2019 Fantasy Football RB Rankings, Sleepers, Tiers and Busts

Pat Mayo and The Athletic’s Jake Ciely sift through the list of 2019 Running Backs, debate the players, separate them into tiers and compile 2019 Fantasy Football RB Rankings.

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2019 Fantasy Football RB Rankings: Show Index

0:29 Giveaways
3:05 Tier 1
14:09 Todd Gurley
17:05 Tier 2
38:17 Tier 3
46:06 Tier 4
1:02:25 Tier 5
1:06:09 SF + TB RBs
1:09:02 Tier 6
1:11:12 Backups/Handcuffs

2019 Fantasy Football RB Rankings (PPR Scoring)

Tier 1

Ezekiel Elliott
Saquon Barkley
Christian McCaffrey
Alvin Kamara

Tier 2

Melvin Gordon
Le’Veon Bell
James Conner
Joe Mixon
Dalvin Cook
Nick Chubb

Tier 3

Damien Williams
David Johnson
Todd Gurley
Josh Jacobs
Marlon Mack

Tier 4

Devonta Freeman
Leonard Fournette
Derrius Guice
James White

Tier 5

Kenyan Drake
Derrick Henry
Aaron Jones
Sony Michel
Mark Ingram (Guest Ranking: Jake Ciely)
Kerryon Johnson
Phillip Lindsay
David Montgomery

Tier 6

Miles Sanders
Lamar Miller
Tevin Coleman
Chris Carson
Payton Barber
Tarik Cohen
Dion Lewis
LeSean McCoy
Rashaad Penny
Jerick McKinnon
Jordan Howard

Tier 7

Latavius Murray
Austin Ekeler

Tier 8

Nyheim Hines
Theo Riddick
Chris Thompson
Jaylen Samuels
Rex Burkhead

Tier 9

Ronald Jones
Jamaal Williams
Carlos Hyde
D’Onta Foreman
Kalen Ballage
Royce Freeman
Spence Ware
Gio Bernard
Kareem Hunt
Ito Smith
Wayne Gallman
Adrian Peterson
Chase Edmonds
Malcolm Brown
Darrell Henderson
Ryquell Armstead
Justice Hill
Duke Johnson
Josh Adams


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