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2018 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 35 running backs

The staff rank their top 35 ball carriers for 2018.

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Welcome to RB WEEK!

Here are our staff’s top 35 running backs for this year. Let us know in the comments your thoughts on our rankings. Who are you excited for this year? Which running back are you lukewarm on? Who are you just straight up avoiding?

Enjoy!

RB rankings

Rank Player Pete Paddi Nic Heath Matt Clark Ghoji Matias
Rank Player Pete Paddi Nic Heath Matt Clark Ghoji Matias
1 Todd Gurley 4 3 1 1 1 4 1 1
2 Le'Veon Bell 2 2 2 3 2 1 3 2
3 Ezekiel Elliott 1 1 3 4 4 3 2 3
4 David Johnson 3 4 4 6 5 5 4 4
5 Alvin Kamara 8 6 5 2 3 2 5 6
6 Melvin Gordon 6 8 7 8 7 8 7 5
7 Saquon Barkley 7 7 9 5 6 7 8 8
8 Kareem Hunt 5 5 8 15 8 6 6 7
9 Leonard Fournette 9 9 6 7 9 12 9 10
10 Devonta Freeman 11 11 12 10 11 10 10 11
11 Dalvin Cook 10 10 13 14 10 13 11 9
12 Jordan Howard 12 12 17 11 13 14 12 13
13 Joe Mixon 14 15 16 9 14 9 14 15
14 Christian McCaffrey 13 14 14 13 15 15 13 12
15 Jerick McKinnon 17 13 10 17 12 16 15 19
16 LeSean McCoy 15 16 19 19 21 11 24 14
17 Alex Collins 18 19 15 18 17 23 18 20
18 Derrick Henry 16 17 21 25 24 30 17 16
19 Dion Lewis 23 23 22 16 23 18 19 23
20 Lamar Miller 20 20 27 20 20 17 26 17
21 Jay Ajayi 19 18 36 26 16 19 16 18
22 Rex Burkhead 33 32 18 12 19 24 21 22
23 Kenyan Drake 32 21 33 21 18 26 22 21
24 Mark Ingram 24 25 25 28 25 27 20 27
25 Royce Freeman 22 22 28 22 28 25 32 30
26 Sony Michel 29 26 20 31 30 22 28 34
27 Carlos Hyde 25 29 39 24 38 20 23 26
28 Marshawn Lynch 40 28 29 23 22 29 40 25
29 Tevin Coleman 26 30 24 40 27 31 33 29
30 Ronald Jones II 28 27 27 32 36 44 24
31 Rashaad Penny 30 24 38 30 26 21 43 38
32 Jamaal Williams 35 37 23 32 34 39 27 31
33 Tarik Cohen 34 33 30 35 35 34 25
34 Isaiah Crowell 27 34 35 39 33 38 29 28
35 Chris Thompson 36 38 36 33 36 32 30 35