2015 Fantasy Football Rankings: Running Backs 41-75




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2015 Fantasy Football Rankings - Running Backs (Sept. 10):
Top 10 | 11-20 | 21-40 | 41-75


  1. Alfred Blue, RB, Texans. Bye: 9.
    SEPT. 4 UPDATE: A trusted source told me that Arian Foster is due back in Week 4 or so, meaning Alfred Blue has lost most of his value. Blue should still be drafted though, as Foster could easily get hurt again.

    AUG. 16 UPDATE: While the quarterback situation is still unclear, Alfred Blue was able to distance himself from the other Houston running backs in the preseason opener. Blue tallied 59 yards on nine carries, with several of his runs being very impressive. He had a 14-yarder in which he made a great cut and exploded through an open lane. Blue also had a 32-yard burst. Granted, he had some great blocking helping him, but he looked pretty good.

    AUG. 4 UPDATE: Alfred Blue is the favorite to start for the Texans in the wake of Arian Foster's groin injury. Don't get too excited, however, as Blue isn't very good, and he may have trouble holding off Jonathan Grimes and Kenny Hilliard. There could be a committee in Houston.

    Alfred Blue is one of the top handcuffs in 2015, now that the Texans didn't spend their first-round pick on a running back. Arian Foster's fragility means that Blue will have a few starts.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 590 rushing yards. 16 catches. 120 receiving yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 106.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 122.

  2. Dion Lewis, RB, Patriots. Bye: 4.
    Khiry Robinson posted a 21-89-1 line against the Buccaneers in Week 5. Then, he got hurt and lost his job to Mark Ingram. Robinson could emerge as an RB3 if Ingram disappoints after signing a new contract.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 400 rushing yards. 33 catches. 250 receiving yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 104.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 137.

  3. Ryan Mathews, RB, Eagles. Bye: 8.
    Ryan Mathews seemed like he would be a great fantasy option in 2015 - for just a couple of days. The Eagles then signed DeMarco Murray, relegating Mathews to backup duties. Mathews will be in RB2 territory if Murray gets hurt, which is a very realistic possibility. However, Mathews won't be able to stay healthy either, so what's the point?

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 530 rushing yards. 14 catches. 100 receiving yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 103.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 117.





  4. Devonta Freeman, RB, Falcons. Bye: 10.
    SEPT. 8 UPDATE: Devonta Freeman is dealing with a hamstring injury. Soft-tissue injuries tend to linger, so Freeman could miss Week 1 and perhaps more games after re-injuring himself.

    JULY 31 UPDATE: Dianna Marie Russini of ESPN wrote that Devonta Freeman is the "right" fit for the Falcons' scheme. Russini covered the Redskins, so she's familiar with Kyle Shanahan. Freeman isn't very good, but he might get the majority of the workload despite the fact that Tevin Coleman has been going earlier in fantasy mock drafts.

    Devonta Freeman will get more touches next year with Steven Jackson gone, but he didn't show enough as a rookie. He could win the starting job over rookie Tevin Coleman, but he'll need to improve.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 650 rushing yards. 26 catches. 200 receiving yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 103.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 129.

  5. Khiry Robinson, RB, Saints. Bye: 11.
    Khiry Robinson posted a 21-89-1 line against the Buccaneers in Week 5. Then, he got hurt and lost his job to Mark Ingram. Robinson could emerge as an RB3 if Ingram disappoints after signing a new contract.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 640 rushing yards. 13 catches. 90 receiving yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 103.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 116.

  6. Josh Robinson, RB, Colts. Bye: 10.
    Daniel Herron has been waived, and Vick Ballard is injured, making rookie Josh Robinson the No. 2 running back in Indianapolis. Robinson was impressive in the preseason, and I think he's now one of the better handcuffs. Frank Gore is old and could break down at any moment, which would allow Robinson to serve as a productive fantasy back.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 480 rushing yards. 16 catches. 100 receiving yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 102.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 118.



  7. Knile Davis, RB, Chiefs. Bye: 9.
    Knile Davis is one of the top handcuffs in fantasy football right now. He produced two 100-yard games, showing off the potential he has if Jamaal Charles ever misses an extended period of time. As of right now though, he's a late-round fantasy pick.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 450 rushing yards. 15 catches. 110 receiving yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 101.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 116.

