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Fantasy Football 2016 Running Back Rankings: Week 1

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Here’s what we’ve all been waiting for — Week 1 fantasy football running back rankings. Week 1 brings the the dawn of a brand-new fantasy football season. A season that brings so much promise because (hopefully) your fantasy team is still intact.

Week 1 for running backs has some intriguing potential. At the top you’ll find some of the usual suspects, but some new names have popped into the top 10 that might end the week in the top five. And don’t forget that Le’Veon Bell is suspended for the first three games.

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So let’s get to it. Here are the RB rankings for Week 1:

Rk

Player

Team

Opp

1

Toddy Gurley

LA

at SF (Mon.)

2

David Johnson

ARI

vs. NE

3

Ezekiel Elliot

DAL

vs. NYG

4

Adrian Peterson

MIN

at TEN

5

Lamar Miller

HOU

vs. CHI

6

Devonta Freeman

ATL

vs. TB

7

DeAngelo Williams

PIT

at WAS

8

Spencer Ware

KC

vs. SD

9

Mark Ingram

NO

vs. OAK

10

Latavius Murray

OAK

at NO

11

Doug Martin

TB

at ATL

12

Eddie Lacy

GB

at JAC

13

LeSean McCoy

BUF

at BAL

14

Ryan Matthews

PHI

vs. CLE

15

C.J. Anderson

DEN

vs. CAR (Thurs.)

16

Christine Michael

SEA

vs. MIA

17

Ameer Abdullah

DET

at IND

18

Carlos Hyde

SF

vs. LA (Mon.)

19

DeMarco Murray

TEN

vs. MIN

20

Rashad Jennings

NYG

at DAL

21

Matt Forte

NYJ

vs. CIN

22

Frank Gore

IND

vs. DET

23

Jeremy Langford

CHI

at HOU

24

Melvin Gordon

SD

at KC

25

T.J. Yeldon

JAC

vs. GB

26

Jeremy Hill

CIN

at NYJ

27

Jonathan Stewart

CAR

at DEN (Thurs.)

28

Giovani Bernard

CIN

at NYJ

29

Isaiah Crowell

CLE

at PHI

30

Arian Foster

MIA

at SEA

31

Danny Woodhead

SD

at KC

32

Matt Jones

WAS

vs. PIT

33

Duke Johnson

CLE

at PHI

34

Charles Sims

TB

at ATL

35

Derrick Henry

TEN

vs. MIN

36

Chris Ivory

JAC

vs. GB

37

Justin Forsett

BAL

vs. BUF

38

James White

NE

at ARI

39

Tevin Coleman

ATL

vs. TB

40

Theo Riddick

DET

at IND

41

LeGarrette Blount

NE

at ARI

42

Bilal Powell

NYJ

vs. CIN

43

Darren Sproles

PHI

vs. CLE

44

Jerick McKinnon

MIN

at TEN

45

Javorius Allen

BAL

vs. BUF

46

James Starks

GB

at JAC

47

Jay Ajayi

MIA

at SEA

48

Shane Vereen

NYG

at DAL

49

Thomas Rawls

SEA

vs. MIA

50

Terrance West

BAL

vs. BUF

— Written 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.