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

Fantasy Football running back depth chart

Arizona Cardinals Andre Ellington David Johnson Chris Johnson
Atlanta Falcons  Devonta Freeman Tevin Coleman Antone Smith
Baltimore Ravens  Justin Forsett Javorius Allen Lorenzo Taliaferro
Buffalo Bills  LeSean McCoy Boobie Dixon Karlos Williams
Carolina Panthers  Jonathan Stewart Cameron Artis-Payne Fozzy Whittaker
Chicago Bears  Matt Forte Jacquizz Rodgers Jeremy Langford
Cincinnati Bengals  Jeremy Hill Giovani Bernard Rex Burkhead
Cleveland Browns  Isaiah Crowell Duke Johnson Terrance West
Dallas Cowboys  Joseph Randle Darren McFadden Lance Dunbar
Denver Broncos  C.J. Anderson Ronnie Hillman Juwan Thompson
Detroit Lions  Joique Bell Ameer Abdullah Theo Riddick
Green Bay Packers  Eddie Lacy James Starks Rajion Neal
Houston Texans  Aflred Blue Chris Polk Arian Foster
Indianapolis Colts  Frank Gore Daniel Herron Josh Robinson
Jacksonville Jaguars  T.J. Yeldon Denard Robinson Toby Gerhart
Kansas City Chiefs  Jamaal Charles Knile Davis De'Anthony Thomas
Miami Dolphins  Lamar Miller Damien Williams Jay Ajayi
Minnesota Vikings  Adrian Peterson Jerick McKinnon Matt Asiata
New England Patriots  LeGarrette Blount Jonas Gray James White
New Orleans Saints  Mark Ingram C.J. Spiller Khiry Robinson
New York Giants  Rashad Jennings Shane Vereen Andre Williams
New York Jets  Chris Ivory Bilal Powell Zac Stacy
Oakland Raiders  Latavius Murray Roy Helu Taiwan Jones
Philadelphia Eagles  DeMarco Murray Ryan Mathews Darren Sproles
Pittsburgh Steelers  Le'Veon Bell DeAngelo Williams Dri Archer
San Diego Chargers  Melvin Gordon Danny Woodhead Branden Oliver
San Francisco 49ers  Carlos Hyde Reggie Bush Kendall Hunter
Seattle Seahawks  Marshawn Lynch Robert Turbin Christine Michael
St. Louis Rams  Todd Gurley Tre Mason Benny Cunningham
Tampa Bay Buccaneers  Doug Martin Charles Sims Bobby Rainey
Tennessee Titans  Bishop Sankey David Cobb Dexter McCluster
Washington Redskins Alfred Morris Matt Jones Chris Thompson