2019 Fantasy Football RB Rankings

2019 Fantasy Football RB Rankings

Organic Top 30 2019 Fantasy Football RB Rankings

How is it organic? Glad you asked. Our scouts take closer looks at the players then add "up-close outlooks" to our NFL Fantasy Football RB Rankings to give you something more to go on than just a number. So check back often for updates as we complete the Fantasy Football outlooks and give you the best shot at bringing home Fantasy gold this season!

2019 Fantasy Football RB Rankings

RankPlayerADPTeam
1Ezekiell Elliott1Cowboys
2Saquon Barkley2Giants
3Alvin Kamara4Saints
4Christian McCaffrey3Panthers
5Melvin Gordon6Chargers
6Joe Mixon10Bengals
7Le'Veon Bell7Jets
8James Conner9Steelers
9David Johnson8Cardinals
10Dalvin Cook12Vikings
11Todd Gurley5Rams
12Leonard Fournette15Jags
13Marlon Mack14Colts
14Devonta Freeman17Falcons
15Mark Ingram24Ravens
16Nick Chubb11Browns
17Derrick Henry19Titans
18Kerryon Johnson21Lions
19Sony Michel22Patriots
20David Montgomery50Bears
21Damien Williams13Chiefs
22Aaron Jones16Packers
23Josh Jacobs20Raiders
24Chris Carson23Seahawks
25Phillip Lindsay18Broncos
26Darius Guice25Redskins
27James White28Patriots
28Lamar Miller31Texans
29Kenyan Drake27Dolphins
30Rashaad Penny33Seahawks

2019 Fantasy Football RB Outlooks

#1 RB Ezekiel Elliott 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Published 6/28/2019 in Fantasy Sports
Ezekiel Elliott 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Ezekiel Elliott (Cowboys) 6'0, 228 lbsZeke is the top back in fantasy on the condition that he will not face a suspension from the league because of an offseason "incident" in Las Vegas. Last season he racked up over 2,000 total yards and 9 TDs. That is what you need to focus on in regards to the Ezekiel Elliott 2019 Fantasy Outlook. If he plays all 16 this season, that's even more production and a potential nightmare for whoever your fantasy opponent is each week.The best offensive line in football is back now that All-Pro center Travis Frederick has been cleared after dealing with an autoimmune disease that derailed his 2018... read more ❯
#2 RB Saquon Barkley 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Published 6/28/2019 in Fantasy Sports
Saquon Barkley 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Saquon Barkley (Giants) 5'11, 233 lbsSaquon Barkley tore the league up as a rookie. The "Quad Father" carried the offense with 1,307 rushing yards and 11 TDs, with another 91 receptions for 721 yards and 4 more TDs. 2,000 total yards and 15 TDs is a heck of a season, and he could have room for more this year. That is what you need to know about the Saquon Barkley 2019 Fantasy OutlookOdell Beckham is gone and the Giants will be leaning on Barkley to make this offense move down the field. He is a generational type of talent with 3 down skills rarely seen in a man that goes 233.... read more ❯
#3 RB Alvin Kamara 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Published 6/27/2019 in Fantasy Sports
Alvin Kamara 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Alvin Kamara (Saints) 5'10, 215 lbsKamara is coming off a monster year, and he could get even more looks as the Saints let Mark Ingram walk in free agency and that is the key item for the Alvin Kamara 2019 Fantasy Outlook. In only his second season, Kamara had 883 rushing yards with a whopping 14 TDs. He also dominates catching the ball as he filled the stat sheet with 81 receptions for 709 yards and another 4 TDs.The Saints offense is one of the best in the game and Drew Brees should have a year or two left of elite quarterback play. The team did lose longtime center Max Unger,... read more ❯
#4 RB Christian McCaffrey 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Published 6/27/2019 in Fantasy Sports
Christian McCaffrey 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Christian McCaffrey (Panthers) 5'11, 205 lbsMcCaffrey is an elite player and is entering his 3rd year in the NFL. He's coming off a massive workload, where he played 93 percent of the teams offensive snaps and that is the key item for the Christian McCaffrey 2019 Fantasy Outlook. He put up 1,098 rushing yards at a healthy 5.0 yards-per-carry with 7 TDs, while also killing it in the passing game with 107 receptions for 867 yards and 6 TDs.The only knock on McCaffrey is there is talk of scaling down his touches. Even though he's shown his guns this offseason and looks shredded, he is smallish at only 205. Panthers quarterback... read more ❯
#5 RB Melvin Gordon 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Published 6/27/2019 in Fantasy Sports
Melvin Gordon 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Melvin Gordon III (Chargers) 6'1, 215 lbsThe Melvin Gordon 2019 Fantasy Outlook reflect the reality that Gordon is a first round pick and could end up with more points than anybody in fantasy football. He's had over 1,200 total yards and 12 TD's three years in a row. It never hurts when a guy is in a contract year, so the motivation for big numbers is there also.Gordon is right there after the first few RB's and could end up on top of all of them. He's a 3 down bell-cow back, with a scat back's skills. He's in a really good offense where defenses have to worry about the... read more ❯
