Fantasy football rankings: Running backs for standard leagues, Week 2

Can you believe Week 2 is already upon us? Whether you crushed it to start the year 1-0 or slept walk through the draft beginning the season 0-1, we have got you covered at the running back position. To recap Week 1, the biggest news was that Arizona Cardinals superstar David Johnson will be having surgery to repair a broken wrist and will be out three months. Kareem Hunt, Tarik Cohen, and Leonard Fournette dominated in their openers, showing that 2017 might be the year of the rookie running back. Dalvin Cook, Alvin Kamara, and Marlon Mack also impressed in their NFL debuts.

With Johnson out of the picture, Le’Veon Bell and Ezekiel Elliot will headline most rankings despite tough matchups against the Minnesota Vikings and Denver Broncos. Marshawn Lynch has a juicy meeting with the putrid New York Jets defense. Some backs that will be hot on the waiver wire after impressive Week 1 performances include Tarik Cohen, Javorious Allen, Chris Carson, and Marlon Mack.

Running back (standard) rankings, Week 2

Rk Consensus Tm Opp SK JG DG KB ZS
1 Le’Veon Bell PIT vs. MIN 1 1 1 1 4
2 Ezekiel Elliott DAL @ DEN 2 2 4 2 1
3 Melvin Gordon LAC vs. MIA 3 4 3 3 3
4 LeSean McCoy BUF @ CAR 4 3 2 4 5
5 Marshawn Lynch OAK vs. NYJ 6 9 6 6 2
6 Jay Ajayi MIA @ LAC 9 5 5 6 11
7 Devonta Freeman ATL vs. GB 5 6 7 5 14
8 Kareem Hunt KC vs. PHI 8 7 10 7 8
9 Dalvin Cook MIN @ PIT 14 10 11 10 6
10 Ty Montgomery GB @ ATL 11 13 8 8 12
11 Lamar Miller HOU @ CIN 16 8 9 9 13
12 Leonard Fournette JAC vs. TEN 10 12 12 12 9
13 Todd Gurley LAR vs. WAS 7 11 14 11 15
14 Mike Gillislee NE @ NO 17 15 15 13 7
15 DeMarco Murray TEN @ JAC 12 14 17 14 10
16 Jordan Howard CHI @ TB 13 17 19 15 15
17 C.J. Anderson DEN vs. DAL 15 16 16 16 17
18 Jacquizz Rodgers TB vs. CHI 21 22 18 17 16
19 Terrance West BAL vs. CLE 19 18 20 21 21
20 Christian McCaffrey CAR vs. BUF 18 19 26 20 19
21 Kerwynn Williams ARI @ IND 32 20 13 18 20
22 Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. BUF 24 21 21 19 18
23 Carlos Hyde SF @ SEA 22 23 22 23 23
24 Robert Kelley WAS @ LAR 27 24 23 22 22
25 Tevin Coleman ATL vs. GB 26 25 25 26 28
26 Frank Gore IND vs. ARI 31 27 24 24 26
27 Mark Ingram NO vs. NE 23 28 28 28 32
28 LeGarrette Blount PHI @ KC 29 30 29 27 24
29 Joe Mixon CIN vs. HOU 36 26 27 25 27
30 Paul Perkins NYG vs. DET 34 29 36 29 25
31 Isaiah Crowell CLE @ BAL 20 37 35 32 31
32 Thomas Rawls SEA vs. SF 35 31 30 30 33
33 Buck Allen BAL vs. CLE 37 34 32 28 29
34 Bilal Powell NYJ @ OAK 25 33 37 35 37
35 Ameer Abdullah DET @ NYG 28 40 34 33 35
36 Derrick Henry TEN @ JAC 45 32 31 31 34
37 Tarik Cohen CHI @ TB 30 35 36 30
38 Jeremy Hill CIN vs. HOU 46 36 33 38 43
39 James White NE @ NO 33 39 40 42 42
40 Theo Riddick DET @ NYG 38 38 44 43 39
41 Andre Ellington ARI @ IND 50 42 41 37 36
42 Adrian Peterson NO vs. NE 39 44 38 39
43 Giovani Bernard CIN vs. HOU 44 41 42 45 44
44 Duke Johnson Jr. CLE @ BAL 43 43 43 44 45
45 Eddie Lacy SEA vs. SF 48 39 40 41
46 Chris Thompson WAS @ LAR 47 49 45 41 38
47 Matt Forte NYJ @ OAK 41 45 46 46 47
48 Darren Sproles PHI @ KC 40 47 48 48 50
49 Shane Vereen NYG vs. DET 48 46 47 47 46
50 Alvin Kamara NO vs. NE 49 40
Chris Carson SEA vs. SF 42
Rex Burkhead NE @ NO 50 49 49
Samaje Perine WAS @ LAR 48
C.J. Prosise SEA vs. SF 49
Jamaal Charles DEN vs. DAL 50 50