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2020 Rest of Season Rankings
Alvin Kamara Note
Alvin Kamara photo 1. Alvin Kamara NO (at CAR)
Those preseason concerns over Kamara seem foolish now, as he's totaled four touchdowns and four receptions through the Saints' first two games. He's the key cog in the New Orleans offense right now, especially with Michael Thomas battling a high-ankle sprain, and he should continue to be a top-four back in fantasy so long as he remains healthy.
4 weeks ago
Derrick Henry Note
Derrick Henry photo 2. Derrick Henry TEN (at HOU)
Henry led the NFL in carries, rushing yards, and touchdowns last season, and continued to smash into the playoffs. With Ryan Tannehill back under center and continuity along the offensive line (other than the swap of Jack Conklin for Isaiah Wilson), there's every reason for Henry to have a big year. He'll never factor in heavily in the passing game so has more value in standard rather than half- or full-PPR formats. But he's a strong RB1 with little risk regardless.
6 weeks ago
Ezekiel Elliott Note
Ezekiel Elliott photo 3. Ezekiel Elliott DAL (at NYG)
Elliott has been exactly as advertised all season long. 25-plus touches per game and touchdowns galore should continue throughout the season. With injuries to Christian McCaffrey and Saquon Barkley, Elliott should be considered the top running back in the game until further notice.
4 weeks ago
Aaron Jones Note
Aaron Jones photo 4. Aaron Jones GB (at CHI)
Jones still isn't seeing quite the snaps of other running backs in his range fantasy-wise, but it doesn't matter. His absurd performance against the Lions notwithstanding, Jones should be locked in as an RB1 every single week, as he is heavily involved whenever he's on the field and gets the goal-line work. Your buy-low window has slammed shut.
4 weeks ago
Dalvin Cook Note
Dalvin Cook photo 5. Dalvin Cook MIN (at DET)
Cook will miss Week 6's game against the Falcons with a groin injury. With a bye in Week 7, all the tea leaves indicate that Cook will miss just the one game, and be back strong in Week 8. For now, however, bump him down slightly in your rest-of-season rankings just in case.
6 days ago
Chris Carson Note
Chris Carson photo 6. Chris Carson SEA (at SF)
Carson looks to be good to go despite his ugly-looking knee injury in Week 3. He isn't getting quite the volume on the ground that fantasy managers expected with the "let Russ cook" movement winning out, but his involvement in the passing game and overall efficiency of the Seattle offense keeps him locked in RB2 status.
3 weeks ago
Josh Jacobs Note
Josh Jacobs photo 7. Josh Jacobs LV (at DEN)
Jacobs had an excellent rookie season, despite missing three games with injury. He flashed explosiveness and the ability to continue to gain yards after contact. To the extent there was a downside, it's that he barely factored in as a receiver (just 27 targets). Although he's expressed a desire to be far more involved in the passing game, the presence of pass-catching running backs, including Jalen Richard, makes that less likely, though the recent trade of Lynn Bowden Jr. helps Jacobs' cause in that regard. Regardless of any increased work in the passing game, Jacob should have a workhorse role and be drafted as a borderline RB1.
6 weeks ago
Christian McCaffrey Note
Christian McCaffrey photo 8. Christian McCaffrey CAR (vs . NO)
McCaffrey suffered a high ankle sprain against the Bucs, has been placed on IR, and will miss several weeks (4-6), according to reports. You're obviously not dropping him, but it's an enormous blow to every fantasy manager who undoubtedly took him first overall. Remember that McCaffrey's timetable still leaves him available for at least the entire second half of the season, so managers with strong depth can do their best to stay afloat and survive until they can make a second-half push.
4 weeks ago
Jonathan Taylor Note
Jonathan Taylor photo 9. Jonathan Taylor IND (vs . JAC)
With the season-ending injury to Marlon Mack, Taylor's time is now. His rushing numbers weren't overly impressive against the Jaguars, but he factored in heavily in the receiving game and looked dynamic in space. He's a borderline RB1 going forward and, although fantasy managers may have expected this eventually, those rostering Taylor get their reward early.
6 weeks ago
Joe Mixon Note
Joe Mixon photo 10. Joe Mixon CIN (vs . BAL)
Mixon was a major disappointment for the first few weeks of the season, before he exploded in Week 4 against the Jaguars. The offensive line for Cincinnati is poor, but so long as the Bengals commit to getting Mixon the ball anywhere close to the level they did in Week 4, he should return RB1 value for the remainder of the season.
