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The Best Fantasy Football Running Backs Of 2019

List RulesVote up the running backs who will be most valuable to owners' fantasy football teams in 2019

The top fantasy running backs in 2019 include a combination of new stars taking over the NFL and legends in the latter stages of their careers. Among the best 2018 fantasy RBs were stars like Alvin Kamara, Ezekiel Elliott, and Saquon Barkley, who all put up stellar numbers. Running back is one of the most important positions on your fantasy roster and any list of the top fantasy football players of 2019 will include plenty of RBs. 

Legendary names like LeSean McCoy and Adrian Peterson will still appear high up on many fantasy football rankings and certainly among the top fantasy RB rankings. But young, up-and-coming players like Christian McCaffrey and Nick Chubb will make a push for the crown, as well, and could be the perfect boost for your fantasy draft. And don't forget about the return of Le'Veon Bell, who remains one of the big fantasy question marks after sitting out last season.

So which running backs deserve to be near the top of the 2019 fantasy football rankings? Which RBs would you count on for your fantasy team's success? Make your choices known below and come back throughout the season to see how those choices are working out.

  • 1

    Christian McCaffrey

    Carolina Panthers
    24
    7

    PositionRunning back

    BirthplaceCastle Rock, Colorado

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 358.33

    2018 Fantasy points: 385.50
    2018 Rushing: 1,098 yards, 7 TDs
    2018 Receiving: 867 yards, 6 TDs

  • 2

    Derrick Henry

    Tennessee Titans
    22
    5

    PositionRunning back

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 231.45

    2018 Fantasy points: 201.36
    2018 Rushing: 1,059 yards, 12 TDs
    2018 Receiving: 99 yards, 0 TDs

  • 3

    Dalvin Cook

    Minnesota Vikings
    19
    5

    PositionRunning back

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 262.62

    2018 Fantasy points: 152.00
    2018 Rushing: 615 yards, 2 TDs
    2018 Receiving: 305 yards, 2 TDs

  • 4

    Saquon Barkley

    New York Giants
    22
    11

    PositionRunning back

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 328.68

    2018 Fantasy points: 385.80
    2018 Rushing: 1,307 yards, 11 TDs
    2018 Receiving: 721 yards, 4 TDs

  • 5

    James Conner

    Arizona Cardinals
    19
    10

    BirthplaceErie, Pennsylvania

    Age26

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 273.28

    2018 Fantasy points: 280.00
    2018 Rushing: 973 yards, 12 TDs
    2018 Receiving: 497 yards, 1 TD

  • 6

    Leonard Fournette

    Jacksonville Jaguars
    19
    11

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    Age26

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 235.52

    2018 Fantasy points: 120.40
    2018 Rushing: 439 yards, 5 TDs
    2018 Receiving: 185 yards, 1 TD

  • 7

    Mark Ingram, Jr.

