AFC East fantasy football ranking are sometimes hard and at running back, a lot goes in to making the tough decisions. This year is no different.
If there is one thing we can say, none of the running backs in the AFC East are going to be top level draft selection targets. Most of these guys are going to be drafted as depth or maybe second slot starters. But which team has the best unit or best player?
There are plenty of options to run your leagues but for this purpose of the RBs we are going to use PPR scording from ESPN, where our leagues are typically hosted. These are the top RBs from each team in order of how they are ranked.
Breece Hall – New York Jets
Hall is the top ranked running back according to ESPN this year from an AFC East team but to prove my earlier point, you have to go deep to get him. Hall is ranked as the 22nd best fantasy running back this year.
Damien Harris – New England
Hopefully you are actually reading this because if you are, you might be better off with a Patriot RB than a NYJ. Why? Mac Jones needs run support and the Patriots may need to rely on their run game a lot more than the Jets. Harris could very well put up more numbers. He is ranked 26.
Chase Edmonds – Miami Dolphins
If we are following the ESPN rankings, Edmonds comes in at 32 but his value should be less than this on your roster. Don’t rely on Edmonds to fill anything more than a FLEX or bye-week fill in until we see how the Dolphins offense progresses. Why? Because Miami is going to use a platoon at the position.
James Cook – Buffalo Bills
Cook is actually the one player I would target in my fantasy draft, especially in a keeper league. Cook didn’t seem all that thrilled when he was drafted by the Bills but he is a very good RB and may be the best of this entire bunch by season’s end. ESPN has him ranked way down at 40 behind Jets RB Michael Carter. I don’t buy this at all and hope that they don’t change the rankings by the time I draft.