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Preseason Running Back Depth Charts


In fantasy football, the running back position is one of the most vital to target accurately if you are hoping to have any kind of success. Because of this, it’s important to navigate backfield situations and follow any depth chart changes throughout the NFL season.

Have no fear, Rotoballer is here! We are here to help you develop your running backs draft strategy, and help you target running backs that are best for your team's strategy. Below are our 2020 fantasy football running back depth charts as we near the beginning of the NFL season. For each team, you will find the primary running back (RB1), the secondary running back (RB2), the longshot candidates to take the job, and the best dynasty values.

Due to the nature of the NFL, running back is one of the most volatile positions in fantasy football and one of the highest turnover positions in the NFL year-to-year and week-to-week. By staying on top of all the running back changes and in-season position battles, you can adjust your rosters off the waiver wire, find sleepers, potential breakouts, and dominate your fantasy football leagues.

 

AFC EAST: Fantasy Football Running Backs (RB)

Baller Stability Rating Team Primary Running Back (RB1) RB1 Projected % of Carries RB1 Projected % of RB receptions Backup (RB2) RB2 Projected % of  Carries RB2 Projected % of RB receptions Longshots Dynasty Value
Shaky Patriots Sony Michel 60% 10% James White 15-20% 60% Damien Harris, Rex Burkhead
Sony Michel, Damien Harris
Solid Dolphins Jordan Howard 60% 25% Matt Breida 30% 50% Patrick Laird, Myles Gaskin Jordan Howard
Solid Jets Le'Veon Bell 70% 70% Frank Gore 25% 15% Lamical Perine, Trenton Cannon None
Solid Bills Devin Singletary 50% 55% Zack Moss 40% 30% T.J. Yeldon
Devin Singletary, Zack Moss

Sony Michel is a former first-round pick for the New England Patriots, but he hasn't been particularly impressive in his first two years in the league. His lack of pass-catching ability is a huge hindrance to his upside, and it would be surprising to see him catch more than 20 passes. James White has been cemented as the Patriot's primary pass-catching back and a PPR stud for the last few seasons now, and that shouldn't change even with Tom Brady gone. Damien Harris and Rex Burkhead will both be right on Sony Michel's tail, and one of them could take over the backfield if Sony Michel is ineffective once again.

For the Dolphins their running backs have the potential to produce massive value at their current ADP. While their running game was horrible last year and Ryan Fitzpatrick was their leading rusher, they've improved their offensive line and hired offensive coordinator Chan Gailey to breathe life into the run game. Jordan Howard fits the mold of Gailey's traditional lead backs and is a good bet for 215+ carries. Matt Breida will play frequently as well as a change-of-pace and pass-catching back. In standard play, Jordan Howard is the player to buy, but both Breida and Howard will have value in PPR.

Le'Veon Bell was a little disappointing last year, but a significant portion of that was because of how bad the Jets offensive line was. Even though he has to deal with Adam Gase as his head coach and Frank Gore's immortality at the position, Bell's dual-threat ability makes him a good value in PPR and standard leagues. Speaking of Frank Gore, if Bell misses any time in 2020 I don't expect Gore to be more than a FLEX play at his age.

Zack Moss has garnered a lot of hype this offseason and for good reason, but Devin Singletary should still see more touches. The good news is that offensive coordinator Brian Daboll has historically been a run-happy play-caller, and there should be plenty of room for both to eat. Singletary is a solid RB2 in standard and PPR formats, and Moss is a FLEX play who will flirt with RB2 status throughout the year in the Frank Gore role for the team.

 

AFC WEST: Fantasy Football Running Backs (RB)

Baller Stability Rating Team Primary Running Back (RB1) RB1 Projected % of RB Room's Carries RB1 Projected % of Team's RB Room receiving work Backup (RB2) RB2 Projected % of RB Room's Carries RB2 Projected % of Team's RB Room receiving work Longshots Dynasty Value
Solid Chiefs Clyde Edwards-Helaire 65% 55% DeAndre Washington 20% 30% Darwin Thompson, Darrel Williams
Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Solid Broncos Melvin Gordon 65% 65% Phillip Lindsay 30% 25% Royce Freeman Melvin Gordon
Solid Raiders Josh Jacobs 70% 30% Jalen Richard 15-20% 55% Lynn Bowden Josh Jacobs
Shaky Chargers Austin Ekeler 50% 70% Joshua Kelley 30% 15% Justin Jackson
Austin Ekeler, Joshua Kelley

Clyde Edwards-Helaire was the only running back selected in the first round. He joins a high-powered Chiefs offense that just saw Super Bowl standout Damien Williams opt-out due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and he will receive a majority of the work this season barring a free agent signing. Darwin Thompson, DeAndre Washington, and Darrel Williams will compete against each other for change-of-pace duties behind Edwards-Helaire.