3 weeks ago
James Conner Note
James Conner photo 11. James Conner PIT (at CLE)
Conner continues to produce each and every week. He may dominate from a yards-per-carry average at every turn, but he gets plenty of goal-line looks on a team that often plays from ahead. He's a locked-in strong RB2.
2 weeks ago
Kareem Hunt Note
Kareem Hunt photo 12. Kareem Hunt CLE (vs . PIT)
After the disappointing performance in Week 6, you might be able to get Hunt cheaper than you should. Look, he's not going to come cheap, but remember you'd be buying what might be the No. 1 fantasy running back over the next two weeks when Hunt plays the Bengals and the Raiders, two teams that have been obliterated by running backs. There will be no "buy low" window for him after Week 7.
5 days ago
James Robinson Note
James Robinson photo 13. James Robinson JAC (at IND)
We may have passed that period where Robinson appeared to be much better than average. Over the last two weeks, in two phenomenal matchups against the Texans and Lions, he's turned 25 carries into just 77 yards. Fortunately, he caught a touchdown last week to salvage his fantasy day, and maybe provide you with an opportunity to sell. You shouldn't give him away considering how hard it is to find a running back who's guaranteed 15-plus touches per game, but maybe include him in a package to upgrade at the position.
5 days ago
Miles Sanders Note
Miles Sanders photo 14. Miles Sanders PHI (vs . WAS)
Sanders injured his knee in Week 6 against the Ravens and is scheduled to undergo an MRI. The Eagles are reportedly concerned about the severity of the injury and, at the very least, fantasy managers can expect him to miss Week 7, as it's a Thursday game against the Giants.
5 days ago
Clyde Edwards-Helaire Note
Clyde Edwards-Helaire photo 15. Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC (vs . LAC)
Edwards-Helaire has had a fine season, although perhaps not the dominant one fantasy owners foresaw after Week 1. But now, with the Chiefs signing Le'Veon Bell, Edward-Helaire's value takes an immediate hit. He'll still get plenty of carries and be the back to roster in Kansas City, but he's no longer an RB1. Consider him a strong RB2 for now until we know exactly how the backfield will break down.
1 week ago
Ronald Jones II Note
Ronald Jones II photo 16. Ronald Jones II TB (vs . ATL)
Some might be thinking "it's time to sell Jones before he screws up and gets benched again." WIth the way he's played over the last month, he's earned himself a much longer leash going forward. Meanwhile, the best attribute a running back can have is availability, which is something Leonard Fournette has not been. With the lack of true workhorses in the NFL right now, Jones should be considered a somewhat stable RB2 right now.
5 days ago
Todd Gurley II Note
Todd Gurley II photo 17. Todd Gurley II ATL (at TB)
Gurley is getting the volume, but he has absolutely no involvement in the passing game, with just three receiving yards through three games. He's also begun to lose some snaps to Brian Hill. Still, Gurley's locked-in floor of touches keeps him as an RB2, albeit one that lacks the upside of most others.
3 weeks ago
Kenyan Drake Note
Kenyan Drake photo 18. Kenyan Drake ARI (at LAR)
Drake hasn't been quite as dominant as expected in the early going of the season, with the Cardinals leaning into the pass a bit more than expected and Kyler Murray stealing some rushing touchdowns. But Drake's floor is high given hi workload, and in the right matchup, he should still put up big numbers. Expect him to perform as a strong RB2 for the rest of the season.
3 weeks ago
David Montgomery Note
David Montgomery photo 19. David Montgomery CHI (vs . GB)
Montgomery had a rough 2019 season, but there are plenty of reasons to expect him to be much better in 2020. He has no real competition for carries, he was used heavily within the 10-yard line last year, and the entire Chicago offense should be better either because Mitch Trubisky improves or the team benches him eventually for Nick Foles. Although his season-long outlook is good, he suffered a groin injury in camp and is expected to miss 2-to-4 weeks, putting Week 1 in jeopardy. Unless the Bears sign another running back of significance, however, you can draft Montgomery and expect him to be back at full strength shortly after the start of the season. Take the draft day discount, however, and target him more as a mid-tier Flex play.
6 weeks ago
David Johnson Note
David Johnson photo 20. David Johnson HOU (vs . TEN)
Johnson looked quick and decisive in his first game against the Chiefs, scoring a touchdown and gaining over 100 total yards. At least for now, he answered questions about his effectiveness when healthy, and should be a rock solid RB2 until or unless he deals with injury concerns.
