Dynasty RB's

We take a look at the Top Keeper/Dynasty Running Backs for a 3 year outlook, taking into account skill, scheme fit, organizational consistency, surrounding cast and, yes of course, age. The indicated age of the player is how old the player will be entering next season. Dominant your Fantasy Football leagues but using our Top RB Dynasty and Keeper Rankings Updated: Mar.10/16

1. David Johnson, ARZ - Age 25

When he took over the starting running back job in Week 13, Johnson posted more than a hundred yards from scrimmage in each of his first four games and tacked on five touchdowns to boot. A big, explosive running back with the ability to make defenders miss in the hole, he's also adept at catching balls out of the backfield and turning them into game changing plays. Johnson has an extremely bright future ahead of him, and it would not be surprising to see the Cardinal turn him into the focal point of their offense for 2016. The only caution on him at the moment is that the sample size is relatively small.

2. Le'Veon Bell, PIT - Age 25 Injury Update

Bell had an awful 2015 season. He missed the first two games due to a drug suspension. The suspension behind him, he returned in Week 3 and picked up right where he left off the previous season, seeing a huge workload in both the running and passing game for a Steelers team that has become an offensive juggernaut in recent seasons. But after posting more than a hundred yards from scrimmage in four of his first five games, Bell tore his MCL and PCL in Week 8. It's a difficult injury that he'll be working hard to rehab from over the course of the offseason. If he can get back to where he was physically before the injury, and should return to being a 25-touch back in this high powered offense, in which case the sky's the limit for Bell as a dynasty building block in fantasy.

3. Ezekiel Elliott, DAL - Age 22

Elliott is the consensus "can't miss" back in this year's class. Coming out of Ohio State he's got the size and speed to be a big time runner between the tackles, the speed to bounce runs outside successfully or run away from a defense, and the versatility to be a receiving threat out of the backfield. He's as polished a three down back coming into the league as we've seen in some time. Elliott is also NFL-ready when it comes to pass protection, often the biggest factor in keeping rookie running backs off the field. In fact, according to Pro Football Focus Elliott didn't allow a sack, hurry, or hit on 103 pass blocking attempts last season. The NFL comparison most used among scouts and analysts when it comes to Elliott is Edgerrin James, which is high praise given the way James took the league by storm as a rookie. Elliott enters a great situation in Dallas and will get worked immediately. Alfred Morris and Darren McFadden will also be clamouring for carries early in the season but will be relegated to breather back status towards the end of 2016.

4. Todd Gurley, LAR - Age 23

Coming into the 2015 season, the rookie first round pick was recovering from a torn ACL suffered midway through his final season at Georgia. While many expected the Rams to slowly work him into the running back mix, Gurley instead became the focal point of the offense by Week 4. Despite the lack of consistent quarterback play and with defenses focusing on stopping him every week, Gurley still ran away with the Offensive Rookie of the Year award, racking up more than 1100 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground and catching 21 passes for nearly 200 yards, all in just 13 games. On a Rams team starved for difference makers on the offensive side of the ball, Gurley is an explosive and powerful three down back. He's a virtual lock for 20+ touches a week and should be the offensive cornerstone of this franchise for many years to come.

5. Devonta Freeman, ATL - Age 25

After a forgettable rookie campaign, Freeman took advantage of a spate of injuries to Atlanta's other backs and ran away with the starter's job in the first month of the season. Though he lacks prototypical NFL size, the diminutive back is shifty in the hole and excels in the passing game, posting a hundred yards or more from scrimmage in eight of his fifteen games last season. He also showed a nose for the end zone, scoring 14 touchdowns-tops among running backs on the year. It's not inconceivable that Atlanta will look to interject more power into the running game in 2016, but expect Freeman to only give way to a bigger back in short yardage or goal line situations, something to monitor as it could cut into his touchdowns.

6. Melvin Gordon, LAC - Age 24

With expectations sky high coming into the season, not much could have gone worse for Gordon in his rookie year. Installed as the primary ball carrier to start the season, Gordon didn't produce as expected and quickly ceded carries inside the twenty to veteran Danny Woodhead. Though he proved a capable pass catcher out of the backfield, Gordon never got going on the ground, failing to record a hundred yard rushing game or a score before succumbing to a knee injury in Week 15. Still, it's not all bad for Gordon, as he struggled to run behind one of the worst offensive lines in the league, and the Chargers woes on the defensive side of the ball meant San Diego was often playing from behind with few chances to establish the running game. At 31 years old, Woodhead won't threaten Gordon's long term prospects, but if he's going to fulfill the promise that made him the Chargers first round selection then San Diego will need to commit to giving him the workload and significantly improving the offensive line in the offseason.

7. LeSean McCoy, BUF - Age 29

After struggling in 2014 with the Eagles, many believed the move to Buffalo and Rex Ryan's run-heavy offensive attack would lead to a rejuvenated Shady McCoy. That wasn't necessarily the case, and McCoy struggled with injuries. Although at times McCoy ran like his former self and did post some solid fantasy weeks, his receiving numbers failed to rebound, as he totaled just 32 receptions over 12 games. Those numbers wouldn't be concerning for most backs, but after averaging more than 54 receptions through his first five seasons in the league the fall off to 28 and 32 respectively over the past two seasons is significant. McCoy will still have just turned 28 years old when training camp begins, but he's seen a monster workload since entering the NFL and it's fair to assume his best seasons are behind him. He should still be the lead dog for another season or two, but the volume of touches is likely to fall each year from here on out.

8. Joe Mixon, CIN - Age 21
9. Jordan Howard, CHI - Age 22

In 2014, Howard teamed with current Atlanta Falcon, Tevin Coleman in a two headed backfield at Indiana. This year he had that role to himself for the most part, although nagging injuries took their toll and slowed him at times. Durability will be a concern, especially given that the 6'1" 230 lb Howard would normally be the "big" running back, were this draft not to include Derrick Henry. Still, Howard showed good vision and balance throughout his collegiate career, and was particularly impressive battling through initial contact. Howard didn't run the 40 at the combine, but no one is expecting him to post a blistering time, as he projects as a between the tackles runner who is unlikely to have much of a role in the passing game. Expect Jeremy Langford to get most of the work this season with Howard getting worked in for some early down carries.

