2015 DRAFT GUIDE
By Jeff Paur
Senior Fantasy Writer
Realtime Fantasy Sports

Running Backs:

When it comes to fantasy, the running back position is a top priority. And this will be the case even more this season. The elite backs are much tougher to come by these days. You'll have to act early to get one of the top backs in this year's draft. These guys will go fast come draft day, and teams having them will have an advantage over their opponents. There just aren't that many elite backs any more, especially with more teams using a two-back approach or throwing on nearly every down.

But there are other options out there with potential after those top guys are gone. Who is the Justin Forsett of this season? There are several players capable of having that breakout season, including Latavius Murray, Charles Sims and Joseph Randle. There is a drop off after the top guys, so finding one of these diamonds in the rough is as important as ever for fantasy teams in 2015.

Updated: 06/30/15
 #1  Eddie Lacy$38  Yr: 2014  TDs: 9  Yds: 1139  Rush: 246Green BayBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Lacy built on his rookie season and performed well in his second season in the league. He topped 1,500 total yards and scored 13 touchdowns. Lacy had just two 100-yard rushing games but topped 100 total yards 10 times, including nine straight games to end his season. Lacy was a complete back for the Packers, doing well as a runner and a receiver. He caught 42 passes, improving his pass-catching skills for the team. He'll continue to be the top back for the Packers explosive offense. Lacy has great size for the position and runs with a lot of power. He isn't a finesse back but has pretty good moves in space but does his best work between the tackles. He also isn't a bad receiver as evident by his reception totals his first two seasons. Lacy isn't a top big-play back but will break off some long runs in this top offense.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Lacy is an elite fantasy back capable of building on his first two seasons in the league. His total yardage and touchdown potential if off the charts with the Packers, making him a top-five pick for fantasy teams. He can get around 1,800 total yards and 15 or so touchdowns with around 50 receptions.

 #2  Le'Veon Bell$37  PittsburghBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Bell had a breakout year, finishing first overall in fantasy scoring for running backs. He made big play after big play as a runner and receiver. He had more than 2,200 total yards. Bell had 100 or more total yards all but three games. He had four 100-yard rushing games and touchdowns five of six games to end the season. Bell is a big back with strength and speed. He will run over defenders but also has good moves in space. Bell is becoming one of the top pass catchers at running back in the game and is a huge asset in pass protection. He might be the most complete package at running back right now.

Fantasy Outlook: Hot
Bell might have a hard time matching last year but it wouldn't surprise to see him reach those totals again and maybe even surpass those. He is the real deal at running back and is a top-three fantasy pick for 2015. You can make a strong case for him to be first overall come draft day. For now, count on about 2,000 total yards and 13 touchdowns with 80 receptions.

 #3  Jamaal Charles$37  Yr: 2014  TDs: 9  Yds: 1033  Rush: 206Kansas CityBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Charles had a bit of a down year for his standards but was still seventh in running back scoring, finishing with more than 1,300 total yards. He had just one 100-yard rushing game, though, which was a big drop from the previous year. Charles scored 14 touchdowns, which boosted his overall fantasy numbers. He found the end zone on a regular basis. Charles also caught the ball well, having 40 receptions. Charles has 1,000-yard rushing seasons five of six years and two straight with double-digit scores. Charles has top speed, great moves and even runs with some power despite weighing less than 200 pounds. He is the complete package at running back. Charles also catches the ball well, having 27 or more receptions in each of his full seasons. Charles is 28 years old but doesn't have a crazy amount of touches compared to other backs, so he doesn't seem to be slowing down just yet.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Charles is a top-five fantasy back. He can rebound from last season, especially in the reception department. He should get more chances to catch the ball. We love his touchdown potential in this offense and his total yardage upside. Charles is capable of leading all backs in fantasy scoring. Expect around 1,800 total yards and 15 scores with 50 receptions.

 #4  Adrian Peterson$37  Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 75  Rush: 21MinnesotaBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Peterson was embroiled in controversy last season, getting deactivated and suspended for nearly the entire season because of child abuse allegations. He played just a game, gaining 93 total yards in Week 1. Peterson is expected back this year and should be the top back for the Vikings. He hasn't had any off the field issues before last year but will be on a short leash with the league and team going forward. As long as he is playing, he'll be the top back for the Vikings. Peterson has seven 1,000-yard seasons and double-digit touchdowns every year in the NFL (except last year). Peterson is as explosive as any back in the game. He looks like a man among boys. Peterson can run over tacklers but also has great speed to break a big play every time he touches the ball. Peterson also is an improving receiver, having 20-plus receptions five times during his career. Peterson is 30 years old, so age is a concern but having basically sat out last year should help keep him healthy for another year or two. He keeps himself in great shape and has always rebounded from injury very quickly.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Peterson is a bit of a risk after last season but you can't deny his ability. And he likely will have a chip on his shoulder, which could be good for fantasy teams. He is a top-five fantasy back and should be taken in the first round. He is a good bet for 1,700 total yards and 14 or so touchdowns.

 #5  Marshawn Lynch$29  Yr: 2014  TDs: 13  Yds: 1306  Rush: 280SeattleBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Lynch had his usual big season for the Seahawks, finishing fourth in running back scoring. He scored 17 touchdowns and finished with more than 1,600 total yards. Lynch had five 100-yard games and two more 100-yard games during the postseason. He posted consistent numbers for the Seahawks, serving as the focal point of their offense many weeks. You would think Lynch would show some signs of slowing down at age 29, but he didn't exhibit any last season. He still seems to be in great shape and able to carry the load at running back. Lynch has four straight 1,000 yard, double-digit touchdown seasons with the Seahawks. Lynch is a big back with top speed and big-play ability. He also is a pretty good receiver out of the backfield. He used to battle consistency issues but that doesn't seem to be an issue anymore with the Seahawks.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Lynch is getting older but doesn't have a ton of carries under his belt at this stage of his career compared to other backs. Lynch is a top-10 option at running back for fantasy teams. He is a good bet to get around 1,500 total yards and double-digit scores. It wouldn't surprise to see him miss a game or two at this stage of his career but he is a legit No. 1 back as long as he is playing.

 #6  LeSean McCoy$28  Yr: 2014  TDs: 5  Yds: 1319  Rush: 312BuffaloBye: 8 
 
Player News:
McCoy saw a dip in production last year with the Eagles. His rushing totals were fine (more than 1,300) but he averaged just 4.2 yards per carry and 28 receptions. He didn't break off as many big runs last year and saw a big drop in his passing game production. The addition of Darren Sproles took many targets away from McCoy in the passing game. McCoy did have more than 300 carries, though, giving him more than 300 carries two straight seasons. He is just 27 years old but has a lot of touches in his six-year NFL career. McCoy probably isn't hitting the wall just yet but getting a few less touches this season wouldn't be a huge surprise. McCoy is an elusive back with great hands. He just makes plays in space. McCoy also is a much better runner these days between the tackles, making some tough runs throughout the past few seasons. He is an integral piece of Chip Kelly's offense, giving him a ton of touches per game.

Fantasy Outlook:  
His lack of scores last season (five) was the big issue for McCoy. The rest of his numbers were alright. But if he isn't getting the goal-line work, which is possible again this year, McCoy isn't an elite fantasy back. For now, expect around 1,500 total yards and 10 scores with 35 or so catches.

 #7  C.J. Anderson$29  Yr: 2014  TDs: 8  Yds: 849  Rush: 179DenverBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Anderson took over the starting duties for the Broncos about halfway through the season and ran away with the job. Anderson was a consistent force for the Broncos, who became more of a run-first team down the stretch. Anderson had more than 1,100 total yards despite not really playing his first eight games of the year. Anderson had two 100-yard rushing games and more than 100 total yards six times. Anderson proved his worth as the starter for the Broncos and should get first crack at the starting job this year. Anderson is a good fit for the offense. Anderson runs with some power but has some good moves when he gets outside the tackles. Anderson is best between the tackles, though, churning out the tough yards. He also catches the ball pretty well and should get better with more seasoning in that area.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Anderson isn't a sure thing for a team that has played musical chairs at running back the last few seasons, but you have to love his potential in this offense. As long as he is starting, he can be a top-five fantasy back. Anderson can get around 1,800 total yards with 15 or so touchdowns and 50 receptions. He has great potential for the coming season.

 #8  DeMarco Murray$28  Yr: 2014  TDs: 13  Yds: 1845  Rush: 392PhiladelphiaBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Murray had a monster season, serving as the focal point of the Cowboys' offense much of the year. He got consistent work running the ball and nearly ran for 2,000 yards. He had more than 2,200 total yards and 13 touchdowns. Murray had 100-yard rushing games all but four games. The only issue was his huge workload, finishing with 393 carries. He had a bit of an injury history before last season, but played a full year this past season and showed he could carry the load at running back. Murray heads to the Eagels this season to serve as their top back in a high-octane offense. He does have Ryan Mathews behind him on the depth chart, though, which could cut into his workload. Murray is the complete package at running back. He is a home-run threat every time he touches the ball. Murray isn't a huge back but has decent strength. He has elite speed and great moves in the open field. Murray also is a very good receiver out of the backfield.

Fantasy Outlook:  
You have to worry about his health after last season. Remember, he had more than 400 total touches. But he is young enough for this not to be a concern for maybe another few years. For now, consider him a top-10 fantasy back. His numbers are going to decrease some with less touches and Mathews vying for carries. So we have a hard time seeing him match last year but he can still get around 1,700 total yards and 12 scores in this offense. Murray is the real deal.

 #9  Arian Foster$28  Yr: 2014  TDs: 8  Yds: 1246  Rush: 260HoustonBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Despite missing three games because of injury, Foster still finished fifth in fantasy running back scoring last season. He was force when on the field, having seven 100-yard games. He had 1,573 total yards, averaging 121 total yards per game. He also scored 13 touchdowns. Foster was the focal point of the Texans' offense and produced big number despite teams keying on stopping him. Foster is 29 years old and battled injury the last few seasons. He has a ton of carries under his belt and you have to wonder how much he really has left in the tank. He will be the No. 1 back in this offense as long as he is healthy, though. When healthy, Foster is a complete back. Foster has size, speed, vision and plus hands. He does a great job of setting his blocks and hitting the hole in a hurry. Foster might have the best vision of any back in the game.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Foster carries more risk than your usual No. 1 backs. He fell some last year in drafts because of injury and ended up being a steal for many fantasy teams. Unfortunately, he won't fall as far this season, making him a riskier pick because of his health concerns. Foster has huge upside if healthy, though. He can carry a fantasy team. Expect around 1,500 total yards and 12 touchdowns, but also prepare for him to miss a few games.

 #10  Jeremy Hill$28  Yr: 2014  TDs: 9  Yds: 1124  Rush: 222CincinnatiBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Hill had a tremendous rookie season for the Bengals. He didn't open the season as the starter for the team but still managed to finish 10th in fantasy running back scoring. Hill had five 100-yard games, including three straight to end his season. He was the go-to back for the Bengals down the stretch and produced very well in that role. He should continue to fill that role this season. Hill is a big back that does a good job of getting downhill in a hurry. Hill also catches the ball pretty well, having 27 receptions last season. He doesn't have great moves in space but will surprise with his speed and agility.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Hill is a back on the rise. He can be a legit No. 1 for fantasy teams, especially for a Bengals team that wants to run the ball. Hill can build on last season, finishing with around 1,800 total yards and 12 touchdowns. His stock is going way up.

 #11  Matt Forte$28  Yr: 2014  TDs: 6  Yds: 1038  Rush: 266ChicagoBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Forte had another big season, mainly because of his huge numbers in the passing game. Forte had more than 100 receptions, catching 102 balls for 808 yards. He finished with more than 1,800 total yards and 10 touchdowns. His rushing totals weren't off the charts, but he still finished with more than 1,000-rushing yards once again. Forte had 100 or more total yards nine games last season. He was the most consistent factor in the Bears' offense. Forte has 1,000-yard rushing seasons five of seven. He has more than 1,000 total yards every season in the NFL. He is 29 years old but has more than 300 carries just once during his career, so he doesn't have a ton of wear and tear despite being in the league several seasons. Forte has good size and runs hard. He isn't a huge big-play back but will make some big plays. He'll churn out some tough yards and make a lot of plays out of the backfield as a receiver. Forte is a solid overall NFL back. The Bears will have a new offense this year, so Forte could get a little less work, especially in the passing game. He likely will remain the focal point of the offense, though.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Forte remains an elite fantasy back. He is getting older and likely won't get the catches of last season, but he still has plenty of good total yardage potential. He can get around 1,600 total yards and 11 touchdowns. Expect his reception total to be more around 70 receptions. He is a solid first-round pick for fantasy teams.

 #12  Lamar Miller$25  Yr: 2014  TDs: 8  Yds: 1099  Rush: 216MiamiBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Miller finally had that breakout season, finishing ninth overall in fantasy scoring for running backs. He had his first 1,000-yard season and scored a career-high nine touchdowns. Miller had more than 1,300 total yards and averaged an impressive 5.1 yards per carry. Miller had just two 100-yard games but didn't get the carries as your normal starting running back. Miller failed to have more than 20 carries in a single game, which makes his 1,000-yard season even better for him. For some reason, the Dolphins still don't seem to have complete confidence in Miller as their starter, limiting his work a little. He should be the starter from day one this year but nothing is 100 percent certain with Miller. Miller is a home-run threat with the ball in his hands. He has track speed - actually running some track in college. He can get to the next level in a hurry. Miller isn't a huge back, though, and could add some bulk to be a more dependable NFL starter. He needs to continue to improve running between the tackles to be a more complete back.

Fantasy Outlook:  
It is pretty amazing that Miller scores as many fantasy points as he did considering his workload at running back. He didn't get near the touches as some of the other backs around him in scoring. If he gets more work, his value could be scary good. But you never know with this Dolphins coaching staff, making Miller a bit of a risk. He certainly has potential. Miller can get around 1,500 total yards and 10 touchdowns if all goes well for him. He also can catch around 50 passes, doing a great job in the passing game.

 #13  Melvin Gordon$24  San DiegoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Gordon lands in a great spot his rookie season, getting a chance to start for the Chargers from day one. Gordon is a home-run threat at running back with great moves and top speed. He can get to a next gear in a hurry. He does try to do too much at times with the ball in his hands, though, and will need to do a better job of being decisive with the ball in his hands. He catches the ball well and is setup to be a three-down back for the Chargers.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Gordon is our top rookie back this season. He has huge potential in this offense. He'll get his total yards and can finish with around double-digit scores. It wouldn't surprise to see him get around 1,400 total yards, making him a low-end No. 1 or top No. 2 fantasy back.

 #14  Justin Forsett$22  Yr: 2014  TDs: 8  Yds: 1266  Rush: 235BaltimoreBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Forsett had a career season, emerging as the lead back for the Ravens. He took over that role with Ray Rice embroiled in controversy, eventually getting released by the Ravens. This was great news for Forsett, who finished eighth overall in fantasy scoring at running back. Forsett had his first 1,000-yard rushing season, topping 100 yards five times. He was very consistent for the Ravens and a great fit for their offense. He'll get another shot to start for the Ravens this season but nothing is guaranteed. Remember, he is 29 years old and has been a lead back just a few times during his career. Forsett is a big-play back. He doesn't have great size but proved he could carry the load as a lead back last season. Forsett possesses very good speed and moves in space. He is a playmaker, averaging 5.1 yards per carry for his career.

