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Week 1 Fantasy Football Rankings: Running Backs

Expectations are high for the hard-knock Lions and D'Andre Swift, ranked eighth vs. the Eagles in Week 1.

Finally! We made it! It's the start of Week 1 and because of the Labor Day holiday, it's already Tuesday so we're less than two days away from the regular season kickoff during Thursday Night Football, when the Rams will host the Bills. I hope you're ready to dive into this week's NFL slate because I know I am. 

One game I'm looking forward to is Chiefs at the Cardinals—Patrick Mahomes vs. Kyler Murray. That matchup has highest over/under point total (53.5) over at SI Sportsbook. Another potential shootout is the Bengals vs. Cowboys game (O/U 51). Both of those games feature some of the best fantasy players in all the land so it's no surprise that the markets are expecting fireworks.

My rankings: QB | RB | WR | TE | FLEX | K | DST

Week 1 running back rankings (PPR)

  1. Jonathan Taylor, IND (at HOU)
  2. Christian McCaffrey, CAR (vs. CLE)
  3. Derrick Henry, TEN (vs. NYG)
  4. Austin Ekeler, LAC (vs. LV)
  5. Joe Mixon, CIN (vs. PIT)
  6. Dalvin Cook, MIN (vs. GB)
  7. Alvin Kamara, NO (at ATL)
  8. D'Andre Swift, DET (vs. PHI)
  9. Najee Harris, PIT (at CIN)
  10. James Conner, ARI (vs. KC)
  11. Leonard Fournette, TB (at DAL)
  12. Aaron Jones, GB (at MIN)
  13. Javonte Williams, DEN (at SEA)
  14. Saquon Barkley, NYG (at TEN)
  15. Nick Chubb, CLE (at CAR)
  16. Antonio Gibson, WAS (vs. JAC)
  17. Travis Etienne, JAC (at WAS)
  18. Elijah Mitchell, SF (at CHI)
  19. David Montgomery, CHI (vs. SF)
  20. Chase Edmonds, MIA (vs. NE)
  21. Ezekiel Elliott, DAL (vs. TB)
  22. Josh Jacobs, LV (at LAC)
  23. Dameon Pierce, HOU (vs. IND)
  24. Rashaad Penny, SEA (vs. DEN)
  25. A.J. Dillon, GB (at MIN)
  26. Rhamondre Stevenson, NE (at MIA)
  27. Tony Pollard, DAL (vs. TB)
  28. Damien Harris, NE (at MIA)
  29. Miles Sanders, PHI (at DET)
  30. Cordarrelle Patterson, ATL (vs. NO)
  31. Cam Akers, LAR (vs. BUF)
  32. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC (at ARI)
  33. Breece Hall, NYJ (vs. BAL)
  34. Kareem Hunt, CLE (at CAR)
  35. Devin Singletary, BUF (at LAR)
  36. Darrell Henderson, LAR (vs. BUF)
  37. Michael Carter, NYJ (vs. BAL)
  38. Melvin Gordon, DEN (at SEA)
  39. J.D. McKissic, WAS (vs. JAC)
  40. Nyheim Hines, IND (at HOU)
  41. Mike Davis, BAL (at NYJ)
  42. Jamaal Williams, DET (vs. PHI)
  43. Kenneth Gainwell, PHI (at DET)
  44. Damien Williams, ATL (vs. NO)
  45. Raheem Mostert, MIA (vs. NE)
  46. Kenyan Drake, BAL (at NYJ)
  47. Ameer Abdullah, LV (at LAC)
  48. James Robinson, JAC (at WAS)
  49. Rex Burkhead, HOU (vs. IND)
  50. Mark Ingram, NO (at ATL)
  51. Zack Moss, BUF (at LAR)
  52. Isiah Pacheco, KC (at ARI)
  53. Travis Homer, SEA (vs. DEN)
  54. Dontrell Hilliard, TEN (vs. NYG)
  55. Rachaad White, TB (at DAL)
  56. Samaje Perine, CIN (vs. PIT)
  57. Jerick McKinnon, KC (at ARI)
  58. Khalil Herbert, CHI (vs. SF)
  59. Tyler Allgeier, ATL (vs. NO)
  60. Alexander Mattison, MIN (vs. GB)

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