Saquon Barkley

23 Jul 19
National Post

New faces: WR Golden Tate, QB Daniel Jones, OG Kevin Zeitler, S Jabrill Peppers, OT Mike Remmers, OLB Markus Golden, S Antoine Bethea, DT Dexter Lawrence, CB Deandre Baker, DT Olsen Pierre, DE Oshane Ximines, CB Julian Love They’re gone: WR Odell Beckham Jr., S Landon Collins, OLB Olivier Vernon, OLB Connor Barwin, G Jamon […]

23 Jul 19
Front Row Football Sims

Lions trounce Raiders behind Stafford’s superb night The Lions offense rolled all night in the Thursday Night Football opener, and QB Matthew Stafford had a career night, as Detroit dominated the Raiders 35-16. The Lions were not forced to punt until just 3:41 remained in the 4th quarter as they racked up 422 total yards on […]

23 Jul 19
Sport Archives

DUBLIN, IRELAND – With Shane Lowry arriving on British Open Sunday after being celebrated at the Royal Irish and at the end of Ireland, this is close to the fast-track 2019 championship season. So it is our duty to remind you that 261 days remain until the next, the 2020 Masters, which will take place […]

23 Jul 19
Packers Wire

The analytics site ranked Jones as the NFL’s seventh best RB entering the 2019 season.

22 Jul 19
CWi Fantasy Sports

Running back tiers receive an initial split after the top four, leaving James Conner and Dalvin Cook in my crosshairs at the turn.

22 Jul 19

The obnoxious antics of one Odell Beckham Jr and Ezekiel Elliott are nothing new. These two young stars are all too familiar with drama for the wrong reasons. These recent distractions are just another chapter in both of these divas lives as NFL stars.  Let’s start with “OBJ”. New York football Giants general manager Dave […]

22 Jul 19
Bryce's Articles

I wanna talk about the Giants for a Second, by Bryce Olds (@ItsBrizz)  So, it’s been about a month since I’ve written an article, so welcome back! I don’t really enjoy writing negative articles, but today we gotta talk about the New York Giants. I know, I know, but being a Giants fan I gotta […]

22 Jul 19
The Big Lead

Reggie Bush claimed Odell Beckham Jr. will have a breakout season in Cleveland.

22 Jul 19
Full Press Coverage

The Cleveland Browns continue to look at running backs with training camp starting in just three days. Monday, the Browns brought in former New York Giants running back Orleans Darkwa for a workout. Orleans Darkwa is in Cleveland for a workout with the #Browns, per source. He missed last year with an Achilles injury but […]

