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Top 50 RBs in Week 7 PPR leagues

Breaking down the top-50 RB plays in PPR format for NFL Week 7. Injuries move some folks around, and the bye week changes our top name.

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette runs the ball against New Orleans Saints defensive tackle David Onyemata during the fourth quarter at TIAA Bank Field. Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to Week 7, and we’re back with weekly fantasy football rankings to get you ready for your PPR leagues. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns, Carolina Panthers, and Pittsburgh Steelers are on bye, which removes some big names from the slate. No Christian McCaffrey, no Nick Chubb, no James Conner, and no Ronald Jones.

With McCaffrey on bye, we have a new RB atop the rankings — but it may not be who you think. Some big names have really tough matchups, which leaves Leonard Fournette in the best overall spot. He has been a lock for 25-plus touches lately, and has more of a role in the passing game. The Bengals rush defense is pathetic, and should result in a big game for the only guy touching the ball out of that backfield.

Chris Carson is someone else I’m super high on, as he has a similar role to Fournette, and is overlooked. He has 26 or more touches in three straight games, and Baltimore’s defense is overrated Carson is a top-end RB1.

These guys slide the usual names, like Alvin Kamara and Ezekiel Elliott down the list. But Kamara and ‘Zeke have brutal matchups for RBs, going against the Bears and Eagles, respectively. Saquon Barkley also returns to the rankings, assuming he’s able to return from his ankle injury, he steps into a fantastic matchup.

Running Back (PPR) rankings, Week 7

RK Player Team Opp
RK Player Team Opp
1 Leonard Fournette JAX @CIN
2 Dalvin Cook MIN @DET
3 David Johnson ARI @NYG
4 Chris Carson SEA BAL
5 Alvin Kamara NO @CHI
6 Ezekiel Elliott DAL PHI
7 Saquon Barkley NYG ARI
8 Le'Veon Bell NYJ NE
9 Aaron Jones GB OAK
10 Derrick Henry TEN LAC
11 Phillip Lindsay DEN KC
12 Todd Gurley LAR @ATL
13 Marlon Mack IND HOU
14 Devonta Freeman ATL LAR
15 Mark Ingram BAL @SEA
16 Josh Jacobs OAK @GB
17 Joe Mixon CIN JAX
18 Kerryon Johnson DET MIN
19 Tevin Coleman SF @WAS
20 Carlos Hyde HOU @IND
21 Sony Michel NE @NYJ
22 Matt Breida SF @WAS
23 James White NE @NYJ
24 Royce Freeman DEN KC
25 Frank Gore BUF MIA
26 Austin Ekeler LAC @TEN
27 Melvin Gordon LAC @TEN
28 Jamaal Williams GB OAK
29 Jordan Howard PHI @DAL
30 Miles Sanders PHI @DAL
31 David Montgomery CHI NO
32 LeSean McCoy KC @DEN
33 Tarik Cohen CHI NO
34 Chase Edmonds ARI @NYG
35 Damien Williams KC @DEN
36 Devin Singletary BUF MIA
37 Chris Thompson WAS SF
38 Kenyan Drake MIA @BUF
39 Adrian Peterson WAS SF
40 Duke Johnson HOU @IND
41 Nyheim Hines IND HOU
42 Ito Smith ATL LAR
43 Wayne Gallman NYG ARI
44 Gio Bernard CIN JAX
45 Brandon Bolden NE @NYJ
46 Andrew Mattison MIN @DET
47 Latavius Murray NO @CHI
48 Dion Lewis TEN LAC
49 Malcolm Brown LAR @ATL
50 Raheem Mostert SF @WAS