Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: Running Back Rankings Week 2

Kareem Hunt had a historic debut in Kansas City's season-opening win over New England

What a disastrous start to the fantasy football season at the running back position for all the Le’Veon Bell owners and especially all the David Johnson owners out there.


But things weren’t all bad for RBs in fantasy land. Just look at how well the rookies did. Kareem Hunt dominated New England. Leonard Fournette showed that he is healthy and that he might be the next Ezekiel Elliott, and Dalvin Cook ran for 137 yards on “Monday Night Football.”


So with no Johnson, Bell struggling and all these hot-shot rookies, where does everyone rank this week? Also, we finally get our first look at Jay Ajayi and Jacquizz Rodgers, while Doug Martin (suspension) will have to wait a few more weeks.


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


Rank Player Team Opp
1 Le'Veon Bell PIT vs. MIN
2 Ezekiel Elliott DAL at DEN
3 Melvin Gordon LAC vs. MIA
4 LeSean McCoy BUF at CAR
5 Devonta Freeman ATL vs. GB
6 Ty Montgomery GB at ATL
7 Marshawn Lynch OAK vs. NYJ
8 Leonard Fournette JAC vs. TEN
9 Todd Gurley LAR vs. WAS
10 Kareem Hunt KC vs. PHI
11 DeMarco Murray TEN at JAC
12 Jay Ajayi MIA at LAC
13 Dalvin Cook MIN at PIT
14 Jordan Howard CHI at TB
15 Mike Gillislee NE at NO
16 Lamar Miller HOU at CIN (Thurs.)
17 Christian McCaffrey  CAR vs. BUF
18 Terrance West BAL vs. CLE
19 C.J. Anderson DEN vs. DAL
20 Isaiah Crowell CLE at BAL
21 Jacquizz Rodgers TB vs. CHI
22 Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. BUF
23 Carlos Hyde SF at SEA
24 Tevin Coleman ATL vs. GB
25 Mark Ingram NO vs. NE
26 Rob Kelley WAS at LAR
27 Ameer Abdullah DET at NYG (Mon.)
28 Bilal Powell NYJ at OAK
29 Tarik Cohen CHI at TB
30 LeGarrette Blount PHI at KC
31 Kerwynn Williams ARI at IND
32 Frank Gore IND vs. ARI
33 Javorius Allen BAL vs. CLE
34 Thomas Rawls SEA vs. SF
35 James White NE at NO
36 Theo Riddick DET at NYG (Mon.)
37 Adrian Peterson NO vs. NE
38 Joe Mixon CIN vs. HOU (Thurs.)
39 Paul Perkins NYG vs. DET (Mon.)
40 Jeremy Hill CIN vs. HOU (Thurs.)
41 Chris Carson SEA vs. SF
42 Darren Sproles PHI at KC
43 Derrick Henry TEN at JAC
44 Matt Forte NYJ at OAK
45 Giovani Bernard CIN vs. HOU (Thurs.)
46 Duke Johnson CLE at BAL
47 Chris Thompson  WAS at LAR
48 Alvin Kamara NO vs. NE
49 Shane Vereen NYG vs. DET (Mon.)
50 Eddie Lacy SEA vs. SF


— Rankings 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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Event Date: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 17:40

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