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Running back PPR rankings for 2022 fantasy football

NFL free agency and the NFL Draft have both wrapped up, which gives us a chance to reassess our 2022 fantasy football rankings.

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (22) warms up prior to facing the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

August 22 update: We are 17 days away from Week 1, so that means we have even less time to get you ready for your draft. We’ve updated our running back PPR rankings today and will continue as we move closer to the regular season.

The 2022 NFL season is knocking on the door and it wants to know your Top 10 fantasy football running backs. Quick! Wait, don’t let the NFL bully you. You’ve got time to figure this stuff out and we’re here to help you out as well.

Your prototypical stud fantasy running back is on the field all three downs and is just as proficient a receiver as he is a runner. Play callers know if they can get that back into space with the ball, good things will happen, but they also know they can get a couple of yards out of him at the goal line. Who are these backs? Well, there aren’t many left in the league. And that’s what makes them so valuable, even if they are more apt to get hurt.

So, don’t be afraid to take Christian McCaffrey with that first pick. He’s a fantasy unicorn and I’m not that worried about his injury woes of late. Is Jonathan Taylor less of a risk to get hurt? Maybe, but probably not. We do have Taylor as the No. 1 pick, but I’d be fine grabbing CMC first as well.

Running back PPR rankings

2022 Fantasy Football Rankings powered by FantasyPros