Top 5 Fantasy Running Backs

Written by: Eric Pappas

1 Le’Veon Bell

If Le’Veon didn’t miss the first 3 games of the 2016 season he would have been far and away the best fantasy running back so look for him to go off. (Barring holdout)

2 David Johnson

David Johnson led all non-Quarterbacks in points last year and led the NFL in Usage rate, and without any significant gain on offense from the cardinals it should be much of the same.

3 Ezekiel Elliot

Who knows if Zeke will get suspended or not but if he doesn’t look for him to have another great year behind the best o-line ever.

UPDATE: Ezekiel Elliot is suspended. Do not draft him in early rounds. Look for him in the rounds 4-7. Every other RB moves up one spot in these rankings.

4 Lesean McCoy

A healthy Lesean McCoy is more valuable than some of the top Wide Receivers but the problem is that Shady is prone to getting nicked up towards the end of the season.

5 Devonta Freeman

Now the highest paid Running Back in the NFL Devonta has proved he’s the best RB in ATL and his use over Tevin Coleman should show it for another big year.

Sleeper: Derrick Henry

You don’t Draft a RB as early as the Titans did to not use him so look out for Henry to eat into Murray’s carries and to steal the goal line situation.

Bust: Demarco Murray

With Henry’s likely emergence it will mean that Murray will get the ball less so drafting him in the first round will be a killer for your team.

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