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Fantasy Football Running Back Depth Chart

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Welcome to the 2020 Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Football Running Back Depth Chart!

Prior to setting your weekly lineups, make sure you take a look at our updated Running Back Depth Chart. Throughout the 2020 season, we will provide weekly updates based on injury news and hierarchy changes for each NFL team.

Scroll down for the explanation of our 2020 Running Back Depth Chart breakdown.

Running Back Depth Chart Category Breakdown

  • Starting Back(s): These are the running backs who are most likely to start each game for their team. Please note that this does not always mean that running back will get the most touches.
  • Handcuff(s): These are players who are likely to take over if the starter comes out of the game for any reason. They are especially valuable to target if a starter suffers a major injury.
  • Receiving Back(s): These are the players who are likely to get the bulk of the work in the passing game. These backs are good to own/stash in PPR/Half-PPR leagues.
  • Goal Line Back(s): These players are likely to get the bulk of the carries near the goal line. They tend to hold added value due to their knack for finding the end zone.
  • RBBC: Teams implementing a Running Back By Committee approach are marked with an asterisk (*). These teams will have multiple running backs listed in the “Starting Back(s)” column.

2020 Fantasy Football Running Back Depth Chart

TEAMSSTARTING BACK(S)HANDCUFF(S)RECEIVING BACK(S)GOAL LINE BACK(S)INJURED BACK(S)
AFC EAST
BUFDevin SingletaryZack Moss

T.J. Yeldon
Zack Moss

Devin Singletary
Zack Moss

Devin Singletary



MIADeAndre WashingtonPatrick Laird
Patrick Laird
DeAndre WashingtonMyles Gaskin (COV)

Salvon Ahmed (O)

Matt Breida (COV)
NEPDamien HarrisSony Michel

James White
James WhiteDamien HarrisRex Burkhead (IR)
NYJ *Frank Gore (Q)

Ty Johnson

Josh Adams
Ty Johnson

Frank Gore (Q)
Frank Gore (Q)

Ty Johnson
La’Mical Perine (IR)
AFC NORTH
BAL *Mark Ingram

Gus Edwards
J.K. Dobbins

Justice Hill
J.K. Dobbins

Gus Edwards
Mark Ingram

J.K. Dobbins
CINGiovani BernardSamaje PerineGiovani BernardGiovani BernardJoe Mixon (IR)
CLE *Nick Chubb

Kareem Hunt
D'Ernest Johnson

Dontrell Hilliard
Kareem Hunt

Nick Chubb
Nick Chubb

Kareem Hunt
PITJames ConnerBenny Snell Jr.

Anthony McFarland Jr.
James Conner

Benny Snell Jr.
James Conner

Benny Snell Jr.
AFC SOUTH
HOUDuke JohnsonBuddy HowellDuke JohnsonDuke JohnsonDavid Johnson (COV)
INDJonathan Taylor

Nyheim Hines

Jordan Wilkins
Nyheim Hines

Jordan Wilkins
Jonathan Taylor

Nyheim Hines
Marlon Mack (IR)
JACJames RobinsonDare Ogunbowale

Devine Ozigbo
James Robinson

Dare Ogunbowale
James RobinsonChris Thompson (IR)
TENDerrick HenryJeremy McNichols

Senorise Perry
Derrick HenryDerrick Henry
AFC WEST
DEN *Melvin Gordon

Phillip Lindsay
Royce FreemanMelvin Gordon

Phillip Lindsay
Phillip Lindsay

Melvin Gordon
KCC *Clyde Edwards-Helaire

Le'Veon Bell
Darrel Williams

Darwin Thompson
Le'Veon Bell

Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Clyde Edwards-Helaire

Le'Veon Bell
LVRJosh Jacobs (Q)Devontae Booker

Jalen Richard
Josh Jacobs (Q)

