Running Back Rankings – 2022 Fantasy Football

Jun 7- 8 min read
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Running Back Rankings – 2022 Fantasy Football

With the NFL season nearing ever closer, it’s time to take a look at the 2022 fantasy football season. The team at OwnersBox has everything you need to get ready for the season, including running back rankings, full player rankings, sleepers, busts and breakouts. Be sure to stay tuned to the OwnersBox YouTube channel and the NFL page here on our blog.

In this article we’ll be looking at the the running back position. Featuring our projected top-60 players at the position for the upcoming fantasy season. This list will be updated throughout the offseason as news and performance are tracked.

Running backs seem to be the most difficult position to value this season, especially after the top-5. You should be keeping in mind how these guys matchup to players at other positions in your draft. Just because Nick Chubb is the best running back available doesn’t mean he should be you next pick.

This is as deep as I can remember a wide receiver group in fantasy football so addressing the running back position early may be a strategy you’ll see often. We’ll be dropping plenty of draft strategy content throughout the preseason both on YouTube and here so be sure to check back.

Let’s take a look at the running back rankings for fantasy football in 2022, more specifically the top-60 at the position.

2022 Running Back Rankings

1 Christian McCaffrey CAR
2 Jonathan Taylor IND
3 Derrick Henry TEN
4 D’Andre Swift DET
5 Austin Ekeler LAC
6 Joe Mixon CIN
7 Alvin Kamara NO
8 Dalvin Cook MIN
9 Najee Harris PIT
10 Leonard Fournette TB
11 Nick Chubb CLE
12 James Conner ARI
13 Aaron Jones GB
14 Javonte Williams DEN
15 Saquon Barkley NYG
16 Cam Akers LAR
17 Travis Etienne JAX
18 Ezekiel Elliott DAL
19 JK Dobbins BAL
20 AJ Dillon GB
21 Miles Sanders PHI
22 David Montgomery CHI
23 Elijah Mitchell SF
24 Antonio Gibson WAS
25 Josh Jacobs LVR
26 Breece Hall NYJ
27 Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC
28 Kareem Hunt CLE
29 Damien Harris NE
30 Chase Edmonds MIA
31 Rashaad Penny SEA
32 Tony Pollard DAL
33 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL
34 Devin Singletary BUF
35 Kenneth Walker SEA
36 Rhamondre Stevenson NE
37 Gus Edwards BAL
38 Dameon Pierce HOU
39 Melvin Gordon DEN
40 Isaiah Spiller LAC
41 James Cook BUF
42 Alexander Mattison MIN
43 Tyler Allgeier ATL
44 Rachaad White TB
45 Isiah Pacheco KC
46 Darrell Henderson LAR
47 James Robinson JAX
48 Michael Carter NYJ
49 Sony Michel MIA
50 Trey Sermon SF
51 Jamaal Williams DET
52 Raheem Mostert MIA
53 Nyheim Hines IND
54 Brian Robinson WAS
55 Tyrion Davis-Price SF
56 Kenneth Gainwell PHI
57 Khalil Herbert CHI
58 Darrel Williams ARI
59 Samaje Perine CIN
60 Eno Benjamin ARI

Tiered Running Back Rankings

Now that you’ve seen the full top-60 running back rankings, let’s talk about tier breaks and what it means to break these running backs into tiers. The tiers represent where there is significant enough separation in talent or fantasy output, In the early part of the rankings these could be significant, in the ladder half it may not  be much.

The first tier ends after Austin Ekeler at #5, I would call this the “elite if healthy” tier. These five players are elite producers when given the opportunity and have the upside to be the RB1 overall.

The second tier is what I like to call the “upside” tier, it goes from RB6 to RB14. These players have a wide array of projected outcomes and if things go as projected then they have the opportunity to finish as a top-12 running back in 2022.

The third tier is from RB15 to RB23, let’s call it the “excited but cautious” tier. I like the outlook these players have for the upcoming season but for some reason or another I’m not sure they have enough upside to be top-5 at the position when it’s all said and done.

That covers our projected RB1’s and RB2’s, if you’d like to get more information on our tier listed running back rankings join our discord and chat in the channel!


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