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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2021 Draft Rankings

Christian McCaffrey Note
Christian McCaffrey photo 1. Christian McCaffrey CAR (at TB)
There have been 109 running back performances that have netted 25-plus half-PPR points over the last two years. Despite missing essentially the whole 2020 season, McCaffrey has accounted for 9.2 percent of them. He's somehow managed to score 25-plus points in 10 of his last 19 games, and has scored fewer than 19 fantasy points in just two of them. He's basically posting quarterback numbers as a running back. He should be the No. 1 pick in 2021 drafts.
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Dalvin Cook Note
Dalvin Cook photo 2. Dalvin Cook MIN (vs . CHI)
Despite missing four games over the last two years, Cook has still managed to rack up 3,572 total yards and 30 touchdowns. He's still yet to play 16 games in his four-year career, but when he's on the field, he's a surefire RB1. In each of the final 12 games he played in 2020, he touched the ball a minimum of 17 times, including 24-plus touches in nine of them. The craziest part about his numbers, though, is the fact that he has 97 receptions for 880 yards over the last two years, but just one receiving touchdown, so there's room for even more of a ceiling.
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Derrick Henry Note
Derrick Henry photo 3. Derrick Henry TEN (at HOU)
The man just keeps getting better... Every year he's been in the league, we've watched his rushing yardage go up by at least 250 yards. I'm sure he peaked last year with 2,027 yards on the ground, but now going to a 17-game season, maybe I'm wrong. Henry should be in scoring position quite a bit this year knowing the Titans went out and acquired Julio Jones this offseason. There's no scenario where your offense gets worse in that equation. However, we don't know how the offense is going to look in 2021, as Arthur Smith (offensive coordinator the last two years) is gone. Still, with Jones and A.J. Brown on the perimeter, it's going to be tough for opponents to stack the box the way they have against Henry the last few years, so his efficiency may actually go up. There are certainly some variables to his projections, but Henry has proven that despite his lack of usage in the passing game, he's going to make up for it on the ground.
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Alvin Kamara Note
Alvin Kamara photo 4. Alvin Kamara NO (at ATL)
You won't find a bigger Kamara fan than me, and that's going back to his college days. However, with the way Sean Payton rotates his running backs, it's going to be mighty hard for Kamara to live up to his draft cost now that Drew Brees is gone. Brees targeted his running backs at least 28 percent of the time in each of the last four years. Meanwhile, Jameis Winston hasn't targeted running backs more than 18 percent of the time in each of his last four seasons as a starter. The offense is also not nearly as likely to be scoring as many points without Brees. Upon finding out that Michael Thomas will miss time to start the season, it only makes Kamara more valuable, as he could be in line for eight-plus targets per game during that time.
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Ezekiel Elliott Note
Ezekiel Elliott photo 5. Ezekiel Elliott DAL (at PHI)
Follow the production in the first round. There's just one player who's finished as a top-12 running back five times since 2015. That player is Elliott, and as crazy as it sounds, he wasn't even in the league in 2015. "But Mike, Elliott tanked last year to RB11." The entire team sank without Dak Prescott, but in the five games with him, Elliott was the No. 3 running back in fantasy. If he keeps falling until the end of the first round, there will be a lot of championship rosters from that area of drafts.
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Nick Chubb Note
Nick Chubb photo 6. Nick Chubb CLE (vs . CIN)
Based on the actual opportunity Chubb got in 2020, he should've finished as the RB24 in half PPR formats. Instead, Chubb scored 54.5 more fantasy points than the average running back would've and finished as the RB9 despite playing in just 12 games. The new offense proved to be very beneficial to the run game, though Kareem Hunt's presence does limit Chubb's true ceiling, which should be top-five, but unless he starts to get more targets, he'll remain in the mid-to-low-end RB1 range.
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Saquon Barkley Note
Saquon Barkley photo 7. Saquon Barkley NYG (vs . WAS)
After setting the fantasy world on fire his rookie season with over 2,000 yards from scrimmage and 15 touchdowns, Barkley hasn't exactly lived up to expectations producing 1,535 total yards and eight touchdowns over 15 games the last two seasons. He tore his ACL early in the season, which should give him plenty of time to bounce back, though his violent running style could take a bit longer in recovery. The Giants suddenly have more weapons than ever in the passing game, so Barkley is unlikely to come close to the 121 targets he saw in 2018, though he should have more scoring opportunities. There is some risk with Barkley at the top of drafts due to his knee, but when on the field, we know he'll produce.
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Aaron Jones Note
Aaron Jones photo 8. Aaron Jones GB (at DET)
I do an article every year highlighting which players performed better than expected based on where their touches took place, as well as how many carries/targets they receive. Aaron Jones has finished No. 7, No. 4, No. 4, and No. 16 over the last four years on that list, which highlights just how good he is. During that time, he's scored 143.4 more fantasy points than the average running back would've. Him and Alvin Kamara are much more similar than most realize. You take proven production at the top of drafts, and Jones has proven it time-and-time again. If Aaron Rodgers doesn't ever show up to the Packers, he does lose a bit of his touchdown upside, though.
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Jonathan Taylor Note
Jonathan Taylor photo 9. Jonathan Taylor IND (at JAC)
This time last year, I was much higher on Taylor than the consensus. I like Taylor, but did everyone forget about what happened the first 10 weeks of the season? Taylor was the RB19 and David Montgomery was the RB20. Taylor finished the year as the RB6 while Montgomery was the RB4. Many will talk about Montgomery's schedule as the reason for his production, hence why he's ranked at RB20 in ECR right now, but are they ignoring Taylor's schedule? He played against the Texans TWICE, Packers, Raiders, Jaguars, and the Steelers (who were decimated by injuries in that game). That's a large reason for his jump in production. I still like Taylor, just not nearly as much as the consensus.
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Joe Mixon Note
Joe Mixon photo 10. Joe Mixon CIN (at CLE)
Over the final nine games of 2019, Zac Taylor gave Mixon 214 touches (23.8 per game), which made us believe they'd finally realized he should be used in a workhorse fashion. The start of 2020 wasn't as generous, but he did average 19.7 touches per game over the first three weeks. Then we saw Giovani Bernard get knocked out of the lineup for a few weeks, and it led to Mixon totaling 27.0 touches per game over the next three weeks before getting hurt. Now that Bernard is gone, are we finally going to get a full season's worth of 20-plus touch games for Mixon? If so, top-five is in the realm of possibilities, especially knowing he'll be more involved in the passing game. Don't sleep on Mixon; he's still a top-10 running back talent-wise.
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Antonio Gibson Note
Antonio Gibson photo 11. Antonio Gibson WAS (at NYG)
I like Gibson, it's not that I don't. The issue is that he's not heavily involved in the passing game, and he topped 94 yards on the ground just twice all of last season, with both of those games coming against the Cowboys. In fact, 28.7 percent of his fantasy points in 2020 were against the Cowboys. I can certainly see Gibson finishing higher than my ranking, but those above him have either (a) a more consistent track record, or (b) less question marks. He scored a touchdown once every 15.5 carries last year, a number that's surely to go up.
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Austin Ekeler Note
Austin Ekeler photo 12. Austin Ekeler LAC (at LV)
In eight full games with Justin Herbert under center last year, Ekeler saw 63 targets. Over a full 16-game season, that amounts to 126 targets. While I don't expect him to get there, he's one of just two running backs (Christian McCaffrey is the other) who I'm projecting for 100-plus targets in 2021. Targets are worth twice as much as carries, so even if Ekeler winds up getting just 12 carries per game, it's not the end of the world. In fact, he can still finish as a borderline RB1 if he were to hit just 200 carries on the season. The new coaching staff obviously brings on some potential volatility, but there's not much other talent on the roster at running back, so his role should be very safe.
