2016 Fantasy Football RB Draft Rankings

Adrian_Peterson_broke_Vikings_franchise_rushing_record-1024x702 2016 Fantasy Football RB Draft Rankings

QB | RB | WR | TE | DST | K

1. Adrian Peterson – MIN

Barring injury, or suspension, AP has consistently been one of the top fantasy RBs (and players overall) since 2007. Minnesota may let Bridgewater throw a bit more, and he’s a year older, but this is still a run first team, and AP will get his.

2. Todd Gurley – LA

After missing the 1st 3 games of the season, Gurley went off. Although his numbers fell off pretty drastically as the season went on, he still finished as the #5 RB; partly due to his 4 straight 100 yard games out the gate. Jeff Fisher loves to run the ball, and even with an unknown at QB and poor offensive line, he should still put up numbers.

3. Le’Veon Bell – PIT

I can’t lie, I love this guy. He’s versatile, there’s nothing he can’t do on the football field, and he plays on one of the league’s top offenses. He also has a tendency so get suspended, and injured… However, there’s no denying his talent. After his 3 game suspension, he’ll again be one of the league’s top RBs.

4. Lamar Miller – HOU

Miller does not get the credit he deserves. He quietly finished last season as the #6 fantasy RB, totaling 872 yards and 8 TDs. He only has one 1,000 yard season in his 4 year career, but this has the makings of #2. Houston finished 5th last season in rush attempts, and has one of the better offensive lines. With Hopkins to keep defenses honest, this should be Miller’s best season as a pro.

5. Jamaal Charles – KC

It seems like you’d have better odds to win the lottery, than have Charles stay healthy for a full season. But, he’s an incredible talent, and still one of the top RBs in the NFL. Andy Reid utilizes his RBs well, and Charles is an all-around talent who has great hands out of the backfield. He has the potential to finish #1 every season.

6. Eddie Lacy – GB

What?! Eddie Lacy… #6?! I know, I know. But here’s the thing, the entire Packers offense was off last season. Lacy is no exception. He’s shed pounds, the Packers are healthy, and I expect more of the old Packers than whatever that was we saw last year.

7. David Johnson – ARI

He lands here kind of by default. A relative unknown prior to last season that ended the year as the #7 RB. Be weary of where you take him, but the Cardinals have a high powered offense, and he should have plenty of opportunities to put up numbers.

8. Ezekiel Elliott – DAL

Also here by default. He’s talented, without question. However, Romo needs to stand upright if the Cowboys have a chance (although Dak is HOF bound after only 3 preseason games). If they give Zeke 20 touches a game, with that o-line, and his talent this 8 ranking will be far too low. If not, it’ll be way too high. Not sure what to do with him. 8 seems fair.

9. Mark Ingram – NO

Ingram has battled injuries his entire career, but when he’s on the field, he produces. The Saints have one of the better offensive lines, and with Drew Brees, Snead, and Cooks to take away some of the defensive attention, Mr. Ingram should have another solid season.

10. LeSean McCoy – BUF

Injuries cost him 4 games last season, but he still finished in the Top 20 RBs. I don’t think he’s the same Shady, but he’s still Shady, and Rex loves to run the ball (#2 in rushing attempts in 2015). The Bills offense showed signs of explosiveness last season, and if they can stay healthy, I think McCoy will have yet another Top 10 season.

11. Doug Martin – TB

12. Latavius Murray – OAK

13. Jeremy Hill – CIN

14. Devonta Freeman – ATL

15. Matt Forte – NYJ

16. Jonathan Stewart – CAR

17. Ryan Mathews – PHI

18. DeMarco Murray – TEN

19. Jeremy Langford – CHI

20. Carlos Hyde – SF

21. Arian Foster – MIA

22. C.J. Anderson – DEN

23. Thomas Rawls – SEA

24. Matt Jones – WAS

25. Melvin Gordon – SD

26. Giovani Bernard – CIN

27. Frank Gore – IND

28. Rashad Jennings – NYG

29. Ameer Abdullah – DET

30. Duke Johnson – CLE

31. Chris Ivory – JAC

32. Jay Ajayi – MIA

33. Justin Forsett – BAL

34. Charles Sims – TB

35. DeAngelo Williams – PIT

36. T.J. Yeldon – JAC

37. Isiah Crowell – CLE

38. Tevin Coleman – ATL

39. James Starks – GB

40. Alfred Morris – DAL

41. Chris Johnson – ARI

42. Jerick McKinnon – MIN

43. Bilal Powell – NYJ

44. Theo Riddick – DET

45. Shane Vereen – NYG

46. Darren Sproles – PHI

47. Javorius Allen – BAL

48. Chris Thompson – WAS

49. Spencer Ware – KC

50. Devontae Booker – DEN

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