2019 Runningbacks

There’s a lot more questions coming into this season than we anticipated last December.  Ezekiel Elliott is currently holding out.  Melvin Gordon is too and also has requested a trade.  Todd Gurley went from the top to injured.  Now concerns over health and work load are making people nervous.  Will Leveon Bell be a top back in New York or will his numbers decline after a year off?

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  1. Saquon Barkley
  2. Christian McCaffrey
  3. Alvin Kamara
  4. James Conner
  5. Nick Chubb
  6. David Johnson
  7. Leveon Bell
  8. Joe Mixon
  9. Dalvin Cook
  10. Damien Williams
  11. Todd Gurley
  12. Marlon Mack
  13. Kerryon Johnson
  14. Phillip Lindsay
  15. Chris Carson
  16. Aaron Jones
  17. Devonta Freeman
  18. David Montgomery
  19. Leonard Fournette
  20. Josh Jacobs
  21. Derrius Guice
  22. Ezekiel Elliott
  23. Melvin Gordon
  24. Derrick Henry
  25. Lamar Miller
  26. Sony Michel
  27. James White
  28. Miles Sanders
  29. Tarik Cohen
  30. Mark Ingram
  31. Tevin Coleman
  32. Kenyan Drake
  33. Austin Ekeler
  34. Latavius Murray
  35. Rashaad Penny
  36. Jordan Howard
  37. Jaylen Samuels
  38. Royce Freeman
  39. Justin Jackson
  40. Kalen Ballage
  41. Ronald Barber
  42. Dion Lewis
  43. Darrelle Henderson
  44. Ito Smith
  45. Lesean McCoy
  46. Frank Gore
  47. Nyheim Hines
  48. Damien Harris
  49. Ronald Jones
  50. Devin Singletary

David Johnson had a disappointing 2018.  A new offense and quarterback could ignite him back to a 2,000 yard season.  The added veterans to the offensive line could help that happen.  Rookies like David Montgomery have to be owned.  I see him catching a lot of passes out of the backfield this season.  The Bears will lean on both Montgomery and Cohen.  Josh Jacobs could be inline for a big role.  Oakland will have to run more to make him a viable start each week.  Jacobs didn’t get a lot of carries at Alabama.  So he hasn’t taken a lot of hits.  Jacobs also could be a fade candidate if he does have get the bulk of the carries. His pass catching abilities will help him score points.  Look out for Damien Harris in New England.  Sony Michel has had health issues over the years and Michel could be managed during the season to keep him healthy.  Harris is a third round pick and could get some of that work.

If Ezekiel Elliott wasn’t holding out, he’d be a top two selection.  If he falls and you want to take a chance, make sure you draft Tony Pollard.  He’s going to get a fair chance at his share of the work if he keeps playing well. The earliest i’d gamble on Elliott is the third round.  Keep an eye on the situation and if they’re getting close at all.  Melvin Gordon could very well sit out the season with one year left on his rookie deal.  Consider Austin Ekeler and Justin jackson in later rounds.  Both will get work, Ekeler has had a history with injuries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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