Computer Advice on Which Running Backs to Draft in 2019: Alvin Kamara, Ezekiel Elliott, or Saquon Barkley?

In our latest projections for running backs Saquon Barkley is number one, followed by Alvin Kamara and Ezekiel Elliott. David Johnson and Derrick Henry are not in the very upper tier, but they are solid options as well. Our top rated wide receivers are Davante Adams and Julio Jones. If you are looking for good, but not elite, starting quarterbacks consider Jared Goff or Russell Wilson. The tables below show projected rankings based on total fantasy points (along with their per game fantasy projection). In cases where a player is a free agent we have their team from the 2018 season.

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Top 45 Running Backs

The #13 ranked running back is Dalvin Cook with a projection of 187 total fantasy points. Last season, he finished as the #31 ranked player so we are projecting a big improvement in 2020. Tevin Coleman is not projected to be as good in 2019 (#28) as he was in 2018 where he finished as the #18 running back. With 139 total projected fantasy points he is still a starting fantasy running back.

TOP 1-1516-3031-45
S. Barkley (NYG) FP 269 | 16.8L. Fournette (JAC) FP 178 | 11.1L. Murray (NO) FP 128 | 8
A. Kamara (NO) FP 261 | 16.3M. Mack (IND) FP 174 | 10.9D. Guice (WAS) FP 126 | 7.9
E. Elliott (DAL) FP 261 | 16.3P. Lindsay (DEN) FP 173 | 10.8M. Sanders (PHI) FP 124 | 7.7
C. McCaffrey (CAR) FP 254 | 15.9S. Michel (NE) FP 173 | 10.8P. Barber (TB) FP 121 | 7.6
M. Gordon (LAC) FP 246 | 15.3J. Jacobs (OAK) FP 172 | 10.7C. Thompson (WAS) FP 121 | 7.5
L. Bell (NYJ) FP 233 | 14.6C. Carson (SEA) FP 169 | 10.6R. Penny (SEA) FP 117 | 7.3
J. Conner (PIT) FP 199 | 12.4M. Ingram (BAL) FP 166 | 10.4A. Ekeler (LAC) FP 114 | 7.2
J. Mixon (CIN) FP 193 | 12.1L. Miller (HOU) FP 165 | 10.3K. Hunt (CLE) FP 114 | 12.7
D. Johnson (ARI) FP 192 | 12K. Johnson (DET) FP 162 | 10.1J. Howard (PHI) FP 114 | 7.1
D. Henry (TEN) FP 188 | 11.8D. Montgomery (CHI) FP 147 | 9.2J. White (NE) FP 113 | 7
T. Gurley (LAR) FP 188 | 11.8K. Drake (MIA) FP 141 | 8.8J. McKinnon (SF) FP 107 | 6.7
N. Chubb (CLE) FP 188 | 11.7D. Freeman (ATL) FP 140 | 8.7M. Breida (SF) FP 100 | 6.2
D. Cook (MIN) FP 187 | 11.7T. Coleman (SF) FP 139 | 8.7I. Smith (ATL) FP 100 | 6.2
D. Williams (KC) FP 185 | 11.6T. Cohen (CHI) FP 129 | 8T. Yeldon (BUF) FP 95 | 6
A. Jones (GB) FP 179 | 11.2C. Hyde (KC) FP 128 | 8L. McCoy (BUF) FP 94 | 5.9

Top 60 Wide Receivers

The #32 ranked wide receiver is Will Fuller with a projection of 121 total fantasy points. His projected rank this season is obviously much improved vs last season where he only appeared in 8 games. Tyler Boyd is not projected to be as good in 2019 (#31) as he was in 2018 where he finished as the #17 wide receiver. With 122 total projected fantasy points he is still a starting fantasy wide receiver.

