August 28, 2020
BY Lance Cartelli

Fantasy Football Tiers: Running Backs

It might not feel like it without the preseason, but the NFL season is almost here. And with the NFL season, comes fantasy football drafting season. 

Your fantasy football draft is probably taking place pretty soon, and to get you ready to win bragging rights — and hopefully money — we've ranked the top 50 running backs by tiers. 

Whether you're in a standard scoring or PPR league, you'll want to use these tiers to draft a winning team. 

Fantasy Football Tiers:

  1.  Quarterbacks
  2. Wide Receivers
  3. Tight Ends

Tier 1

  • Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
  • Saquon Barkley, New York Giants

Tier 2

  • Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
  • Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
  • Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans

Tier 3

  • Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
  • Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Kansas City Chiefs
  • Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles
  • Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals

Tier 4

  • Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles Chargers
  • Kenyan Drake, Arizona Cardinals
  • Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers

Tier 5

  • Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns
  • Josh Jacobs, Las Vegas Raiders

Tier 6

  • James Conner, Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis Colts
  • Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks

Tier 7 

  • Todd Gurley, Atlanta Falcons
  • Melvin Gordon, Denver Broncos
  • Mark Ingram, Baltimore Ravens
  • Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars

Tier 8 

  • David Johnson, Houston Texans
  • Raheem Mostert, San Francisco 49ers
  • Le'Veon Bell, New York Jets

Tier 9

  • J.K. Dobbins, Baltimore Ravens
  • D'Andre Swift, Detroit Lions
  • Cam Akers, Los Angeles Rams
  • Antonio Gibson, Washington Football Team
  • Zach Moss, Buffalo Bills

Tier 10 

  • Kareem Hunt, Cleveland Browns
  • Ronald Jones, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears
  • James White, New England Patriots

Tier 11

  • Devin Singletary, Buffalo Bills
  • Tevin Coleman, San Francisco 49ers
  • Chase Edmonds, Arizona Cardinals
  • Tony Pollard, Dallas Cowboys
  • Duke Johnson, Houston Texans
  • Alexander Mattison, Minnesota Vikings

Tier 12

  • Kerryon Johnson, Detroit Lions
  • Jordan Howard, Miami Dolphins
  • Darrell Henderson Jr., Los Angeles Rams
  • Matt Breida, Miami Dolphins
  • Boston Scott, Philadelphia Eagles
  • Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts
  • Adrian Peterson, Washington Football Team

Tier 13

  • DeAndre Washington, Kansas City Chiefs
  • Jerick McKinnon, San Francisco 49ers
  • David Montgomery, Chicago Bears
  • Bryce Love, Washington Football Team
  • A.J. Dillon, Green Bay Packers

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