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Running backs are a critical component and core building block for all fantasy football teams. RB is one of the most volatile positions in fantasy football, and one of the highest turnover positions in the NFL. Each year, running backs drop like flies and many NFL teams make in-season changes due to injuries or poor performance. Stay on top of all RB depth charts and dominate.

We will be updating the Fantasy Football Running Back Depth Charts continuously, all season long. Be sure to also check back for these quick-hit notes, a running list of RB updates from @_PhilClark summarizing the most recent injuries and player news for fantasy football:

  • 9.17.18 Atlanta head coach Dan Quinn said that he is not sure what the timetable is for Devonta Freeman's return from his knee injury, according to ESPN's Vaughn McClure.
  • 9.17.18 LeSean McCoy has cracked rib cartilage and is now questionable for Buffalo's Week 3 matchup with Minnesota according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
  • 9.17.18 Minnesota's Dalvin Cook suffered a hamstring injury in overtime of the Vikings' Week 2 matchup with the Packers. The issue does not appear to be serious, but the situation will be monitored.
  • 9.17.18 LeSean McCoy left the Bills' Week 2 encounter with the Chargers due to a rib injury. Marcus Murphy and Chris Ivory would share touches when Buffalo travels to Minnesota in Week 3, if McCoy is unable to play.
  • 9/16/18   Devonta Freeman's knee injury is now expected to sideline him for 2-3 weeks according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. This is clearly unwelcome news for Freeman owners. But anyone who owns Tevin Coleman can anticipate him receiving a massive workload that should result in consistent RB2 output during Freeman's absence.
  • 9/14/18 - Joe Mixon has a small particle in his knee that was dislodged Thursday night and is scheduled to be removed with a procedure on Saturday according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The procedure is expected to sideline Mixon for two weeks. This vaults Giovani Bernard to the top of Week 3 waiver wire additions pending the results of Sunday's games.
  • 9/14/18 - Devonta Freeman has been officially ruled out for Atlanta's Week 2 matchup with Carolina on Sunday. Tevin Coleman will now inherit an extensive workload, and immediately launches into high-end RB2 status until Freeman returns.
  • 9/14/18 - Leonard Fournette is listed as questionable for Week 2, and has now missed three consecutive days of practice

Check out even more articles on fantasy football running backs here:

 

AFC EAST: Fantasy Football Running Backs

Baller Stability Rating Team
Name
Primary
Running Back
Backup or
Handcuff
More
Candidates
Waiver Candidates
Questionable Patriots Rex Burkhead (INJ), Sony Michel James White Kenjon Barner N/A
Questionable Jets Bilal PowellIsaiah Crowell Elijah McGuire (INJ) Trenton Cannon N/A
Solid Bills LeSean McCoy (INJ) Chris Ivory Marcus Murphy Marcus Murphy
Solid Dolphins Kenyan Drake Frank Gore Kalen Ballage N/A

 

AFC WEST: Fantasy Football Running Backs

Baller Stability Rating Team
Name
Primary
Running Back
Backup or
Handcuff
More
Candidates
Waiver Candidates
Questionable Broncos Royce Freeman Phillip LindsayDevontae Booker Phillip Lindsay
Solid Chiefs Kareem Hunt Spencer Ware Damien Williams N/A
Solid Raiders Marshawn Lynch Jalen Richard, Doug Martin Deandre Washington Jalen Richard
Solid Chargers Melvin Gordon Austin Ekeler Austin Ekeler

 

AFC NORTH: Fantasy Football Running Backs

Baller Stability Rating Team
Name
Primary
Running Back
Backup or
Handcuff
More
Candidates
Waiver Candidates
Solid Ravens Alex Collins Javorius Allen Kenneth Dixon (INJ) Javorius Allen
Questionable Steelers James Conner Jaylen Samuels Le'Veon Bell N/A
Questionable Bengals Joe Mixon (INJ) Giovani Bernard Mark Walton Giovani Bernard
Questionable Browns Carlos Hyde Duke, Johnson, Nick Chubb N/A

 

AFC SOUTH: Fantasy Football Running Backs

Baller Stability Rating Team
Name
Primary
Running Back
Backup or
Handcuff
More
Candidates
Waiver Candidates
Volatile Colts Marlon Mack (INJ), Jordan Wilkins Nyheim Hines Robert TurbinChristine Michael N/A
Solid Texans Lamar Miller Alfred Blue D'Onta Foreman (INJ) Alfred Blue
Questionable Titans Dion Lewis Derrick Henry David Fluellen N/A
Volatile Jaguars Leonard Fournette (INJ) T.J. Yeldon Corey Grant Corey Grant

 

NFC EAST: Fantasy Football Running Backs

Baller Stability Rating Team
Name
Primary
Running Back
Backup or
Handcuff
More
Candidates
Waiver Candidates
Solid Giants Saquon Barkley Wayne Gallman Jonathan Stewart N/A
Questionable Eagles Jay Ajayi Corey ClementDarren Sproles (INJ) Wendell Smallwood Corey Clement
Solid Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott Rod Smith Bo Scarbrough N/A
Solid Redskins Adrian Peterson Chris Thompson Rob KelleySamaje Perine N/A

 

NFC WEST: Fantasy Football Running Backs

Baller Stability Rating Team
Name
Primary
Running Back
Backup or
Handcuff
More
Candidates
Waiver Candidates
Questionable 49ers Alfred MorrisMatt Breida Raheem Mostert Kyle Juszczyk N/A
Volatile Seahawks Chris Carson Rashaad Penny Mike DavisC.J. Prosise N/A
Solid Cardinals David Johnson Chase Edmonds T.J. Logan N/A
Solid Rams Todd Gurley John Kelly, Malcolm Brown Malcolm Brown

 

NFC NORTH: Fantasy Football Running Backs

Baller Stability Rating Team
Name
Primary
Running Back
Backup or
Handcuff
More
Candidates
Waiver Candidates
Questionable Packers Jamaal Williams Ty Montgomery, Aaron Jones (SUSP) Darius Jackson N/A
Volatile Lions LeGarrette Blount (INJ) Theo Riddick, Kerryon Johnson Ameer Abdullah N/A
Solid Bears Jordan Howard Tarik Cohen Benny Cunningham (INJ) N/A
Solid Vikings Dalvin Cook Latavius Murray Mike Boone, Roc Thomas N/A

 

NFC SOUTH: Fantasy Football Running Backs

Baller Stability Rating Team
Name
Primary
Running Back
Backup or
Handcuff
More
Candidates
Waiver Candidates
Solid Saints Alvin Kamara Mark Ingram (SUSP), Mike Gillislee Jonathan Williams N/A
Volatile Falcons Devonta Freeman (INJ), Tevin Coleman Ito Smith  Brian Hill Ito Smith
Solid Panthers Christian McCaffrey C.J. Anderson Cameron Artis-Payne N/A
Questionable Buccaneers Peyton Barber Jacquizz Rodgers Ronald Jones, Shaun Wilson N/A

 


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