10. Leonard Fournette, JAX - Age 22
11. Jay Ajayi, MIA - Age 24

Despite not finding the field until Week 9, the once highly touted rookie impressed with his explosiveness and versatility, even if the final numbers from his limited touches weren't eye-popping. Lamar Miller has signed with Houston leaving Ajayi as the Dolphins starter. We expect rookie Kenyan Drake to be more of a complimentry piece to start the season. Letting Miller go says quite a bit about what the Dolphins believe they have in Ajayi. That said, this is a team that was regarded as a serious contender coming into the season and looked bad enough to warrant firing its head coach before even reaching the halfway point. Ajayi should produce this season but dynasty owners should take a cautious approach, as his fall to the sixth round of last year's draft centered around long-term concerns about the stability of his knee from a injury suffered in college.

12. Demarco Murray, TEN - Age 29

There's not much about the 2015 Philadelphia Eagles that didn't fall short of expectations, but if you were making a list there's little doubt Murray would be at the top of it. After capturing the 2014 rushing title along with a big offseason free agent contract that brought him to Philly, Murray struggled to produce in the Eagles anemic offense and fell out of favor with the now departed Chip Kelly, and ultimately management. Murray now joins the Titans and will battle rookie Derrick Henry for carries. This will be a backfield battle to watch throughout the Preseason.

13. Christian McCaffrey, CAR - Age 21
14. Dalvin Cook, MIN - Age 22
15. Lamar Miller, HOU - Age 26

One of the lone bright spots in a dreadful season for the 2015 Miami Dolphins, Miller hits free agency and it will be interesting to see how much the team is willing to pay to retain his services. After a breakout 2014 season, poor coaching and poor quarterback play led to fewer opportunities for Miller in the running game, although he did still manage to find the end zone with regularity, finishing the season with 10 total touchdowns. Of note is the fact that when the Dolphins got Miller touches, he made the most of them. In fact, in the seven games in which Miller saw 17 touches or more he averaged nearly 120 total yards and scored 8 of his 10 touchdowns. Even with his 5' 11" 225 pound frame, the Dolphins have never really seemed to view Miller as a 20+ touch a game player, and despite averaging nearly 4.6 yards per carry over his career, he's yet to average 14 carries or 16 touches per game in a given season. Miller has made clear that he views himself as a franchise back and joined the Texans this offseason where he expects to get a larger workload. The Texans are a great run team and Miller should put up points but don't be surprised to see a bit of a committee here.

16. Carlos Hyde, SF - Age 25

Hyde started the season with a bang, rumbling for 168 yards and two scores in the Monday Night Football finale of Week 1. But it was all downhill from there. San Francisco's offense struggled badly from that point forward, and while Hyde did find success in some matchups, a stress fracture in his foot ended his season in Week 7. With Chip Kelly now at the helm in San Francisco, Hyde will likely have a chance to be the feature back in a more wide open offense. He's far more elusive than his 230 pound frame would suggest and he's somewhat underrated as a receiver so he would seem to be an ideal fit for this scheme if he can stay healthy.

17. C.J. Anderson, DEN - Age 26

After struggling through injuries and a horrific first half, Anderson began to produce at the midway point the way many had expected coming into the season. Just 25 years of age and coming off a 27 touch Super Bowl performance, Anderson seems poised to take on bell cow back duties in 2016. His 4.7 career yards per carry average is impressive, and over the past two seasons he's shown he's a strong option in the receiving game as well. With Peyton Manning expected to ride off into the sunset, Anderson should see a significant workload for the foreseeable future on a Broncos team that has clearly staked its fortunes to a ball control offense coupled with a dominant defense.

18. Derrick Henry, TEN - Age 23

Whether it's his size, running style or the huge volume of carries last season, Henry may be the most polarizing player in the entire 2016 NFL Draft. At almost 6' 3" and nearly 250 pounds, there are plenty that think the 2015 Heisman Trophy winner benefitted from being bigger and stronger than most collegiate defenders, and that he lacks the elusiveness to be highly successful in the NFL. NFL comparisons are always interesting, and to date Henry has drawn everyone from Curtis Enis to Larry Johnson-the former an early first round bust and the latter an All Pro until an injury ended his career. Realistically, he's probably somewhere in the middle. He doesn't appear to be a back that can create on his own, he runs high, and there's not much shiftiness there. But he can certainly run downhill at defenses and is deceptively fast for his size. He wasn't utilized much in the passing game in college so that part of his game is a question mark, although he was solid in pass protection which will help keep him on the field. Henry will be backup to DeMarco Murray to start the year but don't be surprised to see increased work as the season goes along.

19. Mark Ingram, NWO - Age 27

After struggling through his first few seasons, the former Heisman Trophy winner emerged as a Pro Bowl back in 2014. That success, coupled with an aging Drew Brees under center, prompted the Saints to unload both Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills in the offseason, and shift to a more run-focused offense spearheaded by Ingram. While C.J. Spiller was brought in to be the change-of-pace and passing downs back to Ingram's power style, that experiment failed miserably. Instead, Ingram was productive in both the running and passing games for New Orleans, running for nearly 1000 yards and catching 50 passes before being placed on IR after Week 12 with a torn rotator cuff. He should return fully healthy and offers steady production with solid touchdown upside.

20. Alvin Kamara, NWO - Age 22
21. Samaje Perine, WAS - Age 21
22. C.J. Prosise, SEA - Age 23 Injury Update

Prosise is the type of elite athlete we'd expect to come out of the Notre Dame program. At 6' 220 lbs, Prosise ran an impressive sub 4.5 40-yard dash and likely cemented at least a mid ground grade at the combine. A late bloomer, Prosise was largely used as a return specialist and receiver until injuries forced him into the role of lead back before halftime of Notre Dame's first game in 2015. After averaging more than 6.5 yards per carry on the season, the redshirt junior declared for the draft. He's a versatile weapon that could reward a patient franchise willing to help him grow and develop at the position. Ball security is among the initial concerns, but Prosise is a strong prospect overall. This Seahawks backfield belongs to Thomas Rawls right now but Pete Carroll will looked to get Procise involved this season, especially on passing downs.

23. Tevin Coleman, ATL - Age 24 Injury Update

It's difficult to see Coleman carving out a significant role in the offense with one of the breakout fantasy performers of last season, DeVonta Freeman, entrenched as the starter heading into 2016. Still, Freeman is far from an ideal size for a primary ball carrier, and through his first two years in the league that has certainly played out on the injury front. Unfortunately, when Freeman missed time in 2015, Coleman did little to distinguish himself and had his own problems staying healthy. And his struggles as a primary ball carrier in Freeman's absence only reinforced pre-draft criticisms that he lacked the patience and wiggle to gain yards with consistency, offering more of a boom or bust type upside as a home run threat out of the backfield. Still, coming into the season Coleman is the number two back on the depth chart, and with his playmaking ability there's every reason to own him as a sleeper or handcuff in dynasty formats.

