Week 3 fantasy football running back rankings are led by McCaffrey, Henry, and Ekeler.


Week 3 fantasy football running back rankings are led by McCaffrey, Henry, and Ekeler.

My Week 3 fantasy football running back rankings for 2021 include Christian McCaffrey, Derrick Henry, Austin Ekeler, Alvin Kamara, and Aaron Jones.

My top ten Week 3 possibilities include Chris Carson, Dalvin Cook, Ezekiel Elliott, Jonathan Taylor, and Ty’Son Williams.

Other running backs to consider for your Week 3 lineup are Latavius Murray, Javonte Williams, and Tony Pollard.

Apart from the elite names, there are plenty of additional running backs with intriguing matchups this week. Find a player with a good Week 3 matchup who will receive a lot of carries, targets in the passing game, or goal line work.


In most fantasy football drafts this off-season, Christian McCaffrey was the first pick. He’s second only to Derrick Henry in fantasy points for running backs after two weeks.

In each of his first two starts in 2021, the Carolina Panthers star surpassed 100 yards from scrimmage. The Panthers will face a Houston Texans team that allows the fourth-most fantasy points to running backs this week.

In 2020, the Texans gave up the most rushing yards and the second-most fantasy points to the position.

In Houston, I expect McCaffrey to gain at least 160 yards from scrimmage and score. For Week 3, he’s my top running back.

In a Week 3 triumph over the Seattle Seahawks, Henry, the most prolific fantasy football running back thus far, exploded for 237 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns. His Tennessee Titans take on the Indianapolis Colts this week.

The Colts defense isn’t having trouble stopping the run this season, but in two games against Henry in 2020, they gave up 281 running yards and three touchdowns. In this AFC South showdown, expect the Titans to rely on their workhorse once more.

For Week 3, Henry is my No. 2 running back. On the ground, I expect him to gain at least 150 yards and score twice.


Through two weeks, the Los Angeles Chargers’ Austin Ekeler is ranked 10th among running backs in fantasy points. In Week 1, he scored and in Week 2, he earned 115 yards from scrimmage.

Ekeler’s job as a pass catcher appears to be rising for the Chargers, and he should be more fruitful in that area this week when they face the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Chiefs gave up 251 running yards to the Chargers. Article Summary from Nokia News


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