Fantasy Outlook:  
It would be a shock to see Forsett have a repeat of last season, so don't overvalue him come draft day. He still has potential but is an injury risk because of his size and last year was his first time producing big numbers in a long career, making him a risky proposition to take high for fantasy teams. He still has value as a No. 2 back, though. Forsett can get around 1,200 total yards and 10 scores with 40 receptions.

 #15  Alfred Morris$21  Yr: 2014  TDs: 8  Yds: 1074  Rush: 265WashingtonBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Morris is overlooked at times but is a consistent producer at the running back spot. He had another 1,000-yard rushing season for the Redskins last year and scored eight touchdowns. His value takes a hit, though, because of his next to no work in the passing game. He had just 17 receptions last year. Morris has three straight 1,000-yard seasons and remains the top back for the Redskins. Morris sets up his blocks well and is great between the tackles. He doesn't have breakaway speed but enough to make some big plays. Morris isn't much of a receiver, though, as mentioned earlier. He rarely gets chances in the passing game, limiting his touches a little.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Morris isn't an elite fantasy back because of his lack of receptions. But he'll get the yards and score around double-digit touchdowns. He is a good bet to top 1,000-rushing yards and score 11 or so touchdowns. Consider him a low-end No. 1 or top No. 2 fantasy back. His production could get better this season as the Redskins' offense can't play nearly as bad as they did last year.

 #16  Mark Ingram$21  Yr: 2014  TDs: 9  Yds: 964  Rush: 226New OrleansBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Ingram missed three games because of injury but still enjoyed his best season to date. He finished just 36 yards shy of his first 1,000-yard season and scored nine touchdowns. Ingram had four 100-yard games and averaged a solid 4.3 yards per carry. Ingram got most of the carries for the Saints and made the most of his chances. Ingram has been up and down for the Saints throughout his career but finally seems to be turning the corner. He should be the lead back from day one this year. Ingram is a big, physical back capable of moving the pile while running well between the tackles. He is a punishing runner with good vision and the ability to break off some long runs despite just so-so speed. He doesn't get much work in the passing game, but is improving that aspect of his game. Ingram also battles some injury issues, missing some time the past few seasons with various injuries.

Fantasy Outlook:  
We don't think last season was a fluke. Ingram can produce solid numbers in this offense. He was 15th in running back scoring last season and missed three games. He is capable of being a top-10 fantasy back. Take him as a No. 2, though, because of his past history. He isn't a sure thing by any means. For now, expect around 1,000-rushing yards and double-digit scores.

 #17  Frank Gore$19  Yr: 2014  TDs: 4  Yds: 1106  Rush: 255IndianapolisBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Gore had his fourth straight 1,000-yard season. His numbers have been eerily consistent the last eight seasons. He has topped 1,000 yards seven of those years. Gore had four 100-yard games last year and saw his yards per carry rise from the previous year, averaging 4.3 yards per carry. His touchdown numbers were down, though, scoring just four last year after having eight or more scores three straight years. Gore turns 32 in May and has nearly 2,500 carries under his belt, so a slowdown should be expected. Gore will get another chance to star this season, though, heading to the Colts to serve as their lead back. When on his game, Gore is an explosive back. He has good speed and moves in the open field. He has big-play potential and does well in the passing game.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Gore can't keep his current pace at his current age but you have to like his potential with the Colts. He might get less touches but has better touchdown potential with the Colts. He should be a low-end No. 2 back for fantasy teams. Just don't overvalue him come draft day because the Colts are a pass-first team.

 #18  Andre Ellington$18  Yr: 2014  TDs: 3  Yds: 660  Rush: 201ArizonaBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Ellington was banged up much of the year. He played 12 games before shutting it down. He had a hip injury but also needed surgery to repair a hernia. Ellington played alright before his season ended, finishing with more than 1,000 total yards and five touchdowns in 12 games. He did disappoint some running the ball, averaging just 3.3 yards per carry. He didn't have a 100-yard rushing game all season. Ellington was a big asset in the passing game, having 46 receptions. Ellington will remain the starter for the Cardinals this season and the team still believes he can be a top three-down back. Ellington has top speed and moves for the running back spot and catches the ball well out of the backfield. He lacks the ideal size to be an every-down back but has carried the load pretty well at times throughout his two seasons in the NFL. Ellington is a playmaker that can make big plays, especially when given space to run.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Don't give up on Ellington after last season. He was pretty beat up much of the year but still managed more than 1,000 total yards. He can be a top fantasy back, especially in PPR formats. He'll get his touches in this offense. He can finish with around 1,400 or 1,500 total yards and 60 receptions. He is a good buy-low candidate after last season.

 #19  Latavius Murray$18  Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 424  Rush: 82OaklandBye: 6 
 
Player News:
It took some time but the Raiders finally gave Murray a shot late in the season and played well in a starting role. He averaged more than five yards per carry and had 366 total yards his last four games of the season. Murray was the best back for the Raiders last season. Murray is more of a power back but has enough speed to make plays on the outside. Murray has great size for the position and runs with power. He also has pretty good speed for his size and catches the ball well out of the backfield. He does a little bit of everything and does it all pretty well. He should be the starter from day one in 2015.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Murray is setup for a breakout season. He should take a big step forward his third season in the league. He has a chance to be a big-time fantasy factor, serving as a three-down back. Murray can get around 1,400 total yards and nine touchdowns.

 #20  Carlos Hyde$18  Yr: 2014  TDs: 4  Yds: 333  Rush: 83San FranciscoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Hyde played a reserve role his rookie season but had some good moments. He scored four touchdowns despite having just 83 carries. He had a season-high 55-rushing yards in Week 15, the last game he played on the season because of an ankle injury. Hyde is the future at the position for the 49ers and should get his chance to grab the starting job this season. Hyde is a big, powerful back that can carry the load. He also catches the ball well. He really is a three-down back. He does lack some elite speed, though, and doesn't have great moves. He is more of a banger.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Hyde is an intriguing back for the coming season. He has the potential for a breakout season if all the pieces fall into place for him. He is worth grabbing as a low-end No. 2 or No. 3 back come draft day because of his upside. He could get 1,200 or so total yards and eight touchdowns with around 30 receptions. Hyde is a player on the rise.

 #21  Joique Bell$14  Yr: 2014  TDs: 7  Yds: 860  Rush: 223DetroitBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Bell had a career high in rushing yards, finishing with 860 last season. He had 1,182 total yards on the year, posting pretty consistent numbers as the Lions starting back. Bell also scored eight touchdowns, giving him two straight seasons with eight scores. Bell didn't have a 100-yard rushing game last season but had four games with 100-plus total yards. Bell will get first crack to start for the Lions this season but nothing is guaranteed, especially with Ameer Abdullah now in the mix for the Lions. Bell has pretty good size for the running back spot and does well between the tackles. He doesn't have elite speed to make a bunch of plays to the outside but does well with his skill set. Bell is a great receiver out of the backfield and does well in short-yardage situations.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Bell isn't an ideal starting back but he puts up consistent totals on a weekly basis because he is heavily involved in the passing game. Even if he loses a few touches this year to Abdullah, Bell still will get the goal-line work, giving him plenty of value in this offense. Bell can get around 1,200 total yards and 10 touchdowns. He is a legit No. 2 back for fantasy teams.

 #22  Todd Gurley$14  St LouisBye: 6 
 
Player News:
The Rams surprised many, taking Gurley with their first pick in the draft. He becomes the franchise back for the team, taking over the No. 1 back duties as soon as he gets healthy for the coming year. At this point, he could be slowed some early in the year as he recovers from an ACL injury. Gurley is the real deal at running back. He is a big back but also possesses very good speed. He has drawn comparisons to Adrian Peterson, which should tell you something about his talent level. Gurley can be a special back in this league as long as he is healthy.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Gurley has big potential in a run-first offense. He might be slowed some early in the year, though, so keep that in mind when drafting him. He might not really hit his stride until about halfway through the season. For now, expect around 1,200 total yards and eight or so touchdowns.

 #23  Jonathan Stewart$12  Yr: 2014  TDs: 3  Yds: 809  Rush: 175CarolinaBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Stewart missed some time and struggle with his work early in the year but had a strong finish to the season as the starter for the Panthers. He had 100-yard games two of four to end his regular season and had a 100-yard showing in the Panthers playoff opener. Stewart had his best season in several years, getting just under 1,000 total yards while averaging 4.6 yards per carry. He proved he could still carry the load at running back and do well in that role. Stewart is 28 years old, though, and is running out of time to continue to be a full-time starter. Stewart has more than 1,000 total yards two of seven seasons. He also has double-digit touchdowns totals two years. Stewart is a big back, but has plus speed and the ability to break a big play at any time. And he does well in the passing game, having 25 or more catches two of the past four seasons. Stewart does lack consistency at times but he has split work at running back much of his career. And he also is injury plagued, failing to play a full season three straight years.

Fantasy Outlook: Injury Concern
You never know what you are going to get from Stewart but his finish to last season was encouraging for this coming year. He showed a lot. Stewart could be a bit of a sleeper for this year. Consider him a low-end No. 2 or No. 3 back. Stewart can get around 1,100 total yards and seven or eight touchdowns if healthy.

 #24  T.J. Yeldon $12  JacksonvilleBye: 8 
 
Player News:
The Jaguars used a second-round pick to grab a power back for the coming season. He should provide the punch in the running game for the Jaguars and likely will be the starting back for the team. Yeldon is a big back that runs with power and can be an asset as a blocker. He lacks a big-time second gear, though, and had a lot of success in college because of a great offensive line to run behind. He could struggle a little as he gets accustomed to the pro game but will get his chances in this offense, an offense that wants to run the ball.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Yeldon has some yardage and touchdown potential his rookie season. He is going to get his work and the goal-line chances for the team. This gives him some upside as a low-end No. 2 back for fantasy teams. He can get around 1,100 total yards and eight touchdowns.

 #25  Joseph Randle$12  Yr: 2014  TDs: 3  Yds: 343  Rush: 51DallasBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Randle was the top backup for the Cowboys much of the season and played well in that role. He didn't get a ton of touches but averaged more than six yards per carry and had 366 total yards on just 55 touches. He also scored three touchdowns. Randle showed his explosiveness with the ball in his hands. He can produce in this offense, especially behind that great offensive line. He has a chance to be the starter from day one this year. He will compete for that job. Randle isn't a huge back but has good speed and does well catching the ball out of the backfield. He is built more like a receiver than running back but can be effective running the ball. He has good speed and the ability to make the big run. Randle also has pretty good moves in space.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Randle is a bit of a wild card but has huge value if he is able to win the starting job for Dallas. He can top 1,000 total yards and score seven or so touchdowns. He is a risk because his role isn't certain but is worth grabbing as a low-end No. 2 for fantasy teams.

 #26  Tevin Coleman$10  AtlantaBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Coleman was taken by the Falcons in the third round of the NFL draft. He should find plenty of playing time his rookie season and could even lead the team in carries. Coleman has elite speed and can make a ton of plays to the outside. He also catches the ball pretty well and will make a lot of plays in open space. He isn't much of an inside runner, though, and might need to bulk up some to be a true every-down back in the NFL.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Coleman has some total yardage potential as a rookie. He should get his chances in this offense to make some big plays on a weekly basis. Consider him a low-end No. 2 back or top No. 3 for the coming season. He could get around 1,100 total yards and six or seven touchdowns.

 #27  Chris Ivory$9  Yr: 2014  TDs: 6  Yds: 821  Rush: 198New York JetsBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Ivory had a very similar season to his first with the Jets, finishing with more than 800-rushing yards while averaging 4.1 yards per carry. He had two 100-yard games and double-digit carries all but four games. Ivory hasn't run away with the starting job in New York but proven to be a solid contributor when he splits the work at running back. He'll try to fill that role again this season. Ivory is a big back that runs with power but also has decent speed and the ability to make some big plays. He isn't polished as a receiver, though, which hurts his chances to maximize his playing time. Ivory set a career high in receptions with 18 last season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Ivory hasn't been a complete fantasy bust in recent seasons but hasn't been off the charts by any means. He is more of a spot starter or flex play for fantasy teams. We don't see him suddenly having a breakout season at this stage of his career. He should continue to get similar work this season. He should get around 900 total yards and eight scores.

 #28  C.J. Spiller$8  Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 300  Rush: 78New OrleansBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Injury cut short Spiller's season once again last year. He broke his collarbone in Week 7, limiting him to nine games. But even when playing, Spiller had another erratic season. Spiller had a season high of 69-rushing yards in Week 2 and averaged just 3.9 yards per carry. Spiller continues to battle consistency issues and could be in a make or break year for his career. Spiller has just one 1,000-yard rushing season under his belt. He has a ton of talent but battled nagging injuries and consistency much of his career. He is likely to have a different role this season for the Saints, though, serving more as a pass-catching back for the team. Spiller is a dynamic player because of his speed and big-play ability. He does lack the ideal bulk for an every-down back. Spiller does well as a receiver, catching 158 passes in five seasons, making him a good fit for his new role with the Saints.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Spiller has a ton of talent and upside at the running back spot but carries a lot of risk for fantasy teams. You just don't know what you'll get from him. Consider him a low-end No. 2 or 3 back with good potential in PPR formats. We like him for around 1,000 total yards and five or so touchdowns. Remember, Pierre Thomas used to produce solid numbers in the role Spiller will play with the Saints this year.

 #29  Rashad Jennings$8  Yr: 2014  TDs: 4  Yds: 639  Rush: 167New York GiantsBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Jennings had a productive first season with the Giants when healthy but struggled to stay healthy. He played 11 games but was very limited in a few of those games. Jennings had 865 total yards on the season, averaging 78 total yards per game. He had just one 100-yard rushing game, though, and more than 70-rushing yards just twice. Jennings averaged fewer than four yards per carry, which isn't very good for a starting back. He might get another crack to start this season but nothing is certain after last year. Remember, Jennings is 30 years old, so his window for playing at a high level is closing quickly. He probably is best suited in a platoon situation at running back. Jennings has been a solid third-down back throughout much of his career. He has good hands for the passing game and big-play ability. He also displays very good speed. Jennings doesn't run with a ton of power, though, and isn't great between the tackles but made improvements in both those areas the last few seasons.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Jennings could see another dip in production with fewer touches, which seems likely. He still has some potential as a No. 3 back but don't count on him to be anything more than that. He had his chance to shine last season and couldn't stay healthy. Look for a season with around 700 total yards and a few scores.

