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Top 10 Fantasy Football RB’s 2020 | Running Back Rankings

Top 10 Running Backs 2020

Top 10 Fantasy Football Rb’s 2020:

  1. Saquon Barkley
  2. Christian McCaffrey
  3. Derrick Henry
  4. Ezekiel Elliott
  5. Josh Jacobs
  6. Todd Gurley
  7. David Johnson
  8. Alvin Kamara
  9. Leonard Fournette
  10. Miles Sanders

Be sure to target these running backs in your 2020 fantasy football drafts.

Joseph Robert:

Welcome to the show everybody, Joseph Robert, The Fantasy Football Counselor. Huge episode. In the studio with Tim The Bald Guy.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Hello, everybody.

Joseph Robert:

Top 10 running backs fantasy football 2020, Tim. This is it.

Tim The Bald Guy:

This is our list.

Joseph Robert:

This is the pinnacle of pinnacle shows for fantasy sports in general. Everybody wants to talk running backs.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Yeah, why not. I mean, they make the points, baby.

Joseph Robert:

This is huge. We’re doing our top 10 list. Now, the way we’re going to structure this, guys, I want to do a disclaimer here, we’re going to do this nonconsensus. So I’ll tell you why. Why do we go nonconsensus? Tim, why don’t you answer this question since you’ve been with the show for about, what, going on two to three years now. Why do we not do consensus rankings?

Tim The Bald Guy:

Because I don’t give a shit about any of them.

Joseph Robert:

That’s a good answer.

Tim The Bald Guy:

I make my own rankings, and so do you.

Joseph Robert:

Well, that’s a good reason, yes. But another good reason is because of the consensus and they don’t know what they are doing. And every single year, we see it. I mean, last year, we had Le’Veon Bell in the top 10, right. We had Melvin Gordon, James Conner, David Johnson. But that’s a whole other case. I got to make my excuses for David Johnson. I got to make an excuse for David Johnson. The coach screwed him. Either way, the way that the things look, the rankings look at the beginning of the year don’t look like that at the end. So the way we’re going to construct our list, the way we’ve done this here for you is the way that we see it actually finishing. So if I say Josh Jacobs at five, I think he could potentially finish top five amongst running backs in fantasy points. We’re talking PPR by the way, one point PPR. So that’s just the way it is, Tim. I don’t know what to tell you.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Yeah. I mean, I’m not thinking he could potentially finish at five, I’m giving you this list because I’m saying he’s finishing at five.

Joseph Robert:

That’s it. And the problem is, a lot of copy and paste rankings happen every single year. Why does that happen, Tim? Well because they are sheep. I was actually thinking of a new word, chicken shits, I was thinking. But no, I think everybody voted, consheepsus won over chicken shit. So the mainstream, listen, they’re lying to you. They’re just taking last year’s top finishers because they’re chicken to tell you that this guy could finish ahead of the other guy, they don’t want to look bad, they want to save face. Ever since I cam in, things have been changing, it’s been exciting. And now you’re getting actual practical advice to help you win. So let’s go through this list. Before we do, guys, make sure you guys smash the thumbs up, it really helps the channel. Tim, you really want to smash the thumbs up, don’t you?

Tim The Bald Guy:

Yeah. Come and smash me, guys.

Joseph Robert:

Smash Tim for … Ew. It’s like punching him in the face. Every time you hit the … It’s relieving the pressure of wanting to punch Tim.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Ooh, if that’s the case, then we should say they’re punching you in the face, because then all the haters even will be like, “Yeah, I got to like this crap.”

Joseph Robert:

Hey, man, if you engage with the page, it helps the algorithm. So listen, make sure you guys smash thumbs up, leave your fantasy questions below, I’ll get to as many as I possibly and humanly can. Tim will try to jump in, in the comments. He hasn’t been lately. He does sometimes. But also, guys, get the 16 Round draft solution. I’ve linked it here, guys, below. And of course, guys, head over to thefantasyfootballcounselor.com. If you are listening in the car, pull over, wherever you are, whether you’re in a restaurant, in a toilet, or whether you’re with your girlfriend, whether you’re in the shower …

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Joseph Robert:

All right, top 10 list, let’s go, guys. We are now early August here. So we’re going to work our way down from 10 to one. Build up that anticipation. Now, I’m going to give my list, Tim is going to give his guy. We’re going to go back and forth here. You’re going to probably like his a little better because he’s a little more … He’s sided with the sheep. Prior to this show, Tim actually called a couple of the consheepsus, probably got their opinions. So we had a little bit of a fight before this because I don’t agree with his list. But hey, it gives you a little bit of diversity here in this list. So Tim, why don’t you go first. Ladies first.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Oh, yeah? Oh, nice.

