Dynasty RB's

We take a look at the Top Keeper/Dynasty Running Backs for a 3 year outlook, taking into account skill, scheme fit, organizational consistency, surrounding cast and, yes of course, age. The indicated age of the player is how old the player will be entering next season. Dominate your Fantasy Football leagues but using our Top RB Dynasty and Keeper Rankings Updated: Aug.28/17

1. Todd Gurley, LAR - Age 24 Injury Update

After a disappointing sophomore campaign, Gurley enjoyed a huge bounceback season in 2017. With Jeff Fisher gone, Gurley thrived in Sean McVay's offense, catching a career high 64 balls out of the backfield and totaling more than 2000 combined yards with 19 touchdowns. He'll once again be the focal point of the Rams offense, but it's probably unfair to expect him to be as efficient with his touches as he was last season, as his 4.7 yards per carry from 2017 may be repeatable, but his 12+ yards per reception average is simply far too efficient. Gurley is still just 24 years old so there's plenty of runway here, and so much so that Los Angeles just gave him a 4 year $60 million extension ahead of camp.

2. Ezekiel Elliott, DAL - Age 23

Off the field issues caused Elliott to miss 6 games in 2017 after his monster rookie season pushed him to the top of many a draft board last offseason. Just 23 years old heading into his third season and running behind one of the league's best offensive lines, Elliott is a bell cow back and undoubtedly the top offensive weapon in Dallas. Despite displaying excellent pass catching ability out of the backfield, Dallas hasn't seemed to figure out quite how to utilize him to the extent of the league's other top backs. It's a definite concern for those in PPR formats, as he's been the back least utilized as a pass catcher among the top four fantasy backs over the past couple seasons.

3. Le'Veon Bell, NYJ - Age 26

With the Steelers and Bell failing to reach a contract extension this offseason, 2018 almost certainly is Bell's last in Pittsburgh. The 26 year old running back is unlikely to report for much, if any, of training camp. But much like in seasons past, he should show up ready to play in Week 1. Without much insight into where Bell plays in 2019, predicting his long term value becomes more difficult. At the same time, expect the Steelers to lean heavily on him and Bell to leave it all out there as he plays for a big offseason free agent contract. It has the potential to be a perfect storm in fantasy if Bell can stay healthy for all 16 games. But heading into his age 27 season in 2019, if the Steelers pile 400+ touches on him again this year, it's fair to wonder how much Bell is going to have left in the tank.

4. David Johnson, ARZ - Age 26

After a 2016 season in which he was exactly the stud fantasy running back many had predicted after his late season breakout as a rookie in 2015, an early wrist injury cost him essentially the entire 2017 NFL campaign. The good news is we aren't talking about a lower body injury like and ankle or knee, that could continue to give him trouble going forward, and by all accounts, he's completely healthy to start the season. Unfortunately, the offense gets a downgrade this season with losses at the receiver position and the retirement of Carson Palmer. Only Larry Fitzgerald remains from the team's top producers last season. The near term concern for Johnson is how quickly Josh Rosen will develop into an NFL starter, and/or how long Sam Bradford can stay healthy. He'll get his touches and remains one of the most versatile weapons in the league, but defenses are going to be able to key on him in a major way until Arizona can reload.

5. Saquon Barkley, NYG

Barkley figures to team with Odell Beckham as the foundation of the Giants offense for many years to come. Arguably the most talented player available in the 2018 draft, Barkley should be an every down back from the outset of his career. He'll begin the year as the starting running back and there's nothing to suggest he won't retain that job for the foreseeable future. Given his size and skill set he has a legitimate shot at being a generational talent in the mold of a player like Adrian Peterson, though more versatile.

6. Alvin Kamara, NWO - Age 23

The 2017 Offensive Rookie of the Year will have the backfield to himself to start 2018 due to a 4-game suspension for running mate Mark Ingram. While he started his rookie season primarily as the Saints receiving back, as the year wore on he became harder and harder to take off the field. A dynamic all-around weapon, Kamara is an excellent receiver and gets up to full speed as fast as any back in the league, making him a nightmare matchup for defenses. He's such a valuable weapon that it's probably fair to assume the Saints don't want him handling 25 or more touches a game if they can help it so expect New Orleans to continue managing his workload again this season.

7. Leonard Fournette, JAX - Age 23

Fournette's rookie season wasn't anything to write home about, but a handful of very good fantasy performances rewarded owners who continued to stick with him. At the very least Blake Bortles and company are going to have to figure out how to keep opposing defenses honest in the passing game, as it was apparent by mid-season that teams were simply loading up to stop Fournette and forcing Bortles to beat them. An improving offensive line should help here, although the big back is probably going to continue to be a durability concern due to ankle and foot issues, and it's probably wise to set his over/under each season right around the 13 contests he totaled as a rookie.

