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Running back non-PPR rankings for Week 1 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best non-PPR running backs going in Week 1 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Derrick Henry #22 of the Tennessee Titans celebrates his second half touchdown against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on December 16, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images

Wednesday injury report: NFL teams released their first injury reports of the 2020 season on Wednesday for Week 1. Among running backs, the following made an appearance:

Darrel Williams (hamstring) — Full participation — nopt listed on final injury report, so good to go for Thursday

David Montgomery (groin) — Limited participation — appears on track to play in Week 1 after some concerns he might miss the game

D’Andre Swift (hip) — Limited participation — on track to play in Week 1

Justice Hill (thigh) — DNP — Likely to miss the game, even if he were to end up a healthy scratch

Devine Ozigbo (hamstring) — DNP — Status is uncertain, but team is attempting to sign Dare Ogunbowale, which is not a good sign for Ozigbo’s Week 1 status

Miles Sanders (hamstring) — Limited — Expected to play, but could see his workload cut back a bit in Week 1

Football is back! Right? Yeah, it is! And we’re back with weekly fantasy football rankings. With no preseason games and limited to no fans in the stadiums, it will likely take these teams a little while to get to top performance.

As usual, Christian McCaffrey leads the running back rankings and against the Raiders, that ranking has a good shot of coming true. He will again be the focal point of this offense both on the ground and through the air.

Saquon Barkley is the back who has the best shot at taking over as the No. 1 fantasy player, but he’ll get a tough game to start against the Steelers tough defensive line. He’s still a must start and will likely get peppered with targets if Daniel Jones’ line can’t hold.

Derrick Henry is the non-PPR back who always gets the biggest bump but I do like the Broncos run defense better this season. He’s a smash start every week and can run through the best defenses in the league, but this one won’t be a cake walk.

Josh Jacobs gets possibly one of his best matchups of the season against the Panthers depleted defense. Both teams will likely play it conservatively and the game could be close, giving Jacobs plenty of work in a prime matchup.

Streaming RBs

Darrel Williams, Chiefs

He’s risky, but he’s also the backup to Edwards-Helaire in a game with the highest over/under of the week. Will Andy Reid push everything onto the rookie’s plate? I doubt it. Williams could be in line for some rushing attempts near the goal line and split work to start the season.

Sony Michel, Patriots

Damien Harris is out after finger surgery and Michel should resume his early down work in a nice matchup against the Dolphins poor run defense. He also should get a boost with Cam Newton’s threat to run, which will keep the defense honest.

Running back non-PPR rankings Week 18

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Jonathan Taylor IND @ JAC
2 Austin Ekeler LAC @ LV
3 Alvin Kamara NO @ ATL
4 Dalvin Cook MIN vs CHI
5 Nick Chubb CLE vs CIN
6 David Montgomery CHI @ MIN
7 Joe Mixon CIN @ CLE
8 Najee Harris PIT @ BAL
9 Josh Jacobs LV vs LAC
10 Rashaad Penny SEA @ ARI
11 Sony Michel LAR vs SF
12 Elijah Mitchell SF @ LAR
13 Rhamondre Stevenson NE @ MIA
14 Devin Singletary BUF vs NYJ
15 Darrel Williams KC @ DEN
16 D'Andre Swift DET vs GB
17 Antonio Gibson WAS @ NYG
18 Javonte Williams DEN vs KC
19 Ezekiel Elliott DAL @ PHI
20 Boston Scott PHI vs DAL
21 Melvin Gordon III DEN vs KC
22 Saquon Barkley NYG vs WAS
23 Damien Harris NE @ MIA
24 James Conner ARI vs SEA
25 D'Onta Foreman TEN @ HOU
26 Patrick Taylor Jr. GB @ DET
27 Devonta Freeman BAL vs PIT
28 Chase Edmonds ARI vs SEA
29 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL vs NO
30 Tony Pollard DAL @ PHI
31 Dare Ogunbowale JAC vs IND
32 Rex Burkhead HOU vs TEN
33 Tevin Coleman NYJ @ BUF
34 Jeff Wilson Jr. SF @ LAR
35 Jamaal Williams DET vs GB
36 Ronald Jones II TB vs CAR
37 Kareem Hunt CLE vs CIN
38 Michael Carter NYJ @ BUF
39 AJ Dillon GB @ DET
40 Ke'Shawn Vaughn TB vs CAR
41 Ty Johnson NYJ @ BUF
42 Mike Davis ATL vs NO
43 Chuba Hubbard CAR @ TB
44 Devontae Booker NYG vs WAS
45 Derrick Gore KC @ DEN
46 Duke Johnson Jr. MIA vs NE
48 Le'Veon Bell TB vs CAR
49 Jordan Howard PHI vs DAL
50 Aaron Jones GB @ DET
51 Jaret Patterson WAS @ NYG
52 Justin Jackson LAC @ LV
53 Craig Reynolds DET vs GB
54 Mark Ingram II NO @ ATL
55 Jeremy McNichols TEN @ HOU
56 Latavius Murray BAL vs PIT
57 Alexander Mattison MIN vs CHI
58 Austin Walter NYJ @ BUF
59 Nyheim Hines IND @ JAC
60 Ameer Abdullah CAR @ TB
61 Dontrell Hilliard TEN @ HOU
62 Phillip Lindsay MIA vs NE
63 Kenneth Gainwell PHI vs DAL
64 Cam Akers LAR vs SF
65 Zack Moss BUF vs NYJ
66 Peyton Barber LV vs LAC
67 Brandon Bolden NE @ MIA
68 DeeJay Dallas SEA @ ARI
69 Myles Gaskin MIA vs NE
70 D'Ernest Johnson CLE vs CIN
71 Samaje Perine CIN @ CLE
72 David Johnson HOU vs TEN
73 Khalil Herbert CHI @ MIN
74 Alex Collins SEA @ ARI
75 Ryquell Armstead JAC vs IND
76 JaMycal Hasty SF @ LAR
77 Royce Freeman HOU vs TEN
78 Benny Snell Jr. PIT @ BAL
79 Jonathan Williams WAS @ NYG
80 Wendell Smallwood WAS @ NYG
81 Eno Benjamin ARI vs SEA
82 Kyle Juszczyk SF @ LAR
83 Damien Williams CHI @ MIN
84 Joshua Kelley LAC @ LV
85 Wayne Gallman Jr. MIN vs CHI
86 Michael Burton KC @ DEN
87 Kene Nwangwu MIN vs CHI
88 Nathan Cottrell JAC vs IND
89 Travis Homer SEA @ ARI
90 Corey Clement DAL @ PHI
91 Deon Jackson IND @ JAC
92 Jake Funk LAR vs SF
93 Ty Montgomery NO @ ATL
94 Jalen Richard LV vs LAC
95 Elijhaa Penny NYG vs WAS
96 Godwin Igwebuike DET vs GB
97 Jakob Johnson NE @ MIA
98 Demetric Felton CLE vs CIN
99 Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC @ DEN