Week 1 Fantasy RB PPR Rankings: Should-starts, sleepers, potential busts

In a yr that appears very skinny on the working again place, these enjoying in PPR fantasy leagues need to have some sense of reduction. Because of an elevated quantity of pass-catching RBs throughout the league, PPR codecs create extra viable RB2s and flex performs for fantasy homeowners to think about in begin ’em, sit ’em selections. After all, there’s added stress at instances to select the correct participant, particularly with some unsettled backfields throughout the league, however our Week 1 fantasy RB PPR rankings attempt to assist kind by means of these troublesome committees.

For essentially the most half, the highest backs in commonplace and PPR are the identical. Usually, these gamers are three-down workhorses who see a excessive quantity of carries however may also catch passes. Positive, Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Alvin Kamara transfer up a bit as a result of they undertaking to be big-time receivers, however they don’t seem to be shifting a ton. Issues actually begin to change within the RB2 and flex territory, as receiving backs grow to be extra useful whereas conventional ground-and-pound guys transfer down a bit.

WEEK 1 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Working again | Huge receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

The perfect instance of the backs that transfer down are Derrick Henry and Mark Ingram. Whereas each determine to get a good quantity of carries, neither did a lot as a receiver final yr. Henry has averaged lower than a catch per recreation throughout his profession whereas Ingram had simply 29 targets final yr and may have to compete with JK Dobbins for backfield work.

WEEK 1 PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Huge receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

Tarik Cohen, he is an excellent instance of a participant that strikes up in PPR codecs. Together with him, James White, Duke Johnson, and Chris Thompson all match the mildew of conventional pass-catching backs that could possibly be flex performs if given a large enough position of their respective offenses. Of the group, White has essentially the most RB2 upside as he has been focused 99 instances per 16 video games the previous 4 years, although Cohen may need extra worth this week due to David Montgomery’s groin damage. Equally, rookie Antonio Gibson would possibly get extra carries than anticipated this week after the discharge of Adrian Peterson, so he is an actual PPR sleeper given what we already learn about his pass-catching prowess. 

Additionally, when you’re in a variant of full-point PPR comparable to half-point PPR leagues, you possibly can simply cut up the distinction between these rankings and our commonplace RB rankings. Once more, it principally impacts the RB2/flex vary, so that is the spot to look out for.

Reminder: Verify again for updates through the week.

Week 1 Fantasy RB PPR Rankings

These rankings are for full-point PPR leagues.

Rank
Participant
1
Christian McCaffrey, CAR vs. LV
2
Josh Jacobs, LV @ CAR
three
Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC vs. HOU
four
Saquon Barkley, NYG vs. PIT
5
Alvin Kamara, NO vs. TB
6
Ezekiel Elliott, DAL @ LAR
7
Dalvin Prepare dinner, MIN vs. GB
eight
Austin Ekeler, LAC @ CIN
9
Aaron Jones, GB @ MIN
10
Miles Sanders, PHI @ WAS
11
Derrick Henry, TEN @ DEN
12
Kenyan Drake, ARZ @ SF
13
Joe Mixon, CIN vs. LAC
14
Chris Carson, SEA @ ATL
15
David Johnson, HOU @ KC
16
Nick Chubb, CLE @ BAL
17
Raheem Mostert, SF vs. ARZ
18
Le’Veon Bell, NYJ @ BUF
19
Devin Singletary, BUF vs. NYJ
20
Mark Ingram, BAL vs. CLE
21
James Conner, PIT @ NYG
22
Todd Gurley, ATL @ SEA
23
Jonathan Taylor, IND @ JAX
24
Tarik Cohen, CHI @ DET
25
Melvin Gordon, DEN vs. TEN
26
Cam Akers, LAR vs. DAL
27
Leonard Fournette, TB @ NO
28
Kareem Hunt, CLE @ BAL
29
Antonio Gibson, WAS vs. PHI
30
James White, NE vs. MIA
31
Duke Johnson, HOU @ KC
32
Chris Thompson, JAX vs. IND
33
Marlon Mack, IND @ JAX
34
JK Dobbins, BAL vs. CLE
35
Phillip Lindsay, DEN vs. TEN
36
D’Andre Swift, DET vs. CHI
37
Tevin Coleman, SF vs. ARZ
38
Matt Breida, MIA @ NE
39
Latavius Murray, NO vs. TB
40
Kerryon Johnson, DET vs. CHI
41
Sony Michel, NE vs. MIA
42
Jordan Howard, MIA @ NE
43
Zack Moss, BUF vs. NYJ
44
Boston Scott, PHI @ WAS
45
Justin Jackson, LAC @ CIN
46
Devine Ozigbo, JAX vs. IND
47
Chase Edmonds, ARZ @ SF
48
Ronald Jones II, TB @ NO
49
Cordarelle Patterson, CHI @ DET
50
Nyheim Hines, IND @ JAX
51
Jerick McKinnon, SF vs. ARZ
52
Jamaal Williams, GB @ MIN
53
Bryce Love, WAS vs. PHI
54
James Robinson, JAX vs. IND
55
Jalen Richard, LV @ CAR
56
Darrell Henderson, LAR vs. DAL
57
Alexander Mattison, MIN vs. GB
58
Darrynton Evans, TEN @ DEN
59
Dion Lewis, NYG vs. PIT
60
J.D. McKissic, WAS vs. PHI
61
Giovani Bernard, CIN vs. LAC
62
Ito Smith, ATL vs. SEA
63
Carlos Hyde, SEA @ ATL
64
LeSean McCoy, TB @ NO
65
Tony Pollard, DAL @ LAR
66
Joshua Kelley, LAC @ CIN
67
Peyton Barber, WAS vs. PHI
68
Anthony McFarland Jr., PIT @ NYG
69
Malcolm Brown, LAR vs. DAL
70
Justice Hill, BAL vs. CLE
71
Frank Gore, NYJ @ BUF
72
AJ Dillon, GB @ MIN
73
Benny Snell Jr., PIT @ NYG

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