Todd Gurley leap
.
Here are the running back rankings for Super Bowl LIII.
.
1. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams – Should be healthier than he’s been in a while. Big factor in this one.
2. James White, New England Patriots – Has a tendency to come up in big games.
3. Sony Michel, New England Patriots – Could easily be the top choice in this one if the Pats can establish the run.
4. C.J. Anderson, Los Angeles Rams – Not likely to get the carries he needs to get rolling.
5. Rex Burkhead, New England Patriots – You never know, it could be Burkhead with a couple of TDs to be a factor.
.
.
Also check out:

James White
.
New England Patriots Running Back Dion Lewis suffered a setback as he required a second procedure to his knee, which will sideline him two to three months. Lewis was effective last year for New England, running for 234 yards and a pair of touchdowns while adding 36 receptions for 388 yards and another pair of scores in seven games.
.
The injury will help LeGarrette Blount will likely occupy the Patriots’ big back duties. He has been decent for the Patriots the past few years, but is a tough fantasy prediction. Blount ran for 703 yards and a touchdown last year.
.
The real winner should be James White. He will get some carries, but should really be utilized in the passing game. White ran for 56 yards and a pair of touchdowns last year, but caught 40 passes for 410 yards and four scores. He will be a nice early season flex option, particularly in points-per-reception leagues.


Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties