Fantasy RB Rankings for 2022


Welcome to the most accurate RB rankings anywhere! We update these fantasy RB rankings on a weekly basis throughout the preseason, and they convert to weekly rankings once we hit week 1 of the NFL season. We pride ourselves on bringing you the best DFS advice in the business on a week-to-week basis!

Our staff rankings finished in the top five in the industry once again in 2021, and our weekly DFS picks were tracked as being the most accurate in the industry. Be sure to check out our 2022 RB draft strategy below these rankings for some actionable draft advice. As always, the comment section is open for discussion under the article!

2022 Hello Rookie Staff Rankings

Position: QB | RB | WR | TE
Scoring: Half PPR   |   Latest Update: May 18, 2022

Rank RB Team Bye
1 Jonathan Taylor Colts 14
2 Dalvin Cook Vikings 7
3 Alvin Kamara Saints 14
4 Derrick Henry Titans 6
5 Saquon Barkley Giants 9
6 Nick Chubb Browns 9
7 Ezekiel Elliott Cowboys 9
8 Joe Mixon Bengals 10
9 Christian McCaffrey Panthers 13
10 Aaron Jones Packers 14
11 Austin Ekeler Chargers 8
12 Cam Akers Rams 7
13 Antonio Gibson Washington 14
14 Najee Harris Steelers 9
15 D’Andre Swift Lions 6
16 J.K. Dobbins Ravens 10
17 Clyde Edwards-Helaire Chiefs 8
18 Miles Sanders Eagles 7
19 Chris Carson Seahawks 11
20 Josh Jacobs Raiders 6
21 Myles Gaskin Dolphins 11
22 David Montgomery Bears 14
23 Travis Etienne Jaguars 11
24 Elijah Mitchell 49ers 9
25 Cordarrelle Patterson Falcons 14
26 Tony Pollard Cowboys 9
27 Kareem Hunt Browns 9
28 James Robinson Jaguars 11
29 Javonte Williams Broncos 9
30 Leonard Fournette Bucs 11
31 Michael Carter Jets 10
32 Damien Harris Patriots 10
33 Marlon Mack Texans 6
34 Melvin Gordon III Broncos 9
35 Ronald Jones Bucs 11
36 A.J. Dillon Packers 14
37 James Conner Cardinals 13
38 Devin Singletary Bills 7
39 Kenyan Drake Raiders 6
40 Zack Moss Bills 7


RB Draft Strategy for 2022 Fantasy Season

In case you didn’t know, running back is usually the position that makes or breaks your fantasy team! Since the position is so important, we recommend selecting two running backs within the first 4 rounds of your draft. Look for two quality backs that are likely to rack up a ton of yards, as well as some easy touchdowns down around the goal line.

Since the position is so thin, we also recommend that you draft a third RB within the first 7 rounds of your draft. To get 3 running backs in your first 7 picks you may have to wait at QB and probably TE as well. Don’t worry though, because both of those positions are loaded with talent so you shouldn’t have much trouble finding viable options.

Using our rankings as a general guide, we recommend that you select three running backs ranked 32nd or higher. Your opponents may be a little mad at you for monopolizing the position, but who cares if it gives you an edge on Sundays!

In a perfect world, you’ll draft one RB in the Top 10, one in the Top 20, and one in the Top 30. Derrick Henry, Najee Harris, and Javonte Williams sound like the perfect combination to us. All three of them are capable of scoring multiple touchdowns in a given week.

Once you have secured three of the top 35 RBs on the board, you can wait until later in the draft to target one of your top sleepers. Best of luck in 2022 and Happy Drafting!

Chris Lollis

Chief Content Officer

Chris Lollis is the founder and senior editor at Hello Rookie. He has over a decade of experience in the sports betting industry and has covered everything from the PASPA repeal to every state launch since. Chris currently contributes guides, reviews, and betting tips at Hello Rookie.