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 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)
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)
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)
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