July 18, 2024


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2022 NFL RB Best Ball Rankings

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Jonathan Taylor leads the way in our 2022

NFL RB Best Ball Rankings as he’s coming off

a fantastic 2021 season which saw a total of

20 touchdowns and 40 receptions. Looking

for him to build on this in 2022 barring



What are Best-Ball Draft-Only Leagues?

Best ball is a fantasy football format where league managers draft their team but there is no in-season management—no waiver wire, no trades, no setting lineups. Instead, your highest-scoring players are optimized to form your starting lineup. Leagues are decided by cumulative season points rather than head-to-head matchups. Roster size and payout structures vary by platform and while there are traditional live drafts available, slow drafts (1- 2- 4- 6- and 8-hour timers) are also popular for best-ball leagues.


General Strategy to Get Started

A specific strategy for each site varies but, in general, you should go into a draft with the aim to draft the following number of players at each position in hopes of maintaining enough active players through all 17 weeks:

  • 2–3 QB
  • 4–6 RB
  • 6–9 WR
  • 2–3 TE
  • 2–3 Defenses
  • 2–3 Kickers


***Tips when drafting running backs in best ball

How you draft running backs in fantasy, let alone best ball, is one of the most widely debated topics in the game. RB-heavy? Mid-round gems? Two in the first three rounds? Are you a zero RB kind of person? But how often do the “zero RB” approaches actually work out in the end?

You can never have enough depth at running back. Locking in as many in those upper tiers has your team set for success. Given the massive decline in production, getting at least two inside the top 20 of your rankings makes sense.

From that point on, look for value, but don’t overvalue the position. Landing rookies could be a viable strategy if you hit on the Najee HarrisElijah Mitchell, or James Robinson of this year’s class. Spoiler alert — there are really not many of those types of players as of now, at least not until training camps open up.

Yeah, so about that zero RB thing. I’m not saying I’ve gone off the rails, but I can get behind this strategy in best ball. If your league has PPR scoring, there’s an advantage to having multiple top-tier wide receivers. Last season, the majority of my teams that did well were ones where I added receivers earlier in the draft. Given this is a passing league, it’s a trend I expect to continue this year.

As for the running backs, there are mid-round players like Jamaal Williams, J.D. McKissic, AJ Dillon, Khalil Herbert, Kenneth Walker III, Melvin Gordon, and Dameon Pierce. The best tip is to remain flexible. Best ball drafts can quickly send you off-script and need to adjust your strategy. 2022 NFL RB Best Ball Rankings.


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2022 NFL RB Best Ball Rankings


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2022 NFL RB Best Ball Rankings


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2022 RB Best Ball Rankins

Rank Player Team Position
1 Jonathan Taylor IND RB
2 Derrick Henry TEN RB
3 Saquon Barkley NYG RB
4 Christian McCaffrey CAR RB
5 Joe Mixon CIN RB
6 Najee Harris PIT RB
7 Austin Ekeler LAC RB
8 Nick Chubb CLE RB
9 Javonte Williams DEN RB
10 Dalvin Cook MIN RB
11 James Conner ARI RB
12 Aaron Jones GB RB
13 Leonard Fournette TB RB
14 Alvin Kamara NO RB
15 D'Andre Swift DET RB
16 Cam Akers LAR RB
17 J.K. Dobbins BAL RB
18 Breece Hall NYJ RB
19 Travis Etienne JAX RB
20 Miles Sanders PHI RB
21 David Montgomery CHI RB
22 Ezekiel Elliott DAL RB
23 AJ Dillon GB RB
24 Tony Pollard DAL RB
25 Josh Jacobs LV RB
26 Elijah Mitchell SF RB
27 Antonio Gibson WAS RB
28 Devin Singletary BUF RB
29 Melvin Gordon DEN RB
30 Damien Harris NE RB
31 Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC RB
32 Ronald Jones KC RB
33 Rhamondre Stevenson NE RB
34 Kareem Hunt CLE RB
35 James Cook BUF RB
36 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL RB
37 Alexander Mattison MIN RB
38 Rachaad White TB RB
39 Rashaad Penny SEA RB
40 Kenneth Walker SEA RB
41 Kenneth Gainwell PHI RB
42 Darrell Henderson LAR RB
43 Isaiah Spiller LAC RB
44 Tyrion Davis-Price SF RB
45 Chase Edmonds MIA RB
46 Nyheim Hines IND RB
47 Michael Carter NYJ RB
48 Gus Edwards BAL RB
49 Khalil Herbert CHI RB
50 Dameon Pierce HOU RB
51 Tyler Allgeier ATL RB
52 Jerick McKinnon KC RB
53 Darrel Williams ARI RB
54 D'Onta Foreman CAR RB
55 D'Ernest Johnson CLE RB
56 Chris Evans CIN RB
57 Jamaal Williams DET RB
58 Matt Breida NYG RB
59 James Robinson JAX RB
60 Zamir White LV RB
61 Damien Williams ATL RB
62 Raheem Mostert MIA RB
63 Sony Michel MIA RB
64 Boston Scott PHI RB
65 Brian Robinson Jr. WAS RB
66 Hassan Haskins TEN RB
67 Kenyan Drake LV RB
68 Marlon Mack HOU RB
69 Rex Burkhead HOU RB
70 James White NE RB
71 J.D. McKissic WAS RB
72 Anthony McFarland PIT RB
73 Trey Sermon SF RB
74 Dontrell Hilliard TEN RB
75 Justin Jackson FA RB
76 Keaontay Ingram ARI RB
77 Tyler Badie BAL RB
78 Kyren Williams LAR RB
79 Benny Snell PIT RB
80 Abram Smith NO RB




2022 NFL RB Best Ball Rankings

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***Source: Pro football Network for the wording on RB draftings.

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