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Running back rankings for Championship Round fantasy football

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

Aaron Jones #33 of the Green Bay Packers runs with the ball in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Rams during the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 16, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

For the running backs don’t matter crowd, the Championship Round is one data point on your side. When you look at this list of backs, only Aaron Jones saw over 15 touches per game. Otherwise, we have a lot of passing and running back committees helping their teams on their way to the Super Bowl.

Interestingly enough, when these teams met in Week 6, we saw the best games out of Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Ronald Jones, as both did help lead their team to victory.

Edwards-Helaire was close to returning from injury last week, but ended up not playing. He should be able to go this week, but we don’t know what his workload might look like.

Jones returned last week after missing the Wild Card game and looked good splitting work with Leonard Fournette. I would expect to see him get the majority of the touches by a little this week, but nothing is set in stone.

Devin Singletary is the lone back for the Buffalo Bills and will get the bulk of the work, so has a shot at fantasy usefulness against a middling run defense.

Aaron Jones gets the No. 1 spot due to his usage and ability, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the best run defense going this weekend and did shut Jones down for the most part in their first meeting.

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