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Running back non-PPR rankings for Week 3 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best non-PPR running backs going in Week 3 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

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Last week gave us another blow up game from Aaron Jones, the return of Leonard Fournette, Miles Sanders and James Conner and a whole lot of injuries that are trying to sink our fantasy teams. This week we wont have Saquon Barkley, Christian McCaffrey, or Raheem Mostert to count on, so we may have to get a little more inventive. But, let’s take a look at some of the injury damage before we delve into who might help us out this week, shall we?

Injury news

The Rams running backs are a group to keep an eye on this week, as Cam Akers and Malcolm Brown aren’t 100 percent, while Darrell Henderson had a breakout day last week. Brown seems like he’ll play, but isn’t a sure bet while Akers has separated cartilage in his ribs, which is probably a pain tolerance thing. If he does play, let’s hope they can give him a pain killer without injecting it directly into his lungs. If all three play, it’s anybody’s ball game.

The 49ers are also hurting big time, but we know that Tevin Coleman is going on IR and Mostert “likely won’t play” according to Kyle Shanahan. Jerick McKinnon and Jeff Wilson will likely share work, but McKinnon has been outstanding so far and is a no-doubt start against the Giants.

Christian McCaffrey is out for 4-6 weeks with an ankle injury and Mike Davis will take over his spot while Curtis Samuel could see some carries as well. Davis caught nine passes in comeback mode last week and has value as a flex play this week against the Chargers.

Saquon Barkley’s season-ending injury pushes Dion Lewis, Wayne Gallman and now Devonta Freeman all into the mix. For this week, the get a 49ers defense that is without Nick Bosa, Solomon Thomas and Dee Ford, so there is room there for fantasy production. The question is, will one back get enough work to be a fantasy asset? If I’m taking the risk here, it’s for Dion Lewis, but only as a flex.

Streaming RBs

Joshua Kelley, Panthers

The Panthers have given up six rushing touchdowns to running backs and rank 29th against the run in DVOA through two games. Kelley is very much in a committee with Austin Ekeler, making both Ekeler and Kelley startable in this matchup.

Myles Gaskin, Dolphins

Gaskin is getting enough work to be useful against a weak Jaguars defense. His ten receptions so far give him a good floor in PPR leagues and he appears to have won the bulk of the work. He’s not a sexy play, but he should give you useful numbers in a flex spot.

James Robinson, Jaguars

Sticking with the Thursday night theme, Robinson has averaged 5.1 yards per carry on 32 attempts while the Dolphins have allowed 4.82 yards per carry. Robinson has averaged 18 touches per game and appears settled into his role as the starter.

Running back non-PPR rankings Week 18

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Jonathan Taylor IND @ JAC
2 Austin Ekeler LAC @ LV
3 Alvin Kamara NO @ ATL
4 Dalvin Cook MIN vs CHI
5 Nick Chubb CLE vs CIN
6 David Montgomery CHI @ MIN
7 Joe Mixon CIN @ CLE
8 Najee Harris PIT @ BAL
9 Josh Jacobs LV vs LAC
10 Rashaad Penny SEA @ ARI
11 Sony Michel LAR vs SF
12 Elijah Mitchell SF @ LAR
13 Rhamondre Stevenson NE @ MIA
14 Devin Singletary BUF vs NYJ
15 Darrel Williams KC @ DEN
16 D'Andre Swift DET vs GB
17 Antonio Gibson WAS @ NYG
18 Javonte Williams DEN vs KC
19 Ezekiel Elliott DAL @ PHI
20 Boston Scott PHI vs DAL
21 Melvin Gordon III DEN vs KC
22 Saquon Barkley NYG vs WAS
23 Damien Harris NE @ MIA
24 James Conner ARI vs SEA
25 D'Onta Foreman TEN @ HOU
26 Patrick Taylor Jr. GB @ DET
27 Devonta Freeman BAL vs PIT
28 Chase Edmonds ARI vs SEA
29 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL vs NO
30 Tony Pollard DAL @ PHI
31 Dare Ogunbowale JAC vs IND
32 Rex Burkhead HOU vs TEN
33 Tevin Coleman NYJ @ BUF
34 Jeff Wilson Jr. SF @ LAR
35 Jamaal Williams DET vs GB
36 Ronald Jones II TB vs CAR
37 Kareem Hunt CLE vs CIN
38 Michael Carter NYJ @ BUF
39 AJ Dillon GB @ DET
40 Ke'Shawn Vaughn TB vs CAR
41 Ty Johnson NYJ @ BUF
42 Mike Davis ATL vs NO
43 Chuba Hubbard CAR @ TB
44 Devontae Booker NYG vs WAS
45 Derrick Gore KC @ DEN
46 Duke Johnson Jr. MIA vs NE
48 Le'Veon Bell TB vs CAR
49 Jordan Howard PHI vs DAL
50 Aaron Jones GB @ DET
51 Jaret Patterson WAS @ NYG
52 Justin Jackson LAC @ LV
53 Craig Reynolds DET vs GB
54 Mark Ingram II NO @ ATL
55 Jeremy McNichols TEN @ HOU
56 Latavius Murray BAL vs PIT
57 Alexander Mattison MIN vs CHI
58 Austin Walter NYJ @ BUF
59 Nyheim Hines IND @ JAC
60 Ameer Abdullah CAR @ TB
61 Dontrell Hilliard TEN @ HOU
62 Phillip Lindsay MIA vs NE
63 Kenneth Gainwell PHI vs DAL
64 Cam Akers LAR vs SF
65 Zack Moss BUF vs NYJ
66 Peyton Barber LV vs LAC
67 Brandon Bolden NE @ MIA
68 DeeJay Dallas SEA @ ARI
69 Myles Gaskin MIA vs NE
70 D'Ernest Johnson CLE vs CIN
71 Samaje Perine CIN @ CLE
72 David Johnson HOU vs TEN
73 Khalil Herbert CHI @ MIN
74 Alex Collins SEA @ ARI
75 Ryquell Armstead JAC vs IND
76 JaMycal Hasty SF @ LAR
77 Royce Freeman HOU vs TEN
78 Benny Snell Jr. PIT @ BAL
79 Jonathan Williams WAS @ NYG
80 Wendell Smallwood WAS @ NYG
81 Eno Benjamin ARI vs SEA
82 Kyle Juszczyk SF @ LAR
83 Damien Williams CHI @ MIN
84 Joshua Kelley LAC @ LV
85 Wayne Gallman Jr. MIN vs CHI
86 Michael Burton KC @ DEN
87 Kene Nwangwu MIN vs CHI
88 Nathan Cottrell JAC vs IND
89 Travis Homer SEA @ ARI
90 Corey Clement DAL @ PHI
91 Deon Jackson IND @ JAC
92 Jake Funk LAR vs SF
93 Ty Montgomery NO @ ATL
94 Jalen Richard LV vs LAC
95 Elijhaa Penny NYG vs WAS
96 Godwin Igwebuike DET vs GB
97 Jakob Johnson NE @ MIA
98 Demetric Felton CLE vs CIN
99 Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC @ DEN