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Fantasy Football Rankings: Running Backs

Fake Teams’ top fantasy running backs rankings for the 2017 fantasy football season. The first three won’t surprise you.

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These rankings are a collaboration of three fantasy football writers—myself, J.E. & Ghoji—compiled from the official 2017 Fake Teams Top 200 Fantasy Football rankings. These rankings will be sure to update leading up to the season and throughout the year so make sure to check back regularly.

Who surprised you? Who do you think is ranked too high? Who’s too low? Who’s juuuuust right? Let us know in the comments!

HB Standard League Rankings

RANK CONSENSUS PETE JONATHAN GHOJI
RANK CONSENSUS PETE JONATHAN GHOJI
1 David Johnson 1 1 1
2 Le'Veon Bell 2 2 2
3 Ezekiel Elliott 3 3 3
4 LeSean McCoy 4 5 4
5 Devonta Freeman 6 4 5
6 Melvin Gordon 5 6 7
7 Demarco Murray 7 7 6
8 Jay Ajayi 9 8 8
9 Jordan Howard 8 10 10
10 Lamar Miller 12 9 11
11 Todd Gurley 10 12 9
12 Leonard Fournette 11 15 12
13 Isaiah Crowell 13 13 13
14 Carlos Hyde 14 14 14
15 Christian McCaffrey 15 18 17
16 Eddie Lacy 22 11 22
17 Ty Montgomery 20 20 15
18 Mark Ingram 27 16 20
19 Marshawn Lynch 16 17 26
20 Mike Gillislee 24 22 16
21 CJ Anderson 18 29 19
22 Joe Mixon 17 27 24
23 Ameer Abdullah 29 52 23
24 Tevin Coleman 21 25 21
25 Paul Perkins 26 26 18
26 Spencer Ware 19 28 27
27 Dalvin Cook 28 24 29
28 Bilal Powell 25 21 30
29 Frank Gore 30 23 31
30 LeGarrette Blount 31 30 25
31 Robert Kelley 33 31 28
32 Doug Martin 34 32 32
33 Danny Woodhead 32 37 37
34 Derrick Henry 35 34 34
35 Matt Forte 37 33 33
36 Jonathan Stewart 39 38 36
37 Adrian Peterson 23 50 44
38 Kenneth Dixon 41 35 38
39 Theo Riddick 36 42 46
40 James White 44 36 41
41 Samaje Perine 38 44 47
42 Kareem Hunt 42 46 40
43 CJ Prosise 40 39 53
44 Duke Johnson, Jr. 45 43 43
45 Terrance West 49 48 35
46 Latavius Murray 43 40 57
47 Jeremy Hill 46 45 45
48 Giovani Bernard 48 41 50
49 Darren Sproles 50 47 42
50 Jamaal Charles 47 49 49
51 Jamaal Williams 52 59 39
52 Thomas Rawls 51 51 58
53 Dion Lewis 53 55 48
54 Jacquizz Rodgers 58 53 56
55 Chris Thompson 60 54 54
56 Alvin Kamara 54 57 61
57 Jalen Richards 64 62 51
58 Rex Burkhead 59 52 65
59 Charles Sims 57 56 62
60 Deandre Washington 65 66 55
61 Joe Williams 55 52
62 Shane Vereen 61 58 63
63 Jonathan Williams 62 63 59
64 Jerick McKinnon 66 61 60
65 T.J. Yeldon 70 65 66
66 Devontae Booker 67 60
67 Wendell Smallwood 69 64
68 Robert Turbin 68 64
69 Marlon Mack 56 69
70 D'Onta Foreman 63 69 68