#6 RB David Johnson 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Published 6/26/2019 in Fantasy Sports
David Johnson 2019 Fantasy Outlook
David Johnson (Cardinals) 6'1, 224 lbsThe David Johnson 2019 Fantasy Outlook is fraught with risk. Johnson is a great player, and a first round pick in most fantasy drafts but does come with some risk with all the changes on offense. New head coach Kliff Kingsbury is installing the "Air Raid" system and rookie QB Kyler Murray will be calling the shots.Even in a bad year, Johnson got over 1,300 total yards and 10 TDs. A new offense is coming but it can't be any worse than what the Cardinals ran out last season. With Murry's running skills, the read-option, and Johnson finally not being the focal point of the defense,... read more ❯
#7 RB Joe Mixon 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Published 6/26/2019 in Fantasy Sports
Joe Mixon 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Joe Mixon (Bengals) 6'1, 220 lbsJoe finally got the touches he deserved and put up some big numbers. Mixon produced 1,168 rushing yards and 8 TDs with 43 receptions for another 296 yards and another TD. This was his first chance being "the man" and all he did was lead the AFC in rushing in only his second year and that's where we will start the Joe Mixon 2019 Fantasy Outlook.The Bengals Gio Bernard will still take away some targets in the passing game, but Mixon still caught 43 out of 55 targets. He's not elite on third down, but he plays a ton and has more to offer as a... read more ❯
#8 RB Le'Veon Bell 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Published 6/26/2019 in Fantasy Sports
Le'Veon Bell 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Le'Veon Bell (Pittsburgh) 6'1", 230 lbsBell spent a year out of football, but he signed for big money to be where he wants to be and that is a great thing for the Le'Veon Bell 2019 Fantasy Outlook. I'm not going to flag him for taking a year off, but I'm not sold it does your body good either. Running backs have short lives, but this is a first, so there is some risk.The numbers are huge. Bell is one of the best running backs with passing game chops we've ever seen. But now he is in New York with the Jets and a young QB and an offensive line that... read more ❯
#9 RB James Conner 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Published 6/25/2019 in Fantasy Sports
James Conner 2019 Fantasy Outlook
James Conner (Steelers) 6'1, 233 lbsConner tore it up last year. Most running backs that go 233 don't catch 55 balls but he did and the James Conner 2019 Fantasy Outlook is looking strong for just that reason. He stacked up over 1,400 total yards and 13 TD's in only 13 games. If he keeps that role and gets all 16 games, the sky is the limit.Conner just took over one of the best jobs fantasy football has to offer. Le'Veon Bell is gone and there is a huge role to fill in a good offense. We have only seen one year, but he showed he can carry the load in... read more ❯
#10 RB Dalvin Cook 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Published 6/25/2019 in Fantasy Sports
Dalvin Cook 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Dalvin Cook (Vikings) 5'10, 210 lbsCook might be one of the biggest risks in the draft but offers a huge upside if he can stay healthy. In two seasons, he's only played in 15 games but has 1,364 total yards. The Vikings hired Gary Kubiak to run the offense, and Kubiak has been known to put up huge fantasy numbers for the RB no matter who was toting the rock. which bodes well for the Dalvin Cook 2019 Fantasy Outlook.Cook has averaged 4.7 yards-per-carry and the new coaching staff will lean on the running game. They drafted the best center in the draft with their first-round pick in Garrett Bradbury, then... read more ❯
#11 RB Marlon Mack 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Published 6/25/2019 in Fantasy Sports
Marlon Mack 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Marlon Mack (Colts) 6'0, 210 lbsMack was beat up last year, but still managed to put up solid numbers when he was on the field. In only 12 games, he went over 1000 total yards and had 10 TD's. Imagine those numbers with 4 more games to play on a team that is getting better and you understand why the Marlon Mack 2019 Fantasy Outlook is looking up.Mack won't have that high of a ceiling due to Nyheim Hines in the passing game, but the rushing yards and scoring opportunities should offset what he is missing in the passing game. Last year he averaged a healthy 4.7 yards-per-carry and just over... read more ❯
#12 RB Leonard Fournette 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Published 6/24/2019 in Fantasy Sports
