RUNNING BACK RANKINGS

 

NFL Fantasy Football Expert Analyst Lance Goodman takes an in depth look at the Fantasy Football landscape for the Running Back position.

PLAYOFF EDITION

1. LeVeon Bell, PIT

Dynamic play maker and nifty runner whose stop-slow mo & go style make it difficult for defenders to slow down this top tier talent who is also effective catching out of the backfield.

 

2. Alvin Kamara, NO

This kid is flat out nasty! With a unique combination of speed, power, elusiveness and agility, Kamara wreaks havoc on opposing defenses rushing and catching passes out of the backfield.

 

3. Todd Gurley, LAR

After a sophomore slump, Gurley put the work in over the summer and with a new offensive coordinator utilizing his full skill set, he's back performing at an elite level.

4. Mark Ingram, NO

With Ingram back in the feature role, he has flourished as a bruising runner on the ground and provides some extra value being able to catch out of the backfield, while also dominating the goal line carries.

5. Melvin Gordon, LAC

Big time play maker who can hurt defenses on the ground or catching out of the backfield. As the center piece on a good offense, he's usually setup for weekly success.

 

6. Leonard Fournette, JAC

Another gifted freshman runner who is the main focus of an other wise lackluster offense. His mix of speed, agility and power allow him to impose his will on opposing defenses.

7. LeSean McCoy, BUF

After facing some stout defenses to begin the season, McCoy has been excellent dominating favorable match ups in Weeks 7,8 & 11 and should continue to stack strong numbers moving forward.

 

8. Latavius Murray, MIN

Murray has solidified his role on the Vikings offense as the preferred ball carrier, especially in the red zone, where he dominates goal line "type" carries.

 

9. Kareem Hunt, KC

Talented rookie who is an all purpose performer and thrives in Kansas City explosive offense. Has really impressed with his tough running style that allows for extra yards after contact. 

 

10. Jordan Howard, CHI

Despite any real threat in the passing game and the fact that Howard is the main focus for opposing defenses, Howard continues to churn out yardage and stack numbers to justify his place as a First Round draft pick.

Fantasy Running Back Index

11. Dion Lewis/Rex Burkhead, NE

 

12. Lamar Miller, HOU

 

13. DeVonta Freeman, ATL (Tevin Coleman)

 

14. Marshawn Lynch, OAK

 

15. Alex Collins, BAL

 

16. Samajae Perrine, WAS

 

17. Carlos Hyde, SF

 

18. Demarco Murray, TEN (Derrick Henry)

 

19. Jay Ajayi, PHI (Blount & Clement)

20. Christian McCaffery, CAR (Jonathan Stewart)

21. Alfred Morris, DAL

 

22. Joe Mixon, CIN (Giovani Bernard)

23. Doug Martin, TB (Peyton Barber)

 

24. Jerrick McKinnon, MIN

 

25. Frank Gore, IND (Marlon Mack)

 

26. Bilal Powell, NYJ (Matt Forte)

 

27. Jamal Williams, GB (Aaron Jones)

 

28. Kerwynn Williams, ARI (Adrian Peterson)

 

29. C.J. Anderson, DEN

 

30. Orleans Darkwa, NYG

Week 14 Favorable Match Ups

LeSean McCoy vs. IND

Dion Lewis & Rex Burkhead vs. MIA

Frank Gore @ BUF

Lamar Miller vs. SF

Giovanni Bernard vs. CHI

Kareem Hunt vs. OAK

Melvin Gordon vs. WAS

Marshawn Lynch @ KC

Alfred Morris @ NYG

Todd Gurley vs. PHI

Week 14 Luke Warm Match Ups

Jordan Howard @ CIN

Alfred Morris @ NYG

Carlos Hyde @ HOU

Keyon Drake @ NE

Jamal Williams @ CLE

Leonard Fournette vs. SEA

Samajae Perrine @ LAC

Orleans Darkwa vs. DAL

Jerrick McKinnon @ CAR

Christian McCaffery vs. MIN

Doug Martin & Peyton Barber vs. DET

Kerwynn Williams vs. TEN

C.J. Anderson vs. NYJ

Week 14 Tough Match Ups

Bilal Powell @ DEN

Alex Collins vs. PIT

Demarco Murray @ ARI

Latavius Murray @ CAR

Jonathan Stewart vs. MIN