Jalen Richard
Josh Jacobs (Q)
LACAustin Ekeler

Justin Jackson

Joshua Kelley

Troymaine Pope
Justin Jackson

Joshua Kelley
Austin Ekeler

Justin Jackson
NFC EAST
DALEzekiel Elliott (Q)Tony Pollard

Rico Dowdle
Ezekiel Elliott (Q_Ezekiel Elliott (Q)

Tony Pollard
NYGWayne GallmanDion LewisWayne GallmanWayne GallmanDevonta Freeman (O)

Saquon Barkley (IR)
PHIMiles SandersBoston Scott

Corey Clement

Jordan Howard
Miles Sanders

Boston Scott
Miles Sanders

Corey Clement
WASPeyton Barber

J.D. McKissic
Javon LeakeJ.D. McKissic

Peyton Barber
J.D. McKissic

Peyton Barber
Antonio Gibson (O)

Bryce Love (IR)
NFC NORTH
CHIDavid MontgomeryRyan Nall

Artavis Pierce
David MontgomeryDavid Montgomery
DETD'Andre Swift (Q)

Adrian Peterson
Kerryon Johnson

Jonathan Williams
Kerryon Johnson

D'Andre Swift (Q)
Adrian Peterson

D'Andre Swift (Q)
GBPAaron JonesJamaal Williams

Tyler Ervin

A.J. Dillon
Aaron Jones

Jamaal Williams
Aaron Jones

Jamaal Williams
MINDalvin CookAlexander Mattison

Mike Boone
Dalvin Cook

Alexander Mattison
Dalvin Cook
NFC SOUTH
ATLTodd GurleyBrian Hill

Ito Smith
Brian Hill

Toddy Gurley
Todd Gurley
CARChristian McCaffrey (O)Mike Davis

Trenton Cannon
Christian McCaffrey (O)

Mike Davis
Christian McCaffrey (O)

Mike Davis
NOSAlvin KamaraLatavius Murray

Dwayne Washington
Alvin KamaraAlvin Kamara

Latavius Murray
TBB *Ronald Jones IIKe'Shawn VaughnRonald Jones IIRonald Jones IILeonard Fournette (O)
NFC WEST
ARIKenyan DrakeChase Edmunds

Eno Benjamin
Kenyan Drake

Chase Edmunds
Kenyan Drake
LARCam AkersDarrell Henderson

Malcolm Brown

Xavier Jones
Cam Akers

Malcolm Brown
Darrell Henderson

Cam Akers
SEAChris CarsonCarlos Hyde

DeeJay Dallas
Chris Carson

DeeJay Dallas
Chris Carson

Carlos Hyde
Rashaad Penny (PUP)

Travis Homer (D)
SFO *Raheem Mostert

Jeff Wilson Jr.
Tevin Coleman

Jerick McKinnon
Jeff Wilson Jr.

Raheem Mostert
Raheem Mostert

Jeff Wilson Jr.
Jamycal Hasty (IR)

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  4. dk

    November 8, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    who are the must own handcuffs would you say? im currently holding damien harris and malcolm brown.. but i dont see much upside.

    would you rather drop them and pick up guys like armstead and bonnafon (if you’re a CMC owner)?

    • A. J. Applegarth

      November 9, 2019 at 10:28 pm

      I would have no problem dropping Harris in any non-dynasty format. I’m not a huge fan of NE RB as it is due to their inconsistency week-to-week. Brown does have some upside, especially if something were to happen to Gurley. But, even then, I could see a timeshare with Henderson.

      My Top-2 handcuffs would be Gus Edwards and Alexander Mattison, with Armstead/Bonnafon as my 3a/3b. Edwards has already been utilized a fair amount, and I think he would easily get the nod over Justice Hill if something were to happen to Ingram. Please Baltimore is a run-first team. As is Minnesota, and we know that Cook has a checkered injury history, hence why I love Mattison’s upside. The other guys are good to hold, but their value hinges on the health of Fournette and CMC.

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