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College Fantasy Football 2022 Running Back Rankings

Bijan Robinson, Texas Longhorns Football

Depending on your preference, Texas' Bijan Robinson may be the first running back on your college fantasy draft board for the 2022 season.

Selecting from the top tier of college fantasy running backs in 2022 is comparable to deciding between cookies and cream, rocky road, or cookie dough ice cream – there is simply no wrong answer. Bijan Robinson, Lew Nichols and TreVeyon Henderson are in a class of their own, with very few reasons not to select them in the first round of your CFF drafts this summer.

From there, it comes down to personal preference and league scoring settings that’ll determine the order of priority. Looking for a workhorse that is unlikely to share carries? Wisconsin’s Braelon Allen or UCLA’s Zach Charbonnet are excellent options. In a full-point PPR league? Deuce Vaughn and Jahmyr Gibbs are equally as good catching passes out of the backfield as they are running the football.

There is no shortage of talent at the running back position this year in college fantasy football.

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 to compile these 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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2022 College Fantasy Positional Rankings: Top 200QB I RB I WR I TE I DEF I K

College Fantasy Football RB Rankings for 2022

  1. Bijan Robinson, Texas
  2. Lew Nichols, Central Michigan
  3. TreVeyon Henderson, Ohio State
  4. Rasheen Ali, Marshall
  5. Deuce Vaughn, Kansas State
  6. Jahmyr Gibbs, Alabama
  7. Zach Charbonnet, UCLA
  8. Braelon Allen, Wisconsin
  9. Jordan Mims, Fresno State
  10. Sean Tucker, Syracuse
  11. Tavion Thomas, Utah
  12. DeWayne McBride, UAB
  13. Devon Achane, Texas A&M
  14. Will Shipley, Clemson
  15. Titus Swen, Wyoming
  16. Blake Corum, Michigan
  17. Zach Evans, Ole Miss
  18. Tank Bigsby, Auburn
  19. Dominic Richardson, Oklahoma State
  20. Nathaniel Peat, Missouri
  21. Braydon Bennett, Coastal Carolina
  22. Donovan Edwards, Michigan
  23. Camar Wheaton, SMU
  24. Corey Kiner, Cincinnati
  25. Mohamed Ibrahim, Minnesota
  26. Harrison Waylee, Northern Illinois
  27. Byron Cardwell, Oregon
  28. Keaton Mitchell, East Carolina
  29. Chase Brown, Illinois
  30. Chris Smith, Louisiana
  31. Isaiah Bowser, UCF
  32. Blake Watson, Old Dominion
  33. George Holani, Boise State
  34. Marquez Cooper, Kent State
  35. Travis Dye, USC
  36. Camerun Peoples, Appalachian State
  37. Kendre Miller, TCU
  38. Taye McWilliams, Baylor
  39. Antario Brown, Northern Illinois
  40. Christopher Brooks, BYU
  41. Raheim Sanders, Arkansas
  42. Frank Gore, Jr., Southern Miss
  43. Trevion Cooley, Louisville
  44. Jihrel Brock, Iowa State
  45. Jabari Small, Tennessee
  46. Ellis Merriweather, UMass
  47. Gavin Williams, Iowa
  48. E.J. Smith, Stanford
  49. Trelon Smith, UTSA
  50. Devin Neal, Kansas
  51. Chris Tyree, Notre Dame
  52. Nick Singleton, Penn State
  53. Chris Rodriguez, Kentucky
  54. Dedrick Parson, Hawaii
  55. Carson Steele, Ball State
  56. Ron Cook Jr., Buffalo
  57. British Brooks, North Carolina
  58. Sean Tyler, Western Michigan
  59. Kimani Vidal, Troy
  60. Jaylan Knighton, Miami (Fla.)
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