2018 Fantasy Football Rankings: Running Backs 41-80




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2018 Fantasy Football Rankings - Running Backs (Sept. 5):
Top 10 | 11-20 | 21-40 | 41-75


  1. Rashaad Penny, RB, Seahawks. Bye: 7.
    AUG. 23 UPDATE: Rashaad Penny weighed in at 236 pounds this week, up 16 from what he was at the NFL Scouting Combine in February. This is troubling news, and it's yet another reason to avoid Penny in your fantasy drafts.

    AUG. 16 UPDATE: Chris Carson was referred to as Seattle's "bellcow" back by Ian Rapoport, who cited that Rashaad Penny could miss several games with his hand injury.

    AUG. 15 UPDATE: Rashaad Penny broke his finger in Monday's practice and will miss some time. Penny needed practice and in-game reps to overtake Chris Carson ahead of Week 1, but now that won't happen. Penny could eventually be the starter this year, but Carson will be the primary back in the early stages of the season.

    AUG. 11 UPDATE: Chris Carson was the starting running back for the Seahawks in the preseason opener, but Rashaad Penny was mixed in throughout the evening, including the opening drive. Carson looked like the better runner, gaining 26 yards on just four carries, while Penny mustered 16 yards on eight tries. Penny is currently being overdrafted at his 5.01 ADP. He could eventually overtake Carson as the starter, but it's Carson's job for now.

    JULY 23 UPDATE: Chris Carson is expected to be Seattle's starting running back to open training camp, according to the Seattle Times' Bob Condotta. Carson was Seattle's best runner last year - he averaged 4.2 YPC prior to getting hurt - but first-round rookie Rashaad Penny will get a chance at some point. Either way, none of Seattle's runners will have any sort of blocking behind the team's atrocious front.

    JUNE 16 UPDATE: Pete Carroll told the media that he already trusts first-round rookie running back Rashaad Penny in pass protection. This is huge for Penny's usage, but before you reach for him, keep in mind that Penny isn't great, and Seattle's offensive line stinks.

    Rashaad Penny, chosen 27th overall in the 2018 NFL Draft, will be a three-down back for the Seahawks, according to Pete Carroll. That's obviously great news for Penny's outlook, but the bad news is that he'll have horrible blocking in front of him.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 570 rushing yards. 26 catches. 200 receiving yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 114.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 140.

  2. Ronald Jones, RB, Buccaneers. Bye: 5.
    AUG. 20 UPDATE: Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter told the media that Peyton Barber has played like an "every-down back" this summer. Koetter showered Barber with praise. Barber figures to start for the Buccaneers, as second-round rookie Ronald Jones has struggled this summer.

    AUG. 9 UPDATE: Ronald Jones has been struggling in pass protection in training camp thus far. This is a big deal, as the Tampa coaches will keep Jones off the field more often than his fantasy owners might like if he can't pass protect.

    The Buccaneers lacked talent in the backfield heading into the 2018 NFL Draft, so the only person who can prevent Ronald Jones from thriving this year is Jones himself. I worry about the Tampa party lifestyle getting to Jones, as it has to many young Buccaneers over the years.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 630 rushing yards. 11 catches. 80 receiving yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 114.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 125.

  3. C.J. Anderson, RB, Panthers. Bye: 4.
    C.J. Anderson was signed to handle the early-down work for the Panthers. He's a fine late-round pick, as Anderson could score a bunch of touchdowns.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 600 rushing yards. 10 catches. 70 receiving yards. 6 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 113.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 123.

  4. D'Onta Foreman, RB, Texans. Bye: 10.
    JUNE 19 UPDATE: It's "up in the air" in regard to D'Onta Foreman being ready for Week 1 in the wake of his Achilles tear. This shouldn't be a surprise because Foreman ruptured his Achilles in late November. However, Foreman's ADP is currently 10.01, which seems like a decent bargain at the moment.

    D'Onta Foreman tore his Achilles in mid-November, so there's a chance he may not be ready to start the season. It's a shame because he had some nice performances as a rookie. Perhaps Foreman will be placed on the PUP list, making him a worthwhile pick-up in the middle of the season.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 680 rushing yards. 6 catches. 40 receiving yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 111.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 117.