Joseph Robert:

We’ll let the sheep go first, and lead the pack here.

Tim The Bald Guy:

So my number 10 is going to be Derrick Henry.

Joseph Robert:

What?

Tim The Bald Guy:

And why do I think number 10? Mainly because he had a pinnacle year last year. I think the touchdowns are going to drop a little bit. He’s not involved in the … I was wrong on him last year. I’ve said it many, many times. I will admit it, I will own up to that. I still think he’s going to do great this year, but I do see a small decrease in his numbers. I do think they were inflated last year. Number 10, I’m pretty happy putting Henry there.

Joseph Robert:

In his defense, in Tim’s defense, I definitely was higher on Henry than I am this year. Just a feeling wise, right. But you’ll see where I got him ranked here. I can’t deny Derrick Henry performing well, but also declining. Last year, 16 touchdowns on the ground, 1,500 yards. That’s got to go down.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Receiving game, only 18 receptions for 206, which is good. Yards per catch.

Joseph Robert:

That’s a problem.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Two TDs receiving as well. So that’s pretty decent for that small a number. But yeah, I just … I see a decline in those numbers.

Joseph Robert:

That’s the problem. So again, 10. I think he’s still going to be a top-three guy. That’s crazy. So I’ll give you guys my 10 here. And this was really tough for me. This was really tough. And again, Tim, I don’t know, 10? You’re really hating on Henry here.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Shut up and give us your 10.

Joseph Robert:

Okay. So this is a tough one. So I got to tell you straight up, there’s a lot of guys here that you may think are top 10 that aren’t in this list.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Yeah.

Joseph Robert:

Now, this was something I was torn on. It was between Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Miles Sanders. So my number 10 is Miles Sanders. If it stays the same way that it is right now, they don’t bring anybody else in. This was a really tough one, because it’s hard to squeeze 10 in. The mainstream has a layer in PPR, and we’re talking one point PPR, at number eight.

Joseph Robert:

It’s very tough for me to justify Clyde Edwards-Helaire in the top 10 on the Kansas City Chiefs. Again, we got burned last year. I was stashing Darwin Thompson on my rosters at my RB five, RB six before the acquisition of Shady McCoy. Shady comes in, screws everything up. So I don’t know if the Chiefs are fully sold on Helaire being the guy. It all comes down to pass protection, and how he does. They’ve got Williams there, they’ve got Darwin, they got other guys there. I’m a little suspect here with Clyde Edwards-Helaire. So trust me, this guy could be a top-five finisher if given the volume. But again, I’m staying away a little bit here. It’s too high of a draft cap.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Okay, can you get to why Miles Sanders is your number 10 instead of dumping on Helaire.

10. Miles Sanders

Joseph Robert:

Okay. Helaire, I like the upside, he’s not in my top 10. Miles Sanders finished 15th last season in PPR points. But he didn’t really get started until about midseason. We hear this year the coaching staff are believing in him. They’re saying, “Hey, this is going to be the guy, he’s going to get the work volume.” Miles Sanders, predicated on him being the guy, which he’s slated to do, could easily finish top 10. As I said, last year finished 15th, and he didn’t even scratch the surface on what he could do. Had a phenomenal week 15 with 35 points. Week 16, 26 points. We saw his attempts started to go up near the end of the season. Finished the season with 179 attempts, 818 yards. Only three touchdowns. Like I said, finishing 15th, Tim. And he hasn’t even scratched the surface. So I can definitely see this guy having a high ceiling if he stays that guy.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Good call. And I gave him an honorable mention. He is just outside my 10. I think the same way as you. I think he’s the guy, he’s going to get the work, he’s definitely there. I was debating, and I couldn’t put him in.

Joseph Robert:

I know, it’s a tough one. All right, let’s move onto your number nine.

Tim The Bald Guy:

My number nine is Aaron Jones. Once again, inflated numbers last year. Again, 16 touchdowns on the ground I believe it was. Just two big a number, it’s going to drop a little bit. He can get it done in the receiving game as well. But I just … Yeah, I think the touchdowns made him last year, and I don’t see the same finish. So still doing really well in the top 10, there’s nothing wrong with that, but dropping down to number nine.

