Best RB for Fantasy Football: 2021 Running Back Rankings

Running back rankings for the 2021 fantasy football season.
Running back rankings for the 2021 fantasy football season. / Grant Halverson/Getty Images

Top RB for Fantasy Football

While the NFL has gone more pass-heavy in recent years and wide receivers start to work their way into the conversation as first-round fantasy football picks, running backs still reign supreme.

We see that in the 2021 average draft position (ADP) data on FantasyPros, which shows the top seven players of the board are all running backs.

The importance of the position can't be overstated, and you can't afford to enter your draft without thinking long and hard about the position.

The Duel is here to help, with our 2021 fantasy football rankings for running backs.

Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings 2021

1. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers

2. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings

3. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys

4. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans

5. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints

6. Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers

7. Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles Chargers

8. Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns

9. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants

10. Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis Colts

11. Antonio Gibson, Washington Football Team

12. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Kansas City Chiefs

13. D'Andre Swift, Detroit Lions

14. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals

15. David Montgomery, Chicago Bears

16. Najee Harris, Pittsburgh Steelers

17. Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles

18. Mike Davis, Atlanta Falcons

19. Josh Jacobs, Las Vegas Raiders

20. James Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars

21. Javonte Williams, Denver Broncos

22. Myles Gaskin, Miami Dolphins

23. Darrell Henderson, Los Angeles Rams

24. Kareem Hunt, Cleveland Browns

25. Chase Edmonds, Arizona Cardinals

26. Michael Carter, New York Jets

27. Melvin Gordon, Denver Broncos

28. Zach Moss, Buffalo Bills

29. Damien Harris, New England Patriots

30. Raheem Mostert, San Francisco 49ers

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