2020 Fantasy RB PPR Rankings: Alvin Kamara, Kenyan Drake amongst top-tier operating backs with extra PPR worth

Receptions are a giant factor — however not the one factor — in PPR leagues. Yards and touchdowns nonetheless matter most, so regardless that somebody like Derrick Henry strikes down in our fantasy RB PPR rankings, he nonetheless has loads of worth. Likewise, reception-machines like Tarik Cohen and James White transfer up, however they are not all of the sudden elite operating backs. Preserving a steadiness between “conventional” workhorse backs and receiving specialists can provide you a very good mix of consistency and upside, in addition to enable you to discover the best sleepers and breakout candidates.

The delicate movers within the high tier will be straightforward to miss. Everybody is aware of Alvin Kamara is an elite receiver, however Kenyan Drake is a doable breakout candidate who will be had for a barely decrease price. Drake averaged 5.5 targets and three.7 receptions in six video games with the Cardinals final yr. That averages to only below 59 receptions over a 16-game season, which might have tied him for ninth amongst all RBs final yr. With Kyler Murray a yr extra skilled and Drake having a full offseason within the Cardinals system, it is solely doable that quantity will increase much more.

2020 STANDARD FANTASY RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Operating again | Broad receiver | Tight finish | Protection | Kicker | Prime 200

On the flip aspect you will have Leonard Fournette, who stunned virtually everybody with 76 receptions final season. That quantity is prone to come down this yr with the addition of Chris Thompson. Given his historical past, it is protected to say Thompson will not keep wholesome all yr, however Fournette, whereas nonetheless gaining some worth in PPR leagues, may be overvalued.

Alongside these traces, it is necessary to know which again in a committee would be the most popular pass-catcher. Once more, this doesn’t suggest they’re going to have extra worth, but it surely would possibly imply they’ve extra worth than most notice. We favor Phillip Lindsay to Melvin Gordon in normal leagues, however Gordon ought to have the sting in PPR codecs. Equally, we favor JK Dobbins to Mark Ingram, James White to Sony Michel, Matt Breida to Jordan Howard, and Antonio Gibson to Adrian Peterson in PPR. It is doable touchdowns will in the end give the latter halves of these duos extra worth, but when carries are comparatively shut, then we’ll stick to the far superior receivers in PPR codecs. Given the ages/relative mediocrity of among the veteran backs, we foresee extra of an total workload cut up than many suppose.

Regardless, having just a few “receiving backs” provides your workforce the next flooring in PPR leagues, as they are not completely reliant on touchdowns, heavy workloads, or massive performs. You may must cope with the occasional dud, however that is true of most gamers at most positions. Ideally you’d have a workforce filled with Saquon Barkley’s and Christian McCaffrey’s, however since that is not doable, you need to crunch the numbers and search for benefits the place you will discover them. 

We’ll proceed to replace our RB PPR rankings all through the preseason. Examine again for updates. For our normal RB rankings, click on right here

2020 Fantasy RB PPR Rankings

The next rankings are for full-point PPR leagues.

Rank
Participant
1
Christian McCaffrey, Panthers
2
Saquon Barkley, Giants
three
Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys
four
Alvin Kamara, Saints
5
Dalvin Prepare dinner, Vikings
6
Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Chiefs
7
Derrick Henry, Titans
eight
Nick Chubb, Browns
9
Kenyan Drake, Cardinals
10
Austin Ekeler, Chargers
11
Leonard Fournette, Jaguars
12
Josh Jacobs, Raiders
13
Joe Mixon, Bengals
14
Aaron Jones, Packers
15
Chris Carson, Seahawks
16
Miles Sanders, Eagles
17
Le’Veon Bell, Jets
18
Devin Singletary, Payments
19
James Conner, Steelers
20
David Montgomery, Bears
21
Todd Gurley, Falcons
22
David Johnson, Texans
23
JK Dobbins, Ravens
24
Mark Ingram, Ravens
25
Cam Akers, Rams
26
Raheem Mostert, 49ers
27
Jonathan Taylor, Colts
28
D’Andre Swift, Lions
29
Melvin Gordon, Broncos
30
Tevin Coleman, 49ers
31
Kareem Hunt, Browns
32
James White, Patriots
33
Phillip Lindsay, Broncos
34
Marlon Mack, Colts
35
Ronald Jones II, Buccaneers
36
Darwin Thompson, Chiefs
37
Kerryon Johnson, Lions
38
Matt Breida, Dolphins
39
Tarik Cohen, Bears
40
Duke Johnson, Texans
41
Boston Scott, Eagles
42
Antonio Gibson, Washington
43
Sony Michel, Patriots
44
Adrian Peterson, Washington
45
Jordan Howard, Dolphins
46
Latavius Murray, Saints
47
Dare Ogunbowale, Buccaneers
48
Darrell Henderson, Rams
49
Ke’Shawn Vaughn, Buccaneers
50
Alexander Mattison, Vikings
51
Chase Edmonds, Cardinals
52
Zack Moss, Payments
53
Ito Smith, Falcons
54
Justin Jackson, Chargers
55
Tony Pollard, Cowboys
56
Chris Thompson, Jaguars
57
Devontae Booker, Raiders
58
Nyheim Hines, Colts
59
Rashaad Penny, Seahawks
60
Malcolm Brown, Rams
61
Jamaal Williams, Packers
62
Giovani Bernard, Bengals
63
Lamical Perrine, Jets
64
Joshua Kelley, Chargers
65
Darrynton Evans, Titans
66
Ryquell Armstead, Jaguars
67
A.J. Dillon, Packers
68
Jerick McKinnon, 49ers
69
Elijah McGuire, Chiefs
70
Dion Lewis, Giants
71
Justice Hill, Ravens
72
Jalen Richard, Raiders
73
Bryce Love, Washington
74
Damien Harris, Patriots
75
DeAndre Washington, Chiefs
76
Anthony McFarland Jr., Steelers
77
Lynn Bowden Jr., Raiders
78
Frank Gore, Jets
79
Royce Freeman, Broncos
80
Carlos Hyde, Seahawks
81
Gus Edwards, Ravens
82
Benny Snell Jr., Steelers
83
Reggie Bonnafon, Panthers

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