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NFL Value-Based Drafting (VBD) Rankings

2021 Running Back Projections

What is Value-Based Drafting (VBD) Rankings?
Value-based drafting (VBD) is a strategy that assigns a value to every player by comparing that player's fantasy points to the fantasy points of a baseline player at the same position. A high VBD means a player offers strong incremental value at his position and is therefore valueble overall in fantasy. Check out our Value-Based Drafting Guide for more VBD insight.

RankPlayerVBDVORPVOLSADPvs ADP
1Christian McCaffrey (CAR) 3852291561-
2Dalvin Cook (MIN) 3532131402-
3Derrick Henry (TEN) 3472101373-
4Alvin Kamara (NO) 2971851124-
5Aaron Jones (GB) 253163907+ 2
6Nick Chubb (CLE) 247160876-
7Saquon Barkley (NYG) 243158859+ 2
8Jonathan Taylor (IND) 239156838-
9Ezekiel Elliott (DAL) 233153805-4
10Joe Mixon (CIN) 2191467313+ 3
11Austin Ekeler (LAC) 2151447111-
12Najee Harris (PIT) 2131437010-2
13Antonio Gibson (WAS) 1991366312-1
14J.K. Dobbins (BAL) 19913663
15Clyde Edwards-Helaire (KC) 1931336014-1
16David Montgomery (CHI) 1891315815-1
17Chris Carson (SEA) 1871305717-
18Miles Sanders (PHI) 1731235019+ 1
19D'Andre Swift (DET) 1711224920+ 1
20Josh Jacobs (LV) 1691214816-4
21James Robinson (JAC) 1671204718-3
22Gus Edwards (BAL) 1331033028+ 6
23Myles Gaskin (MIA) 1271002721-2
24Darrell Henderson Jr. (LAR) 125992625+ 1
25Mike Davis (ATL) 121972422-3
26Damien Harris (NE) 107901726-
27Chase Edmonds (ARI) 107901729+ 2
28Kareem Hunt (CLE) 7775224-4
29Melvin Gordon III (DEN) 7574130+ 1
30Raheem Mostert (SF) 7373023-7
31Javonte Williams (DEN) 6262027-4
32Ronald Jones II (TB) 5757032-
33James Conner (ARI) 5757034+ 1
34Trey Sermon (SF) 5555031-3
35Zack Moss (BUF) 5454036+ 1
36Leonard Fournette (TB) 5252033-3
37Sony Michel (LAR) 4949039+ 2
38Kenyan Drake (LV) 4949041+ 3
39Jamaal Williams (DET) 3939040+ 1
40Michael Carter (NYJ) 3636038-2
41David Johnson (HOU) 3333042+ 1
42AJ Dillon (GB) 3333035-7
43Tony Pollard (DAL) 3232043-
44Devin Singletary (BUF) 3232037-7
45Phillip Lindsay (HOU) 2626049+ 4
46Tevin Coleman (NYJ) 2323047+ 1
47J.D. McKissic (WAS) 2121045-2
48Nyheim Hines (IND) 2121046-2
49James White (NE) 2121052+ 3
50Latavius Murray (BAL) 1919050-
51Ty'Son Williams (BAL) 1818058+ 7
52Alexander Mattison (MIN) 1515044-8
53Travis Etienne Jr. (JAC) 14140
54Damien Williams (CHI) 99059+ 5
55Le'Veon Bell (BAL) 880
56Rashaad Penny (SEA) 88053-3
57Malcolm Brown (MIA) 77068+ 11
58Justin Jackson (LAC) 66073+ 15
59Wayne Gallman Jr. (ATL) 44065+ 6
60Qadree Ollison (ATL) 44081+ 21
61Mark Ingram II (HOU) 00054-7
62Giovani Bernard (TB) 00055-7
63Darrel Williams (KC) 00063-
64Darrynton Evans (TEN) 00061-3
65Carlos Hyde (JAC) 00078+ 13
66Rhamondre Stevenson (NE) 00048-18
67Ty Johnson (NYJ) 00064-3
68Marlon Mack (IND) 00060-8
69Xavier Jones (FA) 000102+ 33
70Boston Scott (PHI) 00079+ 9
71Devontae Booker (NYG) 00066-5
72Salvon Ahmed (MIA) 00067-5
