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 2.
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No teams have a bye week this week, so you have a full slate of players to choose from.
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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1. Christian McCaffrey - RB (CAR)
Our system projects Christian McCaffrey for no carries, 69.1 yards and 0.6 touchdowns versus the Buccaneers this week. McCaffrey ran for 23 carries, 97 yards and 2 touchdowns versus the Las Vegas Raiders last week.
2. Ezekiel Elliott - RB (DAL)
3. Derrick Henry - RB (TEN)
Derrick Henry played against the Denver Broncos last week. He ran for 31 carries, 116 yards and zero touchdowns. He is up against the Jaguars this week. Our system projects him for no carries, 105.0 yards and 0.9 touchdowns.
4. Alvin Kamara - RB (NO)
Alvin Kamara is up against the Raiders this week. We're projecting him for 13.7 carries, 54.5 yards and 0.5 touchdowns. Against the Buccaneers last week, Kamara ran for 12 carries, 16 yards and 1 touchdown.
5. Saquon Barkley - RB (NYG)
Last week, Saquon Barkley faced the Steelers. He ran for 15 carries, 6 yards and zero touchdowns. Our system projects Saquon Barkley for no carries, 69.2 yards and 0.5 touchdowns versus the Bears this week.
6. Dalvin Cook - RB (MIN)
7. Austin Ekeler - RB (LAC)
Last week, Austin Ekeler faced the Bengals. He ran for 19 carries, 84 yards and zero touchdowns. He is playing against the Kansas City Chiefs this week. Our system projects him for no carries, 56.1 yards and 0.3 touchdowns.
8. Josh Jacobs - RB (LV)
Josh Jacobs is playing against the New Orleans Saints this week. We're projecting him for no carries, 79.4 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. Jacobs played against the Carolina Panthers last week. He ran for 25 carries, 93 yards and 3 touchdowns.
9. Kenyan Drake - RB (ARI)
Last week, Kenyan Drake faced the Patriots. He ran for 16 carries, 60 yards and 1 touchdown. We're projecting no carries, 67.2 yards and 0.6 touchdowns for Kenyan Drake this week as he faces the Bills.
10. Jonathan Taylor - RB (IND)
Jonathan Taylor ran for 9 carries, 22 yards and zero touchdowns versus the Jacksonville Jaguars last week. Jonathan Taylor is against the Vikings this week and is projected for no carries, 69.4 yards and 0.6 touchdowns.
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