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 Rankings/Projections > Dynasty Rankings  
Updated: 8/16/19
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. 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 Christian McCaffrey CAR 23
  3 Alvin Kamara NO 24
  4 Ezekiel Elliott DAL 24
  5 David Johnson ARI 27
  6 James Conner PIT 24
  7 Dalvin Cook MIN 24
Tier 2
  8 Nick Chubb CLE 23
  9 Joe Mixon CIN 23
  10 Melvin Gordon LAC 26
  11 Todd Gurley LAR 25
  12 Kerryon Johnson DET 22
  13 Leonard Fournette JAC 24
14 Aaron Jones GB 24
  15 Le'Veon Bell NYJ 27
Tier 3
  16 Josh Jacobs OAK 21
  17 David Montgomery CHI 22
  18 Chris Carson SEA 25
  19 Marlon Mack IND 23
  20 Derrick Henry TEN 25
  21 Sony Michel NE 24
22 Kenyan Drake MIA 25
  23 Miles Sanders PHI 22
  24 Devonta Freeman ATL 27
Tier 4
  25 Phillip Lindsay DEN 25
  26 Damien Williams KC 27
  27 Royce Freeman DEN 23
  28 Tarik Cohen CHI 24
  29 James White NE 27
  30 Rashaad Penny SEA 23
  31 Mark Ingram BAL 29
  32 Kareem Hunt CLE 24
  33 Ronald Jones TB 22
34 Austin Ekeler LAC 24
  35 Derrius Guice WAS 22
  36 Tevin Coleman SF 26
Tier 5
  37 Justice Hill BAL 22
38 Devin Singletary BUF 22
39 Darrell Henderson LAR 23
40 Latavius Murray NO 29
  41 Jordan Howard PHI 24
42 Lamar Miller HOU 28
  43 Matt Breida SF 24
44 Duke Johnson HOU 26
  45 Dion Lewis TEN 29
  46 Jaylen Samuels PIT 23
  47 Darwin Thompson KC 22
  48 Damien Harris NE 22
49 Alexander Mattison MIN 23
Tier 6
50 Peyton Barber TB 25
  51 Kalen Ballage MIA 23
  52 LeSean McCoy BUF 31
53 Jerick McKinnon SF 27
  54 Mike Davis CHI 26
  55 Giovani Bernard CIN 27
56 Chase Edmonds ARI 23
  57 Nyheim Hines IND 22
58 Tony Pollard DAL 23
  59 Malcolm Brown LAR 26
Tier 7
  60 Adrian Peterson WAS 34
61 Justin Jackson LAC 23
  62 Chris Thompson WAS 29
  63 Gus Edwards BAL 24
64 Carlos Hyde KC 28
65 Ito Smith ATL 24
66 Jamaal Williams GB 24
  67 Dexter Williams GB 23
  68 Trayveon Williams CIN 22
69 Jalen Richard OAK 26
Tier 8
  70 Rodney Anderson CIN 23
  71 Darrel Williams KC 24
  72 Ryquell Armstead JAC 23
  73 C.J. Anderson DET 28
  74 Brian Hill ATL 23
  75 Mike Boone MIN 24
76 Devine Ozigbo NO 23
77 Bryce Love WAS 22
  78 Damarea Crockett HOU 21
  79 Ty Montgomery NYJ 26
  80 Ty Johnson DET 23
 
COMMENTS
  Dalvin Cook, MIN: Will stay healthy one of these years, but owners should handcuff him whenever possible.

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

  Todd Gurley, LAR: Team continues to deny long-term concern about injury; owners have reason to worry.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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.

  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).


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.