2021 Fantasy Football RB Rankings: Post-Draft

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As the great philosopher Justin Timberlake once said: "It's gonna be May." Well, it is indeed May and that means we're living in a post-2021 NFL Draft world. After months and months of speculation, we finally know where college football's best players will be starting their pro careers. As such, there are adjustments that need to be made to fantasy football rankings as we get deeper into spring.

Below are my top 50 running back rankings, powered by Underdog Fantasy, for the 2021 fantasy football season. Rookies have been updated to reflect the teams that drafted them and brackets indicate how high players have risen or fallen since my last rankings update at the end of March.

All of my rankings reflect the order in which I would draft a player right now in full-point PPR leagues with otherwise default scoring. If you have any specific questions or want to know more about what I think of certain players, feel free to hit me up on Twitter (@JaimeEisner) or Instagram (@JaimeEisnerTDN). I’d be happy to chat with you!

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  1. Christian McCaffrey (RB - CAR) [+1]
  2. Dalvin Cook (RB - MIN) [-1]
  3. Derrick Henry (RB - TEN)
  4. Alvin Kamara (RB - NO)
  5. Aaron Jones (RB - GB)
  6. Nick Chubb (RB - CLE) [+1]
  7. Jonathan Taylor (RB - IND) [+1]
  8. Austin Ekeler (RB - LAC) [+1]
  9. Ezekiel Elliott (RB - DAL) [+1]
  10. Antonio Gibson (RB - WSH) [+1]
  11. Saquon Barkley (RB - NYG) [+1]
  12. Cam Akers (RB - LAR) [+1]
  13. Joe Mixon (RB - CIN) [+9]
  14. J.K. Dobbins (RB - BAL)
  15. Clyde Edwards-Helaire (RB - KC)
  16. Miles Sanders (RB - PHI)
  17. Najee Harris (RB - PIT) [+3]
  18. D’Andre Swift (RB - DET) [-1]
  19. Chris Carson (RB - SEA) [-1]
  20. Josh Jacobs (RB - LV) [-1]
  21. Mike Davis (RB - ATL) [+3]
  22. Chase Edmonds (RB - ARI) [+4]
  23. Travis Etienne (RB - JAX) [-2]
  24. David Montgomery (RB - CHI) [+4]
  25. Myles Gaskin (RB - MIA) [+7]
  26. Melvin Gordon (RB - DEN) [-3]
  27. Kareem Hunt (RB - CLE) [-2]
  28. James Robinson (RB - JAX) [-22]
  29. Trey Sermon (RB - SF) [+22]
  30. Michael Carter (RB - NYJ) [+5]
  31. Javonte Williams (RB - DEN) [-4]
  32. David Johnson (RB - HOU) [-3]
  33. Ronald Jones (RB - TB) [-3]
  34. Raheem Mostert (RB - SF) [-3]
  35. Leonard Fournette (RB - TB) [-2]
  36. Kenyan Drake (RB - LV) [+2]
  37. Nyheim Hines (RB - IND) [-3]
  38. Kenneth Gainwell (RB - PHI) [-2]
  39. Devin Singletary (RB - BUF) [+4]
  40. Zack Moss (RB - BUF) [+2]
  41. Damien Harris (RB - NE)
  42. James Conner (RB - ARI) [-3]
  43. J.D. McKissic (RB - WSH) [-6]
  44. A.J. Dillon (RB - GB) [-4]
  45. Gus Edwards (RB - BAL) [-1] 
  46. Tarik Cohen (RB - CHI) [+1] 
  47. Jamaal Williams (RB - DET) [+1] 
  48. Giovani Bernard (RB - TB) [+3] 
  49. Latavius Murray (RB - NO)
  50. Javian Hawkins (RB - ATL) [+1]

Written By:

Jaime Eisner

Managing Editor

Managing Editor of The Draft Network. He’s a former editor for Sports Illustrated, FanRag Sports and Arizona Sports. He’s the co-host of the TDN Fantasy Podcast and has an extensive background covering fantasy sports and sports betting.

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