 #30  Bishop Sankey$8  Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 569  Rush: 152TennesseeBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Sankey started much of the season for the Titans but didn't do much in that role. He really struggled to make big plays and averaged just 3.7 yards per carry. He had double-digit carries eight games but had fewer than 65-rushing yards every game on the season. Sankey didn't seize the starter's job for the Titans. The team isn't giving up on Sankey after a season but he'll be on a shorter leash going forward. Sankey isn't a huge back but runs well inside and has the enough speed to make big plays to the outside. He also catches the ball well and can carry the load at running back on three downs. Sankey tries to make the big play too often, though, and doesn't do a good job of reading the hole just yet.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Sankey was a flop last year and could be a good buy-low candidate as he is the best bet to start for the Titans this season. He has to be better than last season, so take him as a No. 3 back and hope for the best. He certainly has the talent to improve. He can top 1,000 total yards and score six or so touchdowns.

 #31  Duke Johnson$8  ClevelandBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Johnson was taken in the third round of this year's draft by the Browns. He joins a crowded backfield but gets a chance to play a big role as a rookie. The Browns don't have a set depth chart, so Johnson can quickly work his way into the mix if he impresses. Johnson is more of a speed back. He has top speed for the position and can get downfield in a hurry. He lacks a little size for the position, though, and won't make many plays after contact.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Johnson is going to get his touches as a rookie and is worth a look as a No. 3 or 4 back for fantasy teams. He could emerge as the go-to back in this offense. He also will get his receptions, making him a good candidate to finish with around 1,000 total yards and five or six touchdowns.

 #32  James White$7  Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 38  Rush: 9New EnglandBye: 4 
 
Player News:
White had just nine carries his rookie season, rushing for 38 yards. He got very little work despite the Patriots having some issues at running back. This doesn't bode well for White going forward. He needs to make some strides this season to play a bigger role in 2015. White isn't the biggest back but has good moves and enough speed to make plays on the outside. He lacks some strength, though, and doesn't run with a ton of power. He is a decent receiver, which will help his chances to play in this offense.

Fantasy Outlook:  
White might have the occasional good showing but likely won't get enough consistent work to help fantasy teams. He could get a few more yards this season but don't expect a huge leap.

 #33  Shane Vereen$7  Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 391  Rush: 96New York GiantsBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Vereen had double-digit carries just two times last season but had 52 receptions, serving as the top pass-catching back for the Patriots once again. Vereen had at least three receptions 11 of 16 games. He should continue to be the top third-down or change-of-pace back, but this year with the Giants. Vereen isn't a huge back, which hurts his chances to be an every-down back, but he has the speed and hands to excel as a third-down back as evident by the last two seasons.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Vereen has more upside in PPR formats but still some value in normal formats. He'll get his yards even though he won't rush for a ton. He can get around 900 total yards and six touchdowns with 60 receptions. Vereen can be a solid No. 2 in PPR formats and a good flex play in standard leagues.

 #34  LeGarrette Blount$7  Yr: 2014  TDs: 5  Yds: 547  Rush: 125New EnglandBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Blount opened his season with the Steelers and ended it with the Super Bowl champs. His release about halfway through the season was a good thing for Blount. He had a 100-yard game for Pittsburgh in Week 3 but had fewer than 30-rushing yards every other game with the team. A move to New England was a positive for Blount, who got the majority of the carries many weeks. Blount had 58 or more rushing yards four games with the Patriots and his season best showing came in the playoffs, running for 148 yards and three touchdowns against the Colts. Blount was a bit of a problem in the locker room for the Steelers, which led to his release. He has done alright in a starting role in past seasons but seems best suited as a back to share work or to serve as a top backup. Blount is a big back but has surprising speed and moves for a big man. His game is power, though. Blount will run over, through and around would-be tacklers. He isn't much of a factor in the passing game, having just 33 receptions in five seasons. And he struggles to make plays to the outside, which hurts his chances to be a three-down back in this league.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Blount has the potential for some big games and some scores but is a hard guy to trust. His production will be erratic in his current role. He might get around 700 total yards and six scores if all goes well for him, making him a No. 3 or 4 back for fantasy teams.

 #35  Giovani Bernard$6  Yr: 2014  TDs: 5  Yds: 680  Rush: 168CincinnatiBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Bernard had a disappointing season for fantasy seasons. He was supposed to have a breakout year as the top back for the Bengals, but didn't live up to those expectations. He actually lost his starting job to rookie Jeremy Hill and played second fiddle to Hill late in the season. The good news is Bernard wasn't a huge flop. He still managed more than 1,000 total yards and scored seven touchdowns. He is a huge asset in the passing game, catching 43 passes last season. Bernard should continue to play a similar role this season. He'll get some carries but get more work in the passing game. Bernard doesn't have great size at running back but has quick feet and does well in space. He does run pretty well between the tackles despite not being the biggest back, though. He also catches the ball very well out of the backfield. He might not have the ideal size to be an every-down back.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Bernard will go a lot lower in drafts this season and with good reason. But don't totally give up on him. He can still be a solid fantasy producer, especially in PPR formats. He can get around 1,000 total yards and 50 receptions with five or so touchdowns. Those numbers give him some value as a low-end No. 2 or solid No. 3 back. He could be a solid flex play for fantasy teams on a weekly basis.

 #36  Denard Robinson$5  Yr: 2014  TDs: 4  Yds: 582  Rush: 135JacksonvilleBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Robinson found his way into the starting lineup last season but had his season cut short because of a torn ligament in his foot. He played pretty well in a starting role, though, before getting hurt. He had two 100-yard games and had more than 700 total yards on the season. Robinson also averaged a solid 4.3 yard per carry. Robinson has a chance to play a bigger role in the offense from day one this season. He proved he could be a starting back in this league, running better between the tackles than expected. Robinson is just a playmaker. Robinson is an explosive player with speed and good moves in space. He also has good size and does well in setting up his blocks as a runner. He has made big strides as a runner since entering the league. Remember, he was a quarterback in college.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Robinson is becoming fantasy relevant. He has total yardage potential in this offense, an offense looking for playmakers. Expect Robinson to build on last season. He can get around 900 total yards and five touchdowns, making him a No. 3 back for fantasy teams.

 #37  Ryan Mathews$5  Yr: 2014  TDs: 3  Yds: 330  Rush: 74PhiladelphiaBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Knee and ankle injuries limited Mathews to six games last season. He had 399 total yards and three scores in those six games, so he produced pretty well when playing. But Mathews couldn't shed his injury prone label, which is a concern for him going forward. He has plenty of talent but staying on the field has been a concern for him, playing a full season just once in five seasons. Mathews runs with power, but also has good speed and explosiveness, a rare combination at running back. Mathews doesn't have great moves in the open field but still has some big-play ability. Mathews does well as a blocker and is a capable receiver. Mathews moves to a backup role this season, serving as the top backup to DeMarco Murray in Philadelphia. He is going to get a lot fewer touches than past seasons.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Mathews is always a risk because of his injury history and his move to a backup role puts a big dent in his fantasy value. He'll still get his touches in this high-volume offense but is more of a low-end No. 3 or 4 back for fantasy teams. Expect around 800 total yards and four or so scores.

 #38  Darren McFadden$5  Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 534  Rush: 155DallasBye: 6 
 
Player News:
McFadden had another season to forget. He got his chances to emerge as the lead back for the Raiders but did very little with the work. The good news for McFadden was he finally made it through the season healthy but his season high in rushing yards was 80, topping 60-rushing yards just once all year. McFadden had more than 700 total yards but ran for just over 500 yards, averaging only 3.5 yards per carry. McFadden is running out of time to make a big impact in the NFL but gets a chance to do so, signing with the Cowboys this offseason. He turns 28 right before the start of the season and done little with his chances in recent years. He seems best suited as a backup or change-of-pace back at this stage of his career, a role he should serve with the Cowboys. When he is on his game, McFadden is a pretty complete back. He catches the ball well, can churn out the tough yards and has elite speed to make the big play every time he touches the ball. He is a game changer. He has a hard time staying healthy, though, and struggles with consistency.

Fantasy Outlook:  
McFadden has all sorts of question marks but sees a bump in value, running behind one of the best offensive lines in football. He could see a nice bump in production, making him a No. 3 back for fantasy teams. He could get around 900 total yards and five touchdowns.

 #39  Stevan Ridley$4  Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 340  Rush: 94New York JetsBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Ridley suffered a major knee injury during Week 6 last season, tearing both his ACL and MCL. He has a long road back. Ridley had two 100-yard showing in six games before getting hurt. Ridley heads to the Jets this season, looking to earn some carries for the coming season. If healthy, he could play his way into the starting lineup. Ridley isn't a huge back but runs with power and does well in space. He excels between the tackles as a runner. He isn't much of a receiver, though, having 23 receptions in four seasons. Ridley has battled fumbling issues throughout his career, causing him to lose confidence with the coaching staff.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Ridley has plenty of potential but is a risk because of the injury and the Jets have two other solid backs looking for carries. So consider Ridley a No. 3 back for fantasy teams. He could emerge into something better, though. For now, count on around 1,000 total yards and six or so touchdowns.

 #40  Darren Sproles$4  Yr: 2014  TDs: 6  Yds: 329  Rush: 57PhiladelphiaBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Sproles had a decent first season with the Eagles. He had 40 receptions and finished with more than 700 total yards and six touchdowns. He filled his role well in the offense, serving as the top pass-catching back out of the backfield. Sproles has a chance to fill a similar role this year but at age 32, he'll have to show something in preseason and camp to keep the job. The Eagles won't hand him playing time if he isn't displaying his same burst as past seasons. Sproles has been maybe the best third-down or change-of-pace back in the game the last few seasons. He fits the role perfectly. Sproles has great speed and moves, but lacks the ideal size to be an every-down back. He also is a great return man, having return scores five of the last eight seasons.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Sproles isn't a lock to repeat last season but should be worth grabbing come draft day, especially in PPR formats. Expect a bit of a drop but not much. He didn't show many signs of slowing down last season. The Eagles did limit his touches some, which helped. He'll get around 600 total yards with 40 receptions and five or so scores.

 #41  David Johnson$4  ArizonaBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Johnson heads to the Cardinals his rookie season, likely to serve as the top backup to Andre Ellington. He should get his weekly carries, though, and might be the short-yardage back for the team. Johnson was a highly productive, durable back in college. He does well between the tackles and has enough speed to make plays to the outside. All his work in college is a concern, though. You have to wonder how much he has left in the tank.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Johnson is worth a late-round grab. He could emerge as the starter for the Cardinals at some point during the season. He is worth a roster spot. For now, count on Johnson for around 600 total yards and five touchdowns.

 #42  Knile Davis$3  Yr: 2014  TDs: 6  Yds: 463  Rush: 134Kansas CityBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Davis got some extended playing time early in the year because of an injury to Jamaal Charles and played well in that role. Davis had two 100-yard games in a starting role. He didn't see the field much after Week 8, though, failing to get double-digit carries the rest of the way. He scored seven touchdowns, taking advantage of some work around the goal line. Davis should play a similar role this season as the top backup for the Chiefs. Davis is more of a power back that runs well between the tackles and can punish a defender with his strength. Davis isn't much of a home-run threat at running back. He catches the ball pretty well, though, and does well in protection, which bodes well for his future.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Davis has some fantasy value because of his touchdown potential. He can score some in this offense, especially if he gets more work around the goal line. Davis won't give you a ton of yards, maybe 600 or so, but can score five or six touchdowns. And if Charles gets hurt, Davis is a must add for fantasy teams.

 #43  Ameer Abdullah$2  DetroitBye: 9 
 
Player News:
The Lions hope to have found their franchise back in this year's draft, taking Abdullah in the second round. He will get his chance to play a big role in the offense from day one. Abdullah has great speed and can get to the next level in a hurry. He isn't a big back but isn't afraid to lower his shoulder to try to pick up some extra yards. He will struggle in some short-yardage situations, though, and might not fill that role early in his career. Abdullah can catch the ball out of the backfield well and should get plenty of chances in the passing game.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Abdullah is an intriguing talent. He has some good total yardage potential but his touchdown potential could be limited, which hurts his fantasy value. But even with that said, he can help fantasy teams as a No. 3 or 4 back. He can get around 900 total yards and four or so touchdowns.

 #44  Devonta Freeman$2  Yr: 2014  TDs: 1  Yds: 248  Rush: 65AtlantaBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Freeman got playing time in spurts his rookie season but did get a lot of work in the passing game, catching 30 passes. He had double-digit carries just once all season, though, playing second fiddle to Steven Jackson. Freeman averaged a decent 3.8 yards per carry but didn't top 50-rushing yards in a single game. Freeman should get a little more consistent work this year but likely will be in a similar role, serving more as a change-of-pace option. Freeman isn't the biggest back but runs with some power and gets downhill in a hurry. He also catches the ball very well, making him a pretty complete back. He might need to bulk up some to be a full-time starter in the NFL, though, but his big-play ability makes him an intriguing back.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Freeman looked a lot better for the coming year until Tevin Coleman was taken by the Falcons in the draft. This will lead to fewer touches for Freeman, who can improve on last season, but not enough to be a big-time fantasy back. He can get around 800 total yards with four touchdowns.

 #45  Isaiah Crowell$2  Yr: 2014  TDs: 8  Yds: 607  Rush: 148ClevelandBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Crowell was a surprise producer for the Browns last season. He was an undrafted free agent but found his way into the starting lineup at times his rookie year and scored eight rushing touchdowns. He had seven games with 50-plus rushing yards, showing some consistency at the running back spot. He didn't have a 100-yard game, though, despite having double-digit carries 10 times. He should get first crack at the starting job this season for the Browns. Crowell has good size for the position but also possesses solid moves and enough speed to make plays to the outside. He isn't a great pass catcher just yet, though, and will need to improve in that area to be a three-down back.

Fantasy Outlook:  
The Browns are going to rotate backs much of the year, making Crowell a bit of a weekly wild car. He is worth a look as a No. 3 back despite some erratic production. He'll get his touches and has the potential for the big game, especially if he keeps getting the goal-line work. Crowell should get around 800 or 900 total yards and four or five touchdowns.

 #46  Roy Helu$2  Yr: 2014  TDs: 1  Yds: 216  Rush: 40OaklandBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Helu didn't get many carries but got a lot of work in the passing game, serving as the top pass-catching back for the Redskins. He had a career-high 42 receptions for 477 yards. Helu has 73 receptions the past two seasons, playing as one of the top third-down backs in the game. He didn't top 300-rushing yards for the second straight season and failed to get double-digit carries in a game. Helu could play a little bigger role this year, heading to the Raiders. He will be the top pass-catching back for the team and get some carries to spell Latavius Murray. Helu is a talented play with big-play ability. He has good size and speed. He hits the hole in a hurry and can reach the next level quickly. He also catches the ball very well.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Helu has some injury concerns but has some upside as long as he is playing, especially in PPR formats. He should be able to get his catches in this offense. We wouldn't be surprised if he tops last year's production, getting around 800 total yards and four or five touchdowns.

