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RB Rankings Week 8 (updated Saturday)

Welcome to the Week 8 Running Back Rankings!

As I did with the quarterbacks and receivers, I just want to take a quick second to remind folks that these rankings get posted early in my weekly process.  I spend Monday and Tuesday largely looking back, as I put the Waiver Wire articles and podcast together.  On Wednesday, I start organizing the new week and the lineup rankings that need to go up on Thursday—due to Thursday Night Football.  Much of the crucial information on a given week comes in on Friday and Saturday, so I strongly encourage you to consult my final rankings which usually go up Saturday afternoon and evening.  The early rankings, while important, are a quick sketch of the week to come.  The final rankings are almost always better are very rarely worse.  That is all.

The byes really leave a mark this week with both Zeke and Melvin Gordon at rest.  We also lose a few functional plays in Tevin Coleman and Dion Lewis and some depth options in Derrick Henry and Ito Smith.  

And how about all the injuries and such?

  • Le’Veon Bell
  • Dalvin Cook
  • Sony Michel
  • Matt Breida
  • Marshawn Lynch
  • Bilal Powell
  • Theo Riddick
  • Leonard Fournette
  • Jay Ajayi

That’s off the top of my head.  I probably missed a few.  It’s pretty ugly out there and it’s a pass-heavy league to begin with.  I’ll keep grinding these rankings right up until the final update on Saturday.

I’ll be back later on with TEs.

Week 8 Byes:  Falcons, Cowboys, Titans, Chargers. 


Week 8 Rankings:



All Rotobahn rankings are based on .5 PPR scoring.