  5. Rex Burkhead, RB, Patriots. Bye: 11.
    AUG. 17 UPDATE: Rex Burkhead has a slight tear in his knee, according to Jeff Howe of the Athletic. This isn't considered a major injury, as Burkhead is slated to play come Week 1, but this is something that could worsen with usage. Burkhead, already injury-prone, is looking like a very risky fantasy pick at his fifth-round ADP.

    Rex Burkhead would've been a decent PPR option next year if Sony Michel wasn't drafted. Burkhead is a late-round option.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 350 rushing yards. 35 catches. 300 receiving yards. 6 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 111.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 146.

  6. Chris Thompson, RB, Redskins. Bye: 4.
    A better real-life player than fantasy option, Chris Thompson had several big performances as a pass-catcher in Washington's offense. Unfortunately, he broke his leg in mid-November. He said he'll be ready for training camp, however.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 340 rushing yards. 55 catches. 460 receiving yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 110.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 165.

  7. Bilal Powell, RB, Jets. Bye: 11.
    Bilal Powell was the Jets' best running back this past season, rushing for 772 yards and catching 23 passes. New York added a bunch of running backs to the mix this offseason, muddling his fantasy outlook.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 590 rushing yards. 35 catches. 270 receiving yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 110.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 145.



  8. Kalen Ballage, RB, Dolphins. Bye: 11.
    AUG. 2 UPDATE: Kalen Ballage has been impressive throughout training camp thus far, according to Antwan Staley of USA Today. Ballage, described as "big and fast" has plenty of talent. The fourth-round rookie didn't live up to it at Arizona State, but he seems motivated now.

    Kalen Ballage could take over as the starting running back in the event of a Kenyan Drake injury, so he's someone to monitor on the waiver wire.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 530 rushing yards. 10 catches. 70 receiving yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 110.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 120.

  9. Giovani Bernard, RB, Bengals. Bye: 9.
    Giovani Bernard will continue to serve as Cincinnati's receiving back, despite Joe Mixon having control of the majority of the carries. Bernard will be worth adding if Mixon gets hurt, but he shouldn't be drafted in 12-team leagues.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 390 rushing yards. 47 catches. 410 receiving yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 109.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 156.





  10. Lamar Miller, RB, Texans. Bye: 10.
    Lamar Miller wasn't the feature back late in the year, as he lost plenty of touches to Alfred Blue. D'Onta Foreman will be back from injury as well. Miller is just a late-round flier at best.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 560 rushing yards. 27 catches. 220 receiving yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 108.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 135.

  11. Isaiah Crowell, RB, Jets. Bye: 11.
    The Jets signed multiple running backs this offseason, one of whom is Isaiah Crowell. It's likely that New York will split the touches with all of its backs, much like the Patriots have done.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 650 rushing yards. 22 catches. 140 receiving yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 107.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 129.



  12. Marlon Mack, RB, Colts. Bye: 9.
    JUNE 30 UPDATE: Robert Turbin will be suspended for four games, which gives Marlon Mack a better chance to thrive in the first four games of the season. Rookie Jordan Wilkins also benefits from this news.

    Jim Irsay said the Colts would draft a running back early, but that didn't happen. Marlon Mack is the favorite to handle the majority of the workload for the Colts, who have bolstered their offensive line.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 580 rushing yards. 18 catches. 120 receiving yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 104.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 122.

  13. Alfred Blue, RB, Texans. Bye: 10.
    Alfred Blue handled the majority of the workload over Lamar Miller in the final three games. If D'Onta Foreman isn't ready, and this continues into 2018, Blue will have RB2 potential. It'll be a situation to monitor in training camp and the preseason.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 560 rushing yards. 14 catches. 90 receiving yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 104.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 118.

  14. Duke Johnson, RB, Browns. Bye: 11.
    Duke Johnson is only useful in PPR leagues, thanks to his 188 receptions over the past three years. He carried the ball just 82 times in 2017, however.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 300 rushing yards. 62 catches. 550 receiving yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 103.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 165.

  15. Mike Gillislee, RB, Saints. Bye: 6.
    Mike Gillislee was released by the Patriots over the weekend. The Saints needed a complement for Alvin Kamara, and Gillislee makes sense. I think Gillislee is worth owning, as he could get some goal-line carries, but remember that he'll need to be cut once Mark Ingram returns from suspension.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 330 rushing yards. 6 catches. 30 receiving yards. 6 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 97.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 103.

