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Week 1 Fantasy Football Rankings: Running Backs

Running back rankings for Week 1 to help you dominate the competition!

UPDATED: September 12, 2021

We have finally arrived at Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season! Let's set those Week 1 lineups with a little help from my weekly PPR fantasy football rankings.

Wise decisions go a long way and while you can't lose a league in Week 1, you can overthink easy decisions. Remember to always churn those last couple bench spots to make sure you're bringing your best options to your lineup. Every lineup spot counts!


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Week 1 Rankings (PPR)


Chicago Bears David Montgomery
  1. Christian McCaffrey, CAR (vs. NYJ)
  2. Dalvin Cook, MIN (at CIN)
  3. Alvin Kamara, NO (vs. GB)*
  4. Derrick Henry, TEN (vs. ARI)
  5. Aaron Jones, GB (at NO)*
  6. James Robinson, JAC (at HOU)
  7. Jonathan Taylor, IND (vs. SEA)
  8. Austin Ekeler, LAC (at WAS)
  9. Joe Mixon, CIN (vs. MIN)
  10. Najee Harris, PIT (at BUF)
  11. Ezekiel Elliott, DAL (at TB)
  12. Nick Chubb, CLE (at KC)
  13. Antonio Gibson, WAS (vs. LAC)
  14. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC (vs. CLE)
  15. Chris Carson, SEA (at IND)
  16. David Montgomery, CHI (at LAR)
  17. Raheem Mostert, SF (at DET)
  18. Mike Davis, ATL (vs. PHI)
  19. D'Andre Swift, DET (vs. SF)
  20. Miles Sanders, PHI (at ATL)
  21. Myles Gaskin, MIA (at NE)
  22. Saquon Barkley, NYG (vs. DEN)
  23. Ty'Son Williams, BAL (at LV)
  24. Darrell Henderson, LAR (vs. CHI)
  25. Kareem Hunt, CLE (at KC)
  26. Chase Edmonds, ARI (at TEN)
  27. Damien Harris, NE (vs. MIA)
  28. Josh Jacobs, LV (vs. BAL)
  29. Devin Singletary, BUF (vs. PIT)
  30. Javonte Williams, DEN (at NYG)
  31. Nyheim Hines, IND (vs. SEA)
  32. Ronald Jones, TB (vs. DAL)
  33. Melvin Gordon, DEN (at NYG)
  34. Jamaal Williams, DET (vs. SF)
  35. James White, NE (vs. MIA)
  36. Leonard Fournette, TB (vs. DAL)
  37. Tevin Coleman, NYJ (at CAR)
  38. A.J. Dillon, GB (at NO)*
  39. David Johnson, HOU (vs. JAC)
  40. James Conner, ARI (at TEN)
  41. Michael Carter, NYJ (at CAR)
  42. Sony Michel, LAR (vs. CHI)
  43. Kenyan Drake, LV (vs. BAL)
  44. Giovani Bernard, TB (vs. DAL)
  45. Mark Ingram, HOU (vs. JAC)
  46. Latavius Murray, BAL (at LV)
  47. Tony Pollard, DAL (at TB)
  48. J.D. McKissic, WAS (vs. LAC)
  49. Tony Jones, NO (vs. GB)*
  50. Rhamondre Stevenson, NE (vs. MIA)
  51. Damien Williams, CHI (at LAR)
  52. Rashaad Penny, SEA (at IND)
  53. Matt Breida, BUF (vs. PIT)
  54. JaMycal Hasty, SF (at DET)
  55. Ty Johnson, NYJ (at CAR)
  56. Joshua Kelley, LAC (at WAS)
  57. Phillip Lindsay, HOU (vs. JAC)
  58. Joshua Kelley, LAC (at WAS)
  59. Alexander Mattison, MIN (at CIN)
  60. Devontae Booker, NYG (vs. DEN)

* - game is being played in Jacksonville