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PPR running back rankings for Divisional round fantasy football

We take you through some of the best PPR running backs going in the Divisional round for fantasy football.

Kansas City Chiefs running back Damien Williams runs the ball during the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium. Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Even in PPR I think we have to lean Derrick Henry as the No. 1. The Titans will do everything they can to get him 20 touches in this matchup. Dalvin Cook and Aaron Jones see enough targets to stay ahead of Damien Williams, but Williams should be used as a receiver a lot this week against the Texans, who give up the most fantasy points to receiving backs in the league.

I wish I could rank Duke Johnson higher, as he also gets a great matchup and should be used in the receiving game, but the Texans haven’t really committed to him in their offense, making him a high risk/reward play this week.

Marshawn Lynch should see more work this week but Travis Homer will remain the receiving back and has more upside in PPR than in standard leagues but Lynch’s usage at the goal line should keep his upside higher, even in PPR.

PPR Running Back Rankings, Divisional Round

Rank Player Team Opp
Rank Player Team Opp
1 Derrick Henry TEN @ BAL
2 Dalvin Cook MIN @ SF
3 Aaron Jones GB vs SEA
4 Damien Williams KC vs HOU
5 Mark Ingram BAL vs TEN
6 Raheem Mostert SF vs MIN
7 Carlos Hyde HOU @ KC
8 Marshawn Lynch SEA @ GB
9 Duke Johnson HOU @ KC
10 Travis Homer SEA @ GB
11 Jamaal Williams GB vs SEA
12 Alexander Mattison MIN @ SF
13 LeSean McCoy KC vs HOU
14 Tevin Coleman SF vs MIN
15 Matt Breida SF vs MIN
16 Gus Edwards BAL vs TEN
17 Dion Lewis TEN @ BAL
18 Justice Hill BAL vs TEN
19 Darwin Thompson KC vs HOU
20 Ameer Abdullah MIN @ SF
21 Mike Boone MIN @ SF