Week 2 Fantasy RB Rankings: Should begins, sleepers, potential busts at operating again

Rank
Participant
1
Derrick Henry, TEN vs. JAX
2
Christian McCaffrey, CAR @ TB
three
Ezekiel Elliott, DAL vs. ATL
four
Saquon Barkley, NYG @ CHI
5
Alvin Kamara, NO @ LV
6
Aaron Jones, GB vs. DET. The Lions simply allowed the Bears operating backs to rack up 124 yards on 24 carries towards them, good for a median of 5.2 yards per carry. Jones had some hassle breaking off longer runs towards a stable Vikings run protection, however he nonetheless garnered 16 carries, six targets, and logged a TD. In a extra favorable matchup, Jones might go off and can have an opportunity to tote the rock so much if the Packers rise up early.
7
Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC @ LAC
eight
Dalvin Prepare dinner, MIN @ IND
9
Josh Jacobs, LV vs. NO. Do not count on three TDs this week from Jacobs, however he ought to have an opportunity to attain once more even towards a tricky New Orleans protection.
10
Austin Ekeler, LAC vs. KC. Ekeler had a bizarre first recreation with Tyrod Taylor at quarterback. He dealt with much more of a speeding load than anticipated — 19 carries for 84 yards — however he solely obtained one goal and turned it into three yards. Ekeler is a premier pass-catcher, so finally, Anthony Lynn can have Taylor funnel targets to him. The matchup towards the Chiefs could possibly be an excellent one through which to try this because the Chargers will probably be enjoying from behind and the Chiefs allowed the third-most receptions to RBs final 12 months at a fair mark of 100. Ekeler racked up 17 catches for 151 yards in two video games towards the Chiefs final 12 months.
11
Todd Gurley, ATL @ DAL. Will the Falcons be within the recreation sufficient for the crew to maintain operating? That is the massive query for Gurley. The Falcons have struggled to remain shut in video games the previous two seasons which opens up rubbish time alternatives for Matt Ryan and Co., however not essentially for Gurley. The excellent news is that the Cowboys simply allowed Malcolm Brown to rack up 79 yards and two TDs on them so if Atlanta can rating early, Gurley might have a vintage-Gurley type of day.
12
Jonathan Taylor, IND vs. MIN. With Marlon Mack probably out for the season, Taylor will turn out to be the Colts’ lead again. Taylor totaled no less than 2,000 scrimmage yards in every of his three seasons at Wisconsin and will solely enhance transferring ahead. He was stymied by a surprisingly powerful Jaguars run protection that solely allowed 88 yards on the bottom to the Colts, however the Vikings ought to be a better matchup contemplating that they simply allowed over 500 yards, together with 158 speeding yards, to the Packers. 
13
Nick Chubb, CLE vs. CIN. With the Browns enjoying principally from behind towards the Ravens, Kareem Hunt noticed extra motion and truly out-rushed Chubb 72-60 whereas getting three extra carries that the participant who was a first-round decide in most fantasy leagues. Chubb ought to be simpler in a good matchup towards a Bengals crew that allowed 21.eight customary fantasy factors to RBs final week.
14
Joe Mixon, CIN @ CLE. Mixon struggled towards a robust Chargers protection and misplaced a fumble in a disappointing ’20 debut. That mentioned, Mixon nonetheless dealt with 95 % of the RB work on the bottom and can have TD upside towards a Browns crew that allowed two scores to rookie JK Dobbins final week.
15
Kenyan Drake, ARZ vs. WAS. Washington stopped the run properly in Week 1 and has a top-tier line of defense, however so did the San Francisco 49ers. Drake was efficient sufficient towards them and managed 16 carries for 60 yards and a speeding TD. Drake might’ve finished extra had Chase Edmonds not vultured a receiving TD from him, so he can nonetheless be used as an RB2, albeit a TD-dependent one in a more durable matchup.
16
Raheem Mostert, SF @ NYJ. Mostert was the clear-cut high again for the 49ers and he caught a 76-yard TD and truly led the crew in receiving yards and catches. He is a dynamic playmaker however two issues maintain him from being an RB1 this week. First, the Jets had been truly superb towards the run of their Week 1 contest towards the Payments. Second, Kyle Shanahan likes to combine up his backs and should give Jerick McKinnon and Tevin Coleman extra work relying on the matchup. Nonetheless, Mostert is a top quality fantasy participant who might be trusted.
17
David Montgomery, CHI vs. NYG. In Week 1 towards the Lions, Montgomery averaged four.92 yards per carry, good for the third-best mark in a single recreation for his profession. He solely had 13 carries, however which will have been as a consequence of the truth that he was coping with a groin harm that left him questionable for the sport. With extra quantity towards the Giants, he might rack up extra factors regardless of the Giants’ stable line of defense.
18
Chris Carson, SEA vs. NE. Amazingly, Carson solely carried the ball six instances for the Seahawks for 21 yards within the opener, however he did harm by the air grabbing six passes for 45 yards and two scores. The Seahawks need to be extra aggressive passing this 12 months, however even when that impacts Carson on the bottom, he nonetheless seems to be most popular as a pass-catching again in comparison with Carlos Hyde. Belief Carson towards the Patriots given their decent-at-best entrance seven.
