Consensus Week 2 Fantasy Football Projection Running Back Rankings

The NFL season is underway and as Week 2 approaches, there are plenty of questions still being asked. For fantasy football players, those questions revolve mostly around touches and opportunity when it comes to the running back position, as Week 1 offered a glimpse at the potential workload each back might have this season.

The expected workhorses are out there for the brunt of the snaps, but there are plenty of others who how they split time (and how they’re used in the passing game) means the most to their efficacy as a fantasy player. Beyond that, injuries are always looming and finding out who steps up in place of an injured starter is always on the mind for those in the fantasy space.

Each fantasy site has its projections each week taking those factors, opponent ratings, and more, and we are going to round up rankings averaging five sites (ESPN, NFL, CBS, FantasyPros, and FFToday) weekly projections.


  1. Alvin Kamara (NO)
  2. Christian McCaffrey (CAR)
  3. Dalvin Cook (MIN)
  4. Nick Chubb (CLE)
  5. Aaron Jones (GB)
  6. Derrick Henry (TEN)
  7. Austin Ekeler (LAC)
  8. Chris Carson (SEA)
  9. Joe Mixon (CIN)
  10. Najee Harris (PIT)
  11. Antonio Gibson (WAS)
  12. David Montgomery (CHI)
  13. D’Andre Swift (DET)
  14. Jonathan Taylor (IND)
  15. Saquon Barkley (NYG)
  16. Miles Sanders (PHI)
  17. Melvin Gordon II (DEN)
  18. Darrell Henderson Jr (LAR)
  19. Damien Harris (NE)
  20. Elijah Mitchell (SF)
  21. Ty’Son Williams (BAL)
  22. Clyde Edwards-Helaire (KC)
  23. Kareem Hunt (CLE)
  24. Myles Gaskin (MIA)
  25. Chase Edmonds (ARI)
  26. James Robinson (JAX)
  27. Mike Davis (ATL)
  28. Josh Jacobs (LV)
  29. Javonte Williams (DEN)
  30. Leonard Fournette (TB)
  31. Devin Singletary (BUF)
  32. James Conner (ARI)
  33. Jamaal Williams (DET)
  34. Ronald Jones (TB)
  35. Kenyan Drake (LV)
  36. Nyheim Hines (IND)
  37. James White (NE)
  38. Mark Ingram (HOU)
  39. Latavius Murray (BAL)
  40. AJ Dillon (GB)