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Najee Harris Note
Najee Harris photo 13. Najee Harris PIT (at BAL)
Running backs are at their prime when they enter the NFL, which makes them the most valuable their rookie season, unlike quarterbacks, wide receivers, and tight ends. Because of that, Harris, who takes over as the Steelers' lead back, is someone you want to have on your roster. The Steelers are a team that hasn't been shy about giving running backs 18-plus touches per game with Mike Tomlin at the helm. You don't draft a three-down back like Harris in the first round and put him in some timeshare. I wouldn't be surprised to see him average 20-plus touches per game, which puts him smack dab in the middle of the RB1 conversation.
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Clyde Edwards-Helaire Note
Clyde Edwards-Helaire photo 14. Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC (at DEN)
Not many realize that Edwards-Helaire was the No. 11 running back through six weeks without Le'Veon Bell on the roster. Even better, he was the No. 11 running back while scoring just once during that time. In fact, had he scored one more touchdown, he would've been the No. 6 running back through six weeks. Once they traded for Bell, though, it ruined the stable touches he was getting. With Bell gone and no one significant brought in this offseason, Edwards-Helaire should return to his 18-plus touch role in the offense. The Chiefs have rebuilt their offensive line this year, which should help make life easier on Edwards-Helaire, who did average a solid 4.44 yards per carry his rookie season. Touchdowns are what were lacking, but don't bet on that again in what's likely to be the No. 1 scoring offense in the NFL.
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J.K. Dobbins Note
J.K. Dobbins photo 15. J.K. Dobbins BAL (vs . PIT)
Dobbins is extremely talented, there's no doubting that. However, if you think he's a breakout candidate to finish as a top-five running back, you're betting against the odds. Among the running backs who finished top-10 last year, just two of them finished there while seeing fewer than 39 targets. Those two running backs were Derrick Henry and Nick Chubb, who averaged 5.4 and 5.6 yards per carry, numbers no one can actually project to hit. They also scored 17 and 12 touchdowns on the ground, propping their numbers up. Dobbins saw just 24 targets last year, a number that's unlikely to move much considering he's in the same offense with the same quarterback, only with more weapons around him. If Dobbins can rush for over 5.0 yards per carry (he did last year) and score double-digit rushing touchdowns (again, hard to project), he's going to finish as a top-10 running back, but not top-five due to the lack of work in the passing game. He's best-suited as your RB2 who has RB1 in his range of outcomes.
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Chris Carson Note
Chris Carson photo 16. Chris Carson SEA (at ARI)
Throughout Carson's career, he's produced RB2 or better numbers in 60 percent of his games. That's just a smidge behind Marshawn Lynch's number of 61.7 percent, which goes to show just how undervalued Carson has been to this point. Injuries have been a question, which should lower his ADP a bit, but when on the field, Carson is a borderline RB1 who the Seahawks signed to a fresh new deal this offseason.
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David Montgomery Note
David Montgomery photo 17. David Montgomery CHI (at MIN)
Sure, Montgomery finished as the RB4 last year. There were many factors that led to that, particularly the injury to Tarik Cohen, freeing up tons of targets in the passing game. Over the course of Montgomery's short career, he's played 19 games with Cohen and 12 games without him. In the games with Cohen, he averaged 2.32 targets per game. In the 12 games without him, that number rose to 4.92 targets per game. Well, Cohen is back, and the team signed Damien Williams, who's a better receiving back than Montgomery. On top of Cohen missing, the Bears had a ridiculously easy schedule down the stretch, playing against the Packers twice, Lions, Texans, Vikings, and Jaguars to close out the season. Did you know that Montgomery was the RB20 after 10 weeks (prior to starting that schedule)? He's a fine low-end RB2, but don't go about your day thinking you're getting a steal in the fourth round or anything.
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D'Andre Swift Note
D'Andre Swift photo 18. D'Andre Swift DET (vs . GB)
There were certainly flashes of what could be a great three-down back with Swift last year, but the Lions seem to have alternate plans. They snagged Jamaal Williams in free agency and signed him to a two-year deal. Then, they drafted Jermar Jefferson. Then, they brought in Todd Gurley on a free agent visit. While they didn't sign him, it's not promising for Swift's outlook, as they clearly want this to be somewhat of a timeshare. It's not to say timeshare backs can't get into the top-12 conversation - they can, but it requires a lot of scoring opportunities, something we're not expecting from the Lions offense. Swift is an extremely talented football player, but situation and opportunity knock him into clear-cut RB2 territory.
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Miles Sanders Note
Miles Sanders photo 19. Miles Sanders PHI (vs . DAL)
The start to Sanders' career hasnt been what we'd hoped for, delivering RB2 or better numbers in just 14-of-28 of games (50 percent). To be fair, he hasn't been used in a workhorse role, totaling more than 15 touches just 11 times over that span. Will the departure of Doug Pederson allow him to shine, or will Nick Sirianni implement a timeshare as well? The depth chart now consists of Sanders, Kerryon Johnson, and Kenneth Gainwell, so this could very well be a Colts-like backfield, which would make sense given that's where Sirianni comes from. Sanders should be treated as a timeshare RB2 who's more talented than most in that conversation.
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Josh Jacobs Note
Josh Jacobs photo 20. Josh Jacobs LV (vs . LAC)
I remember last year when Jacobs was going as a late first-round pick, though I wanted nothing to do with him at that price due to his lack of involvement in the passing game the previous season. Nothing changed except they added more pass catchers. He did get a slight bump in targets (45), though nothing you could rely upon every week. What's changed this offseason? The Raiders decided to pay Kenyan Drake a good chunk of money to come in and share the workload with Jacobs, forcing his fantasy stock to plummet. Drake was essentially the same running back as Jacobs last year, though we've seen him produce in the passing game before. Did the addition of Drake drop Jacobs' price too far, or is this a backfield to simply avoid if possible? I believe he's fallen enough to consider a value as a low-end RB2 who should see be in line for 250-plus touches. The expectations were out of control last year, but if you can get him in the fifth round this year, I'm buying.
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Darrell Henderson Note
Darrell Henderson photo 21. Darrell Henderson LAR (vs . SF)
The year-ending injury to Cam Akers opens a door of opportunity for Henderson, who, just like Akers, was a Day 2 draft pick by this regime. In fact, Henderson was more efficient than Akers in nearly every category last year, though Akers had the momentum at the end of the season. Will the Rams bring in another running back to compete with Henderson for the starting job? It would seem likely, though for now, Henderson is a rock-solid RB2 with top-10 upside.
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Myles Gaskin Note
Myles Gaskin photo 22. Myles Gaskin MIA (vs . NE)
It was shocking to see the Dolphins pass on running back after running back, especially considering all the picks they had in this year's draft. This is great news for Gaskin, who racked up 183 touches in just 10 games last year. Crazy, right? His 18.3 touches per game ranked ninth among running backs. Opportunity is everything, and if he gets that type of opportunity again in 2021 while playing in all the games, he's going to finish as a top-15 running back. The only difference is that the Dolphins added Malcolm Brown in free agency, which could lead to him siphoning some targets away from Gaskin, which would be less than ideal. As of now, Gaskin should probably be considered a solid RB2, though landing him as your RB3/flex would be even better based on the small sample size we have from him in a big role.
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Kareem Hunt Note
Kareem Hunt photo 23. Kareem Hunt CLE (vs . CIN)
Despite Nick Chubb getting hurt and missing 4.5 games, Hunt failed to meet expectations in 2020. Sure, he finished as a top-10 running back at season's end, but if you were to ask his managers, they'd tell you he was a flex-type option. He finished as an RB2 or better in just 56.3 percent of games in PPR formats, which was slightly behind Miles Sanders and slightly ahead of Ronald Jones. His value was arguably better with Chubb on the field last year, so maybe it's a matter of keeping him fresh? Whatever the case, Hunt should be a strong RB3/flex option who has 20-touch upside should Chubb miss time.
