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Fantasy Football 2022: Week 2 RB Rankings

Well, Week 1 was an absolute stinker for the top running backs based on ADP. But, don’t worry these running backs will bounce back and I just so happen to have the perfect RB rankings list going into Week 2.

Just as a reminder, these rankings lists are based on half-PPR scoring.

Week 2 RB Notes:

Saquon Barkley, New York Giants

After battling a few years of injuries, it looks like Saquon Barkley is back to his vintage form. Barkley absolutely went off last week going for 164 yards on 18 attempts, one touchdown and seven receptions for 30 yards.

Barkley moves up as my RB3 for Week 2 as he goes against the Panthers. The Panther’s run defense gave up 141 rushing yards to Nick Chubb and gave up two touchdowns to Kareem Hunt last week. Barkley is set in line to rush one touchdown and catch for one as well.

The Panthers gave up 35.8 fantasy points to Chubb and Hunt last week, and I expect Barkley to have another 20-plus point game this week.

Antonio Gibson, Washington Commanders

The preseason had us fooled that Antonio Gibson was not going to get his touches. But, last week he showed us all that he is that guy in Washington. Which is why I have him as my RB14 for Week 2.

He was active in the rush game and the passing game. Gibson caught seven balls for 72 yards and rushed for 58 yards. All he needed was a touchdown to top it all off.

J.D. McKissic only had three rushing attempts to Gibson’s 14. So, while Brian Robinson Jr. is out, Gibson will be the man in Washington. If he keeps up this production, I don’t see Robinson cutting into Gibson’s touches when he comes back.

Washington will go against the Lions this week, who gave up the fourth most fantasy points in 34.7. The Lions gave up four rushing touchdowns last week and 96 yards just to Miles Sanders.

Cordarrelle Patterson, Atlanta Falcons

Last, I have Cordarrelle Patterson ranked as my RB21 this week. He does have to go against the Rams this week. But, Patterson got the workload last week with 22 carries. And with those carries, he had 120 yards and a touchdown.

Patterson is the workhorse running back for the Falcons and will get his opportunities for you. He does have a tough matchup, but I would much rather start Patterson over Ezekiel Elliott, Travis Etienne Jr. and Sanders. All of which were drafted way ahead of Patterson.

The Falcons look to utilize Patterson like last year, and you need to use him while he’s hot.

Week 2 RB Rankings

Rnk Player Team Opp
1 Jonathan Taylor IND at JAC
2 Christian McCaffrey CAR at NYG
3 Saquon Barkley NYG vs. CAR
4 Dalvin Cook MIN at PHI
5 Austin Ekeler LAC at KC
6 Derrick Henry TEN at BUF
7 Joe Mixon CIN at DAL
8 D’Andre Swift DET vs. WAS
9 Nick Chubb CLE vs. NYJ
10 Javonte Williams DEN vs. HOU
11 Leonard Fournette TB at NO
12 Alvin Kamara NO vs. TB
13 James Conner ARI at LV
14 Antonio Gibson WAS at DET
15 Aaron Jones GB vs. CHI
16 AJ Dillon GB vs. CHI
17 Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC vs. LAC
18 Josh Jacobs LV vs. ARI
19 Rashaad Penny SEA at SF
20 Kareem Hunt CLE vs. NYJ
21 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL at LAR
22 David Montgomery CHI at GB
23 Ezekiel Elliott DAL vs. CIN
24 Najee Harris PIT vs. NE
25 Travis Etienne Jr. JAC vs. IND
26 Miles Sanders PHI vs. MIN
27 Darrell Henderson Jr. LAR vs. ATL
28 Chase Edmonds MIA at BAL
29 Damien Harris NE at PIT
30 Devin Singletary BUF vs. TEN
31 James Robinson JAC vs. IND
32 Jeff Wilson Jr. SF vs. SEA
33 Michael Carter NYJ at CLE
34 Melvin Gordon III DEN vs. HOU
35 Jamaal Williams DET vs. WAS
36 Breece Hall NYJ at CLE
37 Cam Akers LAR vs. ATL
38 Tony Pollard DAL vs. CIN
39 Dameon Pierce HOU at DEN
40 Rhamondre Stevenson NE at PIT
41 Nyheim Hines IND at JAC
42 Kenyan Drake BAL vs. MIA
43 Rex Burkhead HOU at DEN
44 Khalil Herbert CHI at GB
45 J.D. McKissic WAS at DET
46 Kenneth Gainwell PHI vs. MIN
47 Raheem Mostert MIA at BAL
48 Jaylen Warren PIT vs. NE
49 Dontrell Hilliard TEN at BUF
50 Alexander Mattison MIN at PHI
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