Buckle the fuck up, because the XFL Fantasy season is weeks away! We’ve given you the quarterbacks and wide receivers. Now it’s time for the top fantasy running backs in the XFL. These rankings will be based off standard scoring leagues. However, you wouldn’t see much change in a PPR, especially a half point league. Let’s get it going with a name you all should know.
Christine Michael – St. Louis BattleHawks
Hands down, the most experienced back in the XFL. He is best known for his time with the Seattle Seahawks. He, probably, helped your NFL fantasy team make a playoff run in the 2016 season. Michael is a strong north south runner with a low center of gravity. Michael is great at finding the hole and bursting through it. The BattleHawks spent a first-round pick on this guy, so expect him to get the ball a lot.
Cameron Artis-Payne – Dallas Renegades
Another XFL running back with years of NFL experience, with the Carolina Panthers. The Renegades backfield also features another experienced back, Lance Dunbar. However, I am giving the edge to the Payne Train for his red zone and goal line ability. Expect him to get most of the touchdowns from the backfield. His inside and outside running abilities make him a strong option for your team. Good luck keeping this guy from scoring…
Elijah Hood – LA Wildcats
This man is a fucking bowling ball. Still unsure of how much value a power back, like Hood, has on an XFL fantasy squad. However, Norm Chow has found ways to score with them in the past. This offense is going to be extremely pass heavy. However, when the Wildcats decide to run the ball, you can expect their number one overall pick to be totin’ the rock. LA has some horses…
Jhurell Pressley – DC Defenders
Arguably one of the best running backs to come out of the AAF. Jhurell Pressley led the short league in rushing with 431 yards. He spent some time in training camps with the Vikings, Falcons, and Giants. He went unsigned after his season in the AAF. However, this was most likely due the two-game suspension he would have to face in a return to the NFL. Pressley is a strong back with speed and can quickly burst through holes. Look for him to pick up exactly where he left off in the AAF.
Kenneth Farrow – Seattle Dragons
Another product of the AAF. This man was a work horse for those eight games! He was second in the league in yards and attempts. Second only to Trent Richardson, which I am still blown away he isn’t in the XFL! Anyway, Farrow is a beast! Don’t sleep on this dude. Not only can he run it up the gut, he can also catch it out of the back field. Should be a solid pick in standard and PPR leagues.
Andre Williams – Houston Roughnecks
If this guy wasn’t in a pass first offense, he would be higher on my list. Andre Williams had the best college single season of all the backs in the XFL. In 2013, he finished forth in Heisman voting, won the Doak Walker award, and was a first-team All-ACC pick. He led the nation in rushing yards with 2,177. Besides all of the achievements, he is an animal with the ball in his hands. This fucking guy breaks through arm tackles like the fat kid in red rover. He’s a strong, stocky, and powerful runner who can carry a heavy workload.
Justin Stockton – New York Guardians
Overall, the Guardians backfield is not very impressive. There’s no Saquon to save this New York team. However, the one guy who stands out is Justin Stockton. The former Red Raider spent some time in the AAF. He was nicknamed “The Flash” while in college, and you can probably guess why. The boy is quick out of the back field, and light on his feet. His only touchdown run in the AAF proves that he won’t go down easily.
Quinton Flowers – Tampa Bay Vipers
Talk about a dual threat.. Quinton Flowers threw for over 8,000 and rushed for over 3,000 yards during his time at South Florida. Therefore, you can expect the Vipers to use him on some double pass plays. With the way the XFL rules are, this flower is going to bloom. His speed and quickness, with the ball in his hands, is the reason he made the switch to running back. You can expect passing and rushing touchdowns with this guy on your fantasy team. Quinton Flowers is about to spread his seed all over the XFL..
Get Your Popcorn Ready
The XFL is coming fast whether you like it or not. Training camp is a couple of days from ending, rosters will be finalized, and the league will kick off on February 8th. If you don’t have your league members chosen by now, then get off your ass and get to work. Call your friends, set a draft date, and get ready for some XFL fantasy! This is Domi departing, hold it.