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Mike Davis Note
Mike Davis photo 24. Mike Davis ATL (vs . NO)
My guess is that analysts are worried about the Falcons adding a free agent running back because even my RB24 ranking feels a bit low for a back who should have no issue getting 15-plus touches per game. That would amount to 240-plus touches on the season. There have been 144 running backs who've hit that mark over the last 10 years and none have finished worse than RB28 (his current ECR). In fact, just 10 of those running backs (6.9 percent) have finished worse than RB20. If the Falcons don't add anyone of significance, I'll be moving him up even more.
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Damien Harris Note
Damien Harris photo 25. Damien Harris NE (at MIA)
What's the best-case scenario for Harris? Didn't we see it last year when Sony Michel went down with an injury? Not only is Michel healthy, but the Patriots also decided to draft Rhamondre Stevenson in the fourth round of this year's draft, which just adds another body to the mix. I like Harris as a player, but as someone who topped 16 touches just twice last year with little competition and no role in the passing game, you should aim higher for your RB2/3 option.
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Travis Etienne Note
Travis Etienne photo 26. Travis Etienne JAC (vs . IND)
If Urban Meyer wants to run a spread offense, you better get comfortable with Etienne as the running back to own in 2021. With as many holes as the Jaguars had on the roster, drafting a running back in the first round seemed like a poor choice. However, if he wants to justify his selection, Etienne will be involved early and often. Over the last eight years, there's been just one running back drafted in the first round who didn't net at least 197 touches. Just one of those running backs finished worse than RB28 on the season, and that was Melvin Gordon who failed to score a single touchdown. Etienne's current draft position is RB29 in half-PPR formats. I'll take him there all day at that price. I'm guessing he is a solid RB2 on fantasy teams this year.
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Raheem Mostert Note
Raheem Mostert photo 27. Raheem Mostert SF (at LAR)
There's no denying it... when Mostert is healthy and on the field, he's a beast. He's turned 282 career carries into 1,590 yards and 11 touchdowns. But that's the issue, he's never healthy. There's a reason he's 29 years old and has just 282 carries on his frame. Have the 49ers lost patience? They traded up to draft Trey Sermon in the third round, which could indicate they're ready to move on from Mostert, or it could be them ensuring they have a high-quality backup for if/when he gets injured. Mostert tallied at least 14 carries in 5-of-8 starts last year, which is more than enough to get into RB2 territory with his efficiency, but you can't draft him as such when injuries/Sermon are factored in. He's not someone you can confidently draft as a starter for your fantasy team because there's so much unknown. However, if he gets the job back, this is a pick that can make a difference in fantasy leagues. The 49ers have one of the easiest schedules in the league, so if they let Mostert get rolling, he's unlikely to slow down.
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Melvin Gordon III Note
Melvin Gordon III photo 28. Melvin Gordon III DEN (vs . KC)
When the Broncos signed Gordon to a two-year, $16 million contract, you had to assume they were going to use him in a big role. That's not quite what happened, as they continually wanted to involve Phillip Lindsay. After letting him walk in free agency, they snagged Mike Boone, which was a downgrade from Lindsay. Okay... but that wasn't it. They drafted Javonte Williams at the top of the second round, a running back who'll certainly compete for touches immediately. Gordon isn't going to simply go away making the money he is, but he's also not likely going to get the 16.5 touches per game he was in 2020. There's also a possible suspension coming Gordon's way for a DUI incident last year, which needs to be factored into his fantasy stock. He's not someone you should be relying on for anything more than RB3/flex production.
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Chase Edmonds Note
Chase Edmonds photo 29. Chase Edmonds ARI (vs . SEA)
Have we seen Edmonds carry the workload for the Cardinals before? Well, kind of. Despite Kenyan Drake struggling through much of 2020, there were just two games where Edmonds finished with more than eight carries, which is certainly a concern. The Cardinals went out and signed James Conner in free agency, but he's proven to be incapable of staying healthy with a full workload, and it wasn't a pricey contract, so maybe we see Edmonds in a bigger role. Whatever the case, we know he has the pass-catching role locked down, which has value in itself, as he was a flex-type option most weeks (he was an RB3 or better 62.5 percent of the time). This offense is going to score points, so if Edmonds were to get a slight bump in carries, he could make his way into the RB2 conversation. Draft him as an RB3/flex and hope that's the case. Just know that he's still yet to crack 100 carries in a season.
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Ronald Jones II Note
Ronald Jones II photo 30. Ronald Jones II TB (vs . CAR)
I know Leonard Fournette had a strong finish to the season while Jones was hurt, but we mustn't forget that Jones averaged 5.14 yards per carry and nearly hit 1,000 rushing yards despite finishing with just 192 carries. There are just eight running backs in the post-merger era who've finished with as many yards as Jones did with 192 or less carries. He's not going to be heavily utilized in the passing game, which severely caps his upside, but Jones is the Bucs best ball carrier.
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Javonte Williams Note
Javonte Williams photo 31. Javonte Williams DEN (vs . KC)
There are many trying to appoint Williams as the top back in the Broncos offense, but don't go there just yet. Melvin Gordon has one year left on his deal, and it's the same coaching staff that brought him in on a two-year deal worth $16 million. It's likely they continue using Gordon in a timeshare with Williams in the Phillip Lindsay role, which netted 8-16 touches when Gordon was in the lineup. That does give him flex appeal, and if anything were to happen to Gordon, Williams could be a league winner. Treat him as a high-end handcuff, and anything else he gives you is a bonus.
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James Robinson Note
James Robinson photo 32. James Robinson JAC (vs . IND)
While Robinson was on the field last year, the Jaguars running backs combined for 332 touches. Robinson accounted for 289 of them, or 87.0 percent, a number that doesn't really exist in today's NFL. He averaged 4.46 yards per carry, 5.73 yards per target, and scored 10 total touchdowns, which is solid, though nothing special. Enter Urban Meyer, who said they wanted to add depth/competition at the running back position. After adding Carlos Hyde, you knew Robinson would lose some touches, but it wasn't that much of a concern. After drafting Travis Etienne in the first round, it's definitely a concern. Robinson would be lucky to earn a 50/40/10 split with Etienne and Hyde, with Robinson being the 40 of the group. If we knock Robinson's touches into the 10-12 per game territory, you're not going to be trusting him as anything more than a shaky flex option.
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David Johnson Note
David Johnson photo 33. David Johnson HOU (vs . TEN)
I think most people would admit that Johnson looked much better than expected in 2020, totaling over 1,000 total yards and eight touchdowns in just 12 games. That's the good news. The bad news is that the Texans are a team that legitimately might lose every game in 2021, as they've been stripped down and look like a roster of replacements. They've also added Mark Ingram, Phillip Lindsay, and Rex Burkhead to the backfield, which presents all sorts of issues. If Deshaun Watson were going to play, we'd dig into this backfield a little deeper, but with Watson out of the picture for the foreseeable future, this is not a backfield you want to be associated with.
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Zack Moss Note
Zack Moss photo 34. Zack Moss BUF (vs . NYJ)
I really liked Moss coming out of college, but being injury prone was a label he needed to shake. Unfortunately, he suffered an injury early in the season and was never able to wrestle the starting gig away from Devin Singletary. He did finish with at least 12 carries in three of the last four games, which leaves room for hope, but he also saw just three targets in those four games combined, which makes him extremely touchdown-dependent. When Josh Allen is the primary goal-line back, that presents an issue. Without an injury to Singletary, it's tough to see Moss being anything more than a touchdown-dependent RB3/4 option.
