Week 8 Fantasy RB PPR Rankings

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The Raiders and Ravens are on bye this week, but it’s likely fantasy football owners won’t miss their running backs too much. That’s especially true in point-per-reception leagues, where you couldn’t really count on any of their key RBs to catch passes in a given week. Nonetheless, our Week 8 fantasy RB PPR rankings are still without some notable backs because of injuries.

Unfortunately, Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee), Chris Carson (neck), Christian McCaffrey (hamstring), and Kareem Hunt (calf) are all still on IR and can’t return this week, but we could be getting Saquon Barkley (ankle), Nick Chubb (calf), and David Montgomery (knee) back. Montgomery figures to remain out, but Barkley (@ Chiefs) and Chubb (vs. Steelers) both have shots to return.

WEEK 8 PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

They will be must-starts if they do come back, though Chubb would return to a less than ideal matchup. If he’s out, Week 7 hero D’Ernest Johnson will get another chance to lead Cleveland’s backfield, but he’s merely an RB2/flex against a solid Pittsburgh run defense. If Chubb is back, Johnson isn’t worth using outside of very deep leagues.

WEEK 8 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

A couple backs who are usually much more valuable in PPR leagues — Chase Edmonds (vs. Packers) and Myles Gaskin (@ Bills) — both have tough matchups this week. Because of the PPR aspect, they still have some value, but they’re riskier than usual. Edmonds can hang his hat on the fact the Packers entered Week 7 allowing 5.5 catches per game to RBs (11th most), but total yards and certainly a touchdown could be tough to come by. PPR maestros Austin Ekeler (vs. Patriots), Cordarrelle Patterson (vs. Panthers), and Mike Davis (vs. Panthers) — all in the top 12 in RB receptions entering Week 7 — have tough matchups, too, but Davis is the only guy you can consider benching in either half-point or full-point PPR leagues.

There could be a lot of RB receptions in the Jets and Bengals game, as both teams ranked in the top three in RB receptions/game allowed entering Week 7. That gives a slight boost in value to Samaje Perine (@ Jets) and Michael Carter (vs. Bengals), but both are merely flex plays (at best). The Bucs, Cowboys, Eagles, Seahawks, Chiefs, and Dolphins all were giving up at least six receptions/game heading into Week 7, so give slight PPR boosts to borderline guys Jamaal Williams (vs. Eagles), Devontae Booker if Barkley is out (@ Chiefs), and Zack Moss/Devin Singletary (vs. Dolphins).

The Bills duo is one of several that’s tough to pin down. However, since both backs have some reception upside, they’re worthwhile RB2s given the highly favorable matchup. The same can’t necessarily be said for the Bears duo of Damien Williams and Khalil Herbert (vs. 49ers) or the Broncos duo of Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon (vs. Washington), who face a WFT defense that’s been relatively good at limiting receptions to RBs (4.0 per game). The Broncos are even stingier themselves (2.7), which is bad news for J.D. McKissic. The 49ers give up a fair amount of RB receptions, so Herbert, who caught all five of his targets last week, can have his usual value.

Several borderline backs are in good spots based simply on the run defenses they’re facing. Damien Harris (@ Chargers), Darrel Williams (vs. Giants), and Kenneth Gainwell (@ Lions) should do well on the ground even if they don’t have a ton of catches. Tony Pollard (@ Vikings) is in a similar situation as a secondary back, with Brandon Bolden (@ Chargers) and Rashaad Penny/Alex Collins (vs. Jaguars) also poised to have at least flex value.

Note: We’ll be updating these RB PPR rankings throughout the week, so check back for analysis and the latest player movement.

Fantasy RB PPR Rankings Week 8: Who to start at running back

Rankings are based on full-point PPR scoring

  • 26 Alex Collins, SEA vs. JAX
    27 Khalil Herbert, CHI vs. SF
    28 Myles Gaskin, MIA @ BUF
    29 Chase Edmonds, ARI vs. GB
    30 Mike Davis, ATL vs. CAR
    31 Javonte Williams, DEN vs. WAS
    32 Brandon Bolden, NE @ LAC
    33 JD McKissic, WAS @ DEN
    34 Melvin Gordon, DEN vs. WAS
    35 Michael Carter, NYJ vs. CIN
    36 James Conner, ARI vs. GB
    37 Rashaad Penny, SEA vs. JAX
    38 Jamaal Williams, DET vs. PHI
    39 Mark Ingram, HOU vs. LAR
    40 Samaje Perine, CIN @ NYJ
    41 Damien Williams, CHI vs. SF
    42 D’Ernest Johnson, CLE vs. PIT
    43 Boston Scott, PHI @ DET
    44 Ty Johnson, NYJ vs. CIN
    45 David Johnson, HOU vs. LAR
    46 Nyheim Hines, IND vs. TEN
    47 Salvon Ahmed, MIA @ BUF
    48 AJ Dillon, GB @ ARI
    49 Malcolm Brown, MIA @ BUF
    50 Alexander Mattison, MIN vs. DAL
    51 JaMycal Hasty, SF @ CHI
    52 Ronald Jones II, TB @ NO
    53 Giovani Bernard, TB @ NO
    54 Devontae Booker, NYG @ KC
    55 Darrynton Evans, TEN @ IND
    56 Demetric Felton, CLE vs. PIT
    57 Sony Michel, LAR @ HOU
    58 Jerick McKinnon, KC vs. NYG
    59 Joshua Kelley, LAC vs. NE
    60 J.J. Taylor, NE @ LAC
    61 Carlos Hyde, JAX @ SEA
    62 Phillip Lindsay, HOU vs. LAR
    63 Larry Rountree III, LAC vs. NE





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