 #47  Tre Mason$1  Yr: 2014  TDs: 4  Yds: 765  Rush: 179St LouisBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Mason wasn't even active for the Rams early his rookie season but emerged as the starter for the team before the season was out. He produced well in that role but the addition of rookie Todd Gurley clouds his future with the Rams. He could be used more as a third-down or change-of-pace back for the Rams. Mason had two 100-yard games and averaged 4.3 yards per carry. He finished with 913 yards in 12 games. He has more than 1,200 total yards if he plays a full season last year. Mason is an elusive back with big-play ability. He also catches the ball well and should have a bigger role in the passing game this coming season. He wasn't on the field for many passing downs because of issues in pass protection but really improved in that area as the season progressed. Mason doesn't have great size for the running back spot but still runs with some power and is tough to bring down at times because he keeps his legs churning.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Mason sees a big dip in value with Gurley around for the Rams. He still could have decent total yardage numbers but don't expect great production in a backup role. He might get around 700 or 800 total yards with a few scores.

 #48  Dan Herron$1  Yr: 2014  TDs: 1  Yds: 351  Rush: 78IndianapolisBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Herron emerged as the starter for the Colts late in the season and helped the team to two playoff wins during the postseason. He had 298 total yards and two touchdowns in three playoff games. Herron had double-digit carries three of the last six regular season games, finishing with 90-plus total yards two of those games. Herron should be the top backup for the Colts this season, playing behind Frank Gore. Herron doesn't have a great overall skillset but is a pretty complete back with the ability to play three downs. He has good acceleration and can make plays to the outside but also runs with some power because of his good size. He has good quickness for the position and will make some plays as a receiver out of the backfield.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Herron doesn't really "wow" you on the field but can be a productive player in this offense. If starting, he has a chance to help fantasy teams as No. 2 or 3 back. But as long as he is in a reserve role, expect around 800 total yards and a few scores.

 #49  Terrance West$1  Yr: 2014  TDs: 4  Yds: 673  Rush: 171ClevelandBye: 11 
 
Player News:
West had his chances last season but was erratic for the Browns. He was in and out of the starting lineup, getting most of the load one week while not getting a carry the next. His overall numbers weren't too bad, getting more than 700 total yards and five touchdowns. He had three games with 90-plus yards. But as mentioned, West didn't grab hold of the starter's job and struggled at times. He will challenge for the starting job this season. West is a big back that does a good job of churning out yards after contact. He isn't easy to bring down. He won't make a ton of guys miss, though, and isn't a great receiver out of the backfield. West needs to improve his consistency if he hopes to be a three-down starter in this league.

Fantasy Outlook:  
West has some potential if he makes strides this season, which is possible. Plus, the Browns offense should be better than last season, another plus for West. But for now, you can't count on him to be anything more than a No. 3 or 4 back for fantasy teams. He has a lot to compete with for touches and could get 700 or 800 total yards and five touchdowns if all goes well for him.

 #50  Doug Martin$1  Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 494  Rush: 134Tampa BayBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Martin had another disappointing season. He was in and out of the starting lineup and also battled injury. He had fewer than 500-rushing yards and averaged just 3.7 yards per carry. His only 100-yard rushing game came the last week of the season. Martin hasn't topped 500-rushing yards since his huge rookie season. He hasn't been the same back since that year, battling injury and lacking big-play ability. Martin is at a crossroads for his career. He needs to regain his form from earlier in his career. If not, he could struggle to find meaningful work on an NFL roster. Martin does well between the tackles but also has enough speed to break plays to the outside. He isn't a huge back but runs with some power and has good moves in the open field. He also is a good receiver out of the backfield, giving him another way to touch the ball often.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Martin is a huge risk for fantasy teams. He isn't a bad buy-low candidate but nothing is a given with him at this stage of his career. He just doesn't look like the same back from earlier in his career - despite showing a few signs of life late last year. Martin might be worth a bench spot for fantasy teams as a No. 3 or 4 back but that is about it. He could get 800 or so total yards and a few scores.

 #51  Andre Williams$1  Yr: 2014  TDs: 7  Yds: 721  Rush: 217New York GiantsBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Williams got plenty of work last season but was up and down with his touches. He topped 60-rushing yards four times despite getting double-digit carries 11 times. He struggled to find much room to run much of the year, averaging just 3.3 yards per carry. The good news is Williams started to show more signs of life late in the year, playing his best football. He had 100-yard rushing games two of his last four games. Williams will get a chance to play a big role in the offense this season. Williams is a huge back that does well between the tackles, churning out yards. Williams isn't much of a threat as a receiver out of the backfield but did catch 18 passes last season, which is somewhat encouraging. Williams does lack some of that breakaway speed.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Williams has a chance to improve on last season. He can get around 1,000 total yards and nine touchdowns. Don't overlook last year, a season he didn't play all that well but still finished 27th in running back scoring. Williams has potential as a No. 2 back for 2015.

 #52  Branden Oliver$1  Yr: 2014  TDs: 3  Yds: 582  Rush: 160San DiegoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Oliver had a surprise rookie season, emerging as the most dependable back for the Chargers much of the year. He started many games because of injury and finished with 853 total yards and four touchdowns. He had two 100-yard rushing games and 36 receptions. Oliver isn't likely to start for the Chargers but should be the top change-of-pace option. Oliver is a small back but runs with power and has good moves in space. He also catches the ball well and will make plays between the tackles despite his small size.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Oliver might have a hard time repeating last season but still has value because of his ability in the passing game. He'll get his chances to make plays in this offense and can finish with around 700 or 800 total yards and a few scores.

 #53  Zac Stacy$1  Yr: 2014  TDs: 1  Yds: 293  Rush: 76New York JetsBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Stacy opened the season as the starter for the Rams but lost that job and barely saw the field the second half of the season. Stacy ran for less than 300 yards on the year and averaged just 3.9 yards per carry. He failed to capitalize on a solid rookie season but a move to the Jets could be a good thing for his career. He'll compete for a job with his new team, maybe even serving as the starter if all goes well for him. Stacy isn't a flashy runner but does a good job of hitting the hole in a hurry and is a good one-cut runner. He gets downhill in a hurry. Stacy does lack big-play ability because of just so-so speed at the running back spot. He is more of a plodding back than top playmaker at the position.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Stacy was one of the biggest busts of last season but can turn things around this year with the Jets. He should get more playing time and could get around 700 total yards with a few scores. He is worth a late-round look as he could emerge as the starter at some point.

 #54  Ahmad Bradshaw Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 425  Rush: 90IndianapolisBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Bradshaw broke his leg about halfway through the season, missing the rest of the year. He was producing pretty well before getting hurt, scoring eight touchdowns in 10 games. He did much of his damage in the passing game, catching 38 passes for 300 yards. He also ran for more than 400 yards, averaging 4.75 yards per carry. Bradshaw produced good all-around numbers, showing he could still be a capable starter in this league. Bradshaw is 29 years old with a long injury history, so his days of being an every-down back are about over. He probably is best suited as a change-of-pace back or spot starter. Bradshaw is a pretty complete back when healthy. Bradshaw is a shifty back with elite speed. He has home-run potential with the ball in his hands. Bradshaw isn't the biggest back but runs with some power and does well between the tackles. His lack of size lends him to injury, but he is a tough back that plays through pain and still performs.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Bradshaw is an obvious injury risk, which hurts his value. But his potential is high when he is healthy and playing. He will produce. But you can't take him as anything more than a No. 3 or 4 fantasy back because of his injury risks. We would expect a season with around 600 total yards and few touchdowns.

 #55  Fred Jackson Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 525  Rush: 141BuffaloBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Jackson hit the 1,000 total yard mark for the fifth time in six seasons. He was the best back for the Bills last season. He didn't have a great year rushing the ball (525 yards) but made his presence felt in the passing game once again, catching 66 passes for 501 yards. He was one of the top pass-catching backs in the game. Jackson seems to fit that role better than any other these days and should fill a similar role this season. His rushing totals haven't been too impressive the past few years, averaging fewer than four yards per carry two of three seasons. Jackson is got a later start to his NFL career but his 33 years old, which is a concern. You have to wonder how much he has left in the tank. The good news is his career high in carries is 237, so Jackson doesn't have a ton of wear and tear on him compared to some other backs.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Jackson has big value in PPR formats but not much value outside of those. You would have to think his numbers would start to decrease pretty dramatically at this stage of his career. Expect around 600 total yards and a few scores with 35 or so receptions. He can help in a reserve role for fantasy teams.

 #56  Robert Turbin Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 310  Rush: 74SeattleBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Turbin had very similar numbers to the first two years in his career, getting around 500 total yards and a couple scores as the top backup for the Seahawks. He has produced with his chances but gotten very little work his first three seasons in the league. He is just waiting for his chance to start, which could be in another season or two. Turbin is a powerful back that runs well inside but also has enough speed to make big plays and does well as a receiver. He is a good athlete that just seems to make plays. Turbin does need to improve his blocking some but is making strides in that area.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Turbin is the handcuff for Lynch and would have huge value if Lynch were to get hurt. But for now, consider him a low-end No. 3 back or top No. 4. He can improve some on last season getting 600 or so total yards and a few scores. You would have to think the Seahawks would start to limit Lynch a tad more at this stage of his career.

 #57  Montee Ball Yr: 2014  TDs: 1  Yds: 172  Rush: 55DenverBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Ball suffered a serious groin injury during Week 4 and didn't play the rest of the season. He opened the season as the starter for the Broncos but wasn't playing too well before the injury. He averaged just 3.1 yards per carry and his season high in rushing yards was 67 despite having double-digit carries three times. Ball watched C.J. Anderson run wild while he was on the sidelines, which doesn't bode well for him this season. Ball will get a chance to start this year but is expected to be the No. 2 or 3 back for the Broncos. Ball runs hard and does well between the tackles. He isn't a flashy back but hits the hole in a hurry and churns out the yards. He lacks a little breakaway speed, though, but still has made some big plays throughout his career. Ball catches the ball pretty well out of the backfield but needs to continue to improve as a blocker to get more playing time on passing downs.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Ball doesn't have near the value as past season but don't write him off just yet. He could excel in this running scheme if he gets the chances but getting the chances is the concern. For now, take him as a reserve and hope for the best. He is worth a stash because of his upside in this offense if he is starting.

 #58  Lorenzo Taliaferro Yr: 2014  TDs: 4  Yds: 292  Rush: 68BaltimoreBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Taliaferro was a bit of a surprise his rookie season. He got some chances and even a few starts, playing pretty well most of the year. He had a game with 91-rushing yards and averaged 4.3 yards per carry. He also caught eight passes for 114 yards, showing the ability to make plays in the passing game. Taliaferro should have the inside track to be the top backup for the Ravens this season. Taliaferro has good size for the position and does a good job of churning out tough yards between the tackles. He lacks some elite speed, though, and won't make many plays to the outside. He isn't a bad receiver or blocker, giving him some added value at running back.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Taliaferro could finish with a little better numbers than last season, giving him some value in deep fantasy formats. He might get around 500 total yards with a few scores.

 #59  Ronnie Hillman Yr: 2014  TDs: 3  Yds: 434  Rush: 106DenverBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Hillman found his way into the starting lineup but couldn't keep the job. He battled a foot injury and watched C.J. Anderson flourish in his place. Hillman did have some good showings along the way, though, having two 100-yard games. Hillman had nearly 600 total yard and four touchdowns despite missing eight games. Hillman remains in the mix for work this season. He won't be the starter but could be the top backup for the team if he can stay healthy. Hillman is a small back that does well in space and has the speed to make big plays. Hillman excels in the screen game and does well as a receiver out of the backfield. He needs to improve his inside running but is making strides in that area.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Hillman might not be able to repeat last season. He probably won't get as many touches. He still has some value, though, as he could emerge in this offense at any given time. But for now, expect around 500 total yards and a few scores. He'll get much of his work in the passing game.

 #60  Jonas Gray Yr: 2014  TDs: 5  Yds: 412  Rush: 89New EnglandBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Gray had one of the best games by any back last season, rushing for 201 yards and four touchdowns in Week 11. Gray got a few chances in the Patriots' offense but was inconsistent, getting sporadic work from week to week. The good news is he produced some good numbers when playing, giving him hope for this coming year. He averaged 4.6 yards per carry and scored five touchdowns despite getting work in eight games. Gray will battle for a top reserve role this season. Gray is more of a power back. He is small but has good strength and speed. He isn't really a big-play back but can make the occasional big play. Gray isn't much of a pass catcher, which isn't great for him to grab more playing time in this offense.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Gray is a wild card but it is hard to overlook what he did with some chances last year. He can produce for the Patriots. He is worth a late-round grab come draft day. You never know. We expect 400 or 500 total yards and a few scores.

 #61  Matt Asiata Yr: 2014  TDs: 9  Yds: 570  Rush: 164MinnesotaBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Asiata found his way into the starting lineup for much of the season because of a suspension and injury. Asiata was inconsistent in a starting role but had his moments. He had two three-touchdown games and finished with 10 scores for the season. He averaged just 3.5 yards per carry for the season, though, which was a disappointment. He was an asset in the passing game, catching 44 passes. He isn't guaranteed anything for this season and should compete with Jerrick McKinnon for the top backup job. Asiata is more of a power back. He is a straight ahead runner that does well running between the tackles. He does lack some speed to make plays to the outside, though. He is an improving receiver that can make plays in the passing game.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Asiata is likely to see a big drop in production from last season. He has a lot more to compete with for touches, which doesn't bode well for him. He has some touchdown potential, though, which gives him some value. He could get around 400 total yards and four or so touchdowns.

 #62  Danny Woodhead Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 38  Rush: 15San DiegoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Woodhead broke his leg in the Week 3 and missed the rest of the season. He had 20 touches on the season before the injury. Woodhead is 30 years old and the Chargers got by alright without him last season, so he could be setup for a more reduced role this coming season. Woodhead doesn't have a ton of touches under his belt for his career but isn't the biggest back and been nicked up some throughout his career. Woodhead is a very small back, but has great speed and moves in the open field. His lack of size will prevent him from being an every-down back, but he can be a top change-of-pace option. Woodhead has 43 or more receptions three of five seasons.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Woodhead has some value in PPR formats but don't expect a big season, comparable to past years for him. He is likely on a downward trend at this stage of his career. Woodhead can get around 700 total yards and a few scores with 45 or so receptions.

 #63  Chris Johnson Yr: 2014  TDs: 1  Yds: 663  Rush: 155New York JetsBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Johnson didn't do a whole lot in his first season with the Jets. He did have a 100-yard rushing game but failed to top 70-rushing yards in any other game last season. Johnson had just over 800 total yards and two scores as he split the work at running back with the Jets. Last season broke a streak of six straight 1,000-yard seasons. Johnson turns 30 shortly after the start of the season, so his career is likely trending in a downward fashion. He is best suited as a backup. Johnson still has plus speed and great moves in the open field. He also runs with a little power for a back of his size. Johnson also is a very good receiver, catching at least 24 passes each of his first seven seasons in the league. But as mentioned, he has lacked consistency the last few seasons, not playing near the level of early in his career.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Johnson isn't the same fantasy back as past seasons. He might have a good game or two this season but don't expect him to revert to past form. He might get around 700 total yards with a few scores, making him reserve material for fantasy teams.

