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    Redraft Rankings 2023: Top Fantasy Options at RB Include Christian McCaffrey, Bijan Robinson, and Saquon Barkley

    How do our top 150 redraft fantasy football RB rankings shape up as we move closer to the start of the 2023 NFL season?

    The running back position can be one of the best positions to build your 2023 redraft fantasy football roster around, as the continued push for more value at receiver has made many rushers a value on draft day compared to years past. With another group of highly talented rookie rushers in the league, plus shakeups thanks to a wild offseason of moves, here are the current 2023 redraft running back rankings.

    2023 Redraft Running Back Rankings

    The below rankings are intended as a guide for 0.5 PPR formats. They do not take into account individual league rules and setups.

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    1) Christian McCaffrey | San Francisco 49ers
    2) Saquon Barkley | New York Giants
    3) Bijan Robinson | Atlanta Falcons
    4) Austin Ekeler | Los Angeles Chargers
    5) Jonathan Taylor | Indianapolis Colts
    6) Derrick Henry | Tennessee Titans
    7) Tony Pollard | Dallas Cowboys
    8) Josh Jacobs | Las Vegas Raiders
    9) Nick Chubb | Cleveland Browns
    10) Breece Hall | New York Jets
    11) Rhamondre Stevenson | New England Patriots
    12) Joe Mixon | Cincinnati Bengals
    13) Najee Harris | Pittsburgh Steelers
    14) Aaron Jones | Green Bay Packers
    15) Travis Etienne Jr. | Jacksonville Jaguars
    16) Jahmyr Gibbs | Detroit Lions
    17) Kenneth Walker III | Seattle Seahawks
    18) David Montgomery | Detroit Lions
    19) Miles Sanders | Carolina Panthers
    20) D’Andre Swift | Philadelphia Eagles

    21) James Conner | Arizona Cardinals
    22) Cam Akers | Los Angeles Rams
    23) J.K. Dobbins | Baltimore Ravens
    24) Isiah Pacheco | Kansas City Chiefs
    25) Alexander Mattison | Minnesota Vikings
    26) Dameon Pierce | Houston Texans
    27) Rachaad White | Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    28) Dalvin Cook | Minnesota Vikings
    29) Javonte Williams | Denver Broncos
    30) Alvin Kamara | New Orleans Saints
    31) Devon Achane | Miami Dolphins
    32) AJ Dillon | Green Bay Packers
    33) Jamaal Williams | New Orleans Saints
    34) Brian Robinson Jr. | Washington Commanders
    35) Rashaad Penny | Philadelphia Eagles

    36) Zach Charbonnet | Seattle Seahawks
    37) Antonio Gibson | Washington Commanders
    38) Jerick McKinnon | Kansas City Chiefs
    39) Khalil Herbert | Chicago Bears
    40) James Cook | Buffalo Bills
    41) Samaje Perine | Denver Broncos
    42) Damien Harris | Buffalo Bills
    43) Roschon Johnson | Chicago Bears
    44) Jaylen Warren | Pittsburgh Steelers
    45) Jeff Wilson Jr. | Miami Dolphins
    46) Elijah Mitchell | San Francisco 49ers
    47) Tyler Allgeier | Atlanta Falcons
    48) Devin Singletary | Houston Texans
    49) Raheem Mostert | Miami Dolphins
    50) Kenneth Gainwell | Philadelphia Eagles

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    51) Ezekiel Elliott | FA
    52) Cordarrelle Patterson | Atlanta Falcons
    53) Leonard Fournette | FA
    54) Kendre Miller | New Orleans Saints
    55) Chuba Hubbard | Carolina Panthers
    56) Clyde Edwards-Helaire | Kansas City Chiefs
    57) Michael Carter | New York Jets
    58) Gus Edwards | Baltimore Ravens
    59) D’Onta Foreman | Chicago Bears
    60) Kareem Hunt | FA
    61) Zamir White | Las Vegas Raiders
    62) Chase Edmonds | Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    63) Pierre Strong Jr. | New England Patriots
    64) Joshua Kelley | Los Angeles Chargers
    65) Jerome Ford | Cleveland Browns
    66) Tank Bigsby | Jacksonville Jaguars
    67) Isaiah Spiller | Los Angeles Chargers
    68) Zonovan Knight | New York Jets
    69) James Robinson | New England Patriots
    70) D’Ernest Johnson | Jacksonville Jaguars
    71) Zach Evans | Los Angeles Rams
    72) Tyjae Spears | Tennessee Titans
    73) Boston Scott | Philadelphia Eagles
    74) Nyheim Hines | Buffalo Bills
    75) Evan Hull | Indianapolis Colts

    76) Kyren Williams | Los Angeles Rams
    77) JaMycal Hasty | Jacksonville Jaguars
    78) Israel Abanikanda | New York Jets
    79) Jordan Mason | San Francisco 49ers
    80) Chase Brown | Cincinnati Bengals
    81) Ronald Jones II | Dallas Cowboys
    82) Latavius Murray | Buffalo Bills
    83) Matt Breida | New York Giants
    84) Hassan Haskins | Tennessee Titans
    85) Tyrion Davis-Price | San Francisco 49ers
    86) Zack Moss | Indianapolis Colts
    87) Chris Evans | Cincinnati Bengals
    88) Sean Tucker | Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    89) DeWayne McBride | Minnesota Vikings
    90) Eno Benjamin | New Orleans Saints
    91) J.D. McKissic | FA
    92) Salvon Ahmed | Miami Dolphins
    93) Melvin Gordon III | FA
    94) Kenyan Drake | FA
    95) Darrell Henderson Jr. | FA
    96) Deuce Vaughn | Dallas Cowboys
    97) DeeJay Dallas | Seattle Seahawks
    98) Dontrell Hilliard | FA
    99) Myles Gaskin | Miami Dolphins
    100) Justin Jackson | FA