TOP 1-2021-4041-60
D. Adams (GB) FP 215 | 13.4C. Ridley (ATL) FP 148 | 9.3M. Hardman (KC) FP 109 | 6.8
J. Jones (ATL) FP 210 | 13.1C. Godwin (TB) FP 143 | 9E. Sanders (DEN) FP 108 | 6.8
D. Hopkins (HOU) FP 209 | 13.1D. Pettis (SF) FP 138 | 8.6C. Davis (TEN) FP 107 | 6.7
O. Beckham (CLE) FP 207 | 13T. Lockett (SEA) FP 134 | 8.4T. Williams (OAK) FP 106 | 6.7
M. Evans (TB) FP 193 | 12.1A. Jeffery (PHI) FP 134 | 8.4P. Campbell (IND) FP 106 | 6.7
J. Smith-Schuster (PIT) FP 192 | 12M. Williams (LAC) FP 132 | 8.3G. Tate (NYG) FP 106 | 6.6
A. Brown (OAK) FP 188 | 11.7K. Golladay (DET) FP 131 | 8.2M. Brown (BAL) FP 106 | 6.6
M. Thomas (NO) FP 182 | 11.3R. Anderson (NYJ) FP 128 | 8M. Lee (JAC) FP 106 | 6.6
T. Hilton (IND) FP 180 | 11.2D. Moore (CAR) FP 125 | 7.8C. Sutton (DEN) FP 105 | 6.6
A. Thielen (MIN) FP 179 | 11.2C. Kirk (ARI) FP 124 | 7.7A. Robinson (CHI) FP 104 | 6.5
K. Allen (LAC) FP 175 | 10.9T. Boyd (CIN) FP 122 | 7.6K. Coutee (HOU) FP 102 | 6.4
R. Woods (LAR) FP 168 | 10.5W. Fuller (HOU) FP 121 | 7.6J. Washington (PIT) FP 101 | 6.3
B. Cooks (LAR) FP 163 | 10.2G. Allison (GB) FP 120 | 7.5K. Stills (MIA) FP 101 | 6.3
J. Edelman (NE) FP 162 | 10.1D. Westbrook (JAC) FP 118 | 7.4A. Wilson (MIA) FP 101 | 6.3
A. Green (CIN) FP 162 | 10.1M. Jones (DET) FP 114 | 7.1M. Goodwin (SF) FP 100 | 6.3
S. Diggs (MIN) FP 162 | 10.1C. Samuel (CAR) FP 114 | 7.1D. Moncrief (PIT) FP 100 | 6.3
S. Watkins (KC) FP 160 | 10M. Sanu (ATL) FP 114 | 7.1Z. Jones (BUF) FP 100 | 6.2
C. Kupp (LAR) FP 159 | 10S. Shepard (NYG) FP 112 | 7J. Crowder (NYJ) FP 98 | 6.2
A. Cooper (DAL) FP 159 | 9.9D. Jackson (PHI) FP 110 | 6.8N. Harry (NE) FP 97 | 6.1
J. Landry (CLE) FP 151 | 9.4L. Fitzgerald (ARI) FP 109 | 6.8M. Valdes-Scantling (GB) FP 96 | 6

Top 30 Quarterbacks

With 320 total projected fantasy points Lamar Jackson is ranked as the #20 quarterback. Last season, he finished as the #30 ranked player so we are projecting a big improvement in 2020. One player who is expected to slip in the fantasy quarterback rankings is Kirk Cousins who last season was #12 but is projected to be #19 this season. With 320 total projected fantasy points he is still a starting fantasy quarterback.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
P. Mahomes (KC) FP 428 | 26.7J. Goff (LAR) FP 356 | 22.2M. Trubisky (CHI) FP 310 | 19.4
M. Ryan (ATL) FP 383 | 24R. Wilson (SEA) FP 356 | 22.2J. Allen (BUF) FP 304 | 19
A. Rodgers (GB) FP 363 | 22.7T. Brady (NE) FP 351 | 21.9D. Carr (OAK) FP 302 | 18.9
A. Luck (IND) FP 362 | 22.6P. Rivers (LAC) FP 336 | 21M. Stafford (DET) FP 277 | 17.3
D. Watson (HOU) FP 361 | 22.6C. Wentz (PHI) FP 331 | 20.7S. Darnold (NYJ) FP 271 | 17
C. Newton (CAR) FP 361 | 22.5D. Prescott (DAL) FP 330 | 20.6N. Foles (JAC) FP 271 | 16.9
B. Mayfield (CLE) FP 360 | 22.5K. Murray (ARI) FP 329 | 20.6A. Dalton (CIN) FP 268 | 16.8
J. Winston (TB) FP 359 | 22.4J. Garoppolo (SF) FP 329 | 20.5M. Mariota (TEN) FP 268 | 16.8
D. Brees (NO) FP 359 | 22.4K. Cousins (MIN) FP 320 | 20E. Manning (NYG) FP 258 | 16.1
B. Roethlisberger (PIT) FP 358 | 22.4L. Jackson (BAL) FP 320 | 20J. Flacco (DEN) FP 258 | 16.1