 #64  Charles Sims Yr: 2014  TDs: 1  Yds: 185  Rush: 66Tampa BayBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Sims hurt his ankle before the season even started and didn't play until Week 10. He got his chances after finally finding the field, though. He finished with 375 total yards in eight games. Sims struggled to get much going on the ground, averaging just 2.8 yards per carry. He did better in the passing game, catching 19 passes. The Bucs' offense was a mess last year, though, so don't count out Sims for a bigger role this year. He could emerge as the starter at some point this year but should at least be the top third-down back for the team. Sims is a very good receiver out of the backfield. He isn't much of an inside runner but can make plays on the outside and can get downhill in a hurry. He doesn't have blazing speed but gets to his second level pretty quickly, which is an asset for any back.

Fantasy Outlook: Injury Concern
Sims has some potential if he gets the touches. He might be worth a grab as a low-end No. 3 or 4 back. Expect his touches in the passing game to increase this year, giving him a little more value in PPR leagues. He could get 45 or so receptions and 600 total yards with a few scores.

 #65  Reggie Bush Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 297  Rush: 76San FranciscoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Bush saw a big drop in production his second season with the Lions. He did miss some time because of injury, which hurt his numbers, but he served as more of pass-catching back than an every-down back. Bush had about few fewer yards receiving than rushing, finishing with 550 total yards in 11 games. He had 40 receptions, giving him 94 in two seasons with the Lions. At this stage of his career, Bush is more of a third-down back than anything. He 30 years old and has a lot of touches under his belt. He should serve this third-down role with the 49ers this season. Bush still has pretty explosive speed with great moves in the open field. He has struggled with some consistency issues in the past but done better in that area later in his career. Bush can still be a playmaker in the open field. He has struggled with injuries throughout his career, playing a full season twice in eight years.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Bush still has some value in PPR formats but last season was the beginning of his downward trend. He won't return to past form, producing top numbers as a rusher and receiver. We just don't see that happening - even with a move to a new team. Bush can still get around 600 or 700 total yards and a few scores with 35 receptions.

 #66  Toby Gerhart Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 326  Rush: 101JacksonvilleBye: 8 
 
Player News:
A move to Jacksonville was supposed to be a big break for Gerhart, but that wasn't the case last season. He got his chance to start some games but didn't grab hold of the full-time starter's job and did very little with his chances. He had double-digit carries four times but his season high in rushing yards was just 54-rushing yards. Gerhart averaged 3.2 yards per carry, failing to find much room to run. Gerhart is more of a backup than starter, showing that last season. He can fill a backup role well, though. Gerhart lacks breakaway speed, but is a very good between the tackles runner that does well in finishing his runs. He isn't a bad receiver out of the backfield or blocker, which helps his case to find the field. Gerhart might not be the best athlete on the field, but he is a gamer.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Gerhart had his shot last season but didn't make the most of it. He is a deep reserve for fantasy teams. He might get around 600 total yards and a few scores.

 #67  Khiry Robinson Yr: 2014  TDs: 3  Yds: 362  Rush: 76New OrleansBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Robinson was getting a decent amount of work early in the season before breaking his arm. He returned the last three games of the year but watching Mark Ingram get most of the carries at running back. Robinson had 18 or more carries two of the first five games. He averaged a solid 4.8 yards per carry for the season. The Saints like his ability and seem to think he could be an every-down back. Robinson has good speed but enough power to make plays inside. He has a good build for the running back position. He'll need to improve as a receiver if he hopes to play a big role in this offense.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Robinson has some sleeper potential but is going to be in a crowded backfield, hurting his potential for a breakout season. He is going to be up and down as the No. 3 back for the Saints. He can get around 500 total yards and two touchdowns.

 #68  Theo Riddick Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 51  Rush: 20DetroitBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Riddick got the most work of his career last season and played well, serving as a top pass-catching back for the Lions. He finished with 34 receptions and four receiving touchdowns. He has a chance to be the top change-of-pace back for the Lions from day one this season but has plenty of competition for touches this year, which clouds his playing time. Riddick isn't a great runner but is a top receiver out of the backfield. He is a little small to be an every-down back but is a playmaker.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Riddick probably won't get many more touches than last season. He has more value in PPR formats than standard leagues. He can finish with 400 or 500 total yards and three or so scores.

 #69  Jay Ajayi MiamiBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Ajayi dropped a little farther than expected during the draft but lands in a good spot to earn a role with the Dolphins. He could move up the depth chart in a hurry and challenge for a starting job if he performs well with his new team. Ajayi has great moves in space and is tough to bring down once he gets the ball in his hands. He catches the ball pretty well and has the makeup to be a three-down back in the league. Ajayi will try to make the big play too much, though, and will need to do a better job of hitting the hole in a hurry in the NFL. He likely is the top backup for the Dolphins his rookie season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Ajayi probably has more value in a season or two. He won't produce big this year unless injury occurs. Expect around 600 total yards and a few scores, making him a deep reserve for fantasy teams.

 #70  Benny Cunningham Yr: 2014  TDs: 3  Yds: 246  Rush: 66St LouisBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Cunningham served as the top backup for the Rams last season and got a bunch of work as the top pass-catching back on the team. Cunningham had 45 receptions. He finished with 598 total yards and four touchdowns. Cunningham falls to third on the depth chart this season, though, with Todd Gurley and Tre Mason ahead of him. Cunningham is a small back but runs with power and has good moves in the open field. He catches the ball well and is good in blitz pickup.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Cunningham isn't likely to top his numbers from last season and should see a dip in production with a little less playing time. Expect around 400 total yards and three or so scores with 25 receptions.

 #71  David Cobb TennesseeBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Cobb is another productive back to come out of Minnesota, putting up big numbers in a starting role in college. He was taken by the Titans in the draft and could have a chance to grab a big playing role his rookie season. Cobb will have a legit chance to move up the depth chart and challenge Bishop Sankey for the starter's job. Cobb isn't really a speed back but does well between the tackles and churning out yards. He has good size for the position and is tough to bring down with the ball in his hands. He lacks a bit of a second gear, though, and isn't going to break off many long runs.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Cobb is worth a late-round look come draft day. He'll get his chance if Sankey doesn't produce. Cobb should be taken as a low-end No. 3 or 4 back for fantasy teams. He can get around 600 total yards and three or so scores.

 #72  Chris Polk Yr: 2014  TDs: 4  Yds: 172  Rush: 46HoustonBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Polk wasn't much of a factor in the Eagles' offense until late in the season when he started to get some goal-line chances. Polk scored three touchdowns the last three games of the season. He had just 46 carries for the season, though, and double-digit carries just once. He is third on the depth chart at running back but gets some work in that role. Polk isn't a power back by any means but can run inside pretty well and has good moves in space. He also catches the ball pretty well, giving him more value in this offense.

Fantasy Outlook:  
If Polk gets the goal-line work this season, his value goes way up. But we aren't sure that is a given. He might be worth a late-round grab but that is about it. His yards won't be good enough to warrant grabbing him earlier in your draft. He might get a few hundred total yards and a few scores.

 #73  Ben Tate Yr: 2014  TDs: 4  Yds: 371  Rush: 119PittsburghBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Tate was supposed to emerge as the starting back for the Browns last season but couldn't even keep his roster spot with the team all season. Tate played in eight games and ran for 333 yards with the Browns, averaging just 3.1 yards per carry. Tate was picked up by the Vikings late in the season and had 13 carries in three games with them. Tate had a season to forget last year. He'll try to win a roster spot as a top backup this year. Tate had some great seasons with the Texans but seems to be more of a product of their system. Tate is a one-cut runner that hits the hole in a hurry and can get to the next level with little effort. Tate also has good size, giving him the ability to run over would-be tacklers. Tate is just a so-so pass catcher out of the backfield.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Tate had his chance to shine last season but couldn't, making him a bust for fantasy teams. Don't expect a turnaround this season. He might be worth a roster spot as a No. 4 or 5 back but that is about it. He could get a few hundred total yards.

 #74  Bernard Pierce Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 366  Rush: 93JacksonvilleBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Pierce had a chance to run away with the starting job last season because of the Ray Rice suspension, but lost out on the starting gig to Justin Forsett. Pierce struggled with his chances for the second straight season, averaging 3.9 yards per carry. He had double-digit carries just two times all year and finished with just fewer than 400 total yards. His career hasn't taken off as expected, looking more like a No. 2 or 3 back than an NFL starter. He'll compete for that role with the Jaguars this season. Pierce is more of a between the tackles runner, a good one-cut runner. He doesn't have top speed but can make some big plays when given the chance. Pierce has good size for the position and can make some moves in space.

Fantasy Outlook:  
His career is trending the wrong way. It wouldn't surprise to see his touches decrease even more this year - even with a move to a new team. Pierce just isn't getting the job done. He might get around 300 total yards with a score or two. Fantasy teams should be wary.

 #75  Shonn Greene Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 392  Rush: 94---Bye:  
 
Player News:
Greene battled some injury and was in and out of the starting lineup for the Titans last season. He had his best game of the season his last game, rushing 11 times for 94 yards. Greene finished with just 392-rushinbg yards but did average a decent 4.2 yards per carry. Greene will be 30 years old shortly before the season starts, so his days of starting might be over. He is best suited as a backup right now. Greene is a powerful back that does a good job of running between the tackles. He hits the hole in a hurry. He has battled some fumbling issues throughout his career, though, and doesn't make many big plays in the running game. Greene lacks breakaway speed, especially at this stage of his career.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Greene isn't a very exciting fantasy back. He has a little touchdown potential but his yardage totals won't be great in a reserve role. He could get around 400 yards and a couple scores, making him a deep reserve for fantasy teams.

 #76  James Starks Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 333  Rush: 85Green BayBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Starks got less work as the top backup to Eddie Lacy this past season. He topped 50-rushing yards just once and had double-digit carries just twice. Starks wasn't too bad with his chances, though, having 473 total yards. Starks serves his role well as a top backup. He has starting experience and past success in that role. Starks hits the hole in a hurry and does pretty well between the tackles. He can run with some power because of his size. He isn't a finesse runner. Starks is doing a much better job of making the right read when running the ball and catches the ball pretty well out of the backfield.

Fantasy Outlook:  
As long as Eddie Lacy is healthy, Starks doesn't have much value. He won't get many touches in his current role, limiting his fantasy value. He could get around 400 total yards and a score or two.

 #77  Mike Tolbert Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 78  Rush: 37CarolinaBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Tolbert missed some time last season with a broken leg. He didn't get a ton of touches when healthy, though, having 49 touches in eight games. His season high in carries was seven and he failed to top 100-rushing yards on the year. Tolbert can still serve as a solid starting fullback but isn't going to get a ton of touches in that role. Tolbert has very good size, but has some burst and does well at hitting the hole in a hurry. He isn't going to run away from a ton of defenders, but can do well in spurts. His lack of big-play ability hurts his chances to be an every-down back but he does well in getting some work at running back and serving as a fullback. He also is a solid pass catcher out of the backfield.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Tolbert is losing fantasy value. His touches are decreasing and he failed to score a touchdown last season. Tolbert probably is a guy to avoid come draft day at this stage of his career. He could get a few hundred total yards with a score or two but that is about it.

 #78  DeAngelo Williams Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 219  Rush: 62PittsburghBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Williams had injury issues last season, missing a bunch of time. He also didn't do much when playing. Williams had double-digit carries four times but topped 40-rushing yards just one of those games. Williams averaged just 3.5 yards per carry for the season. He was healthy for the playoffs but got just six carries in two games, watching Jonathan Stewart enjoy much success. Williams is more of a complimentary back at this stage of his career. He is 32 years old, so his best days are likely behind him. He is expected to be the No. 2 back for the Steelers this year, playing behind LeVeon Bell. Williams has plenty of starting experience and success, topping 1,000-rushing yards two times during his career. Williams is a big-play back. He also will run with some power, but is a home-run threat with the ball in his hands. Williams is a much more patient runner than earlier in his career and can help in the passing game.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Williams isn't a great fantasy option any more but could help in a pinch if he starts getting consistent playing time. Remember, he could start a few games early in the year for the Steelers with Bell likely suspended to start the year. Williams could be worth using for a few weeks in the starting role. We don't expect much from Williams besides that, finishing with around 600 total yards and maybe a touchdown or two.

 #79  Jacquizz Rodgers Yr: 2014  TDs: 1  Yds: 217  Rush: 58ChicagoBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Rodgers saw a big dip in production last season, getting a lot less work compared to the past few years. He had 29 receptions after getting 52 catches the previous season. Rodgers had just 390 total yards for the year. Rodgers should play a similar role this season for the Bears. He'll get some occasional carries but more work in the passing game. Rodgers is a small back with good moves and solid speed. Rodgers does well as a receiver and hits the hole in a hurry when given a chance to run the ball. Rodgers is really small, though, which is why he is suited to be a third-down back more than a starter.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Rodgers has some value in PPR leagues but that is about it. We expect his numbers to improve a little this season but not back to his previous years. He can get around 500 total yards and a few scores with 35 or so receptions.

 #80  Lance Dunbar Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 99  Rush: 29DallasBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Dunbar got some work on passing downs as the No. 3 back for the Cowboys last season but that was about it. He caught 19 passes for 212 yards while rushing for fewer than 100 yards. Dunbar has some value as a third-down back but that is about it. He doesn't have the size to be an every-down back but can do well in space. He has good moves in the open field and speed to make the big play.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Dunbar might have a little value in PPR formats but that is about it. He won't get much work in the offense and when he gets the work, you never know when it will come. Expect around 400 total yards with 25 receptions.

 #81  Donald Brown Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 223  Rush: 85San DiegoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Brown fell down the depth chart some, serving as the No. 3 back for the Chargers much of last season. He got a little work in that role, getting his chances in passing downs more than anything. Brown had 29 receptions but just 85 carries. He should serve a similar role this season, helping in the passing game while getting sporadic work carrying the ball. Brown has good speed and moves in well in space. He still doesn't have ideal size, hurting his chances to be an every-down back. He catches the ball well, though, and can be an asset some in the passing game. Brown struggles with consistency and lacks some big-play ability.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Brown is another back with more value in PPR formats, making him worth a look as a No. 4 back. He can get around 35 receptions but don't expect big total yardage numbers. He'll get around 500 yards and a score or two.

 #82  Jordan Todman Yr: 2014  TDs: 1  Yds: 186  Rush: 32CarolinaBye: 5 
 
Player News:
It took a while but Todman had his best game of the season the last game of the year, having 98 total yards and a touchdown. He had scores each of the last two games, having 174 total yards in those games. Todman has a chance to be the change of pace back for the Panthers this season. He had 25 receptions and could improve on that this season. Todman is a small back, but has top speed and good moves in space. He keeps improving every season as a receiver, giving him more and more playing time.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Todman could be a help as a No. 4 back this season. We could see him producing better numbers as a third-down option for the Panthers. He can finish with around 600 total yards and a few scores. His reception totals should around 30 or so.

