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
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!