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Running Back Rankings Week 3

Jay Ajayi: Running Back Rankings Week 3

Jay Ajayi: Running Back Rankings Week 3

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Le’Veon Bell continues to be ranked as the No. 1 running back as we prepare for Week 3 of the fantasy football season, but his grip on the top spot is loosening. You could easily make a case for Kareem Hunt, Jay Ajayi, or Ezekiel Elliott to be No. 1 this week.

But it’s guys like Ty Montgomery, who might be the most targeted player this week by Aaron Rodgers, and Toddy Gurley, who also has emerged as a key part of the Rams’ passing game, who might end up being the top performers at the position when all is said and done.

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Perhaps the most intriguing part of these rankings is seeing where guys like Christian McCaffrey rank with Greg Olsen now on the shelf and Tarik Cohen, as Jordan Howard is dealing with a shoulder injury.

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

Rk

Player

Team

Opp

1

Le'Veon Bell

PIT

at CHI

2

Jay Ajayi 

MIA

at NYJ

3

Kareem Hunt 

KC

at LAC

4

Ezekiel Elliott 

DAL

at ARI (Mon.)

5

Devonta Freeman 

ATL

at DET

6

Todd Gurley 

LAR

at SF (Thurs.)

7

Ty Montgomery 

GB

vs. CIN

8

Melvin Gordon 

LAC

vs. KC

9

LeSean McCoy 

BUF

vs. DEN

10

C.J. Anderson 

DEN

at BUF

11

Dalvin Cook

MIN

vs. TB

12

Carlos Hyde  

SF

vs. LAR (Thurs.)

13

Marshawn Lynch  

OAK

at WAS

14

Leonard Fournette  

JAC

vs. BAL (London)

15

Mike Gillislee 

NE

vs. HOU

16

Isaiah Crowell 

CLE

at IND

17

Christian McCaffrey 

CAR

vs. NO

18

Javorius Allen 

BAL

at JAC (London)

19

Tarik Cohen 

CHI

vs. PIT

20

Jacquizz Rodgers 

TB

at MIN

21

Lamar Miller 

HOU

at NE

22

Jonathan Stewart 

CAR

vs. NO

23

Chris Carson 

SEA

at TEN

24

Derrick Henry 

TEN

vs. SEA

25

Tevin Coleman 

ATL

at DET

26

Ameer Abdullah 

DET

vs. ATL

27

Frank Gore 

IND

vs. CLE

28

Mark Ingram

NO

at CAR

29

DeMarco Murray 

TEN

vs. SEA

30

James White 

NE

vs. HOU

31

Chris Thompson 

WAS

vs. OAK

32

Theo Riddick 

DET

vs. ATL

33

Jordan Howard 

CHI

vs. PIT

34

Joe Mixon 

CIN

at GB

35

Samaje Perine 

WAS

vs. OAK

36

Darren Sproles 

PHU

vs. NYG

37

Bilal Powell 

NYJ

vs. MIA

38

Matt Forte 

NYJ

vs. MIA

39

Terrance West 

BAL

at JAC (London)

40

Duke Johnson 

CLE

at IND

41

Chris Johnson 

ARI

vs. DAL (Mon.)

42

Paul Perkins 

NYG

at PHI

43

Shane Vereen 

NYG

at PHI

44

Giovani Bernard 

CIN

at GB

45

Kerwynn Williams 

ARI

vs. DAL (Mon.)

46

Jamaal Charles 

DEN

at BUF

47

Alvin Kamara 

NO

at CAR

48

Adrian Peterson 

NO

at CAR

49

D'Onta Foreman 

HOU

at NE

50

Jalen Richard 

OAK

at WAS

— 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.