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The Best Fantasy Football Running Backs Of 2019

Updated August 20, 2019 669 votes 26 voters58 items

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.

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  • James Conner1
    19
    9

    James Conner

    Pittsburgh Steelers

    BirthplaceErie, Pennsylvania

    Age25

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 273.28

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

  • Ezekiel Elliott2
    16
    6

    Ezekiel Elliott

    Dallas Cowboys

    PositionRunning back

    BirthplaceAlton, Illinois

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 284.58

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

  • Devonta Freeman3
    13
    8

    Devonta Freeman

    Atlanta Falcons

    PositionRunning back

    Age23

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 192.84

    2018 Fantasy points: 14.10
    2018 Rushing: 68 yards, 0 TDs
    2018 Receiving: 23 yards, 0 TDs

  • Christian McCaffrey4
    11
    6

    Christian McCaffrey

    Carolina Panthers

    PositionRunning back, Return specialist

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 358.33

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

  • Nick Chubb5
    10
    5

    Nick Chubb

    Cleveland Browns

    PositionRunning back

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 243.77

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

  • Derrick Henry6
    10
    5

    Derrick Henry

    Tennessee Titans

    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

  • Kenyan Drake7
    10
    6

    Kenyan Drake

    Miami Dolphins

    PositionRunning back

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 239.12

    2018 Fantasy points: 206.20
    2018 Rushing: 535 yards, 4 TDs
    2018 Receiving: 447 yards, 5 TDs

  • David Johnson8
    10
    6

    David Johnson

    Arizona Cardinals

    PositionRunning back

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 246.71

    2018 Fantasy points: 246.60
    2018 Rushing: 940 yards, 7 TDs
    2018 Receiving: 446 yards, 3 TDs

  • Austin Ekeler9
    10
    6

    Austin Ekeler

    Los Angeles Chargers

    PositionRunning back

    BirthplaceEaton, Colorado, USA

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 138.78

    2018 Fantasy points: 168.80
    2018 Rushing: 554 yards, 3 TDs
    2018 Receiving: 404 yards, 3 TDs

  • Dalvin Cook10
    9
    5

    Dalvin Cook

    Minnesota Vikings

    PositionRunning back

    BirthplaceOpa-locka, Florida

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 262.62

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

  • Leonard Fournette11
    9
    5

    Leonard Fournette

    Jacksonville Jaguars

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    Age25

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 235.52

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

  • Mark Ingram, Jr.12
    7
    5

    Mark Ingram, Jr.

    Baltimore Ravens

    BirthplaceHackensack, New Jersey

    Age30

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 153.17

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

  • Todd Gurley13
    7
    5

    Todd Gurley

    Los Angeles Rams

    PositionRunning back

    BirthplaceTarboro, North Carolina

    Age26

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 251.72

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

  • Joe Mixon14
    7
    5

    Joe Mixon

    Cincinnati Bengals

    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

  • Marlon Mack15
    7
    5

    Marlon Mack

    Indianapolis Colts

    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

  • Chris Carson16
    7
    5

    Chris Carson

    Seattle Seahawks

    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

  • Josh Jacobs17
    7
    5

    Josh Jacobs

    Oakland Raiders

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 237.11

    2018 Fantasy points: This will be his rookie season

  • Alvin Kamara18
    9
    7

    Alvin Kamara

    New Orleans Saints

    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

  • Dion Lewis19
    8
    6

    Dion Lewis

    Tennessee Titans

    BirthplaceAlbany, New York

    Age29

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 133.60

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

  • Lamar Miller20
    8
    6

    Lamar Miller

    Houston Texans

    PositionRunning back

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    Age29

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 202.62

    2018 Fantasy points: 172.60
    2018 Rushing: 973 yards, 5 TDs
    2018 Receiving: 161 yards, 1 TD

  • Duke Johnson21
    8
    6

    Duke Johnson

    Houston Texans

    PositionRunning back

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 133.62

    2018 Fantasy points: 132.00
    2018 Rushing: 201 yards, 0 TDs
    2018 Receiving: 429 yards, 3 TDs

  • Jerick McKinnon22
    8
    6

    Jerick McKinnon

    San Francisco 49ers

    PositionRunning back

    Age28

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 154.89

    2018 Fantasy points: Missed last season due to injury

  • Saquon Barkley23
    10
    10

    Saquon Barkley

    New York Giants

    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

  • LeSean McCoy24
    6
    5

    LeSean McCoy

    Buffalo Bills

    PositionRunning back

    BirthplaceHarrisburg, Pennsylvania

    Age32

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 167.88

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

  • Le'Veon Bell25
    6
    5

    Le'Veon Bell

    New York Jets

    PositionRunning back

    BirthplaceReynoldsburg, Ohio

    Age23

    2019 Projected Fantasy Points: 245.14

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