6 weeks ago
Melvin Gordon III Note
Melvin Gordon III photo 21. Melvin Gordon III DEN (vs . LV)
Gordon was charged with a DUI on October 13th, and is likely facing a suspension (rumored at three games as of now). For now, assume he plays again this year and continue to roster him, but find another option for the short-term. Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman should see increased workloads.
1 week ago
Raheem Mostert Note
Raheem Mostert photo 22. Raheem Mostert SF (vs . SEA)
Mostert suffered a high-ankle sprain and is likely headed to IR. It's a tough break for a player who could be an RB1 if he could simply stay healthy. Don't drop Mostert, but be prepared to be without him for at least three weeks.
4 days ago
Myles Gaskin Note
Myles Gaskin photo 23. Myles Gaskin MIA (at BUF)
With Jordan Howard being a healthy inactive in Weeks 5 and 6, Gaskin has dominated the backfield touches. His usage in the passing game gives him an extremely high floor, and so long as he continues to get the goal-line work, he should be an RB2 each and every week.
5 days ago
Antonio Gibson Note
Antonio Gibson photo 24. Antonio Gibson WAS (at PHI)
Gibson looked to have plenty of roadblocks to fantasy-relevance, but with both Derrius Guice and Adrian Peterson being released, his path is far more clear. He isn't going to be a workhorse back - he only had a handful of carries in college and is dangerous as a receiver. But he should see plenty of touches overall and be worthy of being a Flex play in most leagues.
6 weeks ago
Devonta Freeman Note
Devonta Freeman photo 25. Devonta Freeman NYG (vs . DAL)
Freeman looks better each and every week with the Giants, and with the slate of opposing defenses beginning to lighten up for the Giants, the production is beginning to follow. Freeman looks rested and spry, and should continue to see the bulk of the carries for the Giants going forward.
2 weeks ago
Le'Veon Bell Note
Le'Veon Bell photo 26. Le'Veon Bell KC (vs . LAC)
Everyone is flocking to Bell now that he's with the high-scoring Cheifs offense, but this could be your opportunity to cash in and sell high. The Chiefs offensive line hasn't been good this year, as Clyde Edwards-Helaire has been a top-10 running back in terms of broken tackles, yet still hasn't lived up to expectations. Bell is not one for breaking many tackles, especially this late in his career. He will likely steal some of the passing-down work and get some carries, but it's hard seeing him have more value than Edwards-Helaire. Is there an opportunity? Sure, but the way everyone's talking about Bell, they think it's a guarantee. Use Bell's name value to move him.
5 days ago
Devin Singletary Note
Devin Singletary photo 27. Devin Singletary BUF (vs . MIA)
Darrell Henderson Note
Darrell Henderson photo 28. Darrell Henderson LAR (vs . ARI)
Henderson was an afterthought after Week 1, but then proceeded to have a monstrous Week 2 against the Eagles. It's the same story as it was with Malcolm Brown after Week 1: Henderson has a chance to be an incredibly valuable fantasy running back, or he could return to part of a committee in the near future. He should be rostered, but he needs to perform well in the next game or two to solidify his role.
5 weeks ago
D'Andre Swift Note
D'Andre Swift photo 29. D'Andre Swift DET (vs . MIN)
There will be a lot of people who think, "Hey, the Lions finally realized what they have in Swift during their bye week!" I said that would be a possibility last week, but I'm using this as an opportunity to sell high. Do you know how many touches the Lions running backs had last week? 38 of them. Swift saw 17 of them, or 44.7 percent. Do you know how many touches this Lions backfield averaged coming into this game? 26.5 of them. Applying Week 6's touch share, Swift would project for 11.9 touches per game, which isn't a whole lot. He's fine as an RB3/flex option but if you can find someone to buy him off his big game for RB2 value, you should consider it.
5 days ago
Justin Jackson Note
Justin Jackson photo 30. Justin Jackson LAC (at KC)
Jackson shined in the first game without Austin Ekeler, totaling nearly 60% of the snaps and gaining 94 yards. He looked far more explosive than Joshua Kelley, and could be on the verge of taking hold of the Chargers backfield for the next several weeks. With Los Angeles on bye in Week 6, fantasy managers will need to wait to see whether this performance is sustainable, but Jackson should be added everywhere at the very least.
2 weeks ago
Latavius Murray Note
Latavius Murray photo 31. Latavius Murray NO (at CAR)
Mike Davis Note
Mike Davis photo 32. Mike Davis CAR (vs . NO)
Davis should be in line to see the majority of touches in the Carolina backfield when Christian McCaffrey on IR with a high-ankle sprain. Davis won't replace McCaffrey's production, but his ability to chip in as a pass-catcher should give him a fairly high floor. In the right matchup, he should earn RB2 status.
