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)
Against the Raiders last week, Christian McCaffrey ran for 23 carries, 97 yards and 2 touchdowns. He is playing against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week. We're projecting him for no carries, 69.1 yards and 0.6 touchdowns.
2. Ezekiel Elliott - RB (DAL)
Ezekiel Elliott is up against the Falcons this week. We're projecting him for no carries, 86.8 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. Against the Rams last week, Elliott ran for 22 carries, 96 yards and 1 touchdown.
3. Derrick Henry - RB (TEN)
Derrick Henry faces the Jacksonville Jaguars this week. Our system projects him for no carries, 105.0 yards and 0.9 touchdowns. Henry ran for 31 carries, 116 yards and zero touchdowns versus the Denver Broncos last week.
4. Alvin Kamara - RB (NO)
Alvin Kamara ran for 12 carries, 16 yards and 1 touchdown versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week. Alvin Kamara is against the Raiders this week and is projected for 13.7 carries, 54.5 yards and 0.5 touchdowns.
5. Saquon Barkley - RB (NYG)
Saquon Barkley faces the Chicago Bears this week. Our system projects him for no carries, 69.2 yards and 0.5 touchdowns. Against the Steelers last week, Barkley ran for 15 carries, 6 yards and zero touchdowns.
6. Dalvin Cook - RB (MIN)
7. Austin Ekeler - RB (LAC)
Against the Bengals last week, Austin Ekeler ran for 19 carries, 84 yards and zero touchdowns. Our system projects Austin Ekeler for no carries, 56.1 yards and 0.3 touchdowns versus the Chiefs this week.
8. Josh Jacobs - RB (LV)
Last week, Josh Jacobs faced the Panthers. He ran for 25 carries, 93 yards and 3 touchdowns. Josh Jacobs is against the Saints this week and is projected for no carries, 79.4 yards and 0.7 touchdowns.
9. Kenyan Drake - RB (ARI)
10. Jonathan Taylor - RB (IND)
Jonathan Taylor faces the Minnesota Vikings this week. Our system projects him for no carries, 69.4 yards and 0.6 touchdowns. Taylor played against the Jacksonville Jaguars last week. He ran for 9 carries, 22 yards and zero touchdowns.
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