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Running back PPR rankings for Week 10 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best PPR running backs going in Week 10 for fantasy football, including a viable streamer.

Nyheim Hines #21 of the Indianapolis Colts against the New York Jets at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 04, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Though Week 10 will knock out a couple of big-name running backs for fantasy football leagues, fantasy managers should be happy that the crew of elite running backs they took at the top of their fantasy drafts looks to be climbing back to the top.

Christian McCaffrey returned from injury and clocked yet another performance of 100 scrimmage yards, while Saquon Barkley could make his return following his Week 10 bye. Joe Mixon has remained healthy with his touch volume, and Washington RB Antonio Gibson finally got a week of rest after being banged up throughout the season. Could we finally see the elite crew of running backs we drafted back into our lineups in the week to come?

Injury news

Christian McCaffrey made a return in Week 9 after a stint on IR for a hamstring injury suffered in Week 9 and managed a full workload. David Montgomery also made his return for the Bears this week after being activated off of IR. Good news! Among those “studs” remaining on IR is Clyde Edwards-Helaire, though he is eligible to be activated from the injured reserve list at any point.

Browns RBs Nick Chubb and Demetric Felton tested positive for COVID-19 this week. They have both received the COVID-19 vaccine, so would be eligible to return to the field after two negative tests at least 24 hours apart. The Browns are already short at RB with Kareem Hunt on IR with a calf injury, though he is technically eligible to return this week if he is healthy. Whoever is rushing for the Browns Sunday is likely to find success in Kevin Stefanski’s offense.

Zack Moss left Sunday’s game against the Jaguars with a concussion and his status is up in the air this week.

Chase Edmonds suffered a high ankle sprain Sunday and is likely to miss several weeks with the injury. James Conner is an RB2 with RB1 upside until Edmonds returns to the lineup.

Bye weeks

The Bears, Bengals, Texans, and Giants are on a Week 10 bye. This means that David Montgomery, Joe Mixon, Saquon Barkley/Devontae Booker and the dynamic duo of Phillip Lindsay and David Johnson with the Texans.

Streaming options

Nyheim Hines, Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

The Indianapolis Colts seem to be finding their stride (outside of some rough-looking INTs from Carson Wentz), and Nyheim Hines is no exception to the rule. Though Jonathan Taylor has established his absolute dominance over the backfield averaging 18 touches per game, Hines continues to get plenty of touches to get the job done for fantasy managers. In Week 9, Hines saw just six attempts on the ground but helped his cause with six total targets — the second-most on the team. The Jaguars were able to shut down Josh Allen and the Bills, but we should expect their defense to come back down to earth in Week 10 to allow Hines a decent outing in PPR formats.

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