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 Rankings/Projections > Dynasty Rankings  
Updated: 3/21/19
Doug Orth | Archive | Email |



Considerations for RB
  • Talent
  • Two years of solid (or better) production remaining
  • Age
  • Durability
  • Proven consistency
  • Age/skill of supporting cast
  • Coaching/scheme stability/situation
These rankings are for PPR leagues, where each touchdown is worth six points. I will release my next set of rankings after the NFL Draft. I will then update the rankings before the start of the 2019 regular season and again midway through the season.

 
Upside = Upside   Risk = Risk
RUNNING BACKS
Chg Rank Player Tm Age
  1 Saquon Barkley NYG 22
  2 Ezekiel Elliott DAL 23
  3 Christian McCaffrey CAR 22
  4 Alvin Kamara NO 23
  5 Todd Gurley LAR 24
  6 David Johnson ARI 27
  7 Melvin Gordon LAC 25
  8 James Conner PIT 23
  9 Joe Mixon CIN 22
Tier 2
  10 Nick Chubb CLE 23
  11 Dalvin Cook MIN 23
  12 Leonard Fournette JAC 24
  13 Kerryon Johnson DET 21
  14 Sony Michel NE 24
  15 Le'Veon Bell NYJ 27
Tier 3
16 Marlon Mack IND 23
17 Derrick Henry TEN 24
  18 Kenyan Drake MIA 25
  19 Aaron Jones GB 24
  20 Tarik Cohen CHI 23
21 Mark Ingram BAL 29
Tier 4
  22 Phillip Lindsay DEN 24
23 Damien Williams KC 26
  24 Jerick McKinnon SF 26
  25 Chris Carson SEA 24
  26 Royce Freeman DEN 23
  27 Rashaad Penny SEA 23
  28 Derrius Guice WAS 21
  29 Devonta Freeman ATL 27
  30 Tevin Coleman SF 25
  31 James White NE 27
  32 Jordan Howard CHI 24
  33 Lamar Miller HOU 27
Tier 5
  34 Ronald Jones TB 21
35 Kareem Hunt CLE 23
36 Mike Davis CHI 26
37 Jalen Richard OAK 25
38 Ito Smith ATL 23
  39 Dion Lewis TEN 28
  40 Nyheim Hines IND 22
41 Latavius Murray NO 29
  42 LeSean McCoy BUF 30
  43 Austin Ekeler LAC 23
  44 Duke Johnson CLE 25
  45 Giovani Bernard CIN 27
46 Jaylen Samuels PIT 22
47 Carlos Hyde KC 27
  48 Chris Thompson WAS 28
Tier 6
49 Chris Warren OAK 22
50 Adrian Peterson WAS 34
51 Rex Burkhead NE 27
  52 Jay Ajayi FA 25
  53 Peyton Barber TB 24
  54 Jamaal Williams GB 23
55 Kenneth Dixon BAL 25
56 Matt Breida SF 24
  57 Kalen Ballage MIA 23
  58 D'Onta Foreman HOU 22
  59 Elijah McGuire NYJ 24
60 Josh Adams PHI 22
61 Wendell Smallwood PHI 25
62 Isaiah Crowell FA 26
63 C.J. Anderson FA 28
64 T.J. Yeldon FA 25
Tier 7
  65 John Kelly LAR 22
66 Chase Edmonds ARI 22
67 Justin Jackson LAC 22
68 Frank Gore BUF 35
69 Marshawn Lynch FA 32
  70 Corey Clement PHI 24
71 Devontae Booker DEN 26
  72 Theo Riddick DET 27
  73 Jordan Wilkins IND 24
Tier 8
  74 Malcolm Brown FA 25
  75 Bilal Powell FA 30
  76 Wayne Gallman NYG 24
77 Mark Walton CIN 21
  78 Ty Montgomery FA 26
79 Gus Edwards BAL 23
80 Corey Grant FA 27
 
COMMENTS
  Todd Gurley, LAR: If reports of arthritic knee are true, long-term fantasy viability takes a sizable blow.

  Nick Chubb, CLE: Influx of talent good for him, but the presence/return of Kareem Hunt looms large.

  Dalvin Cook, MIN: Needs to stay healthy AND get some o-line help to realize almost limitless upside.

  Kerryon Johnson, DET: Clearly the most talented RB in Detroit, but how long will it take for him to be featured?

  Kenyan Drake, MIA: Does Pats-influenced coaching staff go RBBC or give him a chance to earn featured role?

  Aaron Jones, GB: New regime reportedly believes he is a committee back.

Mark Ingram, BAL: Light 2018 workload may allow him to delay hitting 30-and-over wall.

  Phillip Lindsay, DEN: Adding OL coach Mike Munchak/zone running scheme good, but does Royce Freeman appeal more to new regime?

Damien Williams, KC: Played exceptionally well down the stretch, but will KC bring in more competition via the draft?

  Derrius Guice, WAS: Return of A.D., reported ACL surgery complications cast doubt on his prospects for 2019.

  Jordan Howard, CHI: Reportedly on trade market after mostly disappointing season in Matt Nagy's offense.

  Ronald Jones, TB: One of several key offensive players likely to benefit from Bruce Arians' arrival.

Kareem Hunt, CLE: Would be shocking if he doesn't push Chubb for playing time if/when suspension ends.

Mike Davis, CHI: Good landing spot; assumes Howard is traded and Chicago doesn't address RB in draft.

Ito Smith, ATL: Should step into Tevin Coleman role in 2019.

  Duke Johnson, CLE: Has a huge ceiling but probably needs a trade in order to realize it.

Carlos Hyde, KC: Worth acquiring cheap; Damien Williams has never handled more than 118 touches in any of his five NFL seasons.

Chris Warren, OAK: Frontrunner for early-down role if Marshawn Lynch does not return.

Matt Breida, SF: Arrival of Tevin Coleman may only be a one-year setback.

  John Kelly, LAR: Gurley's knee issues could open more playing time than expected for 2018 preseason stud.

  Bilal Powell, FA: Serious neck injury figures to thwart any chance of him landing significant role with new team.


Doug Orth has written for FF Today since 2006 and been featured in USA Today’s Fantasy Football Preview magazine since 2010. He hosted USA Today’s hour-long, pre-kickoff fantasy football internet chat every Sunday in 2012-13 and appears as a guest analyst on a number of national sports radio shows, including Sirius XM’s “Fantasy Drive”. Doug is also a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.