22 Jul 19
CBS Atlanta
(CBS Local/CBS New York)- Training camps have begun for some NFL teams, while the rest kick theirs off over the course of the next week. As the players stretch and warm up for the coming season, fantasy owners begin their prep for their upcoming league drafts. After a several-month layoff with no football, it’s understandable if your knowledge isn’t what it should be. So, we’re here to help you get back up to speed as you lay your plans for taking home that fantasy championship belt this season. We covered which signal callers are expected to be this season’s top performers, now it’s time for the position that will likely make or break your fantasy season: running backs. Though the workhorse running backs of the past are gone, the position is still a hugely valuable one in fantasy as having a pair of elite guys can lead to massive success while having more middle of the pack players forces you to play the waiver game a bit more. This year, a pair of NFC East backs lead the way. Once again, these rankings are based on CBSSports.com’s projection system. For the running backs we’ll include their expected PPR points per game number in parentheses and their average draft position (ADP) to give you a feel for where they’re falling in drafts so far. Credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images 1) Saquon Barkley, New York Giants Projected 2019 Stats-1,232 rush yards, 697 receiving yards, 14 total touchdowns 15.9 FPPG (21.6 PPR) ADP: 1.65 The Giants second year back is fresh off a Rookie of the Year award after a season in which he totaled over 2,000 yards and scored 15 touchdowns. He tied with Christian McCaffrey last season for average fantasy points per game at 24.1 second only to Rams back Todd Gurley. This season, the projection system is expecting more of the same and fans are too considering Barkley checks in at the top of CBS Sports ADP board currently. Credit: Harry How/Getty Images 2) Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys Projected 2019 Stats-1,497 rush yards, 571 receiving yards, 12 total touchdowns 15.6 FPPG (20.1 PPR) ADP: 3.24 Elliott’s workhorse ways continued last season for the Cowboys as he piled up 1,434 rushing yards on 304 carries. He added more of a pass catching element to his game as well hauling in 77 passes for 567 yards both by far the highest totals of his career in those categories. With that added dimension he becomes a factor in PPR leagues as well as reflected by his projected average there. Credit: Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images 3) Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints Projected 2019 Stats-966 rushing yards, 784 receiving yards, 13 total touchdowns 14.5 FPPG (20.3 PPR) ADP: 2.65 Kamara now is likely to get more looks after Mark Ingram decamped for Baltimore in free agency. The shifty target was a Brees favorite last year catching 81 passes and four touchdowns out of the backfield to go with his 14 on the ground. After averaging 23.5 points per contest last year in fantasy, owners are once again tabbing him as one of the top picks in the draft. All four of these top backs look to be extremely close value wise. Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images 4) Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers Projected 2019 Stats-1,045 rushing yards, 782 receiving yards, 10 total touchdowns 13.8 FPPG (19.9 PPR) ADP: 3.41 McCaffrey, like the three guys above him, showed plenty of versatility last year in becoming one of the league’s breakout fantasy studs. He picked up 107 receptions on 124 targets with a combined 2,000-plus yards and 13 touchdowns. With Cam Newton back beside him in the backfield this year, McCaffrey looks to continue those types of numbers as he has quickly become a favorite target of Newton’s. Credit: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images 5) Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers Projected 2019 Stats- 813 rushing yards, 466 receiving yards, 13 total touchdowns 11.8 FPPG (14.6 PPR) ADP: 7.47 Gordon has issued an ultimatum to the Chargers that he wants to be paid like the top back that he is or traded. Keep an eye on how that contract situation plays out as we have already seen one back (Le’Veon Bell) willing to sit out a full season in trying to get his payday. Whether or not Gordon feels as strongly remains to be seen but it’s worth watching. On the field, Gordon is a strong option for fantasy players, racking up a combined 1,300 yards and 14 touchdowns last season. The Rest Of The Top 25 Most leagues hold two slots available for running backs, so here is a rundown of the rest of the Top 25 at the position by CBS’ projections. One note, this is based on standard league projections though we have included the PPR number in parentheses. Guys like Patriots RB James White and Bears RB Tarik Cohen won’t be found here but in a PPR league obviously their value is quite a bit higher. 6) Le’Veon Bell, New York Jets Projected 2019 Stats- 923 rushing yards, 468 receiving yards, 11 total touchdowns, 11.4 FPPG (15.3 PPR) ADP: 8.47 7) James Conner, Pittsburgh Steelers Projected 2019 Stats- 924 rushing yards, 457 receiving yards, 11 total touchdowns, 11.3 FPPG (14.6 PPR) ADP: 11.53 8) David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals Projected 2019 Stats- 776 rushing yards, 520 receiving yards, 11 total touchdowns, 10.8 FPPG (14.3 PPR) ADP: 13.12 9) Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals Projected 2019 Stats- 1,119 rushing yards, 284 receiving yards, 9 total touchdowns, 10.8 FPPG (13.7 PPR) ADP: 16.76 10) Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns Projected 2019 Stats- 1,129 rushing yards, 119 receiving yards, 11 total touchdowns, 10.7 FPPG (11.6 PPR) ADP: 20.29 11) Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings Projected 