Leonard Fournette Fantasy Outlook
Leonard Fournette (Jaguars) 6'0, 228 lbsFournette had a really bad year. He got hurt again, got suspended, and fell out of favor with the front office. However, the Leonard Fournette 2019 Fantasy Outlook is strong because he is a big-time talent and the Jaguars seems committed to him and the running game.There are numerous red flags here, including his career 3.7 yards-per-carry. In his defense, last season he had zero help from the quarterback and the offensive line was decimated by injuries. He flashed as a rookie when he went over 1000 rushing yards in only 13 games, but he's 0 for 2 on having a huge season that would match... read more ❯
#13 RB Devonta Freeman 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Published 6/24/2019 in Fantasy Sports
Devonta Freeman 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Devonta Freeman (Falcons) 5'8, 206 lbsDevonta Freeman offers some good value because of the time he has missed due to injury. When healthy, he has proven to be one of the most productive backs in the league filling up the stat sheet. He's gone over 1,100 total yards in three of his five seasons and is still in his prime at only 27 and that makes it easy to predict the Devonta Freeman 2019 Fantasy Outlook.Freeman has had some monster fantasy seasons and is in an explosive offense. He can play on all three downs and can get numbers in the passing game. The best part of Freeman's fantasy outlook is... read more ❯
#14 RB Todd Gurley 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Published 6/24/2019 in Fantasy Sports
Todd Gurley 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Todd Gurley (LA Rams) 6'1", 227 lbsSomething is up with the young RB one way or another and that is why it's always tough to grade the Todd Gurley 2019 Fantasy Outlook. When healthy he could be the number one overall player in fantasy football. But with the way he was shut down in the postseason, and with rumors or arthritis in his knee, he is a major risk in 2019.At some point in the draft, Gurley is worth a pick, the question is just where. This is straight gambling, which is not what you want to do with high picks. The LA Rams drafted Darrell Henderson in the 3rd round... read more ❯
#15 RB Mark Ingram 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Published 6/23/2019 in Fantasy Sports
Mark Ingram 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Mark Ingram (Ravens) 5'9, 215 lbsThis could make or break your fantasy season right here. The Ravens shook up NFL defenses last season with an unheard of running game, behind the talents of Lamar Jackson. The undrafted plodding Gus Edwards ran for 718 yards at 5.2 yards-per-carry, so imagine a legit first round, proven talent like Mark Ingram getting those touches. That's solid footing for the Mark Ingram 2019 Fantasy Outlook.Ingram didn't do too bad himself in only 12 games last season. He still put up 815 total yards and 7 TD's in limited time. Now Ingram is "the guy" and will get the chance to be the bell cow three-down... read more ❯
# 16 RB Nick Chubb 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Published 6/23/2019 in Fantasy Sports
Nick Chubb 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Nick Chubb (Browns) 5'11, 227 lbsHe would be a top 5 overall back if it wasn't for one Kareem Hunt. The Browns added Hunt, even though he will serve a suspension the first 8 games of the season. For the Nick Chubb 2019 Fantasy Outlook it's not a question if he loses his job when Hunt comes back, the question is how many touches does he take away.Chubb is built like a fire hydrant and runs hard and low behind his pads. He offers a more wiggle than he gets credit for because of how good he is as a bruiser. In only 9 starts, Chubb notched 996 rushing yards with... read more ❯
#17 RB Derrick Henry 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Published 6/23/2019 in Fantasy Sports
Derrick Henry 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Derrick Henry (Titans) 6'3, 247 lbsIt was a tale of two seasons for Derrick Henry last year. After only 474 yards through the first 12 games, the coaching staff woke up and fed Henry the rock. He finished with 1059 yards, good for 4.9 a clip. Henry also killed it on the goal line with 12 rushing TD's.There is some risk here because the Titans seem like they are still trying to figure out who they are as an offense. While he will never be a stud in the passing game, if you give Henry the ball 20 times a game, he will wear a defense out period.Henry is a... read more ❯
#18 RB Kerryon Johnson 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Published 6/22/2019 in Fantasy Sports
Kerryon Johnson 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Kerryon Johnson (Lions) 5'11, 206 lbsKerryon Johnson only played in 10 games but finished his rookie season with 641 rushing yards, and 213 receiving yards. More importantly, he finished second in the league in yards-per-carry at 5.4. At 85 total yards-per-game, he would have 1360 total yards, and the Lions got rid of goal-line vulture LeGarrette Blount and his 154 carries.The Lions hired Darrell Bevell as offensive coordinator which means they will put an emphasis on the run game. Johnson is an undeniable talent and only has C.J. Anderson standing in between him and a massive workload.He may never be a 20 plus carry a game back, but his passing game... read more ❯
#19 RB Sony Michel 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Published 6/22/2019 in Fantasy Sports
Sony Michel 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Sony Michel (Patriots) 5'11, 215 lbsThere is a lot to like with Sony Michel but there is also a fair share of risk in the form of Bill Belichick. Michel had a heck of a year as he ran for 931 yards and 6 Td's in only 13 games. He didn't do much in the passing game, but has nice hands and could contribute there if needed.Michel dominated in the postseason. In only 3 games, he had 336 rushing yards and a league winning 6TD's. The Patriots invested a first-round pick in him, which makes me think his role is pretty safe.Michel had off-season knee surgery and the Patriots drafted Damien... read more ❯
#20 RB David Montgomery 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Published 6/22/2019 in Fantasy Sports
David Montgomery 2019 Fantasy Outlook
David Montgomery (Bears) 5'11. 220 lbsWatch this one closely in camp and the preseason, because if he gets a bell-cow role, David Montgomery could easily be an RB1. This dude is a load and an absolute bully when he runs the ball. Chicago traded up in the draft to get him and the coaches have been raving about him and he's getting drafted too late period.The Bears traded away brick hands Jordan Howard and only added free agent Mike Davis who has a career average of 3.7 yards-per-carry. Tarik Cohen is a game breaker and will get his touches, but Montgomery should have a huge role in this Matt Nagy offense... read more ❯
# 21 RB Damien Williams 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Published 6/22/2019 in Fantasy Sports
Damien Williams 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Damien Williams (Chiefs) 5'11, 224 lbsDamien Williams could win your league outright. As of now, I have him at 21 but he absolutely has the potential to finish as a top 5 RB if he stays healthy and wins this starting job outright. In the Chiefs final 5 games when Williams got his shot, he put up 572 total yards and 8 TD'sI doubt he can keep putting up numbers like the way he finished last season, but the potential is there. While the offense may take a step back, especially if Tyreek Hill is suspended, the Chiefs will still move the ball and provide plenty of fantasy scoring.The team did... read more ❯
#22 RB Aaron Jones 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Published 6/21/2019 in Fantasy Sports
Aaron Jones 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Aaron Jones (Packers) 5'9, 208 lbsAaron Jones is a breakout candidate in what should be a high scoring Packers offense. In only 12 games last season he produced 728 rushing yards with 8 TD's, and 206 receiving yards with another TD. If he hadn't missed those 4 games he was on pace for almost 14oo yards over 16 games, so he has shown RB1 potential.The Packers GM and running backs coach have gone out of their way to compliment Jones during the offseason. He is apparently in great shape as he down to 5.3 body percent fat. Looking back at last season, Jones appears to be in a different gear than... read more ❯
#23 RB Josh Jacobs 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Published 6/21/2019 in Fantasy Sports
Josh Jacobs 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Josh Jacobs (Raiders) 5'10, 219 lbsJosh Jacobs was drafted 24th overall in the draft, and that should be enough to earn him a huge role this season for the Raiders. Jacobs split time during his career at Alabama, but that could be a boost to his draft status as he has plenty of tread left on the tires.While he didn't put up elite testing numbers at the combine, his game tape shows a player who is ready for a 3 down role in the NFL. Most rookie running backs struggle in pass protection and blitz pick-up, but Jacobs comes in polished and ready to contribute from day 1.The Raiders lost Isiah... read more ❯
#24 RB Chris Carson 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Published 6/21/2019 in Fantasy Sports
Chris Carson 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Chris Carson (Seahawks) 5'11, 222 lbsLast season the Seahawks spent a first-round pick on running back Rashaad Penny, but Chris Carson won the starting gig in camp and never looked back. In just his second season, Carson finished with 1,151 rushing yards with 9 TD's and chipped in another 163 receiving.Carson is a load to bring down. His combination of power and lateral agility are impressive, and he can beat you in a number of ways as a runner. While he didn't wrack it up in receiving, he did show nice hands catching 20 of 24 targets, so there is room for progression.There are a couple of flags when considering picking... read more ❯
