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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups - Running Backs (RB)

 
To help you dominate all of your 2019 fantasy football leagues, below are some 2019 fantasy football running back (RB) sleepers and waiver wire pickups to consider adding to your fantasy football teams. Be sure to also try our other lineup tools below.

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2019 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire by NFL Position

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Jeffery Wilson (RB, SF) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-plus team leagues OWNED IN: 0% of leagues ANALYSIS: In a move that went unnoticed by a lot of fantasy owners late last week, the 49ers added Jeffery Wilson from the practice squad to the active roster with Tevin Coleman (ankle) expected to miss several weeks. San Francisco immediately used a... Read More

2 days ago

Raheem Mostert (RB, SF) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ team leagues OWNED IN: 16% of leagues ANALYSIS: With Tevin Coleman (ankle) out, the 49ers turned to a committee approach to the running back position in Sunday's win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Raheem Mostert ended up leading the team in rushing attempts, carrying the ball 13 times for 83 yards... Read More

2 days ago

Frank Gore (RB, BUF) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 8% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Do you know the first time Frank Gore ran for a touchdown in the NFL? Back in 2005. You do know the last time he did so? Just this weekend against the Giants. New Yorkers would be happier if that was all Gore... Read More

3 days ago

Jamaal Williams (RB, GB) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ team leagues OWNED IN: 7% of leagues ANALYSIS: Green Bay Packers running back Jamaal Williams was heavily involved in the offense in Week 2, touching the ball a total of 12 times. He only gained 41 total yards on those 12 touches (nine rushes, three receptions) but managed to find the... Read More

3 days ago

Giovani Bernard (RB, CIN) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ team PPR leagues OWNED IN: 13% of leagues ANALYSIS: The Cincinnati Bengals run game has struggled mightily out of the gate and No. 2 running back Giovani Bernard has been just about as ineffective as starter Joe Mixon, but Bernard could have a good chance at receiving more of a workload... Read More

3 days ago


Alexander Mattison (RB, MIN) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 23% of Leagues ANALYSIS: I refused to believe what happened in Minnesota during their Week 1 game against the Falcons. The Vikings won their season-opener 28-12 with a shocking 10-38 pass-run split on offense. Those numbers belong to the 1970s, not the current football era. Indeed, Week... Read More

3 days ago

Chris Thompson (RB, WAS) - Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues OWNED IN: 12% of Leagues ANALYSIS: A knee injury is going to cost Derrius Guice some time, and while that injury was thankfully to the non-ACL tear knee, Washington is still likely going to be cautious with the second-year back. Behind him on the depth chart, Washington... Read More

1 week ago

Giovani Bernard (RB, CIN) - Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All leagues OWNED IN: 13% of leagues ANALYSIS: Giovani Bernard outcarried Joe Mixon (ankle) seven to six in Week 1 against the Seahawks after the latter left with an injury. While Bernard was nothing special on the ground -- 3.0 yards per carry for 21 yards -- Mixon could wind up... Read More

1 week ago

Ronald Jones II (RB, TB) - Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All leagues OWNED IN: 28% of leagues ANALYSIS: No rookie had a worse year in 2018 than Ronald Jones II. The USC product played in just nine games and ran 23 times for 44 yards (1.9 yards per tote) and only one touchdown. He worked hard in the offseason and was... Read More

1 week ago

Malcolm Brown (RB, LAR) - Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All leagues OWNED IN: 10% of leagues ANALYSIS: Much was made this offseason about the Rams' plan to limit Todd Gurley's workload in order to keep him healthy for the entire season. We finally got to see that plan in action in Week 1 against the Panthers. But it was veteran... Read More

1 week ago


Alexander Mattison (RB, MIN) - Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 21% of Leagues ANALYSIS: The Minnesota Vikings running game was out in full force in Week 1 and rookie running back Alexander Mattison played a big part in it. In his NFL debut, Mattison had nine carries for 49 yards, averaging a solid 5.4 yards per carry.... Read More

1 week ago

Mike Davis (RB, CHI) - Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team PPR Leagues OWNED IN: 15% of Leagues ANALYSIS: While all the Bears talk of the offseason was about rookie David Montgomery, it was former Seahawks running back Mike Davis who saw the most usage in Chicago's season-opening loss to the Green Bay Packers. Davis carried the ball five times for... Read More

