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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:

  • 9.21.18 Corey Clement became a sudden addition to the injury report according to philly.com's Jeff McLane. Clement's quadricep issue potentially threatens his ability to function as Philadelphia's workhorse back during the Eagles' Week 3 matchup with Indianapolis. Jay Ajayi (back), and Darren Sproles (hamstring) are officially out, which will keep Clement among the high-end RB2 options if he able to play.
  • 9.21.18 Leonard Fournette has officially been designated as questionable for Sunday's matchup with Tennessee according to jaguars.com's John Oehser. In addition to Fournette's hamstring issue, T.J. Yeldon is also listed as questionable due to his ankle injury. This will force owners to monitor Fournette's status for yet another week. Corey Grant now becomes a potential  roster addition if he is available in your leagues.
  • 9.21.18 Dalvin Cook has officially been ruled out for Sunday's game with Buffalo according to vikings.com. Minnesota will not need Cook in order to dominate their matchup, which will enable him to recover from his hamstring injury. But Latavius Murray instantly vaults into RB1 status against a Bills run defense that has already surrendered a league worst four touchdowns. If he is available in your leagues, add him now.
  • 9.20.18 Giovani Bernard was a full participant in today's practice according to ESPN's Katherine Terrell. This is an excellent development for anyone who owns Bernard, as he can operate as a high end RB2 in your lineups during this week's matchup with Carolina.
  • 9.20.18 Dalvin Cook missed a second consecutive day of practice due to his hamstring injury according to Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.  If Latavius Murray is available in your leagues, it is strongly advised that you pick him up now. There is little rationale for the Vikings to risk further injury to Cook during their Week 3 matchup with the talent deficient Bills. This should enable Murray to obtain a significant workload, which would elevate him into RB1 consideration.
  • 9.19.18 Jay Ajayi failed to practice today due to his back injury, and is being labeled as 'day-to-day' according to Philly.com's Jeff McLane. With Darren Sproles also missing practice as he contends with his hamstring problem, a cavernous path is being created for Corey Clement to commandeer a substantial workload during a favorable Week 3 matchup with the Colts.
  • 9.19.18 - Giovani Bernard was limited in today's practice due to a knee injury according to ESPN's Katherine Terrell. Thomas Rawls and rookie Mark Walton are the current backups to Bernard, who is still expected to receive an extensive workload in Week 3 against Carolina.
  • 9.19.18 - Leonard Fournette practiced for the first time since injuring his hamstring in Week 1 according to ESPN's Michael DiRocco. He was limited during practice, but it still represents a positive step toward his potential return for Sunday's matchup with Tennessee.
  • 9.19.18 - LeSean McCoy practiced on a limited basis according to ESPN's Chris Brown. He is still contending with cracked rib cartilage, however it appears more likely that he will attempt to play in Week 3 when the Bills travel to Minnesota.
  • 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.

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 BurkheadSony 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, Thomas Rawls 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 Jordan Wilkins, Nyheim Hines
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 (INJ) 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 (INJ) Corey Clement, (INJ) Darren Sproles (INJ) Wendell Smallwood Corey Clement
Solid Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott Rod Smith Bo Scarbrough N/A
Solid Redskins Adrian Peterson Chris Thompson Rob Kelley, (INJ)  Samaje 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 Darius Jackson Aaron Jones
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,  (INJ) 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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