Fantasy Football 2015: Ranking This Year’s Crop of Rookie RBs

September 1, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Outside of Cincinnati’s Jeremy Hill, last year’s group of rookie running backs didn’t storm the NFL quite like the group of rookie receivers did. However, this year’s crop is already making noise.
In the 2014 NFL draft, no running backs were selected in the first round, but in the 2015 NFL draft, two running backs—Todd Gurley and Melvin Gordon—went in the first half of the first round. That’s when the chatter about this year’s group began.
And it has only picked up steam since then. Some—such as Ameer Abdullah—have stolen the show this preseason, while others—such as Gurley, Gordon, T.J. Yeldon and Tevin Coleman—are in line to lead an NFL backfield immediately.
It looks like rookie running backs will be a fixture in fantasy lineups this season, so I’ve crunched the numbers to rank the top 12 rookie running backs in terms of what you can expect from them on the (fantasy) field this season.

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