1 week ago

Week 1 Waiver Wire Pickups & Adds

Welcome to the 2019 NFL season and our first edition of the Waiver Wire weekly series for fantasy football! It might seem early to be talking waivers since the season hasn't officially started yet. I'm here to tell you it's never too early to find ways to improve your team! If you're like me and... Read More

2 weeks ago

Mike Davis (RB, CHI) - 2019 Fantasy Football Sleeper

A lot has been said about what is and what is not a sleeper. And in most cases, looking at sleeper lists, one gets truly surprised to find some great names thrown in them. This season, to me, there are not many players that can be considered capital-S Sleepers like Mike Davis can be. Be it because... Read More

2 weeks ago

Devin Singletary (RB, BUF) - Rookie Running Back Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target Around ~80 Overall Current ADP: ~120 ANALYSIS: Is this the year for Devin Singletary? It is hard to say for sure, but with LeSean McCoy out of the way, it very well could be. One thing we know is the Buffalo Bills are preparing for the future. A future with Josh Allen at... Read More

3 weeks ago


Ty Montgomery (RB, NYJ) - Fantasy Football Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target Around ~180 Overall Current ADP: ~215 ANALYSIS: Ty Montgomery is still being drafted outside the top-70 at running back on a lot of sites, which seems wild to me. He's the main backup to Le'Veon Bell in what should be an offense that focuses extensively on their running backs, and Montgomery's history as a wide... Read More

3 weeks ago

Alexander Mattison (RB, MIN) - Rookie Running Back Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target Around ~130 Overall Current ADP: ~150 ANALYSIS: Latavius Murray is stepping into the Mark Ingram role with the Saints and he's being drafted at RB34. Alexander Mattison, a rookie third-rounder out of Boise State, steps into the Latavius Murray role with the Vikes...but he's RB55? What gives? Latavius Murray finished RB32 (2018) and RB20... Read More

3 weeks ago

Darwin Thompson (RB, KC) - Rookie Running Back Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target Around ~100 Overall Current ADP: ~120 ANALYSIS: When it comes to guys moving up draft boards, take a look at rookie sixth-rounder Darwin Thompson from Utah State. Thompson had great numbers in his one year playing DI football, notching a 6.8 yards-per-carry average and totaling 14 rushing touchdowns in his junior year as... Read More

3 weeks ago

Derrius Guice (RB, WAS) - Fantasy Football Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target Around ~65 Overall Current ADP: ~75 ANALYSIS: Derrius Guice is a player that most viewed as a potential RB1 before he tore his ACL during training camp last season. Guice came out of LSU as an afterthought behind current Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette. However, he was viewed as the more complete threat... Read More

3 weeks ago

James White (RB, NE) - Fantasy Football Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target Around ~50 Overall Current ADP: ~60 ANALYSIS: James White makes the cut with and ADP around 60 right now. The fact that he continues to be drafted so late is a testament to how slept on he is as a running back in fantasy football. Last year, he finished sixth in PPR scoring... Read More

3 weeks ago


Tony Pollard (RB, DAL) - 2019 Fantasy Football Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target Around ~115 Overall Current ADP: ~155 ANALYSIS: We've grown accustomed to hearing about theEzekiel Elliott and Melvin Gordon contract situations. While the latter looked like a good threat to miss a big chunk of the season, the Zeke didn't. Turns out Elliott wants to join Gordon's exile party now and extend his holdout... Read More

3 weeks ago

Justin Jackson (RB, LAC) - 2019 Fantasy Football Sleeper

As the beginning of the NFL season draws near, there are still some unresolved playing time situations around the league. One of those can be found in the backfield of the Los Angeles Chargers. As everyone knows by now, star running back Melvin Gordon has held out the entire preseason in hopes of securing a... Read More

3 weeks ago

Gus Edwards (RB, BAL) - 2019 Fantasy Football Sleeper

In 2019, the expectations are high for the Baltimore Ravens as they finished 2018 with 2,441 rushing yards, which was good for second in the league. Averaged out, this came to just over 150 rushing yards per game. This is very impressive considering the backfield seemed to be in constant flux, and Lamar Jackson did... Read More

3 weeks ago

Alexander Mattison (RB, MIN) - 2019 Fantasy Football Sleeper

A grand total of 33 running backs have been drafted inside the first three rounds of the NFL draft from 2015 to 2018. We've come to know the likes of David Johnson, Ezekiel Elliott, Alvin Kamara, and Saquon Barkley among many other great rushers. As you see, there have been a lot of hits between... Read More

