Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: Running Back Rankings 2019

Can you trust Le'Veon Bell after he sat out all of last season?

The running back pool for fantasy football entering the 2019 season doesn't lack for appealing options but many of these come with questions. And those start at the top. Who should be the first RB drafted in fantasy? Saquon Barkley? Ezekiel Elliott? Alvin Kamara? Christian McCaffrey? Someone else?

 

And the questions don't end with the top five. Is Todd Gurley healthy? How will David Johnson fare in new Arizona head coach Kliff Kingsbury's offense led by a rookie starting quarterback? Can Le'Veon Bell return to his elite form after missing all of last season and with a new team? How will guys like Leonard Fournette, Dalvin Cook and Devonta Freeman bounce back after injury-plagued campaigns?

 

And the questions go beyond the top 15-20 running backs as you have guys on new teams, those coming back from injury, a few looking to make a big impact as a rookie, etc.

 

There's no question that a bunch of running backs will be taken in fantasy drafts and quite a few will go sooner rather than later. But which ones are you willing to stake your championship hopes on? Maybe these rankings will help you put your draft board together. But choose wisely as one bad pick could impact your entire season. Just ask those that drafted Bell last year. And Fournette. And Freeman. And Cook.

 

2019 Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DST I K

 

2019 Running Back Rankings

 

Rk Player Team Bye
1 Saquon Barkley NYG 11
2 Ezekiel Elliott DAL 8
3 Christian McCaffrey CAR 7
4 Alvin Kamara NO 9
5 Todd Gurley LAR 9
6 James Conner PIT 7
7 Joe Mixon CIN 9
8 David Johnson ARI 12
9 Le'Veon Bell NYJ 4
10 Melvin Gordon LAC 12
11 Nick Chubb CLE 7
12 Aaron Jones GB 11
13 Leonard Fournette JAC 10
14 Dalvin Cook MIN 12
15 Devonta Freeman ATL 9
16 Derrick Henry TEN 11
17 Josh Jacobs OAK 6
18 Mark Ingram BAL 8
19 Marlon Mack IND 6
20 Kerryon Johnson DET 5
21 Chris Carson SEA 11
22 Sony Michel NE 10
23 Kenyan Drake MIA 5
24 Damien Williams KC 12
25 Phillip Lindsay DEN 10
26 James White NE 10
27 Lamar Miller HOU 10
28 Miles Sanders PHI 10
29 Tarik Cohen CHI 6
30 Derrius Guice WAS 10
31 Tevin Coleman SF 4
32 Austin Ekeler LAC 12
33 Dion Lewis TEN 11
34 Latavius Murray NO 9
35 David Montgomery CHI 6
36 Rashaad Penny SEA 11
37 Royce Freeman DEN 10
38 Ronald Jones TB 7
39 LeSean McCoy BUF 6
40 Nyheim Hines IND 6
41 Kareem Hunt CLE 7
42 Jalen Richard OAK 6
43 D'Onta Foreman HOU 10
44 Peyton Barber TB 7
45 Carlos Hyde KC 12
46 Frank Gore BUF 6
47 Kalen Ballage MIA 5
48 C.J. Anderson DET 5
49 Ito Smith ATL 9
50 Duke Johnson CLE 7
51 Chris Thompson WAS 10
52 Jerick McKinnon SF 4
53 Giovani Bernard CIN 9
54 Jordan Howard PHI 10
55 Jamaal Williams GB 11
56 Devin Singletary BUF 6
57 Mike Davis CHI 6
58 Alexander Mattison MIN 12
59 Matt Breida SF 4
60 Damien Harris NE 10
61 Jaylen Samuels PIT 7
62 Jay Ajayi FA  
63 Justice Hill BAL 8
64 Ty Montgomery NYJ 4
65 Devontae Booker DEN 10
66 Malcolm Brown LAR 9
67 Adrian Peterson WAS 10
68 Wayne Gallman NYG 11
69 Rex Burkhead NE 10
70 Alfred Blue JAC 10
71 Dexter Williams GB 11
72 Gus Edwards BAL 8
73 Darrell Henderson LAR 9
74 Tony Pollard DAL 8
75 Myles Gaskin MIA 5
76 Chase Edmonds ARI 12
77 Jordan Wilkins IND 6
78 Spencer Ware IND 6
79 Kyle Juszczyk SF 4
80 Chris Warren OAK 6
81 Ryquell Armstead JAC 10
82 Bryce Love WAS 10
83 Darwin Thompson KC 12
84 Kenneth Dixon BAL 8
85 Doug Martin OAK 6
86 Qadree Ollison ATL 9
87 Karan Higdon HOU 10
88 Trayveon Williams CIN 9
89 Theo Riddick DET 5
90 Benny Snell Jr. PIT 7

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