24. Kareem Hunt, KC - Age 22
25. Isaiah Crowell, CLE - Age 24

Despite improvement late in the season, it's difficult to see Crowell being anything more than an early down rusher in the Cleveland offense. A promising prospect as a rookie, he has struggled with consistency through his first two NFL seasons. The addition of third rounder, Duke Johnson last year suggested the Browns had already decided that Crowell was limited enough in the passing game to warrant a backfield mate. Now all bets are off with a new front office and a new coaching staff. What Crowell does have going for him is a strong finish to the 2015 season, which in an offense that desperately needs playmakers may be enough to secure a solid workload for at least this coming season.

26. Kenneth Dixon, BAL - Age 23 Injury Update

Few running backs come into the NFL with the sort of eye-popping stats that Dixon piled up in four seasons at Louisiana Tech. Dixon averaged 5.6 yards per carry for his career, and was a dual threat out of the backfield, totaling more than 5500 total yards and 87 touchdowns over his four years. At 5'10" and 213 lbs, Dixon doesn't excel in any one area, but is above average across the board and tremendously versatile. He lacks elite speed, ball skills, and athleticism, but he's fast enough, uses his blocking well, and will fight for the extra yard. And while he doesn't necessarily seem big enough to take on an every-down back type pounding, he appears to be the kind of back that could carve out a long career as a reliable change of pace back and spot starter. The only flag here is durability, as for all the concerns about Derrick Henry's 2015 college workload, Dixon enters the league with 200 more career rushing attempts. He was the LaTech offense for four years and it remains to be seen how he'll hold up long term. With his versatile skill set and with only Justin Forsett and Javorius Allen to battle, Dixon has a great shot at seeing significant playing time this season.

27. Ameer Abdullah, DET - Age 24 Injury Update

The Lions wasted little time cutting Joique Bell in the offseason, which makes Abdullah the de facto favorite to lead the Lions backfield in touches heading into the season. His biggest competition will come from fellow second-year back Zach Zenner, who ran very effectively in minimal work before suffering a season-ending injury. Still, Abdullah is the more explosive of the two, and this an offense that will need to reinvent itself after losing All Pro wide receiver Calvin Johnson to retirement. Abdullah's challenge is that his skill set falls somewhere between that of receiving specialist, Theo Riddick and the bigger grinder, Zenner. He makes a strong dynasty selection, but will need to establish himself to have long term value.

28. Spencer Ware, KC - Age 25

A sixth round pick by Seattle in 2013, Ware seemingly came out of nowhere to become the lead ball carrier in the second half of the season for the Chiefs. While many believed Charcandrick West was the KC back to own when Jamaal Charles went down with a torn ACL, a hamstring injury to West opened the door for Ware in Week 11. From that point forward he badly outplayed West, averaging 5.6 yards per carry on the season. Ware doesn't offer much in the passing game, but he should provide some relief for Jamaal Charles next season, and lighten some of the rushing load for the 30 year old back. The Chiefs signed Ware to a two-year extension. Look for him to get plenty of short-yardage work this season.

29. Eddie Lacy, SEA - Age 27 Injury Update

Few running backs were as frustrating for fantasy owners to own last season as Eddie Lacy. Every time he appeared to be left for dead by Mike McCarthy he would produce just enough the following week to make it feel as if he might have regained his 2014 form. Reports out of Green Bay suggest his struggles last year were due to playing overweight and out of shape for most of the season. And if it's true that he played most of the season at nearly 260 pounds, then fantasy owners need to be very concerned about his long term prospects for success. Coming into the league three seasons ago, Lacy was considered a "big" back at a bit under 235 pounds entering his rookie year. Packing an extra thirty pounds on his 5' 11" frame is a huge cause for concern and would explain the lack of explosiveness that seemed apparent for most of the season. Pay close attention to what the Packers do at the running back position this offseason and what Lacy looks like coming into camp, as the lack of inspiring options behind Lacy are about the only thing that kept him relevant last season.

30. Paul Perkins, NYG - Age 22

Despite an outstanding college career, Perkins is one of the more unheralded running back prospects among casual fans. Leaving after his junior year at UCLA, Perkins enters the draft without the sort of eye-popping measurables that scouts usually drool over. Despite being a bit undersized, Perkins finished his college career averaging 5.6 yards per carry, finishing first in the PAC-10 in rushing in 2014 and third in 2015. He's also a versatile back that doesn't need to come off the field in passing situations, as he both catches the ball well and is solid in pass protection. A tough, hard nosed runner, Perkins enters a great situation in New York where he'll have a great shot to be the Giants' RB1 out of the gate.

31. Joe Williams, SF - Age 24
32. Doug Martin, TB - Age 28

The "muscle-hamster" seemingly turned his career around in 2015, finishing second the Adrian Peterson in rushing on the season. After garnering Offensive Rookie of the Year honors in 2012, Martin suffered through a season ending shoulder injury in 2013 and as well as a new coaching staff that just didn't see him as a fit in for the offense. Martin will return to Tampa Bay as the bell cow back in an improving offense. Expect Martin to once again be a feature back in 2016. As a rookie, Martin caught nearly 50 balls and showed excellent ability as a receiver out of the backfield. Since then, the Bucs have added Charles Sims-arguably one of the best receiving backs in the league, subsequently negating Martin's value in that capacity.

33. Giovani Bernard, CIN - Age 25 Injury Update

Last season Bernard was clearly the more explosive Bengals back, seeing more touches than many expected in nearly splitting work evenly with teammate Jeremy Hill. But on the year it was Hill who was relied on to ground and pound, as the Bengals often found themselves in clock-killing mode by the fourth quarter most weeks. Frankly, Bernard's dynasty prospects might be considerably better were he not the change of pace back for such an effective offense. With the Bengals playing from ahead so often Bernard will be hard-pressed to find the end zone with regularity. On the bright side he's now totaled more than 1200 yards from scrimmage in two of his first three seasons in the league. And on neither occasion has he needed even 230 total touches to get there. Whether in the near term in Cincinnati or long term somewhere else, at some point that level of efficiency is going to make Bernard a weekly fantasy asset for dynasty owners.

34. Duke Johnson, CLE - Age 23

Johnson hardly lived up to the preseason hype as a rookie, and now he finds himself in the unenviable position of having to convince both a new front office and coaching staff that he can be more than just a third down back and receiving specialist. He was clearly less effective in the running game than backfield mate Isaiah Crowell, but the new staff may take a different view. An explosive playmaker, Johnson was utilized heavily as a pass catcher as a rookie. His 5' 9" 210 pound frame might suggest that's a role he's more suited to, but dynasty owners should keep in mind that Gio Bernard, who Johnson's skill set compares favorably to, thrived under new head coach Hue Jackson when he was running the offense in Cincinnati last season.

