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PPR running back rankings for wild card round fantasy football

We take you through some of the best running backs going in the wild card round for fantasy football

 New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara runs against the Indianapolis Colts during the second half at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

It’s tough to get away from Alvin Kamara as the No. 1 PPR running back this week. The Vikings have a strong run defense but Kamara doesn’t need to put his fantasy points up on the ground and PPR scoring elevates him in a big way.

Derrick Henry should be able to get his but does face a tough Patriots defense. I still have faith that he performs well, but his PPR numbers are always going to fall behind Kamara as long as he’s healthy.

Dalvin Cook should be as healthy as he’s been since his huge first half of the season but he also gets a strong Saints run defense. The good news is that he does see work as a receiver. If he hadn’t been hurt of late, he’d likely be the No. 2 pick behind Kamara.

Miles Sanders and Devin Singletary are in the next tier, as they can get it done on the ground and through the air , giving them more upside than Carlos Hyde and Sony Michel, but their usage has been too good to dismiss them based on their lack of receptions.

PPR Running Back Rankings, Wild Card Round

Rank Player Team Opp
Rank Player Team Opp
1 Alvin Kamara NO vs MIN
2 Derrick Henry TEN @ NE
3 Dalvin Cook MIN @ NO
4 Miles Sanders PHI vs SEA
5 Devin Singletary BUF @ HOU
6 Carlos Hyde HOU vs BUF
7 Sony Michel NE vs TEN
8 Travis Homer SEA @ PHI
9 James White NE vs TEN
10 Boston Scott PHI vs SEA
11 Marshawn Lynch SEA @ PHI
12 Rex Burkhead NE vs TEN
13 Latavius Murray NO vs MIN
14 Jordan Howard PHI vs SEA
15 Duke Johnson HOU vs BUF
16 Dion Lewis TEN @ NE
17 Alexander Mattison MIN @ NO
18 Frank Gore BUF @ HOU
19 Ameer Abdullah MIN @ NO
20 CJ Ham MIN @ NO
21 Robert Turbin SEA @ PHI
22 Mike Boone MIN @ NO
23 T.J. Yeldon BUF @ HOU
24 Brandon Bolden NE vs TEN
25 Khari Blasingame TEN @ NE