024)

Let’s dive into the 2024 NFL Free Agency Primer for Running Backs in Fantasy Football. Just like quarterbacks, free agency plays a crucial role in shaping Super Bowl contenders.

Here are some notable impending free agent running backs and how fantasy players should view them for 2024 fantasy football redraft leagues, best ball leagues and dynasty leagues.

2024 NFL Running Back Free Agency Primer

Austin Ekeler

Austin Ekeler’s season was frustrating due to injuries and declining production. His yards per carry and total touchdowns dropped significantly.

It was a sour way for Austin Ekeler to end his career in LA, 4th-worst rushing EPA among all ball carriers and RB31 overall, averaging fewer than 10 points per game.

The year was a disaster for Ekeler, and I can’t help but think he is on the major downswing of his football career. He is going to be a free agent after career lows across the board. We saw the cliff hit REAL quick for Dalvin Cook. Ekeler might be next. Be wary even if he “projects” well on a new team.

Keep an eye out for Ekeler ending up in the nation’s capital. The Commanders just hired former Chargers head coach, Anthony Lynn, as their new run-game coordinator.

Zack Moss

Zack Moss will hit free agency this offseason and will likely garner some interest on the open market after a career year in Indianapolis. Even after Jonathan Taylor returned from injury, Moss was still used in some capacity, given how well he performed in relief as the starter. I’d be concerned about him winning out a backfield competition – something he has never done – so don’t be overly bullish should he rise up RB rankings on “projected workload” alone.

D’Onta Foreman

I’m not sure why, but the NFL sure seems to hate D’Onta Foreman. The journeyman RB jumps from team to team despite producing with every opportunity he gets. In his seven games as the Bears RB1, Foreman averaged 59 rushing yards, 14 carries, and 11.8 fantasy points per game. His major highlight was his 33-point bombshell against the Raiders in Week 7, with three TDs and over 100 yards from scrimmage.

Foreman also posted a career-high PFF rushing grade of 77.4 (25th among RBs). He will be 28 years old and likely on his 4th team in as many years in 2024.

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