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Fantasy Football: RB depth chart and rankings

Ranking and keeping track of running backs around the league.

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Rankings: QB | HB | WR | TE

It’s always important to keep an eye on team’s depth charts in the fantasy world. There’s nothing more frustrating than wasting a draft pick on a player who is buried in the depth chart and, unless a plague sweeps the team, has no real chance at seeing consistent playing time during the season.

Here is the running back depth chart for all 32 teams. Obviously those ball carriers labeled Starter are currently set to be leading their respective backfields come September. Backups are who are currently behind the starter on team’s depth chart.

For each RB, I’ve attached a Value to them (where I see their fantasy value currently at in standard leagues): RB1 (top 10), RB2 (11-25), Flex (25-45), Flier (worth a late pick) and Don’t Bother (pretty self explanatory). This value is as the roster currently stands. For instance, I’ve valued Tevin Coleman as a RB2 even with Devonta Freeman healthy. Obviously Coleman’s value would bump up quite a bit if, for whatever reason, he got the starting spot.


Note: Depth chart will be updated throughout offseason.

RB depth charts

Team Starter Value Backups Value
Team Starter Value Backups Value
ARI David Johnson RB1 Andre Ellington Don’t Bother
TJ Logan Don’t Bother
ATL Devonta Freeman RB1 Tevin Coleman RB2
Brian Hill Don’t Bother
BAL Terrance West Flex Danny Woodhead Flex
Kenneth Dixon Flier
BUF LeSean McCoy RB1 Jonathan Williams Flier
Joe Banyard Don’t Bother
CAR Jonathan Stewart Flex Christian McCaffrey RB2
Fozzy Whittaker Don’t Bother
CHI Jordan Howard RB1 Jeremy Langford Flier
Ka’Deem Carey Don’t Bother
CIN Jeremy Hill Flex Giovani Bernard Flex
Joe Mixon Flex
CLE Isaiah Crowell RB2 Duke Johnson Jr. Flier
Matt Dayes Don’t Bother
DAL Ezekiel Elliott RB1 Darren McFadden Flier
Alfred Morris Don’t Bother
DEN C.J. Anderson RB2 Devontae Booker Flier
De’Angelo Henderson Don’t Bother
DET Ameer Abdullah Flex Theo Riddick Flex
Zach Zenner Flier
GB Ty Montgomery Flex Jamaal Williams Flier
Don Jackson Don’t Bother
HOU Lamar Miller RB2 Alfred Blue Flier
D’Onta Foreman Flier
IND Frank Gore RB2 Robert Turbin Flier
Marlon Mack Flier
JAC Leonard Fournette RB2 T.J. Yeldon Flier
Chris Ivory Don’t Bother
KC Spencer Ware RB2 Charcandrick West Flier
Kareem Hunt Flier
LAC Melvin Gordon RB1 Branden Oliver Flier
Kenjon Barner Don’t Bother
LAR Todd Gurley RB2 Malcolm Brown Don’t Bother
Lance Dunbar Don’t Bother
MIA Jay Ajayi RB1 Damien Williams Don’t Bother
Kenyan Drake Flier
MIN Latavius Murray RB2 Dalvin Cook Flex
Jerick McKinnon Flier
NE Dion Lewis Flex James White Flier
Mike Gillislee Flex
NO Mark Ingram RB2 Adrian Peterson RB2
Alvin Kamara Flier
NYG Paul Perkins Flex Shane Vereen Flier
Wayne Gallman Flier
NYJ Matt Forte RB2 Bilal Powell Flex
Elijah McGuire Don’t Bother
OAK Marshawn Lynch RB2 Jalen Richard Flier
DeAndre Washington Don’t Bother
PHI Ryan Mathews Flex Darren Sproles Flier
Donnel Pumphrey Flier
PIT Le'Veon Bell RB1 James Connor Flier
Knile Davis Don’t Bother
SF Carlos Hyde RB1 Mike Davis Flier
Tim Hightower Don’t Bother
SEA Eddie Lacy Flex C.J. Prosise Flex
Thomas Rawls Flier
TB Doug Martin Flex Charles Sims Flex
Jacquizz Rodgers Flier
TEN DeMarco Murray RB1 Derrick Henry Flex
David Fluellen Don’t Bother
WAS Robert Kelley RB2 Chris Thompson Flier
Matt Jones Flier

Let me know your thoughts on my initial values in the comments!