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College Fantasy Football 2021 Running Back Rankings

Breece Hall, Iowa State Cyclones football

Breece Hall is the cream of the crop for running backs in college fantasy football this season

It should come as no surprise that Iowa State’s Breece Hall is the No. 1 college fantasy football running back entering the 2021 season after rushing for 1,572 yards and 21 touchdowns last year, along with 23 catches and two more scores coming out of the backfield.

As for who comes after Hall in the running back rankings, that has been a hotly-contested debate this offseason with up-and-comer Bijan Robinson (Texas) who looks primed for a breakout season or an established upperclassman like Mohamed Ibrahim (Minnesota) who averaged 28.7 rushing attempts per game in 2020 – the most in the nation.

Regardless of the order, there is no shortage of talent at the running back position this year in college fantasy football.

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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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2021 College Fantasy Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DEF I K I Top 200

College Fantasy Football RB Rankings for 2021

RankNameSchool

1

Breece Hall

Iowa State

2

Bijan Robinson

Texas

3

Mohamed Ibrahim

Minnesota

4

Sincere McCormick

UTSA

5

Leddie Brown

West Virginia

6

Tank Bigsby

Auburn

7

Ronnie Rivers

Fresno State

8

Kyren Williams

Notre Dame

9

Isaiah Spiller

Texas A&M

10

Kevin Marks

Buffalo

11

Jerome Ford

Cincinnati

12

Xazavian Valladay

Wyoming

13

Jalen Berger

Wisconsin

14

Ulysses Bentley

SMU

15

Austin Jones

Stanford

16

Jahmyr Gibbs

Georgia Tech

17

Calvin Turner

Hawaii

18

Bryant Koback

Toledo

19

Christopher Rodriguez Jr.

Kentucky

20

Greg Bell

San Diego State

21

D'Vonte Price

FIU

22

Eric Gray

Oklahoma

23

Jarek Broussard

Colorado

24

Lew Nichols

Central Michigan

25

Deuce Vaughn

Kansas State

26

Kevin Harris

South Carolina

27

George Holani

Boise State

28

Tyler Allgeier

BYU

29

DeWayne McBride

UAB

30

Camerun Peoples

Appalachian State

31

Tyler Badie

Missouri

32

Jerrion Ealy

Ole Miss

33

Cam Porter

Northwestern

34

Rachaad White

Arizona State

35

Tyler Goodson

Iowa

36

De'Montre Tuggle

Ohio

37

Ty Chandler

North Carolina

38

Chris Smith

Louisiana

39

La'Darius Jefferson

Western Michigan

40

Jalen Mitchell

Louisville

41

Kobe Lewis

Central Michigan

42

Frank Gore Jr.

Southern Miss

43

Jashaun Corbin

Florida State

44

Brian Robinson Jr.

Alabama

45

Max Borghi

Washington State

46

Master Teague

Ohio State

47

Reese White

Coastal Carolina

48

Destin Coates

Georgia State

49

Mataeo Durant

Duke

50

CJ Verdell

Oregon

51

Keyon Henry-Brooks

Louisiana Tech

52

Charles Williams

UNLV

53

Brittain Brown

UCLA

54

Zamir White

Georgia

55

Teon Dollard

Akron

56

Trelon Smith

Arkansas

57

Kimani Vidal

Troy

58

Kenneth Walker

Michigan State

59

Micah Bernard

Utah

60

Zonovan Knight

NC State

61

Zander Horvath

Purdue

62

Toa Taua

Nevada

63

Chip Traynaum

Arizona State

64

Zach Evans

TCU

65

David Bailey

Colorado State

66

Deshaun Fenwick

Oregon State

67

Tyjae Spears

Tulane

68

Chase Brown

Illinois

69

Oscar Adaway

North Texas

70

Christian Beal-Smith

Wake Forest

71

Jo'quavious Marks

Mississippi State

72

Brad Roberts

Air Force

73

SaRodorick Thompson

Texas Tech

74

Kevin Mensah

Connecticut

75

Kobe Pace

Clemson

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