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2021 Fantasy Football Rankings: Running Backs for Week 7


New Orleans Saints v Washington Football Team Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

80 years ago this week, the first woman in North America became a jockey: Anna Lee Wiley. One other throwback fact, the Tennessee Titans attempted to replicate their winning touchdown from the 2000 AFC Wild Card Music City miracle with a play called Home Run Throw Forward. The play was deemed a forward pass and penalized.

A few notes for Week 7

  • New Orleans vs. Seattle looks like it could showcase a lot of running.
  • Keep an eye on injuries to Nick Chubb/Kareem Hunt, Antonio Gibson, Melvin Gordon III, Alex Collins, and Saquon Barkley.
  • My gut feeling tells me Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and New England go run-heavy this week.
  • We should see some tandem work with Mike Davis/Cordarrelle Patterson, Chase Edmonds/James Conner, Brandon Bolden/Damien Harris, Jonathan Taylor/Nyheim Hines, and Javonte Williams/Melvin Gordon III.

Week 7 RB Rankings

Rank Player Team Opponent Notes
Rank Player Team Opponent Notes
1 Alvin Kamara NO @ Sea Favorable matchup
2 Derrick Henry Ten vs. KC Favorable matchup
4 Darrell Henderson Jr. LAR vs. Det Touch Matchup
3 Jonathan Taylor Ind @ SF Favorable matchup
5 Aaron Jones GB vs. Was Most receiving TDs among RBs
6 D'Andre Swift Det @ LAR Most receiving yards by a RB this year
7 Joe Mixon Cin @ Bal 2nd most rush attempts in NFL this year
8 Antonio Gibson Was @ GB Questionable - shin injury
9 Saquon Barkley NYG vs. Car Ankle injury is still present
9 James Conner Ari vs. Hou 2nd most rush TDs this year
10 Chase Edmonds Ari vs. Hou 11th most receiving yards among RB this year
11 Leonard Fournette TB vs. Chi 6th most receiving yards among RB this year
12 Cordarrelle Patterson Atl @ Mia Favorable matchup
13 Josh Jacobs LV vs Phi Back to back TDs coming into this week
14 Mike Davis Atl @ Mia Favorable matchup
15 Damien Harris NE vs. NYJ Favorable matchup
16 Nick Chubb Cle vs. Den Questionable - wrist and knee
17 Chuba Hubbard Car @ NYG 100 yards or TD each of the last 2 weeks - I'm aboard the Hubbard train
18 Darrel Williams KC @ Ten Two rush TDs last week
20 Nyheim Hines Ind @ SF Marlon Mack trade bait is hurting Hines
19 Eli Mitchell SF vs. Ind Serious potential here; 65% rostered
21 Brandon Bolden NE vs. NYJ Favorable matchup
22 Damien Williams Chi @ TB Covid
23 Miles Sanders Phi @ LV I'm still fading Miles heavily
24 Latavius Murray Bal vs. Cin Questionable - ankle injury
25 Demetric Felton Cle vs. Den Touch Matchup - Buy. Buy. Buy.
26 Javonte Williams Den @ Cle Touch Matchup
27 Tarik Cohen Chi @ TB Returning from PUP list, first week eligible
28 Rashaad Penny Sea vs. NO Coming back from calf injury
29 Jamaal Williams Det @ LAR Had three straight games of double digit carries until last week
30 Melvin Gordon III Den @ Cle Questionable - hip
30 Alex Collins Sea vs. NO Questionable - hip
31 Sony Michel LAR vs. Det For a backup, he's getting some carries
32 Kenyan Drake LV vs Phi 8th most receiving yards among RB this year
33 Kenneth Gainwell Phi @ LV Hold and see, Philly is faithful to Miles
34 Giovani Bernard TB vs. Chi Pass catching
35 Michael Carter NYJ @ NE TDs back to back games
36 Mark Ingram II Hou @ Ari In a pinch he'll provide 5 points
37 Salvon Ahmed Mia vs. Atl Led team in carries last week
38 Myles Gaskin Mia vs. Atl Played the most snaps last week
39 AJ Dillon GB vs. Was handcuff
40 Jerick McKinnon KC @ Ten Deepest of league options
41 J.D. McKissic Was @ GB Watch Gibsons status
42 Ty Johnson NYJ @ NE TD dependent
43 Malcolm Brown Mia vs. Atl handcuff
44 Kyle Juszczyk SF vs. Ind handcuff
45 David Johnson Hou @ Ari don't bother
46 Jeremy McNichols Ten vs. KC Questionable - ankle injury