4 weeks ago
Joshua Kelley Note
Joshua Kelley photo 33. Joshua Kelley LAC (at KC)
Kelley didn't get it done in his first shot after Austin Ekeler's injury. He played just 35% of the snaps and gained just 38 total yards against the Saints. The Chargers have a bye in Week 6 so fantasy managers will need to wait to see whether this was a one-off or a trend, but it will be difficult to trust Kelley going forward until we see both increased usage and better production.
2 weeks ago
Nick Chubb Note
Nick Chubb photo 34. Nick Chubb CLE (vs . PIT)
Chubb suffered an MCL injury in Week 4 and is being placed on IR. He is expected to miss about six weeks of action. Obviously, fantasy managers want to do what they can to hold Chubb on their rosters, and he should be a strong option down the stretch if managers can afford to wait that long.
3 weeks ago
Phillip Lindsay Note
Phillip Lindsay photo 35. Phillip Lindsay DEN (vs . LV)
With Melvin Gordon potentially facing a suspension after being charged with a DUI, Lindsay looks likely to inherit a large workload, similar to what he saw last year. Now past his bye with Drew Lock back, Lindsay could find himself in RB2 territory until Gordon returns, if he does this year.
1 week ago
Mark Ingram II Note
Mark Ingram II photo 36. Mark Ingram II BAL (at CIN)
Ingram suffered a mid-to-high ankle sprain against the Eagles. With a bye week on tap for Week 7, he has two weeks to get healthy, and the early word is somewhat promising. Of course, even at his best, Ingram is only a Flex play this year, so fantasy managers would be wise to look for other options anyway.
3 days ago
Adrian Peterson Note
Adrian Peterson photo 37. Adrian Peterson DET (vs . MIN)
Peterson had a great first game with the Lions, dominating the carries and factoring into the passing game. Eventually, D'Andre Swift should take over the lead role, but for now, expect Peterson to lead the backfield in touches. That's not the mot desirable situation for fantasy, but it's also not something that can be entirely ignored. Add Peterson if he's available and start him if you're utterly desperate.
5 weeks ago
Jerick McKinnon Note
Jerick McKinnon photo 38. Jerick McKinnon SF (vs . SEA)
McKinnon has looked very good in his limited touches, and he should get the chance at a more featured role with both Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman set to miss time. McKinnon is not going to be a workhorse back - not given his size and how much time he has missed because of injuries. But he's a must-add in nearly all formats, and should be in line for a 15-touch role at least until Mostert returns.
5 weeks ago
Austin Ekeler Note
Austin Ekeler photo 39. Austin Ekeler LAC (at KC)
Ekeler suffered a Grade-2 hamstring injury and a hyperextended knee in Week 4 and has been placed on IR and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. It's a huge blow for the Chargers and, of course, Ekeler. He'll go on IR, where fantasy managers should obviously find a way to stash him.
2 weeks ago
Chase Edmonds Note
Chase Edmonds photo 40. Chase Edmonds ARI (at LAR)
Edmonds enters the season in a familiar spot - as a fairly decent handcuff who could have enormous value (such as in Week 7 against the Giants last year) if the starter gets injured. Absent an injury to Kenyan Drake, Edmonds should see only a handful of touches per game and provide little fantasy value. If Drake does get injured, however, Edmonds has the chance to excel, given the Cardinals' addition of DeAndre Hopkins likely opening up running lanes, along with another year of growth from Kyler Murray. He's worth drafting as a handcuff in deeper formats.
6 weeks ago
Alexander Mattison Note
Alexander Mattison photo 41. Alexander Mattison MIN (at DET)
Mattison flopped in a soft matchup against the Falcons, and with a bye on tap in Week 7 and Dalvin Cook's injury looking mild, Mattison may have wasted his one shot at fantasy relevance this year. Continue to roster him as a handcuff despite his disappointing effort against Atlanta, but you obviously can't take a chance on starting him unless Cook misses the game.
5 days ago
Leonard Fournette Note
Leonard Fournette photo 42. Leonard Fournette TB (vs . ATL)
Fournette looked to have a prime shot at taking over the Tampa Bay backfield, but he floundered in Week 3 and will miss at least Week 4 with an ankle injury. Depending on the severity, Fournette still may be the back to roster long-term for the Bucs. But for now, he's on the outside looking in, regardless of the injury.