2019 Stats- 964 rushing yards, 453 receiving yards, 8 total touchdowns, 10.5 FPPG (14.2 PPR) ADP: 20.29 12) Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans Projected 2019 Stats- 1,182 rushing yards, 111 receiving yards, 10 total touchdowns, 10.5 FPPG (11.4 PPR) ADP: 34.12 13) Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers Projected 2019 Stats- 922 rushing, 254 receiving yards, 11 total touchdowns, 10.2 FPPG (12.3 PPR) ADP: 27.06 14) Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars Projected 2019 Stats- 855 rushing yards, 378 receiving yards, 10 total touchdowns, 10.1 FPPG (12.9 PPR) ADP: 23.41 15) Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams Projected 2019 Stats- 768 rushing yards, 340 receiving yards, 11 total touchdowns, 9.9 FPPG (12.1 PPR) ADP: 20 16) Kerryon Johnson, Detroit Lions Projected 2019 Stats- 907 rushing yards, 370 receiving yards, 9 total touchdowns, 9.7 FPPG (13.0 PPR) ADP: 40.94 17) Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts Projected 2019 Stats- 969 rushing yards, 173 receiving yards, 10 total touchdowns, 9.6 FPPG (11.2 PPR) ADP: 34.76 18) Phillip Lindsay, Denver Broncos Projected 2019 Stats- 981 rushing yards, 253 receiving yards, 8 total touchdowns, 9.5 FPPG (11.8 PPR) ADP: 36.18 19) Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons Projected 2019 Stats- 895 rushing yards, 322 receiving yards, 8 total touchdowns, 9.4 FPPG (12.1 PPR) ADP: 56.82 20) Josh Jacobs, Oakland Raiders Projected 2019 Stats- 771 rushing yards, 454 receiving yards, 8 total touchdowns, 9.4 FPPG (12.1 PPR) ADP: 34.65 21) Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks Projected 2019 Stats- 1,055 rushing yards, 161 receiving yards, 8 total touchdowns, 9.3 FPPG (10.8 PPR) ADP: 50.88 22) Damien Williams, Kansas City Chiefs Projected 2019 Stats- 612 rushing yards, 315 receiving yards, 12 total touchdowns, 9.0 FPPG (11.4 PPR) ADP: 24.68 23) Sony Michel, New England Patriots Projected 2019 Stats- 1,087 rushing yards, 8 total touchdowns, 9.0 FPPG (9.6 PPR) ADP: 47.35 24) Lamar Miller, Houston Texans Projected 2019 Stats- 927 rushing yards, 277 receiving yards, 7 total touchdowns, 8.8 FPPG (11.1 PPR) ADP: 59.59 25) David Montgomery, Chicago Bears Projected 2019 Stats- 778 rushing yards, 320 receiving yards, 8 total touchdowns, 8.5 FPPG (10.6 PPR) ADP: 58.53
22 Jul 19
CBS Baltimore
(CBS Local/CBS New York)- Training camps have begun for some NFL teams, while the rest kick theirs off over the course of the next week. As the players stretch and warm up for the coming season, fantasy owners begin their prep for their upcoming league drafts. After a several-month layoff with no football, it’s understandable if your knowledge isn’t what it should be. So, we’re here to help you get back up to speed as you lay your plans for taking home that fantasy championship belt this season. We covered which signal callers are expected to be this season’s top performers, now it’s time for the position that will likely make or break your fantasy season: running backs. Though the workhorse running backs of the past are gone, the position is still a hugely valuable one in fantasy as having a pair of elite guys can lead to massive success while having more middle of the pack players forces you to play the waiver game a bit more. This year, a pair of NFC East backs lead the way. Once again, these rankings are based on CBSSports.com’s projection system. For the running backs we’ll include their expected PPR points per game number in parentheses and their average draft position (ADP) to give you a feel for where they’re falling in drafts so far. Credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images 1) Saquon Barkley, New York Giants Projected 2019 Stats-1,232 rush yards, 697 receiving yards, 14 total touchdowns 15.9 FPPG (21.6 PPR) ADP: 1.65 The Giants second year back is fresh off a Rookie of the Year award after a season in which he totaled over 2,000 yards and scored 15 touchdowns. He tied with Christian McCaffrey last season for average fantasy points per game at 24.1 second only to Rams back Todd Gurley. This season, the projection system is expecting more of the same and fans are too considering Barkley checks in at the top of CBS Sports ADP board currently. Credit: Harry How/Getty Images 2) Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys Projected 2019 Stats-1,497 rush yards, 571 receiving yards, 12 total touchdowns 15.6 FPPG (20.1 PPR) ADP: 3.24 Elliott’s workhorse ways continued last season for the Cowboys as he piled up 1,434 rushing yards on 304 carries. He added more of a pass catching element to his game as well hauling in 77 passes for 567 yards both by far the highest totals of his career in those categories. With that added dimension he becomes a factor in PPR leagues as well as reflected by his projected average there. Credit: Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images 3) Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints Projected 2019 Stats-966 rushing yards, 784 receiving yards, 13 total touchdowns 14.5 FPPG (20.3 PPR) ADP: 2.65 Kamara now is likely to get more looks after Mark Ingram decamped for Baltimore in free agency. The shifty target was a Brees favorite last year catching 81 passes and four touchdowns out of the backfield to go with his 14 on the ground. After averaging 23.5 points per contest last year in fantasy, owners are once again tabbing him as one of the top picks in the draft. All four of these top backs look to be extremely close value wise. Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images 4) Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers Projected 2019 Stats-1,045 rushing yards, 782 receiving yards, 10 total touchdowns 13.8 FPPG (19.9 PPR) ADP: 3.41 McCaffrey, like the three guys above him, showed plenty of versatility last year in becoming one of the league’s breakout fantasy studs. He picked up 107 receptions on 124 targets with a combined 2,000-plus yards and 13 touchdowns. With Cam Newton back beside him in the backfield this year, McCaffrey looks to continue those types of numbers as he has quickly become a favorite target of Newton’s. Credit: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images 5) Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers Projected 2019 Stats- 813 rushing yards, 466 receiving yards, 13 total touchdowns 11.8 FPPG (14.6 PPR) ADP: 7.47 Gordon has issued an ultimatum to the Chargers that he wants to be paid like the top back that he is or traded. Keep an eye on how that contract situation plays out as we have already seen one back (Le’Veon Bell) willing to sit out a full season in trying to get his payday. Whether or not Gordon feels as strongly remains to be seen but it’s worth watching. On the field, Gordon is a strong option for fantasy players, racking up a combined 1,300 yards and 14 touchdowns last season. The Rest Of The Top 25 Most leagues hold two slots available for running backs, so here is a rundown of the rest of the Top 25 at the position by CBS’ projections. One note, this is based on standard league projections though we have included the PPR number in parentheses. Guys like Patriots RB James White and Bears RB Tarik Cohen won’t be found here but in a PPR league obviously their value is quite a bit higher. 6) Le’Veon Bell, New York Jets Projected 2019 Stats- 923 rushing yards, 468 receiving yards, 11 total touchdowns, 11.4 FPPG (15.3 PPR) ADP: 8.47 7) James Conner, Pittsburgh Steelers Projected 2019 Stats- 924 rushing yards, 457 receiving yards, 11 total touchdowns, 11.3 FPPG (14.6 PPR) ADP: 11.53 8) David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals Projected 2019 Stats- 776 rushing yards, 520 receiving yards, 11 total touchdowns, 10.8 FPPG (14.3 PPR) ADP: 13.12 9) Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals Projected 2019 Stats- 1,119 rushing yards, 284 receiving yards, 9 total touchdowns, 10.8 FPPG (13.7 PPR) ADP: 16.76 10) Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns Projected 2019 Stats- 1,129 rushing yards, 119 receiving yards, 11 total touchdowns, 10.7 FPPG (11.6 PPR) ADP: 20.29 11) Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings Projected 2019 Stats- 964 rushing yards, 453 receiving yards, 8 total touchdowns, 10.5 FPPG (14.2 PPR) ADP: 20.29 12) Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans Projected 2019 Stats- 1,182 rushing yards, 111 receiving yards, 10 total touchdowns, 10.5 FPPG (11.4 PPR) ADP: 34.12 13) Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers Projected 2019 Stats- 922 rushing, 254 receiving yards, 11 total touchdowns, 10.2 FPPG (12.3 PPR) ADP: 27.06 14) Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars Projected 2019 Stats- 855 rushing yards, 378 receiving yards, 10 total touchdowns, 10.1 FPPG (12.9 PPR) ADP: 23.41 15) Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams Projected 2019 Stats- 768 rushing yards, 340 receiving yards, 11 total touchdowns, 9.9 FPPG (12.1 PPR) ADP: 20 16) Kerryon Johnson, Detroit Lions Projected 2019 Stats- 907 rushing yards, 370 receiving yards, 9 total touchdowns, 9.7 FPPG (13.0 PPR) ADP: 40.94 17) Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts Projected 2019 Stats- 969 rushing yards, 173 receiving yards, 10 total touchdowns, 9.6 FPPG (11.2 PPR) ADP: 34.76 18) Phillip Lindsay, Denver Broncos Projected 2019 Stats- 981 rushing yards, 253 receiving yards, 8 total touchdowns, 9.5 FPPG (11.8 PPR) ADP: 36.18 19) Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons Projected 2019 Stats- 895 rushing yards, 322 receiving yards, 8 total touchdowns, 9.4 FPPG (12.1 PPR) ADP: 56.82 20) Josh Jacobs, Oakland Raiders Projected 2019 Stats- 771 rushing yards, 454 receiving yards, 8 total touchdowns, 9.4 FPPG (12.1 PPR) ADP: 34.65 21) Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks Projected 2019 Stats- 1,055 rushing yards, 161 receiving yards, 8 total touchdowns, 9.3 FPPG (10.8 PPR) ADP: 50.88 22) Damien Williams, Kansas City Chiefs Projected 2019 Stats- 612 rushing yards, 315 receiving yards, 12 total touchdowns, 9.0 FPPG (11.4 PPR) ADP: 24.68 23) Sony Michel, New England Patriots Projected 2019 Stats- 1,087 rushing yards, 8 total touchdowns, 9.0 FPPG (9.6 PPR) ADP: 47.35 24) Lamar Miller, Houston Texans Projected 2019 Stats- 927 rushing yards, 277 receiving yards, 7 total touchdowns, 8.8 FPPG (11.1 PPR) ADP: 59.59 25) David Montgomery, Chicago Bears Projected 2019 Stats- 778 rushing yards, 320 receiving yards, 8 total touchdowns, 8.5 FPPG (10.6 PPR) ADP: 58.53
22 Jul 19
CBS Boston
(CBS Local/CBS New York)- Training camps have begun for some NFL teams, while the rest kick theirs off over the course of the next week. As the players stretch and warm up for the coming season, fantasy owners begin their prep for their upcoming league drafts. After a several-month layoff with no football, it’s understandable if your knowledge isn’t what it should be. So, we’re here to help you get back up to speed as you lay your plans for taking home that fantasy championship belt this season. We covered which signal callers are expected to be this season’s top performers, now it’s time for the position that will likely make or break your fantasy season: running backs. Though the workhorse running backs of the past are gone, the position is still a hugely valuable one in fantasy as having a pair of elite guys can lead to massive success while having more middle of the pack players forces you to play the waiver game a bit more. This year, a pair of NFC East backs lead the way. Once again, these rankings are based on CBSSports.com’s projection system. For the running backs we’ll include their expected PPR points per game number in parentheses