How Good Is Jordan Howard? My Tiered 2017 Fantasy Running Backs

Top Running Backs for the 2017 Season Tiered

Everyone knows who the top three running backs in the league are. The trouble is deciding, once those guys are off the board, who can you depend on in the Tier 2 and Tier 3 category.  This selection can make or break your team as they will undoubtedly be expected to be the top running back on your team.

Jordan Howard emerged last season as a very reliable back for Chicago and fantasy owners.  Does he have what it takes to be a number one running back for fantasy owners in 2017?

Here are my current tiers for fantasy running backs in 2017. I have listed the top 50 running backs that are worth drafting. This list will continue to change so check back frequently.

Tier 1
1 David Johnson Arizona RB
2 Le’Veon Bell Pittsburgh RB
3 Ezekiel Elliott Dallas RB
Tier 2
4 LeSean McCoy Buffalo RB
5 Jordan Howard Chicago RB
6 Jay Ajayi Miami RB
7 Devonta Freeman Atlanta RB
8 Melvin Gordon Los Angeles Chargers RB
9 DeMarco Murray Tennessee RB
Tier 3
10 Todd Gurley Los Angeles Rams RB
11 Lamar Miller Houston RB
12 Carlos Hyde San Francisco RB
13 Mark Ingram New Orleans RB
14 Spencer Ware Kansas City RB
15 C.J. Anderson Denver RB
Tier 4
16 Isaiah Crowell Cleveland RB
17 Tevin Coleman Atlanta RB
18 Robert Kelley Washington RB
19 Eddie Lacy Seattle RB
20 Latavius Murray Minnesota RB
21 Jonathan Stewart Carolina RB
22 Ty Montgomery Green Bay RB
23 Bilal Powell New York Jets RB
24 Jeremy Hill Cincinatti RB
Tier 5
25 Frank Gore Indianapolis RB
26 Ameer Abdullah Detroit RB
27 Danny Woodhead Baltimore RB
28 Giovani Bernard Cincinatti RB
29 Dion Lewis New England RB
30 C.J. Prosise Seattle RB
31 Kenneth Dixon Baltimore RB
32 Adrian Peterson FA RB
33 Paul Perkins New York Giants RB
34 Matt Forte New York Jets RB
35 Derrick Henry Tennessee RB
36 Jamaal Charles FA RB
37 Theo Riddick Detroit RB
38 Doug Martin Tampa Bay RB
Tier 6
39 Ryan Mathews Philadelphia RB
40 Duke Johnson Cleveland RB
41 Jerick McKinnon Minnesota RB
42 Charles Sims Tampa Bay RB
43 Rex Burkhead New England RB
44 Chris Ivory Jacksonville RB
45 Jalen Richards Oakland RB
Tier 7
46 James White New England RB
47 TJ Yeldon Jacksonville RB
48 Jacquizz Rodgers Tampa Bay RB
49 LeGarrette Blount New England RB
50 Thomas Rawls Seattle RB

Check out my Top 100 fantasy players of 2017 here

Check out my Top Tiered QB rankings for 2017 here

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