2023 Fantasy Football Rankings: PFN Consensus Top 100 RBs To Draft

It's not easy to know which RBs to draft in fantasy football -- the PFN Fantasy Staff put together consensus rankings to make it easy for you going into 2023!

Fantasy football rankings are absolutely everywhere nowadays. You can find people’s opinions on these players on essentially every single website out there, but that doesn’t mean that they’re necessarily the most accurate or well thought out, right?

At Pro Football Network, we’re committed to providing you with the best possible fantasy football advice that we can. That’s why we’ve compiled our PFN Consensus Rankings for 2023 right here for you to easily take with you into your draft!

(These rankings are comprised of Kyle Yates’, Kyle Soppe’s, Jason Katz’s, and Derek Tate’s rankings for season-long leagues and are in half-PPR format.)

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Who Should You Draft in Fantasy Football This Year?

1) Christian McCaffrey | SF
2) Austin Ekeler | LAC
3) Bijan Robinson | ATL
4) Saquon Barkley | NYG
5) Nick Chubb | CLE
6) Tony Pollard | DAL
7) Josh Jacobs | LV
8) Derrick Henry | TEN
9) Joe Mixon | CIN
10) Travis Etienne Jr. | JAX
11) Aaron Jones | GB
12) Rhamondre Stevenson | NE
13) Najee Harris | PIT
14) Jahmyr Gibbs | DET
15) Kenneth Walker III | SEA
16) Dameon Pierce | HOU
17) J.K. Dobbins | BAL
18) Alexander Mattison | MIN
19) Breece Hall | NYJ
20) Miles Sanders | CAR

21) David Montgomery | DET
22) Dalvin Cook | NYJ
23) Cam Akers | LAR
24) Alvin Kamara | NO
25) D’Andre Swift | PHI
26) James Conner | ARI
27) James Cook | BUF
28) Javonte Williams | DEN
29) Isiah Pacheco | KC
30) Rachaad White | TB
31) Khalil Herbert | CHI
32) Jonathan Taylor | IND
33) AJ Dillon | GB
34) Brian Robinson | WAS
35) Antonio Gibson | WAS
36) Raheem Mostert | MIA
37) Samaje Perine | DEN
38) Zach Charbonnet | SEA
39) Jamaal Williams | NO
40) Elijah Mitchell | SF

41) Damien Harris | BUF
42) Kenneth Gainwell | PHI
43) Rashaad Penny | PHI
44) Jaylen Warren | PIT
45) Jerick McKinnon | KC
46) Tyler Allgeier | ATL
47) De’Von Achane | MIA
48) Roschon Johnson | CHI
49) Tank Bigsby | JAX
50) Ezekiel Elliott | NE
51) Devin Singletary | HOU
52) Gus Edwards | BAL
53) Jerome Ford | CLE
54) D’Onta Foreman | CHI
55) Jeff Wilson Jr. | MIA
56) Kendre Miller | NO
57) Chuba Hubbard | CAR
58) Clyde Edwards-Helaire | KC
59) Joshua Kelley | LAC
60) Tyjae Spears | TEN

61) Zamir White | LV
62) Ty Chandler | MIN
63) Deon Jackson | IND
64) Cordarrelle Patterson | ATL
65) Michael Carter | NYJ
66) Sean Tucker | TB
67) Leonard Fournette | FA
68) Evan Hull | IND
69) Kareem Hunt | FA
70) Zach Evans | LAR
71) Pierre Strong Jr. | CLE
72) Kyren Williams | LAR
73) Rico Dowdle | DAL
74) Isaiah Spiller | LAC
75) Chase Brown | CIN
76) Deuce Vaughn | DAL
77) D’Ernest Johnson | JAX
78) Chase Edmonds | TB
79) Ke’Shawn Vaughn | TB
80) Latavius Murray | BUF

81) Chris Evans | CIN
82) JaMycal Hasty | JAX
83) Boston Scott | PHI
84) Matt Breida | NYG
85) Jordan Mason | SF
86) Israel Abanikanda | NYJ
87) Zack Moss | IND
88) Ronald Jones II | DAL
89) Tyrion Davis-Price | SF
90) James Robinson | FA
91) Salvon Ahmed | MIA
92) DeeJay Dallas | SEA
93) Hassan Haskins | TEN
94) Keaontay Ingram | ARI
95) Zonovan Knight | DET
96) Eric Gray | NYG
97) Malik Davis | DAL
98) Darrel Williams | FA
99) Kenny McIntosh | SEA
100) Melvin Gordon III | FA

The Top RBs To Draft in 2023

Tony Pollard, RB, Dallas Cowboys

Last season, Pollard scored once every 21.3 carries, a rate not too dissimilar to that of Nick Chubb (23.2). What makes that note impressive is the fact that Ezekiel Elliott was handling the vast majority of the work in scoring situations, meaning Pollard’s strong score rate came without the high-value attempts.

That era is over. Zeke is now in New England and the Cowboys didn’t add much in the way of backfield depth behind Pollard. With Kellen Moore no longer controlling this offense, the belief is that a much more conservative game plan is likely, giving Pollard truly elite upside. He and Zeke combined for 56 catches a season ago and if he approaches that total this season, he could return Round 1 value.

That said, you don’t have to be interested in Pollard. If you like finishing in the middle of the pack, feel free to fade him. If you want to experience success in 2023, finding a way to get this game-changer in the second round is something you need to consider.

– Kyle Soppe, Fantasy & Betting Analyst

Dameon Pierce, RB, Houston Texans

When trying to sift through some of these middle-round RBs, it’s important to identify a workload floor you can really feel confident investing in. Dameon Pierce passes this test with flying colors.

In 2022, Pierce was one of just six RBs to see 26+ carries in two or more games and saw fewer than 10 carries just once in his 13 games played.

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He averaged 19 touches per game in 2022, which would generate over 320 total touches when scaled out over an entire 17-game season. That is the benchmark you ideally want your RB2 to hit to return on your mid-round investment.

There were eight running backs who saw 300+ total touches in 2022. Do you know how many of them finished outside of the top 15 RBs in PPR formats? Zero.

The fantasy ceiling may not be in the league-winner category, but if Pierce maintains his per-game volume from last season, it’s hard to imagine him not returning RB2 value in 2023.

– Derek Tate, Fantasy Football Analyst

Bijan Robinson, RB, Atlanta Falcons

Bijan Robinson is a special talent. There is simply no other way to describe his ability as a running back. Sure, trusting a rookie with your first-round fantasy pick isn’t a strategy I would normally recommend, but Robinson is an exception to that rule.

He’s joining a Falcons team that ran the ball more than any other squad in 2022. Robinson is a dynamic, three-down running back who will be the featured player in a run-heavy offense.

A great example of what a rookie RB can do with a heavy workload would be Najee Harris back in 2021. As a rookie, Harris wasn’t particularly efficient with a 3.9 yards-per-carry average in his rookie season, but his overwhelming 381 total touches generated 1,667 total yards and an RB3 finish in PPR formats.

No offense to Harris, but Robinson projects as a far better big-play option at the RB position. If he gets north of 300+ touches this season — which I strongly believe he will — expect Bijan to be in the mix for a top-five RB in 2023.

– Derek Tate, Fantasy Football Analyst

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