Fantasy RB PPR Rankings Week 10: Who to start, sit at running back in fantasy football



Feels good to see Christian McCaffrey in our Week 10 fantasy RB PPR rankings, doesn’t it? Matchup-proof running backs are hard to find, and McCaffrey might very well be the best back in fantasy the rest of the way now that Derrick Henry is sidelined with a foot injury. Fortunately, McCaffrey isn’t the only back set up for success this week, as plenty of sleepers and studs lurk below.

The Giants, Bears, Texans, and Bengals are on bye this week, meaning Joe Mixon and a bunch of fill-ins/oft-injured backs will be out. Fantasy owners can survive being without that group, but the real killer is the favorable matchups for other running backs that are off the table. The Giants, Bears, and Texas were all top 10 in fantasy points per game allowed to RBs and the Bengals allowed the most receptions per game to RBs heading into Week 9. 

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Fortunately, there are still some potential sleepers of varying degrees. Devin Singletary and Zack Moss (@ Jets) are a committee you’d prefer to avoid, but they have an optimal matchup this week. At least one figures to perform, if not both. Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams (vs. Eagles) are both riding high and should have another good week. Latavius Murray, if healthy, and Devonta Freeman (@ Dolphins) and Boston Scott and Jordan Howard (@ Broncos) also have top-12 matchups. Gordon, Scott, and Freeman have slightly more in PPR formats. AJ Dillon (vs. Seahawks), Kenyan Drake (vs. Chiefs) and Nyheim Hines (vs. Jaguars) also have fantastic matchups, but Dillon is a better standard back while Drake and Hines will have more value in PPR leagues. 

Quarterback |  Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Unfortunately, there’s more bad than good in the matchup department this week. We’re not overly concerned about top PPR guys like D’Andre Swift (@ Steelers) and James Robinson @ Colts), nor are we too worried about emerging PPR threat Michael Carter (vs. Bills), who’s still in play as an RB2. However, Damien Harris (vs. Browns) and Antonio Gibson (vs. Buccaneers) are much riskier. Harris (head) still has major TD upside and will likely be in most lineups if healthy, but Gibson’s recent usage issues due to a shin injury make him a tough sell. It’s possible he plays more (and catches more passes) after a week off, but J.D. McKissic might actually be a better PPR play against a Bucs defense that had given up the fourth-most RB receptions/game heading into Week 9.

The Eagles, Seahawks, Jets, Patriots, Chiefs, Rams, and Falcons have also allowed over six RB receptions per game. Aside from the players mentioned above (Gordon/Williams, Singletary/Moss, Drake), Elijah Mitchell (vs. Rams) and Tony Pollard (vs. Falcons) get slight PPR bumps. Kareem Hunt (@ Patriots) would also get a nice boost if he’s able to come off the IR, but his calf injury figures to keep him out at least another week.

The RB position is getting stronger, slowly but surely, but the matchups for some key guys this week might mean you have to dig deep for your RB2 or flex spot. As long as you don’t try to force in any players with bad matchups or who are trending downward in touches, you should be OK. It will (hopefully) only get better from here.

Fantasy RB PPR Rankings Week 10: Who to start at running back

Rankings are based on full-point PPR scoring

Rank Player
1 Dalvin Cook, MIN @ LAC
2 Najee Harris, PIT vs. DET
3 Christian McCaffrey, CAR @ ARI
4 Aaron Jones, GB vs. SEA
5 Jonathan Taylor, IND vs. JAX
6 Alvin Kamara, NO @ TEN
7 Austin Ekeler, LAC vs. MIN
8 Cordarrelle Patterson, ATL @ DAL
9 D’Andre Swift, DET @ PIT
10 Leonard Fournette, TB @ WAS
11 Ezekiel Elliott, DAL vs. ATL
12 Josh Jacobs, LV vs. KC
13 James Robinson, JAX @ IND
14 Nick Chubb, CLE @ NE
15 Damien Harris, NE vs. CLE
16 Darrell Henderson, LAR @ SF
17 Darrel Williams, KC @ LV
18 Myles Gaskin, MIA vs. BAL
19 Melvin Gordon, DEN vs. PHI
20 Michael Carter, NYJ vs. BUF
21 Elijah Mitchell, SF vs. LAR
22 James Conner, ARI vs. CAR
23 AJ Dillon, GB vs. SEA
24 Alex Collins, SEA @ GB
25 Jordan Howard, PHI @ DEN
26 Chase Edmonds, ARI vs. CAR
27 Devin Singletary, BUF @ NYJ
28 Zack Moss, BUF @ NYJ
29 Antonio Gibson, WAS vs. TB
30 Kenyan Drake, LV vs. KC
31 Latavius Murray, BAL @ MIA
32 JD McKissic, WAS vs. TB
33 Javonte Williams, DEN vs. PHI
34 Mike Davis, ATL @ DAL
35 Boston Scott, PHI @ DEN
36 Devonta Freeman, BAL @ MIA
37 Tony Pollard, DAL vs. ATL
38 Adrian Peterson, TEN vs. NO
39 Jeremy McNichols, TEN vs. NO
40 Nyheim Hines, IND vs. JAX
41 Jamaal Williams, DET @ PIT
42 Ty Johnson, NYJ vs. BUF
43 Rhamondre Stevenson, NE vs. CLE
44 Brandon Bolden, NE vs. CLE
45 Ronald Jones II, TB @ WAS
46 Mark Ingram, NO @ TEN
47 Salvon Ahmed, MIA vs. BAL
48 Derrick Gore, KC @ LV
49 D’Ernest Johnson, CLE @ NE
50 Le’Veon Bell, BAL @ MIA
51 Giovani Bernard, TB @ WAS
52 Rashaad Penny, SEA @ GB
53 Alexander Mattison, MIN @ LAC
54 JaMycal Hasty, SF vs. LAR
55 Chuba Hubbard, CAR @ ARI
56 Carlos Hyde, JAX @ IND
57 Jerick McKinnon, KC @ LV
58 Kenneth Gainwell, PHI @ DEN
59 Sony Michel, LAR @ SF
60 Jaret Patterson, WAS vs. TB
61 Larry Rountree III, LAC vs. MIN


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