35. D'Onta Foreman, HOU - Age 21
36. Theo Riddick, DET - Age 26 Injury Update

Riddick has been a pass catching specialist in the Detroit offense for the past two seasons. Leading the leagues in running back receptions in 2015, Riddick may see Abdullah cut into his targets in 2016. It seems unlikely the Lions will retain his services after the season, especially if they wind up adding another back prior to the season. At just 25 years old, Riddick should stick around the league for a while, as he's proven himself as a capable receiving option that can fill the third and passing downs role in an offense.

37. Thomas Rawls, SEA - Age 24

As a rookie in 2015, Rawls took over for an injured Marshawn Lynch and showed power and explosiveness in leading Seattle's running game when Lynch was forced to the sideline. In the six games he saw significant work, Rawls posted over 100 yards rushing in four, including over 200 yards on the ground against San Francisco in Week 11. While his season ended prematurely in Week 14 with a fractured ankle, none of the other backs Seattle utilized in his absence did much to warrant serious consideration in 2016. With Marshawn Lynch's retirement, Rawls looks to be the heir apparent at running back for a team that is still a strong Super Bowl contender. The Seahawks will use rookie C.J. Prosise as a passing downs back and all signs point to a heavy workload for Rawls in the foreseeable future.

38. Jeremy Hill, CIN - Age 24

After a stellar rookie campaign, Hill fell off precipitously in 2015. Despite garnering nearly an identical number of rushing attempts as in his rookie season, Hill turned in 330 fewer yards, going from just over 5 yards per carry to a mere 3.5. He was brutal after contact and just didn't seem to shed tacklers the same way he did as a rookie. The lone bright spot was his 12 total touchdowns on the year, and he was clearly the goal line option in Cincinnati. Unfortunately, Hill's most lasting impression on the season was his fumble with just under a minute and a half to play against the Steelers in the first round of the playoffs. A play that ultimately cost the Bengals the game. With former quarterbacks coach, Ken Zampese now the offensive coordinator with Hue Jackson's departure for Cleveland, it will be interesting to see how the touches shake out in this backfield. Hill will have a lot to prove coming into the season.

39. Marlon Mack, IND - Age 21
40. Ty Montgomery, GB - Age 24 Rising Stock FanDuel Picks

Montgomery had a disappointing rookie season, suffering an ankle injury before the halfway point and missing the remainder of the year. The ankle required offseason surgery, but he should be ready for camp. When DaVante Adams crashed and burned in his attempt to replace the injured Jordy Nelson last season, it opened the door to some early season playing time for Montgomery. And through the first six weeks it was evident that he could be a difference maker with the ball in his hands. He's built more like a running back than a wide receiver, and his run after the catch ability is impressive. Coming into 2015 he should challenge for the WR3 role in the Green Bay offense, with additional upside if either Cobb or Nelson were to miss time. If he can build on last year's early season success, he becomes a really interesting dynasty stash behind a 31-year old Jordy Nelson.

41. Mike Gillislee, NE - Age 26

Gillislee heads into 2016 as the third back on the Bills depth chart after veteran LeSean McCoy and second year back Karlos WIlliams. Williams flashed massive upside when he saw significant touches in a given week, but both he and the aging McCoy had issues with durability in 2015. In limited carries in the second half of last season Gillislee averaged a blistering 5.7 yards per tote, albeit in more of a change of pace role in the offense. In Buffalo's run first scheme he merits consideration as an insurance policy given the makeup of the current backfield and its struggles to stay healthy at times in 2015.

42. Latavius Murray, MIN - Age 27 Injury Update

In 2015 Murray got his shot to be "the guy" in the Oakland backfield as the Raiders looked to utilize him as their every-down back. And while second year quarterback Derek Carr and the receiving corps took a big step forward, that wasn't the case for Murray. Success came in fits and starts throughout the season, as Murray would play extremely well in short stretches, only to struggle in others. In Weeks 8 and 9 he averaged better than 5.5 YPC against both the Jets and Steelers, two of the best run defenses in the league, on the way to piling up more than a combined 200 yards on the ground against the two teams. In the following three weeks he averaged less than 2.9 YPC against the middling run defenses of the Vikings, Lions and Titans. And although he did post 41 receptions, there were also costly mistakes at times in the passing game. Fortunately for Murray's playing time, even when he struggled he was the best option in a weak Oakland backfield. The Raiders have added rookie DeAndre Washington to this backfield and while he'll certainly get worked it, the job of lead back is still Murray's to lose.

43. Jamaal Williams, GB - Age 22
44. Bilal Powell, NYJ - Age 28

A free agent this offseason, Powell seems far too perfect a fit for the Jets offense not to find himself back in New York. Though he lacks elite athleticism and explosiveness, Powell is an effective runner who gets what is blocked, can protect the quarterback, and excels as a receiver out of the backfield. He lacks the upside to be a primary NFL back, but he's more than capable of filling in for multigame stretches when needed. In fantasy, he's a frustrating player to own because you may not always know when and where the opportunities are coming, but at just 27 years old and heading into his sixth NFL season, Powell should offer 10-12 touches per week with the opportunity for more in spot starts.

45. Adrian Peterson, NWO - Age 32 Injury Update

In 2015 the 30-year old running back captured his third NFL rushing title, posting another strong campaign despite playing behind a subpar offensive line and alongside a quarterback that struggled to keep defenses from keying on the running game. Peterson has always been a man among boys when it comes to NFL running backs, and he again enters the 2016 season as the focal point of the Vikings offense. He remains a top fantasy option at running back, but it remains to be seen how long he can keep taking the weekly punishment. Peterson turns 31 this spring, and he already ranks 27th in career rushing attempts, with a couple more 300 carry season placing him firmly inside the top ten in carries, all time. Peterson's greatness is undeniable, and we may not see the breakdown in the next season or two, but from a dynasty perspective it's probably reasonable to assume there are only a few more strong seasons left in his legs. Then again, he's made a habit of proving the doubters wrong throughout his career.

46. Charles Sims, TB - Age 26 Injury Update

Sims was one of the best receiving backs in the league last year, catching 51 passes for 561 yards. Reports out of Tampa Bay suggest the Bucs don't think Sims can be an every down back, and would ideally like to keep him in the change of pace role that saw him also rush for more than 500 yards in 2015. With Doug Martin staying in Tampa Bay, long term Sims still seems like more of a complementary piece that should produce similarly to what he did in 2015.

