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Running Back Rankings Week 2

James Conner: Running Back Rankings Week 2

James Conner: Running Back Rankings Week 2

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.

Once 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).

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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.