Fantasy RB Rankings for 2021

Fantasy RB Rankings for 2021

Welcome to the most accurate RB rankings anywhere! We updated 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.

Our staff rankings finished in the top five in the industry once again in 2020, and our weekly DFS picks were tracked as being the most accurate in the industry. Be sure to check out our 2021 RB draft strategy below these rankings for some actionable draft advice. As always, the comment section is open for discussion under the article!

2020 Hello Rookie Staff Rankings

Position: QB | RB | WR | TE
Scoring: Half PPR   |   Latest Update: June 24, 2021

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

2021 Fantasy RB Draft Strategy

RB Draft Strategy for 2021 Fantasy Season

As is always the case with the running back position, we head into the 2021 fantasy season wanting to load up early and often. We think two of your first three picks have to be running backs, and you should aim to have three RB’s by the end of round 5.

This is a proven strategy that builds depth at the thinnest fantasy position. To get three running backs in your first five picks you will have to wait at QB and likely TE. Luckily, the QB position is extremely deep this season, and there are quality TE’s on the board in rounds 7 and later using current ADP.

Using our rankings as a guide, we want three running backs ranked 21 (Myles Gaskin) or higher. Even if your team makes a run on the position, we would recommend taking Raheem Mostert overreaching early on a QB/TE or drafting the 16th over WR over the 20th in the next round.

Once you have secured three of the top 25 RB’s on the board, you can wait until later in the draft to target your favorite sleeper or a handcuff at the position.

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