Joseph Robert:

Sorry to tell you, man, he is out of my top 10. Aaron Jones. When they brought in Dylan, he is the future running back of that team. I think he’s a phenomenal talent. I think Dylan gets worked, probably not right off the bat, but he’s going to get some goal-line work. Definitely bringing down that ADP … Or bringing down the touchdowns, and it’s going to lower his ADP on me, for me, for Aaron Jones. I don’t trust him. Throw first team. I imagine Aaron Rogers is going to throw more with a healthy Davante Adams. I think Allen Lazard gets worked in a little bit more. He’s one of our fantasy football sleepers. Aaron Jones doesn’t even make my top 10. I can’t see it, man. I just don’t see it this year. I mean, he had a pinnacle year. Not to mention with Aaron Jones, he’s only finished one season healthy out of the three years he’s played. So yeah, a nice guy. We met him. I’ve met him at one of the shows we went to. Nice guy, called me sir. Super respectful … I felt really old for a second. But yeah, I mean, super nice guy. But for fantasy, I’m just going to stay away.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Okay, yeah. I mean, good call, I understand. I get it.

Joseph Robert:

Okay, your turn.

Tim The Bald Guy:

No, that was my turn.

9. Leonard Fournette

Joseph Robert:

That’s right. Number nine. See, I’m multitasking looking at 100 different things here. All right, number nine here, Leonard Fournette. I think you got him higher, don’t you?

Tim The Bald Guy:

Oh, God, yeah.

Joseph Robert:

Leonard Fournette at nine. Finished 7th last year. And this guy, another guy we talk about hunger. That’s one of the factors I look at when I look at running backs, and I look at running back rankings. I look at hunger. And this guy needs to eat. He needs to perform for his career. He wants to get paid a big mega-contract. He wants other teams to look at him. He’s got to perform. And he’s the primary workhorse running back with the Jacksonville Jaguars. I can’t imagine, I cannot imagine him having a bad year. Now again, injury obviously a concern through the years. I owned him a couple of years ago, the hamstring was nagging him. It really bothered me and buzz killed a lot of my fantasy points. It buzz killed a lot of my weeks. So Leonard Fournette, finished 7th last year. Only three touchdowns. That ceilings going to go up. So I am excited about him. Number nine. Predicated there’s no injury, that’s an easy one for me.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Yeah, no, no. He deserves to be a lot higher than nine. I mean, the thing was touchdowns. No touchdowns to call for, man. This guy put up a combined 1,650 yards and got only three touchdowns total. That’s horse crap.

Joseph Robert:

Yeah. 1,152 on the ground. That’s pretty impressive on 265 attempts.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Yeah. And I mean, his work in the receiving game last year basically doubled from his first two seasons. So that’s what I’m going with too. Big dude. Only three touchdowns.

Joseph Robert:

Right. Well, we don’t have to elaborate when we get to him on your list.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Yeah, we’ll go over it a little bit again, but he’s higher, let’s put it that way. So my number eighth is Josh Jacobs. And I’m sure you’ve got him higher. But so what, this is our lists. We got a good taste of what he can do. I mean, he’s good on the ground, great running game. Seven TDs. So a decent number that can still be improved upon a little bit. Only 27 targets and 20 receptions. So that’s what holds me back from putting him way up there, because I know a lot of guys are really high on him this year.

Joseph Robert:

Right.

Tim The Bald Guy:

He did only have 13 games last year too. So there’s a little bit of room there too to move up with just playing the full 16. But still, I’m not as high on him as everybody else. Eight I think is a great spot for him.

Joseph Robert:

Yeah, I’m just going to go off on a little tangent here with Jacobs, and I got to add in David Montgomery. Speaking of David Montgomery, the biggest value in the draft. Now, you look at Jacobs coming off late first round, early second, then you look at Montgomery coming off round four and five. The only difference between those two guys … I mean, they have the same amount of attempts, right. I mean, Jacobs only played 13 games. Did more with the 13 games, averaged 4.8 yards per carry, a 3.7 for Montgomery. Montgomery will have a better year. So when you’re talking value, I still like Jacobs. I’m higher on Jacobs that you are, and I love him. But I mean, look at a guy like Montgomery who’s going to be a workhorse, who’s going to get similar, maybe even more of a workload than Jacobs, and can only do better than last year. So just wanted to throw that in there when you’re talking running backs here. David Montgomery, huge value. I know you’re not as high on him as I am.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Hell yeah. I’m all in on him.

