To coincide with the 28-hour ESPN Fantasy Football Marathon presented by Draft Kings, NFL Nation reporters are taking a position-by-position look at the teams they cover. Below are projections for each starting running back's stats for 2016.
On Monday: NFL Nation covered over/under on starting-quarterback performances in 2016, based on their ESPN fantasy projections. Here are the fantasy projections for running backs. Click the links after each team to view the full posts.
Carolina Panthers: The Panthers' continuity on the offensive line, and teams' keying on Cam Newton as a runner as well as a passer, could open the door for Jonathan Stewart to have an even bigger season. Read more.
Chicago Bears: Jeremy Langford showcased elite breakaway speed last season but also suffered from a case of the drops in the passing game. The Bears beefed up the backfield this offseason, but Langford is still expected to be the guy to replace Matt Forte. Read more.
Cincinnati Bengals: The Bengals might be forced to rely on their running game more this season, which would produce more opportunities for Jeremy Hill. All fantasy owners need from Hill is week-to-week consistency. Read more.
Cleveland Browns: With Isaiah Crowell likely to split duties with Duke Johnson, the Browns' running backs don't offer much fantasy security, especially behind an offensive line with major questions. Read more.
Dallas Cowboys: The Cowboys want to get back to the running the ball the way they did in 2014, and with the likes of Ezekiel Elliott, Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris, the run game looks solid. Read more.
Denver Broncos: All signs point to the Broncos running the ball more than they have the previous four seasons with Peyton Manning at quarterback. C.J. Anderson, who takes his first real foray into the role of lead back, figures to flourish in the one-cut-and-go scheme. Read more.
Detroit Lions: Coach Jim Caldwell's teams have rarely had prolific rushers, so be wary of Detroit running backs in 2016 -- except if you have Theo Riddick, who is good to have in PPR leagues because he could be as good as a high RB2. Read more.
Houston Texans: Lamar Miller averaged 196 carries in his final three campaigns in Miami, but the additional work he will see with the Texans should give him the opportunity to put up RB1 numbers. Read more.
Indianapolis Colts: ESPN's fantasy projection for Frank Gore is fewer than 1,000 yards this season. However, the Colts' offensive line should be improved, which would give Gore more lanes to run through and more opportunities to surpass the 1,000-yard mark. Read more.
Jacksonville Jaguars: The bad news? Chris Ivory and T.J. Yeldon will be sharing carries. The good news? The Jaguars are committed to running the ball more, which should help both running backs and their fantasy owners. Read more.
Los Angeles Rams: As the clear focal point of the Rams' offense, Todd Gurley should be even better in his second season and will be relied upon heavily, especially with rookie quarterback Jared Goff trying to figure things out. Read more.
New England Patriots: It's always risky to count on a Patriots running back in fantasy, but if Dion Lewis stays healthy, he should put up decent numbers, including going above expectations for yards and receptions. Read more.
New York Giants: New York's backfield might remain a muddled fantasy mess again in 2016, as the Giants played ring-around-a-running-back for the first 13 weeks of the previous season. Veterans Rashad Jennings and Shane Vereen are the heavy favorites to earn the most significant time, but there are several wild cards in waiting. Read more.
Philadelphia Eagles: Coach Doug Pederson's focus on the run -- especially given the lack of big-play weapons at wide receiver -- should give Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles plenty of opportunities to put points on the board for the Eagles. Read more.
Tennessee Titans: Tennessee's preseason opener, in which DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry combined for 167 rushing yards and two touchdowns, made it seem that things are moving in a good direction for both the Titans and fantasy owners of both players. Read more.
Washington Redskins: The Redskins' offense has a lot of talent in the passing game, which could limit Matt Jones' opportunities. Can Jones exceed ESPN's fantasy projection of 936.7 rushing yards and 5.2 rushing touchdowns? Read more.