2016 Fantasy Football Rankings – Top 50 Running Backs

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The running back position isn’t as deep as quarterback, but you should be able to find some good value late in the draft…but if you want a ‘workhorse’ running back, the pickings are slim.

Adrian Peterson and Jamaal Charles has been at the top of fantasy rankings the last handful of years. There are a few new names near the top this season, with one second-year running back sitting atop our rankings this season.

Here are our top 50 running backs for the 2016 fantasy football season.

1. Todd Gurley – Los Angeles Rams
2. Adrian Peterson – Minnesota Vikings
3. Ezekiel Elliott – Dallas Cowboys
4. David Johnson – Arizona Cardinals
5. Devonta Freeman – Atlanta Falcons
6. Lamar Miller – Houston Texans
7. Jamaal Charles – Kansas City Chiefs
8. Doug Martin – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
9. Le’Veon Bell – Pittsburgh Steelers
10. Eddie Lacy – Green Bay Packers
11. Mark Ingram – New Orleans Saints
12. Thomas Rawls – Seattle Seahawks
13. LeSean McCoy – Buffalo Bills
14. Carlos Hyde – San Francisco 49ers
15. Jeremy Hill – Cincinnati Bengals
16. Jonathan Stewart – Carolina Panthers
17. Matt Forte – New York Jets
18. Latavius Murray – Oakland Raiders
19. Dion Lewis – New England Patriots
20. C.J. Anderson – Denver Broncos
21. Matt Jones – Washington Redskins
22. Frank Gore – Indianapolis Colts
23. Ryan Mathews – Philadelphia Eagles
24. DeMarco Murray – Tennessee Titans
25. Arian Foster – Miami Dolphins
26. Duke Johnson Jr. – Cleveland Browns
27. Justin Forsett – Baltimore Ravens
28. Chris Ivory – Jacksonville Jaguars
29. Melvin Gordon – San Diego Chargers
30. Jeremy Langford – Chicago Bears
31. DeAngelo Williams – Pittsburgh Steelers
32. Danny Woodhead – San Diego Chargers
33. Rashad Jennings – New York Giants
34. Ameer Abdullah – Detroit Lions
35. LeGarrette Blount – New England Patriots
36. Bilal Powell – New York Jets
37. Jay Ajayi – Miami Dolphins
38. Giovani Bernard – Cincinnati Bengals
39. Derrick Henry – Tennessee Titans
40. T.J. Yeldon – Jacksonville Jaguars
41. Tevin Coleman – Atlanta Falcons
42. C.J. Prosise – Seattle Seahawks
43. Jordan Howard – Chicago Bears
44. Theo Riddick – Detroit Lions
45. Charles Sims – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
46. Isaiah Crowell – Cleveland Browns
47. Devontae Booker – Denver Broncos
48. James Starks – Green Bay Packers
49. Darren Sproles – Philadelphia Eagles
50. Wendell Smallwood – Philadelphia Eagles

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