Underdog Rankings & Tiers: Running Backs

Jul 30, 2022
Underdog Rankings & Tiers: Running Backs

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Updated 7/30

Tier One

Jonathan Taylor (RB1) -- Out-carried the entirety of Indy's backfield 211-34 from Week 8 on, closing as the league-leader in carries from inside the 10- (41) and five- (26) yard lines. Multiple touchdowns in eight of his last 22 games.

Christian McCaffrey (RB2) -- Averaged 17.6 carries and a 20.1% target share in eight full games under coach Matt Rhule the past two years.

Tier Two

Austin Ekeler (RB3) -- Added goal-line role under Brandon Staley resulted in a career-high 16 carries from inside the five-yard line for Ekeler, punching in nine of the team's 10 rushing scores in that range. Top-three in targets per game among running backs for three consecutive seasons.

Dalvin Cook (RB4) -- Top-five in touches per game in each of the last three seasons, Cook's pending court hearing after being accused of battery, assault, and false imprisonment by an ex-girlfriend is the sole reason his ADP has plunged into low-end RB1 territory.

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