Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings: Week 3

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2011 NFL Week 3 — Running Back Rankings

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends


Defense/Special Teams

Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:

All touchdowns are 6 points
1 point for 25 yards passing
1 point for 10 yards rushing/receiving
Receptions are .5 points
Interceptions/fumbles are minus-2 points.

Rk Player Team OPPONENT
1 Ray Rice BAL at STL
2 LeSean McCoy PHI vs. NYG
3 Maurice Jones-Drew JAC at CAR
4 Matt Forte CHI vs. GB
5 Adrian Peterson MIN vs. DET
6 Rashard Mendenhall PIT at IND
7 Chris Johnson TEN vs. DEN
8 Michael Turner ATL at TB
9 Darren McFadden OAK vs. NYJ
10 Jahvid Best DET at MIN
11 Beanie Wells ARI at SEA
12 Ben Tate HOU at NO
13 Steven Jackson STL vs. BAL
14 Frank Gore SF at CIN
15 Ahmad Bradshaw NYG at PHI
16 Ryan Mathews SD vs. KC
17 Mike Tolbert SD vs. KC
18 BenJarvus Green-Ellis NE at BUF
19 Fred Jackson BUF vs. NE
20 Daniel Thomas MIA at CLE
21 LeGarrette Blount TB vs. ATL
22 Montario Hardesty CLE vs, MIA
23 James Starks GB at CHI
24 Tim Hightower WAS at DAL
25 Shonn Greene NYJ at OAK
26 Cedric Benson CIN vs. SF
27 Willis McGahee DEN at TEN
28 Darren Sproles NO vs. HOU
29 Felix Jones DAL vs. WAS
30 DeAngelo Williams CAR vs. JAC
31 Dexter McCluster KC at SD
32 Brandon Jacobs NYG at PHI
33 Mark Ingram NO vs. HOU
34 Reggie Bush MIA at CLE
35 Knowshon Moreno DEN at TEN
36 Danny Woodhead NE at BUF
37 Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. JAC
38 LaDainian Tomlinson NYJ at OAK
39 Michael Bush OAK vs. NYJ
40 Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. ARI
41 C.J. Spiller BUF vs. NE
42 Joseph Addai IND vs. PIT
43 Roy Helu WAS at DAL
44 Jerious Norwood STL vs. BAL
45 Thomas Jones KC at SD
46 Ryan Grant GB at CHI
47 Isaac Redman PIT at IND
48 DeMarco Murray DAL vs. WAS

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