Fantasy Football Rankings Week 8: Running back

Not all working backs will be wholesome on the identical time. Saquon Barkley and Todd Gurley made returns from harm in Week 7, however Alvin Kamara was out and David Johnson successfully sat all recreation in favor of Chase Edmonds. It acquired worse — Kerryon Johnson exited early due to an harm, and Devonta Freeman was ejected. Fantasy house owners could have been pulling their hair out in every single place. Week Eight RB rankings will solely really take form because the week goes on, however we will attain some conclusions now.

We have been a bit nervous in regards to the scenario within the Green Bay backfield heading into Week 7, however then look what occurred within the first half — each Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams caught touchdowns. When the Packers’ offense goes properly, you’ll be able to most likely rely on each of these guys. That’s very true in Week Eight when Green Bay travels to Kansas City, who has been poor towards the run previous to a superb Week 7 displaying in Denver.

Speaking of Denver: That offense has us involved. It would not appear like they’ll do a lot, as after a powerful opening Thursday night time drive, it may barely get first downs. There’s additionally the frustratingly even cut up between Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman. On the street towards Indy in Week 8, we’d keep away from each these backs if doable.

The different committee that hasn’t completely resolved itself is the Chargers’ duo of Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler. They get a matchup with the Bears in Week 8, which we would usually consider as intimidating. With Akiem Hicks on IR, although, it should not be as large a problem. The greater concern is whether or not the Chargers’ offense appears to be like adequate to belief, and if one of many backs will get sufficient work to be dependable in fantasy. Neither working back was efficient Sunday on the bottom, however each scored by means of the air and Ekeler made a distinction within the passing recreation when the Chargers lined him up as a wideout.

One factor to observe coming off of bye this week is the Pittsburgh backfield. James Conner did not end the Steelers’ Week 6 recreation, and Benny Snell Jr. ran 17 occasions for 75 yards. Whoever is beginning there’s a nice play towards the Dolphins on Monday Night Football in Week 8, and Snell may nonetheless work as a FLEX even when Conner is energetic.

Before we get to the rankings, Week Eight byes declare Ezekiel Elliott and Mark Ingram, two every-week fantasy starters.

Reminder: As at all times, we count on to make loads of adjustments to those rankings all through the week, so test back for updates. 

 

 

  • 26 Carlos Hyde, HOU vs. OAK
    27 Royce Freeman, DEN @ IND
    28 Jordan Howard, PHI @ BUF
    29 Chase Edmonds, ARZ @ NO
    30 Latavius Murray, NO vs. ARZ
    31 Frank Gore, BUF vs. PHI
    32 James White, NE vs. CLE
    33 Benny Snell, Jr., PIT vs. MIA
    34 Mark Walton, MIA @ PIT
    35 Austin Ekeler, LAC @ CHI
    36 Kenyan Drake, MIA @ PIT
    37 Adrian Peterson, WAS @ MIN
    38 Miles Sanders, PHI @ BUF
    39 Ronald Jones, TB @ TEN
    40 Matt Breida, SF vs. CAR
    41 Duke Johnson Jr., HOU vs. OAK
    42 Damien Williams, KC vs. GB
    43 Devin Singletary, BUF vs. PHI
    44 Nyheim Hines, IND vs. DEN
    45 Tarik Cohen, CHI vs. LAC
    46 Chris Thompson, WAS @ MIN
    47 Peyton Barber, TB @ TEN
    48 Alexander Mattison, MIN vs. WAS
    49 Darrel Williams, KC vs. GB
    50 Darrell Henderson, LAR vs. CIN
    51 Dare Ogunbowale, TB @ TEN
    52 Ty Johnson, DET vs. NYG
    53 Kalen Ballage, MIA @ PIT
    54 Raheem Mostert, SF vs. CAR
    55 Giovani Bernard, CIN @ LAR
    56 Rex Burkhead, NE vs. CLE
    57 Jordan Wilkins, IND vs. DEN
    58 Ty Montgomery, NYJ @ JAX
    59 J.D. McKissic, DET vs. NYG
    60 C.J. Prosise, SEA @ ATL
    61 Rashaad Penny, SEA vs. ATL
    62 Dion Lewis, TEN vs. TB
    63 Dontrell Hilliard, CLE @ NE
    64 Wayne Gallman, NYG @ DET


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