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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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Alexander Mattison (RB, MIN) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 29% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Dalvin Cook came out alive of Minnesota's MNF game. Barely, though, as he had to leave the field in the third quarter with a chest injury, supposedly for precautionary reasons. Keep in mind that Dalvin Cook has yet to complete a full season... Read More

2 days ago

J.D. McKissic (RB, DET) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues OWNED IN: 17% of Leagues ANALYSIS: It looks like the Lions will ride with Bo Scarbrough as their leading rusher for the rest of the year after signing him a few weeks ago, but it is also true that J.D. McKissic profiles as the pass-catching tailback go-to guy... Read More

2 days ago

Nyheim Hines (RB, IND) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues OWNED IN: 30% of Leagues ANALYSIS: While it was reasonable to get excited about Jonathan Williams’ potential impact on the Colts offense once Marlon Mack went down injured (Williams had back-to-back 100-plus yards games of 15.7 and 21.1 fantasy points), I also suspected that couldn’t be for real... Read More

2 days ago

Rashaad Penny (RB, SEA) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 18% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Seattle Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny had a breakout performance in Week 12 against the Eagles, carrying the ball 14 times for 129 yards and a touchdown. It was a season-high in carries for Penny and the first time he'd topped 65 yards... Read More

1 week ago

Benny Snell Jr. (RB, PIT) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 5% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Benny Snell Jr. led the way for the Pittsburgh Steelers backfield in Week 12 against the Bengals. He carried the ball 21 times for 98 yards while no other running back had more than six carries in the game. Jaylen Samuels earned... Read More

1 week ago


Nyheim Hines (RB, IND) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues OWNED IN: 30% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Nyheim Hines is quite an efficient player, but he can be a little frustrating for fantasy owners. Just this past week, against Houston, Hines had a relatively good game. You wouldn’t think so given his 61 yards from scrimmage on 11 touches,... Read More

1 week ago

J.D. McKissic (RB, DET) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Detroit’s backfield is a mess. I’m not going to lie to you here. They have featured more running backs than anyone in the league this year due mostly to injuries, but even with that, it’s become too random to predict. The last... Read More

1 week ago

Alexander Mattison (RB, MIN) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of Leagues ANALYSIS: We’re in prime handcuffing season, folks. No matter the league you play in, most of the great options will be already off the board, so you have to take advantage of everything with a minimum value that you can get for free. Enter... Read More

1 week ago

Bo Scarbrough (RB, DET) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 1% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Running back Bo Scarbrough certainly made his presence felt in his Detroit Lions debut in Week 11. He led the team with 55 rushing yards and 14 attempts and scored the team's first touchdown of the game. The Lions have struggled to run... Read More

2 weeks ago

Jonathan Williams (RB, IND) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 2% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Before Sunday afternoon, Colts running back Jonathan Williams was hardly on anyone's radar. Tomorrow, he's about to be one of the most added players in fantasy. Starting running back Marlon Mack was running well, and he averaged over seven yards per carry. He... Read More

2 weeks ago


Peyton Barber (RB, TB) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 26% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Peyton Barber found the end zone for the second straight week in Week 11 and continues to make life difficult for all Ronald Jones II owners. Barber now has five total touchdowns on the year. The Buccaneers only... Read More

2 weeks ago

Nyheim Hines (RB, IND) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues OWNED IN: 17% of Leagues ANALYSIS: I have been preaching the Nyheim Hines word for quite some time now, and it looks like the football Gods have finally heard me. In his last game on Sunday, Marlon Mack broke his hand and will miss at least a couple... Read More

2 weeks ago

Darrel Williams (RB, KC) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 5% of Leagues ANALYSIS: My thoughts on Darrel Williams are directly tied to my thoughts on another subject: whatever is going on with LeSean McCoy. McCoy was a healthy scratch for Sunday's game against the Titans, with the indication being that the team wanted to ensure... Read More

3 weeks ago

Alexander Mattison (RB, MIN) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 29% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook leads in the NFL in rushing yards, so surely his backup doesn't have any standalone value in fantasy football, right? Well, Alexander Mattison has finished with at least 50 rushing yards in four of the past... Read More

3 weeks ago

Peyton Barber (RB, TB) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 27% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Well, Ronald Jones II is the starting running back in Tampa Bay now, so no need to keep Peyton Barber on your rosters or to grab him off waivers, right? Well, about that. Jones started, but it was Barber who got late... Read More

3 weeks ago


J.D. McKissic (RB, DET) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 21% of Leagues ANALYSIS: The post-Kerryon Johnson injury Lions haven't had the best of luck at running back. Johnson last played in Week 7; since then, Tra Carson, Ty Johnson, Paul Perkins, and J.D. McKissic have all seen snaps at running back for Detroit. Carson played one... Read More

3 weeks ago

Brian Hill (RB, ATL) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 2% of Leagues ANALYSIS: The 2019 season has not been kind to the Atlanta Falcons from a win-loss perspective, and now they've started to add the injury bug on top of things. Before Atlanta's Week 10 game, the team placed backup running back Ito Smith (neck) on... Read More

