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2024 Fantasy Football Rankings: Running Back Tiers

When analyzing fantasy football, a tier-based analysis provides fantasy managers with a clearer understanding of the differences between each group of players and how to value them for the upcoming season. Let's dive into the running back rankings and tiers for the 2024 fantasy football season.


Tier System for RBs in a .5PPR Model:

  • Tier 1 RB: 18 points or higher (Elite performers)

  • Tier 2 RB: 14.0 to 16.9 points per game (High Level)

  • Tier 3 RB: 12.0 to 13.9 points per game (Reliable starters)

  • Tier 4 RB: 10.0 to 11.9 points per game (Serviceable starters)

  • Tier 5 RB: 9.9 points or less (Backup options)


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2024 Fantasy Football RB Projections


Tier 1 RB: 18 points or higher (Elite performers)

These running backs are expected to deliver top-tier performances consistently, making them highly valuable.


CMC Fantasy Football Projections

  • Christian McCaffrey (SF): 19.2 points per game

Tier 2 RB: 14.0-16.9 points (High Level)

This tier includes reliable starting RBs who may not reach the elite status but still provide strong and consistent fantasy points.


Bijan Robinson Fantasy Football Projections

  • Bijan Robinson (ATL): 16.4 points per game

  • Breece Hall (NYJ): 15.6 points per game

  • Alvin Kamara (NO): 14.3 points per game

  • Saquon Barkley (PHI): 14.1 points per game


Tier 3 RB: 12-13.9 points (Reliable starters)

These RBs are good starters in most leagues, offering reliable performance. They might have occasional spikes in points but generally hover around the middle range.


Jahmyr Gibbs Fantasy Football Projections

  • Jahmyr Gibbs (DET): 13.8 points per game

  • Travis Etienne Jr. (JAX): 13.8 points per game

  • Josh Jacobs (GB): 13.2 points per game

  • Rachaad White (TB): 12.9 points per game

  • Isiah Pacheco (KC): 12.6 points per game

  • James Cook (BUF): 12.5 points per game

  • De'Von Achane (MIA): 12.1 points per game


Tier 4 RB: 10-11.9 points (Serviceable starters)

Running backs in this tier are serviceable starters or high-end backups. They provide decent points but lack the upside of higher-tier RBs.


  • Jonathan Taylor (IND): 11.9 points per game

  • Kenneth Walker III (SEA): 11.6 points per game

  • Aaron Jones (MIN): 11.6 points per game

  • Joe Mixon (HST): 11.5 points per game

  • Derrick Henry (BLT): 11.5 points per game

  • Tony Pollard (TEN): 11.3 points per game

  • Devin Singletary (NYG): 11.2 points per game

  • D'Andre Swift (CHI): 11.1 points per game

  • Nick Chubb (CLV): 10.8 points per game

  • Kyren Williams (LA): 10.8 points per game

  • Rhamondre Stevenson (NE): 10.4 points per game

  • Najee Harris (PIT): 10.4 points per game

  • Austin Ekeler (WAS): 10.3 points per game

  • Jaylen Warren (PIT): 10.2 points per game

  • James Conner (ARZ): 10.2 points per game

  • David Montgomery (DET): 10.2 points per game

  • Zack Moss (CIN): 10.0 points per game


Tier 5 RB: 9.9 points or fewer (Backup options)

These RBs are typically backup options or low-end starters in deeper leagues. They might be starting RBs in the NFL but are not expected to perform at a high level consistently in fantasy.


  • Ezekiel Elliott (DAL): 9.5 points per game

  • Javonte Williams (DEN): 9.5 points per game

  • Jonathon Brooks (CAR): 9.4 points per game

  • Zamir White (LV): 9.2 points per game

  • Gus Edwards (LAC): 8.6 points per game

  • J.K. Dobbins (LAC): 8.4 points per game

  • Blake Corum (LA): 8.4 points per game

  • Raheem Mostert (MIA): 8.2 points per game

  • Brian Robinson (WAS): 7.5 points per game

  • Chuba Hubbard (CAR): 7.4 points per game

  • Tyjae Spears (TEN): 7.4 points per game

  • Chase Brown (CIN): 7.2 points per game

  • Rico Dowdle (DAL): 7.0 points per game

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