Even as the NFL increasingly becomes a pass-heavy league, it’s the running backs who still dominate fantasy football drafts. Choosing the right back can mean the difference between winning a (fantasy) title and spending the offseason in regret.
Every year has its top tier of running backs, and 2015 is no different. Deciding among them will have a rippling effect on your fantasy season and, ultimately, whether you’re victorious week after week.
Is Le’Veon Bell’s two-game suspension too high a price to take him first overall?
How about the risk surrounding the 30-year-old Adrian Peterson, who played just one game last year?
Then there are the breakout youngsters such as C.J. Anderson and Jeremy Hill.
And what will a change of scenery mean for last season’s top fantasy back, DeMarco Murray?
We’ll address all of these questions and more in our ranking of the top running backs who can carry your fantasy team to victory.
Our list is based on how well each player performed statistically last year, his projected stats this season and the average predraft ranking among all running backs according to five popular fantasy football sites.
Here’s to a championship for us all!