Fantasy Football Running Back Depth Chart

by A.J. Applegarth
2022 RB Depth Chart-10-23-22

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

Throughout the season, this depth chart will be updated weekly with the latest injury news and hierarchy changes for each NFL team. But, before you set your fantasy football lineups for sheer domination, be sure to review the in-depth explanation of each category on our depth chart.

Also, don't miss our Wide Receiver Depth Chart.

Running Back Depth Chart Category Breakdown

  • Starting Backs: These players will likely be on the field for their team's first offensive series. However, the Starting Backs may not always receive the highest Snap% each week.
  • Handcuffs: Players listed in this category will typically come into the game when the Starting Back exits. Handcuffs also become more valuable if their team's Starting Back suffers a major injury.
  • Receiving Backs: These running backs tend to see the majority of the work on passing downs. Therefore, the Receiving Backs are especially valuable in PPR/Half-PPR leagues.
  • Goal Line Backs: These players are likely to see the majority of the carries near the goal line. Even though these bruisers have a true knack for finding the end zone, their value can fluctuate weekly.
  • RBBC: Teams marked with an asterisk (*) on the depth chart are using a Running Back By Committee approach. Simply put, these teams have multiple running backs that split the workload.

2022 Fantasy Football Running Back Depth Chart

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BUF James Cook Damien Harris
Nyheim Hines
Nyheim Hines
Latavius Murray
James Cook
Damien Harris
AFC East
MIA Raheem Mostert Jeff Wilson Jr.
De'Von Achane
Jeff Wilson Jr.
Raheem Mostert
Raheem Mostert
De'Von Achane
AFC East
NE Rhomandre Stevenson Ty Montgomery
James Robinson
Rhomandre Stevenson
Ty Montgomery
Rhomandre Stevenson AFC East
NYJ Breece Hall Zonovan Knight
Michael Carter
Breece Hall
Zonovan Knight
Breece Hall
Michael Carter
AFC East
BAL J.K. Dobbins Gus Edwards
Justice Hill
J.K. Dobbins
Gus Edwards
J.K. Dobbins
Gus Edwards
AFC North
CIN Joe Mixon Chase Brown
Chris Evans
Joe Mixon
Trayveon Williams
Joe Mixon AFC North
CLE Nick Chubb Demetric Felton Jr.
Jerome Ford
Nick Chubb
Demetric Felton Jr.
Nick Chubb AFC North
PIT Najee Harris Jaylen Warren
Anthony McFarland Jr.
Najee Harris
Jaylen Warren
Najee Harris AFC North
HOU Dameon Pierce Devin Singletary
Dare Ogunbowale
Dameon Pierce
Mike Boone
Dameon Pierce AFC South
IND Jonathan Taylor Zack Moss
Deon Jackson
Jonathan Taylor
Zack Moss
Jonathan Taylor AFC South
JAX Travis Etienne Tank Bigsby
JaMycal Hasty
Travis Etienne Travis Etienne AFC South
TEN Derrick Henry Tyjae Spears
Hassan Haskins
Derrick Henry Derrick Henry AFC South
DEN Javonte Williams Samaje Perine
Tony Jones Jr.
Samaje Perine
Javonte Williams
Javonte Williams
Samaje Perine
AFC West
KC Isiah Pacheco Jerick McKinnon
Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Jerick McKinnon Isiah Pacheco AFC West
LV Josh Jacobs Ameer Abdullah
Zamir White
Brandon Bolden
Josh Jacobs
Zamir White
Josh Jacobs AFC West
LAC Austin Ekeler Joshua Kelley
Isaiah Spiller
Austin Ekeler Austin Ekeler AFC West
DAL Tony Pollard Malik Davis
Deuce Vaughn
Tony Pollard
Ronald Jones
Tony Pollard NFC East
NYG Saquon Barkley Matt Breida
Gary Brightwell
Eric Gray
Saquon Barkley Saquon Barkley NFC East
PHI D'Andre Swift Kenneth Gainwell
Rashaad Penny
D'Andre Swift
Kenneth Gainwell
D'Andre Swift
Rashaad Penny
NFC East
WAS Brian Robinson Antonio Gibson
Jonathan Williams
Antonio Gibson Brian Robinson NFC East
CHI D'Onta Foreman Khalil Herbert
Roschon Johnson
Khalil Herbert
Travis Homer
D'Onta Foreman NFC North
DET David Montgomery Jahmyr Gibbs
Craig Reynolds
Jahmyr Gibbs David Montgomery NFC North
GB Aaron Jones AJ Dillon
Lew Nichols
Aaron Jones
AJ Dillon
AJ Dillon
Aaron Jones
NFC North
MIN Dalvin Cook Alexander Mattison
DeWayne McBride
Dalvin Cook
Alexander Mattison
Dalvin Cook NFC North
ATL Bijan Robinson Tyler Allgeier
Cordarrelle Patterson
Bijan Robinson
Cordarrelle Patterson
Bijan Robinson
Tyler Allgeier
NFC South
CAR Miles Sanders Chubba Hubbard
Raheem Blackshear
Miles Sanders
Chubba Hubbard
Miles Sanders
Chubba Hubbard
NFC South
NO Alvin Kamara Jamaal Williams
Kendre Miller
Alvin Kamara
Jamaal Williams
Alvin Kamara NFC South
TB Rachaad White Chase Edmonds
Ke'Shawn Vaughn
Chase Edmonds
Rachaad White
Rachaad White NFC South
ARI James Conner Keaontay Ingram
Corey Clement
James Conner James Conner NFC West
LAR Cam Akers Kyren Williams
Zach Evans
Cam Akers Cam Akers NFC West
SF Christian McCaffrey Elijah Mitchell
Jordan Mason
Christian McCaffrey Christian McCaffrey NFC West
SEA Kenneth Walker III Zach Charbonnet
DeeJay Dallas
Kenneth Walker III
Zach Charbonnet
Kenneth Walker III NFC West
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Depth Chart Injury Status Key

(Q) = Questionable / (D) = Doubtful / (O) = Out/Inactive / (SUS) = Reserve/NFL Suspended List
(IR) = Injured Reserve / (IR-R) = Designated for IR Return / (NFI-R) = Reserve/Non-Football Illness

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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)?

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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