Fantasy Football Week 3: Running Back Ranking


The touchdowns are coming, Leonard Fournette fantasy managers. Don’t just take our word for it – the Buccaneers running back said so themselves when he apologized to his fantasy managers Monday morning. What a guy, looking for your best interests.

While he hasn’t found the end zone yet this season, it could certainly be worse. Fournette has a total of 192 rushing yards on 45 runs through two games, seen six goals in the passing game and ranks 17th among all backs in fantasy scoring so far.

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And while Sunday wasn’t the best outing for the team, Fournette is still playing in a Tampa Bay offense that looks pretty solid this season.

Of course, fantasy executives who spent a premium pick on Fournette (he was picked a total of 21.2 in Yahoo competitions) don’t want to hear any of that.

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But who are we to call Fournette a liar? If the man says the touchdowns are coming, the touchdowns are coming! (Let’s not revisit this article if those scores don’t pan out.)

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Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette promises touchdowns for his fantasy managers soon. (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Fournette checks in as the number 8 falling back to our analysts’ position in Week 3, heading for a matchup against a Green Bay Packers defense that has fifth most rushing yards (306) and fourth most yards per carry ( 5.6) has given up ) so far this season.

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Yards were possible. Let’s see if he can finally break the goal line.

Our analysts reached a consensus for the top three running backs this week, ranking Jonathan Taylor, Christian McCaffrey and Saquon Barkley in that order.

Dalvin Cook was a near-consensus choice for the No. 4 RB, and Nick Chubb completed the top five.

Here’s the running back position – see where Fournette and the rest of the RBs landed in our week 3 analyst rankings:

2022 Fantasy Football Rankings powered by FantasyProsECR™ – Expert Consensus Rankings


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