Week 3 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 3.

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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. Austin Ekeler - RB (LAC)

Last week, Austin Ekeler faced the Chiefs. He ran for 14 carries, 39 yards and zero touchdowns. Our system projects Austin Ekeler for 13.7 carries, 61.5 yards and 0.5 touchdowns versus the Jaguars this week.

2. Dalvin Cook - RB (MIN)

Against the Eagles last week, Dalvin Cook ran for 6 carries, 17 yards and zero touchdowns. Our system projects Dalvin Cook for 15.6 carries, 82.5 yards and 0.7 touchdowns versus the Lions this week.

3. Christian McCaffrey - RB (SF)

Christian McCaffrey ran for 15 carries, 102 yards and zero touchdowns versus the New York Giants last week. He is playing against the New Orleans Saints this week. McCaffrey is projected for 17.6 carries, 71.1 yards and 0.5 touchdowns.

4. Saquon Barkley - RB (NYG)

Saquon Barkley is against the Cowboys this week and is projected for 17.0 carries, 73.0 yards and 0.5 touchdowns. Against the Panthers last week, Barkley ran for 21 carries, 72 yards and zero touchdowns.

5. Leonard Fournette - RB (TB)

Leonard Fournette played against the Indianapolis Colts last week. He ran for 24 carries, 65 yards and zero touchdowns. Leonard Fournette is against the Chargers this week and is projected for 15.6 carries, 73.0 yards and 0.6 touchdowns.

6. Jonathan Taylor - RB (IND)

We're projecting 16.5 carries, 81.9 yards and 0.8 touchdowns for Jonathan Taylor this week as he faces the Chiefs. Taylor played against the Jacksonville Jaguars last week. He ran for 9 carries, 54 yards and zero touchdowns.

7. Joe Mixon - RB (CIN)

Last week, Joe Mixon faced the Cowboys. He ran for 19 carries, 57 yards and zero touchdowns. Joe Mixon is against the Jets this week and is projected for 17.2 carries, 74.7 yards and 0.6 touchdowns.

8. Derrick Henry - RB (TEN)

Derrick Henry is up against the Raiders this week. He is projected for 20.1 carries, 93.7 yards and 0.8 touchdowns. Last week, Henry faced the Bills. He ran for 13 carries, 25 yards and 1 touchdown.

9. Alvin Kamara - RB (NO)

Last week, Alvin Kamara faced the Buccaneers. He ran for zero carries, zero yards and zero touchdowns. We're projecting 13.3 carries, 58.2 yards and 0.5 touchdowns for Alvin Kamara this week as he faces the Panthers.

10. D'Andre Swift - RB (DET)

D'Andre Swift is playing against the Minnesota Vikings this week. We're projecting him for 12.4 carries, 51.1 yards and 0.4 touchdowns. Swift played against the Washington Redskins last week. He ran for 5 carries, 56 yards and zero touchdowns.

For more, check out our full rankings here.

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