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2015 Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings (PPR Leagues)


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Below are RotoBaller’s 2015 fantasy football running back PPR rankings for points-per-reception leagues. These staff consensus rankings take the average ranks of three RotoBallers: Edward Gorelik (@edwardgorelik), Zach Wilkens (@LopsidedTrades) and Adam Sabol, and they also covered standard league running back rankings in part one of this rankings list.

Be sure to also check out our 2015 fantasy football ranking dashboard which includes tiered positional ranks, dynasty/keeper league rankings, NFL rookie rankings, and lots more great rankings analysis.

Our awesome team of NFL contributors has been churning out lots of great content to help you dominate, and you can find it all in one place. Over the next few weeks, our best and brightest will continue to bring you tons of awesome draft rankings analysis to help you prepare for your fantasy football drafts, so stay tuned. Now let’s get to it.

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Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings

PPR League Scoring (Top 75)

RotoBaller
Staff Ranks
Player Name
(Team - Position)
Zach Wilkens
Rankings
Ed Gorelik
Rankings
Adam Sabol
Rankings
1 Jamaal Charles (KC - RB) 2 2 1
2 Eddie Lacy (GB - RB) 1 4 4
3 Le'Veon Bell (PIT - RB) 3 5 2
4 Adrian Peterson (MIN - RB) 6 1 5
5 Matt Forte (CHI - RB) 5 7 3
6 Marshawn Lynch (SEA - RB) 7 3 6
7 DeMarco Murray (PHI - RB) 4 6 11
8 Justin Forsett (BAL - RB) 12 8 7
9 LeSean McCoy (BUF - RB) 9 13 8
10 C.J. Anderson (DEN - RB) 13 9 9
11 Jeremy Hill (CIN - RB) 11 14 10
12 Frank Gore (IND - RB) 20 10 13
13 C.J. Spiller (NO - RB) 10 20 16
14 Lamar Miller (MIA - RB) 14 11 23
15 Melvin Gordon (SD - RB) 15 15 20
16 Joseph Randle (DAL - RB) 22 18 14
17 Jonathan Stewart (CAR - RB) 17 12 27
18 Mark Ingram (NO - RB) 18 21 17
19 Alfred Morris (WAS - RB) 21 23 15
20 Andre Ellington (ARI - RB) 16 32 19
21 Arian Foster (HOU - RB) * 8 22 38
22 Latavius Murray (OAK - RB) 23 17 28
23 Giovani Bernard (CIN - RB) 19 28 21
24 Carlos Hyde (SF - RB) 26 26 18
25 T.J. Yeldon (JAC - RB) 27 24 26
26 Shane Vereen (NYG - RB) 25 27 29
27 Ameer Abdullah (DET - RB) 28 19 35
28 Todd Gurley (STL - RB) 35 16 33
29 Isaiah Crowell (CLE - RB) 37 29 25
30 Rashad Jennings (NYG - RB) 29 30 34
31 Devonta Freeman (ATL - RB) 36 25 36
32 Tevin Coleman (ATL - RB) 24 45 31
33 Joique Bell (DET - RB) 32 46 24
34 Reggie Bush (SF - RB) 31 41 30
35 Fred Jackson (BUF - RB) 44 37 22
36 Denard Robinson (JAC - RB,WR) 42 57 12
37 LeGarrette Blount (NE - RB) 41 33 32
38 Danny Woodhead (SD - RB,WR) 30 43 40
39 Christopher Ivory (NYJ - RB) 33 38 42
40 Doug Martin (TB - RB) 39 35 41
41 Bishop Sankey (TEN - RB) 50 34 37
42 Charles Sims (TB - RB) 34 53 39
43 Roy Helu (OAK - RB) 48 31 47
44 Ryan Mathews (PHI - RB) 40 44 43
45 Duke Johnson (CLE - RB) 38 40 51
46 Darren Sproles (PHI - RB) 45 42 50
47 Matt Jones (WAS - RB) 60 36 59
48 Tre Mason (STL - RB) 43 56 45
49 Darren McFadden (DAL - RB) 47 49 44
50 Lance Dunbar (DAL - RB) 51 39
51 David Johnson (ARI - RB) 46 50 46
52 Theo Riddick (DET - RB) 56 48 48
53 Chris Polk (HOU - RB) * 65 47
54 Daniel Herron (IND - RB) 49 65
55 Terrance West (CLE - RB) 53 60 49
56 Alfred Blue (HOU - RB) * 77 51 67
57 Jay Ajayi (MIA - RB) 93 59 52
58 Jerick McKinnon (MIN - RB) 64 52 54
59 David Cobb (TEN - RB) 52 55 53
60 DeAngelo Williams (PIT - RB) 54 58 57
61 Knile Davis (KC - RB) 55 54 56
62 James White (NE - RB) 87 61 55
63 Javorius Allen (BAL - RB) 57 60
64 Stevan Ridley (NYJ - RB) 58 66 64
65 Andre Williams (NYG - RB) 62 65 58
66 Trent Richardson (OAK - RB) 59 63 68
67 Lorenzo Taliaferro (BAL - RB) 70 67 61
68 Branden Oliver (SD - RB) 66 62
69 Cameron Artis-Payne (CAR - RB) 63 62
70 Toby Gerhart (JAC - RB) 82 63
71 Montee Ball (DEN - RB) 74 64 66
72 Ronnie Hillman (DEN - RB) 67 70
73 James Starks (GB - RB) 68 71
74 Ryan Williams (DAL - RB) 79 69
75 Zac Stacy (NYJ - RB) 80 73
76 Jonas Gray (NE - RB) 81 75

 
* Overall rankings will be updated shortly to reflect the recent injury news to Arian Foster
 
 

Running Back (RB) Rankings Analysis

By Edward Gorelik (@EdwardGorelik)

Ameer Abdullah sees the highest boost for me in PPR because he'll be immediately thrust into the Reggie Bush role for the Lions.

I still believe he'll be able to take over full-time by the end of the season as long as he can keep his fumbles under control, but even without that happening his floor on an offense that's going to be able to give him tons of underneath space to catch and run should be very high.

Bishop Sankey is also higher for me in PPR (especially compared to the other rankers) entirely because of him being the only 3-down caliber back on the Titans.
I'm aware that Sankey is a mediocre player, but he's still the starter coming into the season and Whinsehunt's history doesn't point towards starting a rookie over him, or letting a rookie take the main carries over him (so slow down the David Cobb hype). Sankey has to lose the job first but even when he does, he'll still be the pass catching RB for the team.

 
 

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