8. Alvin Kamara

Joseph Robert:

Yeah, it’s a steal, man. All right, so now let’s go to my number eight here. Now, this was a tough one here again, because I was debating again, other guys sliding in here. Anyway, I had to go with Kamara here, because I mean, Tim and I were having this debate here. Now, Kamara is always a guy that’s going to get you around 70 receptions a season, he’s going to get you six rushing touchdowns. What you see is what you get out of him. You’re going to get 800 yards on the ground. So he makes up with it in receptions. Now, is it a guy I like to target? Not really. Because I like those full workhorse running backs that are going to get a ton of volume. Now, you look at a guy like Kamara, finished ninth in PPR last year, 171 attempts. Yes, he makes up with it in his receiving game with 81 receptions, 550 whatever, 533 yards receiving. He makes up with it. But the fact of the matter is, he’s always part of a one-two punch. And I always like that full workhorse running back. I don’t like my running back coming off the field, especially if I’m investing a first-round pick on him. So when I look at Kamara, he had a bit of a down year compared to the years before. And it’s a contract year. He’s going to finish top 10. And again, if he’s healthy, he should finish top 10. Now, Tim made a good point there, because there’s so much talent with Miles Sanders, maybe Kenyan Drake has a high ceiling this year, David Montgomery comes into the mix, Clyde Edwards-Helaire. There are other guys that could bump him out of the top 10. I definitely see Tim’s point here. But Kamara, I got to put him in here because what you see is what you get.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Yeah. Once again, Kamara is just outside of my top 10. He is the type of running back I love. As opposed to you who likes a guy that’s going to be a workhorse necessarily and run, run, run, run, I love a PPR machine, a guy who can catch a lot of balls. So Kamara is right there. He finished just outside of my top 10. Once again, the same sort of deal. His numbers were a little low last year, so he can improve on them a little bit. But I just think other guys can catapult in front of him with what they’re going to be able to do. So he’s just outside my top 10. But yeah, I love Kamara.

7. David Johnson

Joseph Robert:

All right. Your number seven.

Tim The Bald Guy:

My number seven is David Johnson. And people keep giving us crap about this guy. What do we have to say? Last year in the first six games, he was averaging around 20 points per game. And then he got injured in seven and just wasn’t the same for the rest of the year. And Joe will make all the excuses he wants, “The coach screwed him.” This and that. I don’t care what the reasoning is, he wasn’t on the field, he wasn’t playing the same. That’s all that matters to me. He is primed for an amazing year this year.

Joseph Robert:

Yeah. 100%.

Tim The Bald Guy:

I mean, at number seven, I think it still might be low for him. He might be up there at the top again.

Joseph Robert:

This is going to be one of those conversations we’re going to have, it’s going to be hilarious, and I feel it, and I know it, I can sense it. I’m not a psychic by any means, but I just have a sense. It’s going to be one of those things where I’m going to get os much praise for this, “Joe, you’re the only one that has David Johnson in the top 10.” Similar to this year, nobody had Derrick Henry in the top 10 last year. Everybody was sleeping on him. I was criticized for drafting Derrick Henry early second round. It was insane. David Johnson, I just read an article on him. He basically grew up with a lot of haters. It was the biggest thing for him to go down to second or third-string last year with the Cardinals. That hits you.

Tim The Bald Guy:

That’s a slap in the face.

Joseph Robert:

You’re an All-Pro, you have a phenomenal 2016 year. You’re basically ranked up here with all the top guys. You had a fluke wrist injury the year after, you finished top nine the year after, which is a mediocre year. And then the Kingsbury year. So he’s hungry. From what I’m hearing, the coaching staff, everybody from the Texans are saying that this guy is going to be a workhorse. They’ve got an amazing plan for him. As long as he stays healthy. And I think he will. He’s been working out a lot. And I’ve been watching his tape. He’s hungry. I mean, he said he’s reached to the Bible, he’s found his faith, he’s digging deep here. I’m excited about David Johnson this year, man.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Absolutely. Me too. Yeah. And you know what though, on the flip side, he has to prove it this year, he has to get it done or he is now a benchwarmer. He’s done for me.

Joseph Robert:

Yeah, this is it for David Johnson … He will perform this year. So that was number seven?

Tim The Bald Guy:

That’s my seven.

Joseph Robert:

He’s my number seven as well, so we can move on. Our goals align. Now again, you get this guy for great value, you get this guy a steal, third, fourth round.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Exactly. So you always talk, “Robust RB, robust RB. I’m taking RBs in the first three.” I’m the opposite because I’m seeing some of these great guys like Montgomery, David Johnson, Leonard Fournette not going until rounds three, four, five. So I personally am looking for top-end wide receiver round one, and then running back, running back, running back. I’m happy to do that.