and their average draft position (ADP) to give you a feel for where they’re falling in drafts so far. Credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images 1) Saquon Barkley, New York Giants Projected 2019 Stats-1,232 rush yards, 697 receiving yards, 14 total touchdowns 15.9 FPPG (21.6 PPR) ADP: 1.65 The Giants second year back is fresh off a Rookie of the Year award after a season in which he totaled over 2,000 yards and scored 15 touchdowns. He tied with Christian McCaffrey last season for average fantasy points per game at 24.1 second only to Rams back Todd Gurley. This season, the projection system is expecting more of the same and fans are too considering Barkley checks in at the top of CBS Sports ADP board currently. Credit: Harry How/Getty Images 2) Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys Projected 2019 Stats-1,497 rush yards, 571 receiving yards, 12 total touchdowns 15.6 FPPG (20.1 PPR) ADP: 3.24 Elliott’s workhorse ways continued last season for the Cowboys as he piled up 1,434 rushing yards on 304 carries. He added more of a pass catching element to his game as well hauling in 77 passes for 567 yards both by far the highest totals of his career in those categories. With that added dimension he becomes a factor in PPR leagues as well as reflected by his projected average there. Credit: Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images 3) Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints Projected 2019 Stats-966 rushing yards, 784 receiving yards, 13 total touchdowns 14.5 FPPG (20.3 PPR) ADP: 2.65 Kamara now is likely to get more looks after Mark Ingram decamped for Baltimore in free agency. The shifty target was a Brees favorite last year catching 81 passes and four touchdowns out of the backfield to go with his 14 on the ground. After averaging 23.5 points per contest last year in fantasy, owners are once again tabbing him as one of the top picks in the draft. All four of these top backs look to be extremely close value wise. Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images 4) Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers Projected 2019 Stats-1,045 rushing yards, 782 receiving yards, 10 total touchdowns 13.8 FPPG (19.9 PPR) ADP: 3.41 McCaffrey, like the three guys above him, showed plenty of versatility last year in becoming one of the league’s breakout fantasy studs. He picked up 107 receptions on 124 targets with a combined 2,000-plus yards and 13 touchdowns. With Cam Newton back beside him in the backfield this year, McCaffrey looks to continue those types of numbers as he has quickly become a favorite target of Newton’s. Credit: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images 5) Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers Projected 2019 Stats- 813 rushing yards, 466 receiving yards, 13 total touchdowns 11.8 FPPG (14.6 PPR) ADP: 7.47 Gordon has issued an ultimatum to the Chargers that he wants to be paid like the top back that he is or traded. Keep an eye on how that contract situation plays out as we have already seen one back (Le’Veon Bell) willing to sit out a full season in trying to get his payday. Whether or not Gordon feels as strongly remains to be seen but it’s worth watching. On the field, Gordon is a strong option for fantasy players, racking up a combined 1,300 yards and 14 touchdowns last season. The Rest Of The Top 25 Most leagues hold two slots available for running backs, so here is a rundown of the rest of the Top 25 at the position by CBS’ projections. One note, this is based on standard league projections though we have included the PPR number in parentheses. Guys like Patriots RB James White and Bears RB Tarik Cohen won’t be found here but in a PPR league obviously their value is quite a bit higher. 6) Le’Veon Bell, New York Jets Projected 2019 Stats- 923 rushing yards, 468 receiving yards, 11 total touchdowns, 11.4 FPPG (15.3 PPR) ADP: 8.47 7) James Conner, Pittsburgh Steelers Projected 2019 Stats- 924 rushing yards, 457 receiving yards, 11 total touchdowns, 11.3 FPPG (14.6 PPR) ADP: 11.53 8) David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals Projected 2019 Stats- 776 rushing yards, 520 receiving yards, 11 total touchdowns, 10.8 FPPG (14.3 PPR) ADP: 13.12 9) Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals Projected 2019 Stats- 1,119 rushing yards, 284 receiving yards, 9 total touchdowns, 10.8 FPPG (13.7 PPR) ADP: 16.76 10) Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns Projected 2019 Stats- 1,129 rushing yards, 119 receiving yards, 11 total touchdowns, 10.7 FPPG (11.6 PPR) ADP: 20.29 11) Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings Projected 2019 Stats- 964 rushing yards, 453 receiving yards, 8 total touchdowns, 10.5 FPPG (14.2 PPR) ADP: 20.29 12) Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans Projected 2019 Stats- 1,182 rushing yards, 111 receiving yards, 10 total touchdowns, 10.5 FPPG (11.4 PPR) ADP: 34.12 13) Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers Projected 2019 Stats- 922 rushing, 254 receiving yards, 11 total touchdowns, 10.2 FPPG (12.3 PPR) ADP: 27.06 14) Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars Projected 2019 Stats- 855 rushing yards, 378 receiving yards, 10 total touchdowns, 10.1 FPPG (12.9 PPR) ADP: 23.41 15) Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams Projected 2019 Stats- 768 rushing yards, 340 receiving yards, 11 total touchdowns, 9.9 FPPG (12.1 PPR) ADP: 20 16) Kerryon Johnson, Detroit Lions Projected 2019 Stats- 907 rushing yards, 370 receiving yards, 9 total touchdowns, 9.7 FPPG (13.0 PPR) ADP: 40.94 17) Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts Projected 2019 Stats- 969 rushing yards, 173 receiving yards, 10 total touchdowns, 9.6 FPPG (11.2 PPR) ADP: 34.76 18) Phillip Lindsay, Denver Broncos Projected 2019 Stats- 981 rushing