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James Conner Note
James Conner photo 35. James Conner ARI (vs . SEA)
It's never a good thing for a running back to go from a workhorse role into a timeshare, but in Conner's case, it might be for the best. While operating as Le'Veon Bell's backup, Conner had pep in his step and performed like an RB1 when given the opportunity. But once he took over as the team's No. 1 running back, injuries continually piled up, letting his body know he wasn't capable of being that guy. Many are assuming that Chase Edmonds is the No. 1 running back in this offense, and while I believe that's the case, there's a non-zero percent chance that Conner takes over the Kenyan Drake role from last season that netted 239 carries and 31 targets. There's a reason the Cardinals signed him in free agency, so he will have a role, but the question is "how big?" He might be worth a late-round pick just in case he does get the Drake role (or even 80 percent of it).
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Leonard Fournette Note
Leonard Fournette photo 36. Leonard Fournette TB (vs . CAR)
It's easy to recall the good times Fournette had in the playoffs and use that as a reason to move him up draft boards, but don't let a couple games spoil what was a very mediocre season. He finished with more than 52 rushing yards just once all year, and that came in Week 2 against the Panthers. Fournette's primary source of fantasy points in 2020 was via the passing game, as he saw 47 targets in 13 games. Unfortunately, the Bucs added Gio Bernard, who's a much better receiver out of the backfield. Knowing that Bernard is the more reliable third-down option and that Ronald Jones is probably the better two-down option, that leaves Fournette in no man's land. He's not someone you're going to want to start every week.
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AJ Dillon Note
AJ Dillon photo 37. AJ Dillon GB (at DET)
We've watched Jamaal Williams get 226 carries and 80 targets in 28 games under Matt LaFleur, and he wasn't someone this regime drafted in the second round. That amounts to 10.9 touches per game, which is enough for most running backs to be considered a flex-type start. The issue with Dillon is that he's not likely going to be involved in the passing game, as Aaron Jones is a far superior receiver, and the Packers do throw quite a bit on the goal-line when Aaron Rodgers is under center. Dillon is essentially someone who's a touchdown-dependent flex option most weeks, but offers legitimate RB1 upside if Jones were to miss any time.
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Michael Carter Note
Michael Carter photo 38. Michael Carter NYJ (at BUF)
Don't sleep on Carter in redraft formats. The only player standing in his way of 15-plus touches is Tevin Coleman, who's played just 22-of-32 games the last two seasons. On top of that, he's never been efficient when asked to carry a heavy workload. Carter reminded me of Justin Forsett while scouting him. He does everything well, and though he's undersized, that shouldn't stop him from getting plenty of opportunity, especially in the passing game. The Jets are no longer an Adam Gase-led team. There's value to be had in this offense, and Carter is one of the best late-round values in fantasy football.
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Trey Sermon Note
Trey Sermon photo 39. Trey Sermon SF (at LAR)
As of now, we have to assume it's Raheem Mostert as the starting running back, though Kyle Shanahan did trade up into the third round to get Sermon. This should tell you that Mostert is on a short leash, and to be fair, he hasn't been able to hold up to a workhorse workload. The 49ers have one of the softest schedules in the league among running backs, so if we start hearing whispers that Sermon will start right out of the gate, he should shoot up draft boards. For now, he should be viewed as one of the best bench stashes in fantasy football.
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Gus Edwards Note
Gus Edwards photo 40. Gus Edwards BAL (vs . PIT)
Is it possible that Edwards is another version of Raheem Mostert? Someone who's never heavily used, but one who kills it with every opportunity he gets. He's averaged at least 5.0 yards per carry in each of his three seasons with the Ravens. Now that Mark Ingram is gone, it's possible we see Edwards top his 144-carry career mark from 2020, but the real issue is that he's obsolete in the passing game, totaling just 23 targets over 43 games. He's never caught more than two passes in a game. If J.K. Dobbins were to miss time, Edwards would be a solid RB2 in fantasy, though he'd be a bit more touchdown-dependent than most in that range.
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Kenyan Drake Note
Kenyan Drake photo 41. Kenyan Drake LV (vs . LAC)
The marriage between the Raiders and Drake is an odd one, as Drake was somewhat of a Josh Jacobs doppleganger last year. They both finished between 3.9 and 4.0 yards per carry, both scored double-digit rushing touchdowns, and both were extremely limited in the passing game. The Raiders have continually given guys like DeAndre Washington, Jalen Richard, and Devontae Booker work alongside Jacobs over the last two years, so Drake is going to get mixed in quite heavily, and my guess would be that the passing game is where he gets most of it. You may not remember, but Drake was considered a solid third-down back early in his career with the Dolphins, and has two seasons with 50-plus catches on his NFL resume. It's tough to see him eating into Jacobs' carry totals a whole lot, especially after the way he looked with the Cardinals in 2020, but he should offer low-upside flex value due to his work in the passing game.
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Latavius Murray Note
Latavius Murray photo 42. Latavius Murray NO (at ATL)
Yes, Drew Brees is gone, which have some concerned about the handcuff value of Murray. This is where I remind you about something. Remember when Alvin Kamara missed time in 2019 and Murray was the No. 2 running back for that short stretch? Well, one of those games he played was with Teddy Bridgewater under center, where Murray rushed for 119 yards and two touchdowns against the tough Bears defense. He's getting up there in age, but should still present borderline RB1 potential behind a great offensive line should Kamara miss any time.
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Devin Singletary Note
Devin Singletary photo 43. Devin Singletary BUF (vs . NYJ)
To this point in his career, do you know who Singletary's fantasy comparison is? Duke Johnson. Yeah, we all know how that story ended. Singletary has produced RB2 or better numbers just 35.7 percent of the time, which is extremely poor for a running back who's averaged 14.2 opportunities per game. The Bills don't run the ball a whole lot, and it's extremeley likely that Zack Moss is the better early-down back who will get more goal-line carries. Singletary is a very low upside pick late in drafts who's best served as a bye week flex-type player.
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Tony Pollard Note
Tony Pollard photo 44. Tony Pollard DAL (at PHI)
The highly sought after handcuff flashed his potential in 2020, racking up 18 touches in Ezekiel Elliott's absence, finishing with 132 total yards and two touchdowns against a tough 49ers defense. Granted, the defense may not have given him the same respect they gave Elliott, but the offensive line was also not in great shape at that point, and Dak Prescott was not under center. If Elliott were to miss time, Pollard would be an insta-start RB1. Heck, he even flashed some flex viability last year when Elliott was on the field, which could help you get through bye weeks.
1 week ago
Jamaal Williams Note
Jamaal Williams photo 45. Jamaal Williams DET (vs . GB)
I'm not sure I'm seeing the allure that some do to Williams as a handcuff in Detroit. Williams isn't a bad running back by any means, but it's more about the offense and their want to use a timeshare at running back. It's the same reason D'Andre Swift is falling into middling RB2 range of drafts - it's not because of his talent. Even if Swift were to miss time, the Lions would likely bring in another running back to share the workload. They already brought Todd Gurley in for a visit, so they clearly haven't taken their minds off adding another running back. Not just that, but it's also likely to be a low-scoring offense, which just doesn't give you a lot of upside/potential.
1 week ago
Nyheim Hines Note
Nyheim Hines photo 46. Nyheim Hines IND (at JAC)
He finished as the RB20 in half PPR formats last year. Crazy, right? While that's firm RB2 territory, he finished as an RB2 or better in just 43.8 percent of his games, tied with Chase Edmonds. He clearly has a role in this offense, though it's a bit reliant on gamescript, as Jonathan Taylor is the clear early-down back, while Hines is the preferred back in passing situations. If they give Taylor more work in the passing game this year, it's coming at the expense of Hines, and knowing Taylor's ADP, drafters expect that increase for Taylor. Even going back to 2019, Hines was an RB3 or better just 43.8 percent of the time, which is more in line for how you should feel about him in 2021. He's just an emergency flex option.