3 weeks ago

Devin Singletary (RB, BUF) - 2019 Fantasy Football Sleeper

With the 11th pick in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills select Devin Singletary from Florida Atlantic University. When this selection was made, Bills' fans probably did not know much about the young Singletary. Singletary is a 5'7 203lb running back out of a small and rather unknown university, but... Read More

1 month ago


Duke Johnson (RB, HOU) - 2019 Fantasy Football Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target Around ~140 Overall CURRENT ADP: ~180 ANALYSIS: The case of Duke Johnson is one of the most interesting ones as we approach the start of the season. He has featured heavily in the Browns offense for four straight years as a constant No. 2 RB option (behind Isaiah Crowell and now Nick Chubb).... Read More

1 month ago

Kalen Ballage (RB, MIA) - 2019 Fantasy Football Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target Around ~120 Overall Current ADP: ~150 I do expect this ADP to rise significantly as we get closer and closer to draft season since Ballage has been practicing with the starters in Miami, but I believe Kenyan Drake is still going to start the year as the starter. Once that becomes clear, Ballage's ADP... Read More

1 month ago

Dexter Williams (RB, GB) - 2019 Fantasy Football Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target In Your Final Round Current ADP: ~290 Once your draft is approaching its conclusion, the vast majority of players that you had originally planned to target will no longer be available. However, that should not persuade you to become apathetic about your final selections, because the final rounds still contain players who... Read More

1 month ago

Justice Hill (RB, BAL) - 2019 Fantasy Football Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target Around ~150 Overall Current ADP: ~170 Last year, the Ravens run game was unlocked once Lamar Jackson took over as quarterback, with Gus Edwards rushing for 654 yards and a pair of touchdowns over the final seven games. Edwards was highly productive over that stretch, but there's a reason he finds himself virtually locked out of... Read More

1 month ago

Damien Harris (RB, NE) - 2019 Fantasy Football Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target Around ~110 Overall Current ADP: ~120 The 5’11 213 pound running back from Alabama pipeline is the next man up in New England. The Bromance between Nick Saban and Bill Belichick continues as Harris makes his way to the defending champs in hopes of becoming a fantasy and real-life relevant back in... Read More

1 month ago


Chase Edmonds (RB, ARI) - 2019 Fantasy Football Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target Around ~220 Overall Current ADP: ~250 Talk about a deep sleeper. They don’t come any deeper than the second string running back sitting behind, not only one of the best running backs in the league, but also one of the bell cows in the league. Despite this Chase Edmonds has a good... Read More

1 month ago

Devin Singletary (RB, BUF) - 2019 Fantasy Football Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target Around ~140 Overall Current ADP: ~160 Buffalo's backfield is a mess. LeSean McCoy. Frank Gore. T.J. Yeldon. Devin Singletary. How will you ever figure out who'll be the best of them? Well, training camp can be a partial guide for us. Singletary has been getting reps with the first-team offense already, which suggests that he's... Read More

2 months ago

Jaylen Samuels (RB, PIT) - 2019 Fantasy Football Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target Around ~130 Overall Current ADP: ~140 This is probably the most obvious name on the list of handcuffs with standalone value. James Conner is a top pick in fantasy leagues. Jaylen Samuels' role isn't clearly defined just yet. The preseason will likely give us some greater insight into how the Steelers plan to... Read More

2 months ago

Mike Davis (RB, CHI) - 2019 Fantasy Football Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target Around ~210 Overall Current ADP: ~240 Too many fantasy players are overlooking or forgetting about free-agent acquisition Mike Davis. He is going to be more than just a backup to David Montgomery, as some are assuming. Davis performed well when pressed into action at times in Seattle last year and left the team... Read More

2 months ago

Latavius Murray (RB, NO) - 2019 Fantasy Football Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target Around ~90 Overall Current ADP: ~100 Former Vikings back Latavius Murray has taken Mark Ingram's role in what was the NFL's best running back committee over the past two years, when the Ingram and Alvin Kamara duo was an incredibly lethal duo in real life and fantasy. But people have...well, they've just seemed... Read More

2 months ago


Carlos Hyde (RB, KC) - 2019 Fantasy Football Sleeper

BALLER MOVE: Target Around ~120 Overall Current ADP: ~130 What are we to expect from Damien Williams in his first full season taking over from Kareem Hunt? Who Knows. Many people like his talent and his fit in an Andy Reid offense known for only using one running back all the way back to his Eagles days. That... Read More

