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Fantasy Preview: 2016 Running Back Stat Projections

August 20, 2016 • Justin Cavegn • Fantasy, Front Page

Justin’s top 12 fantasy running back rankings, with 2016 statistical projections:

1. Todd Gurley, Rams

2015 Stats: 1,106 Rushing Yards / 10 Rushing TDs / 21 receptions / 188 Receiving Yards / 0 Receiving TDs / 1 Fumble

2016 Projected Stats: 1,427 Rushing Yards / 12 Rushing TDs / 34 receptions / 264 Receiving Yards / 1 Receiving TD / 2 Fumbles

Fantasy Points (Standard): 243.1 FP

2. David Johnson, Cardinals

2015 Stats: 581 Rushing Yards / 8 Rushing TDs / 36 receptions / 457 Receiving Yards / 4 Receiving TDs / 1 Fumble

2016 Projected Stats: 958 Rushing Yards / 7 Rushing TDs / 47 receptions / 572 Receiving Yards / 4 Receiving TDs / 2 Fumbles

Fantasy Points (Standard): 215 FP

3. Adrian Peterson, Vikings

2015 Stats: 1,485 Rushing Yards / 11 Rushing TDs / 30 receptions / 222 Receiving Yards / 0 Receiving TDs / 3 Fumbles

2016 Projected Stats: 1,363 Rushing Yards / 11 Rushing TDs / 22 receptions / 194 Receiving Yards / 0 Receiving TDs / 4 Fumbles

Fantasy Points (Standard): 213.7 FP

4. Lamar Miller, Texans

2015 Stats: 872 Rushing Yards / 8 Rushing TDs / 47 receptions / 397 Receiving Yards / 2 Receiving TDs / 1 Fumble

2016 Projected Stats: 1,209 Rushing Yards / 10 Rushing TDs / 42 receptions / 301 Receiving Yards / 1 Receiving TDs / 2 Fumbles

Fantasy Points (Standard): 213 FP

5. Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys (R)

2015 Stats: DNP (Rookie)

2016 Projected Stats: 1,211 Rushing Yards / 10 Rushing TDs / 30 receptions / 241 Receiving Yards / 2 Receiving TDs / 3 Fumbles

Fantasy Points (Standard): 211.2 FP

6. Jamaal Charles, Chiefs

2015 Stats: 364 Rushing Yards / 4 Rushing TDs / 21 receptions / 177 Receiving Yards / 1 Receiving TD / 2 Fumbles

2016 Projected Stats: 1,087 Rushing Yards / 7 Rushing TDs / 37 receptions / 324 Receiving Yards / 3 Receiving TDs / 3 Fumbles

Fantasy Points (Standard): 195.1 FP

7. Devonta Freeman, Falcons

2015 Stats: 1,056 Rushing Yards / 11 Rushing TDs / 73 receptions / 578 Receiving Yards / 3 Receiving TDs / 2 Fumbles

2016 Projected Stats: 935 Rushing Yards / 8 Rushing TDs / 58 receptions / 435 Receiving Yards / 2 Receiving TDs / 2 Fumbles

Fantasy Points (Standard): 193 FP

8. Mark Ingram, Saints

2015 Stats: 769 Rushing Yards / 6 Rushing TDs / 50 receptions / 405 Receiving Yards / 0 Receiving TDs / 1 Fumble

2016 Projected Stats: 1,007 Rushing Yards / 7 Rushing TDs / 34 receptions / 369 Receiving Yards / 2 Receiving TDs / 1 Fumble

Fantasy Points (Standard): 189.6 FP

9. Le’Veon Bell, Steelers

2015 Stats: 556 Rushing Yards / 3 Rushing TDs / 24 receptions / 136 Receiving Yards / 0 Receiving TDs / 0 Fumbles

2016 Projected Stats: 832 Rushing Yards / 7 Rushing TDs / 40 receptions / 363 Receiving Yards / 1 Receiving TDs / 1 Fumble

Fantasy Points (Standard): 165.5 FP

10. LeSean McCoy, Bills

2015 Stats: 895 Rushing Yards / 3 Rushing TDs / 32 receptions / 292 Receiving Yards / 2 Receiving TDs / 2 Fumbles

2016 Projected Stats: 1,028 Rushing Yards / 7 Rushing TDs / 34 receptions / 301 Receiving Yards / 1 Receiving TD / 3 Fumbles

Fantasy Points (Standard): 174.9 FP

11. Doug Martin, Buccaneers

2015 Stats: 1,402 Rushing Yards / 6 Rushing TDs / 33 receptions / 271 Receiving Yards / 1 Receiving TD / 5 Fumbles

2016 Projected Stats: 1,112 Rushing Yards / 7 Rushing TDs / 28 receptions / 254 Receiving Yards / 0 Receiving TDs / 2 Fumbles

Fantasy Points (Standard): 174.6 FP

12. Eddie Lacy, Packers

2015 Stats: 758 Rushing Yards / 3 Rushing TDs / 20 receptions / 188 Receiving Yards / 2 Receiving TDs / 2 Fumbles

2016 Projected Stats: 884 Rushing Yards / 7 Rushing TDs / 33 receptions / 273 Receiving Yards / 2 Receiving TDs / 1 Fumble

Fantasy Points (Standard): 167.7 FP

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