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Below you will find all of RotoBaller's 2017 fantasy football rankings for running backs (RB) and the 2017 NFL season. All of RotoBaller's fantasy football rankings analysis, advice and articles related to the running back position appear here.

Fantasy football rankings are an important piece of your preseason draft strategies, and your in-season roster management as well. This rankings dashboard will be updated continuously throughout the preseason and NFL season with fresh analysis and updated rankings.

Our fantasy football rankings articles are broken down by NFL position, and include analysis on numerous league formats including: PPR, non-PPR, redraft, keeper, dynasty and deeper formats too. You can read all of RotoBaller's 2017 fantasy football rankings articles & analysis and prepare for your drafts. Let's win some leagues!


Fantasy Football Rankings by NFL Position

ALL - QB - RB - WR - TE - DEF


Who To Draft? Our NFL Comparison Tool Helps You Decide

Fantasy Football Player Comparisons Select Any Two NFL Players - Our Experts Will Give You Their Opinions Who Should I Draft? This is a common question we all ask ourselves during fantasy football draft season. That's why we put together this simple but very useful tool to compare players and assist in making your draft picks. Tough draft decisions to make? Can't decide between a few players? Not sure who to draft?...continue reading

2018 Rankings Analysis - Running Backs in Standard Leagues

The yards are getting harder and harder to come by for today’s running backs in the NFL. There were only nine 1,000-yard rushers in the NFL last season, the second-lowest amount over the past 15 years. The 2018 rushing champion, Kansas City’s Kareem Hunt, led the league with the lowest amount of yards (1,327) since 1990. This makes finding the right running backs more crucial than ever for fantasy football owners trying...continue reading

Dynasty RB Rankings Analysis (June)

As we draw ever-closer to NFL training camps, dynasty owners are gearing up for drafts already. Many rookie drafts have already begun, but the best is the dynasty startup where you get to create a new franchise from scratch. Dynasty is a different beast than redraft, so you need to know how to value each position accordingly. RotoBaller has unveiled our most recent dynasty rankings and we've already broken down wide receivers in part one...continue reading

Jordan Howard - This Year's Todd Gurley?

Let's not beat around the bush here. You've for sure heard about the parallels between the 2018 Bears and the 2017 Rams, of which there are many. The Rams brought in a new, offensive-minded head coach in Sean McVay to replace one of the worst head coaches in NFL history, Jeff Fisher. The Bears brought in a new, offensive-minded head coach in Matt Nagy to replace one of the worst head coaches in NFL history,...continue reading

How Should We Value David Johnson?

David Johnson's season, and many of his fantasy owners' seasons, ended abruptly during Week 1 of the 2017 NFL Season. Fantasy's number one ranked player suffered a dislocated wrist that required season-ending surgery. Todd Gurley took over the mantle of fantasy football's best player and enters 2018 as the likely number one pick. Johnson is fully cleared for the upcoming season. He won't fall out of the first round...continue reading

Five Questions About 2018 You Wish You Knew The Answer To

The 2018 NFL season is slowly approaching. Organized team activities are happening. Free agents have mostly decided where they'll play. Fantasy drafts are even underway in some parts of the fantasy world. Even if you haven't drafted for a league yet, you've already been up to your ears in mocks, right? RIGHT? It isn't just me??? All of this means that you have questions and you want to know the answers to them. Me too! So...continue reading

Le'Veon Bell Is the Undisputed Top Player in Fantasy Football... Again

The sky is blue, water is wet and Le'Veon Bell is the top-ranked fantasy football player in standard and PPR formats... again. In the last three years, including 2015 (Bell played just six games that year due to a suspension to start the year and a torn MCL to end the year), no other running back has produced more top-12 weekly finishes than Bell. While other running backs have performed better over...continue reading

Best-Ball Sleepers - Who to Target After Round 10 in MFL10s

Here at RotoBaller, we are aware that many of you have embraced the MFL10 format with overwhelming passion. As a result, we have dedicated our efforts toward ensuring that you have abundant resources to boost your chances for success. Our Best-Ball rankings are included with the extensive ranking options that are available to you regardless of what formats you are participating in. You can also find a large number of articles that have been designed help...continue reading