73Tarik Cohen (CHI) 00077+ 4
74Jeff Wilson Jr. (SF) 00084+ 10
75Devonta Freeman (BAL) 000
76Cordarrelle Patterson (ATL) 000
77Joshua Kelley (LAC) 00076-1
78Samaje Perine (CIN) 00088+ 10
79Kyle Juszczyk (SF) 000
80Chuba Hubbard (CAR) 00051-29
81Benny Snell Jr. (PIT) 00072-9
82Kenneth Gainwell (PHI) 00056-26
83Tony Jones Jr. (NO) 00057-26
84DeeJay Dallas (SEA) 000
85Brandon Bolden (NE) 000
86Elijah Mitchell (SF) 00071-15
87Trayveon Williams (CIN) 000
88Jerick McKinnon (KC) 00089+ 1
89Matt Breida (BUF) 00095+ 6
90Jake Funk (LAR) 000
91Brian Hill (FA) 000
92Johnny Stanton (CLE) 000
93Jaret Patterson (WAS) 00069-24
94Mike Boone (DEN) 00091-3
95JaMycal Hasty (SF) 000
96Rex Burkhead (HOU) 000
97Chris Evans (CIN) 000
98Sewo Olonilua (DAL) 000
99Kylin Hill (GB) 000
100Anthony McFarland Jr. (PIT) 00062-38
101Jermar Jefferson (DET) 000
102Jaylen Samuels (PIT) 000
103J.J. Taylor (NE) 00070-33
104Larry Rountree III (LAC) 00087-17
105Rico Dowdle (DAL) 000
106Caleb Huntley (ATL) 000
107Peyton Barber (LV) 000101-6
108Dare Ogunbowale (JAC) 000
109Justice Hill (FA) 000
110Ty Montgomery (NO) 000
111Kene Nwangwu (MIN) 000
112Jalen Richard (LV) 00086-26
113Royce Freeman (CAR) 00085-28
114Travis Homer (SEA) 000
115Jeremy McNichols (TEN) 000
116La'Mical Perine (NYJ) 00080-36
117Khalil Herbert (CHI) 000100-17
118Jordan Wilkins (IND) 000
119Alex Collins (SEA) 000
120C.J. Ham (MIN) 000
121Reggie Bonnafon (FA) 000
122Patrick Ricard (BAL) 000
123Gerrid Doaks (MIA) 000
124Jonathan Ward (FA) 000
125Eno Benjamin (ARI) 00083-42
126D'Ernest Johnson (CLE) 000
127Nate McCrary (FA) 000
128Mekhi Sargent (TEN) 000
129Keith Smith (ATL) 000
130Demetric Felton (CLE) 000
131Ameer Abdullah (MIN) 00096-35
132Alec Ingold (LV) 000
133Jordan Howard (PHI) 000
134Trenton Cannon (SF) 000
135Dwayne Washington (NO) 000
136Derek Watt (PIT) 000
137Gary Brightwell (NYG) 000
138Alex Armah Jr. (NO) 000
139Ryquell Armstead (FA) 000
140Ke'Shawn Vaughn (TB) 00090-50
141Kalen Ballage (PIT) 00094-47
142Trey Edmunds (PIT) 000
143Gabe Nabers (LAC) 000
144Michael Burton (KC) 000
145Buddy Howell (LAR) 000
146D'Onta Foreman (FA) 00093-53
147Corey Clement (DAL) 000
148Andy Janovich (CLE) 000
149JaQuan Hardy (DAL) 000
150Elijhaa Penny (NYG) 000
151Jonathan Williams (WAS) 00097-54
152Tony Brooks-James (FA) 000
153Scottie Phillips (HOU) 000
154Jakob Johnson (NE) 000
155Khari Blasingame (TEN) 000
156Josh Adams (NYJ) 000
157Nathan Cottrell (JAC) 000
158Alfred Morris (NYG) 000
159Cullen Gillaspia (NYG) 000
160Taquan Mizzell (NYG) 000
161Dontrell Hilliard (HOU) 000
162Jordan Scarlett (FA) 000
163Patrick Laird (MIA) 000
164Austin Walter (FA) 000
165Damarea Crockett (DEN) 000
166Adrian Killins Jr. (DEN) 000
167Jason Huntley (PHI) 000
168Artavis Pierce (FA) 000
169LeVante Bellamy (DEN) 000
170Ryan Nall (CHI) 000
171Taiwan Jones (BUF) 000
172C.J. Prosise (FA) 000
173Elijah McGuire (FA) 000
174Antonio Williams (BUF) 000
175Devine Ozigbo (JAC) 000
176Dexter Williams (FA) 000