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  1. #1
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    Running Back Tiers

    Lots of debate re: RB rankings.

    The more I look at it, the more I think that Fournette is extremely underrated. 100 Targets, 76 receptions, 4.3 YPA behind a pretty bad OL.

    So here we go:

    Tier 1 (not in order):

    Chubb
    CMC
    Barkley
    Derrick Henry
    Kamara

    tier 2:
    Aaron Jones
    Zeke Elliot
    Leonard Fournette
    Dalvin Cook (also part of Stay healthy group)

    Tier 3:

    Mark Ingram
    Josh Jacobs
    Joe Mixon

    Tier 4:
    Phil Lindsay
    Marlon Mack
    Sonny Michel

    Tier 5:
    Le'Veon Bell
    Melvin Gordon
    SF Quartet?
    Chris Carson
    Kenyan Drake
    David Montgommery
    Kenyan Drake
    Devin Singletary
    miles sanders

    Stay healthy and prove something:

    James Conner
    Gurley
    Kerryon Johnson
    Last edited by Giannis94; 05-21-2020 at 03:05 PM.

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    Tier 1:
    1. Barkley
    2. CMC
    3. Zeke

    Tier 2:
    4. Kamara
    5. Joe Mixon
    6. Dalvin Cook
    7. Nick Chubb
    8. Derrick Henry

    Tier 3:
    9. Josh Jacobs
    10A. Aaron Jones
    10B. Leonard Fournette

    Mixon is my most underrated back in the league and my expectations are sky high for him in 2020. I'd probably take Josh Jacobs over Derrick Henry, but I may be in the minority for that. I think his talent level on the ground is less, but he has a much higher ceiling receiving wise.
    Last edited by Westbrook36; 05-21-2020 at 11:54 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westbrook36 View Post
    Tier 1:
    1. Barkley
    2. CMC
    3. Zeke

    Tier 2:
    4. Kamara
    5. Joe Mixon
    6. Dalvin Cook
    7. Nick Chubb
    8. Derrick Henry

    Tier 3:
    9. Josh Jacobs
    10A. Aaron Jones
    10B. Leonard Fournette

    Mixon is my most underrated back in the league and my expectations are sky high for him in 2020. I'd probably take Josh Jacobs over Derrick Henry, but I may be in the minority for that. I think his talent level on the ground is slightly below, but he has a much higher ceiling receiving wise.
    I think Chubb and Fournette are the most underrated in the league while Zeke is the most overrated. Zeke peaked his first year in the league. If you give Fournette Zeke's touches and behind that offense, he would have at a minimum of the same results and he'd also be an upgrade in the passing game, which Zeke has made strides in.

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    Running Back Tiers

    Quote Originally Posted by Giannis94 View Post
    Lots of debate re: RB rankings.

    The more I look at it, the more I think that Fournette is extremely underrated. 100 Targets, 76 receptions, 4.3 YPA behind a pretty bad OL.

    So here we go:

    Tier 1 (not in order):

    Chubb
    CMC
    Barkley
    Derrick Henry
    Kamara

    tier 2:
    Aaron Jones
    Zeke Elliot
    Leonard Fournette
    Dalvin Cook (also part of Stay healthy group)

    Tier 3:

    Mark Ingram
    Josh Jacobs
    Joe Mixon

    Tier 4:
    Phil Lindsay
    Marlon Mack
    Sonny Michel

    Tier 5:
    Le'Veon Bell
    Melvin Gordon
    SF Quartet?
    Chris Carson
    Kenyan Drake
    David Montgommery
    Kenyan Drake
    Devin Singletary


    Stay healthy and prove something:

    James Conner
    Gurley
    Kerryon Johnson
    I see 26 running backs here but no miles sanders. How far down the list do you have him?

    Your baby can't do this

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaydubb View Post
    I see 26 running backs here but no miles sanders. How far down the list do you have him?
    tier 5

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    Lulz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westbrook36 View Post
    Tier 1:
    1. Barkley
    2. CMC
    3. Zeke

    Tier 2:
    4. Kamara
    5. Joe Mixon
    6. Dalvin Cook
    7. Nick Chubb
    8. Derrick Henry

    Tier 3:
    9. Josh Jacobs
    10A. Aaron Jones
    10B. Leonard Fournette

    Mixon is my most underrated back in the league and my expectations are sky high for him in 2020. I'd probably take Josh Jacobs over Derrick Henry, but I may be in the minority for that. I think his talent level on the ground is less, but he has a much higher ceiling receiving wise.
    Definitely like this list more than OP.

    I like Henry but hes not a top 5 back.


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    Quote Originally Posted by koldjerky View Post
    Definitely like this list more than OP.

    I like Henry but hes not a top 5 back.


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    Zeke isn't a top 3 back.how do you feel about that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giannis94 View Post
    I think Chubb and Fournette are the most underrated in the league while Zeke is the most overrated. Zeke peaked his first year in the league. If you give Fournette Zeke's touches and behind that offense, he would have at a minimum of the same results and he'd also be an upgrade in the passing game, which Zeke has made strides in.
    I had high hopes for Fournette when he came out, but he hasn't lived up to that hype so far. He had a nice rookie season and then greatly regressed in his second year. The offense hasn't been the best around him, but the volume has been consistent. You look at 2019 where the offense was middle of the pack in most statistics and the receiving volume was increased, but he was rather inefficient with those touches.

    Zeke had a great rookie year, but he's followed that up with near elite consistent production from that point on. In 2018 he had less rushing yards and touchdowns, but (1) Led the league in rushing and (2) Increased his receiving production by quite a bit. He had been the engine of that offense from 2016 - 2018 until the passing attack opened up in 2019. He was still heavily involved last year, but they have a number of additional weapons to spread it out. Between his availability (outside of suspension), overall talent, and consistent production he's definitely a top back in the league.

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    Derrick Henry went off for over 800 yards in the last 6 games of the regular season, then nearly 400 in the first 2 playoff games. He has 4400 career yards in 62 reg season and 5 playoff games. Take out those 8 games and his per game average is around 55 yards. And since he only averages 10 or so yards receiving per game, I don't see people remotely talking top 5 back with him unless you believe those 8 games are the new Derrick Henry....but he only had 69 against KC in the AFCC, his last game.
    gotta love 'referential' treatment

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    Tier 1
    Christian McCaffrey
    Saquon Barkley
    Ezekiel Elliott

    Tier 2
    everyone else

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDawk4Prez View Post
    Lulz
    This. Lindsay has ran for 1,000 yards both years he's been in the league, and averages 5 yards a carry... No way is he that low

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgjohnson7851 View Post
    This. Lindsay has ran for 1,000 yards both years he's been in the league, and averages 5 yards a carry... No way is he that low
    I had him at 12th and another user didn't have him their top 11.Maybe I'm on the right side in this situation

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgjohnson7851 View Post
    This. Lindsay has ran for 1,000 yards both years he's been in the league, and averages 5 yards a carry... No way is he that low
    At least he put Lindsay above Sony Michel

    Your baby can't do this

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    Not just great box stats, but he dominates advanced statistics as well.

    The Baker has come. Believe the hype.


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