3 weeks ago
J.K. Dobbins Note
J.K. Dobbins photo 43. J.K. Dobbins BAL (at CIN)
Dobbins saw the most snaps of any Ravens running back against the Browns and scored two touchdowns, but don't anoint him the starter just yet. With such a big lead throughout the game, the Ravens may have opted to rest Mark Ingram and get the rookie's feet wet. Still, his stock is clearly trending up, and if he sees similar usage going forward, he could be one of the steals of the draft.
5 weeks ago
James White Note
James White photo 44. James White NE (vs . NYJ)
White suffered a terrible tragedy when he lost his father in an accident shortly before the Patriots' Week 2 game against Seattle. He'll miss at least Week 3, and it's simply uncertain when he'll return to the team. In PPR leagues, White is still worth rostering, but football is and should be the least of his concerns for now.
4 weeks ago
Zack Moss Note
Zack Moss photo 45. Zack Moss BUF (vs . MIA)
Moss finally returned from his toe injury in Week 6 against the Chiefs. He didn't factor in heavily, though he was in on the few opportunities inside the 10-yard line. Devin Singletary has been a disappointment, so Moss is worth a stash in leagues of all sizes.
3 days ago
Damien Harris Note
Damien Harris photo 46. Damien Harris NE (vs . NYJ)
Harris came of the IR in Week 4 to rumble for 100 yards, and looked every bit the part of the lead back for the Patriots. But Rex Burkhead and James White will factor in, as will Sony Michel once he comes off IR. Roster Harris, and start him as a Flex option for now, but when Cam Newton comes back, it's unlikely that Harris will see much goal-line work, making him a risky weekly play.
2 weeks ago
Malcolm Brown Note
Malcolm Brown photo 47. Malcolm Brown LAR (vs . ARI)
Brown hurt his finger in Week 2, and although he should be good to play going forward, he may have ceded the top role in the backfield to Darrell Henderson, who performed well against the Eagles. With Cam Akers nursing a rib injury, Brown is certainly worth rostering, but probably not starting absent Henderson struggling significantly.
4 weeks ago
Frank Gore Note
Frank Gore photo 48. Frank Gore NYJ (at NE)
Gore played second fiddle in terms of snaps to Lamical Perine in the Jets' first game since Le'Veon Bell was released, but he manage to produce, totaling 70 yards on 15 touches. Eventually, you'd have to think that Gore gets less and less work as the Jets look to see what they have in Perine, but for now, Gore is a desperation Flex in bye weeks.
5 days ago
Cam Akers Note
Cam Akers photo 49. Cam Akers LAR (vs . ARI)
Akers suffered a rib injury and will miss Week 3's game against the Bills. Akers' long-term availability doesn't appear threatened yet, but his absence will make it all the more difficult to gain the starting role when he returns, particularly if Darrell Henderson or Malcolm Brown can rack up a few big weeks.
4 weeks ago
Tony Pollard Note
Tony Pollard photo 50. Tony Pollard DAL (at NYG)
Jamaal Williams Note
Jamaal Williams photo 51. Jamaal Williams GB (at CHI)
Williams offered some occasional standalone value last year, but he was mostly just a slight thorn in Aaron Jones's side and a high-end handcuff. The Packers used a second-round pick on AJ Dillon, and so even were Jones to get injured, Williams would likely have to compete for touches. He'll still factor into the gameplan, but for fantasy purposes, he's unlikely to see significant value under any circumstances this year.
6 weeks ago
Nyheim Hines Note
Nyheim Hines photo 52. Nyheim Hines IND (vs . JAC)
Hines went from being heavily involved in Week 1 to playing 12% of the snaps and totaling just one touch in Week 2. His value lies somewhere in between, so try to hold him on your roster if you can, particularly in PPR formats.
4 weeks ago
Boston Scott Note
Boston Scott photo 53. Boston Scott PHI (vs . WAS)
Miles Sanders got a huge boost when the Eagles opted not to sign a notable free agent running back, but Scott's stock has somehow still remained too low. Yes, there were plenty of injuries, but Scott averaged 87.5 yards from scrimmage over the last four games last season and would be in line for significant touches should anything happen to Sanders, who is already battling an injury (Scott had 23 touches in Week 17 after Sanders was injured). Scott should be in line for upwards of 10 touches per game anyway, and also offers the upside of being a locked-in fantasy starter should Sanders get hurt. He's being undervalued by the fantasy community.
6 weeks ago
Sony Michel Note
Sony Michel photo 54. Sony Michel NE (vs . NYJ)
Michel was placed on the COVID-19/Reserve list prior to the Patriots' Week 6 game against the Broncos. It's unclear how much time he'll miss but given that he was already dealing with a quad injury, there's no reason to continue to roster Michel in redraft leagues.
