2020 Fantasy Football
2020 Fantasy Football: Running back rankings. We list the top 10 RB’s for this year. Who makes the list? Christian McCaffrey is an obvious number one. (Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)

Slowly but surely we are cranking out 2020 fantasy football content to keep everyone sane. It’s pretty much the only thing I can think about. Next up it’s time to dive into some running back rankings. I feel like it’s more straight forward this year than in year’s past. That’s just way the cookie crumbled this year. Here are your 2020 fantasy football running back rankings. I’m going to list the top 10.

*this is for non ppr. Go exile yourself if you do ppr. Thanks.

1: Christian McCaffrey (Panthers)

This one is easy. McCaffrey basically lapped everyone else last year. 1,387 rushing yards and over 1,000 receiving yards. No reason to think it will change. He’s the only back in town and gets a more stable QB situation. MCC goes first and don’t think twice.

2: Dalvin Cook (Vikings)

Dalvin Cook was an MVP candidate at a point last year. Like McCaffrey, the entire offense goes through Cook. You can only say that about maybe 5 backs in the league. Injuries are a concern but you can chalk up a touchdown every game and 4.5 yards per carry. I like those odds. Oh, and Gary Kubiak takes over the play calling. I’m all for having one of his running backs.

3: Ezekiel Elliott (Cowboys)

Don’t have to over think this one. Ezekiel Elliott is dominant. He had a quite great season again. 1,357 yards and 12 touchdowns. I’ll keep signing up for that. Good offensive line, smarter play caller, and teams can’t stack the box with the surrounding talent on the outside. Zeke is a top 5 play no doubt.

4: Derrick Henry (Titans)

King Henry wo wo. Henry was the rushing champion averaging over 5 yards a carry and gets Ryan Tannehill full time instead of that schmuck Marcus Mariota. The underrated part here is that Titans offensive line is ridiculous. They open up a ton of holes. Touchdowns are a given here too. Henry could easily be higher here.

5: Nick Chubb (Browns)

I honestly think Nick Chubb might be the best running back in the NFL. Cleveland and Kareem Hunt slot him down at 5. That’s pretty much the rant. 5 yards a carry in his sleep. I hear from all the Mayfield fan boys that the offensive line sucks but Chubb continues to dominate? HMMM.

6: Saquon Barkley (Giants)

Jason Garrett is going to run the football. Barkley is the only show in town. The offensive line took a step forward with Andrew Thomas. He also brings passing game value. The thing I worry here is the Giants. How many leads is this team going to have where Barkley can run in the 4th quarter? Answer might be none. Barkley here at 6.

7: Kenyan Drake (Cardinals)

This is my stamp right here. I would be doing everything I can to get Kenyan Drake in fantasy. Unfortunately, he’s already taken in my league. I don’t care what anybody says. The rankers have this guy too low.

Does anybody realize how good Drake was last year? Forget about the Miami portion. In 8 games in Arizona, Drake rushed for 643 yards, 8 touchdowns, and 5.2 yards per. Add in 171 receiving yards too. That was on a bad Arizona team.

They will be more competitive this year. Kyler in year 2. DeAndre Hopkins on the outside. Drake could run wild.

8: Aaron Jones (Packers)

Aaron Jones was the number 3 back in fantasy last year. I’ll slide him down to 8. I don’t love the AJ Dillon addition. He’s still going to get his touches and is maybe the most explosive back in the open field. Jones scored 16 touchdowns last year. Take away 6 and he still makes the top 10 no problem.

9: Josh Jacobs (Raiders)

Josh Jacobs had an awesome rookie year. Still don’t know how much of it is real but there’s no denying he’s the guy. No committee here and Jon Gruden wants to run the football. Jacobs will be on the field constantly in a run heavy offense. Enough to make the list.

10: Alvin Kamara (Saints)

I almost didn’t put Alvin Kamara on the list. I did because the Saints offense is still a good one to be a part of. Kamara only scored 6 total touchdowns last year. Just feels like they really want to limit his touches. The explosive plays keeps him valuable. Plus, he’s a factor in the run and pass game.

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