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Week 2 Fantasy RB PPR Rankings: Must-starts, sleepers, potential busts

Sporting News — (Jacob Camenker)

Week 1 was a bit weird for some of the NFL's best pass-catching backs. Austin Ekeler only had one target; Tarik Cohen saw just two targets all game; even Chris Thompson didn't see many targets despite a depleted Jaguars backfield. Heading into the second game of the season, it will be interesting to see if these targets stabilize or if backfields continue to be unsettled. Regardless of what we find out in the future, our Week 2 fantasy RB PPR rankings are tough to put together in the present.

Obviously, injuries are having an impact here. Marlon Mack's Achilles' injury will move Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines up in this week's rankings. Both proved to be excellent pass-catchers in Week 1, creating the rare committee with two good receivers.

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Other risers are the usual "receiving backs." After out-rushing Nick Chubb and logging six targets, Kareem Hunt is an RB2 this week. Meanwhile, Ekeler stays in the top tier in a favorable matchup against Kansas City, while Cohen, James White, and Jerick McKinnon all will be flex considerations.

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As for backs that move down, Derrick Henry is our No. 1 back for standard, but he drops several spots because he doesn't do much in the receiving game. Nick Chubb falls into RB2 territory because of Hunt's presence in the passing game. And further down, Sony Michel and Adrian Peterson move down a bit since both White and D'Andre Swift are there to take touches away from them in the passing game.

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Reminder: Check back for updates during the week. For individual analysis of key RBs, click here.

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Week 2 Fantasy RB PPR Rankings

These rankings are for full-point PPR leagues.

1Christian McCaffrey, CAR @ TB
2Saquon Barkley, NYG @ CHI
3Ezekiel Elliott, DAL vs. ATL
4Alvin Kamara, NO @ LV
5Aaron Jones, GB vs. DET
6Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC @ LAC
7Dalvin Cook, MIN @ IND
8Josh Jacobs, LV vs. NO
9Austin Ekeler, LAC vs. KC
10Derrick Henry, TEN vs. JAX
11Jonathan Taylor, IND vs. MIN
12Todd Gurley, ATL @ DAL
13Kenyan Drake, ARZ vs. WAS
14Joe Mixon, CIN vs. NYG
15Raheem Mostert, SF @ NYJ
16Miles Sanders, PHI vs. LAR
17David Johnson, HOU vs. BAL
18Nick Chubb, CLE vs. CIN
19Chris Carson, SEA vs. NE
20Kareem Hunt, CLE vs. CIN
21Melvin Gordon, DEN @ PIT
22David Montgomery, CHI vs. NYG
23Devin Singletary, BUF @ MIA
24Mark Ingram, BAL @ HOU
25Nyheim Hines, IND vs. MIN
26Malcolm Brown, LAR @ PHI
27Ronald Jones II, TB vs. CAR
28Benny Snell Jr., PIT vs. DEN
29JK Dobbins, BAL @ HOU
30James White, NE @ SEA
31James Robinson, JAX @ TEN
32Antonio Gibson, WAS @ ARZ
33James Conner, PIT vs. DEN
34Tarik Cohen, CHI vs. NYG
35Zack Moss, BUF @ MIA
36Cam Akers, LAR @ PHI
37D'Andre Swift, DET @ GB
38Adrian Peterson, DET @ GB
39Sony Michel, NE @ SEA
40Peyton Barber, WAS @ ARZ
41Boston Scott, PHI vs. LAR
42Jerick McKinnon, SF @ NYJ
43Myles Gaskin, MIA vs. BUF
44Royce Freeman, DEN @ PIT
45Joshua Kelley, LAC vs. KC
46Latavius Murray, NO @ LV
47Alexander Mattison, MIN @ IND
48Leonard Fournette, TB vs. CAR
49Frank Gore, NYJ vs. SF
50Jordan Howard, MIA vs. BUF
51Tevin Coleman, SF @ NYJ
52Chris Thompson, JAX @ TEN
53Chase Edmonds, ARZ vs. WAS
54C.J. Prosise, HOU @ BAL
55La'Mical Perine, NYJ vs. SF
56Kerryon Johnson, DET @ GB
57Darrel Williams, KC @ LAC
58Carlos Hyde, SEA vs. NE
59Matt Breida, MIA vs. BUF
60Tony Pollard, DAL vs. ATL
61Jamaal Williams, GB vs. DET
62Devontae Booker, LV vs. NO
63J.D. McKissic, WAS @ ARZ
64LeSean McCoy, TB vs. CAR
65Corey Clement, PHI vs. LAR
66Giovani Bernard, CIN @ CLE
67Brian Hill, ATL @ DAL
68Dion Lewis, NYG @ CHI
69Rex Burkhead, NE @ SEA
70Jaylen Samuels, PIT vs. DEN
71AJ Dillon, GB vs. DET
72Jalen Richard, LV vs. NO
73Darrell Henderson, LAR @ PHI