Running Back Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
T.J. Yeldon, RB, JAC6/2/2015 1:49:00 PM
Description: Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon is being called the starter both from local writers and the official team website.
Insight: Yeldon is in front of Toby Gerhart, Denard Robinson, Storm Johnson and Bernard Pierce. We will see whether he can stay there.
Tevin Coleman, RB, ATL6/1/2015 12:19:00 PM
Description: Atlanta Falcons rookie running back Tevin Coleman (No. 73 overall pick in the third round) will get a chence to start if he can beat out Devonta Freeman.
Insight: Coleman was a very productive runner in college (Indiana), rushing for 3,219 yards and 28 touchdowns in 452 career rushes. Coleman's progress as a pass protector will likely determine whether he gets the starting gig.
Devonta Freeman, RB, ATL6/1/2015 12:15:00 PM
Description: Falcons running back Devonta Freeman opened OTAs as the first-team running back, but he's have to beat out indiana rookie Tevin Coleman to start in Week 1.
Insight: Coach Dan Quinn confirmed the two-man battle for the top spot on the depth chart. The winner of the competition should certainly have low-end starting fantasy value, though the Falcons haven't had a 1,000-yard rusher since 2011 (Michael Turner).
C.J. Anderson, RB, DEN5/28/2015 8:09:00 PM
Description: Broncos running backs C.J. Anderson and Montee Ball are splitting first-team reps at Denver OTAs this week according to 9 News Denver.
Insight: The Broncos new coaching staff wants to have an open competition at the position, but Anderson is still the heavy favorite to start. Owners must have whoever start in Peyton Manning's backfield, especially in Gary Kubiak's running back friendly offense.
Matt Jones, RB, WAS5/26/2015 2:15:00 PM
Description: It appears that rookie running back Matt Jones has the inside track to be the team's third-down back.
Insight: That is the Roy Helu role from last season. He is apparently ahead of Silas Redd and Chris Thompson and at this point would be the handcuff for Alfred Morris.
Joseph Randle, RB, DAL5/26/2015 11:48:00 AM
Description: Cowboys running back Joseph Randle is expected to be the starter come Week 1, according to a Dallas Morning News report.
Insight: That's assuming, of course, the Cowboys backfield choices are between Randle, Darren McFadden, Ryan Williams and Lance Dunbar.
James White, RB, NEP5/25/2015 10:24:00 AM
Description: Patriots' second-year running back James White will be one of three guys seeking to take over the Shane Vereen role.
Insight: White will battle with Travaris Cadet and Dion Lewis for the Patriots' third-down role. Of course, starting any New England running back is always an "adventure." Watch this competition in preseason, but the likelihood is that only LeGarrette Blount will be fantasy worthy.
Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN5/25/2015 10:08:00 AM
Description: Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson is skipping OTAs and workouts and appears to still want to be traded, according to a Yahoo Sports report.
Insight: He's under contract and doesn't have much leverage in this battle of wills. Plus his monster contract ($12.75 million in 2015) would be hard for other teams (read Dallas) to absorb.
Ben Tate, RB, DAL5/21/2015 1:08:00 PM
Description: Free agent running back Ben Tate is in Dallas Thursday to work out for the Cowboys.
Insight: Obviously the Cowboys are still seeking an upgrade at running back. They also brought in former Cowboy running back Felix Jones - a Jerry Jones favorite. Neither is likely to help.
Felix Jones, RB, DAL5/21/2015 1:00:00 PM
Description: Former Cowboys running back Felix Jones is back in the Lone Star State working out for Dallas on Thursday.
Insight: Talk about desperate for running back help. Jones isn't alone, we hear Ben Tate is also in town. Neither back is the answer to the Cowboys running back problems.

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