5 days ago
Lamical Perine Note
Lamical Perine photo 55. Lamical Perine NYJ (at NE)
Perine played the majority of the running back snaps for the Jets in Week 6, the first game after Le'Veon Bell was released, but he didn't do a ton with them. He totaled just 36 yards on nine touches, and was out-produced by Frank Gore. Perine should get a longer look as the season progresses, but he's outside the startable range for the foreseeable future.
5 days ago
Brian Hill Note
Brian Hill photo 56. Brian Hill ATL (at TB)
Tevin Coleman Note
Tevin Coleman photo 57. Tevin Coleman SF (vs . SEA)
Coleman is expected to miss multiple weeks with a knee injury he suffered in Week 2 against the Jets. With a full backfield, even with Raheem Mostert's injury, and a lengthy absence ahead of him, there's little reason to roster Coleman at this point.
5 weeks ago
Benny Snell Jr. Note
Benny Snell Jr. photo 58. Benny Snell Jr. PIT (at CLE)
Snell Jr. went back to his role as a backup in Week 2 with James Conner healthy. He showed in Week 1 that he can carry the load if necessary, but so long as Conner is healthy, Snell will be just a high-end backup.
4 weeks ago
Carlos Hyde Note
Carlos Hyde photo 59. Carlos Hyde SEA (at SF)
Hyde had a surprisingly effective year with Houston, despite joining the team just before the season started. He saw 245 carries and averaged 4.4 yards per carry, proving useful in fantasy despite not factoring into the passing game at all. He signed late this offseason with the Seahawks, which, for now, appear to be more of a hedge for Rashaad Penny's injury rather than a chance for Hyde to supplant Chris Carson. But, given Carson's fumbling issues and hip injury, Hyde makes a decent handcuff in a run-heavy Seattle scheme.
6 weeks ago
Gus Edwards Note
Gus Edwards photo 60. Gus Edwards BAL (at CIN)
Rex Burkhead Note
Rex Burkhead photo 61. Rex Burkhead NE (vs . NYJ)
Burkhead has never topped 94 touches in a season, and has managed to play just 31 games in his three years with the Patriots. He'll turn 30 years old before the season, and will need to compete for touches with Sony Michel, Damien Harris, and James White in an offense that is no longer headed by Tom Brady. There's no reason to give Burkhead a look for fantasy purposes this year.
6 weeks ago
D'Ernest Johnson Note
D'Ernest Johnson photo 62. D'Ernest Johnson CLE (vs . PIT)
Johnson should get his chance at producing for the next several weeks with Nick Chubb set to miss time with his knee injury. He's been successful in his limited touches during his career, and with the Browns' strong running game, he could develop into a weekly Flex or RB2 option. Proceed with caution to start, but roster him everywhere.
2 weeks ago
Jeff Wilson Jr. Note
Jeff Wilson Jr. photo 63. Jeff Wilson Jr. SF (vs . SEA)
Wilson needed a lot of injuries ahead of him to have fantasy-relevance, and he has just that. With both Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman set to miss time, Wilson should factor in with Jerick McKinnon and see most of the goal-line touches. His exact role is uncertain but he is worth an add in most formats.
5 weeks ago
Duke Johnson Jr. Note
Duke Johnson Jr. photo 64. Duke Johnson Jr. HOU (vs . TEN)
It's okay if you wanted to hold out hope that Johnson would have fantasy relevance with Bill O'Brien out of town, but clearly, it doesn't matter. We've been through enough coaches to know that he's never going to get more than 5-8 touches per game.
5 days ago
J.D. McKissic Note
J.D. McKissic photo 65. J.D. McKissic WAS (at PHI)
Kerryon Johnson Note
Kerryon Johnson photo 66. Kerryon Johnson DET (vs . MIN)
Poor Johnson cannot catch a break. After battling injuries throughout his young career, the Lions drafted D'Andre Swift this offseason, which put Johnson as only borderline relevant in fantasy circles. With Swift battling injury as the Lions approached the season, however, it looked like Johnson would at least have an impact role early in the year, with the chance to carve out a larger role even when Swift was healthy. But now, with the Lions signing Adrian Peterson, Johnson again has impediments to fantasy-relevance. Johnson is talented and could succeed in the right situation, but given all the roadblocks in front of him, he's best left as a bench stash in deeper leagues.
