The chart below breaks down all 32 NFL backfields in terms of running back fantasy value. Teams are listed in alphabetical order.
"Starter" is that team's most valuable running back in terms of fantasy value. "Handcuff" is the running back whose value would most increase should something happen to the starter. "Stealth" is the running back who is most likely to work his way into a starting role or handcuff situation, or is currently injured but otherwise would be the starter or primary handcuff.
Players are listed by their value on a fantasy depth chart, which may not necessarily reflect their position on their NFL team's depth chart. This includes players who may line up at another position (wide receiver, for example), but are eligible at running back in ESPN Fantasy leagues.
Latest update: Sept. 3