    Baltimore Ravens
    16
    11

    BirthplaceHackensack, New Jersey

    Age31

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 153.17

    2018 Fantasy points: 142.50
    2018 Rushing: 645 yards, 6 TDs
    2018 Receiving: 170 yards, 1 TD

  • 8

    Todd Gurley

    Los Angeles Rams
    16
    11

    PositionRunning back

    BirthplaceTarboro, North Carolina

    Age27

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 251.72

    2018 Fantasy points: 372.10
    2018 Rushing: 1,251 yards, 17 TDs
    2018 Receiving: 580 yards, 4 TDs

  • 9

    Joe Mixon

    Cincinnati Bengals
    16
    11

    PositionRunning Back

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 243.48

    2018 Fantasy points: 243.40
    2018 Rushing: 1,168 yards, 8 TDs
    2018 Receiving: 296 yards, 1 TD

  • 10

    Marlon Mack

    Indianapolis Colts
    16
    11

    PositionRunning back

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 198.75

    2018 Fantasy points: 178.10
    2018 Rushing: 908 yards, 9 TDs
    2018 Receiving: 103 yards, 1 TD

  • 11

    Chris Carson

    Seattle Seahawks
    16
    11

    PositionRunning back

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 244.42

    2018 Fantasy points: 201.40
    2018 Rushing: 1,151 yards, 9 TDs
    2018 Receiving: 163 yards, 0 TDs

  • 12

    Josh Jacobs

    Las Vegas Raiders
    16
    11

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 237.11

    2018 Fantasy points: This will be his rookie season

  • 13

    Alvin Kamara

    New Orleans Saints
    19
    16

    PositionRunning back

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 314.90

    2018 Fantasy points: 354.20
    2018 Rushing: 883 yards, 14 TDs
    2018 Receiving: 709 yards, 4 TDs

  • 14

    Nick Chubb

    Cleveland Browns
    10
    5

    PositionRunning back

    Age26

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 243.77

    2018 Fantasy points: 194.50
    2018 Rushing: 996 yards, 8 TDs
    2018 Receiving: 149 yards, 2 TDs

  • 15

    Ezekiel Elliott

    Dallas Cowboys
    16
    14

    PositionRunning back

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 284.58

    2018 Fantasy points: 329.10
    2018 Rushing: 1,434 yards, 6 TDs
    2018 Receiving: 567 yards, 3 TDs

  • 16

    LeSean McCoy

    Buffalo Bills
    14
    11

    PositionRunning back

    BirthplaceHarrisburg, Pennsylvania

    Age33

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 167.88

    2018 Fantasy points: 127.20
    2018 Rushing: 514 yards, 3 TDs
    2018 Receiving: 238 yards, 0 TDs

  • 17

    Le'Veon Bell

    New York Jets
    14
    11

    PositionRunning back

    BirthplaceReynoldsburg, Ohio

    Age29

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 245.14

    2018 Fantasy points: Did not play last season due to contract dispute

  • 18

    Aaron Jones

    Green Bay Packers
    14
    11

    PositionRunning back

    BirthplaceSavannah, Georgia

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 213.44

    2018 Fantasy points: 171.40
    2018 Rushing: 728 yards, 8 TDs
    2018 Receiving: 206 yards, 1 TD

  • 19

    Melvin Gordon

    Los Angeles Chargers
    11
    8

    PositionRunning back

    BirthplaceKenosha, Wisconsin

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 230.09

    2018 Fantasy points: 275.50
    2018 Rushing: 885 yards, 10 TDs
    2018 Receiving: 490 yards, 4 TDs

  • 20

    Matt Breida

    San Francisco 49ers
    11
    8

    PositionRunning back

    Age26

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 113.31

    2018 Fantasy points: 162.50
    2018 Rushing: 814 yards, 3 TDs
    2018 Receiving: 261 yards, 2 TDs

  • 21
    Washington Redskins
    11
    11

    BirthplacePalestine, Texas, United States of America

    Age36

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 101.73

    2018 Fantasy points: 189.00
    2018 Rushing: 1,042 yards, 7 TDs
    2018 Receiving: 208 yards, 1 TD

  • 22

    Kareem Hunt

    Cleveland Browns
    11
    11

    PositionRunning back

    Age26

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 68.30

    2018 Fantasy points: 230.20
    2018 Rushing: 824 yards, 7 TDs
    2018 Receiving: 378 yards, 7 TDs

  • 23

    Damien Williams

    Kansas City Chiefs
    11
    11

    PositionRunning back

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 267.83

    2018 Fantasy points: 98.60
    2018 Rushing: 256 yards, 4 TDs
    2018 Receiving: 160 yards, 2 TDs

  • 24

    Derrius Guice

    Washington Redskins
    11
    11

    PositionRunning back

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 147.11

    2018 Fantasy points: Missed last season due to injury

  • 25

    James White

    New England Patriots
    11
    11

    PositionRunning back

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 172.54

    2018 Fantasy points: 276.60
    2018 Rushing: 425 yards, 5 TDs
    2018 Receiving: 751 yards, 7 TDs