19
Miles Sanders, PHI vs. LAR. The Eagles missed Sanders towards Washington, as they could not get a lot happening the bottom in his absence. He was progressing from a hamstring harm final week and if he is lively, he is a stable RB2 towards a Rams protection that simply 127 scrimmage yards and two TDs to Ezekiel Elliott.
20
David Johnson, HOU vs. BAL. With Duke Johnson prone to miss Week 2 after struggling an ankle sprain, David Johnson can have an opportunity to earn a larger workload. Johnson seemed glorious within the season opener and racked up 109 scrimmage yards and a TD whereas averaging 7.zero yards per carry. The Ravens will probably be a tricky matchup for Johnson however his potential quantity is sufficient to make him a rock-solid RB2.
21
Mark Ingram, BAL @ HOU. Ingram struggled within the Ravens’ opener and totaled simply 29 yards on 10 carries. He ought to be higher off towards a Houston crew that allowed Clyde Edwards-Helaire to rack up 138 yards and a TD on the bottom in his NFL debut. Ingram ought to bounce again but when he would not, he’ll most likely must be downgraded to a flex play transferring ahead.
22
James Conner, PIT vs. DEN
23
Ronald Jones II, TB vs. CAR. Carolina continues to wrestle towards RBs. After permitting 27 speeding TDs, 9 greater than the second-most within the NFL, final season, the Panthers gave up three speeding TDs to Josh Jacobs and the Raiders in Week 1. Jones noticed 77 % of the Bucs carries in Week 1 and whereas Leonard Fournette might finally emerge and create a irritating rotation, Jones might be trusted as an RB2 in a way more favorable matchup this week.
24
Kareem Hunt, CLE vs. CIN
25
Devin Singletary, BUF @ MIA. Singletary noticed nearly equal work to Zack Moss, however he outproduced the rookie. Every had 9 carries, however Singletary outpaced Moss 30-11 on the bottom. By the air, he caught 5-of-7 targets for 25 yards whereas Moss caught three passes together with a brief landing. In opposition to a Miami crew that allowed 217 yards and three TDs on the bottom to the Patriots, Singletary has big-play upside, however the workload is regarding sufficient to make him a borderline RB2.
26
JK Dobbins, BAL @ HOU. Like Ingram, Dobbins did not do so much on the bottom towards the Browns. He had simply 22 yards on 7 carries. That mentioned, Dobbins discovered the end-zone twice. That could possibly be an indication of issues to come back for the rookie or it could possibly be early-season landing luck. We’ll know quickly sufficient if he is the highest goal-line possibility in Baltimore however for now, he is a borderline RB2 in a terrific matchup.
27
Malcolm Brown, LAR @ PHI
28
James Robinson, JAX @ TEN
29
Zack Moss, BUF @ MIA. In the event you’re in search of a cause to begin Moss even if he was largely outplayed by Singletary, that is it. Moss had seven red-zone carries in Week 1, good for the third-most within the NFL. Singletary solely obtained one. Moss could find yourself being the larger TD risk, so if this pattern continues, he might finally overtake Singletary although he principally seems like a TD-dependent flex right now.
30
Cam Akers, LAR @ PHI
31
Nyheim Hines, IND vs. MIN
32
Adrian Peterson, DET @ GB
33
Sony Michel, NE @ SEA
34
Le’Veon Bell, NYJ vs. SF
35
Melvin Gordon, DEN @ PIT
36
Peyton Barber, WAS @ ARZ
37
Joshua Kelley, LAC vs. KC
38
Phillip Lindsay, DEN @ PIT
39
Antonio Gibson, WAS @ ARZ
40
Tarik Cohen, CHI vs. NYG
41
D’Andre Swift, DET @ GB
42
James White, NE @ SEA
43
Latavius Murray, NO @ LV
44
Jordan Howard, MIA vs. BUF
45
Leonard Fournette, TB vs. CAR
46
Myles Gaskin, MIA vs. BUF
47
Alexander Mattison, MIN @ IND
48
Boston Scott, PHI vs. LAR
49
Tevin Coleman, SF @ NYJ
50
Kerryon Johnson, DET @ GB
51
Jerick McKinnon, SF @ NYJ
52
Duke Johnson, HOU vs. BAL
53
Carlos Hyde, SEA vs. NE
54
Chris Thompson, JAX @ TEN
55
Chase Edmonds, ARZ vs. WAS
56
Darrel Williams, KC @ LAC
57
Matt Breida, MIA vs. BUF
58
Tony Pollard, DAL vs. ATL
59
Jamaal Williams, GB vs. DET
60
Giovani Bernard, CIN @ CLE
61
J.D. McKissic, WAS @ ARZ
62
LeSean McCoy, TB vs. CAR
63
Brian Hill, ATL @ DAL
64
Rex Burkhead, NE @ SEA
65
Corey Clement, PHI vs. LAR
66
Devontae Booker, LV vs. NO
67
Dion Lewis, NYG @ CHI
68
AJ Dillon, GB vs. DET
69
Jalen Richard, LV vs. NO
70
Darrell Henderson, LAR @ PHI
71
Benny Snell Jr., PIT vs. DEN
72
Anthony McFarland Jr., PIT vs. DEN

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