2018 PPR Mock Draft Review - Rankings vs Reality

Rotoballer's first mock draft of the 2018 fantasy football season is in the books. You may think that our results would closely mirror our own early PPR rankings, but that isn't always the case. There were quite a few surprises, to say the least, as some owners threw the concept of ADP right out the window early on. In this space, I'll compare and contrast our mock draft results with our current rankings to see where...continue reading

2018 Fantasy Football Rankings Analysis - Running Backs (Half-PPR)

Aside from quarterbacks, no other position has more depth than running backs. Even in half-ppr formats, workhorse and satellite backs alike can thrive on the fantasy gridiron. Because fantasy owners have been treated with a plethora of talented options at this position, you can find top talent after the first few rounds of the draft (whether it be rookies or breakout candidates). However, nothing screams security like having an elite talent from the first few rounds...continue reading

Who's #1 in Redraft Leagues for 2018?

Every year, there is a consensus #1 overall pick in fantasy football. The consensus varies in strength, but there's usually a guy the majority of the fantasy community agrees should go first. Last year, it was David Johnson. In 2016, it was Antonio Brown. In 2015,  it was Adrian Peterson. The past three seasons have seen a relatively universal consensus, especially in 2016, when, for the first time...continue reading

2018 Fantasy Football Rankings Analysis: Running Backs (PPR)

RotoBaller's PPR rankings are updated and live! Click here to check out the rankings and get a leg up on the rest of your leaguemates with some early research. Point per reception (or "PPR") scoring formats can give added value to pass-catching running backs who might not see a fantasy roster spot in standard leagues. For a position that often lacks depth in terms of serviceable starters, owners should always be aware of rushers whose proficiency...continue reading

PPR Mock Draft Recap - Reaches and Busts

Here at RotoBaller, we just completed a PPR mock draft, which means it's time for me to mock that draft. Welcome to the official roast of the 12 members of our crew who participated. I'm going to comb back over our draft with a fine tooth comb and let you know who made the biggest reaches and who picked the biggest busts. For more analysis of this mock draft, check out our look at the...continue reading

RotoBaller Best-Ball Rankings vs ADP: Finding Values in MFL10

Best ball season is in full swing, and drafts are filling up faster and faster. With the NFL draft over, and the start of the season rapidly approaching, more people are getting the fantasy football "itch." Along with following proper roster construction, getting players at a discount is one of the strategies the most successful best players use, and we're here to help you identify some values throughout the draft. Using out brand new...continue reading

2018 PPR Mock Draft Review: Sleepers

If Rotoballer's first mock draft of the 2018 fantasy football (redraft) season is any indication of what things will look like in August, balance is the operative word. Yet sleepers still lay waiting in the grass. Through three rounds, sixteen running backs and sixteen wide receivers were drafted in the 16-round 12-team PPR draft. Despite the even flow of running backs and wide receivers, there are still some sleepers that slipped through the cracks and could...continue reading

May NFL Mailbag - Running Backs, IDP, Sammy or Amari?

It has been a long time since I have done a mailbag article and I almost forgot how much fun they are. My favorite part about this, are my interactions with you, the reader. I am always open to answering questions on Twitter or Reddit, but most of the time, those are quick response from prior knowledge. Occasionally, I get a question I need to dive into a little more, but you don’t have the same...continue reading

Best-Ball Rankings Analysis - Running Back

Since many of you have embraced the MFL10 format with overwhelming passion, the expert rankers at Rotoballer have assembled their Best-Ball rankings at each position. This will help you formulate a plan as you proceed through your upcoming MFL10 drafts. Our rankings also include tiers in order to provide you with a more detailed breakdown on which players you should target for your rosters. We will also be generating our other rankings and positional analysis...continue reading

Rookie ADP Arbitrage - Running Back

Now that the 2018 NFL Draft has come and gone, it is the time of year where dynasty fantasy football prepare for their all-important rookie drafts. However, for beginning dynasty players or those entering a new league, a dynasty startup draft is how players get allocated to each owner. These drafts also occur at this time of year, and deciphering the value of certain players can be pretty tricky. With a mix of new, unproven rookie...continue reading

Rookie RB Rankings - Redraft and Dynasty

We spent all off-season trading for top first round picks and hyping this running back class. Most felt it was just as good, if not better than the 2017 class. The draft came and went however and I couldn’t help but feel underwhelmed by landing spots for a majority of guys. A lot of rookie draft big boards have changed quickly. Part two of my Rookie Rankings Series will detail both redraft and dynasty rankings for...continue reading