Week 2 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 2.

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)

Against the Jets last week, Christian McCaffrey ran for 21 carries, 98 yards and zero touchdowns. He is up against the Saints this week. Our system projects him for 15.6 carries, 69.7 yards and 0.6 touchdowns.

2. Alvin Kamara - RB (NO)

Alvin Kamara ran for 20 carries, 83 yards and zero touchdowns versus the Green Bay Packers last week. Our system projects Alvin Kamara for 14.7 carries, 73.1 yards and 0.8 touchdowns versus the Panthers this week.

3. Dalvin Cook - RB (MIN)

Dalvin Cook is against the Cardinals this week and is projected for 19.2 carries, 90.8 yards and 0.8 touchdowns. Cook played against the Cincinnati Bengals last week. He ran for 20 carries, 61 yards and 1 touchdown.

4. Aaron Jones - RB (GB)

Last week, Aaron Jones faced the Saints. He ran for 5 carries, 9 yards and zero touchdowns. He faces the Detroit Lions this week. Our system projects him for 14.1 carries, 80.9 yards and 0.8 touchdowns.

5. Austin Ekeler - RB (LAC)

Austin Ekeler played against the Washington Redskins last week. He ran for 15 carries, 57 yards and 1 touchdown. He faces the Dallas Cowboys this week. Ekeler is projected for 12.3 carries, 58.2 yards and 0.3 touchdowns.

6. Nick Chubb - RB (CLE)

We're projecting 18.3 carries, 98.2 yards and 0.8 touchdowns for Nick Chubb this week as he faces the Texans. Against the Chiefs last week, Chubb ran for 15 carries, 83 yards and 2 touchdowns.

7. Najee Harris - RB (PIT)

Last week, Najee Harris faced the Bills. He ran for 16 carries, 45 yards and zero touchdowns. He faces the Raiders this week. We're projecting him for 16.6 carries, 69.5 yards and 0.6 touchdowns.

8. Joe Mixon - RB (CIN)

Joe Mixon ran for 29 carries, 127 yards and 1 touchdown versus the Minnesota Vikings last week. He is up against the Bears this week. We're projecting him for 19.7 carries, 79.5 yards and 0.5 touchdowns.

9. Chris Carson - RB (SEA)

Chris Carson is against the Titans this week and is projected for 14.3 carries, 66.6 yards and 0.5 touchdowns. Last week, Carson faced the Colts. He ran for 16 carries, 91 yards and zero touchdowns.

10. D'Andre Swift - RB (DET)

D'Andre Swift is against the Packers this week and is projected for 10.9 carries, 46.6 yards and 0.5 touchdowns. Swift ran for 11 carries, 39 yards and zero touchdowns versus the San Francisco 49ers last week.

For more, check out our full rankings here.

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