Week 1 RB Fantasy Football Rankings

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True stud running backs are difficult to find in fantasy football.

It's not easy to just draft a couple of great RBs and then plug them in every week. You need to draft many running backs, scour the waiver wire, watch for injuries and play the matchups.

And with most leagues requiring you to start two, three or even four running backs, it means that you have to be smart and dig deep at the position.

To help you out, I put together this summary of our top 10 ranked running backs for week 1.

You can also check out our full list of RB rankings or use our free who should I start tool for an interactive way to use our fantasy football rankings.

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No teams have a bye week this week, so you have a full slate of players to choose from.


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Full Rankings

If you want to dive head-first into the full set of projections for this week, here are our rankings for each format:

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Rankings Summary

1. Christian McCaffrey - RB (CAR)

Christian McCaffrey is up against the Raiders this week. Our system projects him for no carries, 72.7 yards and 0.6 touchdowns. McCaffrey had a bye last week.

2. Austin Ekeler - RB (LAC)

Austin Ekeler had a bye last week. He is up against the Bengals this week. Our system projects him for no carries, 48.8 yards and 0.3 touchdowns.

3. Alvin Kamara - RB (NO)

Alvin Kamara is playing against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week. Our system projects him for no carries, 57.4 yards and 0.5 touchdowns. Kamara was on bye last week.

4. Ezekiel Elliott - RB (DAL)

Ezekiel Elliott is playing against the Los Angeles Rams this week. He is projected for no carries, 81.3 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. Elliott had a bye last week.

5. Derrick Henry - RB (TEN)

Derrick Henry was off last week with a bye. He is playing against the Denver Broncos this week. Our system projects him for no carries, 96.9 yards and 0.8 touchdowns.

6. Dalvin Cook - RB (MIN)

Dalvin Cook faces the Packers this week. He is projected for no carries, 73.3 yards and 0.6 touchdowns. Cook was off last week with a bye.

7. Saquon Barkley - RB (NYG)

Saquon Barkley had a bye last week. He faces the Pittsburgh Steelers this week. Barkley is projected for no carries, 75.4 yards and 0.6 touchdowns.

8. Josh Jacobs - RB (LV)

Josh Jacobs is up against the Panthers this week. We're projecting him for no carries, 86.6 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. Jacobs had a bye last week.

9. Clyde Edwards-Helaire - RB (KC)

Clyde Edwards-Helaire is playing against the Houston Texans this week. He is projected for no carries, 58.7 yards and 0.5 touchdowns. Edwards-Helaire was off last week with a bye.

10. James Conner - RB (PIT)

James Conner had a bye last week. He faces the New York Giants this week. Conner is projected for no carries, 65.9 yards and 0.5 touchdowns.

For more, check out our full rankings here.

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