Week 5 Running Back Tiers

A look at Week 5 running back rankings through the lens of tiers

ELITE RB1

Todd Gurley (at SEA)
Melvin Gordon III (vs OAK)
Ezekiel Elliott (at HOU)
Alvin Kamara (vs WAS)

STRONG RB1

Saquon Barkley (at CAR)
Joe Mixon (vs MIA) **Monitor Status**
Christian McCaffrey (vs NYG)

SOLID RB1

David Johnson (at SF)
James Conner (vs ATL)
Kareem Hunt (vs JAX)

HIGH FLOOR RB2

Marshawn Lynch (at LAC)
Mark Ingram II (vs WAS)
Sony Michel (vs IND) **Thursday**
James White (vs IND) **Thursday**
TJ Yeldon (at KC)
Dalvin Cook (at PHI) **Monitor Status**
Jay Ajayi (vs MIN)

BOOM/BUST RB2

Kerryon Johnson (vs GB) **Monitor Blount Status**
Aaron Jones (vs DET)
Matt Breida (vs ARI)

FLEX APPEAL - HIGH FLOOR

Devonta Freeman (at PIT)
Austin Ekeler (vs OAK)
Chris Thompson (at NO)
Nyheim Hines (at NE) **Thursday**
Phillip Lindsay (at NYJ)
Dion Lewis (at BUF)
Bilal Powell (vs DEN)
Lamar Miller (vs DAL) **Monitor Status**
LeSean McCoy (vs TEN)

FLEX APPEAL - BOOM/BUST

Derrick Henry (at BUF)
Javorius Allen (at CLE)

Alex Collins (at CLE)
Adrian Peterson (at NO) **Monitor Status**
Carlos Hyde (vs BAL)
Royce Freeman (at NYJ)
Isaiah Crowell (vs DEN)
Tevin Coleman (at PIT)
Nick Chubb (vs BAL)

Latavius Murray (at PHI) **If Cook Inactive**
Duke Johnson Jr (vs BAL)
Kenyan Drake (at CIN)
Alfred Morris (vs ARI)

DESPERATION PLAYS

Wendell Smallwood (vs MIN)
Mike Davis (vs LAR) **Monitor Carson Status**
Chris Carson (vs LAR) **Monitor Status**
Ty Montgomery (at DET)
Jalen Richard (at LAC)
Jordan Wilkins (at NE) **Thursday**
Alfred Blue (vs DAL) **Monitor Miller Status**
Jamaal Williams (at DET)
Theo Riddick (vs GB)
Corey Grant (at KC)
LeGarrette Blount (vs GB) **Monitor Status**
Frank Gore (at CIN)
Rashaad Penny (vs LAR)
CJ Anderson (vs NYG)
Kyle Juszczyk (vs ARI)
Giovani Bernard (vs MIA) **Monitor Status**