Here are our 2022 NFL Top 5 Fantasy Running Backs.
#1: Jonathan Taylor
Taylor bagged 1811 yards and 18 TDs last year, leading the league by 500 yards. He’s clearly a step above other RBs and will be a huge asset to any fantasy team.
#2: Austin Ekeler
Austin Ekeler may have only gotten 911 yards on the ground, but he leads the top 15 running backs in receiving yards, getting 647 from Justin Herbert last year. With Zion Johnson leading the way, expect a big year from Ekeler.
#3: Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon was only 4 touchdowns behind Johnathan Taylor, getting 16 on the year. He can catch or run to score, so is a potent threat no matter the defense.
#4: Najee Harris
Najee Harris is the second biggest receiving threat in the top 15 after Ekeler. He caught nearly double the amount of passes of any other top running back at 74 for the year. His average yards per run suffered behind an ailing Pittsburgh line, but he should get plenty of checkdowns from whichever quarterback starts under Mike Tomlin.
#5: James Conner
James Conner didn’t start many games, but had huge explosive play potential. He averaged the most yards per reception of any top running back at 10.14 and should get plenty of action from Kyle Murray this year.
#6: Ezekiel Elliot
Zeke was very good early in the year when he was healthy. If you take Zeke, make sure to get another workhorse who can start games for you in case he gets injured mid-season again. 1000 yards with half a season on a bad back is nothing to sneeze at, but his injuries are becoming more of a regular occurrence.
#7: Nick Chubb
Chubb is similar to Elliot; if he can stay in the game, he will be a fantasy god for any owner brave enough to take him. The Browns are in turmoil this year, but their running game is always solid. 1259 yards from 14 games is very good and he led the league in TDs with 20. He is also dealing with a fumbling problem, making Chubb a risky take, and a boom or bust prospect in Fantasy.