Joseph Robert:

Yeah, you could do that. This is the year you could actually do that.

Tim The Bald Guy:

You’re getting such great guys at value. Holy crap.

Joseph Robert:

I know. But the way I look at it is that I can still load up on these workhorses. So let’s say you go Julio round one, which is great. But you’re giving up a Jacobs, or Helaire early there. Then you’re going to get Gurley. You might get David Johnson to come back, and you might end up with Montgomery. So you’re losing that ace running back potentially. But the thing is, the reason I’m going robust is that I know that I can still get a value in round five and six. I can still get myself … And yeah, I’m not getting a Julio, but I get a T.Y. Hilton, a Chark. Other guys that could emerge, McLaurin, there’s a ton of guys that are-

Tim The Bald Guy:

A wide receiver one on a slightly lesser team sort of thing.

Joseph Robert:

Yes. But those guys, we’ve seen it, can emerge. Chark did it last year. You never really know.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Right.

Joseph Robert:

So again, I like to load up and feel like I got a good foundation. All right, so let’s move on. Your six.

Tim The Bald Guy:

So number six here. My number six is Mr. Leonard Fournette, who we already spoke of.

Joseph Robert:

We spoke of.

Tim The Bald Guy:

We don’t really need to go into much. The touchdowns were low, the numbers other than that were great. The receiving is good, the running is good. More touchdowns and he jumps big time.

6. Todd Gurley

Joseph Robert:

Absolutely. Yeah, we already talked about him. All right, my number six is Todd Gurley. Love him this season. Now Tim is shaking his head here.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Not sold, baby.

Joseph Robert: 

He’s not sold on Gurley. What is it about Gurley?

Tim The Bald Guy:

I know. And he is such an amazing talent when he’s on the field. I just, I still have question marks about the knee, I still got to be concerned about it. I don’t know if he can be that every game guy now.

Joseph Robert:

You got to be a lion, Tim, you got to go for it, man. This is one of those situations you have to go for it. He will perform. I absolutely love Todd Gurley this season. He is the main guy there. There is some competition, but nothing that’ll affect him. He’s got, what Brian Hill? Not really sold on it. The Falcons want to win a Superbowl this year. They’re going to play hard, they’re going to utilize him to everything … To his full ability this year.

Tim The Bald Guy:

I hope so. I really do.

Joseph Robert:

I hope so. I’m wishing him the best, man. And again, another guy with a chip on his shoulder the same idea with Johnson, that a lot of ridicule on this guy. “He’s lost his edge, he’s lost his step, he’s done, his arthritis.” I’d be sick of it, and I’d want to prove everybody wrong. So I like Todd Gurley. One thing that did scare me was the fact that he said he wanted to sit out, “I’m open to sitting out.” That is weak. I don’t know, that mentality bothers me a little bit. So that turned me off a little bit of him. But I still think he’s got to be the guy. He’s got to perform.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Right on, yeah.

Joseph Robert:

All right, your number five.

Tim The Bald Guy:

My number five is one that Joe always hates on and probably didn’t even make his top 10, Dalvin Cook.

Joseph Robert:

Oh my God, why?

Tim The Bald Guy:

Dalvin Cook, if you stay healthy, you are a dynamic player.

Joseph Robert:

If, if, if. He hasn’t finished a season in three years.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Last year did pretty well. I know he still missed a couple. 14 games, 25 carries, 1,135 yards, 13 touchdowns, 53 receptions for five … I mean, he’s what I want.

Joseph Robert:

Zero business. Zero business being anywhere near the top 10. This guy-

Tim The Bald Guy:

You are so biased on this guy.

Joseph Robert:

Will break his leg by week six. I’m telling you, by week six, Dalvin Cook will break his leg. If I’m wrong, so be it. I’m just going to stay away. I don’t want to tune in to find out. He is one of the main guys, and one of the only guys when everyone says, “I want to draft Dalvin Cook.” They say, “I got to handcuff Madison.” If you got to have that thought process, that’s like saying, “Hey, honey, I want to marry you, but I want to have a backup wife just in case you don’t put out in bed.” Listen, I don’t like that. I want to feel secure.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Well, I think you do.

Joseph Robert:

I want to feel secure with who I got. That’s it. I don’t want anybody else. That’s the bottom line.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Okay. Let me give you my disclaimer. I’m not, and normally never will draft Dalvin Cook. However, I totally believe he needs to be at number five.

