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.

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. Alvin Kamara - RB (NO)

Alvin Kamara is up against the Packers this week. Our system projects him for no carries, 59.0 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. Kamara played against the Las Vegas Raiders last week. He ran for 13 carries, 79 yards and 2 touchdowns.

2. Ezekiel Elliott - RB (DAL)

Last week, Ezekiel Elliott faced the Falcons. He ran for 22 carries, 89 yards and 1 touchdown. Ezekiel Elliott is against the Seahawks this week and is projected for no carries, 86.6 yards and 0.7 touchdowns.

3. Aaron Jones - RB (GB)

Aaron Jones ran for 18 carries, 168 yards and 2 touchdowns versus the Detroit Lions last week. He is up against the Saints this week. Our system projects him for 16.8 carries, 64.8 yards and 0.7 touchdowns.

4. Miles Sanders - RB (PHI)

We're projecting no carries, 71.8 yards and 0.6 touchdowns for Miles Sanders this week as he faces the Bengals. Sanders played against the Los Angeles Rams last week. He ran for 20 carries, 95 yards and 1 touchdown.

5. Dalvin Cook - RB (MIN)

Dalvin Cook is against the Titans this week and is projected for no carries, 73.9 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. Against the Colts last week, Cook ran for 14 carries, 63 yards and 1 touchdown.

6. Derrick Henry - RB (TEN)

Against the Jaguars last week, Derrick Henry ran for 25 carries, 84 yards and zero touchdowns. He faces the Minnesota Vikings this week. We're projecting him for no carries, 103.8 yards and 0.8 touchdowns.

7. Austin Ekeler - RB (LAC)

Last week, Austin Ekeler faced the Chiefs. He ran for 16 carries, 93 yards and zero touchdowns. He faces the Carolina Panthers this week. Ekeler is projected for no carries, 58.9 yards and 0.3 touchdowns.

8. Jonathan Taylor - RB (IND)

Jonathan Taylor ran for 26 carries, 101 yards and 1 touchdown versus the Minnesota Vikings last week. He faces the Jets this week. We're projecting him for no carries, 77.5 yards and 0.7 touchdowns.

9. Chris Carson - RB (SEA)

Last week, Chris Carson faced the Patriots. He ran for 17 carries, 72 yards and zero touchdowns. He is up against the Cowboys this week. We're projecting him for no carries, 65.1 yards and 0.5 touchdowns.

10. Josh Jacobs - RB (LV)

Josh Jacobs faces the Patriots this week. Our system projects him for no carries, 70.3 yards and 0.6 touchdowns. Against the Saints last week, Jacobs ran for 27 carries, 88 yards and zero touchdowns.

For more, check out our full rankings here.

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