AFC West Position Rankings: Running Backs

Today, we continue our series ranking the position groups in the AFC West with the running back position. Which group comes out on top? We discuss.
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3. Denver Broncos: Javonte Williams, Samaje Perine

Other running backs: Tony Jones Jr., Tyler Badie, Jaleel McLaughlin

The Broncos seemingly had something started with Javonte Williams before he went down with a season-ending injury a season ago. This offseason, they also added a top-notch short yardage back in Samaje Perine, who spent the last three seasons with the Bengals. When healthy, they have an intriguing one-two punch that could be a top-tier group. With that in mind, there are questions that need to be answered before they can be considered the top unit in the AFC West.

It is unclear whether Javonte Williams will be 100% healthy when the regular season begins. However, the team has been optimistic about his speedy recovery. With that being said, Samaje Perine is a talented placeholder if he can't go in their week one matchup when they host the Raiders. Keep Javonte Williams in mind if you are a fantasy football fanatic, he could be an absolute steal in your fantasy draft.


Javonte Williams: 47 carries, 204 rushing yards, 4.3 yards/carry ,16 receptions, 76 receiving yards
Other RBs: 320 carries, 1,336 rushing yards, 4.1 yards/carry, 8 rushing TDs, 76 receptions, 630 receiving yards, 2 receiving TDs


Javonte Williams: 308 carries, 1,388 rushing yards, 4.5 yards/carry, 9 rushing TDs, 44 receptions, 319 receiving yards, 1 receiving TD
Other RBs: 45 rushes, 217 rushing yards, 4.8 yards/carry, 3 rushing TDs, 30 receptions, 196 receiving yards, 1 receiving TD