Duke Johnson, RB, Texans
Lamar Miller’s season-ending knee injury leaves Johnson atop the depth chart. We’ll see what Houston adds to the backfield over the next few days — but we believe Johnson is capable of handling a feature role. He’s 210 pounds and averaged 6.8 yards per carry on 242 attempts in his final college season at Miami.
Tevin Coleman, RB, 49ers
With Jerick McKinnon on IR, this is now a 2-man backfield in San Francisco. We’ve been bumping Matt Breida up the RB rankings all August, but it was time to give Coleman a boost. Consider him a low-end RB2.
Tony Pollard, RB, Cowboys
Pollard looks set to operate as Dallas’ feature back for however long Ezekiel Elliott’s holdout lasts. The rookie was on the field for all 22 of QB Dak Prescott’s snaps this preseason.