1 week ago
Phillip Lindsay Note
Phillip Lindsay photo 47. Phillip Lindsay HOU (vs . TEN)
It's a shame Lindsay went to a team that's in complete shambles at the moment because he's a fine running back. Most would be shocked to learn that since the start of the 2018 season, Lindsay ranks 10th in rushing yards among running backs. He's averaged 4.78 yards per carry during that time, so it wasn't just volume. Again, Houston is a mess right now, and have a backfield that consists of Lindsay, David Johnson, Mark Ingram, and Rex Burkhead. There are not going to be enough touches to warrant a draft pick on Lindsay.
1 week ago
Alexander Mattison Note
Alexander Mattison photo 48. Alexander Mattison MIN (vs . CHI)
When drafting a player like Mattison, it's not going to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. He's a handcuff, plain and simple. As long as Dalvin Cook is on the field, Mattison isn't going to get more than 10 touches in a game. However, if Cook were to miss time, Mattison is a potential league winner. If you have the space on your bench for someone like Mattison, he's much better than a bye-week-filler-type player.
1 week ago
J.D. McKissic Note
J.D. McKissic photo 49. J.D. McKissic WAS (at NYG)
It seems that Washington is going to utilize Antonio Gibson in the passing game much more often in 2021, which will come at the expense of McKissic. It's not just Gibson, either. The Football Team also signed Curtis Samuel in free agency, a player that's used in a hybrid role who gets plenty of intermittent targets, as well as a handful of carries per game. While McKissic was a hidden gem in PPR formats last year, it appears his role is shrinking in this offense. As someone who relies on volume to produce, McKissic is more of a passing-down handcuff to Gibson.
1 week ago
Tevin Coleman Note
Tevin Coleman photo 50. Tevin Coleman NYJ (at BUF)
Let's just call it as it is: Coleman is essentially undrafted at this point in the offseason. He's not great, but he's going to be the starting running back for the Jets when the season begins. As time goes on, I fully expect Michael Carter to push him for that job (he's better than Coleman), but Coleman was brought to New York because he knows the offense. But still, a starting running back should be taken as a top-50 option.
1 week ago
James White Note
James White photo 51. James White NE (at MIA)
Despite seeing a solid 14.2 percent target share last year, White was a non-factor in fantasy. Cam Newton wasn't throwing touchdowns, and he was stealing all the touchdowns near the goal line. Not that White gets many opportunities around the goal line, as he only totaled 35 carries last year, but the lack of touchdowns destroyed his usability. If Newton is still under center in 2021, White's going to have similar problems. If Mac Jones were to take over as the starter, it might inject some life back into White, as the offense would certainly be passing the ball more.
1 week ago
Rashaad Penny Note
Rashaad Penny photo 52. Rashaad Penny SEA (at ARI)
It's not the start to his career that he hoped for, as Penny has totaled just 161 carries over his first three seasons in the league. While on the field, he was productive with his touches, but he failed to bounce back from his ACL injury in 2020, an injury that not many have had problems coming back from. It seemed he may finally get his opportunity to claim this backfield in 2021, but the Seahawks decided to re-sign Chris Carson to a pricey contract, locking Penny into the backup role. He's a solid handcuff, but one who hasn't been able to stay healthy himself.
1 week ago
Tarik Cohen Note
Tarik Cohen photo 53. Tarik Cohen CHI (at MIN)
Is it possible that Cohen is this generations Darren Sproles? Looking at their Boom, Bust, and Everything In Between numbers, they're nearly identical, as both posted RB2 or better numbers 39 percent of the time, though Cohen has delivered RB3 or better numbers 61 percent of the time to Sproles' 56 percent. Cohen is still in the same offense that gave him those numbers and with what should be a much better quarterback (regardless of Dalton or Fields) under center, leading a higher scoring offense. He's never going to be someone who wins you a fantasy league single-handedly, but he's someone who can certainly contribute in your flex spot, and he costs next to nothing.
1 week ago
Giovani Bernard Note
Giovani Bernard photo 54. Giovani Bernard TB (vs . CAR)
Some are expecting Bernard to come in and play a big role on passing downs for the Bucs, though it's tough to see where that's coming from after the team re-signed Leonard Fournette. While Ronald Jones was the best early-down back for that team last year, Fournette was the primary passing-down back. Sure, Bernard is better in that role, but then why re-sign Fournette? Whatever the case, Bernard is going to be nothing more than a third-down back who might help during bye weeks in PPR formats.
1 week ago
Sony Michel Note
Sony Michel photo 55. Sony Michel NE (at MIA)
How the mighty have fallen... Just a few years removed of being the Patriots first round pick, Michel finds himself fighting for touches in this backfield. It appears Damien Harris is the starter, while James White handles passing down work, and Rhamondre Stevenson and Michel fight for the scraps. Is it possible that Michel's injury last year has us overlooking his potential? He may have only had 79 carries last year, but he did average a massive 5.7 yards per carry on them. Maybe he's just better in a timeshare? This backfield is a mess, especially if Cam Newton is under center.
1 week ago
Marlon Mack Note
Marlon Mack photo 56. Marlon Mack IND (at JAC)
Mack is going to be a tough one to project in 2021, as he's returning from an Achilles injury, which used to be a career killer. It still might be, and it's not like Mack was lighting the world on fire before he suffered that injury. Jonathan Taylor is the lead back and Nyheim Hines will cap upside as the receiving back, so Mack is arguably just a second-tier handcuff who also has question marks about his health.
1 week ago
Kenneth Gainwell Note
Kenneth Gainwell photo 57. Kenneth Gainwell PHI (vs . DAL)
Gainwell was one of, if not the, best pass catching running backs in the draft. It's unfortunate to see him fall until the fifth round in the NFL Draft, as that doesn't guarantee him a whole lot of opportunity out of the gate, but given Nick Sirianni's ties to Frank Reich, we could see Gainwell in the Nyheim Hines role, which we know has value. The signing of Kerryon Johnson clouded his outlook though, making him just a late-round flier.
1 week ago
Darrel Williams Note
Darrel Williams photo 58. Darrel Williams KC (at DEN)
It's kind of crazy how fall Williams falls in drafts considering the offense he plays in. Should anything happen to Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Williams would step into a 15-touch role and be an every-week starter. He has very little until that happens, but that can be said about many handcuffs available. If you play in a league that has eight bench spots, Williams should have a spot at the end of it.
1 week ago
Salvon Ahmed Note
Salvon Ahmed photo 59. Salvon Ahmed MIA (vs . NE)
He's kind of gone under the radar this offseason, though it's odd because of how well he played when given the opportunity last year as Myles Gaskin's primary backup. He tallied 63 total touches, 291 total yards, and two touchdowns in the three games he played a big role, which is certainly enough to be started in fantasy. Worst case scenario is that he's a handcuff to Gaskin, who hasn't proven the ability to remain healthy in a workhorse role.
1 week ago
Joshua Kelley Note
Joshua Kelley photo 60. Joshua Kelley LAC (at LV)
He had his chance and likely blew it. Kelley acted as the early-down back for the Chargers last year, but wound up averaging more than 4.0 yards per carry just four times all season, including seven games averaging 3.1 or less yards per carry. Neither Justin Jackson nor Austin Ekeler had issues running behind the line, as both of them tallied 4.6 yards per carry. The Chargers also have a new coaching staff and drafted Larry Rountree in the 2021 draft, which could make Kelley expendable, or pushed down the depth chart.
