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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Fantasy football RB rankings 2017

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 1/12/17

RankPlayerTeam
1Le’Veon BellPIT
2David JohnsonARZ
3Ezekiel ElliottDAL
4LeSean McCoyBUF
5Melvin GordonSD
6Jay AjayiMIA
7Jordan HowardCHI
8DeMarco MurrayTEN
9Carlos HydeSF
10Devonta FreemanATL
11Todd GurleyLA
12Mark IngramNO
13Lamar MillerHST
14Spencer WareKC
15Adrian PetersonMIN
16Eddie LacyGB
17LeGarrette BlountNE
18Robert KelleyWAS
19C.J. AndersonDEN
20Isaiah CrowellCLV
21Jonathan StewartCAR
22Latavius MurrayOAK
23Bilal PowellNYJ
24Giovani BernardCIN
25Kenneth DixonBLT
26Tevin ColemanATL
27Thomas RawlsSEA
28Ameer AbdullahDET
29Jamaal CharlesKC
30C.J. ProsiseSEA
31Paul PerkinsNYG
32Jeremy HillCIN
33Dion LewisNE
34Ty MontgomeryGB
35Frank GoreIND
36Matt ForteNYJ
37Theo RiddickDET
38Doug MartinTB
39Danny WoodheadSD
40Derrick HenryTEN
41Ryan MathewsPHI
42Jacquizz RodgersTB
43Duke Johnson Jr.CLV
44Jerick McKinnonMIN
45Chris IvoryJAX
46T.J. YeldonJAX
47DeAndre WashingtonOAK
48Charles SimsTB
49Devontae BookerDEN
50Darren SprolesPHI
51James WhiteNE
52Christine MichaelGB
53Terrance WestBLT
54Wendell SmallwoodPHI
55Shane VereenNYG
56Jalen RichardOAK
57Kenyan DrakeMIA
58Mike GillisleeBUF
59Rashad JenningsNYG
60Cameron Artis-PayneCAR

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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
    Freeman
    Smallwood
    Hightower

  • dadd-0

    Crowell before rawls? Lol