Top 24 Tight Ends

The #14 ranked tight end is Jordan Reed with a projection of 82 total fantasy points. In 2018 he was just the #17 ranked player at the position. He could be someone worth more than you might think in 2019. Mark Andrews is not projected to be as good in 2019 (#21) as he was in 2018 where he finished as the #16 tight end. With 74 total projected fantasy points he is still capable of helping teams in certain matchups.

TOP 1-89-1617-24
T. Kelce (KC) FP 188 | 11.7C. Herndon (NYJ) FP 97 | 6C. Brate (TB) FP 78 | 4.8
Z. Ertz (PHI) FP 149 | 9.3D. Njoku (CLE) FP 96 | 6J. Graham (GB) FP 75 | 4.7
O. Howard (TB) FP 137 | 8.6A. Hooper (ATL) FP 85 | 5.3G. Olsen (CAR) FP 75 | 4.7
G. Kittle (SF) FP 135 | 8.4V. McDonald (PIT) FP 85 | 5.3T. Burton (CHI) FP 74 | 4.6
J. Cook (NO) FP 131 | 8.2T. Hockenson (DET) FP 85 | 5.3M. Andrews (BAL) FP 74 | 4.6
E. Ebron (IND) FP 130 | 8.1J. Reed (WAS) FP 82 | 5.1J. Doyle (IND) FP 74 | 4.6
E. Engram (NYG) FP 117 | 7.3K. Rudolph (MIN) FP 80 | 5N. Fant (DEN) FP 73 | 4.6
H. Henry (LAC) FP 102 | 6.4D. Walker (TEN) FP 78 | 4.9W. Dissly (SEA) FP 69 | 4.3

Top 30 Kickers

With 112 total projected fantasy points Giorgio Tavecchio is ranked as the #12 kicker. His projected rank this season is obviously much improved vs last season where he only appeared in 10 games. Ryan Succop is not projected to be as good in 2019 (#25) as he was in 2018 where he finished as the #17 kicker. With 100 total projected fantasy points he is still capable of helping teams in certain matchups.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
G. Zuerlein (LAR) FP 144 | 9M. Badgley (LAC) FP 113 | 7.1A. Rosas (NYG) FP 105 | 6.5
R. Gould (SF) FP 132 | 8.3G. Tavecchio (ATL) FP 112 | 7D. Hopkins (WAS) FP 102 | 6.4
J. Tucker (BAL) FP 132 | 8.2H. Butker (KC) FP 112 | 7J. Lambo (JAC) FP 102 | 6.4
S. Gostkowski (NE) FP 124 | 7.8M. Prater (DET) FP 111 | 6.9J. Elliott (PHI) FP 100 | 6.2
W. Lutz (NO) FP 124 | 7.7G. Joseph (CLE) FP 110 | 6.9R. Succop (TEN) FP 100 | 6.2
C. Catanzaro (NYJ) FP 123 | 7.7M. Crosby (GB) FP 110 | 6.9D. Carlson (OAK) FP 98 | 6.1
K. Fairbairn (HOU) FP 119 | 7.4G. Gano (CAR) FP 109 | 6.8S. Hauschka (BUF) FP 95 | 5.9
A. Vinatieri (IND) FP 117 | 7.3C. Boswell (PIT) FP 108 | 6.8D. Bailey (MIN) FP 94 | 5.9
B. Maher (DAL) FP 114 | 7.1E. Pineiro (CHI) FP 106 | 6.6M. Nugent (OAK) FP 93 | 5.8
J. Myers (SEA) FP 114 | 7.1M. Gay (TB) FP 105 | 6.6R. Bullock (CIN) FP 90 | 5.6