When doing your research on college fantasy running backs for this upcoming season, there are two things you need to consider:
1. It is an incredibly deep crop of rushers this season, so don't be afraid to wait on one until later in your fantasy draft.
2. There does not seem to be general consensus among experts as to who the top running back is in CFF in 2019, and the league scoring settings must be considered if debating to select one in the first round.
Utilizing the scoring system below, Arizona State's Eno Benjamin gets the nod and is our projected No. 1 running back overall. Should you play in a league that does not have tally PPR, both Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor and Clemson's Travis Etienne are each worthy of first-round consideration.
Athlon Sports contributor and resident college fantasy football expert Mike Bainbridge (@MBainbridgeCFF) is here to help you prepare for the upcoming college fantasy football draft season with our positional rankings. Below is the scoring system used for these positional rankings.
25 Passing Yards = 1 point
Passing TD = 4 points
10 Rushing Yards = 1 point
Rushing TDs = 6 points
Receptions = 0.5 points per reception
10 Receiving Yards = 1 point
Receiving TDs = 6 points
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A more complete set of college fantasy football rankings can be found in Athlon's Fantasy Football 2019 magazine.
College Fantasy Football RB Rankings for 2019
Patrick Taylor Jr.
San Diego State
Michael Warren II
Larry Rountree III
Anthony McFarland Jr.
— Rankings by Mike Bainbridge, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Bainbridge is a graduate of Northern Illinois University. Follow him on Twitter @MBainbridgeCFF.