47. Danny Woodhead, BAL - Age 32 Injury Update

Woodhead had some sneaky upside in 2015 with the Chargers turning over backfield duties to the veteran change of pace back in the red zone. While he certainly benefitted from Melvin Gordon's struggles as a rookie, it was really injuries to guys like Antonio Gates, Keenan Allen, and Stevie Johnson that at times forced the Chargers to look for ways to utilize the diminutive speedster in an offense short of weapons. At 31 years old, Woodhead is never going to be a full-time answer, but with San Diego in rebuilding mode expect him to offer stability in the change of pace and third down role for at least the next season or two.

48. James White, NE - Age 25

When Dion Lewis went down, White filled in admirably for the remainder of the season and it's looking more and more likely that the Patriots running back touches are up for grabs in 2016. Last season four different running backs saw 60 touches or more out of this backfield, but none totaled as many as 175. Part of that was due to injuries, but some of it was due to design and game planning. Expect Dion Lewis to continue as the Patriots primary passing back with White warming the bench.

49. Rex Burkhead, NE - Age 27
50. T.J. Yeldon, JAX - Age 23

Yeldon struggled at times during his rookie campaign, but the Jaguars quite clearly see him as a three down back in a league where that kind of role in the offense continues to become more and more scarce. Unfortunately, durability continues to be a concern, much as it was coming out of college. Yeldon missed four games over the course of the 2015 season and his YPC average of 4.1 wasn't overly impressive. But he also played behind an offensive line that needs to dramatically improve in its run blocking. Fortunately, the offense as a whole is full of promising young talent at the skill positions, and Yeldon is heavily involved in both the running and passing game, seeing 46 targets out of the backfield. We should also expect his involvement inside the 5-yard line, a mere 4 touches in 2015, to improve going forward. If he can stay healthy for 16 games he has top-ten fantasy back upside going forward.

51. Marshawn Lynch, OAK - Age 31


52. Rob Kelley, WAS - Age 24 Injury Update
53. Jeremy McNichols, TB - Age 21 Injury Update
54. Devontae Booker, DEN - Age 25

Coming off an injury that prematurely ended his 2015 season, Booker didn't run the 40 at the combine so we can only guess at a 40 time that should land right around 4.5. In two seasons as the starter at Utah, Booker was the focal point of the offense with more than 300 touches per season. He caught a total of 80 balls over 23 games and averaged 5 yards per carry on 560 rushes. There are some questions about the level of competition he faced week in and week out, as well as his performances against stronger opponents on the Utes schedule. Still, he's one of the best running back prospects in his draft, and outside of Elliott, Booker profiles as perhaps the most versatile. He should see decent playing time this season and should overtake Ronnie Hillman for the backup job to C.J. Anderson.

55. Jerick McKinnon, MIN - Age 25

The Vikings continue to view McKinnon as the heir apparent to Adrian Peterson, but few expected Peterson to still be taking down league rushing titles at age 31. Peterson could slowly begin to ceed touches over the next couple of seasons before becoming a free agent in 2018. We also saw the Vikings turn to McKinnon as a receiving specialist in games where defenses were having success bottling up Peterson. This was noteworthy late in the season when the Vikings were giving McKinnon 7-10 touches per week over the last month or so of the season. More importantly, he took advantage of them with solid production. McKinnon continues to maintain value as a longer term running back stash with a high ceiling.

56. Aaron Jones, GB - Age 22
57. Jamaal Charles, DEN - Age 30 Injury Update

Another back coming off a season-ending 2015 knee injury, Charles will have had more than ample time to rehab before training camp. When he went down in Week 5, he was on pace to amass more than 1800 yards from scrimmage and threaten 20 touchdowns. Now 30 years old, Charles is coming off of his second ACL reconstruction, albeit on his right knee, rather than the left one he tore 4 seasons ago. Still, the veteran back is probably on the downslope of his career at this point. A tireless worker, it's safe to assume that Charles will return ready to resume his feature role in the Chiefs backfield. A dual threat in both the running and passing game, Charles is the type of explosive back that is always a threat to break a long play, with a career average of 5.5 yards per carry. It will be interesting to see if the emergence of Spencer Ware as a solid change of pace and short-yardage option might cut into Charles's workload in 2016. Even so, he's still one of the safest every down backs, but expect to see the Chiefs throttle down his workload a bit in the hopes of keeping him healthy and productive for a few more years.

58. Frank Gore, IND - Age 34

Without much in the way of backfield talent, Gore appears poised to remain the Colts lead back in 2016. He turns 33 years old this spring so he isn't a long term solution in dynasty formats. But his subpar 2015 season had at least as much to do with dreadful offensive line play as it did with the aging Gore losing a step. The Colts also played the bulk of 2015 without starting quarterback Andrew Luck under center, and Matt Hasselbeck hardly struck fear in the hearts of opposing defenses. Gore is certainly on the downside of his career, but if he winds up the primary back again and the Colts are able to improve the offensive line in the offseason, maybe he sneaks in one more solid year of production.

59. Dion Lewis, NE - Age 26

Through the halfway point in the season Lewis looked like a steal for both Belichick and the Patriots, as well as any fantasy owners who chose to roll the dice on him in the 2015 offseason. One of the most potent weapons in the Patriots offense through the first half of the season, Lewis suffered a torn ACL in Week 9, ending his year. A shifty back with elite receiving skills, Lewis made his mark in the passing for New England. And given the fit last season, it's a role he's expected to return to in 2016. Sadly, it's the second major injury to Lewis's left leg since 2013, when he fractured the leg and sustained ligament damage in the preseason. Given that Lewis is an undersized back that relies on speed and elusiveness, he can't afford to come back a step slower than he showed last season.

60. Jonathan Stewart, CAR - Age 30

A funny thing happened in 2015-Jonathan Stewart stayed relatively healthy, starting 13 games and coming up just shy of 1000 rushing yards. His upside is capped by the presence of Cam Newton, who tends to vulture the short yardage touchdowns. But in Stewart's first full season as the starter he proved to be a solid contributor week in and week out. In examining Stewart's dynasty outlook, it's best to focus on the relative safety in his production. He's the clear lead back in the offense, will get a handful of looks out of the backfield, and can find the end zone from time to time. In short, his role and his touches are far safer than many, even if he doesn't have enormous upside as long as he's playing with Cam. He's also got far less mileage than most backs his age, by virtue of some missed time due to injuries and being part of a shared backfield for a number of seasons.

61. DeAndre Washington, OAK - Age 24

Washington won't usurp Latavius Murray as lead dog in Oakland, but he has a great shot to be a complimentary piece in this offense. His ability in the passing game means he could be in line for increased usage when the Raiders are trailing in games, which frankly could be often.

