Fantasy rankings: Running backs

The top running backs ranked for 2009 fantasy football season

Updated: September 8, 2009, 4:37 PM ET
By Fantasy staff |

Rankings are based on the Standard ESPN Fantasy Football game, comprised of 10 teams with a starting roster of one quarterback, two running backs, two wide receivers, one running back/wide receiver, one tight end, one defense/special teams unit, one kicker and seven bench spots for a total of 160 rostered players (10 teams x 16 players).

Auction values are based on the Standard ESPN Fantasy Football auction draft, comprised of 10 teams with a $200 budget to acquire the standard roster above, for a total of $2,000 distributed among 160 players. (A $1 value has been given to players 161-200 under the assumption that the desired player would replace one of the top 160 players).

Rankings were determined by consensus of ESPN's fantasy football experts and reflect risk, upside and positional tiers. For that reason, there are some subtle differences between them and the projected point totals for each player. Click here for complete ESPN fantasy football projections and profiles.