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Best RB for Fantasy Football: 2022 Running Back Rankings

Isaiah De Los Santos
Best running back rankings for the 2022 fantasy football season.
Best running back rankings for the 2022 fantasy football season. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Top RB for Fanast Football

Running backs will fly off of the board in 2022 fantasy football drafts. Players at the position have the potential to turn any week in your favor, so it's vital to make the right choices for the upcoming season.

Current average draft position (ADP) data on FantasyPros shows RBs going early and often in 2022. The position will likely make up a majority of the first and second rounds before a major drop-off, making it a priority to snag players from the top tier before it's too late.

The Duel is here to help. Here's our 2022 fantasy football rankings for running backs.

Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings 2022

50. Marlon Mack, Houston Texans

49. Rachaad White, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

48. Gus Edwards, Baltimore Ravens

47. J.D. McKissic, Washington Commanders

46. Nyheim Hines, Indianapolis Colts

45. Jamaal Williams, Detroit Lions

44. Raheem Mostert, Miami Dolphins

43. Dameon Pierce, Houston Texans

42. Alexander Mattison, Minnesota Vikings

41. Rhamondre Stevenson, New England Patriots

40. James Cook, Buffalo Bills

39. Rashaad Penny, Seattle Seahawks

Check out Rashaad Penny's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

38. Ronald Jones, Kansas City Chiefs

37. Michael Carter, New York Jets

36. James Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars

35. Kenneth Walker, Seattle Seahawks

Check out Kenneth Walker's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

34. Cordarrelle Patterson, Atlanta Falcons

Check out Cordarelle Patterson's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

33. Chase Edmonds, Miami Dolphins

Check out Chase Edmonds' 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

32. Melvin Gordon, Denver Broncos

Check out Melvin Gordon's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

31. Tony Pollard, Dallas Cowboys

Check out Tony Pollard's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

30. AJ Dillon, Green Bay Packers

Check out AJ Dillon's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

29. Breece Hall, New York Jets

Check out Breece Hall's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

28. Kareem Hunt, Cleveland Browns

Check out Kareem Hunt's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

27. Damien Harris, New England Patriots

Check out Damien Harris' 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

26. Elijah Mitchell, San Francisco 49ers

Check out Elijah Mitchell's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

25. Travis Etienne, Jacksonville Jaguars

Check out Travis Etienne's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

24. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Kansas City Chiefs

Check out Clyde Edwards-Helaire's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

23. Devin Singletary, Buffalo Bills

Check out Devin Singletary's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

22. Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles

Check out Miles Sanders' 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

21. Josh Jacobs, Las Vegas Raiders

Check out Josh Jacobs' 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

20. J.K. Dobbins, Baltimore Ravens

Check out J.K. Dobbins' 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

19. James Conner, Arizona Cardinals

James Conner came out of nowhere to rank as the RB5 in PPR scoring last season. The story of his season was unprecedented touchdown production, racking up 18 TDs (15 rushing, 3 receiving), which placed him No. 3 in the entire league. Though there's worries about regression, he at least saw the volume to potentially keep thinsg up in 2022. Conner handed 202 carries last season, and he turned his 39 targets into 37 receptions. His 28 red zone rushes also were the third most in the NFL, and with Chase Edmonds no longer in Arizona, the path to another top RB finish is clear for Conner. Check out Conner's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

18. Leonard Fournette, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Check out Leonard Fournette's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

17. Cam Akers, Los Angeles Rams

Check out Cam Akers' 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

16. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys

Check out Ezekiel Elliott's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

15. Antonio Gibson, Washington Commanders

Check out Antonio Gibson's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

14. Javonte Williams, Denver Broncos

Check out Javonte Williams' 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

13. David Montgomery, Chicago Bears

Check out David Montgomery's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

12. Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns

Check out Nick Chubb's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

11. D'Andre Swift, Detroit Lions

Check out D'Andre Swift's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

10. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants

Check out Saquon Barkley's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

9. Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers

Check out Aaron Jones' 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

8. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals

Joe Mixon bounced back in a huge way last season. Finally avoiding a significant injury-related absence, Mixon tore things up en route to an RB4 finish in PPR scoring. His 292 carries ranked No. 3 in 2021, and he took full advantage of that major workload by posting 1,205 yards (No. 3) and 13 TDs (No. 4). He also added a little extra something with 42 receptions, 314 yards and 3 TDs as a pass-catcher. Mixon now will resume his workhorse role behind a much-improve Cincinnati Bengals offensive line, paving the way for another huge year. Check out Mixon's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

7. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints

Check out Alvin Kamara's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

6. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings

Check out Dalvin Cook's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

5. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans

Check out Derrick Henry's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

4. Najee Harris, Pittsburgh Steelers

Check out Najee Harris' 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

3. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers

Check out Christian McCaffrey's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

2. Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles Chargers

Check out Austin Ekeler's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

1. Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis Colts

There's little debate over the RB1 in 2022. Jonathan Taylor is coming off of a monstrous year in terms of volume and production. The Wisconsin product took home the rushing triple crown by leading the NFL in carries (332), yards (1,811) and TDs (18), en route to finishing as the top running back in fantasy. He also set career highs in targets (51), receptions (40), receiving yards (360) and TDs (2) as a pass-catcher in 2021, adding some extra weekly upside. Taylor will once again be the bell cow for the Indianapolis Colts, though Matt Ryan's arrival may cut slightly into Taylor's workload if the passing game finds new life. Check out Taylor's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.


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Isaiah De Los Santos is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Isaiah De Los Santos also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username zayyy05328. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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