Fantasy Football Rankings: Kyle Soppe’s Week 2 RB Rankings Include Austin Ekeler, Jahmyr Gibbs, and Others

Week 2 is here! Who should you be looking to start in your fantasy football lineups this week at the RB position? Let's look at the top names.

Week 1 is now behind us, and that means that we get to set our sights forward to setting our fantasy football lineups for Week 2! There’s been a lot of movement in rankings due to injuries and players not living up to expectations this past week, so what does that mean for us now?

Let’s dive in and take a look at my Week 2 RB fantasy football rankings.

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Which RBs Should You Start in Week 2?

Be sure to check out Soppe’s other positional rankings: QB | WR | TE | DST | K

1) Christian McCaffrey | SF, @ LAR
2) Saquon Barkley | NYG, @ ARI
3) Derrick Henry | TEN, vs. LAC
4) Nick Chubb | CLE, @ PIT
5) Bijan Robinson | ATL, vs. GB
6) Tony Pollard | DAL, vs. NYJ
7) Austin Ekeler | LAC, @ TEN
8) Kenneth Walker III | SEA, @ DET
9) Josh Jacobs | LV, @ BUF
10) Joe Mixon | CIN, vs. BAL
11) Travis Etienne Jr. | JAX, vs. KC
12) Jahmyr Gibbs | DET, vs. SEA
13) Aaron Jones | GB, @ ATL
14) Rhamondre Stevenson | NE, vs. MIA
15) Isiah Pacheco | KC, @ JAX
16) James Cook | BUF, vs. LV
17) Breece Hall | NYJ, @ DAL
18) Jamaal Williams | NO, @ CAR
19) Alexander Mattison | MIN, @ PHI
20) Rachaad White | TB, vs. CHI
21) Raheem Mostert | MIA, @ NE
22) Najee Harris | PIT, vs. CLE
23) David Montgomery | DET, vs. SEA
24) Miles Sanders | CAR, vs. NO
25) Dameon Pierce | HOU, vs. IND

26) D’Andre Swift | PHI, vs. MIN
27) James Conner | ARI, vs. NYG
28) Javonte Williams | DEN, vs. WAS
29) AJ Dillon | GB, @ ATL
30) Dalvin Cook | NYJ, @ DAL
31) Gus Edwards | BAL, @ CIN
32) Brian Robinson Jr. | WAS, @ DEN
33) Khalil Herbert | CHI, @ TB
34) Boston Scott | PHI, vs. MIN
35) Tyler Allgeier | ATL, vs. GB
36) Kyren Williams | LAR, vs. SF
37) Samaje Perine | DEN, vs. WAS
38) Antonio Gibson | WAS, @ DEN
39) Cam Akers | LAR, vs. SF
40) Joshua Kelley | LAC, @ TEN
41) Justice Hill | BAL, @ CIN
42) Jaylen Warren | PIT, vs. CLE
43) Tank Bigsby | JAX, vs. KC
44) Zack Moss | IND, @ HOU
45) Ezekiel Elliott | NE, vs. MIA
46) Zach Charbonnet | SEA, @ DET
47) Jerick McKinnon | KC, @ JAX
48) Rashaad Penny | PHI, vs. MIN
49) Roschon Johnson | CHI, @ TB
50) Damien Harris | BUF, vs. LV

51) Elijah Mitchell | SF, @ LAR
52) Deon Jackson | IND, @ HOU
53) Chuba Hubbard | CAR, vs. NO
54) De’Von Achane | MIA, @ NE
55) Tyjae Spears | TEN, vs. LAC
56) D’Onta Foreman | CHI, @ TB
57) Devin Singletary | HOU, vs. IND
58) Jerome Ford | CLE, @ PIT
59) Clyde Edwards-Helaire | KC, @ JAX
60) Rico Dowdle | DAL, vs. NYJ
61) Zamir White | LV, @ BUF
62) Chris Evans | CIN, vs. BAL
63) Michael Carter | NYJ, @ DAL
64) Chase Brown | CIN, vs. BAL
65) Deuce Vaughn | DAL, vs. NYJ
66) Kendre Miller | NO, @ CAR
67) Ty Chandler | MIN, @ PHI
68) Sean Tucker | TB, vs. CHI
69) Israel Abanikanda | NYJ, @ DAL
70) Chase Edmonds | TB, vs. CHI
71) Latavius Murray | BUF, vs. LV
72) Keaontay Ingram | ARI, vs. NYG
73) Pierre Strong Jr. | CLE, @ PIT
74) Trayveon Williams | CIN, vs. BAL
75) Isaiah Spiller | LAC, @ TEN

76) JaMycal Hasty | JAX, vs. KC
77) Cordarrelle Patterson | ATL, vs. GB
78) Zach Evans | LAR, vs. SF
79) Matt Breida | NYG, @ ARI
80) D’Ernest Johnson | JAX, vs. KC
81) Tyrion Davis-Price | SF, @ LAR
82) Salvon Ahmed | MIA, @ NE
83) Ty Montgomery II | NE, vs. MIA
84) Jordan Mason | SF, @ LAR
85) Malik Davis | DAL, vs. NYJ
86) Melvin Gordon III | BAL, @ CIN
87) DeeJay Dallas | SEA, @ DET

The Top RBs To Start in Week 2

Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers

Jones racked up 127 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the Bears in Week 1. The end zone and a tight hamstring were the only things that provided any resistance last week. He even dropped a dump-off pass that could have resulted in another score if handled cleanly.

All reporting out of Green Bay was that Jones’ hamstring pain was short-term and nothing to worry about. Assuming that’s the case, he’s an easy top-15 option against a Falcons team that he has lit up for over 100 yards and a touchdown in the last two meetings.

Jahmyr Gibbs, Detroit Lions

I was hoping for more than two targets in his NFL debut last week, but Gibbs did haul them both in and flashed on the ground with an impressive 18-yard run that he bounced to the outside.

There is no — zip, zero, nada — doubt in my mind that he offers more per touch upside than David Montgomery, but with the veteran getting 21 carries in the win over KC, Gibbs’ touch ceiling for the moment is capped in a significant way.

MORE: Fantasy Football’s Week 2 Burning Start/Sit Questions

Last season, the Lions played up-tempo, high-scoring contests at home, and if you believe this game takes on that look, Gibbs’ welcome to the NFL moment could come this weekend.

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