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Running Back Rankings Week 3

Todd Gurley: Running Back Rankings Week 3

Todd Gurley: Running Back Rankings Week 3

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.

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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.