Running Back Rankings Week 3

Todd Gurley exploded for three touchdowns last week

It's only Week 3 of the fantasy football season but this is a week where you really want to pay special attention to the running back rankings.


Besides some guys who are not expected to play this week (Devonta Freeman, Joe Mixon) there are several more that are questionable at this point, including Melvin Gordon, Leonard Fournette, Dalvin Cook, LeSean McCoy and Jay Ajayi.


These absences and question marks mean more backups could be in play, and not just as flex options. Players like Giovani Bernard, Tevin Coleman and Austin Ekeler are suddenly much more valuable.


Find out how these injury situations and matchups influence the Week 3 rankings for the position. At least we don't have to worry about bye weeks yet!


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


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


— 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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