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Fantasy Football PPR Rankings Week 10: Running back

Even with some potential big injury returns, our Week 10 fantasy RB PPR rankings start to get thin in the 20s. See which sleeper running backs could wind up in your RB2 and flex spots.

The running back position is starting to get stronger with several key players returning from injuries. However, it's also becoming more frustrating, as there are plenty of backfield-by-committee situations that fantasy owners are having trouble figuring out. The PPR format makes it slightly easier to find worthwhile starters, but there are still some difficult situations that our Week 10 fantasy RB PPR rankings will have to sort through.

Most notably, the Chargers and Dolphins have impossible backfield rotations that even the PPR format doesn't help too much. Without Austin Ekeler (hamstring), the Chargers have relied on a rotation of Justin Jackson, Joshua Kelley, Kalen Ballage, and Troymaine Pope. While it seemed like Jackson was going to be the leader after a big game against the Broncos, he barely saw action in Week 9 as he struggled through a knee injury. We still have him ranked higher than any other Chargers back this week, but obviously that depends on his status. (UPDATE: It looks like Jackson will be out, so now Ballage is our top-ranked Chargers back).

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

The same is true of the Dolphins right now. They are without Myles Gaskin (knee) and are trusting Jordan Howard, Patrick Laird, and Salvon Ahmed to carry the load. The only one with a clearly defined role is Howard, but his status as a goal-line doesn't help much in PPR leagues. Maybe Laird or Ahmed could emerge as a good pass-catcher, but without defined roles, their PPR values are tough to figure out.

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

Thankfully, there are some things that are easier to decipher. For example, if David Johnson (concussion) is out, Duke Johnson (@ Browns) should be a top-15 play in PPR formats, as he's a great pass-catcher out of the backfield and the Texans will be willing to trust him in that role. Elsewhere, players like Jerick McKinnon (@ Saints), Jamaal Williams (vs. Jaguars), J.D. McKissic (@ Lions), James White (vs. Ravens), and Nyheim Hines (@ Titans) will carry flex appeal, as well. That will create at least a little extra value to deal with the uncertainty at the position.

Nick Chubb's potential return will likely result in a split in the Browns backfield, but Kareem Hunt (vs. Texans) will still have RB2 value in PPR leagues, at the very least. Miles Sanders (@ Giants) and Joe Mixon (@ Steelers) should limit Boston Scott's and Giovani Bernard's values, but both could still be used as low-ceiling flexes in PPR leagues. (Update: Mixon is not expected to play.)

Reminder: As always, we expect to make plenty of changes to these RB PPR rankings throughout the week, so check back for updates. For individual analysis of key RBs, click here.

These rankings are for full-point PPR leagues.

  • Packers vs. Jaguars

  • Saints vs. 49ers

  • Vikings @ Bears

  • Jaguars @ Packers

  • Washington @ Lions

  • Steelers vs. Bengals

  • Eagles @ Giants

  • Titans vs. Colts

  • Raiders vs. Broncos

  • Cardinals vs. Bills

  • Browns vs. Texans

  • Texans @ Browns

  • Panthers vs. Buccaneers

  • Browns vs. Texans

  • Bengals @ Steelers

  • Broncos @ Raiders

  • Broncos @ Raiders

  • Rams vs. Seahawks

  • Buccaneers @ Panthers

  • Seahawks @ Rams

  • Patriots vs. Ravens

  • Buccaneers @ Panthers

  • Ravens @ Patriots

  • 49ers @ Saints

  • Packers vs. Jaguars

  • 26 Wayne Gallman, NYG vs. PHI
    27 Mark Ingram, BAL @ NE
    28 Jonathan Taylor, IND @ TEN
    29 Kalen Ballage, LAC @ MIA
    30 Zack Moss, BUF @ ARZ
    31 Matt Breida, MIA vs. LAC
    32 J.D. McKissic, WAS @ DET
    33 D'Andre Swift, DET vs. WAS
    34 Cordarrelle Patterson, CHI vs. MIN
    35 Joshua Kelley, LAC @ MIA
    36 Devin Singletary, BUF @ ARZ
    37 Jordan Wilkins, IND @ TEN
    38 Malcolm Brown, LAR vs. SEA
    39 James White, NE vs. BAL
    40 Boston Scott, PHI @ NYG
    41 JaMycal Hasty, SF @ NO
    42 Nyheim Hines, IND @ TEN
    43 Rex Burkhead, NE vs. BAL
    44 Ryan Nall, CHI vs. MIN
    45 Troymaine Pope, LAC @ MIA
    46 Gus Edwards, BAL @ NE
    47 Adrian Peterson, DET vs. WAS
    48 Jordan Howard, MIA vs. LAC
    49 Devontae Booker, LV vs. DEN
    50 Latavius Murray, NO vs. SF
    51 Alexander Mattison, MIN @ CHI
    52 Cam Akers, LAR vs. SEA
    53 Travis Homer, SEA @ LAR
    54 Samaje Perine, CIN @ PIT
    55 Alfred Morris, NYG vs. PHI
    56 Jalen Richard, LV vs. DEN
    57 Dion Lewis, NYG vs. PHI
    58 Kerryon Johnson, DET vs. WAS
    59 Corey Clement, PHI @ NYG
    60 D'Onta Foreman, TEN vs. IND
    61 Lamar Miller, CHI vs. MIN
    62 Alex Collins, SEA @ LAR
    63 Jeremy McNichols, TEN vs. IND
    64 Royce Freeman, DEN @ LV
    65 Benny Snell, PIT vs. CIN
    66 Anthony McFarland, PIT vs. CIN
    67 AJ Dillon, GB vs. JAX

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