The SB Nation fantasy staff rounds up the rankings for the top 50 running backs in standard leagues for Week 2.
Can you believe Week 2 is already upon us? Whether you crushed it to start the year 1-0 or slept walk through the draft beginning the season 0-1, we have got you covered at the running back position. To recap Week 1, the biggest news was that Arizona Cardinals superstar David Johnson will be having surgery to repair a broken wrist and will be out three months. Kareem Hunt, Tarik Cohen, and Leonard Fournette dominated in their openers, showing that 2017 might be the year of the rookie running back. Dalvin Cook, Alvin Kamara, and Marlon Mack also impressed in their NFL debuts.
With Johnson out of the picture, Le’Veon Bell and Ezekiel Elliot will headline most rankings despite tough matchups against the Minnesota Vikings and Denver Broncos. Marshawn Lynch has a juicy meeting with the putrid New York Jets defense. Some backs that will be hot on the waiver wire after impressive Week 1 performances include Tarik Cohen, Javorious Allen, Chris Carson, and Marlon Mack.
Running back (standard) rankings, Week 2
(SK: Scott Kaliska; JG: Jeff Goldberg; DG: Derek Gordon; KB: Kyle Bennett ZS: Zach Senvisky)