In Denver, they have a very interesting running back group headlined by Melvin Gordon. Gordon to Denver was one of the most interesting free agent signings made this offseason, as the Broncos already have Phillip Lindsay who has run for 1000 yards in each of the last two seasons. Historically, Pat Shurmur has generally preferred primarily utilizing one RB, so the days of Lindsay's borderline RB1 production may be over. Expect Gordon to get a bulk of the work, and Lindsay to be one of the highest upside handcuffs on the market.

Josh Jacobs was phenomenal as a rookie last year taking 242 carries for 1150 rushing yards, cementing himself as the Raiders running back of the future. In PPR leagues, Jalen Richard will have some value as the primary pass-catcher. Rookie Lynn Bowden will be a do-it-all weapon that gets a few plays designed for him each game.

In Los Angeles, the Chargers let go of Melvin Gordon this offseason, leaving Austin Ekeler as the presumed starter for the team. With regards to carries, the Chargers will likely run a bit of a committee approach with carries being split between Ekeler, rookie Joshua Kelley, and Justin Jackson. But make no mistake, Ekeler has a stronghold on the featured pass-catching back role for the team and will be a phenomenal draft pick in PPR formats.

 

AFC SOUTH: Fantasy Football Running Backs (RB)

Baller Stability Rating Team Primary Running Back (RB1) RB1 Projected % of RB Room's Carries RB1 Projected % of Team's RB Room receiving work Backup (RB2) RB2 Projected % of RB Room's Carries RB2 Projected % of Team's RB Room receiving work Longshots Dynasty Value
Questionable Colts Jonathan Taylor 60% 30% Marlon Mack 30% 10% Nyheim Hines, Jordan Wilkins Jonathan Taylor
Solid Titans Derrick Henry 80% 30% Darrynton Evans 15% 50% None Derrick Henry
Shaky Texans David Johnson 60% 40% Duke Johnson 25% 55% Buddy Howell None
Solid Jaguars Leonard Fournette 65% 40% Chris Thompson 15-20% 55% Ryquell Armstead
Ryquell Armstead

The Colts have one of the murkier running back situations in the league. The Colts drafted Wisconsin standout, Jonathan Taylor, in the second round and he's anticipated to receive the majority of the carries. But it may not happen right away with Marlon Mack still on the team, Taylor will split work with Mack for the first part of the season before taking over as a bell cow. In Dynasty leagues, Taylor is going to be one of the premier players and possess a ton of value. Nyheim Hines also figures to play frequently as the primary pass-catching back on the roster and could be a good depth piece in PPR leagues.

Derrick Henry is the engine that makes the Tennessee Titans offense go. As long as he's healthy, Henry will get one of the biggest workloads in the NFL and has a very good chance of leading the league in carries. Rookie Darrynton Evans will fill the pass-catching role for the team after Dion Lewis left in the offseason.

The Texans traded DeAndre Hopkins for David Johnson in a move that didn't make a lot of sense to many NFL fans. Johnson lost his starting job after 6 weeks last season and was ineffective as a runner. He's never been a particularly efficient runner, so he will once again be reliant on volume, touchdowns, and his pass-catching abilities. However, in Houston, David Johnson's pass-catching upside is limited with Duke Johnson and makes him more of an RB2 this season. Duke Johnson should be a solid FLEX play in PPR formats and if could be in for a bigger role if David Johnson proves to be a poor runner again this season.

The Jaguars have repeatedly tried to trade Leonard Fournette, but no other team is interested in his price tag, leaving Fournette as the big dog in Jacksonville. Fournette will see a ton of carries on the ground, but his pass-catching upside is going to take a hit this year with the Jaguars adding Chris Thompson. Thompson will be frequently mixed in on passing downs, with Ryquell Armstead as the primary handcuff should Fournette miss time. In Dynasty, Fournette will be a free agent next season, so it could be a good opportunity for Ryquell Armstead if the Jags decide not to draft or sign a running back in 2021.

