Fantasy Football Week 1 RB Rankings

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The NFL regular season is finally here! Let's get off to a hot start and begin the year 1-0.

All of my rankings reflect the order in which I would start a player in half-point PPR leagues with otherwise standard scoring (only slight adjustments are needed in full-point PPR). These rankings will be updated occasionally as needed throughout the week so be sure to check back in with The Draft Network often to gain an edge on your leaguemates.

If you have any specific questions or want to know more about what I think of certain players, hit me up on Twitter (@JaimeEisner). I’d be happy to chat with you!

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  1. Alvin Kamara (RB - NO) | vs. HOU
  2. Christian McCaffrey (RB - CAR) | vs. LAR
  3. Saquon Barkley (RB - NYG) | @ DAL
  4. Leonard Fournette (RB - JAX) | vs. KC
  5. Dalvin Cook (RB - MIN) | vs. ATL
  6. Chris Carson (RB - SEA) | vs. CIN
  7. Nick Chubb (RB - CLE) | vs. TEN
  8. David Johnson (RB - ARI) | vs. DET
  9. James Conner (RB - PIT) | @ NE
  10. Le'Veon Bell (RB - NYJ) | vs. BUF
  11. Todd Gurley (RB - LAR) | @ CAR
  12. Damien Williams (RB - KC) | @ JAX
  13. Mark Ingram (RB - BAL) | @ MIA
  14. Sony Michel (RB - NE) | vs. PIT
  15. Kerryon Johnson (RB - DET) | @ARI
  16. Joe Mixon (RB - CIN) | @ SEA
  17. Phillip Lindsay (RB - DEN) | @ OAK
  18. Aaron Jones (RB - GB) | @ CHI
  19. Devonta Freeman (RB - ATL) | @ MIN
  20. Josh Jacobs (RB - OAK) | vs. DEN
  21. Marlon Mack (RB - IND) | @ LAC
  22. James White (RB - NE) | vs. PIT
  23. Derrick Henry (RB - TEN) | @ CLE
  24. Austin Ekeler (RB - LAC) | vs. IND
  25. Duke Johnson (RB - HOU) | @ NO
  26. Ezekiel Elliott (RB - DAL) | vs. NYG
  27. David Montgomery (RB - CHI) | vs. GB
  28. Tarik Cohen (RB - CHI) | vs. GB
  29. Matt Breida (RB - SF) | @ TB
  30. Tevin Coleman (RB - SF) | @ TB
  31. Latavius Murray (RB - NO) | vs. HOU
  32. Justin Jackson (RB - LAC) | vs. IND
  33. Kenyan Drake (RB - MIA) | vs. BAL
  34. Tony Pollard (RB - DAL) | vs. NYG
  35. Derrius Guice (RB - WSH) | @ PHI
  36. Miles Sanders (RB - PHI) | vs. WSH
  37. Dion Lewis (RB - TEN) | @ CLE
  38. Jordan Howard (RB - PHI) | vs. WSH
  39. Royce Freeman (RB - DEN) | @ OAK
  40. Peyton Barber (RB - TB) | vs. SF
  41. Ronald Jones II (RB - TB) | vs. SF
  42. Devin Singletary (RB - BUF) | @ NYJ
  43. Rashaad Penny (RB - SEA) | vs. CIN
  44. Chris Thompson (RB - WSH) | @ PHI
  45. Adrian Peterson (RB - WSH) | @ PHI
  46. Darrell Henderson (RB - LAR) | @ CAR
  47. Darwin Thompson (RB - KC) | @ JAX
  48. C.J. Anderson (RB - DET) | @ ARI
  49. Kalen Ballage (RB - MIA) | vs. BAL
  50. Frank Gore (RB - BUF) | @ NYJ

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