Week 2 Fantasy Football Running Back PPR Rankings

Week 1 was a bit weird for some of the NFL’s best pass-catching backs. Austin Ekeler only had one target; Tarik Cohen saw just two targets all game; even Chris Thompson didn’t see many targets despite a depleted Jaguars backfield. Heading into the second game of the season, it will be interesting to see if these targets stabilize or if backfields continue to be unsettled. Regardless of what we find out in the future, our Week 2 fantasy RB PPR rankings are tough to put together in the present.

Obviously, injuries are having an impact here. Marlon Mack’s Achilles’ injury will move Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines up in this week’s rankings. Both proved to be excellent pass-catchers in Week 1, creating the rare committee with two good receivers.

WEEK 2 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Other risers are the usual “receiving backs.” After out-rushing Nick Chubb and logging six targets, Kareem Hunt is an RB2 this week. Meanwhile, Ekeler stays in the top tier in a favorable matchup against Kansas City, while Cohen, James White, and Jerick McKinnon all will be flex considerations.

As for backs that move down, Derrick Henry is our No. 1 back for standard, but he drops several spots because he doesn’t do much in the receiving game. Nick Chubb falls into RB2 territory because of Hunt’s presence in the passing game. And further down, Sony Michel and Adrian Peterson move down a bit since both White and D’Andre Swift are there to take touches away from them in the passing game.

Reminder: Check back for updates during the week.

These rankings are for full-point PPR leagues.

Panthers @ Buccaneers

Giants @ Bears

Cowboys vs. Falcons

Saints @ Raiders

Packers vs. Lions

Chiefs @ Chargers

Vikings @ Colts

Raiders vs. Saints

Chargers vs. Chiefs

Titans vs. Jaguars

Colts vs. Vikings

Falcons @ Cowboys

Cardinals vs. Washington

Bengals @ Browns

49ers @ Jets

Eagles vs. Rams

Texans vs. Ravens

Browns vs. Bengals

Seahawks vs. Patriots

Browns vs. Bengals

Steelers vs. Broncos

Bears vs. Giants

Bills @ Dolphins

Ravens @ Texans

Colts vs. Vikings

26 Malcolm Brown, LAR @ PHI
27 Ronald Jones II, TB vs. CAR
28 JK Dobbins, BAL @ HOU
29 Le’Veon Bell, NYJ vs. SF
30 Melvin Gordon, DEN @ PIT
31 James White, NE @ SEA
32 James Robinson, JAX @ TEN
33 Antonio Gibson, WAS @ ARZ
34 Tarik Cohen, CHI vs. NYG
35 Zack Moss, BUF @ MIA
36 Cam Akers, LAR @ PHI
37 Phillip Lindsay, DEN @ PIT
38 D’Andre Swift, DET @ GB
39 Adrian Peterson, DET @ GB
40 Sony Michel, NE @ SEA
41 Peyton Barber, WAS @ ARZ
42 Boston Scott, PHI vs. LAR
43 Jerick McKinnon, SF @ NYJ
44 Myles Gaskin, MIA vs. BUF
45 Joshua Kelley, LAC vs. KC
46 Latavius Murray, NO @ LV
47 Alexander Mattison, MIN @ IND
48 Duke Johnson, HOU vs. BAL
49 Jordan Howard, MIA vs. BUF
50 Leonard Fournette, TB vs. CAR
51 Tevin Coleman, SF @ NYJ
52 Chris Thompson, JAX @ TEN
53 Chase Edmonds, ARZ vs. WAS
54 Kerryon Johnson, DET @ GB
55 Darrel Williams, KC @ LAC
56 Carlos Hyde, SEA vs. NE
57 Matt Breida, MIA vs. BUF
58 Tony Pollard, DAL vs. ATL
59 Jamaal Williams, GB vs. DET
60 Jalen Richard, LV vs. NO
61 J.D. McKissic, WAS @ ARZ
62 LeSean McCoy, TB vs. CAR
63 Corey Clement, PHI vs. LAR
64 Giovani Bernard, CIN @ CLE
65 Brian Hill, ATL @ DAL
66 Dion Lewis, NYG @ CHI
67 Rex Burkhead, NE @ SEA
68 AJ Dillon, GB vs. DET
69 Devontae Booker, LV vs. NO
70 Darrell Henderson, LAR @ PHI
71 Benny Snell Jr., PIT vs. DEN
72 Anthony McFarland Jr., PIT vs. DEN

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