2015 Fantasy Football Rookie Running Backs

Jake Roth, USA Today Sports
Here are some rookie running backs (RBs) to keep a close eye on in your drafts and the RB's that can be most fruitful for your fantasy football teams.

T.J. Yeldon (RB, JAX) - he is already the named starter in an offense that needed a fresh face at the RB position. He will be a true three down RB and should be given full opportunity to put up solid fantasy numbers in 2015. I love Yeldon in dynasty leagues, but it's hard to say what he can do in redraft leagues, but it wouldn't shock me to see 800+ total yards and 5+ TD's this year.

Ameer Abdullah (RB, DET) - he is a RB target in dynasty leagues as for 2015 he will be splitting time with Joique Bell. Bell has was already splitting carries with Reggie Bush and now that Reggie has moved on Abdullah will fill that role and be given opportunity to take more carries as the year goes on. He is a much stronger target in dynasty leagues, but temper expectations this year for redraft leagues.

Todd Gurley (RB, StL) - he is extremely talented and in the long run he will be solid. He should be highly targeted in dynasty leagues and look at him in redraft leagues for the second half of the season. The Rams are not going to rush Gurley onto the field and you have to be patient in 2015 for him to emerge.

Tevin Coleman (RB, ATL) - Atlanta was looking for a replacement back for Steven Jackson and Coleman has the opportunity to arise as the Falcons lead RB. He is a solid RB to build your bench in 2015 and look to him to emerge as a RB that will put up fantasy points. He is part of a strong offense so he will see the end-zone and has a solid chance to put up strong fantasy numbers in TD only leagues.

Melvin Gordon (RB, SD) - here is the RB I am most excited about in 2015 and should be targeted in redraft leagues if he falls in the draft. He will go as high as the third round in many drafts and he does have the potential for rookie of the year. It wouldn't shock me to see Gordon put up nearly 1,000 total yards and 7+ TDs in 2015.

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