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2021 Fantasy Football Rankings: Running Backs for Week 10

Najee Harris could get a lot of carries against Detroit this weekend.

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This week in 1957, a record 102,368 fans attended a game between the 49ers and Rams in LA. The Rams prevailed by a score of 37-24, cementing their victory when Joe Marconi had a one-yard rush in the 4th quarter. It just so happens we get a Rams/49ers matchup yet again this week!

A Few Notes for Week 10

  • Indianapolis vs. Jacksonville looks like it could showcase a lot of running.
  • Keep an eye on injuries to Nick Chubb, James Robinson, Chris Carson, Damien Harris and Zach Moss
  • My gut feeling tells me, Pittsburgh, New Orleans, and the Rams go run-heavy this week.
  • We should see some tandem work with Mike Davis/Cordarrelle Patterson, Jonathan Taylor/Nyheim Hines, Zach Moss/Devin Singletary, and Javonte Williams/Melvin Gordon III

2021 Running Back Rankings Week 10

Rank Player Team Opponent Notes
Rank Player Team Opponent Notes
1 Jonathan Taylor Ind vs Jax He is the best RB in the NFL right now
2 Dalvin Cook Min @ LAC Favorable Matchup
3 Aaron Jones GB vs Sea Favorable Matchup
4 Najee Harris Pit vs Det Favorable Matchup
5 Alvin Kamara NO @ Ten Alvin Karmar TDs in each of the last two games
6 Austin Ekeler LAC vs Min Three rush TDs across last four games
7 Christian McCaffrey Car @ Ari Tough Matchup
8 Nick Chubb Cle @ NE Questionable
9 Leonard Fournette TB @ Was Four rush Tds last four games
10 James Conner Ari vs Car Tough Matchup
11 Cordarrelle Patterson Atl @ Dal Over 100 yards (rush or receiving) in four of his last six games
12 D'Andre Swift Det @ Pit That 12 carry, 27 yard effort against Philly wasn't great
13 Ezekiel Elliott Dal vs Atl No 100 yard games or rush TDs in his last three games
13 James Robinson Jax @ Ind Questionable
14 Darrell Henderson Jr. LAR @ SF Three Rush TDs across last five games
15 Josh Jacobs LV vs KC Three Rush TDs across last four games
16 Antonio Gibson Was vs TB His carries have gone down the last few weeks
17 Eli Mitchell SF vs LAR Last week was a blip in his back to back rush TD 100+yard games he had
18 Melvin Gordon III Den vs Phi Somewhat TD dependent
19 Myles Gaskin Mia vs Bal Got his first Rush TD last week
20 Brandon Bolden NE vs Cle First game with over 50 rush yards last week
21 Devin Singletary Buf @ NYJ Favorable Matchup
22 Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC @ LV Still cautious about KC's usage of him
23 Chris Carson Sea @ GB Questionable
24 Javonte Williams Den vs Phi Favorable Matchup
25 Kenneth Gainwell Phi @ Den Shared carries with Miles
26 Miles Sanders Phi @ Den Questionable
27 Michael Carter NYJ vs Buf Tough Matchup
28 Damien Harris NE vs Cle Questionable
29 Tony Pollard Dal vs Atl He's getting used less and less
30 Nyheim Hines Ind vs Jax Solid week against Jets last week
31 Mike Davis Atl @ Dal Almost broached double digit carries last two weeks
32 Zack Moss Buf @ NYJ Questionable
33 Devonta Freeman Bal @ Mia Favorable Matchup
34 J.D. McKissic Was vs TB Handcuff
35 Kenyan Drake LV vs KC Handcuff
36 Sony Michel LAR @ SF Handcuff
37 Alexander Mattison Min @ LAC Handcuff
38 Jeremy McNichols Ten vs NO Tough Matchup
39 AJ Dillon GB vs Sea Handcuff
40 Boston Scott Phi @ Den Handcuff
41 Giovani Bernard TB @ Was Handcuff
42 Jamaal Williams Det @ Pit Questionable
43 Adrian Peterson Ten vs NO Tough Matchup
44 Carlos Hyde Jax @ Ind Handcuff
45 Le'Veon Bell Bal @ Mia Favorable Matchup
46 Darrel Williams KC @ LV Handcuff
47 Ty Johnson NYJ vs Buf Tough Matchup