College Fantasy Football 2020 Running Back Rankings

Oklahoma State's Chuba Hubbard is coming off of a 2,000-yard, 21-touchdown season

It should come as no surprise that Oklahoma State's Chuba Hubbard is the No. 1 college fantasy running back is entering 2020. The Cowboys star led the nation last season with 2,094 rushing yards and 21 touchdowns on a whopping 328 carries. There are truly only two choices at the top of any CFF draft this year — if Justin Fields goes first overall, Hubbard is the next man up, and vice versa.


Any college fantasy draft this season truly starts at pick No. 3, and if you decide running back is the direction to go, you have three options from which to choose from after Hubbard — Memphis' Kenneth Gainwell, Clemson's Travis Etienne, and Buffalo's Jaret Patterson. I've personally maintained throughout the offseason that you are splitting hairs between the trio in terms of a pecking order, and all three make for outstanding first-round selections.


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 2020 Fantasy Football magazine.


2020 College Fantasy Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DEF I K I Top 200


College Fantasy Football RB Rankings for 2020


Rank Name School
1 Chuba Hubbard Oklahoma State
2 Kenneth Gainwell Memphis
3 Travis Etienne Clemson
4 Jaret Patterson Buffalo
5 Kobe Lewis Central Michigan
6 Kylin Hill Mississippi State
7 Trey Sermon Ohio State
8 Najee Harris Alabama
9 Breece Hall Iowa State
10 Jermar Jefferson Oregon State
11 Justin Henderson Louisiana Tech
12 SaRodorick Thompson Texas Tech
13 Max Borghi Washington State
14 Brenden Knox Marshall
15 George Holani Boise State
16 Javian Hawkins Louisville
17 Mohamed Ibrahim Minnesota
18 Journey Brown Penn State
19 Kennedy Brooks Oklahoma
20 Isaiah Spiller Texas A&M
21 Ronnie Rivers Fresno State
22 Larry Rountree III Missouri
23 Demetric Felton UCLA
24 David Bailey Boston College
25 CJ Verdell Oregon
26 Xazavian Valladay Wyoming
27 Re'Mahn Davis Temple
28 Elijah Mitchell Louisiana
29 Jerrion Ealy Ole Miss
30 Pooka Williams Jr. Kansas
31 CJ Marable Coastal Carolina
32 Jashaun Corbin Florida State
33 Gaej Walker Western Kentucky
34 Josh Johnson ULM
35 Rakeem Boyd Arkansas
36 Bryant Koback Toledo
37 Caleb Huntley Ball State
38 Sincere McCormick UTSA
39 Tyler Goodson Iowa
40 Nakia Watson Wisconsin

— 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.

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