yards, 253 receiving yards, 8 total touchdowns, 9.5 FPPG (11.8 PPR) ADP: 36.18 19) Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons Projected 2019 Stats- 895 rushing yards, 322 receiving yards, 8 total touchdowns, 9.4 FPPG (12.1 PPR) ADP: 56.82 20) Josh Jacobs, Oakland Raiders Projected 2019 Stats- 771 rushing yards, 454 receiving yards, 8 total touchdowns, 9.4 FPPG (12.1 PPR) ADP: 34.65 21) Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks Projected 2019 Stats- 1,055 rushing yards, 161 receiving yards, 8 total touchdowns, 9.3 FPPG (10.8 PPR) ADP: 50.88 22) Damien Williams, Kansas City Chiefs Projected 2019 Stats- 612 rushing yards, 315 receiving yards, 12 total touchdowns, 9.0 FPPG (11.4 PPR) ADP: 24.68 23) Sony Michel, New England Patriots Projected 2019 Stats- 1,087 rushing yards, 8 total touchdowns, 9.0 FPPG (9.6 PPR) ADP: 47.35 24) Lamar Miller, Houston Texans Projected 2019 Stats- 927 rushing yards, 277 receiving yards, 7 total touchdowns, 8.8 FPPG (11.1 PPR) ADP: 59.59 25) David Montgomery, Chicago Bears Projected 2019 Stats- 778 rushing yards, 320 receiving yards, 8 total touchdowns, 8.5 FPPG (10.6 PPR) ADP: 58.53
22 Jul 19
CBS Chicago
(CBS Local/CBS New York)- Training camps have begun for some NFL teams, while the rest kick theirs off over the course of the next week. As the players stretch and warm up for the coming season, fantasy owners begin their prep for their upcoming league drafts. After a several-month layoff with no football, it’s understandable if your knowledge isn’t what it should be. So, we’re here to help you get back up to speed as you lay your plans for taking home that fantasy championship belt this season. We covered which signal callers are expected to be this season’s top performers, now it’s time for the position that will likely make or break your fantasy season: running backs. Though the workhorse running backs of the past are gone, the position is still a hugely valuable one in fantasy as having a pair of elite guys can lead to massive success while having more middle of the pack players forces you to play the waiver game a bit more. This year, a pair of NFC East backs lead the way. Once again, these rankings are based on CBSSports.com’s projection system. For the running backs we’ll include their expected PPR points per game number in parentheses and their average draft position (ADP) to give you a feel for where they’re falling in drafts so far. Credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images 1) Saquon Barkley, New York Giants Projected 2019 Stats-1,232 rush yards, 697 receiving yards, 14 total touchdowns 15.9 FPPG (21.6 PPR) ADP: 1.65 The Giants second year back is fresh off a Rookie of the Year award after a season in which he totaled over 2,000 yards and scored 15 touchdowns. He tied with Christian McCaffrey last season for average fantasy points per game at 24.1 second only to Rams back Todd Gurley. This season, the projection system is expecting more of the same and fans are too considering Barkley checks in at the top of CBS Sports ADP board currently. Credit: Harry How/Getty Images 2) Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys Projected 2019 Stats-1,497 rush yards, 571 receiving yards, 12 total touchdowns 15.6 FPPG (20.1 PPR) ADP: 3.24 Elliott’s workhorse ways continued last season for the Cowboys as he piled up 1,434 rushing yards on 304 carries. He added more of a pass catching element to his game as well hauling in 77 passes for 567 yards both by far the highest totals of his career in those categories. With that added dimension he becomes a factor in PPR leagues as well as reflected by his projected average there. Credit: Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images 3) Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints Projected 2019 Stats-966 rushing yards, 784 receiving yards, 13 total touchdowns 14.5 FPPG (20.3 PPR) ADP: 2.65 Kamara now is likely to get more looks after Mark Ingram decamped for Baltimore in free agency. The shifty target was a Brees favorite last year catching 81 passes and four touchdowns out of the backfield to go with his 14 on the ground. After averaging 23.5 points per contest last year in fantasy, owners are once again tabbing him as one of the top picks in the draft. All four of these top backs look to be extremely close value wise. Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images 4) Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers Projected 2019 Stats-1,045 rushing yards, 782 receiving yards, 10 total touchdowns 13.8 FPPG (19.9 PPR) ADP: 3.41 McCaffrey, like the three guys above him, showed plenty of versatility last year in becoming one of the league’s breakout fantasy studs. He picked up 107 receptions on 124 targets with a combined 2,000-plus yards and 13 touchdowns. With Cam Newton back beside him in the backfield this year, McCaffrey looks to continue those types of numbers as he has quickly become a favorite target of Newton’s. Credit: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images 5) Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers Projected 2019 Stats- 813 rushing yards, 466 receiving yards, 13 total touchdowns 11.8 FPPG (14.6 PPR) ADP: 7.47 Gordon has issued an ultimatum to the Chargers that he wants to be paid like the top back that he is or traded. Keep an eye on how that contract situation plays out as we have already seen one back (Le’Veon Bell) willing to sit out a full season in trying to get his payday. Whether or not Gordon feels as strongly remains to be seen but it’s worth watching. On the field, Gordon is a strong option for fantasy players, racking up a combined 1,300 yards and 14 touchdowns last season. The Rest Of The Top 25 Most leagues hold two slots available for running backs, so here is a rundown of the rest of the Top 25 at the position by CBS’ projections. One note, this is based on standard league projections though we have included the PPR number in parentheses. Guys like Patriots RB James White and Bears RB Tarik Cohen won’t be found here but in a PPR league obviously their value is quite a bit higher. 