2016 Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings

2016 Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings

The running back position is a little top heavy this year with many RB2’s expected to produce more like flex options than a solid RB2. With that said there is still a solid crop of running backs up until our ranked RB3’s with solid upside from some of the later names should the opportunity arise.

As drafter no doubt noticed depending on where your pick was in the first round go running back first may have been the shrewdest move for the 2016 fantasy football season.

Bold Predictions:

Charles Sims will get more carries this year dropping Doug Martin to an RB2 and making Tampa Bay’s front office regret shelling out the dough.

Ezekiel Elliot will finish the season as fantasy football’s top running back in all formats.

Arian Foster returns to form and puts up a top ten fantasy finish at the running back position.

Tevin Coleman holds on to the ball and makes Devonta Freeman a forgotten man.

We all regret thinking the replacement level Bilal Powell was a credible threat to Matt Forte’s workload

Spencer Ware becomes one of dynasty’s hottest commodities by year end.

Marshaun Coprich emerges from the Giants backfield.

Matt Jones loses his job never to be heard of again from the fantasy community.


While Ezekiel Elliot will outperform his ADP he does not really count as a sleeper but players we expect to help owners cash in based on their ADP include Jonathan Stewart, Arian Foster, Jeremy Hill, Tevin Coleman, TJ Yeldon, Carlos Hyde, Frank Gore and Kenneth Dixon.

Not on my team:

Players that will not be on any of our teams due to ADP, backfield competition or the fact that we just don’t like them include Doug Martin, Lamar Miller, Jamaal Charles, Devonta Freeman, CJ Anderson, Jeremy Langford, Matt Jones, Rashad Jennings, Bilal Powell and Mark Ingram.

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