2020 Fantasy Football Rankings: Running Backs 11-20




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2020 Fantasy Football Rankings - Running Backs (July 15):
Top 10 | 11-20 | 21-40 | 41-75


Other Positions: QB | WR | TE | Top 250 | Sleepers | Busts

  1. Devin Singletary, RB, Bills. Bye: 11.
    JULY 2 UPDATE: Devin Singletary's reception totals are expected to rise, as the coaching staff wants to involve him more in the passing game, according to team reporter Joe Buscaglia. I figured this to be the case, but it's nice to hear some confirmation.

    I loved Devin Singletary as a sleeper heading into last season, even before LeSean McCoy was moved. It took Singletary a while to get going because he got injured, but he flashed some major potential down the stretch. He projects as a potential RB2 in 2020, as he'll handle most of the workload in his second year.

    Projected 2020 Fantasy Stats: 1,160 rushing yards. 52 catches. 440 receiving yards. 10 total TDs.
    Projected 2020 Fantasy Points: 220.
    Projected 2020 PPR Fantasy Points: 272.

  2. Le'Veon Bell, RB, Jets. Bye: 11.
    JULY 3 UPDATE: Le'Veon Bell has been working out like a "mad man," according to Connor Hughes of the Athletic. This is nice to hear, as Bell is coming off a disappointing year. Being in better shape and having improved blocking can only help Bell in 2020.

    Le'Veon Bell has been the subject of trade rumors. Let's hope that he's dealt because he'll continue to disappoint while with the Jets. Adam Gase has proven that he has no idea what he's doing, as evidenced by the fact that Bell received more than 18 carries just three times in 2019.

    Projected 2020 Fantasy Stats: 1,040 rushing yards. 72 catches. 600 receiving yards. 9 total TDs.
    Projected 2020 Fantasy Points: 218.
    Projected 2020 PPR Fantasy Points: 290.



  3. Melvin Gordon, RB, Broncos. Bye: 8.
    Melvin Gordon held out the first four weeks of the season and then never looked like quite himself upon his return. He didn't look like he was quite in shape for a while, then was running behind an offensive line missing three starters. I was hoping Gordon would land in a good situation, but he didn't, as he'll split some of the workload with Phillip Lindsay.

    Projected 2020 Fantasy Stats: 1,090 rushing yards. 47 catches. 390 receiving yards. 11 total TDs.
    Projected 2020 Fantasy Points: 214.
    Projected 2020 PPR Fantasy Points: 261.

  4. Kenyan Drake, RB, Cardinals. Bye: 8.
    Kenyan Drake took over as Arizona's primary running back down the stretch when it was evident that he was the most explosive player at the position on Arizona's roster. I don't think this was a fluke; Drake's lack of production beforehand can be attributed to Adam Gase's incompetence. Drake, like DaVante Parker, will continue to post monster numbers without his former buffoon coach. With David Johnson gone, the sky is the limit for Drake in 2020.

    Projected 2020 Fantasy Stats: 1,120 rushing yards. 46 catches. 350 receiving yards. 11 total TDs.
    Projected 2020 Fantasy Points: 213.
    Projected 2020 PPR Fantasy Points: 259.



  5. Chris Carson, RB, Seahawks. Bye: 6.
    Chris Carson was having a solid season - 1,230 rushing yards, 37 catches, 266 receiving yards, nine touchdowns - before suffering a season-ending hip injury in Week 16. With Rashaad Penny coming off a late-season torn ACL, Carson should retain the starting job. I'd like his outlook more if the Seahawks bolstered their offensive line, which they didn't do outside of a mid-round pick.

    Projected 2020 Fantasy Stats: 1,210 rushing yards. 34 catches. 240 receiving yards. 10 total TDs.
    Projected 2020 Fantasy Points: 205.
    Projected 2020 PPR Fantasy Points: 239.

  6. Todd Gurley, RB, Falcons. Bye: 10.
    JUNE 10 UPDATE: Todd Gurley has passed his physical with the Falcons, which is obviously a good thing. Unfortunately, the arthritis in the knees remains a huge concern for Gurley, who would be a top fantasy pick if he were completely healthy. It's difficult to trust Gurley, but I'd be willing to spend a third-round pick on him because of his touchdown upside in Atlanta's offense.