2 months ago

Week 17 Waiver Wire Pickups - All Positions

The final week of the NFL season always brings a high degree of uncertainty, unexpected breakouts, and a slew of DNPs for star players. This is why the majority of fantasy football leagues play their championship in Week 16. If you are in a league that waits until the final week for its Super Bowl... Read More

9 months ago

Week 17 Running Backs - Waiver Wire Pickups and Adds

It is literally mind-boggling how rapidly each fantasy season progresses from the anticipation and optimism of Week 1 to the inevitable conclusion in December. Congratulations to those of you whose diligence through the draft process and the regular season has been rewarded with an opportunity to play for your league's championship. If you have embraced... Read More

9 months ago

Waiver Wire Express - Week 17 Lightning Round

Congratulations to those of you who took down your fantasy title in Week 16! We here at RotoBaller salute you and are happy to have been a part of the journey. But we know there are those of you who play into Week 17 and we never abandon our own! In the interest of getting... Read More

9 months ago

Kalen Ballage (RB, MIA) - Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 1% of Leagues ANALYSIS: In the nine games that he had played in for the Dolphins to kick off his rookie campaign, former Arizona State Sun Devil Kalen Ballage had amassed all of eleven rushing yards on eight attempts out of the backfield with zero trips to... Read More

9 months ago


Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups - All Positions

It's Championship Week, at least for most of you, so every lineup decision is critical. Hopefully, we've been able to help you along the way with some key waiver wire recommendations. Whether you're looking for an injury replacement or playing matchups, there could be a potential league-winner waiting for you to add. Let's do it... Read More

9 months ago

Week 16 Running Backs - Waiver Wire Pickups and Adds

It is literally mind-boggling how rapidly each fantasy season progresses from the anticipation and optimism of Week 1 to the inevitable conclusion in December. Congratulations to those of you whose diligence through the draft process and the regular season has been rewarded with an opportunity to play for your league's championship this week. You now... Read More

9 months ago

Waiver Wire Express - Week 16 Lightning Round

Whether you're approaching your championship game, playing for third place or looking to avoid the sacko, we here at RotoBaller are here to help and get you waiver information as fast (and as accurately) as possible. Consider this the waiver wire lightning round heading into Week 16. This column is published early every week and then... Read More

9 months ago

Kenneth Dixon (RB, BAL) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 10-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 8% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Once again we have encountered a sudden change in direction regarding which Raven backs will be involved in touch distribution. First, Alex Collins owners endured weeks of frustration while watching Javorius Allen siphon opportunities. Then, Gus Edwards emerged from a region far beyond the fantasy radar to requisition the... Read More

9 months ago

Damien Williams (RB, KC) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 17% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Kansas City Chiefs running back Damien Williams has now collected 20 touches in the last two weeks, after receiving 13 against Baltimore in Week 14. He generated 38 total yards and two touchdowns during the contests, even though Spencer Ware performed as the Chiefs' RB1 while... Read More

9 months ago


Chris Ivory (RB, BUF) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 4% of Leagues ANALYSIS: This recommendation is largely based upon the premise that LeSean McCoy might be unable to perform this week. While that will require you to monitor McCoy's status as the days unfold, he was forced to depart Buffalo's Week 14 matchup with the Jets due to a... Read More

9 months ago

John Kelly (RB, LAR) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 5% of Leagues ANALYSIS: If you added Malcolm Brown as a late-season handcuff to Todd Gurley, you must now pivot to the rookie John Kelly. Brown is on IR, leaving Kelly as the most valuable backup in the league despite not having a single touch all season. He was highly-touted out... Read More

9 months ago

D'Onta Foreman (RB, HOU) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 6% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Just to clarify Houston Texans running back D'Onta Foreman's status, he has been activated from the PUP list and is eligible to play but was kept inactive for Week 14 as the team brings him along slowly. He's been practicing in full so there's... Read More

9 months ago

Stevan Ridley (RB, PIT) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 16% of Leagues ANALYSIS: The guarantee of seeing carries on a top offense while facing one of the worst defenses in the league led some to add Pittsburgh Steelers running back Stevan Ridley in advance of Week 14. Those owners were rewarded with a touchdown on a goal-line... Read More

9 months ago

Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups - All Positions

If at least one of your fantasy teams is still in contention for a championship, congratulations. Rather than wishing you good luck in Week 15, it would be more prudent to offer sage advice on which waiver wire adds could become valuable streamers or backups for the last couple of weeks of the 2018 season.... Read More

9 months ago