Week 8 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 8.

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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Lastly, the Raiders and Ravens have a bye this week so keep that in mind when setting your lineup.


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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)

Our system projects Alvin Kamara for 12.1 carries, 58.3 yards and 0.6 touchdowns versus the Buccaneers this week. Kamara played against the Seattle Seahawks last week. He ran for 20 carries, 51 yards and zero touchdowns.

2. D'Andre Swift - RB (DET)

D'Andre Swift faces the Philadelphia Eagles this week. Our system projects him for 15.0 carries, 66.7 yards and 0.5 touchdowns. Swift played against the Los Angeles Rams last week. He ran for 13 carries, 48 yards and zero touchdowns.

3. Austin Ekeler - RB (LAC)

Austin Ekeler is playing against the New England Patriots this week. Our system projects him for 11.8 carries, 57.2 yards and 0.3 touchdowns. Ekeler was off last week with a bye.

4. Dalvin Cook - RB (MIN)

Dalvin Cook is up against the Cowboys this week. Our system projects him for 18.6 carries, 90.7 yards and 0.8 touchdowns. Cook was on bye last week.

5. Derrick Henry - RB (TEN)

Derrick Henry faces the Colts this week. Our system projects him for 22.1 carries, 99.8 yards and 1.0 touchdowns. Henry ran for 29 carries, 86 yards and zero touchdowns versus the Kansas City Chiefs last week.

6. Darrell Henderson - RB (LAR)

Darrell Henderson faces the Texans this week. He is projected for 16.5 carries, 86.2 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. Henderson ran for 15 carries, 45 yards and zero touchdowns versus the Detroit Lions last week.

7. Jonathan Taylor - RB (IND)

Jonathan Taylor played against the San Francisco 49ers last week. He ran for 18 carries, 107 yards and 1 touchdown. He faces the Tennessee Titans this week. We're projecting him for 16.4 carries, 85.1 yards and 0.8 touchdowns.

8. Aaron Jones - RB (GB)

Aaron Jones played against the Washington Redskins last week. He ran for 6 carries, 19 yards and zero touchdowns. Aaron Jones is against the Cardinals this week and is projected for 14.3 carries, 68.0 yards and 0.7 touchdowns.

9. Najee Harris - RB (PIT)

Najee Harris faces the Cleveland Browns this week. We're projecting him for 17.2 carries, 70.7 yards and 0.6 touchdowns. Harris was off last week with a bye.

10. Leonard Fournette - RB (TB)

We're projecting 15.4 carries, 69.5 yards and 0.6 touchdowns for Leonard Fournette this week as he faces the Seahawks. Fournette was on bye last week.

For more, check out our full rankings here.

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