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. Josh Jacobs - RB (GB)

Josh Jacobs was on bye last week. He is up against the Chargers this week. We're projecting him for 25.4 carries, 117.9 yards and 0.9 touchdowns.

2. Austin Ekeler - RB (WAS)

Austin Ekeler was on bye last week. Austin Ekeler is against the Raiders this week and is projected for 16.7 carries, 69.1 yards and 0.6 touchdowns.

3. Christian McCaffrey - RB (SF)

Christian McCaffrey had a bye last week. He faces the Saints this week. McCaffrey is projected for 14.8 carries, 62.4 yards and 0.5 touchdowns.

4. Tony Pollard - RB (TEN)

Tony Pollard had a bye last week. We're projecting 19.2 carries, 92.0 yards and 0.7 touchdowns for Tony Pollard this week as he faces the Browns.

5. Bijan Robinson - RB (ATL)

Bijan Robinson was off last week with a bye. He faces the Steelers this week. Robinson is projected for 25.3 carries, 115.3 yards and 0.7 touchdowns.

6. Derrick Henry - RB (BAL)

Derrick Henry is playing against the Chicago Bears this week. Our system projects him for 23.6 carries, 95.3 yards and 0.6 touchdowns. Henry was on bye last week.

7. Aaron Jones - RB (MIN)

Aaron Jones faces the Eagles this week. We're projecting him for 18.6 carries, 86.9 yards and 0.6 touchdowns. Jones was off last week with a bye.

8. Nick Chubb - RB (CLE)

Nick Chubb had a bye last week. He is up against the Cowboys this week. Our system projects him for 21.2 carries, 91.0 yards and 0.7 touchdowns.

9. Travis Etienne - RB (JAX)

Our system projects Travis Etienne for 18.7 carries, 89.4 yards and 0.7 touchdowns versus the Dolphins this week. Etienne was off last week with a bye.

10. Isiah Pacheco - RB (KC)

Isiah Pacheco is playing against the Baltimore Ravens this week. We're projecting him for 14.1 carries, 64.0 yards and 0.6 touchdowns. Pacheco had a bye last week.

For more, check out our full rankings here.

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