Week 2 Rankings – RB
Player – (Opponent in Parenthesis)
1. LeSean McCoy (@IND) – A somewhat disappointing week 1 will be forgotten after Shady stars in week 2.
2. Jamaal Charles (@DEN) – Hopefully Andy Reid overcorrects after giving Charles just 7 touches last week.
3. Arian Foster (@OAK) – Chris Ivory and Chris Johnson tore up the Raiders defense last week. Now, Foster gets the chance to do the same, just without anyone stealing carries.
4. Marshawn Lynch (@SD) – He looked great against the Packers last week, now let’s see how he fares on the road against a decent Chargers run D.
5. Giovani Bernard (ATL) – Against an Atlanta defense with no-names left and right, I think this is the week where Bernard goes off.
6. Matt Forte (@SF) – The Bears look to get the ball to Forte in a lot of different ways. Don’t expect that to change now.
7. Montee Ball (KC) – Ball didn’t look great last week, but he’ll find his way into the endzone somehow.
8.Demarco Murray (@TEN) – Murray was able to run well against a tough Niners’ defense last Sunday and I expect more of the same this week.
9. Shane Vereen (@MIN) – In addition to having the most snaps of any Pats RB, Vereen led the team in goal-line carries and was second in receptions. The kid does it all.
10. Alfred Morris (JAC) – Even though the Jaguars contained LeSean McCoy to some degree last week, hoping that happens two weeks in a row is a stretch.
11. Knowshon Moreno (@BUF) – Anyone who watched the Pats vs. Dolphins game last week knows who the best back in Miami is.
12. Andre Ellington (@NYG) – Great matchup for a guy that the Cardinals love to get involved.
13. Rashad Jennings (@ARI) – Not a great matchup, but Jennings is an unquestioned RB2 in fantasy.
14. Frank Gore (CHI) – The Bears had the worst run defense in the league in 2013 and it didn’t look much better last week.
15. Eddie Lacy (NYJ) – Not only is he coming off a concussion, but the Jets run defense is the best in the business.
16. Terrance West (NO) – The Browns should actually be able to put up points on the Saints and West has a great chance to reach the endzone.
17. C.J. Spiller (MIA) – Spiller finally looks healthy and ready for a great season.
18. Zac Stacy (@TB) – Stacy is a talented back in an unfortunate situation. Things will get worse before they get better.
19. Joique Bell (@CAR) – He gets the goal-line carries.
20. Reggie Bush (@CAR) – He doesn’t get the goal-line carries.
21. Ryan Matthews (SEA) – Tough matchup, but clearly the number 1 option in the Chargers’ backfield.
22. Chris Johnson (@GB) – Showed enough last week to earn a start, but don’t trust him all season long.
23. Doug Martin (STL) – 0 fantasy points in week 1. Enough said.
24. Matt Asiata (NE) – Adrian Peterson’s replacement. Just 1/4 of the talent.
25. Fred Jackson (MIA) – Continues to prove he can be productive even into his thirties.
26-30 – Pierre Thomas, Lamar Miller, Darren Sproles, Toby Gerhart, Chris Ivory
31-35 – Carlos Hyde, Steven Jackson, Trent Richardson, Shonn Greene, Stevan Ridley
36-40 – Khiry Robinson, Mark Ingram, Jeremy Hill, Bobby Rainey, Danny Woodhead