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Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: Running Back Rankings Week 2

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What a disastrous start to the fantasy football season at the running back position for all the Le’Veon Bell owners and especially all the David Johnson owners out there.

But things weren’t all bad for RBs in fantasy land. Just look at how well the rookies did. Kareem Hunt dominated New England. Leonard Fournette showed that he is healthy and that he might be the next Ezekiel Elliott, and Dalvin Cook ran for 137 yards on “Monday Night Football.”

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So with no Johnson, Bell struggling and all these hot-shot rookies, where does everyone rank this week? Also, we finally get our first look at Jay Ajayi and Jacquizz Rodgers, while Doug Martin (suspension) will have to wait a few more weeks.

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

Rank

Player

Team

Opp

1

Le'Veon Bell

PIT

vs. MIN

2

Ezekiel Elliott

DAL

at DEN

3

Melvin Gordon

LAC

vs. MIA

4

LeSean McCoy

BUF

at CAR

5

Devonta Freeman

ATL

vs. GB

6

Ty Montgomery

GB

at ATL

7

Marshawn Lynch

OAK

vs. NYJ

8

Leonard Fournette

JAC

vs. TEN

9

Todd Gurley

LAR

vs. WAS

10

Kareem Hunt

KC

vs. PHI

11

DeMarco Murray

TEN

at JAC

12

Jay Ajayi

MIA

at LAC

13

Dalvin Cook

MIN

at PIT

14

Jordan Howard

CHI

at TB

15

Mike Gillislee

NE

at NO

16

Lamar Miller

HOU

at CIN (Thurs.)

17

Christian McCaffrey 

CAR

vs. BUF

18

Terrance West

BAL

vs. CLE

19

C.J. Anderson

DEN

vs. DAL

20

Isaiah Crowell

CLE

at BAL

21

Jacquizz Rodgers

TB

vs. CHI

22

Jonathan Stewart

CAR

vs. BUF

23

Carlos Hyde

SF

at SEA

24

Tevin Coleman

ATL

vs. GB

25

Mark Ingram

NO

vs. NE

26

Rob Kelley

WAS

at LAR

27

Ameer Abdullah

DET

at NYG (Mon.)

28

Bilal Powell

NYJ

at OAK

29

Tarik Cohen

CHI

at TB

30

LeGarrette Blount

PHI

at KC

31

Kerwynn Williams

ARI

at IND

32

Frank Gore

IND

vs. ARI

33

Javorius Allen

BAL

vs. CLE

34

Thomas Rawls

SEA

vs. SF

35

James White

NE

at NO

36

Theo Riddick

DET

at NYG (Mon.)

37

Adrian Peterson

NO

vs. NE

38

Joe Mixon

CIN

vs. HOU (Thurs.)

39

Paul Perkins

NYG

vs. DET (Mon.)

40

Jeremy Hill

CIN

vs. HOU (Thurs.)

41

Chris Carson

SEA

vs. SF

42

Darren Sproles

PHI

at KC

43

Derrick Henry

TEN

at JAC

44

Matt Forte

NYJ

at OAK

45

Giovani Bernard

CIN

vs. HOU (Thurs.)

46

Duke Johnson

CLE

at BAL

47

Chris Thompson 

WAS

at LAR

48

Alvin Kamara

NO

vs. NE

49

Shane Vereen

NYG

vs. DET (Mon.)

50

Eddie Lacy

SEA

vs. SF

— 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.

(Kareem Hunt photo courtesy of www.kcchiefs.com)