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2018 RB Rankings (updated 8/30)

This is my opening salvo on the 2018 running backs, but keep your eyes on this space because it will be updated often—with more player blurbs and a rankings update coming next week.  I have the top 75 backs ranked here, but that number will expand to 100 in the next update.

As has been the case for several seasons, I like to think of the backs belonging several groups—the elite, the very good, the functional, the rosterable and free agents.  These classifications will come into much better focus as we move through August.  I’ll get much more detailed on this when I post my Tiered RB Rankings over at WEEI.COM.

The running backs have risen up draft boards this year and I understand why.  Is it all merited?  Not really.  It certainly is near the top, but I also see a lot of committee backs going a bit earlier than I want to spend—possibly due to what the Saints were able to accomplish last season.  I’ll be offering my suggestions as to how to we should negotiate the position in the coming weeks and I’ll also be bringing back my 32 Backfields pod, which I am pretty geeked for.

I’ll be away this weekend as I travel to Boston for the Beantown Brawl draft at WEEI Headquarters, which features some industry sharks like Pat Thorman, Kevin O’Brien (The FF Engineer), Jim Hackett and Leo Paciga among others.  I lost in the bowl game last year and I want to go the distance this time.  It’s not going to be easy with so many sharks competing.  

I’ll be digging into these rankings as soon as I get back.  It’s going to be a typical August here at Rotobahn, and I could not be happier to be back!  Welcome home, folks.

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These rankings are based on .5 PPR scoring.