  8. Thomas Rawls, RB, Seahawks. Bye: 9.
    SEPT. 7 UPDATE: Robert Turbin has been waived, and Christine Michael has been traded. An injury to Marshawn Lynch is now the only thing standing in the way of Thomas Rawls producing RB2 numbers at the very least (I don't expect much out of the decrepit Fred Jackson.) He has suddenly become one of the top handcuffs to own.

    Multiple reports this offseason have indicated that the Seattle coaching staff loves Thomas Rawls, as he reminds them of Marshawn Lynch, thanks to his tough running skills. Rawls is worth a late-round pick as a valuable handcuff for Lynch.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 350 rushing yards. 12 catches. 70 receiving yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 101.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 113.

  9. Danny Woodhead, RB, Chargers. Bye: 10.
    AUG. 14 UPDATE: Danny Woodhead carried the ball just once in the preseason opener, but scored an 8-yard touchdown. It's clear that San Diego plans on using Woodhead as its third-down running back, as the team doesn't trust Gordon enough yet to be in that role. Woodhead showed no signs of injury, making him an appealing late-round option in PPR formats.

    Danny Woodhead missed pretty much all of 2014 with a fractured fibula. He could reemerge as a solid PPR option, but he'll have to compete with Melvin Gordon and Branden Oliver for touches.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 370 rushing yards. 48 catches. 320 receiving yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 99.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 147.

  10. Christine Michael, RB, Cowboys. Bye: 6.
    Christine Michael was traded to the Cowboys, and you can read my grade by clicking the link. Michael has a chance to overtake Joseph Randle and Darren McFadden as the starter in Dallas. Michael is more talented than both at this stage of everyone's career, but hasn't been able to put it together mentally yet. Perhaps a change of scenery could help.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 400 rushing yards. 13 catches. 100 receiving yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 98.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 111.





  11. Terrance West, RB, Titans. Bye: 4.
    SEPT. 7 UPDATE: Terrance West was traded to the Titans, and you can read my grade by clicking the link. West couldn't overtake the lethargic Isaiah Crowell this offseason after failing to gain more than four yards per carry behind a talented offensive line last year. Perhaps being on a new team will help, but as for right now, West will be way behind Bishop Sankey on the depth chart. I wouldn't rush out and add him to your team, but he, as well as Sankey, need to be monitored.

    SEPT. 4 UPDATE: Terrance West led the Browns in rushing in the preseason finale, which has to be discouraging for his fantasy outlook. Isaiah Crowell was nowhere to be seen, which means that West is probably behind him on the depth chart. West did have a nice outing on paper, gaining 35 yards on nine carries, but his longest rush, a 15-yarder, came on a play in which the Bears allowed him to run freely, given that it was a third-and-34 situation.

    AUG. 5 UPDATE: Terrance West is reportedly in the doghouse because he showed up to training camp out of shape. The Browns are also concerned with West's maturity. Stay away from him in fantasy drafts.

    Terrance West didn't deserve carries over Isaiah Crowell, yet Mike Pettine used the two in a rotation that no one could figure out. West was definitely worth rostering prior to the draft, but with the addition of Duke Johnson, who knows what Pettine is going to do?

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 550 rushing yards. 15 catches. 90 receiving yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 98.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 113.

  12. Denard Robinson, RB, Jaguars. Bye: 8.
    Denard Robinson took over for the ineffective Toby Gerhart and looked good prior to tearing a ligament in his foot. Robinson gained 582 yards on the ground with a 4.3 YPC clip. Unfortunately for him, he has lost all of his non-PPR value because of the second-round selection used on T.J. Yeldon.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 380 rushing yards. 30 catches. 200 receiving yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 98.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 128.

  13. Matt Jones, RB, Redskins. Bye: 8.
    AUG. 21 UPDATE: I'm liking what I'm seeing out of Matt Jones. The third-round rookie was impressive once again, gaining 44 yards and a touchdown on just eight carries in his second preseason game. This includes a 24-yard burst in which he made two cuts, dodging a diving Detroit tackler in the process. Jones is a strong back, and he also happens to be elusive. I'm not into stashing handcuffs, but Jones is definitely worth considering if you like to utilize that strategy.

