Fantasy Football: Week 8 RB Rankings

Check out Kevin Hanson's top 65 running backs for Week 8 of the 2019 season.
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Kevin Hanson joins SI for the 2019 season. His fantasy rankings have placed him in the Top 20 in each of the past two seasons among all the industry experts tracked by FantasyPros.com, and he has been in the Top 25 in six of the past eight years.

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RB Start of the Week: Chase Edmonds, Arizona Cardinals (at NO)

Playing a position-high 94% of his team’s snaps last week, Chase Edmonds exploded for a 150-yard, three-touchdown performance on 29 touches against the Giants.

Scoring more fantasy points than any other running back last week, Edmonds has now scored in three consecutive games with double-digit fantasy points (half-PPR scoring) in each of those outings. During that span, the second-year back is averaging 5.7 yards per carry with 303 scrimmage yards and five total touchdowns.

After three soft matchups against the Bengals, Falcons and Giants, respectively, Edmonds and the Cardinals face a stiffer challenge in Week 8 against the Saints. New Orleans has allowed the third-fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs this season and the Cardinals are double-digit underdogs this week.

That said, the additions of Alfred Morris and Zach Zenner to the backfield bode well for Edmonds to get another large workload. Their signings could mean we don’t see David Johnson in Week 8 and DJ didn’t practice on Wednesday. Despite the difficult matchup, Edmonds could turn a high usage rate into high-end RB2 production in Week 8 if Johnson is indeed inactive.

RB Sit of the Week: Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals (at LAR)

Even with the team’s offensive line issues, few could have expected a healthy Joe Mixon to score only the 34-most fantasy points (half-PPR) through Week 7.

Things have been even worse more recently as Mixon rushed for two yards on 10 carries in Week 7 and added a two-yard receiving score. Over the past two weeks, he has a total of 18 carries for 12 yards. His median rushing yardage this season is 17 yards.

Negative game script has worked against Mixon as the winless Bengals have the fifth-worst scoring margin (-72) this season. No team has higher pass-play percentage than the Bengals (70.78%), but Mixon has only one or two receptions in three consecutive games and in five of seven this season.

Nearly two-touchdown underdogs against the Rams, the Bengals have the fourth-lowest implied total based on Week 8 Vegas odds.

Week 8 fantasy football running back rankings (half-PPR scoring):

