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Week 10 Fantasy RB PPR Rankings

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Feels good to see Christian McCaffrey in our Week 10 fantasy RB PPR rankings, doesn’t it? Matchup-proof running backs are hard to find, and McCaffrey might very well be the best back in fantasy the rest of the way now that Derrick Henry is sidelined with a foot injury. Fortunately, McCaffrey isn’t the only back set up for success this week, as plenty of sleepers and studs lurk below.

The Giants, Bears, Texans, and Bengals are on bye this week, meaning Joe Mixon and a bunch of fill-ins/oft-injured backs will be out. Fantasy owners can survive being without that group, but the real killer is the favorable matchups for other running backs that are off the table. The Giants, Bears, and Texas were all top 10 in fantasy points per game allowed to RBs and the Bengals allowed the most receptions per game to RBs heading into Week 9. 

Fortunately, there are still some potential sleepers of varying degrees. Devin Singletary and Zack Moss (@ Jets) are a committee you’d prefer to avoid, but they have an optimal matchup this week. At least one figures to perform, if not both. Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams (vs. Eagles) are both riding high and should have another good week. Latavius Murray, if healthy, and Devonta Freeman (@ Dolphins) and Boston Scott and Jordan Howard (@ Broncos) also have top-12 matchups. Gordon, Scott, and Freeman have slightly more in PPR formats. AJ Dillon (vs. Seahawks), Kenyan Drake (vs. Chiefs) and Nyheim Hines (vs. Jaguars) also have fantastic matchups, but Dillon is a better standard back while Drake and Hines will have more value in PPR leagues. 

Unfortunately, there’s more bad than good in the matchup department this week. We’re not overly concerned about top PPR guys like D’Andre Swift (@ Steelers) and James Robinson @ Colts), nor are we too worried about emerging PPR threat Michael Carter (vs. Bills), who’s still in play as an RB2. However, Damien Harris (vs. Browns) and Antonio Gibson (vs. Buccaneers) are much riskier. Harris (head) still has major TD upside and will likely be in most lineups if healthy, but Gibson’s recent usage issues due to a shin injury make him a tough sell. It’s possible he plays more (and catches more passes) after a week off, but J.D. McKissic might actually be a better PPR play against a Bucs defense that had given up the fourth-most RB receptions/game heading into Week 9.

The Eagles, Seahawks, Jets, Patriots, Chiefs, Rams, and Falcons have also allowed over six RB receptions per game. Aside from the players mentioned above (Gordon/Williams, Singletary/Moss, Drake), Elijah Mitchell (vs. Rams) and Tony Pollard (vs. Falcons) get slight PPR bumps. Kareem Hunt (@ Patriots) would also get a nice boost if he’s able to come off the IR, but his calf injury figures to keep him out at least another week.

The RB position is getting stronger, slowly but surely, but the matchups for some key guys this week might mean you have to dig deep for your RB2 or flex spot. As long as you don’t try to force in any players with bad matchups or who are trending downward in touches, you should be OK. It will (hopefully) only get better from here.

Fantasy RB PPR Rankings Week 10: Who to start at running back

Rankings are based on full-point PPR scoring

  • 26 Chase Edmonds, ARI vs. CAR
    27 Devin Singletary, BUF @ NYJ
    28 Zack Moss, BUF @ NYJ
    29 Antonio Gibson, WAS vs. TB
    30 Kenyan Drake, LV vs. KC
    31 Latavius Murray, BAL @ MIA
    32 JD McKissic, WAS vs. TB
    33 Javonte Williams, DEN vs. PHI
    34 Mike Davis, ATL @ DAL
    35 Boston Scott, PHI @ DEN
    36 Devonta Freeman, BAL @ MIA
    37 Tony Pollard, DAL vs. ATL
    38 Adrian Peterson, TEN vs. NO
    39 Jeremy McNichols, TEN vs. NO
    40 Nyheim Hines, IND vs. JAX
    41 Jamaal Williams, DET @ PIT
    42 Ty Johnson, NYJ vs. BUF
    43 Rhamondre Stevenson, NE vs. CLE
    44 Brandon Bolden, NE vs. CLE
    45 Ronald Jones II, TB @ WAS
    46 Mark Ingram, NO @ TEN
    47 Salvon Ahmed, MIA vs. BAL
    48 Derrick Gore, KC @ LV
    49 D’Ernest Johnson, CLE @ NE
    50 Le’Veon Bell, BAL @ MIA
    51 Giovani Bernard, TB @ WAS
    52 Rashaad Penny, SEA @ GB
    53 Alexander Mattison, MIN @ LAC
    54 JaMycal Hasty, SF vs. LAR
    55 Chuba Hubbard, CAR @ ARI
    56 Carlos Hyde, JAX @ IND
    57 Jerick McKinnon, KC @ LV
    58 Kenneth Gainwell, PHI @ DEN
    59 Sony Michel, LAR @ SF
    60 Jaret Patterson, WAS vs. TB
    61 Larry Rountree III, LAC vs. MIN



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