Fantasy Football Running Back Depth Chart

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

Welcome to the 2022 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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TEAMS STARTING BACK(S) HANDCUFF(S) RECEIVING BACK(S) GOAL LINE BACK(S) INJURED RESERVE Division
BUF * Devin Singletary
James Cook
Nyheim Hines Nyheim Hines
Devin Singletary
James Cook
Nyheim Hines
AFC East
MIA Raheem Mostert Jeff Wilson Jr.
Salvon Ahmed
Raheem Mostert Raheem Mostert Myles Gaskin (IR) AFC East
NE * Rhomandre Stevenson
Damien Harris
Pierre Strong Jr.
Kevin Harris (O)
Rhomandre Stevenson Rhomandre Stevenson
Damien Harris
Ty Montgomery (IR) AFC East
NYJ * Zonovan Knight
Michael Carter
Ty Johnson
James Robinson
Michael Carter
Zonovan Knight
Zonovan Knight
Michael Carter
Breece Hall (IR) AFC East
BAL J.K. Dobbins Gus Edwards
Kenyan Drake
Justice Hill
J.K. Dobbins
Gus Edwards
J.K. Dobbins
Gus Edwards
AFC North
CIN Joe Mixon Samaje Perine
Chris Evans
Joe Mixon
Samaje Perine
Joe Mixon AFC North
CLE Nick Chubb Kareem Hunt
D'Ernest Johnson
Kareem Hunt
Nick Chubb
Nick Chubb
Kareem Hunt
AFC North
PIT * Jaylen Warren
Najee Harris
Benny Snell Jr. Najee Harris Jaylen Warren
Najee Harris
AFC North
HOU * Rex Burkhead
Royce Freeman
Dare Ogunbowale Rex Burkhead Rex Burkhead Dameon Pierce (IR) AFC South
IND * Zack Moss
Deon Jackson
Jordan Wilkins Deon Jackson
Zack Moss
Zack Moss
Deon Jackson
Jonathan Taylor (IR) AFC South
JAX Travis Etienne JaMycal Hasty
Snoop Conner
Travis Etienne Travis Etienne AFC South
TEN Derrick Henry (O) Hassan Haskins Derrick Henry (O) Derrick Henry (O) Dontrell Hilliard (IR)
Trenton Cannon (IR)
AFC South
DEN Latavius Murray Chase Edmonds
Marlon Mack
Latavius Murray Latavius Murray Mike Boone (IR)
Javonte Williams (IR)
AFC West
KC * Isiah Pacheco
Jerick McKinnon
Ronald Jones Jerick McKinnon Isiah Pacheco Clyde Edwards-Helaire (IR) AFC West
LAC Austin Ekeler Joshua Kelly
Isaiah Spiller
Sony Michel
Austin Ekeler Austin Ekeler AFC West
LV Josh Jacobs Ameer Abdullah
Zamir White (Q)
Brandon Bolden
Josh Jacobs
Zamir White (Q)
Josh Jacobs
Zamir White (Q)
AFC West
DAL * Tony Pollard (O)
Ezekiel Elliott
Malik Davis Tony Pollard (O)
Ezekiel Elliott
Ezekiel Elliott
Tony Pollard (O)
Rico Dowdle (IR) NFC East
NYG Saquon Barkley Matt Breida
Gary Brightwell
Saquon Barkley Saquon Barkley NFC East
PHI Miles Sanders Kenneth Gainwell
Boston Scott
Trey Sermon (O)
Miles Sanders
Kenneth Gainwell
Miles Sanders
Boston Scott
NFC East
WAS * Antonio Gibson (O)
Brian Robinson
Jonathan Williams Antonio Gibson (O) Brian Robinson J.D. McKissic (IR) NFC East
CHI David Montgomery Khalil Herbert
Trestan Ebner
Darrynton Evans (O)
David Montgomery David Montgomery NFC North
DET D'Andre Swift Jamaal Williams
Craig Reynolds
Justin Jackson (O)
D'Andre Swift
Jamaal Williams
D'Andre Swift
Jamaal Williams
NFC North
GB Aaron Jones A.J. Dillon Aaron Jones
A.J. Dillon
A.J. Dillon
Aaron Jones
NFC North
MIN Dalvin Cook Alexander Mattison
Kene Nwangwu
Dalvin Cook
Alexander Mattison
Dalvin Cook NFC North
ATL * Tyler Allgeier
Cordarrelle Patterson
Avery Williams Cordarrelle Patterson
Tyler Allgeier
Tyler Allgeier Caleb Huntley (IR) NFC South
CAR * D'Onta Foreman
Chubba Hubbard
Raheem Blackshear D'Onta Foreman D'Onta Foreman
Chubba Hubbard
NFC South
NO Alvin Kamara David Johnson
Eno Benjamin
Dwayne Washington (O)
Alvin Kamara Alvin Kamara Mark Ingram (IR) NFC South
TB * Rachaad White
Leonard Fournette
Giovani Bernard
Ke'Shawn Vaughn
Giovani Bernard
Rachaad White
Rachaad White
Leonard Fournette
NFC South
ARI James Conner Keaontay Ingram
Corey Clement
James Conner James Conner Darrel Williams (IR) NFC West
LAR Cam Akers Kyren Williams
Ronnie Rivers
Cam Akers Cam Akers
Kyren Williams
NFC West
SEA Kenneth Walker III (Q) Travis Homer (Q)
DeeJay Dallas
Tony Jones Jr.
Kenneth Walker III (Q) Kenneth Walker III (Q) Rashaad Penny (IR) NFC West
SF Christian McCaffrey Jordan Mason
Tyrion Davis-Price
Christian McCaffrey Christian McCaffrey Elijah Mitchell (IR) NFC West

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)?

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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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