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College Fantasy Football 2015 Running Back Rankings


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Below, you will find CFG writer Mike Bainbridge's top 30 fantasy running backs for 2015.  To see all 232 ranked running backs, as well as their statistical projections that will be updated daily throughout August, check out

Scoring system used for rankings:

Passing Yards, 25 yards = 1 point

Passing TD = 4 points

Rushing Yards, 10 yards = 1 point

Rushing TDs = 6 points

Receptions = 0.5 points per reception

Receiving Yards, 10 yards = 1 point

Receiving TDs = 6 points

College Fantasy Football: Top 30 Running Backs for 2015

  1. Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State
  2. Elijah McGuire, Louisiana-Lafayette
  3. Devontae Booker, Utah
  4. Jarvion Franklin, Western Michigan
  5. Nick Chubb, Georgia
  6. Devon Johnson, Marshall
  7. Kenneth Dixon, Louisiana Tech
  8. Corey Clement, Wisconsin
  9. Leon Allen, Western Kentucky
  10. Marcus Cox, Appalachian State
  11. Donnel Pumphrey, San Diego State
  12. Kareem Hunt, Toledo
  13. James Conner, Pittsburgh
  14. Ray Lawry, Old Dominion
  15. Aaron Jones, UTEP
  16. Nick Wilson, Arizona
  17. Samaje Perine, Oklahoma
  18. Paul Perkins, UCLA
  19. Leonard Fournette, LSU
  20. Royce Freeman, Oregon
  21. Derrick Henry, Alabama
  22. Michael Gordon, Arkansas State
  23. Daniel Lasco, California
  24. Marteze Waller, Fresno State
  25. Justin Jackson, Northwestern
  26. Shock Linwood, Baylor
  27. Kenneth Farrow, Houston
  28. Aaron Green, TCU
  29. Travis Greene, Bowling Green
  30. Matt Breida, Georgia Southern

- Mike Bainbridge (@MikeBainbridge2) is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and a writer for Please note that these are his personal player rankings, and not the consensus rankings of CFG.