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DBro’s Top-24 Fantasy Football Draft Running Back Rankings (2024)

DBro’s Top-24 Fantasy Football Draft Running Back Rankings (2024)

With the NFL Draft quickly approaching, it will be Fantasy Football draft season before we know it. Now is the time to start diving into early best balls and sharpening the 2024 fantasy draft rankings sword. As we continue to move through the offseason, my ranks will move as well, but RIGHT NOW, here are my Top 24 running backs for the 2024 fantasy football season.

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24. Brian Robinson

  • In 2023:
    • RB14 in fantasy points per opportunity
    • RB22 in fantasy points per game
    • 22nd in explosive run rate
    • 13th in yards after contact per attempt
  • 15.5 touches and 77.9 total yards per game (in games in which he played at least 40% of the snaps)
  • fifth in yards per route run (minimum 20 targets per Fantasy Points Data)
  • 12th in PFF’s pass-blocking grade

23. Devin Singletary

  • In Weeks 9-18: 19 touches and 86.6 total yards per game
  • RB21 in fantasy points per game (as HOU’s starting RB)
  • In 2023:
    • 19th in explosive run rate
    • 22nd in missed tackles forced per attempt

22. Zamir White

  • In Weeks 15-18: 23.3 touches and 114.3 total yards per game
  • RB12 in fantasy points per game (as LVR’s starter)
  • As the starting RB (among 41 qualifying backs per Fantasy Points Data)
    • 13th in explosive run rate
    • sixth in yards after contact per attempt
    • 17th in rushing success rate

21. D’Andre Swift

  • In 2023: 17th in explosive run rate
  • RB24 in fantasy points per game
  • Among 49 qualifying backs last season (per Fantasy Points Data)
    • 40th in yards after contact per attempt
    • 30th in missed tackles forced per attempt

20. Josh Jacobs

  • limited to 13 games played (quad strain in Week 13)
  • In 2023 (per Fantasy Points Data):
    • 12th-highest stuff rate
    • 37th in missed tackles forced per attempt
    • 44th in yards after contact per attempt

19. Isiah Pacheco

  • RB14 in fantasy points per game
  • Without Jerick McKinnon active (four games)
    • 20.2 touches and 100.7 total yards per game
    • at least 70% of the snaps in three of four games
  • Overall in 2023:
    • 12th in explosive run rate
    • 26th in yards after contact per attempt

18. David Montgomery

  • RB15 in fantasy points per game
  • second 1,000-yard rushing season of his NFL career
  • averaged 15 touches and 75.7 total yards after his return in Week 10
  • In 2023:
    • 19th in missed tackles forced per attempt
    • 15th in carries
    • fifth in red zone touches
    • 13 touchdowns (fourth-most)

17. Rachaad White

  • RB10 in fantasy points per game
  • Among 49 qualifying backs
    • 42nd in missed tackles forced per attempt
    • 40th in explosive run rate
    • 45th in yards after contact per attempt
    • 18th in yards per route run

16. Alvin Kamara

  • In 2023:
    • 10th in opportunity share
    • eighth in weighed opportunities
    • ninth in red zone touches
  • 40th out of 49 qualifying backs in missed tackles forced per attempt
  • first in target share (18.1%)
  • sixth in yards per route run

15. Kenneth Walker

  • RB20 in fantasy points per game
  • Injuries in 2023:
    • bruised shoulder
    • strained oblique
    • chest issue
    • tender calf
  • 17.3 touches and 82 total yards (in the 14 games that he played at least 41% of the snaps)
  • In 2023:
    • fourth in missed tackles forced per attempt
    • 26th in explosive run rate

14. Aaron Jones

  • In Weeks 15-20:
    • averaged 21.6 touches and 120.3 total yards
    • among 47 qualifying backs
      • eighth in explosive run rate
      • 10th in yards after contact per attempt

13. Joe Mixon

  • RB11 in fantasy points per game
  • In 2023:
    • eighth in snap share
    • third in opportunity share
    • seventh in weighted opportunities
    • 36th in yards per touch
    • 35th in yards created per touch
    • 41st in breakaway run rate

12. James Conner

  • Since he arrived in Arizona
    • RB7, RB9, and RB13 in fantasy points per game
  • In 2023:
    • 21st in rushing attempts
    • sixth in rushing yards
    • eighth in missed tackles forced per attempt
    • fifth in yards after contact per attempt

11. James Cook

  • After Joe Brady took over as the Bills’ OC (Weeks 11-18)
    • RB11 in fantasy points per game
    • 19.6 touches and 104.3 total yards per game
    • 10th in TPRR
    • fourth in receiving yards per game
    • second in YPRR

10. De’Von Achane

  • RB5 in fantasy points per game
  • eight games he played at least 41% of the snaps
    • averaged 14.2 touches and 113.8 total yards

9. Travis Etienne

  • Weeks 1-8:
    • averaged 22.3 touches and 106.2 total yards
    • RB4 in fantasy points per game
  • Weeks 9-18:
    • averaged 16.3 touches and 70.5 total yards
    • RB22 in fantasy points per game

8. Derrick Henry

  • In 2023 among 68 qualifying backs:
    • ninth in explosive run rate
    • 11th in yards after contact per attempt

7. Jahmyr Gibbs

  • RB8 in fantasy points per game & fantasy points per opportunity
  • After David Montgomery returned from injury:
    • 14.1 touches and 73.1 total yards per game

6. Jonathan Taylor

  • Weeks 7-18:
    • 21 touches and 99.4 total yards per game
    • 13th in yards after contact per attempt
  • RB12 in fantasy points per game.

5. Saquon Barkley

  • at least 70% of the snaps in 11 of his 14 games
  • second in opportunity share
  • ninth in weighted opportunities
  • In 2023: 17th in explosive run rate

4. Kyren Williams

  • RB2 in fantasy points per game
  • fourth in red zone touches
  • first in snap share
  • fourth in opportunity share.
  • Among 68 qualifying backs
    • 25th in missed tackles forced per attempt
    • 27th in yards after contact per attempt
  • In Weeks 2-17, he averaged 22.3 touches and 117.8 total yards
  • at least 72% of the snaps in ten of 11 games played

3. Bijan Robinson

  • RB17 in fantasy points per game
  • RB12 in expected fantasy points per game
  • 31st in opportunity share
  • 32nd in red zone touches
  • In 2023:
    • 23rd in explosive run rate
    • 17th in yards after contact per attempt

2. Breece Hall

  • In 2023:
    • RB6 in fantasy points per game
    • 299 touches and 1,585 total yards
    • led all running backs in targets, receiving yards, and receptions
  • Weeks 5-18: averaged 20.2 touches and 102.5 total yards

1. Christian McCaffrey

  • RB1 in 81% of his games
  • top 24 RB in every game he played
  • 21.2 touches and 126.5 total yards per game
  • ranking fourth in explosive run rate
  • 10th in yards after contact last season

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