Fantasy Football Running Back Depth Chart

by A.J. Applegarth
Fantasy Football Running Back Depth Chart

Welcome to the 2022 Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Football Running Back Depth Chart!

Before setting your weekly lineups, be sure to stop by and check out our Running Back Depth Chart updates. Throughout the 2022 season, we will provide weekly updates based on injury news and hierarchy changes for each NFL team.

Scroll down for the explanation of our 2022 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 designation does not always infer that player will get the most touches each week.
  • Handcuff(s): These are players who are likely to take over if the starter comes out of the game for any reason. The handcuffs' value will likely increase if a starter suffers a major injury.
  • Receiving Back(s): These are the running backs who are likely to get the bulk of the work on passing downs. The receiving backs are especially valuable to own/stash in PPR/Half-PPR leagues.
  • Goal Line Back(s): These players are likely to get the majority of the early down carries near the goal line. While their overall value can fluctuate weekly, these bruisers have a true 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.

2022 Fantasy Football Running Back Depth Chart

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TEAMS STARTING BACK(S) HANDCUFF(S) RECEIVING BACK(S) GOAL LINE BACK(S) INJURED BACK(S) Division
BUF Devin Singletary Zack Moss
James Cook
Zack Moss
Devin Singletary
Devin Singletary
James Cook
AFC East
MIA * Chase Edmonds
Raheem Mostert
Salvon Ahmed
Myles Gaskin
Chase Edmonds Chase Edmonds
Raheem Mostert
AFC East
NEP Damien Harris Rhomandre Stevenson Damien Harris Damien Harris Ty Montgomery (IR) AFC East
NYJ * Breece Hall
Michael Carter
Ty Johnson Michael Carter Breece Hall AFC East
BAL * J.K. Dobbins (Q)
Kenyan Drake
Mike Davis
Justice Hill
J.K. Dobbins (Q)
Mike Davis
J.K. Dobbins (Q) Gus Edwards (PUP) AFC North
CIN Joe Mixon Samaje Perine Samaje Perine Joe Mixon AFC North
CLE * Nick Chubb
Kareem Hunt
D'Ernest Johnson
Demetric Felton Jr.
Kareem Hunt
Nick Chubb
Nick Chubb
Kareem Hunt
AFC North
PIT Najee Harris Jaylen Warren
Benny Snell Jr.
Najee Harris Najee Harris AFC North
HOU Dameon Pierce (Q) Rex Burkhead
Dare Ogunbowale
Rex Burkhead
Dameon Pierce (Q)
Dameon Pierce (Q) AFC South
IND Jonathan Taylor (Q) Nyheim Hines
Deon Jackson
Nyheim Hines
Jonathan Taylor (Q)
Jonathan Taylor (Q)
Nyheim Hines
AFC South
JAC James Robinson Travis Etienne
Jamycal Hasty
Travis Etienne James Robinson AFC South
TEN Derrick Henry Dontrell Hilliard
Hassan Haskins
Dontrell Hilliard Derrick Henry AFC South
DEN * Javonte Williams
Melvin Gordon (Q)
Mike Boone Javonte Williams Melvin Gordon (Q) AFC West
KCC Clyde Edwards-Helaire Jerick McKinnon
Isiah Pacheco
Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Jerick McKinnon
Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Isiah Pacheco
AFC West
LVR Josh Jacobs Brandon Bolden
Ameer Abdullah
Josh Jacobs
Brandon Bolden
Josh Jacobs
Zamir White
AFC West
LAC Austin Ekeler Sony Michel
Joshua Kelly
Austin Ekeler Austin Ekeler
Sony Michel
AFC West
DAL * Ezekiel Elliott
Tony Pollard
Rico Dowdle Tony Pollard
Ezekiel Elliott
Ezekiel Elliott
Tony Pollard
NFC East
NYG Saquon Barkley Matt Breida
Gary Brightwell
Saquon Barkley Saquon Barkley NFC East
PHI Miles Sanders (Q) Kenneth Gainwell
Boston Scott (Q)
Kenneth Gainwell
Miles Sanders (Q)
Miles Sanders (Q)
Kenneth Gainwell
NFC East
WAS Antonio Gibson J.D. McKissic
Jonathan Williams
J.D. McKissic
Antonio Gibson
Antonio Gibson Brian Robinson (NFI-R) NFC East
CHI David Montgomery (Q) Khalil Herbert David Montgomery (Q)
Khalil Herbert
David Montgomery (Q)
Khalil Herbert
NFC North
DET * D'Andre Swift (Q)
Jamaal Williams
Craig Reynolds D'Andre Swift (Q)
Jamaal Williams
Jamaal Williams
D'Andre Swift (Q)
NFC North
GBP * Aaron Jones
A.J. Dillon (Q)
Patrick Taylor Aaron Jones
A.J. Dillon (Q)
Aaron Jones
A.J. Dillon (Q)
Kylin Hill (PUP) NFC North
MIN Dalvin Cook (Q) Alexander Mattison Dalvin Cook (Q)
Alexander Mattison
Dalvin Cook (Q) NFC North
ATL Cordarrelle Patterson Tyler Allgeier Cordarrelle Patterson Cordarrelle Patterson
Tyler Allgeier
Damien Williams (IR) NFC South
CAR Christian McCaffrey (Q) D'Onta Foreman
Chubba Hubbard
Christian McCaffrey (Q) Christian McCaffrey (Q) NFC South
NOS Alvin Kamara (Q) Mark Ingram
Tony Jones Jr.
Alvin Kamara (Q) Alvin Kamara (Q)
Mark Ingram
NFC South
TBB Leonard Fournette (Q) Rachaad White Leonard Fournette (Q)
Rachaad White
Leonard Fournette (Q) Giovani Bernard (IR) NFC South
ARI James Conner (Q) Eno Benjamin
Darrel Williams
James Conner (Q)
Eno Benjamin
James Conner (Q)
Eno Benjamin
NFC West
LAR * Darrell Henderson
Cam Akers
Jake Funk Darrell Henderson
Cam Akers
Darrell Henderson
Cam Akers
Kyren Williams (IR) NFC West
SEA * Rashaad Penny
Kenneth Walker
DeeJay Dallas Rashaad Penny
Kenneth Walker
Rashaad Penny
Kenneth Walker
Travis Homer (IR) NFC West
SFO Jeff Wilson Jr. Jordan Mason Jeff Wilson Jr. Jeff Wilson Jr. Elijah Mitchell (IR)
Tyrion Davis-Price (O)
NFC West

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dk November 8, 2019 - 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)?

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A. J. Applegarth November 9, 2019 - 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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