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Fantasy Football 2016 Running Back Rankings: Week 2

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Week 1 was not a good opening statement for running backs from a fantasy perspective. Only two backs managed to rush for more than 100 yards and only five managed to score more than 20 fantasy points in a standard league.

So what will Week 2 have in store for us? There are some pretty enticing matchups for the top running backs this week, but there are a few names inside the top 10 that might surprise you.

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Let’s check out this week’s RB rankings:

Rk

Player

Team

Opp

1

David Johnson

ARI

vs. TB

2

C.J. Anderson

DEN

vs. IND

3

Ezekiel Elliot

DAL

at WAS

4

DeAngelo Williams

PIT

vs. CIN

5

Lamar Miller

HOU

vs. KC

6

Rashad Jennings

NYG

vs. NO

7

Latavius Murray

OAK

vs. ATL

8

Mark Ingram

NO

at NYG

9

Adrian Peterson

MIN

vs. GB

10

Ryan Matthews

PHI

at CHI (Mon.)

11

Spencer Ware

KC

 at HOU

12

Jonathan Stewart

CAR

vs. SF

13

T.J. Yeldon

JAC

at SD

14

LeSean McCoy

BUF

vs. NYJ (Thurs.)

15

Jeremy Langford

CHI

vs. PHI (Mon.)

16

Todd Gurley

LA

vs. SEA

17

Danny Woodhead

SD

vs. JAC

18

Matt Forte

NYJ

at BUF (Thurs.)

19

DeMarco Murray

TEN

at DET

20

LeGarrette Blount

NE

vs. MIA

21

Doug Martin

TB

at ARI

22

Thomas Rawls

SEA

at LA

23

Devonta Freeman

ATL

at OAK

24

Arian Foster

MIA

at NE

25

Carlos Hyde

SF

 at CAR

26

Isaiah Crowell

CLE

vs. BAL

27

Eddie Lacy

GB

at MIN

28

Ameer Abdullah

DET

vs. TEN

29

Jeremy Hill

CIN

at PIT

30

Matt Jones

WAS

vs. DAL

31

Frank Gore

IND

vs. DEN

32

Melvin Gordon

SD

vs. JAC

33

Justin Forsett

BAL

at CLE

34

Tevin Coleman

ATL

at OAK

35

Giovani Bernard

CIN

at PIT

36

Charles Sims

TB

at ARI

37

Duke Johnson

CLE

vs. BAL

38

Terrance West

BAL

at CLE

39

Theo Riddick

DET

vs. TEN

40

Shane Vereen

NYG

vs. NO

41

Christine Michael

SEA

at LA

42

Derrick Henry

TEN

at DET

43

James White

NE

vs. MIA

44

Darren Sproles

PHI

at CHI (Mon.)

45

Bilal Powell

NYJ

at BUF (Thurs.)

46

Jerick McKinnon

MIN

vs. GB

47

Chris Thompson

WAS

vs. DAL

48

Charcandrick West

KC

at HOU

49

Shaun Draughn

SF

at CAR

50

DeAndre Washington

OAK

vs. ATL

— 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.