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Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings for the 2020 NFL Season

Jason Schandl
Fantasy football running back rankings for 2020 fantasy football drafts.
Fantasy football running back rankings for 2020 fantasy football drafts. / Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

No position draws more fantasy football attention than running back. An RB is the consensus No. 1 fantasy football pick just about every year, and this season RBs make up six of the top seven players in most drafts, according to FantasyPros' average draft position (ADP) data.

That makes nailing your RB picks crucial to winning your fantasy football league.

With that in mind, here are The Duel's 2020 running back rankings for fantasy football, based on PPR scoring systems.

Fantasy Football RB Tier Rankings

Tier 1
1. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
2. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants
3. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
4. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
5. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints * - pending potential holdout news

Tier 2
6. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
7. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
8. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Kansas City Chiefs
9. Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns
10. Kenyan Drake, Arizona Cardinals
11. Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles
12. Josh Jacobs, Las Vegas Raiders
13. Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles Chargers

Tier 3
14. Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers
15. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
16. Devin Singletary, Buffalo Bills
17. James Conner, Pittsburgh Steelers
18. Le'Veon Bell, New York Jets
19. Todd Gurley, Atlanta Falcons
20. Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks
21. Mark Ingram, Baltimore Ravens
22. David Johnson, Houston Texans
23. Melvin Gordon, Denver Broncos
24. David Montgomery, Chicago Bears

Tier 4
25. Kareem Hunt, Cleveland Browns
26. Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis Colts
27. Ronald Jones, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
28. D'Andre Swift, Detroit Lions
29. James White, New England Patriots
30. Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears
31. Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts
32. Tevin Coleman, San Francisco 49ers
33. J.K. Dobbins, Baltimore Ravens
34. Jordan Howard, Miami Dolphins
35. Matt Breida, Miami Dolphins

Tier 5
36. Darrell Henderson, Los Angeles Rams
37. Chase Edmonds, Arizona Cardinals
38. Ke'Shawn Vaughn, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
39. Cam Akers, Los Angeles Rams
40. Raheem Mostert, San Francisco 49ers
41. Kerryon Johnson, Detroit Lions
42. Alexander Mattison, Minnesota Vikings
43. Bryce Love, Washington Football Team
44. Damien Harris, New England Patriots
45. Latavius Murray, New Orleans Saints
46. Phillip Lindsay, Denver Broncos
47. Tony Pollard, Dallas Cowboys
48. Jamaal Williams, Green Bay Packers
49. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
50. Adrian Peterson, Washington Football Team

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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. 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 his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.