Running backs are used quite differently in the NFL in 2019. In a passing league, you’ll want a RB with speed who can get open in Madden 20.
The NFL may be more of a passing league now, but don’t undersell the importance of a running back — especially in 2019 where it’s almost more important to find a running back with breakaway speed who can catch the ball out of the backfield. In Madden 20, it’s no different. Running backs are incredibly important and you’re going to want someone with speed.
Like we did with wide receivers, another important position for speed in Madden 20, we’ve gone ahead and found the 10 fastest running backs currently in the game.
It’s important to note that EA updates Madden 20 on a weekly basis, adjusting the ratings of players based on their performance in real life. So the list below may change throughout the season, but we’ll try and keep it as updated and accurate as possible.
For now, though, here are the 10 fastest running backs in Madden 20 (last updated in Week 2):
- T.J. Logan – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 93 Speed (71 OVR)
- Raheem Mostert – San Francisco 49ers – 93 Speed (74 OVR)
- Tony Pollard – Dallas Cowboys – 93 Speed (69 OVR)
- Saquon Barkley – New York Giants – 92 Speed (91 OVR)
- Trenton Cannon – New York Jets – 92 Speed (69 OVR)
- Tarik Cohen – Chicago Bears – 92 Speed (85 OVR)
- Austin Ekeler – Los Angeles Chargers – 92 Speed (82 OVR)
- Tyler Ervin – Jacksonville Jaguars – 92 Speed (64 OVR)
- Leonard Fournette – Jacksonville Jaguars – 92 Speed (81 OVR)
- Devonta Freeman – Atlanta Falcons – 92 Speed (88 OVR)
While these are the top 10 fastest players in Madden 20, per EA’s rating site, there are quite a few other running backs who boast 92 speed, including Melvin Gordon (90 OVR), Todd Gurley II (97 OVR) and David Johnson (88 OVR).
With this kind of speed, you can get some nice mismatches in the passing game. Coupled with some fast wide receivers, you can really stretch the field in Madden 20.