While we await a conclusion to the Le'Veon Bell drama, ASL's Brian Murphy unveils his top-50 running back standard ranks for Week 1.

These standard ranks are updated as of Sept. 9.

Other Week 1 Ranks: Top 25 QBs || Top 50 WRs || Top 25 TEs


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Rank Player Team Opp
1 Todd Gurley LAR @OAK
2 David Johnson  ARI WSH
3 Ezekiel Elliott DAL @CAR
4 Alvin Kamara NO TB
5 Melvin Gordon LAC KC
6 Leonard Fournette  JAC @NYG
7 Saquon Barkley NYG JAC
8 Christian McCaffrey CAR DAL
9 Kareem Hunt  KC @LAC
10 Joe Mixon CIN @IND
11 Jordan Howard  CHI @GB
12 LeSean McCoy BUF @BAL
13 Kenyan Drake  MIA TEN
14 Dalvin Cook  MIN SF
15 Lamar Miller  HOU @NE
16 Alex Collins BAL BUF
17 Derrick Henry  TEN @MIA
18 James Conner  PIT @CLE
19 Royce Freeman DEN SEA
20 Marshawn Lynch OAK LAR


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Rank Player Team Opp
21 Carlos Hyde CLE PIT
22 Jamaal Williams GB CHI
23 Adrian Peterson WSH @ARI
24 Dion Lewis TEN @MIA
25 Rex Burkhead  NE HOU
26 Peyton Barber TB @NO
27 Chris Thompson WSH @ARI
28 Matt Breida SF @MIN
29 James White NE HOU
30 Duke Johnson CLE PIT
31 Isaiah Crowell NYJ @DET
32 Chris Carson SEA @DEN
33 Tarik Cohen CHI @GB
34 Kerryon Johnson  DET NYJ
35 Ty Montgomery GB CHI
36 Jordan Wilkins IND CIN
37 Alfred Morris SF @MIN
38 LeGarrette Blount DET NYJ
39 Bilal Powell NYJ @DET
40 Devontae Booker DEN SEA


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