The RB Hierarchy: Week 9

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 and will be updated as the week progresses. Here we go:

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

  1. Ezekiel Elliot @ CLE
  2. LeVeon Bell @ BAL

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

  1. Devonte Booker @ OAK
  2. Devontae Freeman @ TB
  3. Demarco Murray @ SD (*Monitor Status*)
  4. Matt Forte @ MIA
  5. Christine Michael v. BUF
  6. Melvin Gordon v. TEN
  7. Charcandrick West v. JAX
  8. Ty Montgomery v. IND

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

  1. Terrence West v. PIT
  2. Darren Sproles v. NYG
  3. Todd Gurley v. CAR
  4. Jay Ajayi v. NYJ
  5. Jonathan Stewart @ LA

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

  1. Theo Riddick @ MIN
  2. LeSean McCoy @ SEA (*Monitor Status*)
  3. Mark Ingram @ SF
  4. Frank Gore @ GB
  5. Isaiah Crowell v. DAL
  6. Matt Asiata v. DET
  7. Latavius Murray v. DEN

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

  1. Rashad Jennings v. PHI
  2. Antone Smith v. ATL
  3. Tim Hightower @ SF

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

  1. Duke Johnson Jr. v. DAL
  2. Derrick Henry @ SD
  3. Chris Ivory @ KC
  4. Ryan Mathews @ NYG
  5. Jerrick McKinnon v. DET
  6. TJ Yeldon @ KC
  7. Bilal Powell @ MIA
  8. Mike Gillislee @ SEA (*Monitor LeSean McCoy’s status, If Out, Bump to Earl*)
  9. Peyton Barber v. ATL

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

  1. Teron Ward @ TB
  2. Bobby Rainey v. PHI
  3. Kenneth Dixon v. PIT
  4. DeJaun Harris v. NO
  5. Shaun Draughn v. NO
  6. Mike Davis v. NO
  7. CJ Prosise v. BUF
  8. Alfred Morris @ CLE
  9. Paul Perkins v. PHI
  10. Kenyan Drake v. NYJ

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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