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Running back PPR rankings for Week 9 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best PPR running backs going in Week 9 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

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Fantasy football managers are morning this week, as workhorse RB Derrick Henry has officially been placed on the injured reserve list, done for the remainder of the fantasy season. Henry suffered a broken foot Sunday, and somehow still managed to return to the game — talk about King Henry!

Henry was one of the last men standing that we took in the first or second rounds of fantasy drafts as other studs have been managing injury as well, so we’ll need to do some work in Week 9 if we hope to bounce back.

Injury news

As noted above, Derrick Henry is done for the season. The Titans signed veteran RB Adrian Peterson, who will likely take on the bulk of the carries with Jeremy McNichols taking over work on passing downs. It was somewhat surprising to see that they didn’t make a move ahead of the trade deadline, so keep your eyes peeled for how this backfield shakes out.

Saquon Barkley has yet to make his return to game action after spraining his ankle in Week 5 against the Cowboys. We don’t have any update yet on his potential to play in Week 9 after the Giants played the Chiefs on Monday Night Football.

Christian McCaffrey continues to rehab a hamstring injury that’s kept him out of fantasy lineups since suffering the injury in Week 3 against the Houston Texans. HC Matt Rhule has noted that he’s a 50-50 shot to play in Week 9, so even if absent, fantasy managers should see him return soon.

RBs David Montgomery (knee) and Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee) are both eligible to return from injured reserve at any point, though they have yet to do

The 49ers have activated the practice window for RB Jeff Wilson Jr. to return from injured reserve, which could cut into the workload for rookie Elijah Mitchell.

Bye weeks

The Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Football Team are on a Week 9 bye. Fantasy managers will be missing out on D’Andre Swift, Jamaal Williams Leonard Fournette, Alex Collins and Antonio Gibson.

Week 9 streamer

Khalil Herbert, Chicago Bears vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

He’s finished as an RB1 in two of his three games in the starting role and will look to continue that success in primetime against the Steelers. Though they’re allowing the sixth-fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs, they’re allowing 6.4 yards per rush attempt, which ranks middle of the pack among NFL defenses. Herbert will see a high enough touch volume to make the fantasy play worth it in Week 9, especially if Damien Williams is limited or out in this primetime matchup after suffering an injury in Week 8.

Running back PPR rankings for Week 13

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Jonathan Taylor IND @ HOU
2 Joe Mixon CIN vs LAC
3 Austin Ekeler LAC @ CIN
4 Leonard Fournette TB @ ATL
5 Najee Harris PIT vs BAL
6 Alexander Mattison MIN @ DET
7 Alvin Kamara NO vs DAL
8 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL vs TB
9 Elijah Mitchell SF @ SEA
10 James Robinson JAC @ LAR
11 Ezekiel Elliott DAL @ NO
12 James Conner ARI @ CHI
13 Darrell Henderson Jr. LAR vs JAC
14 Saquon Barkley NYG @ MIA
15 Antonio Gibson WAS @ LV
16 Josh Jacobs LV vs WAS
17 David Montgomery CHI vs ARI
18 Myles Gaskin MIA vs NYG
19 Javonte Williams DEN @ KC
20 Melvin Gordon III DEN @ KC
21 Miles Sanders PHI @ NYJ
22 Damien Harris NE @ BUF
23 Boston Scott PHI @ NYJ
24 Tony Pollard DAL @ NO
25 D'Andre Swift DET vs MIN
26 Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC vs DEN
27 Rhamondre Stevenson NE @ BUF
28 Devonta Freeman BAL @ PIT
29 Tevin Coleman NYJ vs PHI
30 Rex Burkhead HOU vs IND
31 Devin Singletary BUF vs NE
32 Alex Collins SEA vs SF
33 Matt Breida BUF vs NE
34 Darrel Williams KC vs DEN
35 Jamaal Williams DET vs MIN
36 Ty Johnson NYJ vs PHI
37 Jeff Wilson Jr. SF @ SEA
38 Latavius Murray BAL @ PIT
39 Nyheim Hines IND @ HOU
40 J.D. McKissic WAS @ LV
41 DeeJay Dallas SEA vs SF
42 David Johnson HOU vs IND
43 Mike Davis ATL vs TB
44 Sony Michel LAR vs JAC
45 Kenyan Drake LV vs WAS
46 Ronald Jones II TB @ ATL
47 Mark Ingram II NO vs DAL
48 Carlos Hyde JAC @ LAR
49 Brandon Bolden NE @ BUF
50 Devontae Booker NYG @ MIA
51 Kene Nwangwu MIN @ DET
52 Eno Benjamin ARI @ CHI
53 Samaje Perine CIN vs LAC
54 Kenneth Gainwell PHI @ NYJ
55 Tony Jones Jr. NO vs DAL
56 Giovani Bernard TB @ ATL
57 Phillip Lindsay MIA vs NYG
58 Salvon Ahmed MIA vs NYG
59 Austin Walter NYJ vs PHI
60 Jaret Patterson WAS @ LV
61 Joshua Kelley LAC @ CIN
62 Jermar Jefferson DET vs MIN
63 Wayne Gallman Jr. ATL vs TB
64 Khalil Herbert CHI vs ARI
65 Chris Evans CIN vs LAC
66 Kalen Ballage PIT vs BAL
67 Jalen Richard LV vs WAS
68 Benny Snell Jr. PIT vs BAL
69 Kyle Juszczyk SF @ SEA
70 Qadree Ollison ATL vs TB
71 Ty'Son Williams BAL @ PIT
72 Godwin Igwebuike DET vs MIN
73 Anthony McFarland Jr. PIT vs BAL
74 Larry Rountree III LAC @ CIN
75 Darius Bradwell LAC @ CIN
76 Justin Jackson LAC @ CIN
77 Jerick McKinnon KC vs DEN
78 Zack Moss BUF vs NE
79 Duke Johnson Jr. MIA vs NYG
80 Chase Edmonds ARI @ CHI
81 C.J. Ham MIN @ DET
82 Patrick Laird MIA vs NYG
83 Elijhaa Penny NYG @ MIA
84 Marlon Mack IND @ HOU
85 Dare Ogunbowale JAC @ LAR
86 Corey Clement DAL @ NO