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Standard 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

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry takes the field prior to the game against the Houston Texans at Nissan Stadium. Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Derrick Henry gets the nod as the No. 1 standard back due to Alvin Kamara’s tough matchup on the ground against the Vikings, but they are basically interchangeable in my mind, as Kamara’s upside is higher this week.

I still have Devin Singletary and Miles Sanders ahead of Sony Michel and Carlos Hyde, but it’s closer in standard scoring. Marshawn Lynch gets a bump but Travis Homer played well enough last week and was used in a more versatile way to stay ahead of him in the rankings, especially against a good Eagles run defense.

Latavius Murray faces his old team and has some value in standard, especially if the Saints get out to a big lead while Jordan Howard could return this week and vulture some goal line work. With Sanders likely playing, Boston Scott has more upside in PPR leagues than standard.

James White will need to find the end zone to have any value in standard leagues, but he’s done that plenty in the playoffs and is always worth an extra look this time of the year.

Standard Running Back Rankings, Wild Card Round

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