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Fantasy Football 2023: Week 2 RB Rankings (Saturday Update)

Last week was one of the worst scoring weeks in fantasy football history, so if you want to win this week, my Week 2 RB rankings will give you a huge leg up.

One thing I took away from last week is that these workhorse RBs weren’t workhorsebacks. Joshua Kelly, Kyren Williams, Tyjae Spears, and Jerome Ford all stole carries from the RB1. Spears out-snapped Derrick Henry 34 to 30. Week 2 will be interesting to see if these backfields continue to split carries.

As far as injuries, the most significant was J.K. Dobbins going down with a season-ending Achilles injury. Be on the lookout for Justice Hill and Gus Edwards to jump in for these Week 2 RB rankings.

Running Back Notes:

  • Aaron Jones is my RB11 for Week 2. He did have a monster game but did sustain a hamstring injury, as he broke a 35-yard receiving touchdown. There isn’t any news on him missing Week 2, but he does drop a little if he is not 100%. AJ Dillon and Jones both split snaps evenly, but it was Jones who dropped 25.7 fantasy points. This Green Bay offense looked fluid and it looks as if Jones will be the focal point of this offense. He is a high-end RB2 against Atlanta this week.
  • Tyler Allgeier jumped up to my RB27 this week as he pounded in a two-touchdown game last week. Bijan Robinson is still the RB1 in this offense, but Allgeier did get a significant amount of carries. He also produced 22.9 fantasy points on 15 carries for 75 yards and two touchdowns. Robinson had 10 carries but was more active in the receiving game as he hauled in all six of his targets. Robinson only outsnapped Allgeier by four. So, going forward if you lost Dobbins or are unsure about one of your RBs, Allgeier is a great flex start this week.
  • Najee Harris falls to RB26 this week and it doesn’t look good for the third-year back. He will face a tough Browns defense who basically shut out the Bengals last week. The Browns only gave up 11.1 fantasy points in total to the running backs last week. The Steelers didn’t look fluid at all last week, and if they can’t get the passing game going, then the run game is going to fall apart. I’d bench Harris this week.
  • Lastly, I have Jahmyr Gibbs as my RB14. However, David Montgomery was on the field way more than Gibbs. But, it was Gibbs that was more explosive. Gibbs should have added a touchdown if he didn’t slip on his run. This week the Lions have the Seahawks, and the Rams backfield just ran up and down their defense. Expect Gibbs to do the same.

Week 2 RB Rankings

More Week 2 Fantasy Football Rankings: Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | Half-PPR by Position | Flex Rankings | Positional Ranks w/ K & DST | Dynasty | Superflex Dynasty

These RB rankings are based on half-PPR scoring

1Christian McCaffreySFat LAR
2Nick ChubbCLEat PIT
3Saquon BarkleyNYGat ARI
4Derrick HenryTENvs. LAC
5Tony PollardDALvs. NYJ
6Bijan RobinsonATLvs. GB
7Travis Etienne Jr.JACvs. KC
8Kenneth Walker IIISEAat DET
9Joe MixonCINvs. BAL
10Aaron JonesGBat ATL
11Josh JacobsLVat BUF
12David MontgomeryDETvs. SEA
13Jahmyr GibbsDETvs. SEA
14Alexander MattisonMINat PHI
15James CookBUFvs. LV
16Isiah PachecoKCat JAC
17Rhamondre StevensonNEvs. MIA
18Rachaad WhiteTBvs. CHI
19James ConnerARIvs. NYG
20Dameon PierceHOUvs. IND
21Joshua KelleyLACat TEN
22Raheem MostertMIAat NE
23Kenneth GainwellPHIvs. MIN
24Miles SandersCARvs. NO
25Jamaal WilliamsNOat CAR
26Najee HarrisPITvs. CLE
27Tyler AllgeierATLvs. GB
28Brian Robinson Jr.WASat DEN
29Javonte WilliamsDENvs. WAS
30Samaje PerineDENvs. WAS
31Justice HillBALat CIN
32Breece HallNYJat DAL
33AJ DillonGBat ATL
34Dalvin CookNYJat DAL
35Kyren WilliamsLARvs. SF
36Khalil HerbertCHIat TB
37Cam AkersLARvs. SF
38Tank BigsbyJACvs. KC
39Jerick McKinnonKCat JAC
40Gus EdwardsBALat CIN
41Ezekiel ElliottNEvs. MIA
42Roschon JohnsonCHIat TB
43Zach CharbonnetSEAat DET
44Damien HarrisBUFvs. LV
45Antonio GibsonWASat DEN
46Jaylen WarrenPITvs. CLE
47Elijah MitchellSFat LAR
48D'Andre SwiftPHIvs. MIN
49Deon JacksonINDat HOU
50D'Onta ForemanCHIat TB
51De'Von AchaneMIAat NE
52Rico DowdleDALvs. NYJ
53Jerome FordCLEat PIT
54Tyjae SpearsTENvs. LAC
55Chuba HubbardCARvs. NO
56Devin SingletaryHOUvs. IND
57Chris EvansCINvs. BAL
58Zack MossINDat HOU
59Clyde Edwards-HelaireKCat JAC
60Zamir WhiteLVat BUF

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