RB1: Dalvin Cook, MIN vs WAS

RB2: Christian McCaffrey, CAR @ SF

RB3: Saquon Barkley, NYG @ DET

RB4: Leonard Fournette, JAC vs NYJ

RB5: Chris Carson, SEA @ ATL

RB6: Le'Veon Bell, NYJ @ JAC

RB7: James Conner, PIT vs MIA

RB8: Todd Gurley, LAR vs CIN

RB9: Aaron Jones, GB @ KC

RB10: Alvin Kamara, NO vs ARI

RB11: Derrick Henry, TEN vs TB

RB12: Nick Chubb, CLE @ NE

RB13: Marlon Mack, IND vs DEN

RB14: Chase Edmonds, ARI @ NO

RB15: Sony Michel, NE vs CLE

RB16: Josh Jacobs, OAK @ HOU

RB17: Devonta Freeman, ATL vs SEA

RB18: Latavius Murray, NO vs ARI

RB19: Phillip Lindsay, DEN @ IND

RB20: Tevin Coleman, SF vs CAR

RB21: Ty Johnson, DET vs NYG

RB22: Royce Freeman, DEN @ IND

RB23: Austin Ekeler, LAC @ CHI

RB24: David Montgomery, CHI vs LAC

RB25: Melvin Gordon, LAC @ CHI

RB26: James White, NE vs CLE

RB27: LeSean McCoy, KC vs GB

RB28: Carlos Hyde, HOU vs OAK

RB29: Jamaal Williams, GB @ KC

RB30: Joe Mixon, CIN @ LAR

RB31: Matt Breida, SF vs CAR

RB32: Frank Gore, BUF vs PHI

RB33: Jordan Howard, PHI @ BUF

RB34: Darrell Henderson, LAR vs CIN

RB35: Devin Singletary, BUF vs PHI

RB36: Adrian Peterson, WAS @ MIN

RB37: Tarik Cohen, CHI vs LAC

RB38: Miles Sanders, PHI @ BUF

RB39: Ronald Jones II, TB @ TEN

RB40: Damien Williams, KC vs GB

RB41: Kenyan Drake, MIA @ PIT

RB42: Duke Johnson, HOU vs OAK

RB43: Mark Walton, MIA @ PIT

RB44: Alexander Mattison, MIN vs WAS

RB45: J.D. McKissic, DET vs NYG

RB46: Wendell Smallwood, WAS @ MIN

RB47: Peyton Barber, TB @ TEN

RB48: Benny Snell Jr., PIT vs MIA

RB49: Giovani Bernard, CIN @ LAR

RB50: Nyheim Hines, IND vs DEN

RB51: DeAndre Washington, OAK @ HOU

RB52: Dion Lewis, TEN vs TB

RB53: Rashaad Penny, SEA @ ATL

RB54: Dare Ogunbowale, TB @ TEN

RB55: Darrel Williams, KC vs GB

RB56: Brian Hill, ATL vs SEA

RB57: Jalen Richard, OAK @ HOU

RB58: Brandon Bolden, NE vs CLE

RB59: Raheem Mostert, SF vs CAR

RB60: Jordan Wilkins, IND vs DEN

RB61: Wayne Gallman, NYG @ DET

RB62: C.J. Prosise, SEA @ ATL

RB63: Kalen Ballage, MIA @ PIT

RB64: Zach Zenner, ARI @ NO

RB65: Ty Montgomery, NYJ @ JAC

Week 8 fantasy football running back rankings (non-PPR scoring):

RB1: Dalvin Cook, MIN vs WAS

RB2: Saquon Barkley, NYG @ DET

RB3: Christian McCaffrey, CAR @ SF

RB4: Leonard Fournette, JAC vs NYJ

RB5: Chris Carson, SEA @ ATL

RB6: Le'Veon Bell, NYJ @ JAC

RB7: Derrick Henry, TEN vs TB

RB8: Todd Gurley, LAR vs CIN

RB9: Aaron Jones, GB @ KC

RB10: James Conner, PIT vs MIA

RB11: Sony Michel, NE vs CLE

RB12: Alvin Kamara, NO vs ARI

RB13: Nick Chubb, CLE @ NE

RB14: Marlon Mack, IND vs DEN

RB15: Josh Jacobs, OAK @ HOU

RB16: Latavius Murray, NO vs ARI

RB17: Chase Edmonds, ARI @ NO

RB18: Devonta Freeman, ATL vs SEA

RB19: Phillip Lindsay, DEN @ IND

RB20: Tevin Coleman, SF vs CAR

RB21: Royce Freeman, DEN @ IND

RB22: David Montgomery, CHI vs LAC

RB23: Ty Johnson, DET vs NYG

RB24: Melvin Gordon, LAC @ CHI

RB25: Austin Ekeler, LAC @ CHI

RB26: Carlos Hyde, HOU vs OAK

RB27: LeSean McCoy, KC vs GB

RB28: Joe Mixon, CIN @ LAR

RB29: Jamaal Williams, GB @ KC

RB30: Frank Gore, BUF vs PHI

RB31: Jordan Howard, PHI @ BUF

RB32: Matt Breida, SF vs CAR

RB33: James White, NE vs CLE

RB34: Darrell Henderson, LAR vs CIN

RB35: Devin Singletary, BUF vs PHI

RB36: Adrian Peterson, WAS @ MIN

RB37: Miles Sanders, PHI @ BUF

RB38: Ronald Jones II, TB @ TEN

RB39: Damien Williams, KC vs GB

RB40: Tarik Cohen, CHI vs LAC

RB41: Mark Walton, MIA @ PIT

RB42: Kenyan Drake, MIA @ PIT

RB43: Alexander Mattison, MIN vs WAS

RB44: Duke Johnson, HOU vs OAK

RB45: Peyton Barber, TB @ TEN

RB46: Wendell Smallwood, WAS @ MIN

RB47: J.D. McKissic, DET vs NYG

RB48: Benny Snell Jr., PIT vs MIA

RB49: DeAndre Washington, OAK @ HOU

RB50: Rashaad Penny, SEA @ ATL

RB51: Brandon Bolden, NE vs CLE

RB52: Giovani Bernard, CIN @ LAR

RB53: Darrel Williams, KC vs GB

RB54: Brian Hill, ATL vs SEA

RB55: Nyheim Hines, IND vs DEN

RB56: Dion Lewis, TEN vs TB

RB57: Dare Ogunbowale, TB @ TEN

RB58: Jordan Wilkins, IND vs DEN

RB59: Raheem Mostert, SF vs CAR

RB60: Jalen Richard, OAK @ HOU

RB61: Zach Zenner, ARI @ NO

RB62: Wayne Gallman, NYG @ DET

RB63: Jeff Wilson, SF vs CAR

RB64: Kalen Ballage, MIA @ PIT

RB65: Alfred Morris, ARI @ NO 

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