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Running back dynasty rankings for 2020 fantasy football

Will Christian McCaffrey be able to hold off the running back crowd again to stay atop the dynasty rankings in 2020?

Christian McCaffrey #22 of the Carolina Panthers walks off the field after running for a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans during their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 03, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

The NFL Draft is over, and, as usual, rookie running backs will cause a ripple effect in 2020 fantasy football dynasty leagues. The top backs remain at the top, as Christian McCaffrey, Saquon Barkley and friends are where they should be, but the shelf life of running backs is short and we need to be ready in dynasty to keep replenishing the position.

Deciding on when to let go of a running back in dynasty leagues is tough and sometimes it’s worth letting one go at the height of their ability, but much depends on the makeup of your team. Just remember, no player should be off the board in trade discussions in dynasty leagues.

Your top running back rookies in dynasty are Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Jonathan Taylor, D’Andre Swift, J.K. Dobbins, and Cam Akers. Their presence hurts the fantasy vaklue of Damien Williams, Marlon Mack, Kerryon Johnson, Mark Ingram and Darrell Henderson.

Taylor and Edwards-Helaire have the greatest fantasy upside and should make the quickest impact, but they aren’t players that automatically burst into the Top-10 dynasty rankings like someone such as Saquon Barkley would.

Dynasty Rankings: Running Backs

Rank Player Team
Rank Player Team
1 Christian McCaffrey CAR
2 Saquon Barkley NYG
3 Ezekiel Elliott DAL
4 Alvin Kamara NO
5 Dalvin Cook MIN
6 Nick Chubb CLE
7 Joe Mixon CIN
8 Miles Sanders PHI
9 Josh Jacobs LV
10 Derrick Henry TEN
11 Austin Ekeler LAC
12 Aaron Jones GB
13 Kenyan Drake ARI
14 Jonathan Taylor IND
15 Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC
16 James Conner PIT
17 Leonard Fournette JAC
18 D'Andre Swift DET
19 J.K. Dobbins BAL
20 Melvin Gordon DEN
21 David Montgomery CHI
22 Cam Akers LAR
23 Todd Gurley ATL
24 Devin Singletary BUF
25 Le'Veon Bell NYJ
26 Kareem Hunt CLE
27 Chris Carson SEA
28 Ke'Shawn Vaughn TB
29 David Johnson HOU
30 Kerryon Johnson DET
31 Derrius Guice WAS
32 Matt Breida MIA
33 Tony Pollard DAL
34 Raheem Mostert SF
35 Marlon Mack IND
36 Phillip Lindsay DEN
37 Darrell Henderson LAR
38 Rashaad Penny SEA
39 Tarik Cohen CHI
40 Zack Moss BUF
41 Mark Ingram II BAL
42 James White NE
43 Alexander Mattison MIN
44 Ronald Jones II TB
45 Ryquell Armstead JAC
46 A.J. Dillon GB
47 Tevin Coleman SF
48 Sony Michel NE
49 Damien Williams KC
50 Jordan Howard MIA
51 Justice Hill BAL
52 Antonio Gibson WAS
53 Darrynton Evans TEN
54 Latavius Murray NO
55 Chase Edmonds ARI
56 Anthony McFarland Jr. PIT
57 Damien Harris NE
58 Duke Johnson HOU
59 Royce Freeman DEN
60 Devonta Freeman FA
61 Eno Benjamin ARI
62 Joshua Kelley LAC
63 Justin Jackson LAC
64 Darwin Thompson KC
65 Nyheim Hines IND
66 Giovani Bernard CIN
67 Bryce Love WAS
68 Jamaal Williams GB
69 Carlos Hyde FA
70 Jaylen Samuels PIT
71 Benny Snell Jr. PIT
72 Malcolm Brown LAR
73 Ito Smith ATL
74 DeeJay Dallas SEA
75 Jerick McKinnon SF
76 Lamar Miller FA
77 Chris Thompson FA
78 Gus Edwards BAL
79 LeSean McCoy FA
80 Lamical Perine NYJ
81 Boston Scott PHI
82 Peyton Barber WAS
83 Jalen Richard LV
84 Dion Lewis NYG
85 Adrian Peterson WAS
86 Rex Burkhead NE
87 Bo Scarbrough DET
88 Wayne Gallman NYG
89 Darrel Williams KC
90 Jordan Wilkins IND
91 DeAndre Washington KC
92 Kalen Ballage MIA
93 Trayveon Williams CIN
94 Ty Johnson DET
95 Mike Boone MIN
96 Patrick Laird MIA
97 Dexter Williams GB
98 Myles Gaskin MIA
99 Brian Hill ATL
100 T.J. Yeldon BUF
101 Jonathan Williams IND
102 Travis Homer SEA
103 Qadree Ollison ATL
104 Rodney Anderson CIN