Joseph Robert:

I don’t like him.

Tim The Bald Guy:

I will never draft him, but he’s an amazing player.

Joseph Robert:

This is what makes it so exciting talking about stuff after. Like again, last year everyone said Le’Veon Bell round one. Everybody said Antonio Brown rd 2. Everyone said Odell round one. What happened? Everyone said Damian Williams and I got ridiculed. Everyone is like, “He’s on the Chiefs. You got to be excited.” I’m like, “Listen he sucks.” But that’s why I like Helaire so much is because Helaire is actually good and he’s on the Chiefs. So I definitely see the ceiling. Now, that’s why Miles Sanders and Helaire, either one of those guys could be in the top 10 for me. And I might regret this by not putting Helaire in the top 10. But I mean, Jonathan Taylor was another guy that could completely emerge and beat Helaire out too. But you’re taking a risk. These guys are a little more secure. If you want to grab Helaire, Sanders, or Taylor, make sure you implement some of these other guys, the Jacobs, the Zekes, the David Johnsons in there, guys that are more secure with volume, and know what we’re going to get out of them.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Don’t overreach. Draft them where they should be drafted.

Joseph Robert:

Yes, yes. That’s another thing, just because I have David Johnson here at seven, doesn’t mean that you should draft him in the second round. Draft him where you could get him without overreaching. All right, so next guy here, Tim.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Yours.

5. Josh Jacobs

Joseph Robert:

Where are we? Number five?

Tim The Bald Guy:

Yeah.

Joseph Robert:

Josh Jacobs. We already talked about him. I mean-

Tim The Bald Guy:

Great player. You see some upside. That’s all there is to it really.

Joseph Robert:

That’s it. Finished 21st last year in PPR. That’s going to go up. From what I heard, he was playing with a bum shoulder. Playing with a bum shoulder, that’s really good because that’s showing that he’s tough, and he still did pretty well considering that was after week seven. So I’m sold. Let’s just move on here. Josh Jacobs should perform. I mean, there’s no reason why he’s a workhorse there. They did bring Jeremy Hill in. Yeah, I’m not … He’s just there for a backup.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Josh Jacobs is one of only two weapons on that whole team.

Joseph Robert:

That’s it.

Tim The Bald Guy:

That’s all that needs to be said, man. He’ll get it done.

4. Ezekiel Elliott

Joseph Robert: 

Number four.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Number four for me, Mr. Zeke Elliott. I mean, this guy’s a beast. You don’t really need to say much, he’s just a beast. And he will get a lot of work. Get the ball anywhere close to the goal line and just feed him.

Joseph Robert:

That who I got at number four. Now, amazing with this guy, number one in attempts last year. So even if he goes down, he had 301 attempts. Now, everyone talks about the Pollard effect. I understand pollard could be a thorn in the side, I understand it. But even with Pollard there, as a floor, I’m looking at about 260 attempts as a floor. I still see him getting more than that. Number four in yardage. He was number one in attempts, number four in yardage. I like that. And number four in touchdowns. So he gets the goal-line work.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Sorry, wasn’t Derrick Henry actually first in attempts? 303. Come on, check your numbers, baby. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?

Joseph Robert:

Oh, you’re right, you’re right.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Woo, ding, ding, ding, ding.

Joseph Robert:

I was off by two attempts. My bad.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Either way, it’s all good.

Joseph Robert:

Derrick Henry, you’re right. How do I mess that up? I never mess that up? All right, so yes, Derrick Henry-

Tim The Bald Guy:

All right, get back on track, brother.

Joseph Robert:

Yeah, Zeke Elliot was number two in attempts. Either way, 300, 302, we’re splitting hairs here. Zeke Elliot is a workhorse, safe and solid, healthy, durable, can’t go wrong. Mr safe and reliable.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Yeah, absolutely, man.

Joseph Robert:

Yeah, nice cover there. All right, next guy.

Tim The Bald Guy:

My number three, another guy who you hate, and you don’t want to see him here, and I can’t believe you don’t even give him an honorable mention, you’re a dick.

Joseph Roberts:

Who?

Tim The Bald Guy:

Austin Ekeler.

Joseph Roberts:

No business.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Come on.

Joseph Robert:

No business being here.

Tim The Bald Guy:

He’s Kamara four years ago.