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    101) Eric Gray | New York Giants
    102) Darrel Williams | FA
    103) Kenny McIntosh | Seattle Seahawks
    104) Keaontay Ingram | Arizona Cardinals
    105) Ty Johnson | FA
    106) Marlon Mack | FA
    107) Malik Davis | Dallas Cowboys
    108) Mark Ingram II | FA
    109) Deon Jackson | Indianapolis Colts
    110) Ty Chandler | Minnesota Vikings
    111) Ameer Abdullah | Las Vegas Raiders
    112) Rex Burkhead | FA
    113) Kevin Harris | New England Patriots
    114) Trayveon Williams | Cincinnati Bengals
    115) Trestan Ebner | Chicago Bears
    116) Mohamed Ibrahim | Detroit Lions
    117) Trey Sermon | Philadelphia Eagles
    118) Caleb Huntley | Atlanta Falcons
    119) Chris Rodriguez Jr. | Washington Commanders
    120) Craig Reynolds | Detroit Lions
    121) Kene Nwangwu | Minnesota Vikings
    122) Ke’Shawn Vaughn | Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    123) Rico Dowdle | Dallas Cowboys
    124) Tiyon Evans | Los Angeles Rams
    125) Mike Boone | Houston Texans

    126) Raheem Blackshear | Carolina Panthers
    127) Travis Homer | Chicago Bears
    128) Justice Hill | Baltimore Ravens
    129) Sony Michel | FA
    130) Tyler Badie | Denver Broncos
    131) Keaton Mitchell | Baltimore Ravens
    132) Snoop Conner | Jacksonville Jaguars
    133) Malcolm Brown | FA
    134) Brandon Bolden | Las Vegas Raiders
    135) Julius Chestnut | Tennessee Titans
    136) Avery Williams | Atlanta Falcons
    137) Kyle Juszczyk | San Francisco 49ers
    138) Royce Freeman | FA
    139) Patrick Ricard | Baltimore Ravens
    140) Zander Horvath | Los Angeles Chargers
    141) Jonathan Williams | Washington Commanders
    142) Tevin Coleman | FA
    143) Ty Montgomery | New England Patriots
    144) Mike Davis | FA
    145) Damien Williams | FA
    146) Gary Brightwell | New York Giants
    147) Corey Clement | Arizona Cardinals
    148) Tyler Goodson | Green Bay Packers
    149) Reggie Gilliam | Buffalo Bills
    150) C.J. Ham | Minnesota Vikings

    Who Are the Best RBs To Draft in 2023 Redraft Leagues?

    Despite everyone saying running backs don’t matter, they, in fact, do matter quite a bit for fantasy. While they are just one component of a roster, nailing the running back selections for your team will place you in a much better position than those who fade the position and roll the dice with mid-RB3s who might have some upside but lack a consistent floor or ceiling.

    You likely don’t need to tell you that drafting Christian McCaffrey, Austin Ekeler, or even Bijan Robinson is a good idea. But I would say to be aggressive with Detroit Lions RB Jahmyr Gibbs.

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    He landed in an ideal spot and fills the role left by D’Andre Swift, and while Swift did disappoint overall, he was third in points per opportunity with a 70-target season despite Jamaal Williams breaking Barry Sanders’ rushing TD record with 17.

    David Montgomery isn’t going to do that. Gibbs is not just a better prospect than Swift but is the best receiving back we have seen since the 2017 class and has a top-six upside if things break right.

    At 214 pounds with sub-4.5 speed and receiving versatility, Buccaneers RB Rachaad White has lead-back upside, and we saw this start last season.

    In Weeks 10-17, White averaged 15 touches and over 70 yards per game, which would be a 17-game pace of over 1,200 yards on 275 touches, with over 70 coming in the passing game while playing on 49% of the snaps. If he even sniffs that volume level, White could close in on high-end RB2 status in 2023.

    Bank on a bounceback from Najee Harris in 2023 as well. Between Weeks 1-8, Harris was the RB23 and 29th in points per game at 10.9 (PPR). But we also have to remember that Harris was dealing with a Lisfranc injury he sustained during training camp.

    Yet, Harris finished the season much stronger, and it seemed to go a bit under the radar. From Weeks 10-17, Harris was the RB8 overall and ninth in points per game with 15.3 (PPR). He was tied for second in rushing attempts (141) and averaged 20.6 opportunities.

    Add in Week 18, and Harris averaged 20 opportunities, 87.8 rushing yards, and 0.8 touchdowns per game. He also sat 14th in routes run while recording 20+ carries in five of his last eight games.

    As for mid-round value or later picks to target in fantasy football RB rankings, keep an eye on James Conner, Alexander Mattison, Zach Charbonnet, Devon Achane, Roschon Johnson, Jaylen Warren, Samaje Perine, Tank Bigsby, and Pierre Strong Jr.

    Tommy Garrett is the Senior Fantasy Football Analyst at Pro Football Network. He is also a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA). You can read all of Tommy’s work here and follow him on Twitter: @TommyGarrettPFN.

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