    Matt Jones will take over Roy Helu's third-down work, so he has some value in PPR formats. He really shouldn't be selected until the later rounds in re-draft leagues though, and he doesn't hold much dynasty value unless Alfred Morris gets hurt.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 380 rushing yards. 31 catches. 210 receiving yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 98.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 129.

  14. Tre Mason, RB, Rams. Bye: 6.
    SEPT. 8 UPDATE: Tre Mason will be a game-time decision for Week 1, according to Jeff Fisher. Given that Mason doesn't have much starting time until Todd Gurley returns, this obviously hurts his stock.

    AUG. 31 UPDATE: Tre Mason sprained his MCL and wil be questionable for Week 1. This is significant, as Mason was going to enter the season as the starter until Todd Gurley was cleared for action. With Mason banged up, his fantasy value has diminished considerably.

    The Rams drafted Todd Gurley in the first round, but all hope isn't lost for Tre Mason. Gurley will miss some time this upcoming season, so Mason will be a decent RB2 option until the rookie returns.

    Projected 2013 Fantasy Stats: 450 rushing yards. 19 catches. 130 receiving yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 98.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 117.



  15. David Johnson, RB, Cardinals. Bye: 9.
    AUG. 23 UPDATE: David Johnson had a mostly positive performance versus San Diego, rushing for 66 yards on 13 carries to go along with two catches for 15 receiving yards. Johnson escaped defenders with some strong stiff-arm action, and ran with a nice mix of speed and power. He did miss a hole on an early carry, and he could've done better in pass protection, but Johnson looked good overall. He has definitely earned some playing time when the real action begins.

    AUG. 21 UPDATE: David Johnson has finally returned to practice, and by all accounts, he has looked great. Reportedly, no one has been able to cover Johnson at all. His ADP has dropped considerably in the wake of the Chris Johnson signing, so unlike before, David Johnson could be obtained for good value at this point.

    AUG. 18 UPDATE: I actually don't think Andre Ellington will be impacted very much by the Chris Johnson signing. David Johnson, however, is a different story. Arizona signed Chris because David couldn't get healthy, so don't take a flier on the rookie.

    AUG. 12 UPDATE: Another stock-down arrow for David Johnson: He has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 hamstring injury, which means he may not be practicing for a while. This is not good news, as Bruce Arians told the media that Johnson won't play unless he's able to practice.

    AUG. 11 UPDATE: Bruce Arians talked about the possibility of signing a free agent running back, citing that he was disappointed with both of his main running backs. David Johnson has been out with the same malady. I don't have an issue with taking Johnson late, but this is a situation to avoid otherwise.

    JUNE 16 UPDATE: The Cardinals drafted David Johnson to be Andre Ellington's complement, but Johnson could handle the majority of the touches before long. Johnson has been very impressive at OTAs, blowing away his coaches with his pass-catching ability. If he runs well, Bruce Arians may not want to take him off the field.

    The Cardinals didn't think Andre Ellington could carry the load, so that would explain why they spent a third-round pick on David Johnson. It sounds like Johnson will get the goal-line touches as a rookie, and if he proves to be a successful draft pick, he might be able to take over as the primary back.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 340 rushing yards. 22 catches. 150 receiving yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 96.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 118.

  16. DeAngelo Williams, RB, Steelers. Bye: 11.
    Now a Steeler, DeAngelo Williams will start the first three games of the season with Le'Veon Bell suspended. Williams is no longer the player he once was, however, so he may not produce much.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 460 rushing yards. 13 catches. 90 receiving yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 94.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 107.

  17. Benny Cunningham, RB, Rams. Bye: 6.
    Benny Cunningham is St. Louis' pass-catching back, as he logged 45 receptions in his second season. He's not worth owning unless Tre Mason gets injured, however.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 200 rushing yards. 48 catches. 370 receiving yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 91.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 139.

