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Running back PPR rankings for Week 9 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best PPR running backs going in Week 9 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Is Nick Chubb set up for a Big Week 9 Performance?

Fantasy football managers are morning this week, as workhorse RB Derrick Henry has officially been placed on the injured reserve list, done for the remainder of the fantasy season. Henry suffered a broken foot Sunday, and somehow still managed to return to the game — talk about King Henry!

Henry was one of the last men standing that we took in the first or second rounds of fantasy drafts as other studs have been managing injury as well, so we’ll need to do some work in Week 9 if we hope to bounce back.

Injury news

As noted above, Derrick Henry is done for the season. The Titans signed veteran RB Adrian Peterson, who will likely take on the bulk of the carries with Jeremy McNichols taking over work on passing downs. It was somewhat surprising to see that they didn’t make a move ahead of the trade deadline, so keep your eyes peeled for how this backfield shakes out.

Saquon Barkley has yet to make his return to game action after spraining his ankle in Week 5 against the Cowboys. We don’t have any update yet on his potential to play in Week 9 after the Giants played the Chiefs on Monday Night Football.

Christian McCaffrey continues to rehab a hamstring injury that’s kept him out of fantasy lineups since suffering the injury in Week 3 against the Houston Texans. HC Matt Rhule has noted that he’s a 50-50 shot to play in Week 9, so even if absent, fantasy managers should see him return soon.

RBs David Montgomery (knee) and Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee) are both eligible to return from injured reserve at any point, though they have yet to do

The 49ers have activated the practice window for RB Jeff Wilson Jr. to return from injured reserve, which could cut into the workload for rookie Elijah Mitchell.

Bye weeks

The Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Football Team are on a Week 9 bye. Fantasy managers will be missing out on D’Andre Swift, Jamaal Williams Leonard Fournette, Alex Collins and Antonio Gibson.

Week 9 streamer

Khalil Herbert, Chicago Bears vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

He’s finished as an RB1 in two of his three games in the starting role and will look to continue that success in primetime against the Steelers. Though they’re allowing the sixth-fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs, they’re allowing 6.4 yards per rush attempt, which ranks middle of the pack among NFL defenses. Herbert will see a high enough touch volume to make the fantasy play worth it in Week 9, especially if Damien Williams is limited or out in this primetime matchup after suffering an injury in Week 8.

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