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. Josh Jacobs - RB (GB)

Josh Jacobs didn't play last week. He is playing against the Carolina Panthers this week. We're projecting him for 25.4 carries, 117.9 yards and 0.9 touchdowns.

2. Austin Ekeler - RB (WAS)

Our system projects Austin Ekeler for 16.7 carries, 69.1 yards and 0.6 touchdowns versus the Steelers this week. Ekeler didn't play last week.

3. Christian McCaffrey - RB (SF)

Christian McCaffrey didn't play last week. Christian McCaffrey is against the Raiders this week and is projected for 14.8 carries, 62.4 yards and 0.5 touchdowns.

4. Tony Pollard - RB (TEN)

Tony Pollard didn't play last week. Tony Pollard is against the Ravens this week and is projected for 19.2 carries, 92.0 yards and 0.7 touchdowns.

5. Bijan Robinson - RB (ATL)

Bijan Robinson didn't play last week. Our system projects Bijan Robinson for 25.3 carries, 115.3 yards and 0.7 touchdowns versus the Chiefs this week.

6. Derrick Henry - RB (BAL)

Derrick Henry didn't play last week. He is playing against the Green Bay Packers this week. Our system projects him for 23.6 carries, 95.3 yards and 0.6 touchdowns.

7. Aaron Jones - RB (MIN)

Aaron Jones didn't play last week. He faces the Tennessee Titans this week. Jones is projected for 18.6 carries, 86.9 yards and 0.6 touchdowns.

8. Nick Chubb - RB (CLE)

Nick Chubb faces the Giants this week. We're projecting him for 21.2 carries, 91.0 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. Chubb didn't play last week.

9. Travis Etienne - RB (JAX)

Travis Etienne didn't play last week. He is up against the Bills this week. Etienne is projected for 18.7 carries, 89.4 yards and 0.7 touchdowns.

10. Isiah Pacheco - RB (KC)

Isiah Pacheco didn't play last week. He faces the Falcons this week. Pacheco is projected for 14.1 carries, 64.0 yards and 0.6 touchdowns.

For more, check out our full rankings here.

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