2. David Johnson: David Johnson, *sigh*, a man I was calling “DJ2K,” all last preseason. I was convinced this man would have 1,000 yards in rushing and receiving. DJ is one of my favorite running backs to watch. He could always manage to gain yards regardless.
Last year, DJ had a season-ending injury (wrist) in Week 1. I would still confidently pick him number two overall in any fantasy draft. Such an exciting player to watch, something tells me this year is going to be an exciting year for Johnson owners. Beware though, his championship week has the Los Angeles Rams coming to town and a rookie quarterback by then should mean his workload increases.
Playoff Schedule: vs. DET, @ ATL, vs. LAR
1. Todd Gurley: The man, the myth and the legend. I feel like TGIII’s run last year was so epic. His year looked a lot like a certain running back in 2006, which I am sure most of us are familiar enough with.
With over 1,300 yards and averaging 4.7 yards a carry, Gurley also roped in 67 receptions and almost 800 yards and 13 touchdowns! Gurley fell about 200 total yards short of LT’s overall production in 2006.
He is a possible 1,000-yard receiver and runner too. Also the Rams offense runs only when Gurley gets going. So they have to run to set up the pass. His playoff schedule is one of my favorites too. So he will help you get there and win.
Playoff Schedule: @ CHI, vs. PHI, @ ARI
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Kareem Hunt: Awesome back, I think he will have to rely on a rookie quarterback to perform, so that teams like the Chargers, Broncos and Raiders don’t stack the box. It can happen, but not top 10 worthy for me.
Jordan Howard: It’s hard to say what Tarik Cohen’s role will be, but it sounds like it will be a Duke type role. Also with the new toys they have in Chicago, Howard could certainly benefit from it.
Jerick McKinnon: Kyle Shanahan has a habit of making awesome fantasy running backs and it’s not that I don’t think he can thrive, but I think McKinnon might be a little on the small side. A change of scenery could change production. Stay tuned.
Derrick Henry: Everyone is jumping on the Henry wagon! I don’t buy it. Not with the signing of Lewis. Lewis has potential to be everything that the Titans need. Plus, Henry isn’t good catching the ball so that eliminates a lot of points in a PPR.
Well, that is my top 10 for 2018! I’m sure there are backs that people love this year, and I would love to hear them in the comments section down below! I am sure we think Gordon should be higher!
All statistics were taken from nfl.com and playoff weeks are weeks 14-16.