Week 8 Running Back Tiers

A look at Week 8 running back rankings through the lens of tiers

ELITE RB1

David Johnson (at CAR)
Devonta Freeman (vs GB)
Demarco Murray (vs JAX) **Thursday**
Spencer Ware (at IND)

STRONG RB1

Ezekiel Elliott (vs PHI)
Christine Michael (at NO)
Devontae Booker (vs SD)

STRONG RB2

Melvin Gordon III (at DEN)
Jacquizz Rodgers (vs OAK)
Matt Forte (at CLE)
Lamar Miller (vs DET) **Monitor Status**
LeGarrette Blount (at BUF)

Matt Asiata (at CHI)

LOW CEILING RB2

Mark Ingram II (vs SEA)
Frank Gore (vs KC)
Jonathan Stewart (vs ARI)
Theo Riddick (at HOU)

BOOM/BUST RB2

James White (at BUF)
Jeremy Hill (vs WAS)
Giovani Bernard (vs WAS)
Latavius Murray (at TB)
Isaiah Crowell (vs NYJ)

FLEX APPEAL

Ryan Mathews (at DAL)
Chris Thompson (vs CIN)
Duke Johnson Jr (vs NYJ)
Alfred Blue (vs DET) **Strong RB2 if Miller Inactive**

WHAT THE HECK FLEX

Rob Kelley (vs CIN)
Mike Gillislee (vs NE) 
Jordan Howard (vs MIN) **Monitor Langford Status**
Dwayne Washington (at HOU)

DESPERATION PLAYS

Ka’Deem Carey (vs MIN)
Darren Sproles (at DAL)
Chris Ivory (at TEN) **Thursday**
TJ Yeldon (at TEN) **Thursday**