Best NFL Running Backs Going Into the 2019 Season
I truly think Saquon is the best running back in the NFL right now. He's an MVP candidate going into only his second season. Considering the state of the Giants right now, I expect him to score the majority of their touchdowns in 2019. He was well worth the #2 overall selection in 2018.
Zeke may be having a bit of off-field issues, but most certainly none on the field. He already has two pro bowls to his name and is looking for a third in 2019. With an offensive line like his and the talent around him on offense, he'll soar in 2019.
He would have been my best had it not been for his nagging knee injury. This could be a major issue going forward, and even the Rams said that Gurley won't be their workhorse in 2019. Still, he's an elite talent at running back in the NFL who won offensive player of the year in 2017.
I honestly think McCaffery is better than NFL South rival Alvin Kamara. Sure, Kamara has the pro bowls and touchdowns, but McCaffery is more consistent and gets the much needed yards. Not to mention he's a better receiver. If Cam Newton's shoulder is a big issue in 2019, expect McCaffery to get a lot more snaps.
He's the best that there is. Period...
Since coming onto the scene as a rookie in 2017, Kamara has been one of the league's best running backs. He had a great duo with Mark Ingram for two years, but now that he's gone, expect an even bigger workload on Kamara.
Gordon wants a new contract from the Chargers, and I think he deserves one. Sure, Austin Ekeler is a capable back, but he's got nothing on Gordon.
Bell hasn't played since January 2018, so I honestly don't know what to expect from him. With the Jets, I can see him being their featured back, pending Adam Gase still wants him there.
Lindsay came into 2018 as an undrafted free agent and a long shot to make the Broncos 53 man roster. Fast forward to December 2018, and he's a 1,000 yard rusher and a pro bowler. This is quite the underdog story, and I'm excited to see it continue to play out in 2019, with him coming off a season ending wrist injury. Perhaps Terrell Davis' number has some magic to it.
The former 7th round pick is a severely underrated back who rushed for over 1,100 yards in 2018. It didn't result in a pro bowl or all-pro, but Carson is just the solid and underrated running back the Seahawks need, especially with a depleted receiving room.
Amazing never give up
I debated whether or not to put Johnson on this list, and then realized he made more of an impact in Arizona's 3-13 season that most thought. I think David Johnson can get back to pro bowl form again, especially now that the Cardinals have rookie Kyler Murray at quarterback.
Lead the league in rushing last year until he dealt with his first of multiple injuries last year. Watching his film with the 49ers, I find it shocking that he went undrafted.