1 week ago
Darrynton Evans Note
Darrynton Evans photo 61. Darrynton Evans TEN (at HOU)
I think most people were shocked when the Titans selected Evans in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft, though I figured it meant they were going to start to lighten the burden on Derrick Henry, as Evans profiled as a timeshare back. Instead, it was all Henry, all the time. Will that change with Arthur Smith out of town? It's possible. I'm expecting a bigger role on obvious passing downs, while carrying some solid handcuff value in a high-scoring offense.
1 week ago
Damien Williams Note
Damien Williams photo 62. Damien Williams CHI (at MIN)
Malcolm Brown Note
Malcolm Brown photo 63. Malcolm Brown MIA (vs . NE)
Brown's a role player, plain and simple. The Dolphins are going to give him touches; you don't sign a player for nearly $2 million to have him fourth on the running back depth chart. With that being said, he's not a sleeper candidate or anything, but rather someone who takes away some of the upside of players like Myles Gaskin.
1 week ago
Chuba Hubbard Note
Chuba Hubbard photo 64. Chuba Hubbard CAR (at TB)
Had Hubbard entered the NFL Draft a year earlier, he may have gone in the second round. But that's not what happened. He returned to school and had a weak 2020 season, leading him to fall to the end of the fourth round. He's certainly not getting much playing time with Christian McCaffrey healthy, but he should be the clear-cut handcuff, which had plenty of value last year in this offense (Mike Davis). Unfortunately, the Panthers offensive line continues to get worse, and it's tough to say Sam Darnold is an upgrade at quarterback, making Hubbard a mediocre handcuff in fantasy.
1 week ago
Carlos Hyde Note
Carlos Hyde photo 65. Carlos Hyde JAC (vs . IND)
Benny Snell Jr. Note
Benny Snell Jr. photo 66. Benny Snell Jr. PIT (at BAL)
Justin Jackson Note
Justin Jackson photo 67. Justin Jackson LAC (at LV)
Mark Ingram II Note
Mark Ingram II photo 68. Mark Ingram II HOU (vs . TEN)
Would Ingram have signed with the Texans had he known all the moves that have taken place? I'm guessing not. He's now stuck on a depth chart that has David Johnson, Phillip Lindsay, and Rex Burkhead on it, while Tyrod Taylor is under center on what's expected to be a low-scoring Texans offense. You should avoid the Texans if you can help it, especially Ingram.
1 week ago
Wayne Gallman Note
Wayne Gallman photo 69. Wayne Gallman SF (at LAR)
I was really hoping Gallman would get an opportunity somewhere after flashing his ability in 2020 where he talled double-digit PPR points in seven straight games after taking over for Saquon Barkley and Devonta Freeman. Unfortunately, he landed on a depth chart that's now crowded with Raheem Mostert, Trey Sermon, Jeff Wilson, and Elijah Mitchell. The injury to Wilson that'll keep him out at the start of the season likely holds a roster spot for Gallman, but he still likely needs another injury to be relevant.
1 week ago
La'Mical Perine Note
La'Mical Perine photo 70. La'Mical Perine NYJ (at BUF)
Jerick McKinnon Note
Jerick McKinnon photo 71. Jerick McKinnon KC (at DEN)
Jeff Wilson Jr. Note
Jeff Wilson Jr. photo 72. Jeff Wilson Jr. SF (at LAR)
So much for a potential breakout season for Wilson. He tore his meniscus while weightlifting in May, which required surgery that'll keep him on the shelf for 4-6 months, meaning he'll miss the start of the season (and maybe the whole thing). The 49ers drafted Trey Sermon in the third round, still have Raheem Mostert, and added Wayne Gallman in free agency, so they're not hurting at running back with Wilson out. He's undraftable.
1 week ago
Kerryon Johnson Note
Kerryon Johnson photo 73. Kerryon Johnson PHI (vs . DAL)
It's obviously never a good thing to see a running back cut from his rookie contract, but that's what happened with Johnson and the Lions. The Eagles were quick to snag him after that, but it's another timeshare situation where he's clearly the No. 2 back behind Miles Sanders. When you add in Kenneth Gainwell as the best receiving option, it's difficult to say where Johnson fits in. He'll need an injury to be fantasy relevant.
1 week ago
Rhamondre Stevenson Note
Rhamondre Stevenson photo 74. Rhamondre Stevenson NE (at MIA)
Javian Hawkins Note
Javian Hawkins photo 75. Javian Hawkins ATL (vs . NO)
Everyone who scouted this year's class of running backs knew that Hawkins wouldn't be a workhorse running back anywhere, but he was a shifty back who might be a decent timeshare back in the right offense. Landing with Arthur Smith on the Falcons depth chart may have been his best shot at relevance, as the Falcons have almost no depth behind Mike Davis. I wouldn't expect more than 5-8 touches without injury, but he's a name worth monitoring if Davis were to miss time.
1 week ago
Boston Scott Note
Boston Scott photo 76. Boston Scott PHI (vs . DAL)
He went from a player who had the passing-down back role locked down at the start of the offseason, but we've watched that fade as we move throughout the offseason. The addition of Kenneth Gainwell in the draft was always going to be a problem, as Gainwell was arguably the best pass-catching back in the draft class. Not just Gainwell, though, as the team also signed Kerryon Johnson once the Lions released him. Opportunity is fading for Scott, who's nowhere near the redraft radar at this point.
1 week ago
Matt Breida Note
Matt Breida photo 77. Matt Breida BUF (vs . NYJ)
Anthony McFarland Jr. Note
Anthony McFarland Jr. photo 78. Anthony McFarland Jr. PIT (at BAL)
Ty Johnson Note
Ty Johnson photo 79. Ty Johnson NYJ (at BUF)
Devontae Booker Note
Devontae Booker photo 80. Devontae Booker NYG (vs . WAS)
After exiting Denver's mess to join Las Vegas, most assumed Booker's career was nearing an end, but he was solid with them, averaging 4.5 yards per carry and eating into Josh Jacobs' workload a bit. While I don't expect the same thing to happen with the Giants, he's the clear No. 2 on their depth chart behind Saquon Barkley, who's had plenty of health concerns in his short career.
1 week ago
Ke'Shawn Vaughn Note
Ke'Shawn Vaughn photo 81. Ke'Shawn Vaughn TB (vs . CAR)
Samaje Perine Note
Samaje Perine photo 82. Samaje Perine CIN (at CLE)
DeeJay Dallas Note
DeeJay Dallas photo 83. DeeJay Dallas SEA (at ARI)
Once Chris Carson re-signed with the Seahawks, almost all hope for Dallas went out the window. Carson is clearly the lead back, while Rashaad Penny is fully rehabbed from his ACL injury, making Dallas the No. 3 option at best, and he'd still likely have to fight with Alex Collins and/or Travis Homer for that job.
1 week ago
Brian Hill Note
Brian Hill photo 84. Brian Hill TEN (at HOU)
Jalen Richard Note
Jalen Richard photo 85. Jalen Richard LV (vs . LAC)
Justice Hill Note
Justice Hill photo 86. Justice Hill BAL (vs . PIT)
Rex Burkhead Note
Rex Burkhead photo 87. Rex Burkhead HOU (vs . TEN)
Burkhead is a talented player, particularly in the receiving game, but he's struggled to stay healthy throughout his career. He now finds himself in about as bad a situation as he could, playing for a poor Texans team with a crowded running back room, which includes David Johnson, Mark Ingram, and Phillip Lindsay. If one or more of those backs get cut, then Burkhead could have some value by default, but until or unless that happens, he can be ignored in fantasy circles.
