2021 Fantasy Football: Week 8 RB Rankings
Welcome back to another RB rankings analysis by yours truly, this week we’ll be going over Week 8 matchups. Week 7 was a nightmare with almost every top running back on a bye week, but for Week 8 we have our top RBs back in action.
Dalvin Cook looks to finally be back and healthy and just had 140 yards and a touchdown the week before his bye. This week I have Cook ranked as the number three running back. Austin Ekeler is another back that is coming off a bye week and breaks the top five.
Just as a reminder if you haven’t seen my other RB rankings, this list is based on half PPR scoring.
Week 8 RB Rankings Notes:
Derrick Henry as my number one ranked RB for Week 8 should come as no surprise. The Titans are running the entire offense through Henry this year. Even in a half-PPR scoring format, he is still the clear number one. He does have a tough matchup against the Colts this week, but you know Henry is still going to get close to 30 attempts. In fact, through seven weeks his average on rushing attempts is 27.
D’Andre Swift is another running back that I have trending up week by week. This week I have Swift as the RB6. Last week Swift dropped 24 fantasy points on the Rams. This week he has a much more favorable matchup against the Eagles. The Eagles just gave up two rushing touchdowns last week to the Raiders, where Josh Jacobs and Kenyan Drake both scored. Swift has been dominant in the passing game and is a great pick for an RB1 in your lineup this week.
Lastly, I’m back on the Damien Harris train. I lost hope in him when he lost his carries in Weeks 3 and 4. But over the last three weeks, he has had 14,18, and 14 rushing attempts. He is the clear lead back in the Patriots backfield. He has also had four rushing touchdowns in his last three games. This week he will go against the Chargers who are giving up the second-most fantasy points to running backs this year.
Week 8 RB Rankings
|1||Derrick Henry||TEN||at IND|
|2||Ezekiel Elliott||DAL||at MIN|
|3||Dalvin Cook||MIN||vs. DAL|
|4||Jonathan Taylor||IND||vs. TEN|
|5||Austin Ekeler||LAC||vs. NE|
|6||D'Andre Swift||DET||vs. PHI|
|7||Aaron Jones||GB||at ARI|
|8||James Robinson||JAC||at SEA|
|9||Alvin Kamara||NO||vs. TB|
|10||Joe Mixon||CIN||at NYJ|
|11||Najee Harris||PIT||at CLE|
|12||Darrell Henderson Jr.||LAR||at HOU|
|13||Nick Chubb||CLE||vs. PIT|
|14||Damien Harris||NE||at LAC|
|15||Cordarrelle Patterson||ATL||vs. CAR|
|16||Darrel Williams||KC||vs. NYG|
|17||Leonard Fournette||TB||at NO|
|18||Chuba Hubbard||CAR||at ATL|
|19||Antonio Gibson||WAS||at DEN|
|20||Elijah Mitchell||SF||at CHI|
|21||James Conner||ARI||vs. GB|
|22||Devontae Booker||NYG||at KC|
|23||Khalil Herbert||CHI||vs. SF|
|24||Chase Edmonds||ARI||vs. GB|
|25||Melvin Gordon III||DEN||vs. WAS|
|26||Javonte Williams||DEN||vs. WAS|
|27||Kenneth Gainwell||PHI||at DET|
|28||Zack Moss||BUF||vs. MIA|
|29||Myles Gaskin||MIA||at BUF|
|30||Alex Collins||SEA||vs. JAC|
|31||J.D. McKissic||WAS||at DEN|
|32||Tony Pollard||DAL||at MIN|
|33||Michael Carter||NYJ||vs. CIN|
|34||Jamaal Williams||DET||vs. PHI|
|35||Devin Singletary||BUF||vs. MIA|
|36||Mike Davis||ATL||vs. CAR|
|37||AJ Dillon||GB||at ARI|
|38||Nyheim Hines||IND||vs. TEN|
|39||D'Ernest Johnson||CLE||vs. PIT|
|40||Damien Williams||CHI||vs. SF|
|41||David Johnson||HOU||vs. LAR|
|42||Mark Ingram II||HOU||vs. LAR|
|43||Ty Johnson||NYJ||vs. CIN|
|44||Boston Scott||PHI||at DET|
|45||Sony Michel||LAR||at HOU|
|46||Samaje Perine||CIN||at NYJ|
|47||Salvon Ahmed||MIA||at BUF|
|48||Alexander Mattison||MIN||vs. DAL|
|49||Jerick McKinnon||KC||vs. NYG|
|50||Ronald Jones II||TB||at NO|
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