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Week 1 Fantasy RB Rankings: PPR, Half PPR & Standard

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Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images. Pictured: Christian McCaffrey.

Fantasy football draft season is over, but the road to your league’s championship is just beginning.

Our trio of award-winning fantasy football rankers are here to guide you through all your start/sit decisions with their Week 1 rankings. Below are their top 20 running backs for half PPR formats as of Thursday, but you can find their up-to-the-minute rankings across all positions and formats until kickoff in our Fantasy Tools.

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Here’s some more information about our rankers before we dive into their rankings:

  • Sean Koerner was FantasyPros’ No. 1 fantasy football draft ranker of 2019, has finished as their top in-season ranker in three of the past five seasons and is The Action Network’s Director of Predictive Analytics.
  • Chris Raybon was the fourth-most accurate FantasyPros’ ranker of 2019 and has watched every NFL snap since 2010.
  • Matthew Freedman is the Editor-in-Chief of FantasyLabs and was the sixth-most accurate FantasyPros ranker in 2017.

Week 1 Fantasy RB Rankings

RK Player Matchup
1 Christian McCaffrey, RB, CAR vs. LV
2 Josh Jacobs, RB, LV @ CAR
3 Saquon Barkley, RB, NYG vs. PIT
4 Ezekiel Elliott, RB, DAL @ LAR
5 Derrick Henry, RB, TEN @ DEN
6 Dalvin Cook, RB, MIN vs. GB
7 Alvin Kamara, RB, NO vs. TB
8 Austin Ekeler, RB, LAC @ CIN
9 Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, KC vs. HOU
10 Chris Carson, RB, SEA @ ATL
11 NIck Chubb, RB, CLE @ BAL
12 James Conner, RB, PIT @ NYG
13 Joe Mixon, RB, CIN vs. LAC
14 Aaron Jones, RB, GB @ MIN
15 Miles Sanders, RB, PHI @ WAS
16 Kenyan Drake, RB, ARI @ SF
17 Todd Gurley, RB, ATL vs. SEA
18 David Johnson, RB, HOU @ KC
19 Raheem Mostert, RB, SF vs. ARI
20 Mark Ingram, RB, BAL vs. CLE

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