Joseph Robert:

No, no, no. He’s overrated. 132 attempts. Let me just let this sink in. And I know a lot of people [crosstalk 00:23:58].

Tim The Bald Guy:

Make sure you’re talking about his receptions when you’re talking about only those 132.

Joseph Robert:

Well, let me just talk about the rushing first. 132 attempts, okay. Let’s start off with that. I know we’re talking the rushing. 132 attempts put him in the category of these people, ready? Deandre Washington had 108, Matt Breida 123, Royce Freeman had 132 attempts, Gus Edwards and Tevin Coleman. Latavius Murray had 146 attempts, Peyton Barber had 154. 132 attempts, Tim, put him with Royce Freeman when you’re looking at rushing.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Ooh, I don’t like that.

Joseph Robert:

When you’re looking at rushing … Now, let’s pull up rushing here. He had, what, 500 yards rushing, right, give or take.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Keep selling your rushing take here, keep selling it.

Joseph Robert:

I really … Okay, 557 rushing yards. That puts him in there with Frank Gore, Jordan Howard, Royce Freeman, Peyton Barber, James Conner, and Alexander Madison. In and around. Those guys are in and around that ballpark for rushing. Alexander Madison was a backup.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Okay.

Joseph Robert:

So I need a full workhorse if I’m going first round or second round on a guy.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Oh, so yeah, so you’re not even going to talk about his 92 receptions, which makes 92 points right there?

Joseph Robert:

Yeah, so that’s a pinnacle year. So that tells me that he had …

Tim The Bald Guy:

He wasn’t even the lead back.

Joseph Robert:

Do you know what it’s like? It’s like hitting the lottery. You suck for years, you’ve been a backup, you’ve hit the lottery and boom. Now I commented, I told Ekeler personally on my Instagram, if you haven’t followed it, follow Instagram @fantasyfootballcounselor. I did a post where I said he sucked. He came on and said, “Explain why.” I said because you rushed as much as Peyton Barber. Oh, Peyton Barber rushed more than [crosstalk 00:25:35].

Tim The Bald Guy:

You just totally ignore his receiving capabilities, man. The guy has amazing hands.

Joseph Robert:

No, no, I-

Tim The Bald Guy:

And he is going to rush more this year, you watch.

Joseph Robert:

I’m not sold.

Tim The Bald Guy:

He’s going to be 200 plus rushes, he’s still going to get those 90 receptions. He’s going to kill it.

Joseph Robert:

They brought in Josh they acquired him in the 4th round. He’s going to get work.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Fourth round. Come on.

Joseph Robert:

All right, let’s move on here. So he’s-

Tim The Bald Guy:

Your number three.

Joseph Robert:

That is a waste of a three, guys. Do not get Ekeler.

Tim The Bald Guy:

You are nuts.

3. Derrick Henry

Joseph Robert:

All right, my number three is Derrick Henry. This is more of a number three, not number 10. But Derrick Henry, I mean, what do I say?

Tim The Bald Guy:

You say, “OH, Derrick Henry, you better maintain what you did last year.”

Joseph Robert:

Similar offense, nothings really changed. There’s no new quarterback, no new system. I like Derrick Henry. I see him training, he’s still hungry. He needs to build a legacy now. He got paid, but he needs to build a legacy now.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Okay.

Joseph Robert:

Okay.

Tim The Bald Guy:

I just see a slight drop in the TDs, and that’s going to hurt his points. That’s all I can say.

2. Christian McCaffrey

Joseph Robert:

This is getting interesting, it’s getting down to the wire. Who do you got at number two?

Tim The Bald Guy:

Number two of course is Saquon Barkley. After a down year last year, he’s coming back. He’s coming back.

Joseph Robert:

Saquon Barkley, we won’t get into it. But this was the big debate between him and CMC. So my number two is Christian McCaffrey. So this is the big debate here.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Once again, you have a bias against this guy and I don’t understand why.

Joseph Robert:

Okay, so I’ll tell you why. Let’s talk about the reasons why Christian McCaffrey will decline, 100%. Number one, 471 points, there’s no way. No one is ever going to duplicate that again. It’s very rare.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Okay, and where did the second-place guy finish? How many points?

Joseph Robert:

  1. With-

Tim The Bald Guy:

Okay, so even if he declines 100 points, come on.

