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Running back rankings for Divisional Round fantasy football

We take you through some of the best running backs going in the Divisional Round.

Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers (23) is pursued by Arizona Cardinals free safety Jalen Thompson (34) in the second half at SoFi Stadium. The Rams defeated the Cardinals 18-7. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Friday AM update:

Latavius Murray didn’t practice Wednesday or Thursday and his status is consider “up in the air,” per Ian Rapoport. He’ll need to get in some practice on Friday.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire didn’t practice on Thursday after getting limited work in on Wednesday. His absence could have been scheduled rest as he returns from his ankle/hip injury, but he will need to get some work in on Friday to be able to play against the Browns.

Ronald Jones returned to practice on Thursday and got in a limited session. He should be back on track to play against the Saints if he doesn’t have any setbacks again.


The Wild Card weekend wasn’t full of big running back performances, but Cam Akers, Alvin Kamara, Leonard Fournette and Kareem Hunt all had strong fantasy games.

The best matchups for the Divisional Round should be against the Packers, Bills and Chiefs, which promising for Akers, Nick Chubb/Kareem Hunt, and J.K. Dobbins/Gus Edwards. Of course, game script is something to keep in mind, especially for the Browns, who could trail and keep Chubb from getting many carries. This could be a god shot for ex-Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt.

Alvin Kamara gets a tough matchup against the Buccaneers, but has scored three touchdowns against them this season and in the last game had five receptions for 51 yards and two total touchdowns. He likely won’t have much success between the tackles, but he’ll get goal-line work and receptions as usual.

Zack Moss is out with an ankle injury, so Devin Singletary will get the lead back work. The Ravens are a tough matchup, but the Bills offense has too much upside not to like Singletary.

These rankings are based on .5 PPR scoring.

Championship Round RB Rankings

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Aaron Jones GB vs TB
2 Ronald Jones II TB @ GB
3 Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC vs BUF
4 Devin Singletary BUF @ KC
5 Leonard Fournette TB @ GB
6 Darrel Williams KC vs BUF
7 Jamaal Williams GB vs TB
8 Le'Veon Bell KC vs BUF
9 Darwin Thompson KC vs BUF
10 AJ Dillon GB vs TB