Bobby Sylvester’s Running Back Rankings and Notes (Fantasy Football)

by Bobby Sylvester | @bobbyfantasypro | Featured Writer
Aug 23, 2019

Marlon Mack may be a true three-down bell-cow this year

As is always the case, the preseason has thrown a wrench in some of our ideas about certain running backs. For instance, Marlon Mack seemed to be an early-down only back, but now he appears to be morphing into a three-down bell-cow for one of the top offenses in the league. Carlos Hyde was said to be in a timeshare with Damien Williams but he is on the verge of being cut with Darwin Thompson emerging as everyone’s favorite sleeper. With all of these changes in mind, I wanted to give you all a fresh set of rankings.

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1Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)RB
2Dalvin Cook (MIN)RB
3Christian McCaffrey (CAR)RB
4Saquon Barkley (NYG)RB
5Nick Chubb (CLE)RB
6Julio Jones (ATL)WR
7David Johnson (ARI)RB
8DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)WR
9Austin Ekeler (LAC)RB
10Alvin Kamara (NO)RB
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11Aaron Jones (GB)RB
12Chris Carson (SEA)RB
13Odell Beckham Jr. (CLE)WR
14Le'Veon Bell (NYJ)RB
15Davante Adams (GB)WR
16Derrick Henry (TEN)RB
17Travis Kelce (KC)TE
18Marlon Mack (IND)RB
19Keenan Allen (LAC)WR
20Amari Cooper (DAL)WR
21Sony Michel (NE)RB
22Todd Gurley (LAR)RB
23Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB
24Chris Godwin (TB)WR
25Mike Evans (TB)WR
26Mark Ingram (BAL)RB
27Michael Thomas (NO)WR
28Sammy Watkins (KC)WR
29James Conner (PIT)RB
30JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT)WR
1Mike Trout (LAA)CF,DH
2Christian Yelich (MIL)LF,CF
3Ronald Acuna Jr. (ATL)LF,CF
4Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
5Mookie Betts (BOS)CF,RF
6J.D. Martinez (BOS)LF,RF
7Trevor Story (COL)SS
8Justin Verlander (HOU)SP
9Cody Bellinger (LAD)1B,CF
10Trea Turner (WSH)SS
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11Alex Bregman (HOU)3B,SS
12Jacob deGrom (NYM)SP
13Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
14Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
15Gerrit Cole (HOU)SP
16Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B
17Javier Baez (CHC)2B,3B
18Charlie Blackmon (COL)CF
19Aaron Judge (NYY)RF,DH
20Juan Soto (WSH)LF
21Anthony Rendon (WSH)3B
22Bryce Harper (PHI)CF,RF
23Jose Altuve (HOU)2B
24Xander Bogaerts (BOS)SS
25Starling Marte (PIT)CF
26Walker Buehler (LAD)SP
27Manny Machado (SD)3B,SS
28Anthony Rizzo (CHC)1B
29Kris Bryant (CHC)3B,RF
30Whit Merrifield (KC)1B,2B
1Anthony Davis (LAL)PF,C
2James Harden (HOU)PG,SG
3Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)SF,PF
4Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)C
5Kevin Durant (BKN)SF,PF
6LeBron James (LAL)SF,PF
7Stephen Curry (GSW)PG,SG
8Nikola Jokic (DEN)PF,C
9Damian Lillard (POR)PG
10Russell Westbrook (HOU)PG
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11Victor Oladipo (IND)PG,SG
12Paul George (LAC)SG,SF
13Kawhi Leonard (LAC)SG,SF
14Joel Embiid (PHI)PF,C
15Chris Paul (OKC)PG
16Jimmy Butler (MIA)SG,SF
17Kyrie Irving (BKN)PG,SG
18Ben Simmons (PHI)PG,SF
19Kemba Walker (BOS)PG
20Jrue Holiday (NOR)PG,SG
21Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
22Andre Drummond (DET)PF,C
23John Wall (WAS)PG
24Donovan Mitchell (UTH)PG,SG
25Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
26Khris Middleton (MIL)SG,SF
27Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
28Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C
29Draymond Green (GSW)PF,C
30LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)PF,C
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