3 weeks ago

Nyheim Hines (RB, IND) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 18% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Another week, another game of backing up for Nyheim Hines in Indianapolis. This is not new, but worth mentioning in case you want to add Hines to your roster. Now that you know the role he plays, you can make a better decision... Read More

3 weeks ago

Jay Ajayi (RB, FA) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 10% of Leagues ANALYSIS: The Detroit Lions have been working out free agent running back Jay Ajayi this week, and if he indeed ends up signing with the team, he could become a potential asset as an RB2 or at least a flex during the final... Read More

1 month ago

Kalen Ballage (RB, MIA) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 9% of Leagues ANALYSIS: In Week 9, Miami Dolphins running back Kalen Ballage saw his highest snap total since Week 3. He logged 21 snaps in the game and carried the ball seven times for 19 yards. A disappointing output most definitely, but when you consider... Read More

1 month ago


Nyheim Hines (RB, IND) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 12% of Leagues ANALYSIS: I’m not discovering new grounds here by saying Nyheim Hines is the clear backup and second option to Marlon Mack’s RB1 role in Indy. That is clear as water, but at the same time Hines has a very defined role in the Colts... Read More

1 month ago

Jaylen Samuels (RB, PIT) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 17% of Leagues ANALYSIS: After finally breaking out last week against the Dolphins, James Conner reminded us of the talent that he is and the upside that he brings fantasy owners. He’s started off slow, but had his first 100+ rushing yard game last week as... Read More

1 month ago

Mark Walton (RB, MIA) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 23% of Leagues ANALYSIS: The Kenyan Drake era is officially over in Miami, as the Dolphins traded him early on Monday morning to the Arizona Cardinals. If it was still August and I said this, you'd assume it was time to go out and grab Kalen Ballage... Read More

1 month ago

Raheem Mostert (RB, SF) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 6% of Leagues ANALYSIS: San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert had a solid fantasy day in Week 8, despite his teammate, fellow running back Tevin Coleman, stealing the headlines. Coleman had a total of 118 yards and four touchdowns in the game against the Panthers.... Read More

1 month ago

Alexander Mattison (RB, MIN) - Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 24% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Minnesota Vikings running back Alexander Mattison has received double-digit carries in two of his last three games and is trending in the direction of becoming a must-add running back in all fantasy formats. Mattison has had an extremely solid rookie year, averaging... Read More

1 month ago


Nyheim Hines (RB, IND) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues OWNED IN: 12% of Leagues ANALYSIS: While Marlon Mack is the clear go-to guy at the running back position in Indianapolis, Hines keeps being one of the best rushers to handcuff available in most leagues. Mack has had his health issues already this season, so he could fall... Read More

1 month ago

Ty Johnson (RB, DET) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 1% of Leagues ANALYSIS: As I write this, it's Monday, October 21st, 2019, and we don't yet have an update on the knee injury that forced Kerryon Johnson from Sunday's game against the Vikings. But let's assume that Johnson will miss at least some time, as knee... Read More

1 month ago

J.D. McKissic (RB, DET) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team PPR Leagues OWNED IN: 1% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Detroit Lions running back J.D. McKissic was the team's most effective running back in Week 7. He had five carries for 29 yards and caught two of his three targets for 31 yards. The team's starting running back Kerryon Johnson (knee)... Read More

1 month ago

Brandon Bolden (RB, NE) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 3% of Leagues ANALYSIS: After demolishing the New York Jets in Monday Night Football, it’s time to look at the next player on the New England Patriots to target on the waiver wire. The next one I’m looking at in the deepest of leagues would be... Read More

1 month ago

Brian Hill (RB, ATL) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 0% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Entering his third season in the NFL, running back Brian Hill might finally have his opportunity to see the field in the next week or so. Devonta Freeman left last week’s game against the Rams after getting ejected and Ito Smith left... Read More

1 month ago


Benny Snell Jr. (RB, PIT) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 5% of Leagues ANALYSIS: You won’t believe this, but after two weeks Benny Snell Jr. remains available in almost every Yahoo league. I don’t know about you, but this looks like a really solid addition to me if you happen to play in any kind of... Read More

1 month ago

Darrell Henderson (RB, LAR) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 28% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Los Angeles Rams running back Darrell Henderson got his first real opportunity in NFL action this past week while the team's starting running back Todd Gurley (thigh) was sidelined and he performed exceptionally well. It remains to be seen whether or not... Read More

2 months ago

Chase Edmonds (RB, ARI) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 30% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Look, I'm not saying that the Kliff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray combination is destined to be the next Brady/Belichick, but it's undeniable that the Cardinals offense has improved greatly this season after looking atrocious last year, and one way you can tell... Read More

