Running Back Rankings Week 3

Jay Ajayi had a strong season debut with 122 rushing yards against the Chargers

Le’Veon Bell continues to be ranked as the No. 1 running back as we prepare for Week 3 of the fantasy football season, but his grip on the top spot is loosening. You could easily make a case for Kareem Hunt, Jay Ajayi, or Ezekiel Elliott to be No. 1 this week.


But it’s guys like Ty Montgomery, who might be the most targeted player this week by Aaron Rodgers, and Toddy Gurley, who also has emerged as a key part of the Rams’ passing game, who might end up being the top performers at the position when all is said and done.


Perhaps the most intriguing part of these rankings is seeing where guys like Christian McCaffrey rank with Greg Olsen now on the shelf and Tarik Cohen, as Jordan Howard is dealing with a shoulder injury.


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


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


— 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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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 17:40

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