The RB Hierarchy: Week 5

Each week we will release “The Hierarchy” for each position. The Hierarchy will release players rank according to where we at NoHuddle believe they will fall for that particular week using a tiered system. The higher the tier, the better off, the lower the tier, the more you want to stay away from those players. All rankings are based on upcoming opponent, past performances, and projections for the current week. Here we go:

The Kings: (Represent the Elite at their position for the week- Top End RBs)

  1. Melvin Gordon @ OAK
  2. LeVeon Bell vs. NYJ
  3. David Johnson @ SF
  4. CJ Anderson vs. ATL

The Princes: (Represent the RBs that should perform at RB1 levels)

  1. LeSean McCoy @ LA
  2. Todd Gurley vs. BUF
  3. Frank Gore vs. CHI
  4. DeMarco Murray @ MIA
  5. Matt Forte @ PIT (Monitor Status)
  6. Jordan Howard @ IND
  7. Ezekiel Elliot vs. CIN

The Dukes: (Represent the RBs that should perform at RB2 levels with a chance to sneak into Prince and King territory)

  1. LeGarrette Blount @ CLE
  2. Lamar Miller @ MIN
  3. Eddie Lacy vs. NYG
  4. DeAndre Washington vs. SD

The Marquess: (Represent RBs that should perform at a solid RB2 level)

  1. Jerrick McKinnon vs. HOU
  2. Isaiah Crowell vs. NE
  3. Terrence West vs. WAS
  4. Jeremy Hill @ DAL
  5. Theo Riddick vs. PHI
  6. Devonta Freeman @ DEN
  7. Carlos Hyde vs. ARI

The Earls: (Represent RBs that have a chance to perform at The Marquess level but most likely a Flex Play)

  1. Jacquiz Rodgers @ CAR
  2. Gio Bernard @ DAL
  3. Matt Jones @ BAL
  4. James White @ CLE
  5. Ryan Mathews @ DET (Monitor Status)
  6. Jay Ajayi vs. TEN

The Viscounts: (Represents those best used as Flex plays)

  1. Cameron Artis-Payne vs. TB
  2. Fozzy Whitaker vs. TB
  3. Tevin Coleman vs. DEN
  4. Kenneth Dixon vs. WAS
  5. Duke Johnson vs. NE
  6. Orleans Darkwa @ GB
  7. Darren Sproles @ DET
  8. Jalen Richard vs. TB

The Barons: (Represents the RBs that are the most desperate of all starts and flex plays)

  1. Bilal Powell @ PIT
  2. Darren Sproles @ DET
  3. Wendall Smallwood @ DET
  4. Bobby Rainey @ GB
  5. Paul Perkins @ GB 
  6. DeAngelo Williams vs. NYJ
  7. Chris Thompson vs. BAL

Updated: (Sat. Oct. 8th 9:15 PM)

All tiers in order of rank and based on .5 PPR

As always for further inquiries as to who to start or sit, contact us on twitter @No_HuddleFFB

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