2 weeks ago
Kalen Ballage Note
Kalen Ballage photo 88. Kalen Ballage PIT (at BAL)
Eno Benjamin Note
Eno Benjamin photo 89. Eno Benjamin ARI (vs . SEA)
Le'Veon Bell Note
Le'Veon Bell photo 90. Le'Veon Bell FA (BYE)
Todd Gurley II Note
Todd Gurley II photo 91. Todd Gurley II FA (BYE)
Jordan Wilkins Note
Jordan Wilkins photo 92. Jordan Wilkins IND (at JAC)
Duke Johnson Jr. Note
Duke Johnson Jr. photo 93. Duke Johnson Jr. FA (BYE)
Jordan Howard Note
Jordan Howard photo 94. Jordan Howard PHI (vs . DAL)
Ito Smith Note
Ito Smith photo 95. Ito Smith FA (BYE)
Xavier Jones Note
Xavier Jones photo 96. Xavier Jones LAR (vs . SF)
Once we heard about Cam Akers' injury, we were wondering who the Rams would sign/go after, but they've said they're staying put for now and that they're happy with last year's undrafted free agent Xavier Jones behind Darrell Henderson. We still have plenty of time for them to sign another running back, but for the time being, Jones should be viewed as the primary handcuff to Henderson.
1 week ago
Peyton Barber Note
Peyton Barber photo 97. Peyton Barber WAS (at NYG)
Adrian Peterson Note
Adrian Peterson photo 98. Adrian Peterson FA (BYE)
Jermar Jefferson Note
Jermar Jefferson photo 99. Jermar Jefferson DET (vs . GB)
Chris Thompson Note
Chris Thompson photo 100. Chris Thompson FA (BYE)
Larry Rountree III Note
Larry Rountree III photo 101. Larry Rountree III LAC (at LV)
Qadree Ollison Note
Qadree Ollison photo 102. Qadree Ollison ATL (vs . NO)
Elijah Mitchell Note
Elijah Mitchell photo 103. Elijah Mitchell SF (at LAR)
Mike Boone Note
Mike Boone photo 104. Mike Boone DEN (vs . KC)
Royce Freeman Note
Royce Freeman photo 105. Royce Freeman DEN (vs . KC)
Chris Evans Note
Chris Evans photo 106. Chris Evans CIN (at CLE)
Jake Funk Note
Jake Funk photo 107. Jake Funk LAR (vs . SF)
Dare Ogunbowale Note
Dare Ogunbowale photo 108. Dare Ogunbowale JAC (vs . IND)
Devine Ozigbo Note
Devine Ozigbo photo 109. Devine Ozigbo JAC (vs . IND)
Khalil Herbert Note
Khalil Herbert photo 110. Khalil Herbert CHI (at MIN)
Bryce Love Note
Bryce Love photo 111. Bryce Love FA (BYE)
Kylin Hill Note
Kylin Hill photo 112. Kylin Hill GB (at DET)
Frank Gore Note
Frank Gore photo 113. Frank Gore FA (BYE)
Darwin Thompson Note
Darwin Thompson photo 114. Darwin Thompson KC (at DEN)
Kene Nwangwu Note
Kene Nwangwu photo 115. Kene Nwangwu MIN (vs . CHI)
LeSean McCoy Note
LeSean McCoy photo 116. LeSean McCoy FA (BYE)
Jaret Patterson Note
Jaret Patterson photo 117. Jaret Patterson WAS (at NYG)
Gerrid Doaks Note
Gerrid Doaks photo 118. Gerrid Doaks MIA (vs . NE)
Travis Homer Note
Travis Homer photo 119. Travis Homer SEA (at ARI)
Gary Brightwell Note
Gary Brightwell photo 120. Gary Brightwell NYG (vs . WAS)
Raymond Calais Note
Raymond Calais photo 121. Raymond Calais LAR (vs . SF)
Kyle Juszczyk Note
Kyle Juszczyk photo 122. Kyle Juszczyk SF (at LAR)
Jaylen Samuels Note
Jaylen Samuels photo 123. Jaylen Samuels PIT (at BAL)
Alex Collins Note
Alex Collins photo 124. Alex Collins SEA (at ARI)
Devonta Freeman Note
Devonta Freeman photo 125. Devonta Freeman NO (at ATL)
Stevie Scott III Note
Stevie Scott III photo 126. Stevie Scott III NO (at ATL)
Trayveon Williams Note
Trayveon Williams photo 127. Trayveon Williams CIN (at CLE)
JaMycal Hasty Note
JaMycal Hasty photo 128. JaMycal Hasty SF (at LAR)
Ty Montgomery Note
Ty Montgomery photo 129. Ty Montgomery NO (at ATL)
Ameer Abdullah Note
Ameer Abdullah photo 130. Ameer Abdullah MIN (vs . CHI)
Trey Ragas Note
Trey Ragas photo 131. Trey Ragas LV (vs . LAC)
D'Ernest Johnson Note
D'Ernest Johnson photo 132. D'Ernest Johnson CLE (vs . CIN)
Dion Lewis Note
Dion Lewis photo 133. Dion Lewis FA (BYE)
Pooka Williams Jr. Note
Pooka Williams Jr. photo 134. Pooka Williams Jr. CIN (at CLE)
Corey Clement Note
Corey Clement photo 135. Corey Clement NYG (vs . WAS)
Jeremy McNichols Note
Jeremy McNichols photo 136. Jeremy McNichols TEN (at HOU)
Patrick Laird Note
Patrick Laird photo 137. Patrick Laird MIA (vs . NE)
Alec Ingold Note
Alec Ingold photo 138. Alec Ingold LV (vs . LAC)
Patrick Ricard Note
Patrick Ricard photo 139. Patrick Ricard BAL (vs . PIT)
D'Onta Foreman Note
D'Onta Foreman photo 140. D'Onta Foreman FA (BYE)
T.J. Yeldon Note
T.J. Yeldon photo 141. T.J. Yeldon FA (BYE)
Elijah McGuire Note
Elijah McGuire photo 142. Elijah McGuire KC (at DEN)
Rico Dowdle Note
Rico Dowdle photo 143. Rico Dowdle DAL (at PHI)
C.J. Ham Note
C.J. Ham photo 144. C.J. Ham MIN (vs . CHI)
Reggie Bonnafon Note
Reggie Bonnafon photo 145. Reggie Bonnafon CAR (at TB)
Khari Blasingame Note
Khari Blasingame photo 146. Khari Blasingame TEN (at HOU)
Trenton Cannon Note
Trenton Cannon photo 147. Trenton Cannon CAR (at TB)
Antonio Williams Note
Antonio Williams photo 148. Antonio Williams BUF (vs . NYJ)
Keith Smith Note
Keith Smith photo 149. Keith Smith ATL (vs . NO)
Tony Brooks-James Note
Tony Brooks-James photo 150. Tony Brooks-James PIT (at BAL)
Josh Adams Note
Josh Adams photo 151. Josh Adams NYJ (at BUF)
Ryquell Armstead Note
Ryquell Armstead photo 152. Ryquell Armstead FA (BYE)
Michael Burton Note
Michael Burton photo 153. Michael Burton KC (at DEN)
Rodney Smith Note
Rodney Smith photo 154. Rodney Smith CAR (at TB)
DeAndre Washington Note
DeAndre Washington photo 155. DeAndre Washington FA (BYE)
Buddy Howell Note
Buddy Howell photo 156. Buddy Howell HOU (vs . TEN)
Ty'Son Williams Note
Ty'Son Williams photo 157. Ty'Son Williams BAL (vs . PIT)
J.J. Taylor Note
J.J. Taylor photo 158. J.J. Taylor NE (at MIA)
Andy Janovich Note
Andy Janovich photo 159. Andy Janovich CLE (vs . CIN)
Lamar Miller Note
Lamar Miller photo 160. Lamar Miller WAS (at NYG)
Dedrick Mills Note
Dedrick Mills photo 161. Dedrick Mills DET (vs . GB)
Jacques Patrick Note
Jacques Patrick photo 162. Jacques Patrick CIN (at CLE)
Theo Riddick Note
Theo Riddick photo 163. Theo Riddick LV (vs . LAC)
Note
 photo 164. (BYE)
Bowden's rookie season was bizarre. He was drafted by the Raiders in the third round only to get shipped to Miami before the season began. Although the Dolphins were in need of playmakers, Bowden did little in his 10 games, with just nine carries and 28 receptions. He's a versatile player and can make things happen when the ball in his hands, but with the Dolphins adding Will Fuller and drafting Jaylen Waddle, and Myles Gaskin and Salvon Ahmed in the backfield, there's almost no chance for Bowden to have fantasy value this year absent multiple injuries ahead of him.