  18. Cameron Artis-Payne, RB, Panthers. Bye: 5.
    ESPN Panthers' David Newton believes that Cameron Artis-Payne will be Jonathan Stewart's direct backup this season. Artis-Payne has not disappointed thus far, so he's worth a flier in the late rounds, given Stewart's extensive injury history.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 410 rushing yards. 8 catches. 50 receiving yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 90.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 98.

  19. Chris Johnson, RB, Cardinals. Bye: 9.
    Chris Johnson is actually on an NFL team again. That doesn't mean you should draft him, though. Johnson is a has-been who won't produce. He shouldn't be selected in 12-team leagues, but you can bet that the clueless guys who still read fantasy mags in your league will definitely find a way to obtain him.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 440 rushing yards. 17 catches. 100 receiving yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 90.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 107.

  20. Roy Helu, RB, Raiders. Bye: 6.
    SEPT. 9 UPDATE: Roy Helu is listed on the third team offense behind Taiwan Jones. The coaching staff is annoyed that he hasn't been able to get over his hamstring injury.

    Roy Helu signed with the Raiders, where he'll serve as the team's third-down back. He's only rosterable in PPR leagues.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 360 rushing yards. 39 catches. 280 receiving yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 88.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 127.

  21. James Starks, RB, Packers. Bye: 7.
    James Starks is a top handcuff, as he can post RB2 numbers if Eddie Lacy goes down. Unfortunately, a handcuff is all he is.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 380 rushing yards. 14 catches. 100 receiving yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 86.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 100.

  22. Reggie Bush, RB, 49ers. Bye: 10.
    Reggie Bush signed with the 49ers to be Carlos Hyde's backup. Bush is over the hill and worthless in non-PPR fantasy leagues as a result.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 350 rushing yards. 43 catches. 300 receiving yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 83.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 126.

  23. Chris Polk, RB, Texans. Bye: 9.
    AUG. 9 UPDATE: Chris Polk was out with a hamstring, but he's back in action. Bill O'Brien was telling the media that Polk can play all three downs. He's a legitimate candidate to start for Houston.

    The Texans are reportedly high on Chris Polk. Though he's currently nursing an injury, allowing Alfred Blue to get the first-team reps, Polk could end up winning the starting job. Stay tuned for updates during the preseason.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 320 rushing yards. 12 catches. 70 receiving yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 82.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 94.

  24. Jerick McKinnon, RB, Vikings. Bye: 5.
    Jerick McKinnon played well in relief of Adrian Peterson. Unfortunately for him, he won't get to maintain his status as Minnesota's starting running back because Peterson wasn't traded. He's a solid handcuff though, given that Peterson may not be 100 percent after missing 15 games in 2014.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 330 rushing yards. 26 catches. 180 receiving yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 82.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 108.

  25. Jeremy Langford, RB, Bears. Bye: 7.
    It's good that the Bears know that if Matt Forte gets hurt, they won't be completely lost at running back. Jeremy Langford was impressive at Indianapolis, accumulating 80 yards and a touchdown on just nine carries. The bulk of Langford's yardage came on a 46-yard burst, which featured a nifty cut in the open field to dodge Colt Anderson. Unfortunately for Anderson, he was abused again later, whiffing on Langford deep in his own territory. Later on the drive, Langford broke out of a tackle and crashed into the end zone. I don't like handcuffs, but Langford will be a high-priority free agent if Forte sustains an injury.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 340 rushing yards. 17 catches. 120 receiving yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 79.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 96.

  26. Darren Sproles, RB, Eagles. Bye: 8.
    Darren Sproles is too inconsistent to utilize outside of PPR formats. Besides, he'll turn 32 in June, so he could have less of an impact in 2015.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 180 rushing yards. 36 catches. 320 receiving yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 74.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 110.

  27. Branden Oliver, RB, Chargers. Bye: 10.
    Branden Oliver burst onto the scene following Ryan Mathews' injury with a pair of 100-yard games. He cooled off after that, though that was because his offensive line broke down. I liked Oliver's outlook before they drafted Melvin Gordon.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 350 rushing yards. 24 catches. 180 receiving yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 71.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 95.