62. James Conner, PIT - Age 22
63. Matt Forte, NYJ - Age 31 Injury Update

A perennial top-ten fantasy running back since entering the league, Forte will find himself looking for work this offseason after the Chicago announced they won't resign the veteran. A second round pick of the Bears in 2008, the now 30 year old every down back will be looking to reprise that role somewhere new in 2016. While there are few three down backs left in the NFL, Forte's ability in the passing game is special, and he has been steady enough over the course of his career to suggest he may have another year or two of high-level play left in the tank. Expect Forte to get significant usage with the Jets this season.

64. Wayne Gallman, NYG - Age 22
65. Jonathan Williams, BUF - Age 23

Williams enters a tough spot in Buffalo. The best he can do this season is WR3 behind LeSean McCoy and Karlos Williams. He's a talented player with every down ability but he'll need to bring his A-game from day one.

66. LeGarrette Blount, PHI - Age 30

Though he enters the offseason as a free agent, Blount continues to be linked to the Patriots, a team with which he's been able to thrive as a between the tackles rusher and late game clock killer. If Blount lands anywhere but in New England, he almost certainly becomes less valuable in fantasy circles. He'll also turn 30 years old during the season so time is running out on the veteran back as it is. In New England he fit well into a game flow that looked to take advantage of his size and strength when the Patriots had gotten defenses on their heels or had racked up a sizable lead. Over his three seasons with the Patriots he has averaged more than 4.5 yards per carry on nearly 450 rushes. He also offered some additional value as a short yardage and goal line back, finding the end zone 19 times in that span. Keep an eye on Blount to see where he lands. If he reassumes the Patriots rushing specialist role he should be able to mirror his recent production.

67. Jalen Richard, OAK - Age 23
68. Terrance West, BAL - Age 26


69. Wendell Smallwood, PHI - Age 23

It's unclear how Smallwood will be used in Philadelphia but his ability in the passing game immediately puts him on PPR radars. It'll likely take a Ryan Mathews injury for Smallwood to see significant playing time this season but, given Mathews' durability concerns, that isn't unrealistic. Expect the Eagles to lean on their run this season.

70. Christine Michael, IND - Age 26 Rising Stock


71. Shane Vereen, NYG - Age 28 Injury Update

Owners expecting the Patriots version of Shane Vereen to show up in New York were sorely disappointed in the former New England running back's 2015 season. But Vereen did post 495 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns in the passing game, as the Giants clearly sought to limit his role to that of passing specialist in the offense. It will be interesting to see how the new coaching staff chooses to utilize the multi-dimensional back, as he saw around 35 fewer carries than in his final season in New England. There's nothing to indicate the 26 year old running back's role will change this season, but outside of Odell Beckham Jr. the Giants offense was abysmal in 2015 so Vereen might make an interesting dynasty gamble should they choose to up his workload in the future.

72. Donnel Pumphrey, PHI - Age 22
73. Jeremy Langford, CHI - Age 25

With Matt Forte entrenched as the Bears three down back heading in 2015, Lanford figured to spend the bulk of the season watching from the sidelines. Originally third on the depth chart behind 2014 third round pick Ka'Deem Carey, Langford's path to playing time wasn't clear. But by Week 1 he had played his way into the backup role and found himself starting both Week 9 and 10 when Forte was lost to a knee injury. Langford amassed 324 yards and scored three times in those two starts, sharing carries with Forte for the remainder of the season. In that time he was clearly the more dynamic back, prompting the Bears to decide against resigning Forte in the offseason. Langford is a freak athlete, a burner who runs with more power than his 6' 205 lb frame would suggest. Originally a defensive back and wide receiver at Michigan State before moving to running back, he's still developing, and showed as a rookie that he's capable of being more than just the third down back many suggested when he came into the league. Even with the addition of rookie Jordan Howard, we expect Langford to be the Bears starter going forward.

74. Kenyan Drake, MIA - Age 23

Drake was the best back most casual football fans had never heard of by the end of the 2015 college football season. The "lightning" to Derrick Henry's "thunder" at Alabama analogy has been as overused as any in the lead up to the 2016 draft. Drake is a burner, but he's also got an NFL body. At 6'1" 210 lbs, his NFL combine height and weight measurements exceed all of Tevin Coleman, Ameer Abdullah, and Jeremy Langford's from last year's NFL combine, and leave him just a few pounds shy of matching Melvin Gordon. And no one thought Gordon was undersized. In short, Drake has the size, speed, and strength to be an every-down back in the NFL, and his 6.4 yards per carry career average on more than 200 rushes at Alabama jumps off stat sheet. He just happened to wind up behind Derrick Henry at Alabama. Realistically, there probably weren't half a dozen backs in the country he couldn't have beaten out for a starting role last season. Two big red flags here are durability and pass protection. Drake has severely dislocated an ankle and broken his arm over the last 18 months, and he grades out conspicuously poorly in pass protection. The upside here is immense. He seems like the kind of player who could either be out of the league in a few seasons, or so good that everyone is kicking themselves for passing on him. While Drake will likely be used complimentry to Jay Ajayi to start the season, he has nice upside in PPR leagues.

75. Elijah Hood, OAK - Age 21
76. Brian Hill, ATL - Age 21
77. Tyler Ervin, HOU - Age 23

There wasn't much surprising about Ervin's 4.41 40-yard dash combine time, as no one has ever questioned the speed of the diminutive former San Jose State running back. But his size (5'10" 192 lbs) makes him the lightest running back in this draft class and has many questioning his ability to handle significant touches at the NFL level. He's going to be a big time return man from the jump, but has already passed Alfred Blue and Jonathan Grimes on the depth chart. Expect Ervin to act as backup to Lamar Miller this season. 

78. Ryan Mathews, PHI - Age 29 Injury Update

Mathews would be the main beneficiary of the seeming ongoing discontent between DeMarco Murray and the Eagles organization. In limited action Mathews was far more effective with his touches than his more celebrated backfield mate, averaging just over 5.0 yards per carry on the season and finding the end zone just as many times on more than a hundred fewer touches. Still, Mathews has played in all sixteen games only once in his six year NFL career. With DeMarco Murray now gone, Mathews has 250+ touch upside and could have a very strong future in a run-first offense if he can stay healthy.

79. Chris Ivory, JAX - Age 29

Injuries to Bilal Powell and Stevan Ridley meant a huge workload for Ivory to open the Jets season. And through the first month he was as productive as any back in the league. Unfortunately, as has often been the case with Ivory throughout his career, the nagging injuries started to pile up and his production suffered. His 247 rushes and 30 receptions on the season were both far and away career highs. While an adequate pass catcher, he's ideally suited to an early downs ball carrier role in a platoon backfield. Joining the Jaguars, Ivory will no longer be running behind the Jets stellar offensive line and he'll act as more of a breather back to T.J. Yeldon and see some goal line work.

