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.
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. Alvin Kamara - RB (NO)
Alvin Kamara ran for 13 carries, 79 yards and 2 touchdowns versus the Las Vegas Raiders last week. He is up against the Packers this week. We're projecting him for no carries, 59.0 yards and 0.7 touchdowns.
2. Ezekiel Elliott - RB (DAL)
Ezekiel Elliott faces the Seattle Seahawks this week. We're projecting him for no carries, 86.6 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. Elliott ran for 22 carries, 89 yards and 1 touchdown versus the Atlanta Falcons last week.
3. Aaron Jones - RB (GB)
Aaron Jones is against the Saints this week and is projected for 16.8 carries, 64.8 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. Jones played against the Detroit Lions last week. He ran for 18 carries, 168 yards and 2 touchdowns.
4. Miles Sanders - RB (PHI)
Miles Sanders ran for 20 carries, 95 yards and 1 touchdown versus the Los Angeles Rams last week. He is up against the Bengals this week. Our system projects him for no carries, 71.8 yards and 0.6 touchdowns.
5. Dalvin Cook - RB (MIN)
6. Derrick Henry - RB (TEN)
Our system projects Derrick Henry for no carries, 103.8 yards and 0.8 touchdowns versus the Vikings this week. Henry played against the Jacksonville Jaguars last week. He ran for 25 carries, 84 yards and zero 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)
9. Chris Carson - RB (SEA)
Chris Carson faces the Dallas Cowboys this week. Our system projects him for no carries, 65.1 yards and 0.5 touchdowns. Carson played against the New England Patriots last week. He ran for 17 carries, 72 yards and zero touchdowns.
10. Josh Jacobs - RB (LV)
We're projecting no carries, 70.3 yards and 0.6 touchdowns for Josh Jacobs this week as he faces the Patriots. Jacobs ran for 27 carries, 88 yards and zero touchdowns versus the New Orleans Saints last week.
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