Fantasy Football — 2018 RB Rankings, Tiers, Sleepers, Busts and Debate

Pat Mayo and Jake Ciely run through the latest NFL injuries, headlines, transactions, news and training camp battles and update the 2018 Fantasy Football rankings one final time before Week 1. Plus, the guys rank the top RB handcuffs and the top DSTs to target in Week 1 of the Fantasy Football season.

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2018 RB Rankings

Scoring: Full PPR | Last Updated: September 5

Tier 1

Todd Gurley
David Johnson

Tier 2

Alvin Kamara
Saquon Barkley
Ezekiel Elliott

Tier 3

Melvin Gordon
Kareem Hunt
Dalvin Cook
Christian McCaffrey
Leonard Fournette
Devonta Freeman

Tier 4

LeSean McCoy
Alex Collins
Gentleman Joe Mixon

Tier 5

Jordan Howard
Rex Burkhead
Kenyan Drake
Le’Veon Bell
Marshawn Lynch
Lamar Miller
Chris Carson

Tier 6

Dion Lewis
Jamaal Williams
Peyton Barber
Carlos Hyde
Royce Freeman
Derrick Henry
James Connor

Tier 7

Jay Ajayi
Tevin Coleman
Chris Thompson
Alfred Morris
Jordan Wilkins
Adrian Peterson
Sony Michael
LeGarrette Blount
James White
Theo Riddick
Rashad Penny

Tier 8

Devontae Booker
Tarik Cohen
Oh, hai Mark Ingram (Guest Rank: Evan Silva)
CJ Anderson
The DUKE Johnson
Matt Breida
Isaiah CROWell
Kerryon Johnson
Latavius Murray
Nick Chubb
Austin Ekeler
Ronald Jones II
Frank Gore
Marlon Mack
Bilal Powell
Gio Bernard
Darren Sproles
Aaron Jones
Chris Ivory
Rob Kelley
Spencer Ware
John Kelly
Corey Clement
Chase Edmonds
Samaje Perine
Doug THE PUG Martin (Guest Rank: Evan Silva)
ROCKET Richard

Tier 9

Alfred Blue
Charcandrick West
DeAndre Washington
Ty Montgomery
Charles Sims
Terrance West
Kyle Juszczyk
Corey Grant
TJ Yeldon
Jeremy Hill
Nyheim Hines
Malcolm Brown
Wayne Gallman
Mark Walton
Benny Cunningham
Mark Davis
D’Onta Foreman
Thomas Rawls
Travaris Cadet
Kenneth Dixon
CJ Prosise
Buck Allen


1. Oh, hai Mark Ingram
2. Doug The Pug Martin

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