6 weeks ago
Giovani Bernard Note
Giovani Bernard photo 67. Giovani Bernard CIN (vs . BAL)
Had Bernard not missed six games in 2016 that artificially kept his numbers down, he'd be coming off three straight years of declining touches. As it is, he's been nothing more than a change-of-pace back for the last two seasons, who occasionally factors into the passing game but rarely does anything noteworthy. Even with an injury to Joe Mixon, it's doubtful that Bernard would carry the load himself given his age and size, so he's best ignored in fantasy circles.
6 weeks ago
Matt Breida Note
Matt Breida photo 68. Matt Breida MIA (at BUF)
Although Jordan Howard fell flat in Week 1, it was Myles Gaskin, and not Breida, who was the beneficiary. Breida should get more work in the future, but for now, there's no way you can consider starting him, and he doesn't need to be rostered. If somehow he establishes the lead role for Miami, then he'll become a prime waiver-wire add. But that seems unlikely for now.
5 weeks ago
Darrynton Evans Note
Darrynton Evans photo 69. Darrynton Evans TEN (at HOU)
Darrel Williams Note
Darrel Williams photo 70. Darrel Williams KC (vs . LAC)
Williams got off to a lackluster start against the Texans in Week 1, and Clyde Edwards-Helaire looked incredible handling a massive workload. Williams is simply a handcuff, albeit one who would have a ton of value in a high-end offense should anything happen to Edwards-Helaire.
6 weeks ago
Jordan Howard Note
Jordan Howard photo 71. Jordan Howard MIA (at BUF)
Howard has scored a touchdown in each of his first three games, but he only garners touches around the goal-line and nowhere else. A touchdown-or-bust option with zero yardage upside is hardly a desirable commodity in fantasy circles, and managers should leave him to the waiver wire.
4 weeks ago
JaMycal Hasty Note
JaMycal Hasty photo 72. JaMycal Hasty SF (vs . SEA)
Jeremy McNichols Note
Jeremy McNichols photo 73. Jeremy McNichols TEN (at HOU)
AJ Dillon Note
AJ Dillon photo 74. AJ Dillon GB (at CHI)
Ke'Shawn Vaughn Note
Ke'Shawn Vaughn photo 75. Ke'Shawn Vaughn TB (vs . ATL)
Peyton Barber Note
Peyton Barber photo 76. Peyton Barber WAS (at PHI)
Barber never found sustained success with the Bucs, and will now try his hand with the Washington. Washington has a below-average offense with a sub-par offensive line, but his competition for touches has decreased significantly without Adrian Peterson and Derrius Guice. He'll still be competing for touches with J.D. McKissic, Antonio Gibson, and Bryce Love, but there;s a decent chance he seems some early down work. Still, he's only worth drafting as a bench option.
6 weeks ago
Anthony McFarland Jr. Note
Anthony McFarland Jr. photo 77. Anthony McFarland Jr. PIT (at CLE)
Royce Freeman Note
Royce Freeman photo 78. Royce Freeman DEN (vs . LV)
Freeman should see an expanded role now with Phillip Lindsay sidelined with turf toe. But he saw little action even after Lindsay left the game in Week 1, so don't expect him to go back to close to a 50-50 split like he saw last year. Other than extremely deep leagues, there's little reason to concern yourself with Freeman even with his likely increase in usage.
5 weeks ago
Jalen Richard Note
Jalen Richard photo 79. Jalen Richard LV (at DEN)
Richard saw a dip in production with Josh Jacobs on the roster, but he'll always be the passing-downs thorn in Jacobs' side. The Raiders gave Richard a two-year extension this offseason, so despite talk of Jacobs' added involvement in the passing game, Richard should continue to hold his role. Unfortunately, that role isn't worth that much, particularly with Lynn Bowden added to the mix. Richard is worth a look in extremely deep PPR formats, nothing more.
6 weeks ago
Rashaad Penny Note
Rashaad Penny photo 80. Rashaad Penny SEA (at SF)
Dion Lewis Note
Dion Lewis photo 81. Dion Lewis NYG (vs . DAL)
Chris Thompson Note
Chris Thompson photo 82. Chris Thompson JAC (at IND)
Wayne Gallman Note
Wayne Gallman photo 83. Wayne Gallman NYG (vs . DAL)
Ryquell Armstead Note
Ryquell Armstead photo 84. Ryquell Armstead JAC (at IND)
Jordan Wilkins Note
Jordan Wilkins photo 85. Jordan Wilkins IND (vs . JAC)
Mike Boone Note
Mike Boone photo 86. Mike Boone MIN (at DET)
Travis Homer Note
Travis Homer photo 87. Travis Homer SEA (at SF)
LeSean McCoy Note
LeSean McCoy photo 88. LeSean McCoy TB (vs . ATL)
Reggie Bonnafon Note
Reggie Bonnafon photo 89. Reggie Bonnafon CAR (vs . NO)
Darwin Thompson Note
Darwin Thompson photo 90. Darwin Thompson KC (vs . LAC)
Thompson has talent and plays in an outstanding system for running backs, but there's almost no chance he'll have fantasy value this year. Clyde Edwards-Helaire will lead the way in the Kansas City backfield, and DeAndre Washington and Darrel Williams will also compete for touches. Thompson would have potential if he ever saw enough of an opportunity, but there's little chance of that happening in 2020.
