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 Rankings/Projections > Dynasty Rankings  
Updated: 5/6/19
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 before the start of the 2019 regular season. Players with an up arrow are those that moved up eight or more spots from my previous set of rankings. Likewise, a down arrow represents a drop of eight or more spots.
 
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 David Johnson ARI 27
  6 Todd Gurley LAR 24
  7 Melvin Gordon LAC 26
  8 James Conner PIT 24
Tier 2
  9 Dalvin Cook MIN 23
  10 Joe Mixon CIN 22
  11 Nick Chubb CLE 23
  12 Kerryon Johnson DET 21
  13 Kenyan Drake MIA 25
  14 Le'Veon Bell NYJ 27
  15 Leonard Fournette JAC 24
  16 Sony Michel NE 24
17 Josh Jacobs OAK 21
  18 Derrick Henry TEN 24
Tier 3
19 David Montgomery CHI 21
  20 Marlon Mack IND 23
21 Miles Sanders PHI 22
  22 Aaron Jones GB 24
  23 Damien Williams KC 27
  24 Chris Carson SEA 24
  25 Tarik Cohen CHI 23
  26 Jerick McKinnon SF 27
  27 Phillip Lindsay DEN 24
  28 Devonta Freeman ATL 27
29 Mark Ingram BAL 29
  30 Royce Freeman DEN 23
Tier 4
  31 Lamar Miller HOU 28
  32 Derrius Guice WAS 21
  33 Rashaad Penny SEA 23
  34 Kareem Hunt CLE 23
  35 James White NE 27
  36 Ronald Jones TB 21
37 Matt Breida SF 24
38 Justice Hill BAL 22
39 Carlos Hyde KC 27
Tier 5
40 Peyton Barber TB 24
41 Jordan Howard PHI 24
  42 Ito Smith ATL 23
43 Tevin Coleman SF 26
44 Jamaal Williams GB 24
  45 LeSean McCoy BUF 30
  46 Dion Lewis TEN 28
  47 Austin Ekeler LAC 24
48 Mike Davis CHI 26
Tier 6
49 Darrell Henderson LAR 23
50 Damien Harris NE 22
  51 Kalen Ballage MIA 23
52 Jalen Richard OAK 25
  53 D'Onta Foreman HOU 23
54 Duke Johnson CLE 25
55 Nyheim Hines IND 22
56 Giovani Bernard CIN 27
57 Jaylen Samuels PIT 22
58 Darwin Thompson KC 23
Tier 7
59 Devin Singletary BUF 21
60 Alexander Mattison MIN 23
61 Adrian Peterson WAS 34
62 Latavius Murray NO 29
63 Devine Ozigbo NO 22
64 Bryce Love WAS 21
65 Trayveon Williams CIN 21
66 Rodney Anderson CIN 23
  67 Wendell Smallwood PHI 25
  68 Frank Gore BUF 36
69 Chris Thompson WAS 28
Tier 8
  70 Justin Jackson LAC 23
  71 T.J. Yeldon BUF 25
  72 Chase Edmonds ARI 23
73 Chris Warren OAK 22
74 Ryquell Armstead JAC 23
75 Elijah McGuire NYJ 24
76 C.J. Anderson DET 28
77 Tony Pollard DAL 23
78 Damarea Crockett HOU 21
79 Myles Gaskin MIA 22
80 Doug Martin OAK 30
 
COMMENTS
  Todd Gurley, LAR: Team continues to deny long-term concern about injury; owners have reason to worry.

  Dalvin Cook, MIN: Will stay healthy one of these years, but owners should handcuff him whenever possible.

  Nick Chubb, CLE: Inpossible to know what will happen to workload when Kareem Hunt returns.

  Kenyan Drake, MIA: Would be surprised if touch total doesn't increase from last year's 173 to about 225.

  Sony Michel, NE: Hard to feel great about his ceiling after addition of similar back (Damien Harris) in the draft.

  Damien Williams, KC: Has never handled more than 118 touches (including playoffs) in any of his five pro seasons.

  Devonta Freeman, ATL: A top-20 RB for sure when healthy, but back-to-back injury-riddled seasons may signal he is wearing down.

  Ronald Jones, TB: Contacted at or behind line of scrimmage on 13 of his 23 carries last season.

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

Jordan Howard, PHI: Could be one-and-done in Philly after Eagles spent second-rounder on Miles Sanders.

Mike Davis, CHI: Arrival of David Montgomery hurts, but he'll likely remain a factor throughout the season.

Darrell Henderson, LAR: Draft's most explosive back; is he a complement or insurance policy for Gurley?

Darwin Thompson, KC: Owners need to pay attention anytime Andy Reid gets his hands on an explosive runner.

Alexander Mattison, MIN: Likely handcuff for Dalvin Cook, who has missed 17 of a possible 32 games since entering league.

Latavius Murray, NO: Don't be surprised if UDFA Devine Ozigbo overtakes him at some point in 2019.

Trayveon Williams, CIN: Figures to be the new Gio Bernard when Bernard's contract expires after this season.

Damarea Crockett, HOU: UDFA worth a shot in backfield with RB on expiring contract (Miller) and one recovering from injury (Foreman).


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.