# 25 RB Phillip Lindsay 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Published 6/21/2019 in Fantasy Sports
Phillip Lindsay 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Phillip Lindsay (Broncos) 5'8, 190 lbsPhillip Lindsay put on a show last year. He was a true league winner because he was either drafted really late or a waiver wire pickup. For the cost of nothing, Lindsay owners got 1,037 rushing yards and 9 TD's, to go along with another 35 receptions for 241 yards and a TD.Lindsay is a great story as he went undrafted then set the league on fire, but I'm not sold yet. He is beyond small by NFL standards, and I just don't see him as a guy who can sustain taking 30 hits a week at this level. Lindsay runs like a Tazmanian Devil but... read more ❯
#26 RB Derrius Guice 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Published 6/20/2019 in Fantasy Sports
Derrius Guice 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Derrius Guice (Redskins) 5'11, 224 lbsAfter the Redskins drafted him 59th overall in last years draft, Derrius Guice missed his entire rookie season after tearing his ACL last August. The LSU alum is a powerful, violent runner who can run through arm tackles and can be more than a load to take down. A poor mans Marshawn Lynch, if Guice's knee is healthy he could be primed for a big season.Other than his surgically repaired knee, the one thing standing is Guice's way is future Hall of Famer Adrian Peterson. Last season, Peterson punched Father Time in the mouth and ran for 1042 yards and 7 TD's. Peterson has already said... read more ❯
# 27 James White 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Published 6/20/2019 in Fantasy Sports
James White 2019 Fantasy Outlook
James White (Patriots) 5'10, 205 lbsJames White was a league winner last fantasy season. He was drafted really late and provided great value with a career year. White only had 425 yards rushing with 5 TD's but that's not where he excels. White filled the stat sheet in the passing game as he caught a whopping 87 balls for 751 yards and 7 TD's.With the Patriots Rob Gronkowski hanging up his cleats, White should once again dominate the short and intermediate passing game. While Brady may not still have the deep ball he once did, those short passes are still prime for White to fill up the stat sheet once again.If... read more ❯
#28 RB Lamar Miller 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Published 6/20/2019 in Fantasy Sports
Lamar Miller 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Lamar Miller (Texans) 5'10, 225 lbsLamar Miller has been giving fantasy owners solid RB2 numbers for years now. He's gone for over 1100 total yards and at least 6 TD's five years in a row. While he may not offer RB1 numbers and have those huge games or huge seasons, he has been steady and productive.The Texans offense can be explosive and they have one of the better young quarterbacks in the league in Deshaun Watson. The Texans will score points. The biggest knock against Miller comes in the form of one D'Onte Foreman. Foreman missed almost all of last season but there is a reason the team spent a 3rd... read more ❯
#29 RB Kenyan Drake 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Published 6/20/2019 in Fantasy Sports
Kenyan Drake 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Kenyan Drake (Dolphins) 6'1, 211 lbsKenyan Drake has always put up numbers when given the touches. Therein lies the problem. Will he get the touches? Last season was supposed to finally be the year where fantasy owners could get the bell cow production from Drake. But then head coach Adam Gase showed an affinity for 100-year-old Frank Gore and Drake only saw 120 rush attempts.Gore and Gase are both gone and the team didn't add any talent that will keep Drake from getting the lions share of the carries. Last year Drake put up 535 rushing yards and 5 TD's but added another 477 yards and another 5 TD's. While he's... read more ❯
#30 RB Rashaad Penny 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Published 6/20/2019 in Fantasy Sports
Rashaad Penny 2019 Fantasy Outlook
Rashaad Penny (Seahawks) 5'11" , 220 lbsRashaad Penny was a surprise first-round pick by the Seahawks in last years draft going 27th overall but found himself buried on the depth chart. He played behind both Chris Carson and Mike Davis but still contributed in his first year. Penny finished with 419 rushing yards and 2 Td's while catching 9 of 12 targets for 75 yards.Seattle is a run-heavy team and with Davis leaving town for Chicago, more touches are up for grabs. Word out of camp is Penny is in great shape and he has shed some pounds, which is usually good news for running backs. Last year he did manage... read more ❯

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