80. Dwayne Washington, DET - Age 23
81. Darren Sproles, PHI - Age 34

Sproles will enter the 2016 season at 33 years of age so he's not worth a long term investment by dynasty owners. Still, he's the most explosive and versatile weapon in this Eagles offense and we'll need to see how the new regime uses him this season. His Pro Bowl return abilities are worth noting in leagues that count those stats, but as a running back he'll likely be relegated to 100-125 touches at best in the new Eagles offense, numbers that should dwindle from this point forward as he wraps up his long NFL career.

82. Chris Thompson, WAS - Age 26

Thompson is the odds on favorite to win passing downs and change of pace duties in the Washington backfield, especially if the Redskins choose not to make a move at running back in the draft. A fantastic receiver out of the backfield, the diminutive Thompson is the prototypical receiving back and playmaker that can make defenders miss in the open field, with the extra gear to rip off long gains if he can get into space. For fantasy purposes he's a homerun threat, but the touches will be limited in order to keep him healthy. While he gutted out a late season shoulder injury, his play and production clearly weren't the same after the injury.

83. DeAngelo Henderson, DEN - Age 24
84. Tarik Cohen, CHI
85. Zach Zenner, DET - Age 25

Zenner was hugely productive in college and displayed great measurables at the combine. He is a powerful inside runner with a high football IQ and all the work horse qualities teams look for in a running back. He is a name to watch and a great sleeper in dynasty leagues. The Lions know how to move the ball down the field and Zenner could eventually end up as the lead dog in this backfield with Ameer Abdullah being the passing downs specialist.

86. Matt Jones, WAS - Age 24

With Alfred Morris not resigned this offseason, Jones appears to be the heir apparent to the starting running back job in Washington. But save for a couple of weeks, he really failed to distinguish himself in the Redskins running game this season. His five fumbles are concerning for a rookie who entered the league with questions about ball security. And after averaging 5.4 yards per carry through the first two weeks of the season, Jones only topped 3.7 yards per tote in one week for the remainder of the season. Still, his explosiveness was on full display in the passing game, as he turned just 19 receptions into over 300 yards and a score on the season. Durability and ball security are always going to be a concern for a big back (6'2" 230+ lbs) who runs as high as Jones does but the starting job is his to lose.

87. Elijah McGuire, NYJ - Age 23
88. Kapri Bibbs, SF - Age 24
89. Jacquizz Rodgers, TB - Age 27


90. Benny Cunningham, CHI - Age 27


91. Alex Collins, SEA - Age 23

After an impressive career at Arkansas, Collins profiles as a strong downhill runner that should see early downs and short yardage work in the NFL. He lacks speed and big play ability, and ran one of the slower running back 40 times at the combine. But he does run with balance and toughness, despite lacking elite athletic ability. Collins doesn't profile as much of a pass catching threat out of the backfield and he'll need to improve his pass protection as well. Collins won't see much work this season behind Thomas Rawls, C.J. Prosise and Christine Michael.

92. Josh Ferguson, IND - Age 24

Fergusion is an intriging prospect that can make plays in space and enters a potentially great situation in Indianapolis behind aging Frank Gore and depth guys Robert Turbin and Jordan Todman. Ferguson is worth keeping an eye on.

93. Rashad Jennings, - Age 32

Jennings was the best of the bad options in the Giants backfield leading to the selection of Paul Perskins in the fifth round of the 2016 Draft. Last season the team struggled to really lean on one back, as Jennings led the team in touches but was one of three different backs to see more than 80 in this offense over the course of the season. Andre Williams may be the odd man out in 2016, but Jennings probably isn't far behind him as he enters the season at 31 years of age after a season in which he served as an early down running option for an offense that struggled to run the ball. The new coaching staff clearly has its own take on the Giants backfield and we expect Perkins to get a significant amount of work this season with Jennings playing the role of breather back sooner rather than later.

94. Kyle Juszczyk, SF - Age 26
95. Javorius Allen, BAL - Age 26

Handed the starting job in Baltimore after Forsett was lost for the season, Allen didn't do much with it in averaging less than four yards per carry. On a more positive note, he did excel in the passing game, catching 45 balls for 352 yards and 2 scores. This may only serve to muddy the waters when it comes to predicting the Ravens 2016 backfield plans, which will be frustrating. Regardless, Allen's struggles as a rookie suggest he may not be cut out to be a feature back in the NFL, and dynasty owners should keep that in mind when considering him going forward.

96. Corey Clement, PHI - Age 22
97. Charcandrick West, KC - Age 26

After Jamaal Charles was lost for the season, West showed playmaking ability but didn't run with the effectiveness that many had anticipated. The Chiefs have signed him to a three-year extension and he seems locked in as the change of pace back behind Charles. Expect West to get a healthy amount of touches this season as the Chiefs will likely begin to limit Charles' workload.

98. Tim Hightower, SF - Age 31
99. Cameron Artis-Payne, CAR - Age 25

As a rookie Artis-Payne saw limited work until Jonathan Stewart missed time late in the season. Afforded more opportunities in Weeks 15-17 with Stewart recovering from injury, he posted mixed results and struggled to produce consistently as the backfield devolved into a platoon scenario with both Mike Tolbert and Fozzy Whitaker stealing touches. That Artis-Payne couldn't hold off those mediocre veterans is a bit concerning for his future. He'll likely enter the season as the backup running back, but at the moment the gap between he and Stewart appears to be wide. Whether or not the Panthers move to add a running back in the offseason will say a lot about Artis-Payne's long term viability.

100. Andre Ellington, ARZ - Age 28

It's hard to dispute Andre Ellington's explosiveness and playmaking ability at the running back position, but 2015 proved to be yet another season where the undersized back would have trouble staying healthy. Having played in just 22 games since being named the starting running back prior to the 2014 season, the durability questions that surrounded that decision have been justified, and Ellington will enter next season as the change of pace back for Arizona as David Johnson assumes the lead role. The organization has made it clear that this is a make or break year for Ellington, and the emergence of Johnson will shift him into a role that will limit his workload and hopefully allow him to recapture some of the magic from his rookie season. What remains to be seen is whether the injuries have taken their toll and robbed him of the burst that made him so effective early in his career.