    MAY 21 UPDATE: The Falcons have said that they don't know what Todd Gurley's health status is. Maybe they should have figured this out when they obtained him this offseason? Gurley has nice upside in 2020, but his floor is extremely low. Proceed with caution if you draft him.

    I hope you took my warning last year and stayed away from Todd Gurley. Predictably, Gurley was a bust. He was limited to 857 rushing yards and caught 31 passes. Gurley scored 14 times, keeping him relevant, but not nearly as good as his ADP said he'd be. Gurley has arthritic knees, so his workload will have to be monitored throughout the duration of his career, which is unfortunate. Gurley will be playing behind a better offensive line than he did last year, which is a plus.

    Projected 2020 Fantasy Stats: 980 rushing yards. 42 catches. 340 receiving yards. 12 total TDs.
    Projected 2020 Fantasy Points: 204.
    Projected 2020 PPR Fantasy Points: 246.



  7. Leonard Fournette, RB, Jaguars. Bye: 7.
    Leonard Fournette saw a monster workload last year. The 265 carries don't stand out, but he received 100 targets, catching 76 of them for 522 receiving yards. Fournette is currently on the trade block, which is good news for his fantasy outlook because Jacksonville has one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL.

    Projected 2020 Fantasy Stats: 1,120 rushing yards. 60 catches. 430 receiving yards. 8 total TDs.
    Projected 2020 Fantasy Points: 203.
    Projected 2020 PPR Fantasy Points: 263.

  8. Dalvin Cook, RB, Vikings. Bye: 7.
    JUNE 10 UPDATE: Dalvin Cook is holding out for a new contract, as he won't participate in team activities until he gets one. There's a dubious history of running backs holding out, with Melvin Gordon struggling most recently. This is bad news for Cook's fantasy outlook, which was already bleak; Cook was high up on my 2020 Fantasy Football Busts list.

    Dalvin Cook proved me wrong last year by staying healthy for the most part, though he eventually got injured at the end of the season. I still have some concern that Cook can remain healthy, but there's no doubting his upside if he can remain on the field. His offensive line has taken a hit, however, so it's fair to wonder if he'll be able to hit his upside. Also, Minnesota's offense won't be as good without Stefon Diggs, so Cook's touchdown total could drop.

    Projected 2020 Fantasy Stats: 1,070 rushing yards. 50 catches. 410 receiving yards. 9 total TDs.
    Projected 2020 Fantasy Points: 202.
    Projected 2020 PPR Fantasy Points: 252.



  9. Austin Ekeler, RB, Chargers. Bye: 10.
    Austin Ekeler was a PPR monster last year, catching 92 passes despite Melvin Gordon also getting plenty of receptions out of the backfield once he returned from his holdout. Ekeler will return to the Chargers next year, while Gordon is gone. This is a major positive, but Ekeler's touchdown count will plummet because Philip Rivers is gone.

    Projected 2020 Fantasy Stats: 650 rushing yards. 92 catches. 860 receiving yards. 6 total TDs.
    Projected 2020 Fantasy Points: 187.
    Projected 2020 PPR Fantasy Points: 279.

  10. D'Andre Swift, RB, Lions. Bye: 5.
    D'Andre Swift was chosen three selections after Clyde Edwards-Helaire, but I like him better than the new Kansas City back for the short term. I think Swift is a better runner than Edwards-Helaire, and it seems as though he should have an easier time beating Kerryon Johnson than Edwards-Helaire with Damien Williams.

    Projected 2020 Fantasy Stats: 900 rushing yards. 35 catches. 280 receiving yards. 6 total TDs.
    Projected 2020 Fantasy Points: 174.
    Projected 2020 PPR Fantasy Points: 209.


2020 Fantasy Football Rankings - Running Backs (July 15):
Top 10 | 11-20 | 21-40 | 41-75


Other Positions: QB | WR | TE | Top 250 | Sleepers | Busts



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