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2020 Draft Tiers -- Non-PPR RBs

By Jared Smola 8:08am EDT 8/25/20


RB might be the trickiest position to handle in fantasy drafts this year. And it’s even more important in non-PPR leagues.

So let’s dig into the position to find the best pockets of value and the danger zones to avoid.

Here are your RB tiers for non-PPR drafts (and don’t forget to check the full rankings and set up your MVP Board):


Christian McCaffrey

The gap isn’t quite as big here as it is in PPR, but we still have McCaffrey projected to out-score the #2 RB by 45 points.


Ezekiel Elliott

Saquon Barkley

Dalvin Cook

Derrick Henry

Alvin Kamara

These are all studs who should be picks 2 through 6 in non-PPR drafts.

Henry is a tad undervalued, with an ADP sitting at 1.08. Cook carries the most risk among these 5, so we wouldn’t blame you for knocking him below Henry and Kamara.


Nick Chubb

Joe Mixon

Josh Jacobs

Clyde Edwards-Helaire

Kenyan Drake

Miles Sanders

Aaron Jones

Chris Carson

James Conner

Chubb and Jacobs get big boosts in non-PPR, where their iffy passing-game roles matter less.

Carson and Conner pop as values. They’re both regularly available in Round 3.

Try to land at least 2 RBs from these first 3 tiers.


Todd Gurley

David Johnson

Melvin Gordon

Leonard Fournette

Jonathan Taylor

Austin Ekeler

Le’Veon Bell

This is the trickiest tier of RBs. They all have concerns over age, injuries, workload and/or quality of offense. But, if things break right, they all have RB1 upside.

Avoiding this tier altogether might be your best bet, especially if you landed 2 or 3 RBs from the first 3 tiers. The WRs in this range tend to be more attractive.


Raheem Mostert

David Montgomery

Ronald Jones

Cam Akers

Like the tier above, these guys all come with questions — mostly concerning volume. The difference is that this tier tends to go a round or 2 later than the Gurley-Bell tier.


J.K. Dobbins

Devin Singletary

D’Andre Swift

Mark Ingram

You could argue that these guys belong in the tier above. But it feels like their paths to top-20 seasons are more difficult.


Tevin Coleman

Kareem Hunt

Jordan Howard

We’re reaching borderline starter territory. All 3 of these guys are part of committee backfields. Howard is the best bet to lead his backfield in touches — but he plays on the worst offense of the 3.


Adrian Peterson

Matt Breida

Kerryon Johnson

James White

Zack Moss

Damien Harris

This tier includes a couple of our favorite mid-round values. We highlighted Moss in Sleepers. Harris has been rocketing up the rankings with a strong training camp.

Try to have at least 4 RBs by the time this tier dries up.


Latavius Murray

Antonio Gibson

Alexander Mattison

Phillip Lindsay

Duke Johnson

Darrell Henderson

Chase Edmonds

A.J. Dillon

Joshua Kelley

Tony Pollard

DeAndre Washington

Jerick McKinnon

Bryce Love

By this point, you should simply be targeting upside. Highlight the guys listed above on your cheat sheet.


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