Devonta Freeman (Atlanta Falcons): Freeman has injury concerns attached to him, but when he is healthy he is one of the most exciting backs in the league. If he makes a full comeback, the Falcons could have one of the league’s most improved offenses in 2019.
Sony Michel (New England Patriots): Michel was one of the league’s top rookie backs last year and he has carved out an essential role in the Pats offense. It’ll be interesting to see Michel’s usage compared to James White‘s this season.
While I wouldn’t have signed Hunt in the aftermath of his release from Kansas City, if I were evaluating him purely on his talent, he is worthy of a spot on this list.
There is a chance that Jamaal Williams or even Dexter Williams will take carries from Jones, but I expect Jones to still be the premier back in the Green Bay offense.
Chris Carson (Seattle Seahawks): Carson was an absolute workhorse in Seattle last season, and while he will almost certainly see a reduction in workload, I wouldn’t be surprised if he still has this workhorse role in Seattle next year as Brian Schottenheimer continues to rely on the running game.