  16. C.J. Prosise, RB, Seahawks. Bye: 7.
    C.J. Prosise is very talented, but barely played this past season because of injuries. He had just 17 touches in five games. Prosise will be a solid PPR option if he can stay healthy, but he has yet to prove that he can do this in the NFL.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 250 rushing yards. 33 catches. 360 receiving yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 94.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 127.

  17. Austin Ekeler, RB, Chargers. Bye: 8.
    Austin Ekeler is currently the Chargers' No. 2 back, though he'll be challenged by seventh-round rookie Justin Jackson. Ekeler caught 27 passes and scored five times in 2017. If Ekler reprises his role, he'll need to be added in the event of a Melvin Gordon injury.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 310 rushing yards. 32 catches. 290 receiving yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 94.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 126.



  18. James Conner, RB, Steelers. Bye: 7.
    Considering Le'Veon Bell's history, James Conner should be able to start some games at some point in the future.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 380 rushing yards. 14 catches. 100 receiving yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 92.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 106.

  19. LeGarrette Blount, RB, Lions. Bye: 6.
    LeGarrette Blount will get the early-down and short-yardage work for the Lions, but don't expect to be as successful as he was in Philadelphia.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 500 rushing yards. 4 catches. 20 receiving yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 92.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 96.

  20. Joe Williams, RB, 49ers. Bye: 11.
    Joe Williams is a terrific talent, and he was my top fantasy sleeper last year during the early parts of the summer. However, Williams regressed in practice and then suffered an injury that knocked him out for all of 2017.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 360 rushing yards. 8 catches. 40 receiving yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 88.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 96.



  21. James White, RB, Patriots. Bye: 11.
    Perennial playoff hero James White is somehow 26 even though it seems like he's been around forever. He'll continue to be Tom Brady's reliable third-down back. He'll need several injuries to be a viable fantasy option in 12-team PPR leagues, however.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 180 rushing yards. 57 catches. 460 receiving yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 88.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 145.

  22. Chase Edmonds, RB, Cardinals. Bye: 9.
    A fourth-round rookie out of Fordham, Chase Edmonds figures to be David Johnson's direct backup. He'll obviously be worth grabbing on the waiver wire if Johnson were to get hurt again.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 350 rushing yards. 20 catches. 140 receiving yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 87.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 107.

  23. Theo Riddick, RB, Lions. Bye: 6.
    Theo Riddick should continue to serve as Detroit's pass-catching back, though Kerryon Johnson will eat into his touches.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 180 rushing yards. 53 catches. 430 receiving yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 85.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 138.

  24. Kenneth Dixon, RB, Ravens. Bye: 10.
    Kenneth Dixon suffered a torn meniscus and was lost for the year. It's unclear if the Ravens will trust Dixon, given his six-game suspension last season.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 350 rushing yards. 18 catches. 120 receiving yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 85.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 103.

  25. Buck Allen, RB, Ravens. Bye: 10.
    Buck Allen caught 46 passes in 2017. He'll continue to serve as Baltimore's passing-down back, especially with Danny Woodhead calling it a career.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 350 rushing yards. 50 catches. 290 receiving yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 82.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 132.



  26. Darren Sproles, RB, Eagles. Bye: 9.
    Darren Sproles tore his ACL in Week 3 and considered retirement. Turning 35 in June, Sproles signed a 1-year contract, so he'll return. However, he isn't any sort of a fantasy option outside of very deep PPR leagues.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 240 rushing yards. 48 catches. 380 receiving yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 80.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 128.

  27. Latavius Murray, RB, Vikings. Bye: 10.
    Latavius Murray should be picked up if Dalvin Cook gets hurt again. Otherwise, he should be left on the waiver wire.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 330 rushing yards. 10 catches. 70 receiving yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 78.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 88.

  28. Devontae Booker, RB, Broncos. Bye: 10.
    JULY 23 UPDATE: Devontae Booker is the favorite to start for the Broncos in Week 1, according to Mike Klis of 9 News Denver. Many are predicting that third-round rookie Royce Freeman will get the nod - Freeman's ADP is in the fifth round, while Booker is in the 11th - but Booker provides way more value, and that's why he's listed in my Fantasy Football Sleepers list.