 #83  Marcel Reece Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 85  Rush: 21OaklandBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Reece continues to do a good job as the starting fullback for the Raiders. He doesn't get many chances to run the ball but does well in the passing game. He had 37 receptions last season, giving him 25 or more receptions five straight seasons. He continues to be a big part of the Raiders passing game. Reece is a big back that catches the ball very well and runs good routes for a running back. He is tough to bring down in the open field and can be a matchup problem for the opposition.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Reece is worth consideration in PPR formats but that is about it. He won't get enough total yards to be worth owning in other formats. But for PPR leagues, he'll get you around 35 receptions, which gives him obvious value.

 #84  Dexter McCluster Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 131  Rush: 40TennesseeBye: 4 
 
Player News:
McCluster was a bit of a flop in his first season with the Titans. He didn't get a ton of work in the offense, having 66 total touches. Most of his work was as a receiver, catching 26 passes. The Titans claim to want to get him more involved in the offense this season but nothing is certain after last season. Before last season, McCluster had 50-plus receptions two straight seasons. McCluster has top speed and great moves in space. He catches the ball well out of the backfield and also does well lining up as a receiver.

Fantasy Outlook:  
McCluster has some value in PPR formats. We would expect him to be more involved in the offense this season. The Titans need weapons offensively and McCluster can help, so it makes sense to get him more touches. Expect around 40 receptions and 400 or 500 total yards.

 #85  Knowshon Moreno Yr: 2014  TDs: 1  Yds: 148  Rush: 31MiamiBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Moreno tore his ACL in Week 6 and missed the rest of the season. He was hurt off and on even before that injury, playing three of five games. Moreno did have a 100-yard game to open the season but was a nonfactor the rest of the year. Moreno is 28 years old and coming off another major injury. The chances of him having a huge impact this season doesn't look great. He'll likely play a reserve role, serving as a No. 2 or 3 back once he gets back to health. Moreno has three seasons with 1,000-plus total yards. He is a big-play back with top speed but also enough size to move the pile. Moreno has lacked some consistency throughout his career. He also has battled injury often as evident by last season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Moreno might be worth a late-round grab but expect him to be slowed early in the year because of the injury. He might not be much of a help for fantasy teams until later in the season. And even at that point, it could be a stretch to think Moreno will be a big producer. He could get around 700 total yards and a few scores if all goes well.

 #86  Stepfan Taylor Yr: 2014  TDs: 1  Yds: 208  Rush: 63ArizonaBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Taylor got some chances to start late in the season but wasn't much of a factor in that role. He had double-digit carries three times but his season high in rushing yards was just 61. Taylor averaged just 3.3 yards per carry and is likely to open this season third on the depth chart. Taylor isn't a flashy back but a well-rounded back that does a little bit of everything well. He isn't a huge home-run threat but has decent speed and will make some plays to the outside. He catches the ball well and does a good job as a blocker. He probably isn't suited to be an every-down back but could help in a third-down role.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Taylor has some reception and total yardage potential but don't expect big numbers as his touches will be sporadic. He could get around 20 receptions and 300 total yards. Don't expect him to match his touchdown total (4) of last season.

 #87  Dri Archer Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 40  Rush: 10PittsburghBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Archer had 17 touches his rookie season and was inactive many weeks. He didn't get a whole lot of chances with Le'Veon Bell having a breakout season in all facets of the running game. Archer will try to grab the change-of-pace role at running back this season. He has some potential in that role. Archer has track speed, great moves in space and big-play ability. He is very small, though, lacking power and strength.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Archer should get more work as a returner than running back. He might get a few more chances in the passing game but don't expect big production. He might get 300 or 400 total yards with around 20 receptions.

 #88  DuJuan Harris Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 64  Rush: 16MinnesotaBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Harris had just 16 carries as the No. 3 back for the Packers last season. He gets a chance with a new team this year, signing with the Vikings during the offseason. He'll try to win a roster spot. Harris isn't a very big back but has speed and does well in space. He also isn't afraid to run between the tackles despite a lack of size. Harris isn't a great receiver just but making strides in that area.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Harris is a stretch for fantasy teams. He'll be lucky to get 200 total yards unless injury hits.

 #89  Pierre Thomas Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 222  Rush: 45New OrleansBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Thomas didn't get as much work carrying the ball last season but did well as the top pass-catching back for the Saints. He finished with 45 receptions for 378 yards and a touchdown. His season high in rushes was just eight, though, and he failed to get more than 225-rushing yards on the season. Thomas is best suited as a third-down or change-of-pace back at this stage of his career (31 years old). He can still get that job done in that role. Thomas isn't a huge back, but has good speed and moves. He does have durability concerns, playing a full season just twice in eight years.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Thomas' value peaked a few years back. He might be worth an outside look in PPR formats but that is about it. He could get around 400 total yards and 35 receptions.

 #90  Shaun Draughn Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 19  Rush: 10ClevelandBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Draughn was on a few different rosters last season but got his only carries with the Chargers, rushing 10 times for 16 yards. He finished the season with the Browns but didn't get any touches offensively. At this point, Draughn is just fighting for an NFL roster spot. His biggest asset might be his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield. He can be an asset in the passing game. He'll challenge for a roster spot this season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Draughn is just trying to get a job, so don't bother with him come draft day. If all goes well, he could get a few hundred total yards.

 #91  Ka'Deem Carey ChicagoBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Carey was the top backup for the Bears last season but didn't get much work in that role. He had double-digit carries just once and ran 36 times for the season. He didn't do too badly with his chances, though, averaging 4.4 yards per carry. He has some competition for the top backup job this season, having Jeremy Langford to compete with for the job. Carey isn't a huge back but gets downhill quickly and does well in churning out the yards. Carey isn't a great receiver but is improving in that role. He lacks elite speed for a running back, which could hold him back from starting in this league.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Carey won't get much playing time but would be worth a look if Matt Forte went down with injury. He has some potential in an expanded role. But for now, expect around 400 total yards and maybe a score or two in a backup role.

 #92  Trent Richardson Yr: 2014  TDs: 3  Yds: 519  Rush: 159OaklandBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Richardson had another season to forget, struggling as the starter for the Colts. He eventually lost the starting job, falling down the depth chart. Richardson averaged just 3.2 yards per carry and didn't top 80-rushing yards in a game despite having double-digit carries six times. Richardson got his chances but produced little, which has been a trend in recent seasons for him. Richardson heads to Oakland this season to serve as the top backup for his new team, looking to resurrect his career. Richardson has been a huge bust to date. He is a big back with pretty good speed. He is a physical runner that does well in finding the hole and making plays after contact. He is an improving receiver and doesn't do too badly in the screen game. Richardson doesn't have breakaway speed, though, and has a hard time breaking many plays to the outside. Richardson also tends to dance around too much before hitting the hole, causing him to lose valuable yards.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Richardson's recent trend is cause for concern. We don't see him suddenly turning it around. He is going to have a hard time getting the amount of touches he had in recent seasons. Richardson might be worth a late-round grab come draft day but that is about it. Expect around 500 total yards and a few scores.

 #93  Bryce Brown Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 126  Rush: 36BuffaloBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Brown was third on the depth chart most of the season for the Bills, getting few chances in the running game. He was most effective as a receiver when playing, catching 16 passes in limited action. He had two games with six or more receptions. Brown averaged just 3.5 yards per carry, though, failing to make many plays as a rusher. He'll battle for a backup job this season. Brown is a big back that runs with power but also has speed to get to the next level in a hurry. He made a lot of big plays his rookie season but wasn't quite as explosive the past few years. He also isn't a bad receiver but needs to improve some in that area to get more work offensively.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Brown didn't get as much work as expected last year but has a chance to improve on that this season. He could get a few more touches. That doesn't mean he is worth a roster spot, though. Brown remains a bit of a stretch. He could get around 400 or 500 total yards with a score or two.

 #94  Peyton Hillis Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 115  Rush: 26New York GiantsBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Hillis had his season cut short because of a concussion. He was getting some work before getting injured, having 202 total yards through nine weeks of the season. Hillis was more of a factor in the passing game, catching 10 passes on the season. Hillis has done little since his monster '10 season. His rushing totals have decreased each of the past four seasons. Hillis is a very big back but lacks speed and isn't much of a big-play threat. He does catch the ball very well, though, and is a good blocker. He has some value on an NFL roster because of past success and starting experience.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Hillis isn't near the option of past seasons. He will be hard pressed to get many touches, making him a big stretch for fantasy teams. He might get 100 or 200 total yards with a score but that is about it.

 #95  Ray Rice ---Bye:  
 
Player News:
Rice didn't play a down last season because of a domestic issue off the field. He had a chance to sign with a team after being released by the Ravens, but no team wanted to take a chance on him. This isn't a good sign for Rice going forward. He could get a chance to play his way back into the league but things don't look great for him at age 28 and coming off his worst season as a pro. Rice could help in a reserve role in the right situation. Rice is a good between the tackles runner for his size, but has game-breaking speed and good moves in the open field when healthy. He has very good vision and does a good job of setting up his blocks. He does have a ton of touches throughout the course of his career, though, and you aren't sure how he'll play after missing all of the previous season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Rice might be worth a look as a deep reserve but he is an obvious risk. We don't see him getting a starting job and producing his past big numbers. Remember, he had a terrible year before sitting out last year. He was trending down before the off the field incident. He could get around 600 total yards and a few scores if all goes well for him.

 #96  Jackie Battle Yr: 2014  TDs: 1  Yds: 9  Rush: 5TennesseeBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Battle had five rushes and five receptions as the starting fullback for the Titans. He got very little work offensively but helped as a blocker. He has some value as a fullback for NFL teams, a role he'll compete for this season. Battle isn't a huge back but has some speed and runs with a little power. He doesn't do a whole lot at receiver (38 career receptions) but has decent hands. Battle does lack some explosion and big-play ability, which holds him back from getting more work offensively. He is more of a straight ahead, plodding runner.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Battle isn't getting nearly as much work as past seasons. He isn't worth taking for fantasy teams. He'll be lucky to get more than 200 total yards for the season.

 #97  Karlos Williams BuffaloBye: 8 
 
Player News:
The Bills added another back to the mix, taking Williams in the fifth round of this year's draft. He'll likely be the No. 3 or 4 back for the Bills his rookie season. He'll get some weekly chances because of his big-play ability. He can get to the next gear in a hurry and has good moves in space. He is a little suspect between the tackles, though, and runs a little too upright for the position.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Williams will get sporadic work his rookie season. He could get around 500 total yards and a few scores. His value will be better in a few seasons after he moves up the depth chart for the team.

 #98  Mike Davis San FranciscoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
The 49ers added some depth to their running back position, grabbing Davis in the fourth round of the draft. Davis is a small back but is a power back that can churn out the yards and knock down would-be tacklers. He lacks a bit of a second gear, though, and isn't a huge big-play threat. He'll likely be No .3 or 4 on the depth chart his rookie season for the 49ers.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Davis doesn't have a lot of potential his rookie season. He won't be on the field too much unless injury occurs. Expect around 400 total yards with a score or two.

 #99  Jeremy Langford ChicagoBye: 7 
 
Player News:
The Bears used a fourth-round pick on Langford, hoping to find the eventual replacement for Matt Forte. For now, Langford likely serves as the top backup for the team. Langford can do it all at running back. He can make big plays, run between the tackles and does very well as a receiver. He could bulk up a little and make more plays after contact to be a true three-down back in the NFL.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Langford doesn't have much potential unless Forte gets hurt. Until that happens, Langford probably isn't worth a roster spot unless you want to use him as a handcuff for Forte. He could get 400 or 500 total yards with a score or two.

 #100  Cameron Artis-Payne CarolinaBye: 5 
 
Player News:
The Panthers added some much-needed depth at running back by drafting Artis-Payne in the fifth round of this year's draft. Artis-Payne has a good chance to be the top backup for the Panthers his rookie season. He doesn't have great competition for the job but won't be handed anything. Artis-Payne does a good job of setting up his blocks and making plays between the tackles. He isn't much of a home-run threat, though, and lacks some explosion for the position.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Artis-Payne probably won't get enough work to help fantasy teams. But if Jonathan Stewart gets hurt, he'll be worth adding. Expect an up and down rookie season in a reserve role, getting around 500 total yards with a couple scores.

 #101  Javorius Allen BaltimoreBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Allen was drafted by the Ravens and will challenge for a backup job with his new team. He has some competition for carries, though, and might have a hard time finding the field as a rookie. Allen brings some good things to the table, though. He is an effective runner between the tackles but also has enough speed to bounce plays to the outside. Allen doesn't always make the right reads, though, and will lose some yards on occasion. He could improve his vision some to be a more complete back.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Allen could see the field a little his rookie season but don't expect a ton of playing time. He might get 300 or 400 total yards in a reserve role, making him a stretch for fantasy teams.

 #102  Matt Jones WashingtonBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Jones was taken by the Redskins in the third round of this year's draft. He'll compete for the No. 2 or 3 running back job his rookie season. Jones does a good job of hitting the hole in a hurry and sets up his blocks well. He lacks some breakaway speed, though, and doesn't have great vision just yet. Jones does catch the ball pretty well and could find his way into a third-down role early in his career.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Jones will get some touches in an offense that should suit him pretty well. He isn't worth taking as anything more than a low-end No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy back. He should get around 500 total yards with a couple scores.

 #103  Bilal Powell Yr: 2014  TDs: 1  Yds: 141  Rush: 33New York JetsBye: 5 
 
Player News:
The addition of Chris Johnson meant a big dropoff in touches for Powell last season. He had just 44 touches for the season after gaining nearly 1,000 total yards the previous year. Powell is likely to be the No. 3 back again this season but could get a little more work with Johnson gone. Powell is more of a power back, doing well as a downhill runner and between the tackles. He doesn't have breakaway speed, but is a solid one-cut runner. Powell also catches the ball well and can be an asset in the passing game.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Powell should improve on last season but that doesn't mean he is worth grabbing for fantasy teams. He could get around 20 receptions and 400 total yards, giving him very little fantasy value.

 #104  De'Anthony Thomas Kansas CityBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Thomas was more of a help on special teams than anything but got some work offensively his rookie season. The Chiefs found a way each week to get him some touches, mainly in the passing game. He caught 23 passes compared to 14 rushes. He made plays with his limited work, averaging 8.1 yards per carry. He also returned a punt for a touchdown, making him a key player on special teams. He could get a few more touches offensively this season as the Chiefs try to spark their offense. Thomas is a playmaker. Thomas isn't going to do much on the inside but has great playmaking ability on the outside and in the passing game. He has blazing speed and great moves in space. Thomas lacks some size, though, and is limited in what he can do as a running back.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Thomas will get more touches this season but probably not enough to make him much of a fantasy threat. He has a lot more value in leagues that reward return yardage. But for now, he can get around 500 yards and 30 receptions his second season in the league.

 #105  Josh Robinson IndianapolisBye: 10 
 
Player News:
The Colts added some thump to the running back spot, taking Robinson in the sixth round of this year's draft. Robinson is a little like a pinball, bouncing off tacklers and extending the play. He runs with power and can be a load to bring down in the open field. He is a bit raw, though, having little starting experience. It might take him a little time to get up to speed to the pro game. He should open the season as the No. 3 or 4 back for the Colts.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Robinson isn't going to get enough touches his rookie season to help fantasy teams. He could be a factor in a few more seasons. Expect a few hundred yards with a score or two.

