Week 2 RB Rankings: James Robinson, Devin Singletary outside the top 20

How do the Week 2 RB rankings shape up, which backs can you trust this week, and who should you have more caution about when setting lineups?

After a mixed first week of the season for the position, what does Week 2 bring in terms of fantasy football RB rankings as some of the biggest names look to bounce back? Which backs can you trust this week, and who should you have more caution about in Week 2 of the 2021 NFL season?

The below rankings are intended as a guide for half-PPR formats. They do not take into account individual league rules and setups. The Week 2 RB rankings are consensus rankings from PFN Senior Fantasy Analyst Eric Moody and Fantasy Analyst Tommy Garrett.

Week 2 RB rankings | 1-20

1. Christian McCaffrey | Carolina Panthers vs. NO
2. Dalvin Cook | Minnesota Vikings @ ARI
3. Alvin Kamara | New Orleans Saints @ CAR
4. Nick Chubb | Cleveland Browns vs. HOU
5. Derrick Henry | Tennessee Titans @ SEA
6. Aaron Jones | Green Bay Packers vs. DET
7. Joe Mixon | Cincinnati Bengals @ CHI
8. Najee Harris | Pittsburgh Steelers vs. LV
9. Ezekiel Elliott | Dallas Cowboys @ LAC
10. Chris Carson | Seattle Seahawks vs. TEN

Top backs for Week 2 | 11-20

11. Austin Ekeler | Los Angeles Chargers vs. DAL
12. David Montgomery | Chicago Bears vs. CIN
13. Jonathan Taylor | Indianapolis Colts vs. LAR
14. D’Andre Swift | Detroit Lions @ GB
15. Clyde Edwards-Helaire | Kansas City Chiefs @ BAL
16. Damien Harris | New England Patriots @ NYJ
17. Elijah Mitchell | San Francisco 49ers @ PHI
18. Myles Gaskin | Miami Dolphins vs. BUF
19. Miles Sanders | Philadelphia Eagles vs. SF
20. Melvin Gordon III | Denver Broncos @ JAC

Top running backs for Week 2 | 21-40

21. Kareem Hunt | Cleveland Browns vs. HOU
22. Ty’Son Williams | Baltimore Ravens vs. KC
23. Kenyan Drake | Las Vegas Raiders @ PIT
24. Chase Edmonds | Arizona Cardinals vs. MIN
25. Jamaal Williams | Detroit Lions @ GB
26. Mike Davis | Atlanta Falcons @ TB
27. Javonte Williams | Denver Broncos @ JAC
28. Devin Singletary | Buffalo Bills @ MIA
29. James Robinson | Jacksonville Jaguars vs. DEN
30. Leonard Fournette | Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. ATL

RB rankings | 31-40

31. James Conner | Arizona Cardinals vs. MIN
32. James White | New England Patriots @ NYJ
33. Nyheim Hines | Indianapolis Colts vs. LAR
34. Ronald Jones II | Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. ATL
35. Mark Ingram II | Houston Texans @ CLE
36. Carlos Hyde | Jacksonville Jaguars vs. DEN
37. AJ Dillon | Green Bay Packers vs. DET
38. Damien Williams | Chicago Bears vs. CIN
39. Tevin Coleman | New York Jets vs. NE
40. Latavius Murray | Baltimore Ravens vs. KC

Week 2 RB rankings | 41-60

41. Tony Jones Jr. | New Orleans Saints @ CAR
42. Tony Pollard | Dallas Cowboys @ LAC
43. Larry Rountree III | Los Angeles Chargers vs. DAL
44. Ty Johnson | New York Jets vs. NE
45. Kenneth Gainwell | Philadelphia Eagles vs. SF
46. Giovani Bernard | Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. ATL
47. Michael Carter | New York Jets vs. NE
48. David Johnson | Houston Texans @ CLE
49. Sony Michel | Los Angeles Rams @ IND
50. Salvon Ahmed | Miami Dolphins vs. BUF

Mid-range running backs for Week 2 | 51-60

51. Malcolm Brown | Miami Dolphins vs. BUF
52. DeeJay Dallas | Seattle Seahawks vs. TEN
53. Trey Sermon | San Francisco 49ers @ PHI
54. Darrel Williams | Kansas City Chiefs @ BAL
55. Phillip Lindsay | Houston Texans @ CLE
56. Peyton Barber | Las Vegas Raiders @ PIT
57. Samaje Perine | Cincinnati Bengals @ CHI
58. Kyle Juszczyk | San Francisco 49ers @ PHI
59. Alexander Mattison | Minnesota Vikings @ ARI
60. Matt Breida | Buffalo Bills @ MIA

Top 80 running backs for Week 2 | 61-80

61. Justin Jackson | Los Angeles Chargers vs. DAL
62. Chuba Hubbard | Carolina Panthers vs. NO
63. Patrick Ricard | Baltimore Ravens vs. KC
64. Rhamondre Stevenson | New England Patriots @ NYJ
65. Jerick McKinnon | Kansas City Chiefs @ BAL
66. Zack Moss | Buffalo Bills @ MIA
67. Alec Ingold | Las Vegas Raiders @ PIT
68. Ty Montgomery | New Orleans Saints @ CAR
69. Travis Homer | Seattle Seahawks vs. TEN
70. Keith Smith | Atlanta Falcons @ TB

RB rankings | 71-80

71. C.J. Ham | Minnesota Vikings @ ARI
72. Marlon Mack | Indianapolis Colts vs LAR
73. Wayne Gallman Jr. | Atlanta Falcons @ TB
74. Kylin Hill | Green Bay Packers vs DET
75. Alex Collins | Seattle Seahawks vs TEN
76. Boston Scott | Philadelphia Eagles vs SF
77. Rex Burkhead | Houston Texans @ CLE
78. Andy Janovich | Cleveland Browns vs HOU
79. D’Ernest Johnson | Cleveland Browns vs HOU
80. J.J. Taylor | New England Patriots @ NYJ

Ben Rolfe is a Senior Managing Editor at Pro Football Network and is also a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA). You can find him on Twitter @BenRolfePFN.

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