 

AFC NORTH: Fantasy Football Running Backs (RB)

Baller Stability Rating Team Primary Running Back (RB1) RB1 Projected % of RB Room's Carries RB1 Projected % of Team's RB Room receiving work Backup (RB2) RB2 Projected % of RB Room's Carries RB2 Projected % of Team's RB Room receiving work Longshots Dynasty Value
Solid Browns Nick Chubb 60% 35% Kareem Hunt 35% 55% D'Ernest Johnson, Dontrell Hilliard
Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt
Solid Steelers James Conner 60% 65% Jaylen Samuels 20% 30% Anthony McFarland, Benny Snell James Conner, Anthony McFarland
Questionable Ravens Mark Ingram 50% 45% J.K. Dobbins 35% 40% Gus Edwards, Justice Hill J.K. Dobbins
Solid Bengals Joe Mixon 75% 45% Giovani Bernard 15% 50% Trayveon Williams, Semaje Perine Joe Mixon

Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt are two extremely talented running backs, and there's plenty of room for both to feast in Kevin Stefanski's offense. While both players will get carries and receiving work, Chubb will be the primary ball carrier and Hunt will be the primary pass-catching back. This thunder and lightning duo will be one of the best in the league, and if one of them misses time, the other's value will skyrocket into high-end RB1 territory.

The Steelers are locked in on James Conner as their starter for the 2020 season, despite Conner struggling with injuries over the past few years. If James Conner were time miss time, Jaylen Samuels would likely be the starter based on the last two seasons. However,  monitor fourth-round draft pick Anthony McFarland who has blazing speed and potential to be a dynamic home-run hitter.

Mark Ingram is becoming the new Frank Gore in that he manages to be an effective starting running back at an age when running backs typically decline (30). But nipping on his heels for the starting role is 2nd round draft pick J.K. Dobbins. Long-term, Dobbins is the player to own, but this will be a committee all year between Ingram, Dobbins, and Gus Edwards.

In Cincinnati, Joe Mixon is cemented as the primary back. If Mixon were to miss time Giovani Bernard would be the starter with some Trayveon Williams and Semaje Perine sprinkled in.

 

NFC EAST: Fantasy Football Running Backs (RB)

Baller Stability Rating Team Primary Running Back (RB1) RB1 Projected % of RB Room's Carries RB1 Projected % of Team's RB Room receiving work Backup (RB2) RB2 Projected % of RB Room's Carries RB2 Projected % of Team's RB Room receiving work Longshots Dynasty Value
Solid Eagles Miles Sanders 55% 65% Boston Scott 25% 25% Corey Clement Miles Sanders
Solid Giants Saquon Barkley 75% 70% Dion Lewis 20% 25% Wayne Gallman Saquon Barkley
Solid Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott 75% 65% Tony Pollard 20% 25% Rico Dowdle Ezekiel Elliott
Shaky Washington Football Team Antonio Gibson 25% 50% Adrian Peterson 45% 20% Bryce Love
Bryce Love, Antonio Gibson

Doug Pederson hasn't had a back as talented as Miles Sanders in his time with the Philadelphia Eagles, but historically he's run more of a committee approach with regards to carries. Sanders probably won't get 250+ carries, but Sanders' stronghold on the pass-catching role still makes him an intriguing early-round pick in PPR formats. Boston Scott is set to be the primary backup behind Sanders, and we'll also see some Corey Clement mixed in as well.

Saquon Barkley has about as safe a hold on the starting job as any running back in the league. Former Titan Dion Lewis will get some work on third-downs as a pass-catcher, and Wayne Gallman will be the primary ball-carrier should Barkley miss some time.

Ezekiel Elliott is another back that has a really strong hold on the starting running back job. Tony Pollard will once again be a capable backup and one of the most valuable handcuffs in the league. Rico Dowdle won't see much play-time unless Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard are out.

The Washington Football Team has a very ugly RB situation where it's hard to predict who will come out on top. Derrius Guice was the projected starter, but he recently got cut from the team after a domestic violence incident. Antonio Gibson might be the best value due to his pass-catching ability. Adrian Peterson will get carries, but at his age and lack of pass-catching ability, his role is ultimately limited. Bryce Love should factor in on some plays as well, making this a backfield most won't want to have a part of.

