2017 Fantasy RB Rankings

Who are the top fantasy football running backs? PFF has you covered with our fantasy football RB rankings for the 2017 NFL season.

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2017 fantasy rb rankings

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2017 Fantasy RB Rankings

Pro Football Focus ranks the top fantasy football running backs for standard scoring leagues. The table below shows our top RB rankings the 2017 NFL season.

Position Rankings: QB | RB | WR | TE | Flex

2017 Fantasy RB Rankings | Updated 5/17/17

RankPlayer Team
1Le'Veon BellPIT
2David A. JohnsonARZ
3Ezekiel ElliottDAL
4LeSean McCoyBUF
5Melvin GordonLAC
6DeMarco MurrayTEN
7Devonta FreemanATL
8Jordan HowardCHI
9Jay AjayiMIA
10Marshawn LynchOAK
11Todd GurleyLAR
12Carlos HydeSF
13Isaiah CrowellCLV
14Christian McCaffreyCAR
15Leonard FournetteJAX
16Lamar MillerHST
17Bilal PowellNYJ
18Dalvin CookMIN
19Mark IngramNO
20Joe MixonCIN
21Eddie LacySEA
22Ty MontgomeryGB
23Frank GoreIND
24Spencer WareKC
25Tevin ColemanATL
26C.J. AndersonDEN
27Paul PerkinsNYG
28Theo RiddickDET
29Mike GillisleeNE
30Danny WoodheadBLT
31Duke JohnsonCLV
32Ameer AbdullahDET
33Kenneth DixonBLT
34Kareem HuntKC
35Giovani BernardCIN
36James WhiteNE
37C.J. ProsiseSEA
38Doug MartinTB
39Darren SprolesPHI
40Adrian L. PetersonNO
41Jamaal CharlesKCC
42Jonathan C. StewartCAR
43Matt ForteNYJ
44Rob KelleyWAS
45Charles SimsTB
46Derrick HenryTEN
47Wendell SmallwoodPHI
48Samaje PerineWAS
49Chris ThompsonWAS
50Jamaal WilliamsGB
51Jacquizz RodgersTB
52Latavius MurrayMIN
53Jeremy HillCIN
54Terrance WestBLT
55Jerick McKinnonMIN
56LeGarrette BlountNEP
57Dion LewisNE
58Shane VereenNYG
59T.J. YeldonJAX
60Benny Cunninham
61D'Onta ForemanHST
62DeAndre WashingtonOAK
63Jonathan WilliamsBUF
64Devontae BookerDEN
65Jalen RichardOAK
66Lance DunbarLAR
67Aaron JonesGB
68Marlon MackIND
69Kenyan DrakeMIA
70Rex BurkheadNE
71Thomas RawlsSEA
72Damien WilliamsMIA
73Tim HightowerSF
74Darren McFaddenDAL
75Chris IvoryJAX
76Alvin KamaraNO
77Robert TurbinIND
78Joe WilliamsSF
79Zach ZennerDET
80Branden OliverLAC
81T.J. LoganARZ
82James ConnerPIT
83Donnel PumphreyPHI
84Jeremy McNicholsTB
85Brian HillATL
86Elijah McGuireNYJ
87Wayne GallmanNYG
88Malcolm BrownLAR
89Travaris CadetNO
90Charcandrick WestKC

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  • Jack

    Is strength of schedule and offensive line talent factored into these rankings? And I know it is hard to predict but many players tend to be injury prone. Is that factored into these rankings too? Will these ranking be updated come preseason?

  • Jack

    Why is Eddie Lacy ranked so high? He sucked it up last season.

    • Daniel Kelley

      Between rumors of weight-loss, an offense that should be better, and base talent, there are several reasons to believe Lacy could be a strong bounceback this year. (And to answer your other question, it’s a five-analyst consensus — Jeff Ratcliffe, Mike Tagliere, Pat Thorman, Ross Miles, Tyler Loechner)

  • DLane

    Really Low on Demarco Murray and Ameer Abdullah huh

  • Minyang16

    Funny zig while everyone zags…high stakes big bench leagues….all have viable WR on waivers but as of now no RB worth starting. Picking WRX5 is a sub optimal strategy when everyone is doing it. Not reinventing the wheel but robust RB is the way to go. Most rosters that started WR in top half of draft don’t seem to be as good (on paper) as middle to late picks in 12 team leagues. I actually cher when I get a pick in 7 to 12 range.

  • David Stinnett

    Even accounting for injury, a ranking of #18 will prove way over-cautious for Thomas Rawls. Go ahead and be cautious, but there are 6 guys ranked higher than Rawls that I would pass on for Rawls

    • Phil

      I could see passing on two, three or even four but six??

      • David Stinnett

        Sure, but now looking at it again 12 days later I’d say 5 is more like it. BTW they are saying now he will start week 1, so that could be a mistake. If healthy there is no season fantasy finish that would surprise me.

        • David Stinnett

          They updated this again, right BEFORE the weeks games, brilliant. Rawls made an unnecessary appearance w/ 2 carries, which he wouldn’t have done if not healthy. So last years most efficient back, on a consistently top 3 running team is ranked 19. If you can draft him accordingly you are laughing.

  • Bryan shurin

    Is this guy retarted Mark Ingram over Leveon Bell, I think we should start drug testing analysts

    • Phil

      He basically misses a third of the fantasy football season because of his suspension so I think he’s right where he should be.

  • Russell

    C’mon guys, why aren’t player narratives linked to player names? I find your site clunky and frustrating! Don’t make it so hard to find information!!!

  • dan6374

    the other way to look at Bell is with the D Williams handcuff. as long
    as you ensure getting both, I think the reliable production of the combination
    increases the value of the individuals.

  • rock lee

    Ryan Mathews or jermey hill in standard scoring

    • Mark

      i hope you played j. hill

  • Pat

    Langford, Hyde or McKinnon, standard scoring

  • superman600rr

    Need to play 2 week 12

  • dadd-0

    Crowell before rawls? Lol

    • spartanmike29

      I would hope so other then a bias Seattle fans no one would say otherwise. Crowell rushed for almost 1000 yards at just under 5 ypc and added 40 receptions for over 300 yards last year with a team that went 1-15. In 9 games on the team that won 10 games as well as their division Rawls only rushed for just over 300 yards at a very bad 3.8 ypc and didn’t even break 100 revieving yards. It’s not even debatable who should be rated higher.

    • AZCardsFan85

      Rawls sucks , guy can’t stay on the field.

    • Dylan George

      Dude, Lacy>Prosise>Rawls it’s been saying. Prosise is taking the pass catching downs