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Running Back Rankings for Week 10 Fantasy Football

Christian McCaffrey is a back and returns to No. 1 status. Full running back rankings for Week 10 fantasy football.

Welcome to the fantasy football Week 10 running back rankings hub!

Carolina’s Christian McCaffrey is back in the No. 1 overall spot. The Cardinals are going to be without Chase Edmonds (ankle) for some time, which solidifies James Conner as a high-volume RB1 in one of the league’s best offenses. With both Browns backs Nick Chubb and Demetric Felton likely out for Week 10 due to positive COVID-19 tests, it’s looking like another D’Ernest Johnson week. Rookie 49ers back Elijah Mitchell saw both the highest single game routes run (28, and target total (5) of his young career last week. That’s huge. We’ve been targeting the passing game RBs who face the New York Jets for a few weeks now. This week, Devin Singletary gets that honor with Zack Moss (concussion) likely unable to play. Take Singletary seriously this week. He’s an RB2. Denver’s Javonte Williams looks great, but so does Denver’s lead back Melvin Gordon.

Below are my top-60 running backs for Week 10. These rankings are geared toward .5PPR scoring formats for Week 10 of the 2021 NFL season but should aid those who play in both non-PPR and full-point PPR formats. I’ve also included my top RB streaming option this week and DFS play of the week (cost via FanDuel).

Check back throughout the week to see how expectations have changed as news continues to roll in, enhancing our prognostication abilities. Feel free to hit me up on twitter @Ginger__Nic for any fantasy related advice.

Stream of the Week: Mark Ingram at Tennessee Titans

The Saints haven’t wasted time getting Ingram involved in all facets of the game.

Alvin Kamara
Week 867%19-61-1213/4-15-0
Mark IngramWeek 829%6-27-092/2-25-0
Alvin KamaraWeek 968%13-50-1294/7-54-00/10/1
Mark IngramWeek 934%9-43-0115/5-21-00/10/0

The veteran back has proven that he’s still a capable dual threat back and the fact that Sean Payton felt confident in loading Ingram up with such a voluminous passing game workload in Ingram’s second 2021 game as a Saint bodes very well. New Orleans brought in three running backs for workouts this week and NOLA beat reporter Nick Underhill reported that there are whispers Kamara “might have gotten a little banged up” in Week 9.

We don’t yet know how this will play out but Ingram’s looking like a lock to repeat his 14-touch Week 9 performance at worst. That’s a valuable workload at this point in the season.

DFS Play of the Week:  Christian McCaffrey ($9,000) at Arizona Cardinals

In his first game back from re-injuring his hamstring, CMC played on 49% of the offensive snaps, ran 12 routes (, carried the ball 14 times for 52 yards, caught 4-of-5 targets for 54 yards, and suffered no setbacks. We should safely expect all of those numbers to increase in Week 10 against a banged up Cardinals’ front-seven. McCaffrey’s $9,000 salary number on FanDuel is third among all RBs, which needs to be taken advantage of. He should have the highest salary cap number of the position.

Week 10 Running Back Rankings
1Christian McCaffreyCARat ARI
2Jonathan TaylorINDvs. JAC
3Dalvin CookMINat LAC
4Najee HarrisPITvs. DET
5Austin EkelerLACvs. MIN
6James ConnerARIvs. CAR
7Ezekiel ElliottDALvs. ATL
Cordarrelle Patterson
9Darrell Henderson Jr.LARat SF
10D'Ernest JohnsonCLEat NE
11James RobinsonJACat IND
12D'Andre SwiftDETat PIT
13Aaron JonesGBvs. SEA
14Elijah MitchellSFvs. LAR
15Michael CarterNYJvs. BUF
16Mark Ingram IINOat TEN
17Melvin Gordon IIIDENvs. PHI
18Leonard FournetteTBat WAS
19Jordan HowardPHIat DEN
20Josh JacobsLVvs. KC
21Darrel WilliamsKCat LV
22Javonte WilliamsDENvs. PHI
Rhamondre Stevenson
24Devin SingletaryBUFat NYJ
25A.J. DillonGBvs. SEA
26Myles GaskinMIAvs. BAL
27Devonta FreemanBALat MIA
28J.D. McKissicWASvs. TB
29Alex CollinsSEAat GB
30Tony PollardDALvs. ATL
31Adrian PetersonTENvs. NO
32Ty JohnsonNYJvs. BUF
33Brandon BoldenNEvs. CLE
34Le'Veon BellBALat MIA
35Nyheim HinesINDvs. JAC
36Eno BenjaminARIvs. CAR
37Antonio GibsonWASvs. TB
38Boston ScottPHIat DEN
39Jeremy McNicholsTENvs. NO
40Kenyan DrakeLVvs. KC
41Jermar JeffersonDETat PIT
42Zack MossBUFat NYJ
43Jeff Wilson Jr.SFvs. LAR
44Kyle JuszczykSFvs. LAR
45Carlos HydeJACat IND
46Mike DavisATLat DAL
47Kenneth GainwellPHIat DEN
48Ameer AbdullahCARat ARI
49Sony MichelLARat SF
50Alexander MattisonMINat LAC
51Giovani BernardTBat WAS
52Ronald Jones IITBat WAS
53Salvon AhmedMIAvs. BAL
54Derrick GoreKCat LV
55Justin JacksonLACvs. MIN
56Chuba HubbardCARat ARI
Anthony McFarland Jr.
58Jaret PattersonWASvs. TB
59Rashaad PennySEAat GB
60Dwayne WashingtonNOat TEN

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