101. Kenneth Farrow, LAC - Age 24
102. DeAngelo Williams, - Age 34 Injury Update

After looking slow and sluggish in his final few seasons in Carolina, Williams turned back the clock in Pittsburgh last season. Filling in for a suspended Le'Veon Bell early in the season and then again when Bell suffered a season ending knee injury, Williams was very effective as the primary Steelers running back. Unfortunately, after piling up 876 total yards and 8 touchdowns in the seven games after Bell went down, Williams suffered his own season ending ankle injury in the season finale and missed the playoffs. Williams workload for 2016 will probably depend on the progress of Bell's rehab heading into the season. While he showed the ability to shoulder the load at times last season, Williams turns 33 this spring and is closing in on 2000 career touches from scrimmage. It's unlikely he has more than a season or two left in his legs.

103. Lance Dunbar, LAR - Age 27

Dunbar enters the offseason as a free agent after spending his first four seasons in Dallas. The diminutive speedster is a third down and return specialist, and looked poised for a huge role last season when Dez Bryant went down in Week 1. Over the first three Bryant-less games he had caught 21 passes for 215 yards and appeared to be carving out a niche in the Cowboys passing game. Then on the opening kick-off of the second half in Week 4, he suffered a torn ACL, ending his season. The Cowboys have more than their fair share of question marks at this point so it remains to be seen how high a priority they place on retaining Dunbar. Regardless, if he can return to form over the offseason he should wind up competing for a job third down job somewhere in 2016.

104. Daniel Lasco, NWO - Age 24

Lasco has great measureables but will struggle to see playing time this season behind Mark Ingram, C.J. Spiller and Tim Hightower.

105. Peyton Barber, TB - Age 23
106. Branden Oliver, LAC - Age 26 Injury Update


107. Alfred Morris, DAL - Age 28

Morris has joined the Cowboys where he'll battle Darren McFadden for the backup role behind newly drafted Exekiel Elliott. After bursting onto the scene as a rookie, Morris's total carries and yards per carry have fallen in each of the past three seasons. A downhill runner who doesn't offer much in the passing game, he is precisely the kind of back that seems to get stronger as the game wears on. He has also improved his ball security since entering the league, having not lost a fumble in more than 500 carries. Having just turned 27 years old, Morris still has plenty of game left and could see a decent workload early in the season until Elliott gets his pro legs under him.

108. Shaun Draughn, NYG - Age 29

In an odd turn of events, Shaun Draughn was running as the 49ers bell cow running back from Week 9 until a knee injury in Week 15 ended his season. Season ending injuries to both Reggie Bush and Carlos Hyde landed Draughn in the primary role by midseason. And while he wasn't special, he certainly performed better than most expected. Heading into 2016 new head coach, Chip Kelly is expected to utilize a lot of Carlos Hyde, however Kelly has also shown he likes to use role-specific running backs. Draughn could be in for some passing downs work this season.

109. Keith Marshall, WAS - Age 23

Marshall was a workout warrior at the combine, running a 4.31 40-yard dash and topping the running back crop with 25 reps in the 225 lb bench press. He was a highly touted player coming into Georgia and could have easily started in most backfields in the country. Unfortunately, he was playing second fiddle to Todd Gurley when he tore his ACL in 2013. Between his ACL rehab and some nagging injuries, Marshall was surpassed on the depth chart by Nick Chubb, and never really established regular playing time after that. He's a freak athlete, but it remains to be seen if the eye-popping measurables will translate into NFL production. With Alfred Morris gone, Marshall will immediately battle Matt Jones for the starting role in Washington and has a great chance to win it.

110. Damien Williams, MIA - Age 25

Although he didn't get much usage last season, Williams has potential on passing downs and he has a solid chance to get more reps going forward. He's a solid dynasty option as he is young, has high-end measurables and has the potential to be an every down back. While he's a little raw, we expect to see more production from him once he fully grasps the position and reading defenses - he has a tendency to over think when on the field, something that many young athletic running backs deal with when they enter the league. When the thinking becomes instinctual, expect to see more of his high-end measures translate to on-field production and, yes, fantasy numbers.

111. Travaris Cadet, NWO - Age 28


112. Darren McFadden, DAL - Age 30

Pressed into full time action when Joseph Randle's off-the-field issues led to his release and Lance Dunbar was lost to a torn ACL, McFadden responded by playing as well as at any point in his NFL career. From Week 7 onward McFadden rushed 202 times for 960 yards (4.75 YPC) and caught 28 passes for 226 yards. The only thing missing were touchdowns, as he only scored twice. Still, Run DMC had more touches in 2015 than in any prior season, which is impressive given that staying healthy has always been a challenge for the former first round pick. He will remain in Dallas in 2016, but his playing time will be uncertain with Alfred Morris and 1st rounder Ezekiel Elliott joining the backfield. McFadden also turns 29 in August so he's likely on the downside of what to this point has been an injury-plagued and disappointing career. Still, expect Mcfadden to see increased usage in the passing game until Lance Dunbar returns.

113. D.J. Foster, NE - Age 23
114. Matthew Dayes, CLE - Age 22
115. Robert Turbin, IND - Age 27


116. Ronnie Hillman, LAC - Age 25

If the second half of 2015 and the postseason is any indication, Hillman's time in Denver has probably nearly ended. Despite numerous opportunities over the past four seasons, Hillman has never proven reliable enough from week to week to warrant a full time gig. He's just not a back that can get difficult yards, and he's been somewhat of a boom or bust runner over the course of his career. A capable pass catcher, there's a role for Hillman as change of pace or third down back. The big knocks on him heading into the offseason are his lack of production in short-yardage situations and his poor pass protection. He's more of a handcuff or deep bench option for fantasy and will battle Devontae Booker for the backup job this season.

117. C.J. Spiller, KC - Age 30


118. Orleans Darkwa, NYG - Age 25
119. Ka'Deem Carey, CHI - Age 24


120. Alfred Blue, HOU - Age 26

After losing Arian Foster in the first month of the season, the Texans have added Lamar Miller to be the leader of this Texans backfield committee where Blue will continue to serve as backup. There were glimpses of his ability at times, but the consistency just wasn't there. Despite finishing with 100 yards or more on the ground in two of the Texans last three games, Blue still finished the season with just 3.8 yards per carry on 183 rushes. Entering his third year in the league, Blue has probably now seen enough carries to suggest he's far more suited to a backup role with the capability to fill in for a week or two here and there as the primary ball carrier. Frankly, he just isn't a consistent enough back to be a full time starter on a team with playoff aspirations.

121. Lorenzo Taliaferro, BAL - Age 25


122. Matt Asiata, DET - Age 30


123. Bishop Sankey, MIN - Age 24


124. Fozzy Whittaker, CAR
125. Andre Williams, LAC - Age 25


126. Kenjon Barner, LAC - Age 28

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