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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 14

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Austin Ekeler LAC vs NYG
2 Alvin Kamara NO @ NYJ
3 Joe Mixon CIN vs SF
4 Leonard Fournette TB vs BUF
5 Javonte Williams DEN vs DET
6 Alexander Mattison MIN vs PIT
7 Nick Chubb CLE vs BAL
8 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL @ CAR
9 James Conner ARI vs LAR
10 Antonio Gibson WAS vs DAL
11 Najee Harris PIT @ MIN
12 Elijah Mitchell SF @ CIN
13 Josh Jacobs LV @ KC
14 Ezekiel Elliott DAL @ WAS
15 David Montgomery CHI @ GB
16 Saquon Barkley NYG @ LAC
17 Jamaal Williams DET @ DEN
18 AJ Dillon GB vs CHI
19 James Robinson JAC @ TEN
20 Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC vs LV
21 Devonta Freeman BAL @ CLE
22 Kareem Hunt CLE vs BAL
23 Tony Pollard DAL @ WAS
24 Sony Michel LAR @ ARI
25 Rex Burkhead HOU vs SEA
26 Devin Singletary BUF @ TB
27 Chuba Hubbard CAR vs ATL
28 Tevin Coleman NYJ vs NO
29 Darrel Williams KC vs LV
30 Mark Ingram II NO @ NYJ
31 Dontrell Hilliard TEN vs JAC
32 D'Onta Foreman TEN vs JAC
33 Aaron Jones GB vs CHI
34 Ty Johnson NYJ vs NO
35 Darrell Henderson Jr. LAR @ ARI
36 Ameer Abdullah CAR vs ATL
37 Latavius Murray BAL @ CLE
38 Adrian Peterson SEA @ HOU
39 Mike Davis ATL @ CAR
40 Jeremy McNichols TEN vs JAC
41 Melvin Gordon III DEN vs DET
42 Samaje Perine CIN vs SF
43 Ronald Jones II TB vs BUF
44 Carlos Hyde JAC @ TEN
45 Matt Breida BUF @ TB
46 Zack Moss BUF @ TB
47 Rashaad Penny SEA @ HOU
48 Jeff Wilson Jr. SF @ CIN
49 Devontae Booker NYG @ LAC
50 Chase Edmonds ARI vs LAR
51 Kene Nwangwu MIN vs PIT
52 J.D. McKissic WAS vs DAL
53 Royce Freeman HOU vs SEA
54 Travis Homer SEA @ HOU
55 Jermar Jefferson DET @ DEN
56 Godwin Igwebuike DET @ DEN
57 Qadree Ollison ATL @ CAR
58 Kyle Juszczyk SF @ CIN
59 Giovani Bernard TB vs BUF
60 Eno Benjamin ARI vs LAR
61 Khalil Herbert CHI @ GB
62 Austin Walter NYJ vs NO
63 Justin Jackson LAC vs NYG
64 Jaret Patterson WAS vs DAL
65 JaMycal Hasty SF @ CIN
66 Mike Boone DEN vs DET
67 DeeJay Dallas SEA @ HOU
68 Benny Snell Jr. PIT @ MIN
69 Peyton Barber LV @ KC
70 Wendell Smallwood WAS vs DAL
71 Joshua Kelley LAC vs NYG
72 Kalen Ballage PIT @ MIN
73 D'Ernest Johnson CLE vs BAL
74 Ty Montgomery NO @ NYJ
75 Alex Collins SEA @ HOU
76 C.J. Ham MIN vs PIT
77 Jaylen Samuels HOU vs SEA
78 Larry Rountree III LAC vs NYG
79 Keith Smith ATL @ CAR
80 Ty'Son Williams BAL @ CLE
81 Anthony McFarland Jr. PIT @ MIN
82 Dare Ogunbowale JAC @ TEN
83 Mekhi Sargent LAR @ ARI
84 Derrick Gore KC vs LV
85 Corey Clement DAL @ WAS
86 David Johnson HOU vs SEA
87 Tony Jones Jr. NO @ NYJ
88 Elijhaa Penny NYG @ LAC
89 Chris Evans CIN vs SF
90 Wayne Gallman Jr. ATL @ CAR
91 Stafon Johnson FA -
92 Patrick Ricard BAL @ CLE
93 Jonathan Williams NYG @ LAC
94 Demetric Felton CLE vs BAL
95 Andy Janovich CLE vs BAL
96 Derek Watt PIT @ MIN