Week 7 Fantasy Football Running Back PPR Rankings

Alvin Kamara was out in Week 6 because of a bye, and fantasy football owners in PPR leagues had to be devastated by his absence. Kamara returns this week with Josh Jacobs, Chris Carson, Justin Jackson, Joshua Kelley, and Latavius Murray, which provides a big boost to our Week 7 RB PPR rankings. Some owners might still have to rely on a few sleepers (and possible waiver wire pickups) to buoy their lineups, but the rankings at least get some power back at the top.

Of course, some depth is lost because of the absences of Dalvin Cook, Alexander Mattison, Jonathan Taylor, Mark Ingram, J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards, and Myles Gaskin, who will all be on bye in Week 7. Without those players, owners might have to make some riskier moves at RB2 or flex with a few committee backs.

A couple of players who could be worth trusting are Antonio Gibson (vs. Cowboys) and D’Andre Swift (@ Falcons). Both rookies are going up against weaker defenses and are starting to earn more touches out of the backfield as receivers. Both appear to be RB2s in PPR formats and could solidify their roles if they continue to play well as the season goes along.

Another potential PPR sleeper to target this week is Jamaal Williams. The Packers’ back is getting more touches than many expected heading into the year, and this week he’s facing a Texans run defense is allowing the most rushing yards per game. Williams could benefit from this even with limited carries. He catches a fair amount of passes, so don’t be afraid to trust him as a flex sleeper or DFS option.

Other PPR risers include Chase Edmonds (vs. Seahawks), James White (vs. 49ers), J.D. McKissic (vs. Cowboys), and Boston Scott (vs. Giants), all of whom have potential flex value 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. 

 

Saints vs. Panthers

Packers @ Texans

Cowboys @ Washington

Titans vs. Steelers

Falcons vs. Lions

Buccaneers @ Raiders

Texans vs. Packers

Seahawks @ Cardinals

Steelers @ Titans

Browns @ Bengals

Raiders vs. Buccaneers

Jaguars @ Chargers

Bengals vs. Browns

Panthers @ Saints

49ers @ Patriots

Eagles vs. Giants

Chiefs @ Broncos

Bears @ Rams

Broncos vs. Chiefs

Chargers vs. Jaguars

Cardinals @ Seahawks

Rams vs. Bears

Broncos vs. Chiefs

Bills @ Jets

Washington vs. Cowboys

26 D’Andre Swift, DET @ ATL
27 Phillip Lindsay, DEN vs. KC
28 Adrian Peterson, DET @ ATL
29 J.D. McKissic, WAS vs. DAL
30 James White, NE vs. SF
31 Latavius Murray, NO vs. CAR
32 Jamaal Williams, GB @ HOU
33 Zack Moss, BUF @ NYJ
34 Chase Edmonds, ARZ vs. SEA
35 Damien Harris, NE vs. SF
36 Joshua Kelley, LAC vs. JAX
37 Jerick McKinnon, SF @ NE
38 Frank Gore, NYJ vs. BUF
39 Le’Veon Bell, KC @ DEN
40 Boston Scott, PHI vs. NYG
41 Leonard Fournette, TB @ LV
42 Malcolm Brown, LAR vs. CHI
43 Dion Lewis, NYG @ PHI
44 Cam Akers, LAR vs. CHI
45 La’Mical Perine, NYJ vs. BUF
46 Giovani Bernard, CIN vs. CLE
47 Rex Burkhead, NE vs. SF
48 Kerryon Johnson, DET @ ATL
49 Duke Johnson, HOU vs. GB
50 Chris Thompson, JAX @ LAC
51 Carlos Hyde, SEA @ ARZ
52 Brian Hill, ATL vs. DET
53 Tony Pollard, DAL @ WAS
54 Benny Snell, PIT @ TEN
55 Jalen Richard, LV vs. TB
56 D’Ernest Johnson, CLE @ CIN
57 Darrel Williams, KC @ DEN
58 Jeremy McNichols, TEN vs. PIT
59 Anthony McFarland, PIT @ TEN
60 Wayne Gallman, NYG @ PHI
61 Jeff Wilson Jr., SF @ NE
62 Royce Freeman, DEN vs. KC
63 AJ Dillon, GB @ HOU
64 Trenton Cannon, CAR @ NO

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