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Week 2 Fantasy Football Rankings: Running Backs

Joe Mixon climbs higher and into the top 10 after an impressive start to the 2021 NFL season

UPDATED: September 19, 2021

The first week of the 2021 NFL season is on the books! We're moving on to Week 2 a little wiser so let's use that knowledge to our advantage over our opponents.

Wise decisions go a long way and while you can't lose a league this early in the season, 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!

Week 2 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em: QUARTERBACKS | RUNNING BACKS | WIDE RECEIVERS | TIGHT ENDS | KICKERS | TEAM DEFENSES

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Dec 8, 2019; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (28) runs the ball past Cleveland Browns cornerback Juston Burris (31) during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

RUNNING BACKS

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

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