2 weeks ago
Jakob Johnson Note
Jakob Johnson photo 165. Jakob Johnson NE (at MIA)
Taiwan Jones Note
Taiwan Jones photo 166. Taiwan Jones BUF (vs . NYJ)
Brandon Bolden Note
Brandon Bolden photo 167. Brandon Bolden NE (at MIA)
Otis Anderson Jr. Note
Otis Anderson Jr. photo 168. Otis Anderson Jr. LAR (vs . SF)
Bo Scarbrough Note
Bo Scarbrough photo 169. Bo Scarbrough FA (BYE)
Jonathan Ward Note
Jonathan Ward photo 170. Jonathan Ward ARI (vs . SEA)
Dwayne Washington Note
Dwayne Washington photo 171. Dwayne Washington NO (at ATL)
Dexter Williams Note
Dexter Williams photo 172. Dexter Williams GB (at DET)
Alex Armah Note
Alex Armah photo 173. Alex Armah NO (at ATL)
Caleb Huntley Note
Caleb Huntley photo 174. Caleb Huntley ATL (vs . NO)
Brenden Knox Note
Brenden Knox photo 175. Brenden Knox DAL (at PHI)
Rakeem Boyd Note
Rakeem Boyd photo 176. Rakeem Boyd FA (BYE)
JaQuan Hardy Note
JaQuan Hardy photo 177. JaQuan Hardy DAL (at PHI)
Derek Watt Note
Derek Watt photo 178. Derek Watt PIT (at BAL)
Troymaine Pope Note
Troymaine Pope photo 179. Troymaine Pope TB (vs . CAR)
Sewo Olonilua Note
Sewo Olonilua photo 180. Sewo Olonilua DAL (at PHI)
Tre Harbison Note
Tre Harbison photo 181. Tre Harbison CLE (vs . CIN)
John Kelly Note
John Kelly photo 182. John Kelly CLE (vs . CIN)
Austin Walter Note
Austin Walter photo 183. Austin Walter NYJ (at BUF)
Mekhi Sargent Note
Mekhi Sargent photo 184. Mekhi Sargent TEN (at HOU)
Ryan Nall Note
Ryan Nall photo 185. Ryan Nall CHI (at MIN)
Dontrell Hilliard Note
Dontrell Hilliard photo 186. Dontrell Hilliard HOU (vs . TEN)
Michael Warren II Note
Michael Warren II photo 187. Michael Warren II DET (vs . GB)
Scottie Phillips Note
Scottie Phillips photo 188. Scottie Phillips HOU (vs . TEN)
Reggie Gilliam Note
Reggie Gilliam photo 189. Reggie Gilliam BUF (vs . NYJ)
Tony Jones Jr. Note
Tony Jones Jr. photo 190. Tony Jones Jr. NO (at ATL)
Artavis Pierce Note
Artavis Pierce photo 191. Artavis Pierce CHI (at MIN)
C.J. Prosise Note
C.J. Prosise photo 192. C.J. Prosise TB (vs . CAR)
Note
 photo 193. (BYE)
Elijhaa Penny Note
Elijhaa Penny photo 194. Elijhaa Penny NYG (vs . WAS)
Cullen Gillaspia Note
Cullen Gillaspia photo 195. Cullen Gillaspia NYG (vs . WAS)
Jonathan Williams Note
Jonathan Williams photo 196. Jonathan Williams WAS (at NYG)
Jason Huntley Note
Jason Huntley photo 197. Jason Huntley PHI (vs . DAL)
Tavien Feaster Note
Tavien Feaster photo 198. Tavien Feaster ARI (vs . SEA)
Jordan Scarlett Note
Jordan Scarlett photo 199. Jordan Scarlett MIA (vs . NE)
Alfred Morris Note
Alfred Morris photo 200. Alfred Morris NYG (vs . WAS)
Darius Anderson Note
Darius Anderson photo 201. Darius Anderson IND (at JAC)
Ben Mason Note
Ben Mason photo 202. Ben Mason BAL (vs . PIT)
Nate McCrary Note
Nate McCrary photo 203. Nate McCrary BAL (vs . PIT)
Darius Bradwell Note
Darius Bradwell photo 204. Darius Bradwell LAC (at LV)
LeVante Bellamy Note
LeVante Bellamy photo 205. LeVante Bellamy DEN (vs . KC)
Deon Jackson Note
Deon Jackson photo 206. Deon Jackson IND (at JAC)
Wendell Smallwood Note
Wendell Smallwood photo 207. Wendell Smallwood FA (BYE)
Chandler Cox Note
Chandler Cox photo 208. Chandler Cox FA (BYE)
Johnny Stanton Note
Johnny Stanton photo 209. Johnny Stanton CLE (vs . CIN)
Damarea Crockett Note
Damarea Crockett photo 210. Damarea Crockett DEN (vs . KC)
Khalfani Muhammad Note
Khalfani Muhammad photo 211. Khalfani Muhammad ARI (vs . SEA)
Adrian Killins Jr. Note
Adrian Killins Jr. photo 212. Adrian Killins Jr. PHI (vs . DAL)
Patrick Taylor Jr. Note
Patrick Taylor Jr. photo 213. Patrick Taylor Jr. GB (at DET)
Tyler Ervin Note
Tyler Ervin photo 214. Tyler Ervin FA (BYE)
A.J. Rose Note
A.J. Rose photo 215. A.J. Rose MIN (vs . CHI)
Derrick Gore Note
Derrick Gore photo 216. Derrick Gore KC (at DEN)
Christian Wade Note
Christian Wade photo 217. Christian Wade BUF (vs . NYJ)
CJ Marable Note
CJ Marable photo 218. CJ Marable CHI (at MIN)
Taquan Mizzell Note
Taquan Mizzell photo 219. Taquan Mizzell NYG (vs . WAS)
Sandro Platzgummer Note
Sandro Platzgummer photo 220. Sandro Platzgummer NYG (vs . WAS)
Darius Clark Note
Darius Clark photo 221. Darius Clark CAR (at TB)
Tory Carter Note
Tory Carter photo 222. Tory Carter TEN (at HOU)
Nick Ralston Note
Nick Ralston photo 223. Nick Ralston DAL (at PHI)
Nathan Cottrell Note
Nathan Cottrell photo 224. Nathan Cottrell JAC (vs . IND)
Garrett Groshek Note
Garrett Groshek photo 225. Garrett Groshek LV (vs . LAC)
Adam Prentice Note
Adam Prentice photo 226. Adam Prentice DEN (vs . KC)
Matthew Tucker Note
Matthew Tucker photo 227. Matthew Tucker FA (BYE)
Spencer Brown Note
Spencer Brown photo 228. Spencer Brown CAR (at TB)
Elijah Holyfield Note
Elijah Holyfield photo 229. Elijah Holyfield PHI (vs . DAL)
Josh Johnson Note
Josh Johnson photo 230. Josh Johnson SEA (at ARI)
Trey Edmunds Note
Trey Edmunds photo 231. Trey Edmunds PIT (at BAL)
Jonathan Ward Note
Jonathan Ward photo 232. Jonathan Ward FA (BYE)