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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.

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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

More Week 8 Rankings: QB | RB | WR | TE | Kicker | D/ST | PPR | Flex

1Derrick HenryTENat IND
2Ezekiel ElliottDALat MIN
3Dalvin CookMINvs. DAL
4Jonathan TaylorINDvs. TEN
5Austin EkelerLACvs. NE
6D'Andre SwiftDETvs. PHI
7Aaron JonesGBat ARI
8James RobinsonJACat SEA
9Alvin KamaraNOvs. TB
10Joe MixonCINat NYJ
11Najee HarrisPITat CLE
12Darrell Henderson Jr.LARat HOU
13Nick ChubbCLEvs. PIT
14Damien HarrisNEat LAC
15Cordarrelle PattersonATLvs. CAR
16Darrel WilliamsKCvs. NYG
17Leonard FournetteTBat NO
18Chuba HubbardCARat ATL
19Antonio GibsonWASat DEN
20Elijah MitchellSFat CHI
21James ConnerARIvs. GB
22Devontae BookerNYGat KC
23Khalil HerbertCHIvs. SF
24Chase EdmondsARIvs. GB
25Melvin Gordon IIIDENvs. WAS
26Javonte WilliamsDENvs. WAS
27Kenneth GainwellPHIat DET
28Zack MossBUFvs. MIA
29Myles GaskinMIAat BUF
30Alex CollinsSEAvs. JAC
31J.D. McKissicWASat DEN
32Tony PollardDALat MIN
33Michael CarterNYJvs. CIN
34Jamaal WilliamsDETvs. PHI
35Devin SingletaryBUFvs. MIA
36Mike DavisATLvs. CAR
37AJ DillonGBat ARI
38Nyheim HinesINDvs. TEN
39D'Ernest JohnsonCLEvs. PIT
40Damien WilliamsCHIvs. SF
41David JohnsonHOUvs. LAR
42Mark Ingram IIHOUvs. LAR
43Ty JohnsonNYJvs. CIN
44Boston ScottPHIat DET
45Sony MichelLARat HOU
46Samaje PerineCINat NYJ
47Salvon AhmedMIAat BUF
48Alexander MattisonMINvs. DAL
49Jerick McKinnonKCvs. NYG
50Ronald Jones IITBat NO

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