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. 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. 

 

9. 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.

10. Alex Collins, BAL

The numbers don't lie and when you look at his production over the last 6 games combined with a favorable schedule in the championship rounds, Collins is the real deal.

 

Fantasy Running Back Index

11. Keyon Drake, MIA

 

12. Dion Lewis/Rex Burkhead, NE

 

13. DeVonta Freeman, ATL (Tevin Coleman)

 

14. Jamal Williams, GB

 

15. Jay Ajayi, PHI (Blount & Clement)

 

16. Carlos Hyde, SF

 

17. Latavius Murray, MIN

 

18. Jonathan Stewart, CAR (Christian McCaffery)

 

19. Marshawn Lynch, OAK

20. Alfred Morris, DAL

21. Joe Mixon, CIN (Giovani Bernard)

 

22. Demarco Murray, TEN (Derrick Henry)

23. Doug Martin, TB (Peyton Barber)

 

24. Frank Gore, IND (Marlon Mack)

 

25. Lamar Miller, HOU

 

26. Samajae Perrine, WAS

 

27. Jerrick McKinnon, MIN

 

28. Bilal Powell, NYJ (Forte & McGuire)

 

29. C.J. Anderson, DEN

 

30. Orleans Darkwa, NYG

Week 15 Favorable Match Ups

Jordan Howard @ DET

Melvin Gordon @ KC

Lesean McCoy vs. MIA*

Alex Collins @ CLE

Mark Ingram vs. NYJ

Alvin Kamara vs. NYJ

Jonathan Stewart vs. GB

Leonard Fournette vs. HOU

Derrick Henry @ SF

DeVonta Freeman @ TB

Jay Ajayi vs. NYG

Week 15 Luke Warm Match Ups

Kareem Hunt vs. LAC

Keyon Drake @ BUF*

LeGarrette Blount vs. NYG

Jamal Williams @ CAR

Todd Gurley @ SEA

LeVeon Bell vs. NE

Jerrick McKinnon vs. CIN

Christian McCaffery vs. GB

Demarco Murray @ SF

Carlos Hyde vs. TEN

C.J. Anderson @ IND

Alfred Morris @ OAK

Marshawn Lynch vs. DAL

Rex Burkhead & Dion Lewis @ PIT

Week 15 Tough Match Ups

Frank Gore vs. DEN

Joe Mixon @ MIN

Orleans Darkwa @ PHI

Samajae Perrine vs. ARI

Lamar Miller @ JAC

Doug Martin vs. ATL