Fantasy Football Week 1 RB Rankings

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The NFL regular season is finally here! After the wildest offseason of all-time—both for on and off the field reasons—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 full-point PPR leagues with otherwise default scoring (only slight adjustments are needed in half-point PPR). Jake Arians’ standard scoring rankings will be linked here when available. These rankings will be updated occasionally as needed throughout the week, so be sure to check back 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. Christian McCaffrey (RB - CAR) | vs. LV
  2. Ezekiel Elliott (RB - DAL) | @ LAR (SNF)
  3. Dalvin Cook (RB - MIN) | vs. GB
  4. Aaron Jones (RB - GB) | @ MIN
  5. Josh Jacobs (RB - LV) | @ CAR
  6. Austin Ekeler (RB - LAC) | @ CIN
  7. Saquon Barkley (RB - NYG) | vs. PIT (MNF)
  8. Alvin Kamara (RB - NO) | vs. TB
  9. Joe Mixon (RB - CIN) | vs. LAC
  10. Derrick Henry (RB - TEN) | @ DEN (MNF)
  11. James Conner (RB - PIT) | @ NYG (MNF)
  12. Clyde Edwards-Helaire (RB - KC) | vs. HOU (TNF)
  13. Todd Gurley (RB - ATL) | vs. SEA
  14. Chris Carson (RB - SEA) | @ ATL
  15. Nick Chubb (RB - CLE) | @ BAL
  16. Boston Scott (RB - PHI) | @ WSH
  17. Kenyan Drake (RB - ARI) | vs. SF
  18. Mark Ingram (RB - BAL) | vs. CLE
  19. David Johnson (RB - HOU) | @ KC (TNF)
  20. Le’Veon Bell (RB - NYJ) | @ BUF
  21. Raheem Mostert (RB - SF) | vs. ARI
  22. Tarik Cohen (RB - CHI) | @ DET
  23. Kareem Hunt (RB - CLE) | @ BAL
  24. James White (RB - NE) | vs. MIA
  25. Antonio Gibson (RB - WSH) | vs. PHI
  26. Marlon Mack (RB - IND) | @ JAX
  27. Devin Singletary (RB - BUF) | vs. NYJ
  28. Matt Breida (RB - MIA) | @ NE
  29. Jonathan Taylor (RB - IND) | @ JAX
  30. Melvin Gordon (RB - DEN) | vs. TEN (MNF)
  31. David Montgomery (RB - CHI) | @ DET
  32. Leonard Fournette (RB - TB) | @ NO
  33. James Robinson (RB - JAX) | vs. IND
  34. Cam Akers (RB - LAR) | vs. DAL
  35. Kerryon Johnson (RB - DET) | vs. CHI
  36. Chris Thompson (RB - JAX) | vs. IND
  37. Phillip Lindsay (RB - DEN) | vs. TEN (MNF)
  38. Jordan Howard (RB - MIA) | @ NE
  39. Nyheim Hines (RB - IND) | @ JAX
  40. Ronald Jones (RB - TB) | @ NO
  41. D’Andre Swift (RB - DET) | vs. CHI
  42. Zack Moss (RB - BUF) | vs. NYJ
  43. Malcolm Brown (RB - LAR) | vs. DAL (SNF)
  44. Corey Clement (RB - PHI) | @ WSH
  45. Sony Michel (RB - NE) | vs. MIA
  46. Duke Johnson (RB - HOU) | @ KC (MNF)
  47. Tevin Coleman (RB - SF) | vs. ARI
  48. Bryce Love (RB - WSH) | vs. PHI
  49. Darrel Williams (RB - KC) | vs. HOU (TNF)
  50. Alexander Mattison (RB - CHI) | vs. GB

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Jaime Eisner

Managing Editor

Managing Editor of The Draft Network. He’s a former editor for Sports Illustrated, FanRag Sports and Arizona Sports. He’s the co-host of the TDN Fantasy Podcast and has an extensive background covering fantasy sports and sports betting.

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