Running Back Rankings Week 2

Can James Conner do it again?

Week 2 of the fantasy football season is almost here and it’s time to start thinking about which running backs you should start this week.


Alvin Kamara: Running Back Rankings Week 2Once again there are no bye weeks, so choosing which running backs to start on your fantasy football roster can be difficult, especially if you have multiple flex spots in your league. Todd Gurley, Alvin Kamara and Melvin Gordon owners have to be pleased with the start their guys got off to, as well as those who took Saquon Barkley early. Pleasant Week 1 surprises included Joe Mixon, Adrian Peterson and James Conner (especially if it was for an owner who also drafted Le'Veon Bell).


So what does Week 2 hold for the position? Use these rankings as a guide to help you make the right decisions as your put your starting lineup together.


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


Rank Player Team Opp
1 Todd Gurley LAR vs. ARI
2 Alvin Kamara NO vs. CLE
3 Melvin Gordon LAC at BUF
4 Ezekiel Elliott DAL vs. NYG
5 Saquon Barkley NYG at DAL
6 David Johnson ARI at LAR
7 James Conner PIT vs. KC
8 Kareem Hunt KC at PIT
9 Dalvin Cook MIN at GB
10 Jordan Howard CHI vs. SEA (Mon.)
11 Christian McCaffrey CAR at ATL
12 Joe Mixon CIN vs. Bal (Thurs.)
13 Alex Collins BAL at CIN (Thurs.)
14 Lamar Miller HOU at TEN
15 Jay Ajayi PHI at TB
16 Adrian Peterson WAS vs. IND
17 Kenyan Drake MIA at NYJ
18 Devonta Freeman ATL vs. CAR
19 LeSean McCoy BUF vs. LAC
20 Carlos Hyde CLE at NO
21 Leonard Fournette JAC vs. NE
22 Royce Freeman DEN vs. OAK
23 Dion Lewis TEN vs. HOU
24 Jamaal Williams GB vs. MIN
25 Rex Burkhead NE at JAC
26 Marshawn Lynch OAK at DEN
27 Derrick Henry TEN vs. HOU
28 Peyton Barber TB vs. PHI
29 Chris Thompson WAS vs. IND
30 Tevin Coleman ATL vs. CAR
31 Isaiah Crowell NYJ vs. MIA
32 Chris Carson SEA at CHI (Mon.)
33 Alfred Morris SF vs. DET
34 Bilal Powell NYJ vs. MIA
35 Matt Breida SF vs. DET
36 James White NE at JAC
37 T.J. Yeldon JAC vs. NE
38 Kerryon Johnson DET at SF
39 Jordan Wilkins IND at WAS
40 Phillip Lindsay DEN vs. OAK
41 Duke Johnson CLE at NO
42 Tarik Cohen CHI vs. SEA (Mon.)
43 Austin Ekeler LAC at BUF
44 Latavius Murray MIN at GB
45 Ty Montgomery GB vs. MIN
46 Marlon Mack IND at WAS
47 Javorius Allen BAL at CIN (Thurs.)
48 LeGarrette Blount DET at SF
49 Rashaad Penny SEA at CHI (Mon.)
50 Frank Gore MIA at NYJ


— 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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