Week 1 Running Back Tiers

A look at Week 1 running back rankings through the lens of tiers

ELITE RB1

Le'Veon Bell (at CLE)
David Johnson (at DET)

STRONG RB1

Todd Gurley (vs IND)
LeSean McCoy (vs NYJ)

SOLID RB1

Devonta Freeman (at CHI)
Ezekiel Elliott (vs NYG)
Melvin Gordon III (at DEN)
DeMarco Murray (vs OAK)
Marshawn Lynch (vs TEN)

HIGH FLOOR RB2

Lamar Miller (vs JAX)
Dalvin Cook (vs NO)
Christian McCaffrey (at SF)
Jordan Howard (vs ATL)
Carlos Hyde (vs CAR)
Ameer Abdullah (vs ARI)

BOOM/BUST RB2

C.J. Anderson (vs LAC)
Paul Perkins (at NYG)
Kareem Hunt (at NE) **Thursday**
Ty Montgomery (vs SEA)
Leonard Fournette (at HOU)
Isaiah Crowell (vs PIT)

WHAT THE HECK FLEX

Jonathan Stewart (at SF)
LeGarrette Blount (at WAS)
Mike Gillislee (vs KC) **Thursday**
Frank Gore (at LAR)
Rob Kelley (vs PHI)
Rex Burkhead (vs KC) **Thursday**
Derrick Henry (vs OAK)
Danny Woodhead (at CIN)
Mark Ingram II (vs NO)
Jamaal Charles (vs LAC)
Joe Mixon (vs BAL)
Jeremy Hill (vs BAL)
Bilal Powell (at BUF)
Adrian Peterson (at MIN)
Dion Lewis (vs KC) **Thursday**
James White (vs KC) **Thursday**

DESPERATION PLAYS

Chris Ivory (at HOU)
Matt Forte (at BUF)
Terrance West (at CIN)
C.J. Prosise (at GB)
Latavius Murray (vs NO)
Darren Sproles (at WAS)
Duke Johnson Jr (vs PIT)
C.J. Prosise (at GB)
Theo Riddick (vs ARI)
Giovani Bernard (vs BAL)
Shane Vereen (at DAL)
Thomas Rawls (at GB)
Chris Thompson (vs PHi)