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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 SingletaryT.J. Yeldon

Zack Moss (Q)
T.J. Yeldon

Devin Singletary
Devin Singletary

MIAMyles GaskinMatt Breida

Jordan Howard
Matt Breida

Myles Gaskin
Myles Gaskin

Jordan Howard
NEP *Damien Harris

Rex Burkhead
James White

J.J. Taylor
James White

Rex Burkhead
Damien Harris

Rex Burkhead
Sony Michel (IR)
NYJFrank GoreLa’Mical PerineFrank GoreFrank Gore

La’Mical Perine
AFC NORTH
BAL *Mark Ingram

Gus Edwards
J.K. Dobbins

Justice Hill
Mark Ingram

J.K. Dobbins
Mark Ingram

J.K. Dobbins
CINJoe MixonGiovani Bernard

Samaje Perine
Giovani Bernard

Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
CLEKareem HuntD'Ernest Johnson

Dontrell Hilliard
Kareem Hunt

D'Ernest Johnson
Kareem HuntNick Chubb (IR)
PITJames ConnerBenny Snell Jr.

Anthony McFarland
James Conner

Benny Snell Jr.
James Conner

Benny Snell Jr.
AFC SOUTH
HOUDavid JohnsonDuke Johnson

Buddy Howell (Q)

C.J. Prosise
David JohnsonDavid Johnson
INDJonathan Taylor

Nyheim Hines

Jordan Wilkins (Q)
Nyheim Hines

Jonathan Taylor
Jonathan Taylor

Nyheim Hines
Marlon Mack (IR)
JACJames RobinsonChris Thompson

Dare Ogunbowale
Chris ThompsonJames RobinsonRyquell Armstead (COV)

Devine Ozigbo (IR)
TENDerrick HenryDarrynton EvansDerrick HenryDerrick HenrySenorise Perry (IR)
AFC WEST
DENMelvin Gordon (Q)Phillip Lindsay

Royce Freeman
Melvin Gordon (Q)

Royce Freeman
Melvin Gordon (Q)
KCC *Clyde Edwards-Helaire

Le'Veon Bell
Darrel Williams

Darwin Thompson
Le'Veon Bell

Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Clyde Edwards-Helaire

Le'Veon Bell
LVRJosh JacobsJalen Richard

Devontae Booker
Josh Jacobs

Jalen Richard
Josh JacobsLVR has their Bye in Week 6
LACJoshua KelleyJustin JacksonJoshua Kelley

Justin Jackson
Joshua KelleyLAC has their Bye in Week 6

Austin Ekeler (D)
NFC EAST
DALEzekiel ElliottTony Pollard

Rico Dowdle
Ezekiel ElliottEzekiel Elliott

Tony Pollard
NYGDevonta FreemanWayne GallmanDion LewisDevonta Freeman

Wayne Gallman
Saquon Barkley (IR)
PHIMiles SandersBoston Scott

Corey Clement

Jason Huntley
Miles Sanders

Boston Scott
Miles Sanders

Corey Clement
WASAntonio GibsonPeyton Barber

J.D. McKissic
Antonio Gibson

J.D. McKissic
Antonio Gibson

Peyton Barber
Bryce Love (IR)
NFC NORTH
CHIDavid MontgomeryRyan Nall

Artavis Pierce
Artavis PierceDavid MontgomeryTarik Cohen (IR)
DETAdrian PetersonD'Andre Swift

Kerryon Johnson
D'Andre Swift

Adrian Peterson
Adrian Peterson

Kerryon Johnson
GBPAaron JonesJamaal Williams

A.J. Dillon
Aaron Jones

Jamaal Williams
Aaron Jones

A.J. Dillion
MINAlexander MattisonMike Boone

Ameer Abdullah
Alexander MattisonAlexander MattisonDalvin Cook (O)
NFC SOUTH
ATLTodd GurleyBrian Hill

Ito Smith
Toddy Gurley

Ito Smith
Todd Gurley
CARMike DavisTrenton CannonMike DavisMike DavisChristian McCaffrey (IR)
NOSAlvin KamaraLatavius Murray

Dwayne Washington

Alvin KamaraAlvin Kamara

Latavius Murray
NO has their Bye in Week 6

Ty Montgomery (IR)
TBB *Ronald Jones II

Leonard Fournette (Q)
Ke'Shawn Vaughn

LeSean McCoy
Ke’Shawn Vaughn

Ronald Jones II
Ronald Jones II
NFC WEST
ARIKenyan DrakeChase Edmunds

Eno Benjamin
Kenyan Drake

Chase Edmunds
Kenyan Drake
LAR *Darrell Henderson

Cam Akers (Q)
Malcolm Brown

Xavier Jones
Darrell Henderson

Malcolm Brown
Darrell Henderson

Cam Akers (Q)
SEAChris CarsonCarlos Hyde (Q)

Travis Homer

DeeJay Dallas
Chris Carson

Travis Homer
Chris CarsonSEA has their Bye in Week 6

Rashaad Penny (PUP)
SFO *Raheem Mostert

Jerick McKinnon
Jeff Wilson Jr. (Q)Jerick McKinnon

Raheem Mostert
Jerick McKinnon

Raheem Mostert
Tevin Coleman (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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