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Fantasy Football Watch: Running Backs Good At Depth

August 28, 2015 by  
Filed under Fantasy Football, NFL Football

Depth Football RB

With just a few weeks until the start of the 2015 NFL regular season, fans should be getting ready to line up their best players for their fantasy football team. We are going to take a look at which running backs would be the best to put on your weekly roster, depending on whether you were able to draft any of them or not. It is no good to just pick any running back, but rather those players that have high chances of actually scoring in order to give you points.

This is why we’re going to take a look at the top running back for each professional team that has the ability to perform well near the goal-line and to score touchdowns; whether it is using their speed, quickness, or strength to do so. Here is the top pick for each team:

Team Player Reason
Cowboys Joseph Randle Quickness
Giants Andre Williams 38 carries inside red-zone
Eagles Ryan Mathews Strong for goal-line situations
Washington Alfred Morris Good offensive line
Bears Matt Forte Big and strong at line
Lions Joique Bell Between-the-tackles guy
Packers Eddie Lacy 20 rushing attempts at goal
Vikings Matt Asiata 9 touchdowns from 7 yards or closer
Falcons Devonta Freeman Best suited for short yardage situations
Panthers Cam Newton 33 career rushing touchdowns
Saints Mark Ingram 9 touchdowns in 2014
Buccaneers Doug Martin Powerful runner
Cardinals Andre Ellington Short yardage go-to player
49ers Carlos Hyde Better at closed spaces than Bush
Seahawks Marshawn Lynch He’s a beast, period
Rams Benny Cunningham Most success at goal-line
Bills LeSean McCoy
Fred Jackson
Both have impressive red zone stats, and either could fill the position
Dolphins Lamar Miller Stronger to break tackles
Patriots LeGarrette Blount Lead power back
Jets Chris Ivory Great yards-after-contact runner
Ravens Justin Forsett 7 red zone touchdowns in 2014
Bengals Jeremy Hill Strengthened lower body
Browns Isaiah Crowell Bell-cow back with 8 touchdowns in 2014
Steelers Le’Veon Bell Great at running and catching, deadly combo in red zone
Texans Arian Foster Wait for his return, as no one else has stepped up
Colts Frank Gore 49 career touchdowns inside of the 20-yard line
Jaguars Toby Gerhart Biggest back and tough inside runner
Titans David Cobb Bigger and stronger
Broncos C.J. Anderson Likely to get the most carries this season
Chiefs Jamaal Charles Good vision and patience for holes to open
Raiders Latavius Murray Good burst and push at the line
Chargers Branden Oliver Best option for red zone situations

So, when picking one of the two running backs, be sure to include one that is good in the red zone or close to the goal-line, as they will more than likely be put in to push the ball into the end zone. No need to worry, as your fantasy football team will perform quite well if you take these players into consideration when playing.