2017 Fantasy Football Rankings: Fantasy Football RB Rankings- Updated: Tuesday, September 5th
Scoring: These rankings are based on standard-scoring formats -- one point per 10 rushing yards, six points per rushing touchdown plus one point per 10 receiving yards and six points per receiving touchdown.
Here are running backs 41-90 in our rankings:
41. Darren Sproles, Philadelphia Eagles
Entering what is expected to be his final season, the 34-year-old running back had 865 yards from scrimmage and 52 receptions last season for the Eagles to finish as fantasy's RB30 in non-PPR and RB24 in PPR formats. Another season of 800 YFS and 50 catches should be within reach for Sproles.
42. Eddie Lacy, Seattle Seahawks
Signing a one-year deal with the Seahawks, it initially appeared as though Lacy would have a chance to secure the lead-back role for the Seahawks. Going into the season, however, Pete Carroll has called both Lacy and Thomas Rawls as starters, C.J. Prosise will get lots of opportunities as the team's third-down back and Chris Carson will have a role. Based on his current ADP, Lacy ended up on my list of 10 Overvalued Players in Fantasy Football Drafts this season.
43. Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati Bengals
After an impressive rookie season (1,124 rushing yards and 5.1 YPC), Hill has failed to reach the 1,000-yard mark and averaged under 4.0 yards per carry in back-to-back seasons. Not only did the Bengals draft Mixon, the team lost two of its best offensive linemen in free agency. Even if not to begin the season, I expect Mixon to out-touch Hill as the season progresses (as noted earlier).
44. Jacquizz Rodgers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
With Martin suspended for the first three games this season, Rodgers will get a minimum of three starts. Considering Martin's durability track record, it's certainly possible that he starts more than three games this season. Generally productive with Martin out, Rodgers had back-to-back 100-yard rushing games last October.
45. C.J. Prosise, Seattle Seahawks
Injuries limited his opportunities as Prosise missed 10 games, but he was highly productive and efficient -- 5.7 YPC and 12.2 Y/R -- when given an opportunity. A converted wide receiver back in his days in South Bend, Prosise is even better in PPR formats, but the second-year back should have a consistent role in the offense as the third-down back, at a minimum, provided he can stay healthy.
46. Matt Forte, New York Jets
Setting or tying career lows in rushing YPG (58.1) and receiving YPG (18.8), Forte averaged 3.7 YPC (second-lowest in his nine-year career) in his first season with the Jets. It's fair to wonder by how much Forte's role will be reduced as Bilal Powell sees his role expand.
47. Jamaal Williams, Green Bay Packers
Depending on the evolution of his 2017 role, Williams could be set up to vastly exceed expectations. Ty Montgomery goes into the season as the "starter," but the Packers used three draft picks on running backs in this year's draft with Williams being selected first (fourth round) among the trio.
48. Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns
With a drop in touches from 2015 (165) to 2016 (126), Johnson was more efficient on a per-touch basis (4.9 YPC and 9.7 Y/R) last season. Better in PPR formats, Johnson now has back-to-back seasons with more than 50 receptions.
49. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
Tearing his ACL last season, Bernard was initially expected to miss a game or two to start the season, but he's been a full participant since Day 1 of training camp and will be ready to go for Week 1. Rookie Joe Mixon has the talent to be a three-down back and Jeremy Hill currently tops the team's depth chart, but Gio could get roughly 10 touches per game in the offense.
50. Samaje Perine, Washington Redskins
A physical runner, Perine is similar in style to incumbent starter Robert Kelley. There will be games that Perine outperforms Kelley, but at least to start the season, Kelley will get the larger share of snaps.
Here are the best of the rest:
51. Rex Burkhead, New England Patriots
52. Dion Lewis, New England Patriots
53. Robert Turbin, Indianapolis Colts
54. Jamaal Charles, Denver Broncos
55. Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks
56. Latavius Murray, Minnesota Vikings
57. DeAndre Washington, Oakland Raiders
58. Wendell Smallwood, Philadelphia Eagles
59. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
60. Chris Thompson, Washington Redskins
61. Charcandrick West, Kansas City Chiefs
62. Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts
63. James Conner, Pittsburgh Steelers
64. Jonathan Williams, Free Agent
65. Charles Sims, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
66. Mike Tolbert, Buffalo Bills
67. Matt Breida, San Francisco 49ers
68. D'Onta Foreman, Houston Texans
69. Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota Vikings
70. Devontae Booker, Denver Broncos
71. Zach Zenner, Detroit Lions
72. Chris Ivory, Jacksonville Jaguars
73. T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville Jaguars
74. Alfred Morris, Dallas Cowboys
75. Jalen Richard, Oakland Raiders
76. C.J. Spiller, Kansas City Chiefs
77. Orleans Darkwa, New York Giants
78. Ryan Mathews, Free Agent
79. Wayne Gallman, New York Giants
80. Alfred Blue, Houston Texans
81. Kerwynn Williams, Arizona Cardinals
82. Shane Vereen, New York Giants
83. Donnel Pumphrey, Philadelphia Eagles
84. Branden Oliver, Los Angeles Chargers
85. Benny Cunningham, Chicago Bears
86. Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers
87. Javorius Allen, Baltimore Ravens
88. De'Angelo Henderson, Denver Broncos
89. Tim Hightower, Free Agent
90. Rod Smith, Dallas Cowboys
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