3 Sleeper Running Backs For 2019 Fantasy Football

By Leo Abbe-Schneider
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Any fantasy football owner worth their salt knows the running back position is one of the most important parts of a fantasy roster. A lot of times, drafting a running back late, right before their breakout season can end up being the difference in the fantasy football playoffs.

Additionally, considering the amount of wear and tear that plagues the position, running back depth has become to fantasy football owners what water on a desert camping trip is to everyone else: something you can't have too much of.

So, here are three sleeper running backs who could be in for breakout years next season.

3. Derrius Guice, Washington Redskins

NFL Combine - Day 2
NFL Combine - Day 2 / Joe Robbins/Getty Images

There was a lot of hype around Derrius Guice after he was drafted by the Redskins in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Unfortunately the torn ACL he suffered in preseason last year kept him from playing a single snap his rookie year. However, if he's the same talented player, he could be a steal for fantasy owners this year.

2. Darrell Henderson, Los Angeles Rams

AAC Championship - Memphis v Central Florida
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He may be a rookie, but Darrell Henderson was an absolute beast at Memphis last year. He carried the ball 214 times for 1909 yards and 22 rushing touchdowns. The fact that the Rams drafted Henderson even though they already had Todd Gurley, suggests they are serious about a multiple-RB approach. Henderson should see a solid amount of touches on one of the league's most explosive offenses.

1. D'Onta Foreman, Houston Texans

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Arizona Cardinals v Houston Texans / Bob Levey/Getty Images

After missing all but one game in 2018 with an Achilles injury, Foreman projects to be the backup in Houston once again behind Lamar Miller. Foreman appears to be fully recovered from his injury, and Miller is entering his eighth year as a starting NFL running back. Taking Foreman late in drafts could behoove fantasy football owners, as the young running back should continue to see increased volume as the season progresses.


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Leo Abbe-Schneider is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Leo Abbe-Schneider also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Leoabbe2. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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