2016 Fantasy Football PPR Rankings: Week 2 Running Backs

Tier 1 – Potential Top Scorers

1. David Johnson (ARI) vs. TB

2. C.J. Anderson (DEN) vs. IND

3. DeAngelo Williams (PIT) vs. Cin

4. Lamar Miller (HOU) vs. KC

Tier 2 – Legitimate RB1s

5. Ezekiel Elliott (DAL) @ WAS

6. Mark Ingram (NO) @ NYG

7.  Spencer Ware (KC) @ HOU

8. LeSean McCoy (BUF) vs. NYJ

9. Adrian Peterson (MIN) vs. GB

10. Matt Forte (NYJ) @ BUF

Tier 3 – Low-end RB1s, Elite RB2s

11.  DeMarco Murray (TEN) @ DET

12.  Todd Gurley (LA) vs. SEA

13. Jeremy Langford (CHI) vs. Phi

14. Rashad Jennings (NYG) vs. NO

15. Danny Woodhead (SD) vs. JAC

Tier 4 – Solid RB2s

16. Latavius Murray (OAK) vs. ATL

17. Ryan Mathews (PHI) @ CHI

18. Eddie Lacy (GB) @ MIN

19. Doug Martin (ATL) @ ARI

20. Devonta Freeman (ATL) @ OAK – This is the week we find out if he’ll be a major bust, or if the Week 1 RB receiving distribution was just a fluke.

21. Melvin Gordon (SD) vs. JAC

Tier 4.5

22. T.J. Yeldon (JAC) @ SD

23. Arian Foster (MIA) @ NE

24. Theo Riddick (DET) vs. TEN

25. Ameer Abdullah (DET) vs. TEN

26. Jonathan Stewart (CAR) vs. SF

27. Carlos Hyde (SF) @ CAR – With Hyde almost assuredly swimming against the game flow in a projected blow out, we’ll get a look to see just what type of fantasy asset he’ll be. Matchup based play only, or a truly valuable weekly RB.

28. Thomas Rawls (SEA) @ LA – Update:  Rawls was just named the starter just named the starter against an LA Rams Defense that allowed three rushing TDs in Week 1. If the reports suggest he’s going to be featured, Rawls will shoot up.

Tier 5 – Flexable Options

29. James White (NE) vs. MIA

30. Jeremy Hill (CIN) @ PIT

31. Duke Johnson (CLE) vs. Bal

32. Tevin Coleman (ATL) @ OAK

33. Giovani Bernard (CIN) @ PIT

34. LeGarrette Blount (NE) vs. MIA

35. Shane Vereen (NYG) vs. NO

36. Frank Gore (IND) @ DEN

Tier 6 – Last usable names

37. Darren Sproles (PHI) @ CHI

38. Charles Sims (TB) @ ARI

39. Matt Jones (WAS) vs. DAL

40. Isaiah Crowell (CLE) vs. BAL

41. Derrick Henry (TEN) @ DET

42. Shaun Draughn (SF) @ CAR

43. DeAndre Washington (OAK) vs. ATL

44. Jalen Richard (OAK) vs. ATL


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