Rest of Season Tiers: RB

A look at running back values for the rest of the season through the lens of tiers

ELITE RB1

Todd Gurley, LAR
Saquon Barkley, NYG
Melvin Gordon III, LAC (Injured)

STRONG RB1

Kareem Hunt, KC
James Conner, PIT (Solid RB2 when/if Bell returns)

SOLID RB1

Alvin Kamara, NO
Ezekiel Elliott, DAL
Christian McCaffrey, CAR
Joe Mixon, CIN
James White, NE
Mark Ingram II, NO

STRONG RB2

Sony Michel, NE (Injured)
Le'Veon Bell, PIT (Holdout)
Dalvin Cook, MIN (Injured)

SOLID RB2

Kerryon Johnson, DET
Marlon Mack, IND
David Johnson, ARI
Nick Chubb, CLE
Leonard Fournette, JAX (Injured)
Tarik Cohen, CHI
Chris Thompson, WAS (Injured)

MATCHUP RB2/FLEX

Phillip Lindsay, DEN
Adrian Peterson, WAS
Chris Carson, SEA
Alex Collins, BAL
Isaiah Crowell, NYJ
Jordan Howard, CHI
Lamar Miller, HOU

FLEX APPEAL

Dion Lewis, TEN
Austin Ekeler, LAC
Kenyan Drake, MIA
Matt Breida (Injured)/Raheem Mostert, SF
Tevin Coleman/Ito Smith, ATL
LeGarrette Blount, DET

LOTTERY TICKET

Aaron Jones, GB
Rashaad Penny, SEA

ESSENTIAL HANDCUFF

Latavius Murray, MIN (Solid RB2 until Cook returns)
Spencer Ware, KC

SECOND TIER HANDCUFF

C.J. Anderson, CAR
Rod Smith, DAL
Malcolm Brown/John Kelly, LAR
Wayne Gallman, NYG

BYE/INJURY/EMERGENCY DEPTH

Derrick Henry, TEN
Royce Freeman, DEN
Corey Clement, PHI
Jalen Richard, OAK
Ronald Jones, TB
Peyton Barber, TB
Mike Davis, SEA
T.J. Yeldon, JAX
Duke Johnson Jr, CLE
Ty Montgomery, GB
Doug Martin, OAK
Kenjon Barner, NE
LeSean McCoy (Injured)/Chris Ivory, BUF
Jamaal Williams, GB
Javorius Allen, BAL
Carlos Hyde, JAX
Nyheim Hines, IND
Kapri Bibbs, WAS
Alfred Blue, HOU
Wendell Smallwood, PHI
Alfred Morris, SF
Trenton Cannon, NYJ

DEEP BENCH STASH

C.J. Anderson, CAR
Mark Walton/Giovani Bernard, CIN
D'Onta Foreman, HOU

Elijah McGuire, NYJ