Fantasy football running back rankings for Week 3

Week 3 is upon us and here are my rankings.  If you want an explanation of the rankings, just let me know in the comments or on the interactive forums in the start em sit em section.  Good luck and may your teams score many points.

Without further ado:

  1. Adrian Peterson v. Det
  2. Chris Johnson @ NYG
  3. Rashard Mendenhall @ TB
  4. Frank Gore @ KC
  5. Chris Wells v. Oak
  6. Ray Rice v. Cle
  7. Maurice Jones-Drew v Phil
  8. DeAngelo Williams v. Cin
  9. Arian Foster v. Dal
  10. Darren McFadden @ Ari
  11. Jamaal Charles v. San Fran
  12. Steven Jackson v. Wash
  13. LeSean McCoy @ Jax
  14. Jahvid Best @ Minn
  15. Ronnie Brown v. Jets
  16. Pierre Thomas v. Atl
  17. Ryan Mathews @ Sea (watch injury)
  18. Michael Turner @ NO (watch injury)
  19. Brandon Jackson @ Chi
  20. Knowshon Moreno v. Indy
  21. Ahmad Bradshaw v. Ten
  22. Shonn Green @ Mia
  23. Cedric Benson @ Car
  24. Matt Forte v. GB
  25. Donald Brown @ Den
  26. Clinton Portis @ Stl
  27. Felix Jones @ Hou
  28. Marion Barber @ Hou
  29. Thomas Jones v. San Fran
  30. Jonathan Stewart v. Cin
  31. Joseph Addai @ Den(injury concerns)
  32. Ricky Williams v. Jets
  33. Caddie Williams v. Pit
  34. Jerome Harrison v. Balt
  35. Darren Sproles @ Sea
  36. Jason Snelling @ NO
  37. Mike Tolbert @ Sea
  38. Tim Hightower v. Oak
  39. C. J. Spiller @ NE
  40. Leon Washington v. SD
  41. Mike Bell @ Jax
  42. Laurence Maroney v. Indy
  43. Brandon Jacobs v. Ten
  44. Kareem Huggins v. Pit
  45. Justin Forsett v. SD
  46. Chester Taylor v. GB

6 Responses to “Fantasy football running back rankings for Week 3”


  1. Consigliere

    Insert Tolbert for Matthews
    &
    Change Lynch for Spiller

  2. Matt

    I think Wells is way to high. Just coming off of injury, I think Hightower will get more touches than Wells.

  3. Consigliere

    @Matt: Well Matt you beat me to the punch… he was originally ranked there because of the report he was full go at practice on Wed and Thurs then a new report came out he was limited and such.

    I was going to provide a modification on him i would drop Wells to 18 or so and bump hightower to about 22. I still see Wells getting the goal line touches if he is limited and having Hightower doing the running between the 20′s.

    Wiz said he was going to ride the hot hand so you never know… Wells will be a player to watch closely on Sunday morning.

  4. Consigliere

    Moreno has been ruled out of Sundays game. Upgrade buckhalter. And upgrade all wr for Denver. Since they will look to the air more now.

  5. Mike

    Benson at 23?

    I know you guys don’t like him on this site, but c’mon…

  6. Consigliere

    @Mike:

    At 23 he would be an RB2. I like him but I think the Bengals are going to try and get the passing game going in this easy match up. I think this game will be a stepping stone for the Bengals to help get there offense going.