Draft Strategy

2018 Draft Tiers -- Standard 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
Ezekiel Elliott
Le'Veon Bell

David Johnson joins this group on workload certainty, but his offense looks riskiest among the top 4 backs. Combine that with more injury risk than Gurley or Elliott (and as much as Bell), and he sits just behind.

David Johnson

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Saquon Barkley
Alvin Kamara
Leonard Fournette
Melvin Gordon
Dalvin Cook
Kareem Hunt

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