FantasySavvy 2015: RB Tiers

RB Tiers

You may find Charles and Bell ranked lower on other sites, but these are my top 2 backs in Fantasy. I am targeting these guys first and foremost when I can. Peterson will have a chip on his shoulder and should come out firing in an improved Vikings Offense, but there should be some concerns about durability over the course of the season. Forte I am little down on with the absence of Brandon Marshall and rookie Kevin White now out for the year. But that said, Bears will be trailing a lot and Forte should keep up his PPR production.

I am a little weary of LeSean McCoy, but he could have something to prove after the Eagles let him loose.

You will notice I am high on Latavius Murray as well as Spiller. Going further down I like Matt Jones the rookie from the Skins. He is a Marion Barber clone, agility and power. Gurley is a beast, but his ACL injury might ruin his rookie year, don’t overspend. Abdullah could explode but is going high in drafts and auctions, if you want him be prepared to pay a lot.

Devonta Freeman’s talent is obvious, It’s just hard to bank on him, especially with Tevin Coleman there. But the offense is there to produce.

I like the prospects of TJ Yeldon and Duke Johnson, but the Cleveland backfield is crowded with talent and Dernard Robinson is still present in Jacksonville. Tough to say who will emerge, talent wise I like both the same.

It may take Melvin Gordon a few games, but eventually I think he will start to pick up the pace and could be in for an excellent rookie year. He’s at a decent value point right now.

If your not in the Top 5 or 6, don’t feel compelled to get RB’s in the first round. You could stack on WR’s and then swing back around and grab a Jeremy Hill, Ellington, Spiller, Gordon or L. Murray. Just make sure team is well rounded with talent and doesn’t have any lacking point power.

RB is no longer the premiere position it used to be with the arrival of PPR and the NFL passing game going off, but I think you still want to maintain 2 solid starting backs. Also you can never ever have enough talent at RB, so stack with solid production and upside in the later rounds.

Tier 1

Le’Veon Bell, Jamaal Charles

Tier 2

Eddie Lacy, Adrian Peterson, DeMarco Murray, Marshawn Lynch, Matt Forte

Tier 3

C.J. Anderson, Jeremy Hill, Arian Foster, LeSean McCoy

Tier 4

Andre Ellington, C.J. Spiller, Mark Ingram, Justin Forsett, Carlos Hyde, Lamar Miller, Latavius Murray

Tier 5

Frank Gore, Jonathan Stewart, Melvin Gordon, T.J. Yeldon, LeGarrette Blount, Ameer Abdullah

Tier 6

Shane Vereen, Rashad Jennings, Todd Gurley, Tre Mason, Isaiah Crowell, Joseph Randle, Chris Ivory, Alfred Morris, Doug Martin

Tier 7

Joique Bell, Duke Johnson, Devonta Freeman, Giovani Bernard, Matt Jones, Ronnie Hillman

Tier 8

Charles Sims, Bishop Sankey, Ryan Mathews, Danny Woodhead, David Cobb, Darren McFadden, Darren Sproles, Reggie Bush, David Johnson, Dernard Robinson, Jonas Gray, Dion Lewis, Roy Helu, Lance Dunbar, Christine Michael, Tevin Coleman

Tier 9

Knile Davis, Jerrick Mckinnon, Andre Williams, Dan Herron, Josh Robinson, Terrance West, Cameron Artis-Payne, Khiry Robinson, Jay Ajayi, Gus Johnson, Chris Polk, Alfred Blue

Tier 10

Ryan Williams, Montee Ball, James Starks, Theo Riddick, Buck Allen, Stevan Ridley, Bilal Powell, Zac Stacy, Fred Jackson, Trent Richardson, James White, Lorenzo Taliaferro, Branden Oliver

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