Joseph Robert:

Well, okay. So Cinderella could only happen once. The fairy godmother came in, they blessed Christian McCaffrey with everything you could possibly have. Now, when you’re looking at receptions, okay, 116 receptions. That makes him number two in receptions amongst wide receivers. The only person that came close to that was Deandre Hopkins. I think both had 104 receptions. You can double-check that, but I’m pretty sure. So 104 receptions for the receivers. Top receivers in the NFL. The only guy that beat him was Michael Thomas with 149, but that was record-breaking almost. So when you look at this, you’re like, “Okay, he’s not going to get 116 receptions.” So that declines. You’re going to lose 20 points there at least.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Okay.

Joseph Robert:

Okay.

Tim The Bald Guy:

So now he’s down to 450.

Joseph Robert:

So then you got to look at … So my number one … Let’s go to our number ones. Yours is obviously CMC.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Of course.

1. Saquon Barkley

Joseph Robert:

Mine is Saquon Barkley. So Saquon Barkley finished 10th last year in PPR, and he only played 13 games, was banged up. The ceiling is higher. Improved O line. So what I’m saying is, no matter where Christian McCaffrey does, wherever he drops off, Saquon is going to come in above him with a higher ceiling. That’s just what I’m saying.

Tim The Bald Guy:

God damn. No.

Joseph Robert:

Yes.

Tim The Bald Guy:

It’s not possible, man.

Joseph Robert:

Yes, yes.

Tim The Bald Guy:

No matter what, Christian McCaffrey is a high 300 low 400 point guy every year. He touched the ball over 400 times last year with 15 of his touchdowns coming via the run. Doesn’t that amaze you? All those catches, but 15 of his touchdowns via the run.

Joseph Robert:

I’m not sold.

Tim The Bald Guy:

And four in the air.

Joseph Robert:

Guys, listen, I got him at two. So it’s not like I’m disrespecting him.

Tim The Bald Guy:

No, I know. Yeah.

Joseph Robert:

But still, I’m not going to have him on my roster this year. So whether he comes up with 600 points this year, I will eat crow. I will just not have him on my team, because if I’m going first, I’m taking Saquon. If I’m going second, I’m going to end up with Saquon. So it doesn’t really matter. I’m going to have Saquon if I’m going one and two.

Tim The Bald Guy:

All I’m saying is, Christian McCaffrey, you can have my babies.

Joseph Robert:

How is that possible? All right.

Tim The Bald Guy:

I don’t know, but let’s make it possible.

Joseph Robert:

By the old Arnold Schwarzenegger [crosstalk 00:29:10]. Yeah. We got to find a way. The genetics are good with that one, man.

Tim The Bald Guy:

So that’s it. I mean, all you guys can comment about the guys we missed, the guys you think are going to be in there.. Yeah, yeah. You know our argument against that one.

Joseph Robert:

Yeah, Kareem Hunt. Just like I said, whenever you draft your way into … I’ll end it with this tip, if they’re like this, and you’re wondering who’s better, then stay away. If there’s a big gap like Derrick Henry and his backup Evans, I think Henry is better. Christian McCaffrey, and who’s behind him? I don’t even know, and I don’t even care. Zeke Elliot, Tony Pollard? Do you know what I mean? Dion Lewis was behind Saquon. I don’t care who’s behind these guys, I don’t really care. Now, when you look at Aaron Jones, who had a pinnacle year, and you’ve got Dylan behind him, he’s a beast. You got to watch out for that. So keep an eye out for his type of stuff. Look for who else is in there, and the talent. I think Dion Lewis is behind Barkley now or something like that. But anyway. Those guys don’t really matter. The scrubs, forget about them. Focus on the guys that are workhorses, that can get the volume, you will be a happy person.

Tim The Bald Guy:

I am a happy person.

Joseph Roberts:

All right. So you’ll be happy if you go to manscaped.com and you use promo code shower lion, and trim your nuts.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Look here, we did a show Monday, I cleaned up a little bit. I don’t know if you guys can tell, the hairs cut down to the wood.

Joseph Robert:

Using his trimmer. Okay, Tim, that’s it. Our top 10 running backs fantasy football 2020. The RB rankings. This is it.

Tim The Bald Guy:

That is it.

Joseph Robert:

Thank you guys for being here, smash the thumbs up. Leave your fantasy questions below, and get 16 Rounds. What are you waiting for? Thank you.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Yes. Football is happening. Get it now.

Joseph Robert:

It’s happening. I like your radio voice, Tim.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Thank you. I like to talk like this sometimes.

Joseph Robert:

You should do our intro. That’s pretty good.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Right on, baby.

Joseph Robert:

We’re out. Talk soon.

Tim The Bald Guy:

Take care, guys.

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