2 months ago

Rex Burkhead (RB, NE) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 19% of leagues ANALYSIS: The New England Patriots continue to offer frustration for fantasy football owners. Whether you own James White or Sony Michel, there’s a good chance that you never truly feel comfortable with starting them week in and week out. Rex Burkhead will continue to... Read More

2 months ago

Darrel Williams (RB, KC) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 15% of leagues ANALYSIS: One of the more frustrating backfields in fantasy football this year, has been the Kansas City Chiefs. Whether it has been veteran LeSean McCoy or Damien Williams, the backfield has been a bit tough to predict week in and week out. The appeal... Read More

2 months ago


Tony Pollard (RB, DAL) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 19% of leagues ANALYSIS: The Cowboys rookie running back, Tony Pollard has been quietly very efficient in his rookie campaign. Whenever a running back gets drafted as the backup to someone as talented and involved with an offense as Ezekiel Elliott, it can be tough to become... Read More

2 months ago

Ito Smith (RB, ATL) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 20% of leagues ANALYSIS: Many fantasy football owners drafted Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman with hopes of a resurgence. As the RB14 in PPR scoring leagues, Freeman has been picking things up as the season continues on. However, it’s worth noting that he’s seeing a career-worst... Read More

2 months ago

Benny Snell Jr. (RB, PIT) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 2% of Leagues ANALYSIS: There is no better time to jump on Benny Snell Jr. than this week. Let’s recap: Pittsburgh is missing its starting quarterback and the backup to the starting quarterback. JuJu Smith-Schuster looks nothing like the JuJu Smith-Schuster we know. And most of... Read More

2 months ago

Boston Scott (RB, PHI) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 0% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott saw his first action with the team this past week, carrying the ball four times for 30 yards. While the team's No. 1 back Jordan Howard led the way with 13 carries, Scott had one more... Read More

2 months ago

Chase Edmonds (RB, ARI) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 3% of leagues ANALYSIS: Chase Edmonds is in his second season in the NFL as the backup to David Johnson. While it's tough to get much volume behind someone as talented as Johnson, it's worth noting that Edmonds has been quite efficient with the ball in his... Read More

2 months ago


Tony Pollard (RB, DAL) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 23% of leagues ANALYSIS: After another exciting week in the NFL, it's time to look at the waiver wire for some players we can pick up. We all know just how valuable a handcuff can be in fantasy football, and Tony Pollard is one of the top... Read More

2 months ago

Ito Smith (RB, ATL) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 14% of Leagues ANALYSIS: The Atlanta Falcons have two things going for them that every fantasy owner should love: they have an elite offense and a horrendous defense. As a result, you can expect a lot of fantasy points to be scored from the Falcons' skill... Read More

2 months ago

Alexander Mattison (RB, MIN) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 23% of leagues ANALYSIS: We all know just how valuable handcuffs can be in fantasy football. Getting that one running back off the waiver wire late in the season after the lead running back goes down can really end up being a game-changer. One of the most... Read More

2 months ago

Nyheim Hines (RB, IND) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team PPR Leagues OWNED IN: 19% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Indianapolis Colts running back Nyheim Hines had his best game of the young season in Week 4, catching all six of his targets for 39 yards. He also rushed three times for six yards. Hines is a weapon in the passing... Read More

2 months ago

Dexter Williams (RB, GB) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 1% of leagues ANALYSIS: Opportunity trumps all else in fantasy football. With Jamaal Williams on the receiving end of a vicious helmet-to-helmet hit on Thursday night, it seems likely that Dexter Williams will now find himself with an opportunity for playing time this coming Sunday. While the... Read More

2 months ago


Jeffrey Wilson (RB, SF) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 5% of Leagues ANALYSIS: We shouldn't lie to us by hailing Jeffrey Wilson as the next big thing. He isn't such a player, far from it. But he could be on his way to be the ultimate vulture and fantasy weapon if San Francisco keeps using... Read More

2 months ago

Jamaal Williams (RB, GB) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 15% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Bad for supporters of the #FreeAaronJones movement, but great for fantasy GMs, Green Bay's backfield looks like it'd showcase an even split between Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams weekly. Through three games that was the case, and although Williams had to leave... Read More

2 months ago

Tony Pollard (RB, DAL) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 26% of Leagues ANALYSIS: There's been a rather clear trend in the usage of Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard through four games this year. When the Cowboys have blown out opponents, Pollard has earned ten-plus touches. When the Cowboys have won close but comfortably, Pollard... Read More

2 months ago

Ryquell Armstead (RB, JAX) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 1% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back Ryquell Armstead earned his first significant opportunity in an NFL game in Week 4. He carried the ball eight times for 42 yards and caught his only target in the passing game for seven yards. The team's... Read More

2 months ago

T.J. Yeldon (RB, BUF) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues OWNED IN: 3% of leagues ANALYSIS: Heading into the 2019 season, the Buffalo Bills running backs were looking a bit confusing and was very much a running back by committee. With LeSean McCoy getting traded to the Chiefs, the Bills were left with Frank Gore, T.J. Yeldon,... Read More

2 months ago