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By Kevin Hanson
July 30, 2019

Welcome to my 2019 fantasy football positional rankings series. This post has been updated slightly as news has changed. You can also check out my QB, WR, TE and K/DST rankings.

Below you'll see my rankings for the top 70 fantasy running backs. The basis for my rankings are my full-season statistical projections based on 12-team, half-PPR scoring formats with $200 budgets. I've also grouped players into tiers and added auction values​.

The first tier of my rankings will be the top four picks in almost every draft this summer, even if the order may vary. On average, eight of the 12 first-round picks will be running backs based on average draft position (ADP) from Fantasy Football Calculator. Below them, you'll see flex players, handcuffs and deep sleepers who may have an impact this year.

For blurbs on each player, and more information to defend my rankings, check out the full post here.

Rank

Tier

RB

Team

Bye

Price

1

1

Saquon Barkley​​

New York Giants​​

11​​

$62​​

2

1

Christian McCaffrey

Carolina Panthers​

7​

$59​

3

1

Ezekiel Elliott

Dallas Cowboys​

8​

$55​

4

1

Alvin Kamara

New Orleans Saints​

9​

$54​

5

2

David Johnson

Arizona Cardinals​

12​

$49​

6

2

Le'Veon Bell

New York Jets​

4​

$47​

7

2

Joe Mixon

Cincinnati Bengals​

9​

$40​

8

2

James Conner

Pittsburgh Steelers​

7​

$40​

9

2

Todd Gurley

Los Angeles Rams​

9​

$36​

10

2

Melvin Gordon

Los Angeles Chargers​

12​

$36​

11

3

Leonard Fournette

Jacksonville Jaguars​

10​

$36​

12

3

Dalvin Cook

Minnesota Vikings​

12​

$36​

13

3

Kerryon Johnson

Detroit Lions​

5​

$31​

14

3

Nick Chubb

Cleveland Browns

7​

$29​

15

3

Aaron Jones

Green Bay Packers​

11

$29

16

3

Damien Williams

Kansas City Chiefs​​

12

$29​

17

3

Devonta Freeman

Atlanta Falcons​

9​

$29

18

3

Derrick Henry

Tennessee Titans​

11​

$26​

19

3

Marlon Mack

Indianapolis Colts​

6​

$26​

20

4

Mark Ingram

Baltimore Ravens​

8​

$23​

21

4

Josh Jacobs​

Oakland Raiders​​

6​​

​$21​

22

4

Chris Carson​

Seattle Seahawks​​

11​​

$21​​

23

4

Lamar Miller​

Houston Texans​

10​

$20

24

4

Phillip Lindsay

Denver Broncos​

10​

$20

25

4

James White​

New England Patriots​​

10

$19

26

5

Sony Michel​

New England Patriots​​

10​​

$16​​​

27

5

David Montgomery​

Chicago Bears​​

6​​

$16​​

28

5

Tarik Cohen​

Chicago Bears​

​6

$15

29

5

Kenyan Drake

Miami Dolphins

5

$13

30

5

Tevin Coleman

San Francisco 49ers​

4​

$13​

31

5

Austin Ekeler

Los Angeles Chargers​

12​

$12​

32

6

Latavius Murray

New Orleans Saints​

9​

$9​

33

6

Miles Sanders

Philadelphia Eagles​

10​

$8​

34

6

Derrius Guice

Washington Redskins​

10​

$8​

35

6

Rashaad Penny

Seattle Seahawks​

11​

$8​

36

6

Ronald Jones

Tampa Bay Buccaneers​

7​

$8​

37

6

Royce Freeman​

Denver Broncos​​

10

$8​

38

6

Darrell Henderson

Los Angeles Rams​

9​

$7​

39

6

Peyton Barber

Tampa Bay Buccaneers​

7​

$7​

40

7

Jordan Howard​

Philadelphia Eagles​

10​​

$5​​

41

7

LeSean McCoy

Buffalo Bills

6

$5

42

7

Dion Lewis

Tennessee Titans​

11​

$4​

43

7

Kalen Ballage

Miami Dolphins​

5​

$4​

44

7

Nyheim Hines

Indianapolis Colts​

6​

$4​

45

7

Adrian Peterson

Washington Redskins​​

10​​

$4​​

46

7

Jerick McKinnon​

San Francisco 49ers​​

4​​

$4​​

47

8

C.J. Anderson​

Detroit Lions​

5​​

$3​​

48

8

Giovani Bernard​

Cincinnati Bengals​​

9​

$3​​

49

8

Matt Breida​

San Francisco 49ers​​

​4​

$3

50

8

Jaylen Samuels

Pittsburgh Steelers​

7​

$3​

51

8

Carlos Hyde

Kansas City Chiefs​​

12​

$3

52

8

Jalen Richard​

Oakland Raiders​​

6​​

$2​​

53

8

Chris Thompson​

​Washington Redskins​

10

$2

54

8

Damien Harris​

New England Patriots​​

10​

$2​

55

8

Darwin Thompson​

Kansas City Chiefs​

12​

​$2

56

8

Justice Hill

Baltimore Ravens​

8​

$1​

57

8

Gus Edwards​

Baltimore Ravens​

8​

$1​

58

8

Mike Davis

Chicago Bears

6

$1

59

8

Tony Pollard​

Dallas Cowboys​

8

$1​

60

8

Justin Jackson​

Los Angeles Chargers​​

12​​

$1​​

61

8

Jamaal Williams

Green Bay Packers

11

$1

62

9

Ito Smith​

Atlanta Falcons​

9​

$1

63

9

Chase Edmonds​

Arizona Cardinals​

12​

$0​​

64

9

Kareem Hunt​

Cleveland Browns​

7​

$0

65

9

T.J. Yeldon​

Buffalo Bills​

6​

$0​

66

9

Frank Gore​

Buffalo Bills

6

$0​

67

9

Alexander Mattison​

Minnesota Vikings​

12​

$0​

68

9

Devin Singletary​

Buffalo Bills

6​

$0​

69

9

Duke Johnson​

Cleveland Browns​

7​

$0​​

70

9

D'Onta Foreman

Free Agent

N/A

$0​

Kevin Hanson joins SI for the 2019 season. His fantasy rankings have placed him in the Top 20 in each of the past two seasons among all the industry experts tracked by FantasyPros.com, and he has been in the Top 25 in six of the past eight years.

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