 

NFC West: Fantasy Football Running Backs (RB)

Baller Stability Rating Team Primary Running Back (RB1) RB1 Projected % of RB Room's Carries RB1 Projected % of Team's RB Room receiving work Backup (RB2) RB2 Projected % of RB Room's Carries RB2 Projected % of Team's RB Room receiving work Longshots Dynasty Value
Volatile 49ers Raheem Mostert 45% 25% Tevin Coleman 35% 40% Jerick McKinnon, Jeff Wilson None
Solid Cardinals Kenyan Drake 60% 65% Chase Edmonds 30% 30% Eno Benjamin, D.J. Foster Kenyan Drake, Chase Edmonds
Solid Seahawks Chris Carson 65% 40% Rashaad Penny 25% 30% Carlos Hyde, Travis Homer, DeeJay Dallas Rashaad Penny
Volatile Rams Cam Akers 50% 45% Darrell Henderson 30% 25% Malcolm Brown Cam Akers, Darrell Henderson

The 49ers made the Super Bowl last year on the back of their running game led by Raheem Mostert. Mostert will start the year off as the head of the committee, but that could change quickly as Kyle Shanahan runs a 'hot hand' approach. Tevin Coleman is next in line, but Jerick McKinnon and Jeff Wilson should also have roles in the offense.

Kliff Kingsbury favored the bell cow approach in his first year with the Cardinals whether it was with David Johnson, Chase Edmonds, or Kenyan Drake. Drake will open the year as his bell-cow running back, and have a lot of upside in both standard and PPR fantasy formats. Chase Edmonds will be the change-of-pace back and a premier fantasy handcuff.

In Seattle, Chris Carson will be the lead back as he has been the last two years. Pete Carroll has hinted that Rashaad Penny will begin the year on the injured reserve/PUP list, but as soon as the former first-round pick gets back he will be the number two back. Carlos Hyde and DeeJay Dallas also have upside in Brian Schottenheimer's offense but will need Carson to miss time in order to achieve it.

The Rams cut their star bell-cow running back, Todd Gurley, in the offseason leaving a void at the position. To fill the void head coach Sean McVay has hinted that their plan at running back is to go with a hot hand approach using newly drafted RB Cam Akers, second-year back Darrell Henderson, and the veteran Malcolm Brown. Long term Cam Akers is the back to own, with Darrell Henderson having some value in dynasty leagues as well.

 

NFC South: Fantasy Football Running Backs (RB)

Baller Stability Rating Team Primary Running Back (RB1) RB1 Projected % of RB Room's Carries RB1 Projected % of Team's RB Room receiving work Backup (RB2) RB2 Projected % of RB Room's Carries RB2 Projected % of Team's RB Room receiving work Longshots Dynasty Value
Solid Panthers Christian McCaffrey 75% 80% Reggie Bonnafon 15% 10% Jordan Scarlett, Mike Davis
Christian McCaffrey
Volatile Buccaneers Ronald Jones 50% 30% Ke'Shawn Vaughn 30% 40% LeSean McCoy
Ke'Shawn Vaughn
Solid Saints Alvin Kamara 55% 75% Latavius Murray 40% 20% Ty Montgomery, Dwayne Washington Alvin Kamara
Solid Falcons Todd Gurley 65% 60% Ito Smith 30% 25% Brian Hill, Qadree Ollison None

While Matt Rhule has hinted towards some scale back of Christian McCaffrey's workload from last year, McCaffrey is still the alpha dog in Carolina and his talent will make it hard for the Panthers to keep him off the field. If McCaffrey were to miss time, this backfield will turn into a full-blown committee featuring Reggie Bonnafon, Jordan Scarlett, and Mike Davis.

For most of the offseason, fantasy experts have been arguing about whether Ronald Jones or Ke'Shawn Vaughn is the player to own in the Buccaneers high-powered offseason. That situation got even muddier when the Buccaneers signed LeSean McCoy this past offseason. Ronald Jones is the 'starter' but make no mistake, this will be a full-blown committee where the Buccaneers ride the hot hand.

In New Orleans, you have one of the most stable situations of any backfield. Alvin Kamara will dominate the receiving workload and have a slight edge in carries over Latavius Murray. If Alvin Kamara misses any time, Latavius Murray is the clear-cut player to own. Ty Montgomery and Dwayne Washington round out the depth chart and would need both Kamara and Murray to miss time in order to be fantasy relevant.

