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Running back non-PPR rankings for Week 1 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best non-PPR running backs going in Week 1 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Derrick Henry #22 of the Tennessee Titans celebrates his second half touchdown against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on December 16, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images

Wednesday injury report: NFL teams released their first injury reports of the 2020 season on Wednesday for Week 1. Among running backs, the following made an appearance:

Darrel Williams (hamstring) — Full participation — nopt listed on final injury report, so good to go for Thursday

David Montgomery (groin) — Limited participation — appears on track to play in Week 1 after some concerns he might miss the game

D’Andre Swift (hip) — Limited participation — on track to play in Week 1

Justice Hill (thigh) — DNP — Likely to miss the game, even if he were to end up a healthy scratch

Devine Ozigbo (hamstring) — DNP — Status is uncertain, but team is attempting to sign Dare Ogunbowale, which is not a good sign for Ozigbo’s Week 1 status

Miles Sanders (hamstring) — Limited — Expected to play, but could see his workload cut back a bit in Week 1

Football is back! Right? Yeah, it is! And we’re back with weekly fantasy football rankings. With no preseason games and limited to no fans in the stadiums, it will likely take these teams a little while to get to top performance.

As usual, Christian McCaffrey leads the running back rankings and against the Raiders, that ranking has a good shot of coming true. He will again be the focal point of this offense both on the ground and through the air.

Saquon Barkley is the back who has the best shot at taking over as the No. 1 fantasy player, but he’ll get a tough game to start against the Steelers tough defensive line. He’s still a must start and will likely get peppered with targets if Daniel Jones’ line can’t hold.

Derrick Henry is the non-PPR back who always gets the biggest bump but I do like the Broncos run defense better this season. He’s a smash start every week and can run through the best defenses in the league, but this one won’t be a cake walk.

Josh Jacobs gets possibly one of his best matchups of the season against the Panthers depleted defense. Both teams will likely play it conservatively and the game could be close, giving Jacobs plenty of work in a prime matchup.

Streaming RBs

Darrel Williams, Chiefs

He’s risky, but he’s also the backup to Edwards-Helaire in a game with the highest over/under of the week. Will Andy Reid push everything onto the rookie’s plate? I doubt it. Williams could be in line for some rushing attempts near the goal line and split work to start the season.

Sony Michel, Patriots

Damien Harris is out after finger surgery and Michel should resume his early down work in a nice matchup against the Dolphins poor run defense. He also should get a boost with Cam Newton’s threat to run, which will keep the defense honest.

Running back non-PPR rankings Week 17

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Derrick Henry TEN @ HOU
2 Dalvin Cook MIN @ DET
3 Jonathan Taylor IND vs JAC
4 Alvin Kamara NO @ CAR
5 David Montgomery CHI vs GB
6 Melvin Gordon III DEN vs LV
7 Nick Chubb CLE vs PIT
8 David Johnson HOU vs TEN
9 Josh Jacobs LV @ DEN
10 Chris Carson SEA @ SF
11 Aaron Jones GB @ CHI
12 Austin Ekeler LAC @ KC
13 Myles Gaskin MIA @ BUF
14 Malcolm Brown LAR vs ARI
15 D'Andre Swift DET vs MIN
16 Ezekiel Elliott DAL @ NYG
17 Miles Sanders PHI vs WAS
18 Kareem Hunt CLE vs PIT
19 Ronald Jones II TB vs ATL
20 J.K. Dobbins BAL @ CIN
21 Gus Edwards BAL @ CIN
22 Antonio Gibson WAS @ PHI
23 Sony Michel NE vs NYJ
24 Kenyan Drake ARI @ LAR
25 Jeff Wilson Jr. SF vs SEA
26 Giovani Bernard CIN vs BAL
27 James Conner PIT @ CLE
28 Mike Davis CAR vs NO
29 J.D. McKissic WAS @ PHI
30 Wayne Gallman NYG vs DAL
31 Zack Moss BUF vs MIA
32 La'Mical Perine NYJ @ NE
33 Tony Pollard DAL @ NYG
34 Samaje Perine CIN vs BAL
35 Darrel Williams KC vs LAC
36 Dare Ogunbowale JAC @ IND
37 Nyheim Hines IND vs JAC
38 Latavius Murray NO @ CAR
39 Devin Singletary BUF vs MIA
40 Alfred Morris NYG vs DAL
41 Leonard Fournette TB vs ATL
42 AJ Dillon GB @ CHI
43 Chase Edmonds ARI @ LAR
44 Ito Smith ATL @ TB
45 James White NE vs NYJ
46 Jerick McKinnon SF vs SEA
47 Le'Veon Bell KC vs LAC
48 Ty Johnson NYJ @ NE
49 Rodney Smith CAR vs NO
50 Brian Hill ATL @ TB
51 Salvon Ahmed MIA @ BUF
52 Lynn Bowden Jr. MIA @ BUF
53 Devontae Booker LV @ DEN
54 Kalen Ballage LAC @ KC
55 Devine Ozigbo JAC @ IND
56 Todd Gurley II ATL @ TB
57 Benny Snell Jr. PIT @ CLE
58 Adrian Peterson DET vs MIN
59 Carlos Hyde SEA @ SF
60 Darrynton Evans TEN @ HOU
61 Raymond Calais LAR vs ARI
62 Tevin Coleman SF vs SEA
63 Royce Freeman DEN vs LV
64 Darwin Thompson KC vs LAC
65 Jeremy McNichols TEN @ HOU
66 J.J. Taylor NE vs NYJ
67 Jalen Richard LV @ DEN
68 Rashaad Penny SEA @ SF
69 Kyle Juszczyk SF vs SEA
70 Jordan Wilkins IND vs JAC
71 Alec Ingold LV @ DEN
72 Justin Jackson LAC @ KC
73 Kerryon Johnson DET vs MIN
74 Dion Lewis NYG vs DAL
75 Boston Scott PHI vs WAS
76 Peyton Barber WAS @ PHI
77 Trayveon Williams CIN vs BAL
78 Ameer Abdullah MIN @ DET
79 Gabe Nabers LAC @ KC
80 Buddy Howell HOU vs TEN
81 LeSean McCoy TB vs ATL
82 Artavis Pierce CHI vs GB
83 Jakob Johnson NE vs NYJ
84 Mike Boone MIN @ DET
85 D'Ernest Johnson CLE vs PIT
86 Michael Burton NO @ CAR
87 Jordan Howard PHI vs WAS
88 Alex Armah CAR vs NO
89 Patrick Ricard BAL @ CIN
90 James Robinson JAC @ IND
91 Damien Harris NE vs NYJ
92 Ke'Shawn Vaughn TB vs ATL
93 Joshua Kelley LAC @ KC
94 Matt Breida MIA @ BUF
95 Justice Hill BAL @ CIN
96 Jaylen Samuels PIT @ CLE