Fantasy Football 2016 Running Back Rankings: Week 2

David Johnson picked up where he left off with a strong performance in Week 1

Week 1 was not a good opening statement for running backs from a fantasy perspective. Only two backs managed to rush for more than 100 yards and only five managed to score more than 20 fantasy points in a standard league.


So what will Week 2 have in store for us? There are some pretty enticing matchups for the top running backs this week, but there are a few names inside the top 10 that might surprise you.


Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DST I K I Flex


Let’s check out this week’s RB rankings:


Rk Player Team Opp
1 David Johnson ARI vs. TB
2 C.J. Anderson DEN vs. IND
3 Ezekiel Elliot DAL at WAS
4 DeAngelo Williams PIT vs. CIN
5 Lamar Miller HOU vs. KC
6 Rashad Jennings NYG vs. NO
7 Latavius Murray OAK vs. ATL
8 Mark Ingram NO at NYG
9 Adrian Peterson MIN vs. GB
10 Ryan Matthews PHI at CHI (Mon.)
11 Spencer Ware KC  at HOU
12 Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. SF
13 T.J. Yeldon JAC at SD
14 LeSean McCoy BUF vs. NYJ (Thurs.)
15 Jeremy Langford CHI vs. PHI (Mon.)
16 Todd Gurley LA vs. SEA
17 Danny Woodhead SD vs. JAC
18 Matt Forte NYJ at BUF (Thurs.)
19 DeMarco Murray TEN at DET
20 LeGarrette Blount NE vs. MIA
21 Doug Martin TB at ARI
22 Thomas Rawls SEA at LA
23 Devonta Freeman ATL at OAK
24 Arian Foster MIA at NE
25 Carlos Hyde SF  at CAR
26 Isaiah Crowell CLE vs. BAL
27 Eddie Lacy GB at MIN
28 Ameer Abdullah DET vs. TEN
29 Jeremy Hill CIN at PIT
30 Matt Jones WAS vs. DAL
31 Frank Gore IND vs. DEN
32 Melvin Gordon SD vs. JAC
33 Justin Forsett BAL at CLE
34 Tevin Coleman ATL at OAK
35 Giovani Bernard CIN at PIT
36 Charles Sims TB at ARI
37 Duke Johnson CLE vs. BAL
38 Terrance West BAL at CLE
39 Theo Riddick DET vs. TEN
40 Shane Vereen NYG vs. NO
41 Christine Michael SEA at LA
42 Derrick Henry TEN at DET
43 James White NE vs. MIA
44 Darren Sproles PHI at CHI (Mon.)
45 Bilal Powell NYJ at BUF (Thurs.)
46 Jerick McKinnon MIN vs. GB
47 Chris Thompson WAS vs. DAL
48 Charcandrick West KC at HOU
49 Shaun Draughn SF at CAR
50 DeAndre Washington OAK vs. ATL


— Written by Michael Horvath, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Horvath is a Canadian who also happens to be a fantasy football (not to be confused with CFL) and fitness nut. Follow him on Twitter @realmikehorvath.

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