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Week 3 Fantasy Football Rankings: Running Backs

Nick Chubb looks to stay hot in Week 3 in a game against the AFC North divisional rival Pittsburgh Steelers.

Another intense slate of NFL action is surely on tap in Week 3. So many expectations subverted, so many pleasant surprises. I hope the fantasy gods have been in your corner! I'm back again to help you make those tough lineup decisions and they'll only get tougher once bye weeks begin in Week 6.

Meanwhile, there are a few potential high-scoring games that I'm keeping my eyes on and taking into special consideration this week. The game with the highest over/under point total on SI Sportsbook is from the Lions vs. Vikings matchup (O/U 53). Just behind that total is the AFC East divisional matchup between the Bills and Dolphins (O/U 52.5). How impressive has Buffalo been? Wow. Next highest point total is the game between the Chiefs and Colts (O/U 50.5).

On the flip side, the lowest point totals are Steelers vs. Browns (O/U 38.5), Cowboys vs. Giants (O/U 39) and Texans vs. Bears (O/U 40).

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

Week 3 running back rankings (PPR)

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

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