Dynasty Rankings: Top 50 Running Backs (Week 5 Fallout)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Obviously when we are looking at a dynasty league, as opposed to a yearly format, our rankings do change a little bit.  As a player ages their value decreases, and the risk of injury and long-term success need to be taken into account.  It’s not an easy balance, but one that we need to try and find.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at how our dynasty running back rankings currently stand (and these will be updated regularly moving forward, so make sure to keep checking back):

1Le'Veon BellPittsburgh Steelers25--
2Ezekiel ElliottDallas Cowboys22--
3Todd GurleyLos Angeles Rams23--
4Leonard FournetteJacksonville Jaguars22He's scored at least 1 TD in each of his first five games, with over 100 yards in three of them
5David JohnsonArizona Cardinals25How highly ranked would a healthy Johnson be?
6Kareem HuntKansas City Chiefs22--
7Devonta FreemanAtlanta Falcons25--
8Dalvin CookMinnesota Vikings22--
9Melvin GordonLos Angeles Chargers24--
10Christian McCaffreyCarolina Panthers21--
11Jay AjayiMiami Dolphins24He's shown flashes and we know the talent, but he's disappointed and the stock is falling
12Joe MixonCincinnati Bengals21Mixon is finally starting to get an opportunity, but will he take advantage of it?
13Jordan HowardChicago Bears22--
14Lamar MillerHouston Texans26--
15LeSean McCoyBuffalo Bills29He's getting a little too close to 30-years old, so there's risk of regression at any time
16Derrick HenryTennessee Titans23--
17C.J. AndersonDenver Broncos26--
18Ameer AbdullahDetroit Lions24--
19Tevin ColemanAtlanta Falcons24--
20Doug MartinTampa Bay Buccaneers28It was one game, but it looks like we could be getting the "good" Martin…
21Ty MontgomeryGreen Bay Packers24--
22Carlos HydeSan Francisco 49ers27Lost touches to Matt Breida this past Sunday, which certainly isn't a good sign
23Tarik CohenChicago Bears22--
24Isaiah CrowellCleveland Browns24It's been a disappointing season, and he continues to struggle despite an increased workload (60 yards for 16 carries)
25DeMarco MurrayTennessee Titans29--
26Mark IngramNew Orleans27--
27Aaron JonesGreen Bay Packers22He made the most of his opportunity, now the question is if he can ultimately unseat Ty Montgomery
28Marlon MackIndianapolis Colts21When healthy he's shown significantly more explosion than Frank Gore, it's just a matter before his role expands significantly
29Chris CarsonSeattle Seahawks23--
30Alvin KamaraNew Orleans22He's just starting to get an opportunity, and he could quickly rise up these rankings
31Duke JohnsonCleveland Browns24--
32Chris ThompsonWashington Redskins26--
33James WhiteNew England Patriots25--
34Javorius AllenBaltimore Ravens26--
35Jerrick McKinnonMinnesota Vikings25--
36Marshawn LynchOakland Raiders31--
37LeGarrette BlountPhiladelphia Eagles29--
38Mike GillisleeNew England Patriots26--
39Theo RiddickDetroit Lions26--
40Samaje PerineWashington Redskins22--
41Bilal PowellNew York Jets28--
42Andre EllingtonArizona Cardinals28--
43Wendell SmallwoodPhiladelphia Eagles23--
44D'Onta ForemanHouston Texans21--
45Wayne GallmanNew York Giants23--
46Elijah McGuireNew York Jets23For some reason the Jets don't seem to trust Bilal Powell, and given the injuries McGuire is going to get a shot
47Matt BreidaSan Francisco 49ers22--
48Jamaal WilliamsGreen Bay Packers22--
49Giovani Bernard Cincinnati Bengals25--
50Eddie LacySeattle Seahawks27--

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Week 6 Rankings (2017): Top 40 Running Backs
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  1. Eric B says:

    Hey Prof. Elliot is on a bye as u know. Who would u play in his place; Aaron Jones, Chris Thompson, Tevon Coleman?

  2. Andy says:

    Hi Prof,
    12 teams Full PPL
    QB: Jameis Winston
    WR: Golden Tate, Michael Thomas
    RB: Melvin Gordon, Lamar Miller
    TE: Ed Dickson
    Flex: Will Fuller
    BK: Amari Cooper, Devante Parker, Doug Martin
    Someone just drop Ty Montgemery, who should I drop to
    pick him up and play ROS .
    I am thinking to drop Lamar Miller or Devante Parker
    What do you think ?

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