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Devine Ozigbo Note
Devine Ozigbo photo 91. Devine Ozigbo JAC (at IND)
Bryce Love Note
Bryce Love photo 92. Bryce Love WAS (at PHI)
Kalen Ballage Note
Kalen Ballage photo 93. Kalen Ballage LAC (at KC)
J.J. Taylor Note
J.J. Taylor photo 94. J.J. Taylor NE (vs . NYJ)
Corey Clement Note
Corey Clement photo 95. Corey Clement PHI (vs . WAS)
Ito Smith Note
Ito Smith photo 96. Ito Smith ATL (at TB)
Smith has been Devonta Freeman's primary backup for two years, but has never seen more than 14 touches in a game. He'll again play second fiddle in Atlanta, this time to Todd Gurley. Even if Gurley were to get injured, however, Smith would likely split time with Brian Hill, making him only a low-end handcuff who isn't worth rostering in fantasy leagues.
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Josh Adams Note
Josh Adams photo 97. Josh Adams NYJ (at NE)
Devontae Booker Note
Devontae Booker photo 98. Devontae Booker LV (at DEN)
Lynn Bowden Jr. Note
Lynn Bowden Jr. photo 99. Lynn Bowden Jr. MIA (at BUF)
Bowden Jr. was traded to the Dolphins on September 5th. The Raiders signing of Theo Riddick was, in hindsight, a sign that Bowden may have been struggling to pick up the offense. It's unclear what his role will be with the Dolphins, but it's unlikely that he'll be fantasy relevant in 2020.
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DeeJay Dallas Note
DeeJay Dallas photo 100. DeeJay Dallas SEA (at SF)
Kyle Juszczyk Note
Kyle Juszczyk photo 101. Kyle Juszczyk SF (vs . SEA)
Justice Hill Note
Justice Hill photo 102. Justice Hill BAL (at CIN)
Ty Montgomery Note
Ty Montgomery photo 103. Ty Montgomery NO (at CAR)
Eno Benjamin Note
Eno Benjamin photo 104. Eno Benjamin ARI (at LAR)
Jaylen Samuels Note
Jaylen Samuels photo 105. Jaylen Samuels PIT (at CLE)
Samuels has received just 122 carries in his first two seasons, and although he can factor in as a receiver at times, he doesn't have a path to regular playing time. Even if James Conner deals with injuries again, Benny Snell Jr. and Anthony McFarland Jr. stand in Samuels' way. He's relevant only in extremely deep PPR leagues and barely so even there.
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Ty Johnson Note
Ty Johnson photo 106. Ty Johnson NYJ (at NE)
John Kelly Note
John Kelly photo 107. John Kelly CLE (vs . PIT)
Ryan Nall Note
Ryan Nall photo 108. Ryan Nall CHI (vs . GB)
Ameer Abdullah Note
Ameer Abdullah photo 109. Ameer Abdullah MIN (at DET)
Dwayne Washington Note
Dwayne Washington photo 110. Dwayne Washington NO (at CAR)
Qadree Ollison Note
Qadree Ollison photo 111. Qadree Ollison ATL (at TB)
Dare Ogunbowale Note
Dare Ogunbowale photo 112. Dare Ogunbowale JAC (at IND)
Patrick Laird Note
Patrick Laird photo 113. Patrick Laird MIA (at BUF)
Tyler Ervin Note
Tyler Ervin photo 114. Tyler Ervin GB (at CHI)
Bo Scarbrough Note
Bo Scarbrough photo 115. Bo Scarbrough DET (vs . MIN)
T.J. Yeldon Note
T.J. Yeldon photo 116. T.J. Yeldon BUF (vs . MIA)
Trayveon Williams Note
Trayveon Williams photo 117. Trayveon Williams CIN (vs . BAL)
Dontrell Hilliard Note
Dontrell Hilliard photo 118. Dontrell Hilliard CLE (vs . PIT)