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Fantasy football rankings 2016: Running backs for PPR leagues, Week 3

Here are our fantasy football running back rankings for PPR leagues entering Week 3.

Editor's update: Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera announced Cameron Artis-Payne will be the starting running back over Fozzy Whittaker vs. the Minnesota Vikings.

In just two weeks, the running back landscape in the NFL has shifted dramatically. We’ve seen big-name guys like Adrian Peterson, Arian Foster, Thomas Rawls, Doug Martin, and Ameer Abdullah suffer significant injuries that could sideline them multiple games.

That, in turn, may lead to major workload increases for seldom-used guys like Jerick McKinnon, Jay Ajayi, Charles Sims, and Christine Michael, all of whom could become household names for at least a few weeks. It remains to be seen how long some of the injuries will last, but in the meantime, why not take advantage of some opportunities?

All of these guys should now be on your fantasy radars with the starters for those respective teams missing time with various injuries. We will now try and help you figure out which guys to add and even start on your fantasy team this week.

Running backs (PPR), Week 3

(ZS: Zach Senvisky, JM: Jason Marcum, AP: Adam Patrick, SK: Scott Kaliska, JG: Jeff Goldberg, KB: Kyle Bennett)

Rk Consensus Tm Opp. ZS JM AP SK JG KB DG
1 David Johnson ARI @ BUF 1 1 1 1 4 1 1
2 DeAngelo Williams PIT @ PHI 2 5 2 2 2 2 6
3 Ezekiel Elliott DAL vs. CHI 7 2 8 4 9 3 2
4 Lamar Miller HOU @ NE 9 6 3 3 8 4 4
5 C.J. Anderson DEN @ CIN 6 8 9 5 1 5 5
6 Todd Gurley LA @ TB 8 3 7 11 7 6 3
7 Matt Forte NYJ @ KC 4 11 6 6 6 8 11
8 Melvin Gordon SD @ IND 3 9 5 7 3 7 18
8 Mark Ingram NO vs. ATL 12 10 4 9 10 9 12
10 LeSean McCoy BUF vs. ARI 10 7 11 12 14 10 8
11 DeMarco Murray TEN vs. OAK 5 20 10 8 5 11 19
11 Devonta Freeman ATL @ NO 13 13 14 10 11 14 14
13 Latavius Murray OAK @ TEN 11 15 15 14 19 12 13
14 Eddie Lacy GB vs. DET 23 12 16 15 15 13 9
15 Ryan Mathews PHI vs. PIT 14 14 25 18 17 15 15
16 Spencer Ware KC vs. NYJ 24 4 33 16 13 20 10
17 Theo Riddick DET @ GB 19 23 12 13 12 17 26
17 Charles Sims TB vs. LA 21 17 18 17 18 18 20
19 Giovani Bernard CIN vs. DEN 16 21 19 23 16 16 27
20 Jeremy Langford CHI @ DAL 15 27 17 22 23 19 17
21 Frank Gore IND vs. SD 17 26 13 21 24 23 21
22 Rashad Jennings NYG vs. WAS 26 16 26 27 20 21 24
23 Jerick McKinnon MIN @ CAR 22 22 21 25 27 27 22
24 T.J. Yeldon JAC vs. BAL 28 19 24 28 22 24 23
24 Tevin Coleman ATL @ NO 18 28 23 19 21 29 33
26 Thomas Rawls SEA vs. SF 27 18 29 38 31 22 7
27 LeGarrette Blount NE vs. HOU 20 31 27 20 28 26 25
28 Carlos Hyde SF @ SEA 25 24 31 29 29 25 16
29 Isaiah Crowell CLE @ MIA 29 34 20 24 32 28 30
30 Jeremy Hill CIN vs. DEN 35 33 28 36 30 29 31
31 Matt Jones WAS @ NYG 31 29 37 34 34 30 28
32 Christine Michael SEA vs. SF 33 32 32 26 35 33 40
33 Duke Johnson CLE @ MIA 39 30 35 31 37 34 34
34 Darren Sproles PHI vs. PIT 38 25 30 40 44 31 35
35 Derrick Henry TEN vs. OAK 32 41 40 41 36 32 32
36 Fozzy Whittaker CAR vs. MIN 30 -- 38 33 25 28 --
37 Chris Thompson WAS @ NYG 40 38 41 42 26 37 41
38 James White NE vs. HOU 34 36 48 32 46 35 36
39 Shane Vereen NYG vs. WAS 46 -- 22 30 33 38 --
40 Justin Forsett BAL @ JAC 44 46 36 37 38 36 38
41 Bilal Powell NYJ @ KC 37 40 49 46 43 30 46
41 Alfred Morris DAL vs. CHI 36 36 44 48 -- 38 39
43 Terrance West BAL @ JAC 45 43 42 43 45 43 43
44 Dwayne Washington DET @GB 43 35 -- 45 40 39 --
45 Chris Johnson ARI @ BUF 41 44 46 -- -- 41 37
46 Matt Asiata MIN @ CAR 42 47 45 35 -- 45 --
47 Jay Ajayi MIA vs. CLE -- 37 50 39 50 48 44
48 Devontae Booker DEN @ CIN 48 45 -- 49 42 44 45
49 Charcandrick West KC vs. NYJ 49 48 -- 47 39 42 50
50 Cameron Artis-Payne CAR vs. MIN -- -- -- 44 -- -- 29
-- James Starks GB vs. DET 47 50 43 -- 47 46 --
-- C.J. Prosise SEA vs. SF -- 42 -- 50 -- 49 47
-- Doug Martin TB vs. LA -- -- 39 -- -- -- --
-- Jalen Richards OAK @ TEN 50 49 -- -- 48 47 --
-- Kenneth Dixon BAL @ JAC -- -- -- -- 41 -- --
-- Shaun Draughn SF @ SEA -- -- -- -- -- -- 42
-- Chris Ivory JAC vs. BAL -- -- -- -- -- 50 48
-- Jordan Howard CHI @ DAL -- -- -- -- -- -- 49
-- Kenneth Farrow SD @ IND -- -- -- -- 49 -- --