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Week 3 Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings

Are you frustrated with the running back position yet? Usually, the first two weeks of the season aren’t too kind to the position, as injuries always make an impact. This year, Marlon Mack and Saquon Barkley have already been lost for the year, while Le’Veon Bell and Phillip Lindsay are set to miss at least a few more weeks. Throw in a potential ailments to Christian McCaffrey, Cam Akers, and Raheem Mostert, and potential sleepers/waiver wire pickups are figuring more prominently into our Week 3 fantasy RB rankings. 

Committees are also having a big effect on our rankings, especially with a few of them facing highly favorable matchups in Week 3. The Chargers RBs have a great matchup against a porous Panthers run defense. That will make Austin Ekeler a likely RB1 in standard and a sure-fire RB1 in PPR formats while Joshua Kelley looks like a legit RB2. Additionally, the Bears backs, David Montgomery and Tarik Cohen, should get a chance to do some damage against the Falcons defense, while the Ravens backfield trio of Mark Ingram, Gus Edwards, and JK Dobbins are all potentially in play because of how bad the Chiefs run defense is.

WEEK 3 PPR RANKINGS:
QuarterbackWide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

On the flip side, you have a few committees that are either thoroughly confounding or facing tough matchups. The Bills committee of Zack Moss and Devin Singletary square off against the Rams, who haven’t been particularly good against RBs but it’s tough to tell which back is worth more. The Bucs backfield is similarly frustrating. It’s led by two good runners and has a decent matchup against Denver, but will Leonard Fournette or Ronald Jones II get more touches? Your guess is as good as ours.

WEEK 3 STANDARD RANKINGS:
QuarterbackRunning back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

The Dolphins (@ Jaguars) and 49ers (@ Giants) are also in good spots, but the Giants (vs. 49ers) and Rams (@ Bills) are in much more precarious positions. Consider all of their backs no more than flex plays (unless Mostert is active). 

Reminder: As always, we expect to make plenty of changes to these RB rankings throughout the week, so check back for updates.

These rankings are for standard, non-PPR leagues.

  • Panthers @ Chargers

  • Titans @ Vikings

  • Vikings vs. Titans

  • Cowboys @ Seahawks

  • Cardinals vs. Lions

  • Colts vs. Jets

  • Saints vs. Packers

  • Chargers vs. Panthers

  • Chiefs @ Ravens

  • Bears @ Falcons

  • Eagles vs. Bengals

  • Packers @ Saints

  • Raiders @ Patriots

  • Browns vs. Washington

  • Bengals @ Eagles

  • Steelers vs. Texans

  • Broncos vs. Buccaneers

  • Seahawks vs. Cowboys

  • 49ers @ Giants

  • Falcons vs. Bears

  • Jaguars vs. Dolphins

  • Ravens vs. Chiefs

  • Chargers vs. Panthers

  • Texans @ Steelers

  • Browns vs. Washington

  • 26 Antonio Gibson, WAS @ CLE
    27 JK Dobbins, BAL vs. KC
    28 Leonard Fournette, TB @ DEN
    29 Sony Michel, NE vs. LV
    30 Dion Lewis, NYG vs. SF
    31 Cam Akers, LAR @ BUF
    32 Zack Moss, BUF vs. LAR
    33 Malcolm Brown, LAR @ BUF
    34 Frank Gore, NYJ @ IND
    35 Ronald Jones II, TB @ DEN
    36 Devin Singletary, BUF vs. LAR
    37 D’Andre Swift, DET @ ARZ
    38 Tarik Cohen, CHI @ ATL
    39 Myles Gaskin, MIA @ JAX
    40 James White, NE vs. LV
    41 Gus Edwards, BAL vs. KC
    42 Darrell Henderson, LAR @ BUF
    43 Jerick McKinnon, SF @ NYG
    44 Jordan Howard, MIA @ JAX
    45 Kerryon Johnson, DET @ ARZ
    46 Adrian Peterson, DET @ ARZ
    47 Wayne Gallman, NYG vs. SF
    48 Matt Breida, MIA @ JAX
    49 Nyheim Hines, IND vs. NYJ
    50 Latavius Murray, NO vs. GB
    51 Jamaal Williams, GB @ NO
    52 Tevin Coleman, SF @ NYG
    53 Carlos Hyde, SEA vs. DAL
    54 Chris Thompson, JAX vs. MIA
    55 LeSean McCoy, TB @ DEN
    56 Boston Scott, PHI vs. CIN
    57 Alexander Mattison, MIN vs. TEN
    58 Royce Freeman, DEN vs. TB
    59 Chase Edmonds, ARZ vs. DET
    60 Benny Snell Jr., PIT vs. HOU
    61 Darwin Thompson, KC @ BAL
    62 Giovani Bernard, CIN @ PHI
    63 Tony Pollard, DAL @ SEA
    64 Peyton Barber, WAS @ CLE
    65 Mike Davis, CAR @ LAC
    66 Brian Hill, ATL vs. CHI
    67 Rex Burkhead, NE vs. LV
    68 Corey Clement, PHI vs. CIN
    69 La’Mical Perine NYJ @ IND
    70 J.D. McKissic, WAS @ CLE
    71 Devontae Booker, LV @ NE
    72 AJ Dillon, GB @ NO
    73 Jalen Richard, LV @ NE

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