Like him or hate him as a fantasy value this year there's one thing people can't deny: Todd Gurley will get the majority of the workload in Atlanta when he's healthy. If Gurley's knee issues flare-up again Ito Smith would be the player to own, with Brian Hill and Qadree Ollison backing him up.

 

NFC North: Fantasy Football Running Backs (RB)

Baller Stability Rating Team Primary Running Back (RB1) RB1 Projected % of RB Room's Carries RB1 Projected % of Team's RB Room receiving work Backup (RB2) RB2 Projected % of RB Room's Carries RB2 Projected % of Team's RB Room receiving work Longshots Dynasty Value
Solid Vikings Dalvin Cook 65% 65% Alexander Mattison 30% 30% Ameer Abdullah
Dalvin Cook, Alexander Mattison
Solid Bears David Montgomery 75% 25% Tarik Cohen 20% 70% Ryan Nall, Artavis Pierce
David Montgomery
Solid Packers Aaron Jones 65% 40% Jamaal Williams 15% 40% A.J. Dillon A.J. Dillon
Shaky Lions D'Andre Swift 55% 40% Kerryon Johnson 35% 50% Bo Scarbrough, Ty Johnson D'Andre Swift

Dalvin Cook threatened to holdout earlier this offseason for the Vikings but appears to have set that behind him and will be the Vikings starting back come the season opener. Alexander Mattison will get some work as a change-of-pace back and is one of the most valuable handcuffs in the league should Dalvin Cook miss time. It would take a miracle for Ameer Abdullah to start games for the Vikings, but in Gary Kubiak's system, any player that gets the lead back role is capable of producing RB1 numbers. Both Cook and Mattison have value in dynasty leagues due to Cook's impending free agency.

In Chicago, David Montgomery is locked and loaded as the between-the-tackles running back, while Tarik Cohen will dominate the receiving workload. In standard play, Montgomery should be a solid value at his current ADP but should be avoided in PPR formats. If David Montgomery missed time, Tarik Cohen would maintain largely the same role and Ryan Nall or Artavis Pierce would take over the between-the-tackles role.

The Packers made some decisions for the future during the 2020 NFL draft drafting QB Jordan Love in the 1st round and RB A.J. Dillon in the 2nd round. Dillon won't affect Aaron Jones' workload too much this year but indicates that the Packers will not be re-signing Jones when his contract runs out at the end of the year. Jones should have a similar workload to last year and both Jamaal Williams and A.J. Dillon getting some work here and there as change-of-pace running backs.

With their second-round pick, the Detroit Lions selected RB D'Andre Swift out of Georgia. Play-caller Darrell Bevell preferred primarily using one running back for much of his career but has been more committee-friendly in recent years. This backfield will go with the two-headed monster approach with Swift and Kerryon Johnson sharing the workload. Bo Scarbrough and Ty Johnson will provide depth and capable change-of-pace options in the event of injury.



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Things are starting to get difficult for fantasy football managers. Indianapolis, Minnesota, Miami and Baltimore all have the week off, so fantasy managers are already playing shorthanded. Fielding a full lineup is going to be tough as it is if you have a few injuries. If one of your key guys is listed as questionable... Read More


Week 7 Stream Team - Shallow and Deep-League Pickups

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The more data we get as the season goes on, the better equipped we are to interpret matchups and make informed decisions. Then Week 6 comes along and blows it all to hell. The unpredictability of sports is what keeps us intrigued, as frustrating as it may be at times. Numbers are supposedly to be... Read More


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It's Week 7 and we are officially halfway through the fantasy regular season. With fingers crossed that the season continues to operate with minimal disruption, we can allow football to the forefront of our minds as it appears all games will be played as scheduled this week. Assuming that's the case, fantasy GMs rostering Ravens,... Read More


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Your wide receivers remain essential components toward your primary goal of securing league championships. As this unique regular season continues to unfold, an expanding assortment of tools is available that can provide you with an extensive level of knowledge regarding this critical position. Those results are contained in this weekly statistical breakdown of multiple categories,... Read More


Week 7 IDP Rankings, Streamers, and Notes

The big IDP news of the week happened just this Thursday morning, as our rankings were being finalized. It was pretty big news, too. Yannick Ngakoue was traded to the Baltimore Ravens! Let’s discuss just how big this news is, and whether it’s good or bad for his short and long term fantasy prospects, shall... Read More