6) Le’Veon Bell, New York Jets Projected 2019 Stats- 923 rushing yards, 468 receiving yards, 11 total touchdowns, 11.4 FPPG (15.3 PPR) ADP: 8.47 7) James Conner, Pittsburgh Steelers Projected 2019 Stats- 924 rushing yards, 457 receiving yards, 11 total touchdowns, 11.3 FPPG (14.6 PPR) ADP: 11.53 8) David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals Projected 2019 Stats- 776 rushing yards, 520 receiving yards, 11 total touchdowns, 10.8 FPPG (14.3 PPR) ADP: 13.12 9) Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals Projected 2019 Stats- 1,119 rushing yards, 284 receiving yards, 9 total touchdowns, 10.8 FPPG (13.7 PPR) ADP: 16.76 10) Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns Projected 2019 Stats- 1,129 rushing yards, 119 receiving yards, 11 total touchdowns, 10.7 FPPG (11.6 PPR) ADP: 20.29 11) Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings Projected 2019 Stats- 964 rushing yards, 453 receiving yards, 8 total touchdowns, 10.5 FPPG (14.2 PPR) ADP: 20.29 12) Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans Projected 2019 Stats- 1,182 rushing yards, 111 receiving yards, 10 total touchdowns, 10.5 FPPG (11.4 PPR) ADP: 34.12 13) Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers Projected 2019 Stats- 922 rushing, 254 receiving yards, 11 total touchdowns, 10.2 FPPG (12.3 PPR) ADP: 27.06 14) Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars Projected 2019 Stats- 855 rushing yards, 378 receiving yards, 10 total touchdowns, 10.1 FPPG (12.9 PPR) ADP: 23.41 15) Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams Projected 2019 Stats- 768 rushing yards, 340 receiving yards, 11 total touchdowns, 9.9 FPPG (12.1 PPR) ADP: 20 16) Kerryon Johnson, Detroit Lions Projected 2019 Stats- 907 rushing yards, 370 receiving yards, 9 total touchdowns, 9.7 FPPG (13.0 PPR) ADP: 40.94 17) Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts Projected 2019 Stats- 969 rushing yards, 173 receiving yards, 10 total touchdowns, 9.6 FPPG (11.2 PPR) ADP: 34.76 18) Phillip Lindsay, Denver Broncos Projected 2019 Stats- 981 rushing yards, 253 receiving yards, 8 total touchdowns, 9.5 FPPG (11.8 PPR) ADP: 36.18 19) Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons Projected 2019 Stats- 895 rushing yards, 322 receiving yards, 8 total touchdowns, 9.4 FPPG (12.1 PPR) ADP: 56.82 20) Josh Jacobs, Oakland Raiders Projected 2019 Stats- 771 rushing yards, 454 receiving yards, 8 total touchdowns, 9.4 FPPG (12.1 PPR) ADP: 34.65 21) Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks Projected 2019 Stats- 1,055 rushing yards, 161 receiving yards, 8 total touchdowns, 9.3 FPPG (10.8 PPR) ADP: 50.88 22) Damien Williams, Kansas City Chiefs Projected 2019 Stats- 612 rushing yards, 315 receiving yards, 12 total touchdowns, 9.0 FPPG (11.4 PPR) ADP: 24.68 23) Sony Michel, New England Patriots Projected 2019 Stats- 1,087 rushing yards, 8 total touchdowns, 9.0 FPPG (9.6 PPR) ADP: 47.35 24) Lamar Miller, Houston Texans Projected 2019 Stats- 927 rushing yards, 277 receiving yards, 7 total touchdowns, 8.8 FPPG (11.1 PPR) ADP: 59.59 25) David Montgomery, Chicago Bears Projected 2019 Stats- 778 rushing yards, 320 receiving yards, 8 total touchdowns, 8.5 FPPG (10.6 PPR) ADP: 58.53
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(CBS Local/CBS New York)- Training camps have begun for some NFL teams, while the rest kick theirs off over the course of the next week. As the players stretch and warm up for the coming season, fantasy owners begin their prep for their upcoming league drafts. After a several-month layoff with no football, it’s understandable if your knowledge isn’t what it should be. So, we’re here to help you get back up to speed as you lay your plans for taking home that fantasy championship belt this season. We covered which signal callers are expected to be this season’s top performers, now it’s time for the position that will likely make or break your fantasy season: running backs. Though the workhorse running backs of the past are gone, the position is still a hugely valuable one in fantasy as having a pair of elite guys can lead to massive success while having more middle of the pack players forces you to play the waiver game a bit more. This year, a pair of NFC East backs lead the way. Once again, these rankings are based on CBSSports.com’s projection system. For the running backs we’ll include their expected PPR points per game number in parentheses and their average draft position (ADP) to give you a feel for where they’re falling in drafts so far. Credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images 1) Saquon Barkley, New York Giants Projected 2019 Stats-1,232 rush yards, 697 receiving yards, 14 total touchdowns 15.9 FPPG (21.6 PPR) ADP: 1.65 The Giants second year back is fresh off a Rookie of the Year award after a season in which he totaled over 2,000 yards and scored 15 touchdowns. He tied with Christian McCaffrey last season for average fantasy points per game at 24.1 second only to Rams back Todd Gurley. This season, the projection system is expecting more of the same and fans are too considering Barkley checks in at the top of CBS Sports ADP board currently. Credit: Harry How/Getty Images 2) Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys Projected 2019 Stats-1,497 rush yards, 571 receiving yards, 12 total touchdowns 15.6 FPPG (20.1 PPR) ADP: 3.24 Elliott’s workhorse ways continued last season for the Cowboys as he piled up 1,434 rushing yards on 304 carries. He added more of a pass catching element to his game as well hauling in 77 passes for 567 yards both by far the highest totals of his career in those categories. With that added dimension he becomes a factor in PPR leagues as well as reflected by his projected average there. Credit: Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images 3) Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints Projected 2019 Stats-966 rushing yards, 784 receiving yards, 13 total touchdowns 14.5 FPPG (20.3 PPR) ADP: 2.65 Kamara now is likely to get more looks after Mark Ingram decamped for Baltimore in free agency. The shifty target was a Brees favorite last year catching 81 passes and four touchdowns out of the backfield to go with his 14 on the ground. After averaging 23.5 points per contest last year in fantasy, owners are once again tabbing him as one of the top picks in the draft. All four of these top backs look to be extremely close value wise. Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images 4) Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers Projected 2019 Stats-1,045 rushing yards, 782 receiving yards, 10 total touchdowns 13.8 FPPG (19.9 PPR) ADP: 3.41 McCaffrey, like the three guys above him, showed plenty of versatility last year in becoming one of the league’s breakout fantasy studs. He picked up 107 receptions on 124 targets with a combined 2,000-plus yards and 13 touchdowns. With Cam Newton back beside him in the backfield this year, McCaffrey looks to continue those types of numbers as he has quickly become a favorite target of Newton’s. Credit: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images 5) Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers Projected 2019 Stats- 813 rushing yards, 466 receiving yards, 13 total touchdowns 11.8 FPPG (14.6 PPR) ADP: 7.47 Gordon has issued an ultimatum to the Chargers that he wants to be paid like the top back that he is or traded. Keep an eye on how that contract situation plays out as we have already seen one back (Le’Veon Bell) willing to sit out a full season in trying to get his payday. Whether or not Gordon feels as strongly remains to be seen but it’s worth watching. On the field, Gordon is a strong option for fantasy players, racking up a combined 1,300 yards and 14 touchdowns last season. The Rest Of The Top 25 Most leagues hold two slots available for running backs, so here is a rundown of the rest of the Top 25 at the position by CBS’ projections. One note, this is based on standard league projections though we have included the PPR number in parentheses. Guys like Patriots RB James White and Bears RB Tarik Cohen won’t be found here but in a PPR league obviously their value is quite a bit higher. 6) Le’Veon Bell, New York Jets Projected 2019 Stats- 923 rushing yards, 468 receiving yards, 11 total touchdowns, 11.4 FPPG (15.3 PPR) ADP: 8.47 7) James Conner, Pittsburgh Steelers Projected 2019 Stats- 924 rushing yards, 457 receiving yards, 11 total touchdowns, 11.3 FPPG (14.6 PPR) ADP: 11.53 8) David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals Projected 2019 Stats- 776 rushing yards, 520 receiving yards, 11 total touchdowns, 10.8 FPPG (14.3 PPR) ADP: 13.12 9) Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals Projected 2019 Stats- 1,119 rushing yards, 284 receiving yards, 9 total touchdowns, 10.8 FPPG (13.7 PPR) ADP: 16.76 10) Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns Projected 2019 Stats- 1,129 rushing yards, 119 receiving yards, 11 total touchdowns, 10.7 FPPG (11.6 PPR) ADP: 20.29 11) Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings Projected 2019 Stats- 964 rushing yards, 453 receiving yards, 8 total touchdowns, 10.5 FPPG (14.2 PPR) ADP: 20.29 12) Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans Projected 2019 Stats- 1,182 rushing yards, 111 receiving yards, 10 total touchdowns, 10.5 FPPG (11.4 PPR) ADP: 34.12 13) Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers Projected 2019 Stats- 922 rushing, 254 receiving yards, 11 total touchdowns, 10.2 FPPG (12.3 PPR) ADP: 27.06 14) Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars Projected 2019 Stats- 855 rushing yards, 378 receiving yards, 10 total touchdowns, 10.1 FPPG (12.9 PPR) ADP: 23.41 15) Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams Projected 2019 Stats- 768 rushing yards, 340 receiving yards, 11 total touchdowns, 9.9 FPPG (12.1 PPR) ADP: 20 16) Kerryon Johnson, Detroit Lions Projected 2019 Stats- 907 rushing yards, 370 receiving yards, 9 total touchdowns, 9.7 FPPG (13.0 PPR) ADP: 40.94 17) Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts Projected 2019 Stats- 969 rushing yards, 173 receiving yards, 10 total touchdowns, 9.6 FPPG (11.2 PPR) ADP: 34.76 18) Phillip Lindsay, Denver Broncos Projected 2019 Stats- 981 rushing yards, 253 receiving yards, 8 total touchdowns, 9.5 FPPG (11.8 PPR) ADP: 36.18 19) Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons Projected 2019 Stats- 895 rushing yards, 322 receiving yards, 8 total touchdowns, 9.4 FPPG (12.1 PPR) ADP: 56.82 20) Josh Jacobs, Oakland Raiders Projected 2019 Stats- 771 rushing yards, 454 receiving yards, 8 total touchdowns, 9.4 FPPG (12.1 PPR) ADP: 34.65 21) Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks Projected 2019 Stats- 1,055 rushing yards, 161 receiving yards, 8 total touchdowns, 9.3 FPPG (10.8 PPR) ADP: 50.88 22) Damien Williams, Kansas City Chiefs Projected 2019 Stats- 612 rushing yards, 315 receiving yards, 12 total touchdowns, 9.0 FPPG (11.4 PPR) ADP: 24.68 23) Sony Michel, New England Patriots Projected 2019 Stats- 1,087 rushing yards, 8 total touchdowns, 9.0 FPPG (9.6 PPR) ADP: 47.35 24) Lamar Miller, Houston Texans Projected 2019 Stats- 927 rushing yards, 277 receiving yards, 7 total touchdowns, 8.8 FPPG (11.1 PPR) ADP: 59.59 25) David Montgomery, Chicago Bears Projected 2019 Stats- 778 rushing yards, 320 receiving yards, 8 total touchdowns, 8.5 FPPG (10.6 PPR) ADP: 58.53