    Devontae Booker proved to be a big disappointment. He had an opportunity when C.J. Anderson got hurt last year, and he struggled. He averaged just 3.8 yards per carry in 2017. Booker is currently slated to be Denver's starting running back, but third-round rookie Royce Freeman might have something to say about that.

    Projected 2010 Fantasy Stats: 400 rushing yards. 20 catches. 110 receiving yards. 2 total TDs.
    Projected 2010 Fantasy Points: 73.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 93.

  29. Frank Gore, RB, Dolphins. Bye: 11.
    Frank Gore will serve as Kenyan Drake's backup. He'll be worth adding on the waiver wire if Drake gets hurt.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 350 rushing yards. 10 catches. 80 receiving yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 71.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 81.

  30. Rod Smith, RB, Cowboys. Bye: 8.
    Rod Smith will be worth owning in PPR leagues if Ezekiel Elliott gets hurt. He should not be drafted unless you're in a super deep league.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 250 rushing yards. 24 catches. 170 receiving yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 70.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 94.

  31. Jeremy Hill, RB, Patriots. Bye: 11.
    Jeremy Hill had some potential when the Patriots signed him in March, but that disappeared in the wake of the first-rounder spent on Sony Michel. Still, perhaps Bill Belichick envisions Hill as his goal-line hammer.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 240 rushing yards. 10 catches. 70 receiving yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 70.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 80.

  32. Nyheim Hines, RB, Colts. Bye: 9.
    Nyheim Hines will act as a very poor man's Darren Sproles in the Colts' offense. He's worth more in PPR formats.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 130 rushing yards. 40 catches. 300 receiving yards. 2 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 70.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 110.

  33. Robert Kelley, RB, Redskins. Bye: 4.
    AUG. 20 UPDATE: The Redskins signed Adrian Peterson, crushing Robert Kelley's value.

    AUG. 17 UPDATE: With Derrius Guice out for the season, Robert Kelley was named the starting running back in the second preseason game. He played the entire initial drive, tallying 17 yards on seven carries. He also saw two targets from Alex Smith, catching one of them for 13 yards. Samaje Perine entered the contest on the second possession, but left immediately with an ankle injury. It appears as though Kelley is the player to target in the middle rounds as a value starting running back.

    Rob Kelley had major issues staying healthy this past season, playing only seven games. He averaged just 3.1 yards per carry. It's highly unlikely that he'll be the starter in Washington going forward.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 450 rushing yards. 12 catches. 60 receiving yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 69.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 81.

  34. T.J. Yeldon, RB, Jaguars. Bye: 9.
    T.J. Yeldon caught 50 passes in 2016 and 30 passes in 10 games this past season. He can be started in PPR leagues if Leonard Fournette gets hurt.

    Projected 2013 Fantasy Stats: 250 rushing yards. 42 catches. 300 receiving yards. 2 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 67.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 109.

  35. Chris Ivory, RB, Bills. Bye: 11.
    Chris Ivory needs LeSean McCoy to get hurt in order to be relevant, and even then, he shouldn't even be started in most 12-team leagues.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 250 rushing yards. 20 catches. 140 receiving yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 67.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 87.

  36. Jonathan Stewart, RB, Giants. Bye: 9.
    Jonathan Stewart has been ineffective for quite a while now. He's irrelevant in fantasy unless Saquon Barkley gets hurt, and even then, he's a sub-par option at best.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 340 rushing yards. 6 catches. 30 receiving yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 65.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 71.

  37. DeMarco Murray, RB, TBA. Bye: 0.
    Currently unsigned, DeMarco Murray is no longer the runner he once was, but he's still a dynamic threat as a pass-catcher.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 150 rushing yards. 22 catches. 160 receiving yards. 2 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 63.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 85.

  38. Spencer Ware, RB, Chiefs. Bye: 12.
    Spencer Ware had a great 2016 campaign, but missed all of 2017 with torn ligaments in his knee. It's unclear if he'll be ready to play for the 2018 opener, but he was slotted for backup duties anyway.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 300 rushing yards. 12 catches. 90 receiving yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 57.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 69.

