As Madden 20 has finally launched for everyone around the world, it's time to delve into the best players at every position. In this Madden 20 HB ratings guide, we'll be rounding up all the best Madden 20 running backs you can find in the game, so you're never at a loss for knowing which team to use with a running scheme.
Madden 20 Best Running Backs
In the table below, we've rounded up a list of the best Madden 20 running backs on offer in the game. Next to the listing of each player, you can find their overall rating, then their individual ratings for awareness, speed, and carrying, four vital statistics for any HB.
Madden 20 Running Back Stats Explained
And there you have it, the list of the best running backs on offer in Madden 20. Are there any surprises for you on the list? It's easy to forget how LeSean McCoy used to be by far the quickest HB in the league just a matter of years ago. No surprises at the top of the list though, as Todd Gurley and Ezekiel Elliott rightfully claim the number one and two spots respectively, beating out Le'Veon Bell after the latter missed the entirety of the last NFL season.
But what makes a good running back in Madden 20? For starters, look at the stats for each player that we chose to showcase in the table above. You might not think it, but awareness is actually a really crucial stat for any player that's going to be carrying the ball, as it allows them to see incoming players sooner and steel themselves against tacklers.
Speed is obviously paramount for any player in Madden 20, let alone a running back. Although it's not absolutely crucial for your HB to be the quickest player on the field, it certainly helps if they can outrun any cornerbacks and safeties in the backfield once they break through your opponent's defensive front.
And finally, there's the carrying stat for pretty obvious reasons. The basic rule here is that the higher the carrying stat for a player, the less likely they are to fumble the ball upon being tackled. In addition to this, a solid carrying stat also drastically decreases the chances of your HB dropping the ball after being handed it by the QB on a toss or draw play. It's a small stat for a running back, but it's crucial.