 #106  Christine Michael Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 175  Rush: 34SeattleBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Michael was third on the depth chart once again for the Seahawks but got a few more chances during the season, rushing 34 times for 175 yards. He averaged more than five yards per carry and showed his explosiveness during the season. He should play a similar role this season but could have a larger workload in a year or two. He is just biding his time until Marshawn Lynch hangs it up. Michael has the makeup of a solid NFL back. He runs with a lot of power and is tough to take down because of his very strong legs. He also has speed to make plays to the outside and does a good job of spinning out of tackles. He doesn't have great hands just yet, though, and struggles some in pass protection. He'll need to improve in both those areas if he hopes to be a starter in the NFL.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Michael is capable of the big game but just won't get enough consistent work to be worth grabbing for fantasy teams. We wouldn't be surprised if his touches increase this season but nothing too crazy. He should get around 300 or 400 total yards.

 #107  Steven Jackson Yr: 2014  TDs: 6  Yds: 707  Rush: 190---Bye:  
 
Player News:
Jackson had another subpar season as the starter for the Falcons. He ran for just over 700 yards and averaged 3.7 yards per carry. He had just one 100-yard game and had 60 or more rushing yards just three times all year. Jackson turns 32 before the start of the season and seems likely to play more of a reserve role in 2015. His days of being an every down back seem about over, especially if you consider his effectiveness the past two seasons. And don't forget that Jackson has nearly 3,000 carries for his career. When in his prime, Jackson was the complete package at running back. He has enough speed to break a play to the outside but also isn't afraid to run over a would-be tackler. Jackson is as big as some linebackers, making him a scary proposition for defenses. He does lack a little big-play ability, though, because he isn't as fast as he used to be.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Jackson is a back to avoid. He is on the downside of his career and a bounce-back isn't likely to happen this year. He could get around 600 total yards and four or five scores.

 #108  Mike James Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 37  Rush: 19Tampa BayBye: 6 
 
Player News:
James was third or fourth on the depth chart much of the season, getting just 19 carries for the Bucs. He'll have a chance to work his way up this season but nothing is certain right now. James has flashed some pretty good things with past chances, which bodes well for his future. James isn't a top athlete but does everything pretty well. He is a willing blocker, can catch the ball and has enough speed to make some plays to the outside. He is more of a tough runner, though, and makes his mark as a power back.

Fantasy Outlook:  
James doesn't have a whole lot of upside in this offense as the No. 2 or 3 back. He'll have a hard time finding the field and producing big numbers when playing. He'll get some work but look for a season with around 300 total yards and a score or two.

 #109  Aaron Ripkowski Green BayBye: 7 
 
 #110  Michael Burton DetroitBye: 9 
 
Player News:
The Lions used a fifth-round pick on Burton, hoping to find a starting fullback for the coming seasons. Burton isn't much of a runner or pass catcher, but blocks well and can be an asset in the passing game. His work offensively should be more as a blocker than anything.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Burton might catch a few passes and get a couple carries but not enough to help fantasy teams. His value comes as a blocker, which won't help fantasy teams.

 #111  Jerick McKinnon Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 538  Rush: 113MinnesotaBye: 5 
 
Player News:
McKinnon was on his way to starting for the Vikings before suffering a back injury that required surgery. The good news is he should be ready for the start of this season with no issues. McKinnon was performing well as the starter for the Vikings before getting injured. He had two 100-yard games and averaged 4.8 yards per carry. McKinnon had 673 total yards in 11 games for the Vikings. He also did well as a receiver, catching 27 passes. He has the makeup to be a starter in this league and should have the inside track to be the top backup for the Vikings as long as he is healthy. McKinnon is a very good athlete. He is a strong kid with good speed and playmaking ability. He has a little big-play ability and is an improving receiver out of the backfield.

Fantasy Outlook:  
McKinnon was a surprise last year. He'll have a hard time repeating his numbers from last year but he has some value if Adrian Peterson can't hold up, which is possible after last season. McKinnon is worth a late-round grab. He can get around 500 total yards and a few scores.

 #112  Brandon Bolden Yr: 2014  TDs: 1  Yds: 89  Rush: 28New EnglandBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Bolden had just 30 touches all season and his season-high in carries was just five. He got very little work in the running game for the Patriots. He has a ton to compete with for carries but should keep a roster spot because of his strong play on special teams. Bolden is a big back that runs with some power but also has plenty of speed. He does well between the tackles and churning out the yards. Bolden is an improved pass catcher, but still not great in that area.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Bolden doesn't have much potential at this point in this offense. He'll be lucky to top 100 total yards.

 #113  Marcus Murphy New OrleansBye: 11 
 
 #114  John Kuhn Yr: 2014  TDs: 1  Yds: 85  Rush: 24Green BayBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Kuhn once again got most of his work in a fullback role for the Packers and served that role well. He didn't get many offensive touches but did score once and had 24 carries at running back. He continues to be more of an asset as a blocker than anything. Kuhn isn't a fast back, but runs with power and does well in short-yardage situations. He also isn't a bad pass catcher, making a few plays in the passing game the pat few seasons.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Kuhn doesn't have much value at all. He could get a few scores but you never know when they'll come, making him a risk to use. He might get around 100 total yards.

 #115  Anthony Dixon Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 432  Rush: 105BuffaloBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Dixon actually found his way back into the starting lineup because of injury and didn't have a bad season, especially compared to the past few years. He averaged 4.1 yards per carry and finished just shy of 500 total yards. Dixon did have four games with double-digits, though, and his season high in yards was just 54. Dixon can help in a reserve role, a role he'll compete for this season. Dixon is a big back that isn't brought down easy and does a good job of moving the pile. He is more of a finisher than big-play threat. Dixon doesn't have much speed and won't make many plays on the outside.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Dixon might have a hard time repeating last season, making him a stretch for fantasy teams. He might get a few hundred total yards with a score or two.

 #116  Leon Washington Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 57  Rush: 13TennesseeBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Washington had just one carry last season with the Patriots before being released. He signed with the Titans but didn't get any offensive touches with his new team. At age 32 (when the season starts), Washington could be about done in the NFL. His biggest asset through the years has been as a return man. Washington has eight career return touchdowns. Washington makes things happen with the ball in his hands. He has great moves and is tough to bring down in the open field. Washington has quick feet and good strength for his size. He can be an effective third-down or change of pace back (three seasons with 25-plus receptions). He has topped 500-rushing yards just twice.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Washington isn't a guy to draft anymore. He isn't going to see a sudden spike in work. He'll be lucky to just earn a roster spot.

 #117  Ryan Williams DallasBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Williams didn't get into a game last season, playing on the Cowboys practice squad all year. He was signed by the team after the season and will compete for a roster spot this season. Williams is young enough (25) to get it going but needs to start showing something right now. Williams is a big-play back capable of taking it to the house every time he touches the ball. He makes plays happen in space. He also runs with some power, though, and has good vision. Williams has a lot of ability but needs to show he can stay healthy and produce in a prominent role. And Williams also needs to prove he hasn't lost a step because of all his injuries.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Williams had plenty of upside early in his career but that seems to have all but faded away. He could get some chances this season but don't count on many.

 #118  Edwin Baker Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 2  Rush: 1New OrleansBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Baker had just a carry last season and was on the Saints practice squad much of the year. He re-signed with the team after the season and will compete for a roster spot. Baker has gotten little playing time since entering the league but flashed a few good things. Baker is a small back but has some good speed and runs with some power. He also catches the ball pretty well.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Baker might get a few more touches but don't expect much. He won't get enough work to help fantasy teams. He'll be lucky to top 200 total yards.

 #119  Ronnie Brown Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 63  Rush: 20San DiegoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Brown fell down the depth chart last season and didn't get much work for the Chargers, finishing with 25 total touches. He had 107 total yards on the season. Brown is 33 years old and might be running out of time to keep an NFL roster spot. Brown is a pretty big back with decent speed and big-play ability. He seems to lack some of the burst of past seasons, though. And Brown is an injury risk, playing a full season just three times in his career. Brown does catch the ball well, having 30-plus catches six times during his career.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Brown's numbers are going the wrong way. You have to wonder if he is going to even play in the NFL this season. We would just go with other options. His best days are behind him.

 #120  Travaris Cadet Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 32  Rush: 10New EnglandBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Cadet got the most work of his career last season, setting career highs across the board. He got most of his chances in the passing game, catching 38 passes for 296 yards and a touchdown. He did well as a third-down back for the Saints, serving that role well. He got very little work running the ball, though, rushing just 10 times for 32 yards. Cadet has a good chance to play a similar role this season, serving as the top pass-catching back for his new team, the Patriots. He has potential in that role, especially in this offense. Cadet has plus speed and good hands. He has good moves in space and is a playmaker. He lacks the ideal size to be a three-down back and does little when getting his chances to run the ball.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Cadet has some value in PPR formats. He'll get his catches in this offense. He might even get a little more work in that area this season, finishing with 45 or so catches. But outside of PPR formats, don't bother with Cadet come draft day.

 #121  Daryl Richardson New York JetsBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Richardson spent all of last season on the Jets practice squad. He didn't get in a regular season game, failing to get an offensive touch all season. Richardson has some past success with the Rams but done next to nothing in recent seasons. He will compete for a roster spot this year. Richardson might be best suited for third-down duties. Richardson isn't a huge back but runs with some power and has very good speed to break some big plays. He also isn't a bad receiver, catching 38 passes. He isn't the most patient runner, though, and doesn't do a great job between the tackles because of a lack of size.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Richardson is running out of time. Even if he makes a roster, don't expect much. He has a long way to go to be fantasy relevant once again.

 #122  Tommy Bohanon Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 3  Rush: 1New York JetsBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Bohanon broke his collarbone early in the season, missing about the entire year. He had three touches before getting hurt. As long as he is healthy, Bohanon should be the starting fullback for the Jets. In two seasons, Bohanon has 31 touches. He lacks some speed but catches the ball alright and can make plays in short-yardage situations.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Bohanon is a hit or miss fantasy player. He might have a few weeks with good reception totals but you just never know when they'll happen.

 #123  LaMichael James Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 9  Rush: 5MiamiBye: 5 
 
Player News:
James had five carries between the 49ers and Dolphins last season. He signed with the Dolphins after getting let go by the 49ers early in the season. The Dolphins had all sorts of running back issues, but James couldn't crack the lneup, which isn't a good sign. He is just fighting for his NFL life right now. James isn't a big back but has great moves and speed. He is tough to bring down in the open field. James really gets to the next level in a hurry. He isn't a great between the tackles runner, though, and tries to break too many plays to the outside.

Fantasy Outlook: Injury Concern
James seems to have some potential but hasn't lived up to that potential. He isn't worth the risk for fantasy teams unless he starts finding the field on a regular basis.

 #124  Antone Smith Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 144  Rush: 23AtlantaBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Smith didn't get a ton of touches last year but made plenty of big plays with his chances. He scored five touchdowns on just 36 total touches. Smith averaged more than six yards per carry and 17.1 yards per reception. Smith broke his leg in Week 11 and had to miss the rest of the year. The good news for Smith is he made plays when given the chance, so he could move up the depth chart this season. Smith is a small back but shifty and runs with some power despite his size. He also catches the ball, which is another plus for playing time for Smith. He is a playmaker, giving him a good chance to get a few more chances this season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Smith was hit or miss last year, but made plenty of big plays. He has potential with a few more touches but he'll be an inconsistent fantasy play. And we wouldn't count on him making so many big plays this year. That will be hard to duplicate. But for now, he can still produce some in a backup role, getting five or so touches per week. Expect around 500 total yards and a few scores.

 #125  Jonathan Grimes Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 153  Rush: 39HoustonBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Grimes was the No. 3 back for the Texans much of the season, getting some work from time to time in a reserve role. He did have double-digit carries twice, but finished with a little over 200 total yards on the year. Expect him to play a similar role this year. He has two pretty good backs ahead of him on the depth chart right now. Grimes has some talent at the running back spot. He is a pretty complete back. He catches the ball pretty well but also can churn out the yards between the tackles. Grimes has good speed and can make plays outside the tackles.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Don't write off Grimes to move up the depth chart. He has some talent. But even with that said, he isn't likely to get a ton of touches in his current role. He might get around 300 or 400 total yards with a score or two.

 #126  Kenny Hilliard HoustonBye: 9 
 
 #127  Kerwynn Williams Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 246  Rush: 53ArizonaBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Williams did nothing until the last four games of the season. He got a chance for an expanded role because of injury at the running back spot. And Williams played very well late in the year. He had a 100-yard game and averaged 4.6 yards per carry. Williams proved his worth to the team and will compete for the No. 2 or 3 running back spot this year. Williams is a shifty back that also does well between the tackles. He isn't the biggest back but has strong legs, making him tough to drag down. Williams needs to work on his receiving skills, though, if he hopes to get more playing time.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Williams isn't going to get a ton of playing time but might be worth a spot play if he starts getting consistent touches. Williams might get around 400 total yards with a score or two.

 #128  Lache Seastrunk DallasBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Seastrunk bounced around a few teams last season before landing on the Titans practice squad for much of the year. He has yet to get an NFL carry in two seasons and is fighting to win a roster spot. Seastrunk is a shifty runner with big-play ability. He isn't going to do much on the inside but will make plays to the outside and in the open field. He does well in making people miss and getting to the next level in a hurry.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Seastrunk has some ability if he gets the chances but hasn't gotten the chances to date, making him a guy to avoid come draft day.

 #129  Daniel Thomas Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 168  Rush: 44ChicagoBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Thomas was the top backup for the Dolphins much of the season because of injury and served that role alright. He didn't get much work (44 carries) but averaged 3.8 yards per carry and scored two touchdowns. His numbers weren't near what they were in past seasons but the move to more of a backup role precipitated the drop in production. He should battle for a No. 2 or 3 back role this year. His days of starting seem about over. Thomas split work with Lamar Miller most of the season but did get a few starts along the way. He had double-digit carries four times and even produced a 100-yard game. But his overall numbers weren't great, finishing with just over 400-rushing yards for the season. Thomas hasn't done much since entering the league despite several chances. Thomas is a big back that runs well between the tackles and does a good job of churning out the tough yards. He has decent moves in the open field, but doesn't have top speed at running back. He isn't much of a home-run threat.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Thomas is a stretch for fantasy teams. It wouldn't surprise to see his numbers dip even more this year. He might get 200 or so total yards with a score or two.

 #130  Marion Grice Yr: 2014  TDs: 1  Yds: 41  Rush: 15ArizonaBye: 9 
 
Player News:
The Cardinals had plenty of injury at running back last season but Grice still couldn't find the field often. He had just 15 carries for 41 yards, which isn't a good sign for him going forward. He is just trying to keep a roster spot right now. Grice isn't much of an inside runner but has good outside running ability and catches the ball well. He is a good route runner that probably is best suited for third-down back duties.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Grice could see a few more touches this year but don't expect a sudden breakout season. He might get around 15 or 20 receptions but his rushing totals should be low.

 #131  Storm Johnson Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 86  Rush: 29JacksonvilleBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Johnson got a few starts his rookie season, which was a surprise, but he didn't do much with those chances. Johnson averaged fewer than three yards per carry and his season high in rushing yards was just 27. Johnson is likely to be the No. 3 or 4 back for the Jaguars this season but could be the top backup with a strong offseason and training camp. Johnson is a bigger back that runs with some power and does well between the tackles. He lacks a little top-notch speed, though, and isn't much of a receiver.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Johnson probably isn't a guy to draft just yet. He might be worth a waiver-wire grab if he starts getting some consistent playing time but that probably won't happen. He'll be up and down from week to week in a reserve role. He might get 300 or so total yards with a score.

 #132  Alfred Blue Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 528  Rush: 169HoustonBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Blue got a couple starts because of injury to Arian Foster and showed well in a starting role for the Texans. He had 156-yard showing in Week 11 against the Browns, which was the highlight of his rookie season. Blue finished with more than 600 total yards and three touchdowns. He should continue to be the top backup for the Texans this season. Blue has good size for the position and is a solid all-around back. He has good size, runs with some power, catches the ball well and has decent moves in the open field. He does lack some explosion, though, which could hold him back from being a top NFL back.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Blue is the handcuff for Foster, so he has fantasy value because of that. He can produce in a starting role, making him worth a later-round grab for fantasy teams. Even if he doesn't start, he can still get around 500 total yard and a few scores in this offense.

 #133  Rex Burkhead Yr: 2014  TDs: 1  Yds: 27  Rush: 9CincinnatiBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Burkhead got the first offensive touches of his career last season, rushing nine times and catching seven passes. He was fourth on the depth chart much of the season, though, getting very little playing time. He has a chance to move up to third on the depth chart this season but don't expect him to be the top backup. Burkhead is a hard working back. He lacks some speed for the running back spot but makes up for that with some toughness. He does well between the tackles and is a pretty good one-cut runner, making defenders miss. He also has pretty good hands and can help as a receiver if asked.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Burkhead will have a hard time finding the field this season once again. He might get a few hundred yards if all goes right for him, making him a reach for fantasy teams.

 #134  Joe McKnight Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 3  Rush: 1Kansas CityBye: 9 
 
Player News:
McKnight finally found his way onto the field in Week 3 for the Chiefs, posting big numbers in the passing game. He caught six passes for 64 yards and two touchdowns. Unfortunately, he tore his Achilles' in practice the following week, ending his season. With the way things have gone for him in recent seasons, you have to wonder if McKnight will find a roster spot this season. His biggest asset is as a return man, having return touchdowns two of the last four seasons. McKnight seems to have the makeup to be a solid third-down back but just hasn't excelled in that role. He is a top athlete with playmaking ability. He has great speed and big-play ability. He lacks the size to be a full-time starter at running back. McKnight also has struggled in his reads and ability to do much after contact.

Fantasy Outlook:  
McKnight might comeback this year but don't expect much if he does. He could get a few hundred yards but likely most of his work on special teams.

 #135  Joey Iosefa Tampa BayBye: 6 
 
 #136  Juwan Thompson Yr: 2014  TDs: 3  Yds: 272  Rush: 54DenverBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Thompson played well in a reserve role his rookie season. He didn't get a ton of work but averaged more than five yards per carry and had just shy of 300 total yards for the year. Thompson proved he could be a solid NFL back. The bad news is the Broncos have a lot of options competing for playing time in the backfield. Thompson is likely to be No. 3 or 4 on the depth chart this year. Thompson does well between the tackles and has enough speed to make the big play to the outside. He has more speed than power but isn't afraid to mix it up if needed.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Thompson has some potential if he gets the touches but it will be hard to predict when his work will come this year, making him a long shot for fantasy teams. He might get 200 or 300 total yards.

 #137  Chris Thompson Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 12  Rush: 3WashingtonBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Thompson was on the Redskins practice squad much of the year before getting signed to the active roster late in the season. He got a little work, finishing with nine touches. He was most effective in the passing game, catching six passes for 27 yards and a touchdown. Thompson will compete to stay on the active roster all season this year. Thompson could be an ideal change-of-pace back. Thompson has speed and good moves in space. Thompson also catches the ball well and is a willing blocker.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Thompson has a chance to grab a larger role this coming year but don't look for a big jump in production. He could get 20 or so receptions and finish with a few hundred total yards with a score a two. He might have some value in deep PPR leagues but that is about it.

 #138  Joe Banyard Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 88  Rush: 21MinnesotaBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Banyard moved up the depth chart because of injury and got some chances late in the year. He finished with 150 total yards, getting most of his touches the last six games of the year. Banyard showed pretty well with his work. He made some plays and showed well in the passing game. He is likely to be the No. 3 or 4 back this year. Banyard seems setup to be a third-down back more than anything. He isn't a big back but has good speed and can make plays in space. He doesn't seem like a three-down candidate, though, lacking the ability to churn out a ton of yards between the tackles.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Banyard could improve a little on last year but don't expect much of a jump. He could get around 200 total yards.

 #139  Alfonso Smith Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 19  Rush: 7San FranciscoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Smith didn't make the 49ers' roster out of the preseason but was re-signed by the team later in the season. He got in a few games near the end of the year, rushing seven times the last three games. He didn't do much with his work, averaging just 2.7 yards per carry. Smith is just trying to win an NFL roster spot this season. He hasn't shown much in four seasons, averaging just 3.2 yards per carry for his career. Smith has good size and runs with some power but doesn't have top speed or great moves in space. He does have decent hands, though, and has made plays at times with his few chances in the passing game.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Smith isn't worth a draft pick. He is a long shot to see a big jump in playing time this season.

 #140  Silas Redd Yr: 2014  TDs: 1  Yds: 75  Rush: 16WashingtonBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Redd was third or fourth on the depth chart much of the season for the Redskins his rookie year. He got a few chances in that role and made a few plays, especially in the passing game. Redd had eight receptions for 107 yards, catching six passes the last three games of the year. Redd had just 16 carries all season, though. He is likely to be the No. 3 or 4 back this season for the Redskins. Redd can do a little bit of everything. He has enough size to run between the tackles and does well as a pass catcher out of the backfield. Redd lacks a little breakaway speed, though, and isn't much of a big-play back.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Redd could get a few more chances this season. He is a pretty solid overall back, giving him the ability to play in most situations. He might get around 300 or 400 total yards with a score or two.

 #141  George Winn Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 73  Rush: 19DetroitBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Winn was fourth on the depth chart much of the season for the Lions but got a little work in that role. He had 19 carries, including 11 in Week 5. Winn averaged 3.8 yards per carry. The Lions have a pretty crowded depth chart at running back but Winn could be the No. 3 this year if all goes well for him. Winn isn't an explosive back but does well between the tackle and can make some plays to the outside. He hasn't got any touches in the passing game to date but can help some in that area. He has decent hands but could improve in that area to get more playing time.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Winn has a chance to get more work this season but that doesn't mean you should take him on your fantasy team. He is a guy likely to get around 300 or 400 total yards, giving him little fantasy value.

 #142  Jalston Fowler TennesseeBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Fowler was taken in the fourth round of this year's draft to serve as the starting fullback for the Titans his rookie season. He is a big back that blocks well but also catches the ball well out of the backfield. He also isn't a bad rusher, having some short-yardage potential as an NFL back. He does lack a little strength and size for the fullback spot, and might need to bulk up some to be an ideal starting fullback.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Fowler isn't going to help many fantasy teams but should improve the Titans rushing attack. He might get a few receptions and the occasional carry, but that is about it.

 #143  Cyrus Gray Yr: 2014  TDs: 1  Yds: 31  Rush: 8Kansas CityBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Gray played three games last season before tearing his ACL, missing the rest of the year. He got a few touches while healthy, rushing eight times for 31 yards and a score. Gray has few touches in three seasons and could struggle to keep a roster spot, coming off a major knee injury. Gray is a well-rounded back that serves his role pretty well. He does well between the tackles and moves well in space despite having good size for the position. Gray runs with power and can move a pile, keeping his legs churning. Gray lacks a little speed, which could hold him back from getting a larger role.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Gray is a risk, getting little work last year while coming off a major injury. Go with safer options.

 #144  Michael Cox Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 33  Rush: 4---Bye:  
 
Player News:
Cox finally got on the field Week 9 last season and played two games before breaking his leg. He had four carries and two receptions before the injury. Cox will try to work his way up the depth chart this season. He hasn't done a whole lot in two seasons with the Giants, having 26 carries for his career. Cox is more of a power back that does well between the tackles but lacks some speed to make plays to the outside.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Cox isn't likely to get many more chances than last season, so don't bother with him on your fantasy roster. He has very little value right now.

 #145  Cedric Peerman Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 43  Rush: 15CincinnatiBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Peerman got little work as the No. 3 back for the Bengals last season. He had 18 touches on the season. At this point, he is just trying to keep a roster spot. Peerman has above-average speed and good moves in the open field. Peerman also has pretty good hands, making him a help on third downs. He lacks some size and strength, which likely holds him back from being a starting back. He should struggle to get playing time once again this season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Peerman has shown some flashes of decent things but just doesn't get enough chances. We don't see that changing this season. Go with better options.

 #146  Zurlon Tipton Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 18  Rush: 10IndianapolisBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Tipton was a non-factor nearly the entire season but got some chances late in the year and had more carries during the playoffs than the regular season. Tipton had just 10 carries during the regular season and 18 carries in three playoff games. Tipton gained the trust of the coaching staff and got a little more work, serving as the top backup for the Colts. He played alright in that role, especially as a pass catcher. He had six catches for 68 yards and a touchdown. Tipton will challenge for the top backup role this year. He lacks a second gear at running back but runs with power and can make people miss a little despite his size. Tipton also catches the ball well for a man of his size, making him an asset in the passing game.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Tipton has a chance to take a step forward this season but still doesn't have much fantasy value in his current role. He won't make a ton of big plays and his touches will be sporadic. He might get 300 or 400 total yards with a few scores.

 #147  Orleans Darkwa Yr: 2014  TDs: 1  Yds: 23  Rush: 9New York GiantsBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Darkwa got some work as a rookie but not much. He ran nine times while catching five passes for 48 yards. His work was few and far between. But he did play some and the Giants have some openings at running back, so Darkwa could earn a bigger role this year with a strong camp and preseason. Darkwa seems setup best to be a change-of-pace back. He catches the ball and can make plays in space. He isn't much of a runner between the tackles, though, and lacks a little explosion at the position.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Darkwa isn't going to get enough work to help fantasy teams. His numbers should rise some this year but don't expect a huge jump. He might get a few hundred total yards.

 #148  Bruce Miller Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 9  Rush: 6San FranciscoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Miller was the starting fullback for the 49ers last year and served the role pretty well. He didn't get many rush attempts but made some plays in the passing game, catching 18 passes for 189 yards and two scores. Miller catches the ball pretty well for a fullback and can be another option in the passing game for the 49ers. Miller's biggest asset to the offense is as a blocker, a role he serves well. He won't get many touches offensively but the occasional reception.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Miller scored a few times last year but you just never know when those scores are going to come. He is a reach for fantasy teams. He could improve his reception totals some from last year but don't expect a monster jump in catches. He can get around 25 catches with a score or two.

 #149  Kyle Juszczyk Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 0  Rush: 0BaltimoreBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Juszczyk got a lot more work offensively his second season. He didn't get a carry but had 19 receptions and his first NFL touchdown as the starting fullback for the Ravens. He serves the role well and should continue starting at fullback. Juszczyk is a pretty good pass catcher and has good speed for a fullback. He excels as a blocker, though. He isn't likely getting many chances to run the ball but should continue to get some receptions.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Juszczyk might be a slight, slight help in PPR formats but even that might be a stretch. He could top 20 receptions but don't expect much more.

 #150  Vick Ballard IndianapolisBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Ballard was done even before the season started, tearing his Achilles' during workouts in July. He has suffered two major injuries (torn ACL the year before) two straight seasons. His career is in jeopardy. Ballard had nearly 1,000 total yards his rookie season, so he has produced in the NFL. Ballard is a big back that will run over would-be tacklers. Ballard does lack some speed, though, and will make few plays to the outside, which hurts his chances to be an every down back. He needs to show he can make more big plays if he hopes to get consistent work.

Fantasy Outlook: Injury Concern
Ballard is a big injury risk and isn't worth taking for fantasy teams. Until he starts producing once again on the field, go with other options.

 #151  Jonathan Dwyer Yr: 2014  TDs: 1  Yds: 51  Rush: 16ArizonaBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Dwyer played two games with the Cardinals last season before landing on the non-football Injury List because of an off the field incident. He didn't play another down after Week 2, rushing 18 times for 51 yards. At this point, his NFL career is in jeopardy. He might not play another down because of domestic abuse allegations. Dwyer is a big back, but has good speed and cutback ability. Dwyer also is tough to bring down once he has the ball in his hands. He lacks some big-play ability, though, and breakaway speed.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Dwyer isn't worth the risk right now. He might not get another chance in the league.

 #152  Kendall Hunter San FranciscoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Hunter tore his ACL before the season even started, missing the entire year. He should be ready for the coming season without many restrictions because he was injured so early last year. Before last season, Hunter had 350-plus rushing yards all three seasons in the NFL but his career high in rushing is 473. Hunter might lack some size to be a starter, but has good quickness and does well in space. He also is a solid receiver but hasn't gotten a ton of work in that area the last few seasons. Despite his size, though, Hunter runs with some power and physicality. He has good vision and does well hitting the hole in a hurry. He'll challenge for a reserve role this season.

Fantasy Outlook: Injury Concern
Hunter doesn't have a lot of promise for the coming year. He hasn't done much since entering the league and is coming back from a serious injury. He could get 300 or so total yards with a score.

 #153  Chris Ogbonnaya Yr: 2014  TDs: 1  Yds: 50  Rush: 14New York GiantsBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Ogbonnaya had 15 carries with the Panthers before getting released. He signed with the Giants but didn't get any offensive touches. He is 29 years old and has more than 100-rushing yards just twice in his career. He can help as a receiver out of the backfield. He doesn't make many plays rushing the ball. Ogbonnaya also can serve as a fullback, which gives him a little more value. Ogbonnaya might be best suited as a change-of-pace back. He has pretty good speed and decent hands, but lacks the size to be a dependable between the tackles runner.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Ogbonnaya announced his retirement during the offseason. Take him off your draft board.

 #154  Isaiah Pead St LouisBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Pead tore his ACL before the start of the season and missed all of last year. He should be ready for the start of this year but nothing is certain with Pead right now. He has done very little with his chances since entering the league and is just trying to keep a roster spot at the moment. Pead has 31 touches in two seasons. Pead isn't a very big back but has great speed and moves in space. He isn't a great receiver and not much of a blocker, which hurt his chances of playing more. He'll need to work on both to get much more playing time in the NFL.

Fantasy Outlook: Injury Concern
Pead isn't worth a roster spot. A change of teams could do him some good but don't count on a big jump in production either way. He might get a couple hundred yards if all goes well for him.


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