Running Back Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
Frank Gore, RB, IND3/24/2015 3:51:00 PM
Description: Head coach Chuck Pagano called running back Frank Gore his every-down back.
Insight: That's bad news for backups Dan Herron, Vick Ballard and Zurlon Tipton. The 2014 Colts backs had just nine rushing touchdowns and Gore could get that by himself next season. Though Gore may still be able to carry the load, remember the Colts offense is Andrew Luck centric.
LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI3/24/2015 3:32:00 PM
Description: LeSean McCoy new head coach, Rex Ryan said he's play in third downs along with Fred Jackson.
Insight: That's good news for fantasy owners as McCoy lost some value last season to Darren Sproles. McCoy is a great screen pass receiver and the Bills should use him there as well as running the ball if they and fantasy owners are to get their money's worth.
Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN3/20/2015 1:30:00 PM
Description: Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson's agent refused a dinner meeting with Vikings management, according to Charles Robinson of Yahoo.
Insight: It appears the Vikings and Peterson aren't going to be able to work this one out. Peterson can still run, but he obviously doesn't want to do it in Minnesota anymore. Arizona? Dallas?
Bernard Pierce, RB, JAC3/19/2015 4:36:00 PM
Description: The Jags have claimed waived running back Bernard Pierce.
Insight: Pierce was arrested for a DUI early Wednesday morning, and Baltimore made a quick decision to rid themselves of him. Pierce ran for just 366 yards at a 3.9 ypc pace. He'll be hard-pressed to make the Week 1 roster.
Bernard Pierce, RB, BAL3/18/2015 2:52:00 PM
Description: The Ravens have waived running back Bernard Pierce.
Insight: He was arrested for a DUI early Wednesday morning, and Baltimore made a quick decision to rid themselves of him. Pierce should be able to find work somewhere as a backup.
Trent Richardson, RB, OAK3/17/2015 2:22:00 PM
Description: Numerous reports have the Oakland Raiders signing running back Trent Richardson.
Insight: Richardson has yet to prove he can be an high-quality NFL running back despite being drafted No. 3 overall in the 2012 draft. If he makes the team he would likely grab some of Latavius Murray's carries.
DeAngelo Williams, RB, PIT3/13/2015 4:56:00 PM
Description: Running back DeAngelo Williams has signed with the Steelers.
Insight: Williams will backup Le'Veon Bell, but will actually have a chance to start early in the season, as Bell is expected to be suspended a few games.
C.J. Spiller, RB, NOS3/13/2015 1:20:00 PM
Description: Former Bills running back C.J. Spiller has apparently signed with the New Orleans Saints.
Insight: Spiller was once a highly touted fantasy option, but will likely be in a running back by committee situation with Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson.
Darren McFadden, RB, DAL3/13/2015 10:51:00 AM
Description: Former Raiders running back Darren McFadden has agreed to a two-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys, according to Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Insight: Fantasy owners certainly hope he's just a stop-gap measure until a "real" back can be brought into town. McFadden would certainly be better behind the Dallas offensive line than the weak Oakland line, but we assume there is a second move planned or a high draft choice to be used on a back like Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon.

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