  28. Mike Tolbert, RB, Panthers. Bye: 12.
    Mike Tolbert's only value is in touchdown-only leagues, as he specializes in end-zone plunges from the 1-yard line. Strangely enough, he didn't score any touchdowns in 2014, though he did miss eight games.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 200 rushing yards. 24 catches. 170 receiving yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 67.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 91.

  29. Jay Ajayi, RB, Dolphins. Bye: 5.
    Jay Ajayi may have gone in the second or third round had it not been for a troublesome knee injury. Unfortunately this "bone on bone" knee problem could persist, hampering Ajayi's career.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 220 rushing yards. 10 catches. 60 receiving yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 66.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 76.

  30. Jonathan Grimes, RB, Texans. Bye: 9.
    I already gave Alfred Blue a stock-up arrow, but Jonathan Grimes deserves one as well. Blue is the favorite to start in the wake of Arian Foster's injury, but Grimes will certainly fight for touches. Grimes could even win the starting gig; he was the superior back during the preseason last summer.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 230 rushing yards. 10 catches. 60 receiving yards. 2 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 66.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 76.

  31. Karlos Williams, RB, Bills. Bye: 8.
    Karlos Williams was looking like he would be the No. 2 running back this season, but he'll be out for a few weeks with an injury. I'm not in favor of drafting handcuffs, so I was planning on avoiding Williams anyway.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 410 rushing yards. 10 catches. 70 receiving yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 66.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 76.

  32. Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB, Ravens. Bye: 9.
    Lorenzo Taliaferro is Justin Forsett's handcuff. He'll be productive if given the chance, but I wouldn't spend a draft pick on him.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 330 rushing yards. 10 catches. 70 receiving yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 64.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 74.

  33. Lance Dunbar, RB, Cowboys. Bye: 6.
    Lance Dunbar will see more touches with DeMarco Murray gone, but he'll be playing behind Joseph Randle and perhaps Darren McFadden.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 180 rushing yards. 23 catches. 190 receiving yards. 2 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 64.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 87.

  34. Charles Sims, RB, Buccaneers. Bye: 6.
    AUG. 25 UPDATE: Charles Sims, expected by some to take over for Doug Martin, managed just six yards on three attempts in the second preseason game. He dropped a pass as well. Martin dominated the first-team touches, so Sims is off the fantasy radar.

    JUNE 24 UPDATE: I moved up Doug Martin today, so Charlie Sims moves down. Sims has been a huge disappointment; he had a chance to supplant the struggling Martin last year, but failed to do so. Martin has performed well in OTAs, so Sims may not see much action in 2015.

    Charles Sims proved to be a major disappointment as a rookie, averaging 2.8 yards per carry. He'll probably have more than 66 carries in 2015, but he hasn't shown any signs that he's capable of being a competent fantasy player.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 290 rushing yards. 16 catches. 100 receiving yards. 2 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 61.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 77.

  35. Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, Bears. Bye: 7.
    Jacquizz Rodgers was signed to be Matt Forte's backup. He's not much of a handcuff.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 230 rushing yards. 24 catches. 150 receiving yards. 2 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 58.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 81.

  36. Stevan Ridley, RB, Jets. Bye: 5.
    Stevan Ridley is coming off a torn ACL and MCL, so it's unknown when he'll be ready for action.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 350 rushing yards. 3 catches. 10 receiving yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 54.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 57.

  37. Zac Stacy, RB, Jets. Bye: 5.
    The Jets used a seventh-round pick to bring in Zac Stacy. He'll be Chris Ivory's backup until Stevan Ridley heals up.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 300 rushing yards. 5 catches. 30 receiving yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 51.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 56.

  38. Vick Ballard, RB, Colts. Bye: 10.
    The Colts have said that they're not giving up on former fifth-round pick Vick Ballard, who is coming off a torn Achilles. Ballard might challenge for some touches, but he has no fantasy value.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 250 rushing yards. 12 catches. 80 receiving yards. 2 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 45.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 57.

  39. Bryce Brown, RB, Bills. Bye: 8.
    Bryce Brown disappointed the Bills after they traded a fourth-round pick for him. Brown has very little fantasy value.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 180 rushing yards. 18 catches. 130 receiving yards. 2 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 43.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 61.

