Draft Strategy

2018 Draft Tiers -- PPR RBs (Updated)

By Matt Schauf 2:08pm EDT 8/29/18


The top 4 at RB -- regardless of format -- has been clear for months. You might find Alvin Kamara or Saquon Barkley invading that range, but not typically.

Beyond that, and especially outside of Round 1? Things can get trickier.

You've seen how we rank the RBs, which will continue to evolve as we move toward the regular season. But these tiers can help your draft-day decisions on when to grab the next guy or wait another round.

Todd Gurley

Gurley and Le'Veon Bell would populate the same tier if Bell were with his team. His 2nd straight preseason holdout adds a layer of risk, though. Gurley, meanwhile, should be good to deliver as long as he stays healthy.

Le'Veon Bell

Bell's consistently high reception floor and the strong offense in which he plays boosts him beyond the next 2 RBs in PPR.

Ezekiel Elliott
David Johnson

Johnson beats Elliott in reception-volume upside and displayed receiving ability. Elliott wins on O-line and durability. Ether looks like a terrific bet for consistent touch volume and reliable fantasy production.

Alvin Kamara
Saquon Barkley


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