2021 Fantasy Football: Week 2 RB Rankings
Week 1 of fantasy football is in the books and I have the perfect Week 2 RB rankings list for you. Week 1 was filled with surprises and new injuries. We now have a look at how teams will be using their running backs. There are a lot of great matchups this week and also we got a first-hand look at how running back committees are working.
In Week 1 I took some hot takes on RB rankings. But, after watching football all day on Sunday, I know snap counts with running backs and what defenses can stop the run. My Week 2 RB rankings will be a perfect cheat sheet for you to continue your winning streak or redeem yourself from a Week 1 loss.
Below I have the top 50 running backs for Week 2. Again these rankings are based on a half-PPR format.
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Week 2 Notes:
I have Najee Harris at seven this week, even though his rookie debut was not ideal for a workhorse running back. This week Harris will be at home against the Las Vegas Raiders. The Raiders gave up 16 fantasy points to Ty’Son Williams on Monday night. The Raiders had a lot of trouble stopping the run and Harris will have a bounce-back week in this favorable matchup.
Another surprise who made it high on the Week 2 RB ranking list is Damien Harris. Damien Harris had 100 rushing yards last week against the Miami Dolphins. For Week 2 Damien Harris will play the New York Jets. Damien Harris dropped 71 rushing yards against the Jets in last season’s matchup. Last week, we got a look and now we know Damien Harris is the guy in the backfield.
The last favorable match I love this week is D’Andre Swift on the road against the Green Bay Packers. I have Swift at 14 in my Week 2 RB rankings because of his ability to catch the ball. I don’t see the Packers falling apart as they did against the New Orleans Saints. But, Swift played well against the Packers last season, dropping 9 fantasy points in their first meeting and 13 in the second. Now with a year of experience under his belt, I have Swift dropping 20 fantasy points this week.
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Week 2 RB Rankings
|1||Christian McCaffrey||CAR||vs. NO|
|2||Dalvin Cook||MIN||at ARI|
|3||Alvin Kamara||NO||at CAR|
|4||Derrick Henry||TEN||at SEA|
|5||Nick Chubb||CLE||vs. HOU|
|6||Aaron Jones||GB||vs. DET|
|7||Najee Harris||PIT||vs. LV|
|8||Joe Mixon||CIN||at CHI|
|9||Antonio Gibson||WAS||vs. NYG|
|10||Austin Ekeler||LAC||vs. DAL|
|11||Ezekiel Elliott||DAL||at LAC|
|12||Chris Carson||SEA||vs. TEN|
|13||Jonathan Taylor||IND||vs. LAR|
|14||D'Andre Swift||DET||at GB|
|15||David Montgomery||CHI||vs. CIN|
|16||Damien Harris||NE||at NYJ|
|17||Clyde Edwards-Helaire||KC||at BAL|
|18||Miles Sanders||PHI||vs. SF|
|19||Kareem Hunt||CLE||vs. HOU|
|20||Saquon Barkley||NYG||at WAS|
|21||Darrell Henderson Jr.||LAR||at IND|
|22||Melvin Gordon III||DEN||at JAC|
|23||Ty'Son Williams||BAL||vs. KC|
|24||Myles Gaskin||MIA||vs. BUF|
|25||James Robinson||JAC||vs. DEN|
|26||Mike Davis||ATL||at TB|
|27||Josh Jacobs||LV||at PIT|
|28||Javonte Williams||DEN||at JAC|
|29||Chase Edmonds||ARI||vs. MIN|
|30||Leonard Fournette||TB||vs. ATL|
|31||Jamaal Williams||DET||at GB|
|32||Elijah Mitchell||SF||at PHI|
|33||Kenyan Drake||LV||at PIT|
|34||James Conner||ARI||vs. MIN|
|35||Devin Singletary||BUF||at MIA|
|36||Mark Ingram II||HOU||at CLE|
|37||AJ Dillon||GB||vs. DET|
|38||Nyheim Hines||IND||vs. LAR|
|39||Tevin Coleman||NYJ||vs. NE|
|40||Carlos Hyde||JAC||vs. DEN|
|41||James White||NE||at NYJ|
|42||Phillip Lindsay||HOU||at CLE|
|43||Tony Pollard||DAL||at LAC|
|44||Tony Jones Jr.||NO||at CAR|
|45||J.D. McKissic||WAS||vs. NYG|
|46||Kenneth Gainwell||PHI||vs. SF|
|47||Sony Michel||LAR||at IND|
|48||Giovani Bernard||TB||vs. ATL|
|49||Ty Johnson||NYJ||vs. NE|
|50||Latavius Murray||BAL||vs. KC|
If you liked Michael’s Week 2 RB Rankings, be sure to check out the rest of our Week 2 Rankings and Analysis!
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