  40. Fred Jackson, RB, Seahawks. Bye: 9.
    The Bills have released Fred Jackson. The Seahawks signed him, but he's not much of an option.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 240 rushing yards. 10 catches. 60 receiving yards. 2 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 42.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 52.

  41. David Cobb, RB, Titans. Bye: 4.
    SEPT. 7 UPDATE: David Cobb has been placed on the Designated IR list with a calf injury. He's someone to monitor on the waiver wire down the stretch, but he shouldn't be on anyone's roster right now.

    SEPT. 2 UPDATE: David Cobb is in a walking boot, and as a consequence, he could be out for the first couple of weeks of the season. Cobb had some hype earlier in the summer, but he's not very draftable right now.

    AUG. 29 UPDATE: David Cobb is out for the third preseason game with a calf injury. With Bishop Sankey looking better, Cobb isn't much of an option in re-draft leagues.

    AUG. 23 UPDATE: ESPN Titans' Paul Kuharsky has predicted that David Cobb will finish the year with more carries than Bishop Sankey. Kuharsky has been able to observe these backs in practice more than anyone, but it was evident how pedestrian Sankey looked in preseason action.

    AUG. 9 UPDATE: David Cobb hasn't impressed thus far in training camp. He has struggled as a runner, and he hasn't been good in pass protection either. Bishop Sankey appears to be the heavy favorite to start for Tennessee.

    Bishop Sankey struggled as a rookie, so perhaps David Cobb will be able to emerge as the starter in 2015. It's definitely possible. Just don't be too bullish on Cobb, as he was a fifth-round pick, after all.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 100 rushing yards. 4 catches. 30 receiving yards. 1 total TD.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 39.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 43.

  42. Dri Archer, RB, Steelers. Bye: 11.
    Dri Archer had just 17 touches in 12 games last year. He'll probably get more work in 2015, but he won't have any sort of fantasy impact.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 80 rushing yards. 14 catches. 100 receiving yards. 1 total TD.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 24.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 38.

  43. Pierre Thomas, RB, TBA. Bye: 0.
    Not currently on a roster.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 0 rushing yards. 0 catches. 0 receiving yards. 0 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 0.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 0.


2015 Fantasy Football Rankings - Running Backs (Sept. 10):
Top 10 | 11-20 | 21-40 | 41-75





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Daily Fantasy Football: Running Backs - 8/27 (Chet)
2015 Fantasy Football: Late-Round Running Back Fliers - 8/24 (Chet)
2015 Fantasy Football Fallout: Jordy Nelson Injury - 8/24 (Chet)
2015 Fantasy Football Players to Target - 8/22 (Chet)
2015 Fantasy Football Spreadsheets - 8/22 (Walt)
2015 Fantasy Football Round-by-Round Strategy Guide - 8/20 (Walt)
2015 Fantasy Football: The Perfect Draft - 8/20 (Chet)
2015 Fantasy Football Players to Avoid: LeSean McCoy - 8/18 (Chet)
2015 Fantasy Football Values: Wide Receivers - 8/14 (Chet)
Daily Fantasy Football: Wide Receivers - 7/29 (Chet)
2015 Fantasy Football Value Profile: Brian Quick - 7/22 (Walt)
2015 Fantasy Football Value Profile: Eli Manning - 7/17 (Walt)
Daily Fantasy Football: A Primer - 7/10 (Chet)
2015 Fantasy Football Value Profile: Jarvis Landry - 7/7 (Walt)
Fantasy Football Offseason Stock Report: Up - 5/15 (Walt)
Fantasy Football Offseason Stock Report: Down - 5/15 (Walt)
2015 Fantasy Football: First-Round Bust History - 2/17 (Walt)
2015 Fantasy Football: Overdrafted Players - 2/15 (Walt)
2015 Fantasy Football: Running Backs with Most Carries - 2/15 (Walt)






NFL Picks - Oct. 19


2019 NFL Mock Draft - Oct. 18


2020 NFL Mock Draft - Oct. 13


Fantasy Football Rankings - Sept. 5


2019 NBA Mock Draft - Aug. 13


NFL Power Rankings - June 3


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