The running back position is starting to get stronger with several key players returning from injuries. However, it’s also becoming more frustrating, as there are plenty of backfield-by-committee situations that fantasy owners are having trouble figuring out. The PPR format makes it slightly easier to find worthwhile starters, but there are still some difficult situations that our Week 10 fantasy RB PPR rankings will have to sort through.

Most notably, the Chargers and Dolphins have impossible backfield rotations that even the PPR format doesn’t help too much. Without Austin Ekeler (hamstring), the Chargers have relied on a rotation of Justin Jackson, Joshua Kelley, Kalen Ballage, and Troymaine Pope. While it seemed like Jackson was going to be the leader after a big game against the Broncos, he barely saw action in Week 9 as he struggled through a knee injury. We still have him ranked higher than any other Chargers back this week, but obviously that depends on his status.

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

The same is true of the Dolphins right now. They are without Myles Gaskin (knee) and are trusting Jordan Howard, Patrick Laird, and Salvon Ahmed to carry the load. The only one with a clearly defined role is Howard, but his status as a goal-line doesn’t help much in PPR leagues. Maybe Laird or Ahmed could emerge as a good pass-catcher, but without defined roles, their PPR values are tough to figure out.

Quarterback | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Thankfully, there are some things that are easier to decipher. For example, if David Johnson (concussion) is out, Duke Johnson (@ Browns) should be a top-15 play in PPR formats, as he’s a great pass-catcher out of the backfield and the Texans will be willing to trust him in that role. Elsewhere, players like Jerick McKinnon (@ Saints), Jamaal Williams (vs. Jaguars), J.D. McKissic (@ Lions), James White (vs. Ravens), and Nyheim Hines (@ Titans) will carry flex appeal, as well. That will create at least a little extra value to deal with the uncertainty at the position.

Nick Chubb’s potential return will likely result in a split in the Browns backfield, but Kareem Hunt (vs. Texans) will still have RB2 value in PPR leagues, at the very least. Miles Sanders (@ Giants) and Joe Mixon (@ Steelers) should limit Boston Scott’s and Giovani Bernard’s values, but both could still be used as low-ceiling flexes in PPR leagues.

Reminder: As always, we expect to make plenty of changes to these RB PPR rankings throughout the week, so check back for updates.

These rankings are for full-point PPR leagues.

  • Packers vs. Jaguars

  • Saints vs. 49ers

  • Panthers vs. Buccaneers

  • Vikings @ Bears

  • Jaguars @ Packers

  • Washington @ Lions

  • Steelers vs. Bengals

  • Eagles @ Giants

  • Titans vs. Colts

  • Raiders vs. Broncos

  • Cardinals vs. Bills

  • Browns vs. Texans

  • Texans @ Browns

  • Bengals @ Steelers

  • Seahawks @ Rams

  • Browns vs. Texans

  • Broncos @ Raiders

  • Broncos @ Raiders

  • Bears vs. Vikings

  • Rams vs. Seahawks

  • Chargers @ Dolphins

  • Buccaneers @ Panthers

  • Patriots vs. Ravens

  • Buccaneers @ Panthers

  • Ravens @ Patriots

  • 26 Jerick McKinnon, SF @ NO
    27 Jamaal Williams, GB vs. JAX
    28 Gus Edwards, BAL @ NE
    29 Jonathan Taylor, IND @ TEN
    30 Devonta Freeman, NYG vs. PHI
    31 Zack Moss, BUF @ ARZ
    32 Matt Breida, MIA vs. LAC
    33 J.D. McKissic, WAS @ DET
    34 Duke Johnson, HOU @ CLE
    35 D’Andre Swift, DET vs. WAS
    36 Joshua Kelley, LAC @ MIA
    37 Devin Singletary, BUF @ ARZ
    38 Jordan Wilkins, IND @ TEN
    39 Malcolm Brown, LAR vs. SEA
    40 James White, NE vs. BAL
    41 Boston Scott, PHI @ NYG
    42 Mike Davis, CAR vs. TB
    43 JaMycal Hasty, SF @ NO
    44 Nyheim Hines, IND @ TEN
    45 Adrian Peterson, DET vs. WAS
    46 Jordan Howard, MIA vs. LAC
    47 Wayne Gallman, NYG vs. PHI
    48 Sony Michel, NE vs. DEN
    49 Devontae Booker, LV vs. DEN
    50 Latavius Murray, NO vs. SF
    51 Kalen Ballage, LAC @ MIA
    52 DeeJay Dallas, SEA @ LAR
    53 Alexander Mattison, MIN @ CHI
    54 Giovani Bernard, CIN @ PIT
    55 Cam Akers, LAR vs. SEA
    56 Rex Burkhead, NE vs. BAL
    57 Jalen Richard, LV vs. DEN
    58 Dion Lewis, NYG vs. PHI
    59 Kerryon Johnson, DET vs. WAS
    60 Corey Clement, PHI @ NYG
    61 D’Onta Foreman, TEN vs. IND
    62 Jeremy McNichols, TEN vs. IND
    63 Royce Freeman, DEN @ LV
    64 Benny Snell, PIT vs. CIN
    65 Anthony McFarland, PIT vs. CIN
    66 AJ Dillon, GB vs. JAX

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