Week 7 Fantasy Football Rankings

Below you will find all of RotoBaller's fantasy football rankings, tiers, player news and stats for Week 7 of the 2020 NFL season. Our Ranking Wizard displays our staff's rankings for various league formats, all in one easy place. Here's what you'll find: Weekly PPR Rankings Weekly Half-PPR Rankings Weekly Standard Rankings Dynasty League Rankings  ... Read More


Fantasy Football Trade Targets - Week 7

The fantasy trade market is always a fun one to evaluate. Articles like this are essentially glorified "Who's Hot and Who's Not" pieces but the tables are turned to where sometimes, you want to trade for those that are cold and trade away those hot. Now, six weeks into the season, we have several big-name players underperforming... Read More


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WR/CB Matchups to Target and Avoid - Week 7

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The King's Week 7 Fantasy Football Lineup Rankings (Premium Content)

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Slow Starters Ready to Break Out in Fantasy?

We are now more than a third of the way into the fantasy football season and a seemingly clearer picture is available across the landscape. After a pandemic-shortened offseason and lack of preseason exposure, there were plenty of worries headed into the first month specifically. Thus far, one of the most prevalent topics with regards... Read More


Fantasy Football Warning Signals for Week 7

The warning signals get brighter by the week since we have more data to work from. The larger the sample size the easier it is for us to connect the dots from the latest trends. Football is a game of small samples and many variables, making it one of the hardest sports to predict. How... Read More


How to Value Clyde Edwards-Helaire with Le'Veon Bell in KC

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NextGen Stats - Quarterback Breakdowns and Takeaways

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Fantasy Football Risers and Fallers - Week 7

Whether due to their own play, the play of others, or injuries, players' stock increases and decreases on a weekly basis. Perhaps more than any other, the NFL is a league that experiences ups and downs at a rapid pace. With only 16 games, there’s little room for error and seemingly endless opportunities for improvement.... Read More


Coaching Matters: Offenses That Will Improve From Week 6

This series continues into its sixth week of where I dive into offensive areas that will improve or decline based on coaching in order to glean insight as to fantasy football value. In Week 6, we saw performances such as Ryan Tannehill throwing for 364 passing yards, the Houston Texans running backs combining for 66 rushing yards, and the New... Read More


Tape Tells All: D'Andre Swift's Week 6 Performance

Welcome to another edition of Tape Tells All. I've been thinking of rebranding as just TAPE. All-Caps like that. Probably wouldn't be a good idea for SEO purposes, right? Anyways, this week we'll be discussing Detroit Lions rookie running back D'Andre Swift. Swift set a lot of career highs this week, with bests in carries... Read More


Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups & Adds

Week 6 was like the 2020 of fantasy football weeks. All those great matchups meant nothing, those studs let you down, and your bench likely went crazy. The good news is that we didn't have any season-ending injuries to running backs or games canceled due to COVID, so in retrospect maybe we shouldn't complain. The... Read More


FAB Bidding - Week 7 Waiver Wire Targets

Whether it's injuries, bye-week blues, or simply poor performance, we've got the waiver-wire cure...but it just might cost you! Alongside our famous waiver wire pickups list and our weekly waiver wire columns by position, this column focuses on suggested waiver wire bidding percentages for fantasy football owners in leagues using a Free Agent Budget (FAB). In... Read More


Waiver Wire Express - Week 7 Lightning Round

Week 6 was relatively healthy and had no coronavirus delays, so let's just take a moment to bask in that. That said, we still saw Miles Sanders (knee) and Zach Ertz (ankle) go down, while Mark Ingram (ankle) has a bye to get healthy. Week 7 byes are Baltimore, Indianapolis, Miami, and Minnesota. Let's get... Read More


Running Back Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 7

Fantasy GMs are to be commended for rising to the unique challenges that have unfolded during this regular season. Injuries to critical players is an unwelcome reality that occurs every year. This is also the case for backs that were expected to operate as RB1s, but have been relegated to committees. However, this season has... Read More


Wide Receiver Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 7

Six weeks of NFL football are behind us, aside from a pair of Monday games, including a late afternoon game between the Bills and the Chiefs. In terms of wide receiver production this week, we didn't have the huge breakouts like we had in Week 5. Chase Claypool didn't score four touchdowns. In fact, only... Read More


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