8. Devonta Freeman, ATL - Age 26
9. Dalvin Cook, MIN - Age 23

Much maligned for poor measurables at the combine, Cook flashed early and often as a rookie, before being cut down in early October with a torn ACL. By all accounts he's back and ready to go for training camp, which lands him firmly inside the top ten fantasy running backs in all formats. In his inaugural season Cook was well on his way to becoming the Vikings bell cow back, averaging better than 20 touches and more than 100 yards per game before going down in Week 4. It was a pace that would have had him threatening the top five in fantasy scoring among running backs had he stayed healthy. And concerns about his health should be alleviated a bit by the Vikings willingness to let Jerick McKinnon go this offseason. Latavius Murray still lurks, but at this point he seems more like an insurance policy than anything else. With one of the best defenses in the NFL, newly signed Kirk Cousins under center, and a bevy of offensive talent in the receiving game, Cook is well positioned to post fantastic numbers over the next few seasons if he stays healthy.

10. Kareem Hunt, - Age 23
11. Joe Mixon, CIN - Age 22
12. Melvin Gordon, LAC - Age 25
13. LeSean McCoy, BUF - Age 30
14. Carlos Hyde, KC - Age 26
15. Christian McCaffrey, CAR - Age 22
16. Jordan Howard, PHI - Age 23
17. Mark Ingram, BAL - Age 28
18. Derrius Guice, WAS
19. Sony Michel, NE
20. Jay Ajayi, - Age 25
21. Tevin Coleman, SF - Age 25
22. Duke Johnson, HOU - Age 24
23. Derrick Henry, TEN - Age 24
24. Jerick McKinnon, SF - Age 26
25. Nick Chubb, CLE
26. Kenyan Drake, MIA - Age 24
27. Alex Collins, BAL - Age 24
28. Royce Freeman, DEN
29. Lamar Miller, HOU - Age 27
30. Dion Lewis, TEN - Age 27
31. Ronald Jones, TB
32. Isaiah Crowell, OAK - Age 25
33. Rashaad Penny, SEA
34. Tarik Cohen, CHI
35. Chris Thompson, WAS - Age 27
36. C.J. Anderson, LAR - Age 27
37. Kerryon Johnson, DET
38. D'Onta Foreman, IND - Age 22
39. Aaron Jones, GB - Age 23
40. Ty Montgomery, NYJ - Age 25
41. Marlon Mack, IND - Age 22
42. Jamaal Williams, GB - Age 23
43. Giovani Bernard, CIN - Age 26
44. Samaje Perine, WAS - Age 22
45. C.J. Prosise, SEA - Age 24
46. Ameer Abdullah, MIN - Age 25
47. Rex Burkhead, NE - Age 28
48. Bilal Powell, NYJ - Age 29
49. Elijah McGuire, NYJ - Age 24
50. Eddie Lacy, - Age 28 Falling Stock
51. Demarco Murray, - Age 30
52. Kenneth Dixon, BAL - Age 24
53. Devontae Booker, DEN - Age 26
54. James White, NE - Age 26
55. Doug Martin, OAK - Age 29
56. Spencer Ware, IND - Age 26 Injury Update
57. Theo Riddick, DET - Age 27
58. Jeremy Hill, NE - Age 25 Injury Update
59. Jonathan Stewart, NYG - Age 31
60. Latavius Murray, NWO - Age 28
61. Matt Breida, SF - Age 23
62. Mike Gillislee, NWO - Age 27
63. Corey Clement, PHI - Age 23
64. Paul Perkins, NYG - Age 23
65. Adrian Peterson, WAS - Age 33
66. J.D. McKissic, SEA
67. T.J. Yeldon, BUF - Age 24
68. Frank Gore, BUF - Age 35
69. Bo Scarbrough, SEA
70. John Kelly, LAR
71. Chris Carson, SEA - Age 23
72. Shane Vereen, - Age 29
73. Donnel Pumphrey, PHI - Age 23
74. Peyton Barber, TB - Age 24
75. Marshawn Lynch, OAK - Age 32
76. Austin Ekeler, LAC
77. Thomas Rawls, JAX - Age 25
78. Rod Smith, NYG - Age 26
79. James Conner, PIT - Age 23
80. Charles Sims, - Age 27
81. Mark Walton, MIA
82. Joe Williams, - Age 25
83. LeGarrette Blount, DET - Age 31
84. DeAndre Washington, OAK - Age 25
85. Rob Kelley, WAS - Age 25
86. Wayne Gallman, NYG - Age 23
87. Mike Davis, CHI - Age 25
88. Jacquizz Rodgers, NWO - Age 28
89. Chris Ivory, BUF - Age 30
90. Jonathan Williams, IND - Age 24
91. Danny Woodhead, - Age 33
92. Matt Forte, - Age 32
93. Terrance West, - Age 27
94. Wendell Smallwood, PHI - Age 24
95. Damien Williams, KC - Age 26
96. Orleans Darkwa, - Age 26
97. Jamaal Charles, JAX - Age 31
98. Kalen Ballage, MIA
99. Jalen Richard, OAK - Age 24
100. Charcandrick West, KC - Age 27
101. Kenneth Farrow, MIA - Age 25
102. Tyler Ervin, BAL - Age 24
103. Dwayne Washington, NWO - Age 24
104. Josh Ferguson, HOU - Age 25
105. Javorius Allen, NWO - Age 27
106. DeAngelo Henderson, MIN - Age 25
107. Branden Oliver, - Age 27
108. Tavon Austin, DAL - Age 27
109. Darren McFadden, - Age 31
110. Brian Hill, ATL - Age 22
111. Elijah Hood, CAR - Age 22
112. Jeremy McNichols, TEN - Age 22

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