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The Raiders and Ravens are goodbye this week, but it’s likely that fantasy football owners won’t miss their running backs too much. This is especially true in point-to-reception leagues, where you couldn’t really rely on any of their key RBs to catch passes in any given week. Nonetheless, our Week 8 Fantasy RB PPR rankings are still noticeable backless due to injury.

WEEK 8 PPR RANKS:
quarterback | Back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D / ST | Kicker

Sadly Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee), Chris Carson (neck), Christian McCaffrey (hamstrings) and Kareem Hunt (calf) are still in IR and cannot return this week, but we could have Saquon Barkley (ankle) ), Nick Chubb (calf) and David Montgomery (knee) back. Montgomery thinks he is staying on the sidelines, but Barkley (@ Chiefs) and Chubb (vs Steelers) both have chances of coming back.

They’ll be a must-see if they come back, although Chubb will return to a less than ideal match. If he’s out, Week 7 hero D’Ernest Johnson will have another shot at leading the Cleveland full backfield, but he’s just an RB2 / flex against a solid Pittsburgh run defense. If Chubb is back, Johnson isn’t worth using outside the very deep leagues.

STANDARD RANKING FOR WEEK 8:
quarterback | Back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D / ST | Kicker

A few full-backs who are typically much more valuable in the PPR leagues – Chase Edmonds (vs. Packers) and Myles Gaskin (@ Bills) – both have tough clashes this week. Due to the PPR aspect, they still have some value, but they are riskier than usual. Edmonds can hang his hat on the fact that the Packers entered Week 7 giving the RBs 5.5 catches per game (11th over), but total yards and certainly a touchdown could be hard to come by. PPR maestros Austin Ekeler (against the Patriots), Cordarrelle Patterson (against the Panthers) and Mike Davis (against the Panthers) – all in the top 12 in RB receptions going into Week 7 – also have some tough clashes, but Davis is the only guy you can consider benching in the half point or full point PPR leagues.

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There could be a lot of RB receptions in the Jets and Bengals game, as the two top three-ranked teams for RB receptions / games allowed Week 7 to enter. This gives a slight increase in value. to Samaje Perine (@ Jets) and Michael Carter (against the Bengals), but both are just flexible games (at best). The Bucs, Cowboys, Eagles, Seahawks, Chiefs and Dolphins were all giving up at least six receptions / game before Week 7, so give borderline guys Jamaal Williams (vs Eagles), Devontae Booker a slight PPR boost if Barkley is out (@ Chiefs) and Zack Moss / Devin Singletary (vs. Dolphins).

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The Bills duo is one of many that are difficult to pin down. However, given that both full-backs have some reception they are worth being RB2 given the very favorable game. The same can’t necessarily be said of 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 has been relatively good at limiting. receptions at RB (4.0 per game). The Broncos are even more stingy themselves (2.7), which is bad news for JD McKissic. The 49ers are giving up quite a bit of RB receptions, so Herbert, who caught his five targets last week, may have his usual value.

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Several borderline full-backs are well placed based simply on the race defenses they face. Damien Harris (@ Chargers), Darrel Williams (vs. Giants) and Kenneth Gainwell (@ Lions) should do well on the pitch even if they don’t have a ton of holds. Tony Pollard (@ Vikings) is in a similar situation as a secondary full-back, with Brandon Bolden (@ Chargers) and Rashaad Penny / Alex Collins (against Jaguars) also on the verge of having at least some flex worth.

To note: We’ll be updating these RB PPR rankings throughout the week, so check back for analysis and the latest player moves. For an individual analysis of key BRs, click here.

Fantasy RB PPR Rankings Week 8: Who to start running by

Rankings are based on PPR full point rating

Rank Player
1 Derrick Henry, TEN @ IND
2 James Robinson, JAX @ SEA
3 Dalvin Cook, MIN v DAL
4 Ezéchiel Elliott, DAL @ MIN
5 Alvin Kamara, NO against TB
6 Saquon Barkley, NYG @ KC
7 Austin Ekeler, BAC v NE
8 By André Swift, DET vs. PHI
9 Jonathan Taylor, IND v TEN
ten Joe Mixon, CIN @ NYJ
11 Najee Harris, PIT @ CLE
12 Damien Harris, NE @ BAC
13 Aaron Jones, GB @ ARI
14 Kenneth Gainwell, PHI @ DET
15 Darrell Henderson, LAR @ HOU
16 Darrel Williams, KC vs. NYG
17 Cordarrelle Patterson, ATL v. BECAUSE
18 Léonard Fournette, CT @ NO
19 Nick Chubb, CLE vs. PIT
20 Chuba Hubbard, CAR @ ATL
21 Elijah Mitchell, SF @ CHI
22 Antonio Gibson, WAS @ DEN
23 Zack Moss, BUF vs. MIA
24 Devin Singletary, BUF vs. MIA
25 Tony Pollard, DAL @ MIN
26 Alex Collins, SEA vs. JAX
27 Khalil Herbert, CHI vs. SF
28 Myles Gaskin, MIA @ BUF
29 Chase Edmonds, ARI v GB
30 Mike Davis, ATL vs. CAR
31 Javonte Williams, DEN v WAS
32 Brandon Bolden, NE @ LAC
33 JD McKissic, WAS @ DEN
34 Melvin Gordon, DEN v WAS
35 Michael Carter, NYJ vs. CIN
36 James Conner, ARI v GB
37 Boston Scott, PHI @ DET
38 Jamaal Williams, DET v PHI
39 Mark Ingram, HOU vs. LAR
40 Samaje Perine, CIN @ NYJ
41 Damien Williams, CHI vs. SF
42 By Ernest Johnson, CLE vs. PIT
43 Salvon Ahmed, MIA @ BUF
44 Ty Johnson, NYJ vs. CIN
45 David Johnson, HOU vs. LAR
46 Nyheim Hines, IND v TEN
47 Rashaad Penny, SEA vs. JAX
48 AJ Dillon, GB @ ARI
49 Alexander Mattison, MIN v DAL
50 JaMycal Hasty, SF @ CHI
51 Ronald Jones II, VG @ NO
52 Giovani Bernard, CT @ NO
53 Devontae Booker, NYG @ KC
54 Darrynton Evans, TEN @ IND
55 Demetric Felton, CLE vs. PIT
56 Sony Michel, LAR @ HOU
57 Jerick McKinnon, KC vs. NYG
58 Joshua Kelley, LAC vs. NE
59 JJ Taylor, NE @ BAC
60 Carlos Hyde, JAX @ SEA
61 Phillip Lindsay, HOU vs. LAR
62 Larry Rountree III, LAC v. BORN




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