  39. Samaje Perine, RB, Redskins. Bye: 4.
    With Derrius Guice out for the year, Samaje Perine is the favorite for the early-down work.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 330 rushing yards. 10 catches. 50 receiving yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 56.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 66.

  40. Ty Montgomery, RB, Packers. Bye: 7.
    Ty Montgomery entered the 2017 season as the starter, but he lost his job to Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams. Montgomery will continue to be a part of the Packer offense as a pass-catching threat, but his touches will be limited.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 150 rushing yards. 20 catches. 140 receiving yards. 2 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 56.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 76.

  41. Charles Sims, RB, Buccaneers. Bye: 5.
    Charles Sims is just an ordinary receiving back; he caught 35 passes in 2017, but was given just 21 carries.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 80 rushing yards. 30 catches. 220 receiving yards. 2 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 52.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 82.

  42. Jeremy Hill, RB, Bengals. Bye: 9.
    Jeremy Hill lost his job to Joe Mixon. He'll need Mixon to get hurt to be a viable option again. He's not worth drafting.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 200 rushing yards. 5 catches. 30 receiving yards. 2 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 45.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 50.

  43. Charcandrick West, RB, Chiefs. Bye: 12.
    With Spencer Ware returning from injury, Charcandrick West won't get many touches unless another player goes down.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 120 rushing yards. 18 catches. 130 receiving yards. 2 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 37.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 55.

  44. Malcolm Brown, RB, Rams. Bye: 12.
    Malcolm Brown is worth picking up and starting if Todd Gurley gets hurt, but I wouldn't roster him otherwise.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 220 rushing yards. 10 catches. 60 receiving yards. 1 total TD.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 34.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 44.

  45. Derrius Guice, RB, Redskins. Bye: 4.
    AUG. 11 UPDATE: Derrius Guice had an impressive preseason debut, but he tore his ACL and is out for the year.

    AUG. 1 UPDATE: Derrius Guice has been praised for his work in the meeting room as well as his pass protection, according to ESPN's John Keim. NFL coaches tend to shy away from giving rookie running backs big workloads because of protection issues, but that doesn't seem to be a problem for Guice. It appears as though Guice is going to get lots of carries behind a talented offensive line.

    JUNE 27 UPDATE: According to ESPN's John Keim, it would be surprising if Derrius Guice were not the Redskins' starting running back. Guice is the most talented back on the Redskins' roster by a mile, and he has impressed in OTAs thus far.

    JUNE 8 UPDATE: Jay Gruden told the media that it's been "very exciting" watching Derrius Guice catch the ball. This is notable because Gruden called Guice a "first- or second-down banger" when the Redskins drafted the LSU talent in April. Guice, by no means, will be replacing Chris Thompson as the third-down back, but he'll catch more passes than initially anticipated.

    Derrius Guice fell in the 2018 NFL Draft because of character concerns. He even got into a shouting match with members of the Eagles' organization on his top-30 visit to Philadelphia. Guice is very talented, and he's the best pure runner on the Redskins' roster, but I wonder if his attitude will prevent him from becoming the player he should be.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 0 rushing yards. 0 catches. 0 receiving yards. 0 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 0.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 0.

  46. Jerick McKinnon, RB, 49ers. Bye: 11.
    SEPT. 1 UPDATE: Jerick McKinnon is out for the year with a torn ACL.

    AUG. 17 UPDATE: Jerick McKinnon will be out until Week 1. It's good news that McKinnon will reportedly be ready for the regular season, but the fact that he won't be able to play at all in the preseason is a bit troubling. McKinnon has been overdrafted all summer.

    AUG. 10 UPDATE: Jerick McKinnon won't be a "bell-cow running back," according to ESPN's Dan Graziano. If this is true, it's curious as to why the 49ers spent so much money on him. McKinnon is being severely overdrafted with his second-round ADP. He would be an ideal target in the fourth frame.

    The 49ers grossly overpaid Jerick McKinnon. He won't be as effective as they think he'll be, but he'll get the majority of the touches, and that has to count for something.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 0 rushing yards. 0 catches. 0 receiving yards. 0 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 0.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 0.


2018 Fantasy Football Rankings - Running Backs (Sept. 5):
Top 10 | 11-20 | 21-40 | 41-75





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Rank lower in PPR leagues






 





 

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