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 Rankings/Projections > Dynasty Rankings  
Updated: 12/14/18
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.

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

  Le'Veon Bell, FA: Time away/high mileage/unknown next employer make him a high-risk property.

  Phillip Lindsay, DEN: Sub-200 pound frame could make him a long-term durability concern, but few backs are more explosive.

Kareem Hunt, FA: Anyone's guess when he'll be allowed to play again, but elite tackle-breaker's game fits any system.

  Derrius Guice, WAS: ACL surgery complications reportedly cast doubt on his prospects for 2019.

James White, NE: RB1 upside in PPR leagues likely directly tied to how much longer Tom Brady can be serviceable.

Devonta Freeman, ATL: Injury woes last two seasons may be a sign his body can no longer hold up for 200-plus touches.

  Chris Carson, SEA: Smash-mouth running style makes him a good bet to consistently miss time.

Ronald Jones, TB: Combination of injuries/impatience/bad blocking led to a forgettable rookie season.

  Josh Adams, PHI: Jay Ajayi's uncertain status for 2019 makes this UDFA a bit of a wild-card.

Matt Breida, SF: Expected to settle back in as McKinnon's complement in 2019.

  Kenneth Dixon, BAL: Lack of durability only thing keeping him from being a top 25 back.

Spencer Ware, KC: Expectation should be KC drafting Hunt's successor on Day 1 or Day 2 this spring.

  Giovani Bernard, CIN: Free-agent-to-be has flashed feature-back potential on occasion.

T.J. Yeldon, JAC: Free-agent-to-be could remain a serviceable pass-catching complement on new team.

Justin Jackson, LAC: Recent play shows how underappreciated he was in draft this spring.

  Carlos Hyde, JAC: Went from early-season stud to Leonard Fournette's handcuff in about two months.

John Kelly, LAR: Preseason standout should get solid shot to move up to No. 2 on depth chart in 2019.

C.J. Anderson, FA: Should get a chance to be at least a 1B back somewhere in 2019.


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.