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 Rankings/Projections > Dynasty Rankings  
Updated: 8/19/2020
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 Christian McCaffrey CAR 24
  2 Saquon Barkley NYG 24
Tier 2
  3 Alvin Kamara NO 25
  4 Ezekiel Elliott DAL 25
  5 Dalvin Cook MIN 25
  6 Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC 21
  7 Miles Sanders PHI 23
  8 Josh Jacobs LV 23
  9 Nick Chubb CLE 25
  10 Joe Mixon CIN 24
  11 Jonathan Taylor IND 22
  12 Derrick Henry TEN 26
  13 Kenyan Drake ARI 27
Tier 3
  14 J.K. Dobbins BAL 22
  15 Austin Ekeler LAC 25
  16 Aaron Jones GB 26
  17 D'Andre Swift DET 22
  18 Cam Akers LAR 21
19 Kareem Hunt CLE 25
  20 Leonard Fournette JAC 26
  21 David Montgomery CHI 23
  22 Ronald Jones TB 23
  23 Chris Carson SEA 26
  24 Melvin Gordon DEN 27
  25 Todd Gurley ATL 26
Tier 4
26 Zack Moss BUF 23
  27 James Conner PIT 25
  28 AJ Dillon GB 22
  29 Le'Veon Bell NYJ 29
  30 David Johnson HOU 29
  31 Mark Ingram BAL 31
32 Devin Singletary BUF 23
  33 Phillip Lindsay DEN 26
34 Antonio Gibson WAS 22
Tier 5
35 Tarik Cohen CHI 25
  36 Alexander Mattison MIN 25
37 James White NE 29
  38 Marlon Mack IND 24
  39 Jordan Howard MIA 26
  40 Raheem Mostert SF 28
  41 Matt Breida MIA 26
  42 Sony Michel NE 26
43 Duke Johnson HOU 27
  44 Kerryon Johnson DET 23
Tier 6
45 Bryce Love WAS 23
  46 Ke'Shawn Vaughn TB 23
  47 Boston Scott PHI 25
  48 Chase Edmonds ARI 24
  49 Tony Pollard DAL 25
50 Damien Harris NE 24
  51 Joshua Kelley LAC 23
52 Ryquell Armstead JAC 25
  53 Rashaad Penny SEA 25
  54 Anthony McFarland Jr. PIT 21
55 Benny Snell PIT 23
  56 Darrell Henderson LAR 25
57 Derrius Guice FA 23
Tier 7
  58 Lynn Bowden Jr. LV 23
  59 Darrynton Evans TEN 22
60 Latavius Murray NO 31
61 Tevin Coleman SF 27
62 Justin Jackson LAC 24
63 Jerick McKinnon SF 28
  64 Nyheim Hines IND 24
  65 Gus Edwards BAL 25
  66 Royce Freeman DEN 25
67 La'Mical Perine NYJ 23
  68 Ito Smith ATL 25
69 DeAndre Washington KC 28
  70 Eno Benjamin ARI 21
Tier 8
  71 Jalen Richard LV 27
72 Adrian Peterson WAS 35
73 LeSean McCoy TB 32
  74 DeeJay Dallas SEA 22
75 Darwin Thompson KC 24
  76 Mike Boone MIN 25
77 Malcolm Brown LAR 27
78 Jamaal Williams GB 25
79 Devonta Freeman FA 28
80 Damien Williams KC 28
 
COMMENTS
  Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC: Opt-out of Damien Williams should give owners early look at a potential future overall fantasy RB1.

  Josh Jacobs, LV: Groupthink about his passing-game usage has people down on him, but what if HC Jon Gruden adjusts in 2020?

  Jonathan Taylor, IND: May become a top-five talent RB soon, but he'll need to contribute more in passing game to get there in fantasy.

  J.K. Dobbins, BAL: Draft him with the expectation he'll be the man in 2021, but understand offense may not allow for big numbers as a receiver.

  Aaron Jones, GB: Contract-year RB has proven enough to hang around this spot regardless of whether he leaves GB or not.

  Leonard Fournette, JAC: Would not be a shock to see him experience a rebirth with a change of scenery in 2021.

Zack Moss, BUF: Devin Singletary puts a cap on his ceiling, but the rookie is a good bet to lead the backfield in touches.

  AJ Dillon, GB: If Aaron Jones is allowed to walk in free agency, Dillon likely jumps into the top 15 on this list in 2021.

  Phillip Lindsay, DEN: Has been seemingly written off after addition of Melvin Gordon, but he should still have a solid role.

Antonio Gibson, WAS: Freakish talent, but the industry has lost its mind on him; 77 touches in two college seasons at Division I level.

Bryce Love, WAS: Talent was never in question before ACL; potentially big opportunity in open backfield.

Damien Harris, NE: Stands very good chance of beginning season in meaningful role if Sony Michel isn't ready.

Benny Snell, PIT: The most logical alternative to assume James Conner's role in 2021 if he makes it to free agency.

  Gus Edwards, BAL: Unlikely than an efficient 700-yard rusher the past two seasons will simply fade into oblivion.

LeSean McCoy, TB: Under-the-radar candidate to play James White-lite role for Tom Brady in Tampa Bay.


Doug Orth has written for FF Today since 2006 and been featured in USA TODAY's Fantasy Football Preview magazine since 2010. He is also a high-stakes player who often appears as a guest analyst on a number of national sports radio shows, such as Sirius XM's 'Fantasy Drive.' Doug is also a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.