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Running Back Rankings: Fantasy Football 2018

Running Back’s always seem to be the life blood of fantasy football. It’s a position that has scarcity at the top, lots of committees, and also runs the highest probability of injury throughout the season. Finding the perfect mix of talent, opportunity, and situation at the position rarely happens, but when it does, it is fantasy dynamite! This year feels like you have to come away with one of the top 12 guys in the first 2 rounds of drafts or you could have a tough go of it this season. There is a good mount of young talent out there, but not a lot of opportunity or situation to go with that talent it seems.

If you pass on a top guy you will need to take a lot of high-up side shots and hope some things break your way! Of course they always could, as much as we put into the fantasy prep, drafts, and evaluations, luck is ALWAYS a factor. Doing the research puts you in a situation to help minimize the risk, but make no mistake, risk is a part of the game! If you can navigate the risks and come away with a stable of backs with the most talent and at least a dash of opportunity, and manage to have a little luck, this could be your year…At least that’s all we can say every year.

Enjoy my top 60 rankings for this season’s redraft leagues. A lot of chalk at the top and some guys I am not as high on as others fall a bit (i.e Mixon, Cook) while others move up for me (McCaffrey, R. Freeman).

Most fantasy championships are won and lost on the backs of the fantasy running back! So get out there and get drafting your backs!

RANK PLAYER TEAM BYE
1 Todd Gurley LA Rams 12
2 Le’Veon Bell Pittsburgh Steelers 7
3 Ezekiel Elliot Dallas Cowboys 8
4 David Johnson Arizona Cardinals 9
5 Melvin Gordon LA Chargers 8
6 Saquon Barkley NY Giants 9
7 Alvin Kamara NO Saints 6
8 Christian McCaffrey Carolina Panthers 4
9 Leonard Fournette Jacksonville Jaguars 9
10 Jordan Howard Chicago Bears 5
11 Kareem Hunt KC Chiefs 12
12 Royce Freeman Denver Broncos 10
13 Alex Collins Baltimore Ravens 10
14 Jerick McKinnon San Francisco 49ers 11
15 Dalvin Cook Minnesota Vikings 10
16 Joe Mixon Cincinnati Bengals 9
17 Devonta Freeman Atlanta Falcons 8
18 LeSean McCoy Buffalo Bills 11
19 Lamar Miller Houston Texans 10
20 Sony Michel New England Patriots 11
21 Derrick Henry Tennessee Titans 8
22 Kenyan Drake Miami Dolphins 11
23 Chris Thompson Washington Redskins 4
24 Carlos Hyde Cleveland Browns 11
25 Dion Lewis Tennessee Titans 8
26 Kerryon Johnson Detroit Lions 6
27 Jay Ajayi Philadelphia Eagles 9
28 Isaiah Crowell NY Jets 11
29 Jamaal Williams Green Bay Packers 7
30 Tevin Coleman Atlanta Falcons 8
31 Marshawn Lynch Oakland Raiders 7
32 Marlon Mack Indianapolis Colts 9
33 Peyton Barber Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5
34 Chris Carson Seattle Seahawks 7
35 Ty Montgomery Green Bay Packers 7
36 Duke Johnson Cleveland Browns 11
37 LaGarrette Blount Detroit Lions 6
38 Tarik Cohen Chicago Bears 5
39 Rex Burkhead New England Patriots 11
40 Mark Ingram NO Saints 6
41 Giovani Bernard Cincinnati Bengals 9
42 Bilal Powell NY Jets 11
43 Corey Clement Philadelphia Eagles 9
44 TJ Yeldon Jacksonville Jaguars 9
45 Giovanni Bernard Cincinnati Bengals 9
46 Aaron Jones Green Bay Packers 7
47 Adrian Peterson Washington Redskins 4
48 James White New England Patriots 11
49 Jordan Wilkins Indianapolis Colts 9
50 Theo Riddick Detroit Lions 6
51 Matt Breida San Francisco 49ers 11
52 Kalen Ballage Miami Dolphins 11
53 Rod Smith Dallas Cowboys 8
54 Austin Ekeler LA Chargers 9
55 Phillip Lindsay Denver Broncos 10
56 C.J. Anderson Carolina Panthers 4
57 Jonathan Williams NO Saints 6
58 Ronald Jones Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5
59 Samaje Perine Washington Redskins 4
60 Corey Grant Jacksonville Jaguars 9

 

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