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2016 Fantasy Football Running Back Depth Chart

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Fantasy Football Running Back Depth Chart

Updated: September 26, 2016

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Fantasy Football Running Back Dth Chart, Adrian Peterson, Todd Gurley, David Johnson, Jamaal Charles, Devonta Freeman, Doug Martin, Ezekiel Elliott, Mark Ingram, Lamar Miller, LeSean McCoy, Eddie Lacy, Thomas Rawls, RB, Running Back, Carlos Hyde, DeMarco Murray, Matt Forte, Jay Ajayi, Dion Lewis, Jeremy Hill, Gio Bernard, Chris Johnson, Tevin Coleman, Justin Forsett, Karlos Williams, Ke’Deem Carey, Isaiah Crowell, Duke Johnson, Darren McFadden, Alfred Morris, Ronnie Hillman, C.J. Anderson, James Starks, Alfred Blue, Frank Gore, Robert Turbin, Chris Ivory, T.J. Yeldon, Charcandrick West, Jay Ajayi, C.J. Spiller, Rashad Jennings, Shane Vereen, Latavius Murray, Ryan Matthews, Darren Sproles, Le’Veon Bell, DeAngelo Williams, Melvin Gordon, Christine Michael, C.J. Prosise, Charles Sims, Matt Jones

TeamStarterHandcuffEmergingNotes
Arizona CardinalsDavid JohnsonChris JohnsonAndre Ellington
Atlanta FalconsDevonta FreemanTevin ColemanTerron Ward
Baltimore RavensJustin ForsettTerrance WestKenneth Dixon (INJ - KNEE)The ineffectiveness of Forsett and West in the first three weeks of the season makes me want to buy on Dixon. He can provide a spark to a running game that's done nothing in two Ravens wins. Baltimore knows how good it could be with a productive run game, so they'll be rotating to find the hot hand.
Buffalo BillsLeSean McCoyMike GillisleeJonathan Williams
Carolina PanthersFozzy WhitakerCameron Artis-PayneJohnathon Stewart (INJ - HAMSTRING)Don't listen to anything Ron Rivera says! First it was CAP will start, then it was Fozzy will play in certain situations which may allow him to start... Just stay away if possible! The split workload in half basically and that's not useful.
Chicago BearsJordan HowardKa'Deem CareyJeremy Langford (INJ - ANKLE)Jordan, it's your time to shine buddy! With Langford and Carey suffering injuries last week, Howard should get the nod in Week 4. He looked explosive at times against Dallas, then he looked tentative. Might just be a 'needs game reps' kinda thing to work out kinks. Be sure to scoop him off waivers with a decent matchup this week.
Cincinatti BengalsJeremy HillGiovani BernardRex Burkhead
Cleveland BrownsIsaiah CrowellDuke JohnsonGeorge Atkinson III
Dallas CowboysEzekiel ElliottAlfred MorrisLance Dunbar
Denver BroncosC.J. AndersonDevontae BookerKapri Bibbs
Detroit LionsTheo RiddickDwayne WashingtonAmeer Abdullah (INJ - FOOT)Abdullah might miss the rest of the season. Now is the time to buy low on Riddick. The Packers run defense is stout and there are better days ahead for Theo.
Green Bay PackersEddie LacyJames StarksJhurell Pressley
Houston TexansLamar MillerAlfred BlueTyler Ervin
Indianapolis ColtsFrank GoreJosh FergusonRobert TurbinFerguson could be a sneaky pickup in a deep PPR league. He caught a few passes last weekend and could have an expanded role should Gore continue to disappoint.
Jacksonville JaguarsChris IvoryT.J. YeldonDenard RobinsonIvory is back in action and, although it wasn't a great effort in Week 3, the workload is good and he will be building back up to full strength / game shape. I sorta like Ivory as a buy low candidate.
Kansas City ChiefsSpencer WareCharcandrick WestJamaal Charles (INJ - KNEE)Still waiting on Charles' debut. Hopefully we will know more as the week progresses. It seems like he is very close and that KC wants to make sure he is 100% before unleashing him.
Los Angeles RamsTodd GurleyMalcolm BrownBenny CunninghamPublic service announcement: Don't trade Todd Gurley. You will not get anywhere near value for him at this point and he will make you look foolish. That is all.
Miami DolphinsKenyan DrakeJay AjayiArian Foster (INJ - GROIN)Boy, what in the world is going on with Ajayi. Yes, he got the game-winning TD, but before that it was six carries for 15 yards. The coaching staff obviously doesn't think much of him. However, Drake got the start and didn't do much either. This backfield is a mess.
Minnesota VikingsJerick McKinnonMatt AsiataAdrian Peterson (INJ - KNEE)Talent trumps gameplan sometimes and that's what the Vikings experienced in Week 3. McKinnon turned what was supposed to be a 'split workload' into a sixteen-to-six carry advantage over Asiata. Though it didn't amount to much against a strong Panthers defense, this increases McKinnon's value moving forward.
New England PatriotsLeGarrette BlountJames WhiteBranden BoldenBlount is killing it right now. Although he generally needs 20+ carries to have a good night, that's just what the Pats have been doing with Brady out of the mix. I wouldn't blame you if you tried to sell high on him before Thomas Brady returns. Because that would be wise.
New Orleans SaintsMark IngramTim HightowerTravaris Cadet
New York GiantsOrleans DarkwaPaul PerkinsRashad Jennings (INJ - WRIST); Shane Vereen (INJ - TRICEP)Vereen has a tricep injury that puts his season in jeopardy. From what I have seen, Darkwa seems to be the immediate answer. However, Paul Perkins was the reason that the Giants finally let go of Andre Williams, so they must see something good in him. He could be a speculative add for deeper formats until Jennings gets healthy.
New York JetsMatt ForteBilal PowellTroymaine Pope
Oakland RaidersLatavius MurrayJalen RichardTaiwan JonesRaiders are limiting Lat's workload to keep him fresh for when he does play. I like this move from a real-life standpoint. He will be much more effective without giving up the typical 'lead role' carries. However, it does bump him down from boring RB2 to FLEX with upside.
Philadelphia EaglesDarren SprolesKenjon Barner; Wendell SmallwoodRyan Mathews (INJ - ANKLE)What the hell is going on in this backfield? Anybody? Well, luckily for us, they have a bye week. They can rest up Mathews and give us a better idea of where they will be for Week 5. Smallwood is an interesting cat after a 17-carry performance. Consider him a sneaky pickup in his bye week.
Pittsburgh SteelersLeVeon BellDeAngelo WilliamsFitzgerald ToussaintGuess who's back? Back again? Actually, that would be a better song for LeSean 'Shady' McCoy. Any well, Lev Bell is back and should be inserted into lineups right away.
San Diego ChargersMelvin GordonKenneth FarrowDexter McClusterChargers signed FA McCluster to provide a warm body for the Woodhead role. I wouldn't expect anywhere near Woodhead numbers though.
San Francisco 49ersCarlos HydeShaun DraughnMike Davis
Seattle SeahawksChristine MichaelAlex CollinsThomas Rawls (INJ - LEG)
Tampa Bay BuccaneersCharles SimsMike JamesDoug Martin (INJ - HAMSTRING)
Tennessee TitansDeMarco MurrayDerrick HenryAntonio Andrews
Washington RedskinsMatt JonesChris ThompsonRob Kelley

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