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. Christian McCaffrey - RB (CAR)

Christian McCaffrey played against the New Orleans Saints last week. He ran for 24 carries, 72 yards and 1 touchdown. We're projecting 17.1 carries, 78.4 yards and 0.7 touchdowns for Christian McCaffrey this week as he faces the Texans.

2. Alvin Kamara - RB (NO)

Alvin Kamara faces the Patriots this week. He is projected for 14.0 carries, 68.5 yards and 0.6 touchdowns. Against the Panthers last week, Kamara ran for 8 carries, 5 yards and zero touchdowns.

3. Aaron Jones - RB (GB)

Aaron Jones faces the San Francisco 49ers this week. He is projected for 14.8 carries, 66.7 yards and 0.6 touchdowns. Jones played against the Detroit Lions last week. He ran for 17 carries, 67 yards and 1 touchdown.

4. Austin Ekeler - RB (LAC)

Last week, Austin Ekeler faced the Cowboys. He ran for 9 carries, 54 yards and zero touchdowns. He is up against the Chiefs this week. Our system projects him for 11.8 carries, 49.6 yards and 0.4 touchdowns.

5. Saquon Barkley - RB (NYG)

We're projecting 16.8 carries, 71.0 yards and 0.6 touchdowns for Saquon Barkley this week as he faces the Falcons. Against the Redskins last week, Barkley ran for 13 carries, 57 yards and zero touchdowns.

6. Derrick Henry - RB (TEN)

Derrick Henry played against the Seattle Seahawks last week. He ran for 35 carries, 182 yards and 3 touchdowns. Our system projects Derrick Henry for 20.1 carries, 95.2 yards and 0.9 touchdowns versus the Colts this week.

7. Najee Harris - RB (PIT)

Against the Raiders last week, Najee Harris ran for 10 carries, 38 yards and zero touchdowns. Najee Harris is against the Bengals this week and is projected for 16.1 carries, 69.8 yards and 0.6 touchdowns.

8. Joe Mixon - RB (CIN)

Our system projects Joe Mixon for 18.4 carries, 70.5 yards and 0.5 touchdowns versus the Steelers this week. Mixon played against the Chicago Bears last week. He ran for 20 carries, 69 yards and zero touchdowns.

9. Ezekiel Elliott - RB (DAL)

Our system projects Ezekiel Elliott for 16.5 carries, 74.9 yards and 0.6 touchdowns versus the Eagles this week. Last week, Elliott faced the Chargers. He ran for 16 carries, 71 yards and 1 touchdown.

10. D'Andre Swift - RB (DET)

D'Andre Swift is against the Ravens this week and is projected for 10.9 carries, 47.2 yards and 0.4 touchdowns. Swift ran for 8 carries, 37 yards and zero touchdowns versus the Green Bay Packers last week.

For more, check out our full rankings here.

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