Fantasy Football Rankings 2015: NFL Week 3 Running Backs

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Adrian Peterson lost a fumble in Week 2, but piled up the total yardage. (Getty)

Adrian Peterson lost a fumble in Week 2, but piled up the total yardage. (Getty)

Week 3 of the NFL season could see a return of certified fantasy football stud, a debut of a future star and a street-clothes appearance of perhaps your first-round pick.

Who am I talking about? Let’s find out.

Arian Foster, Texans: Foster is listed as questionable (groin) for Sunday’s game vs. the Buccaneers. Right now he’s day-to-day and we probably won’t know his status until closer to game time. I didn’t rank him below, but if Foster does make his 2015, he cracks the top 15 as he might see enough carries to warrant a top 10 spot.

Eddie Lacy, Packers: Lacy left the field early in Week 2 with a sprained ankle and is also questionable for Week 3. I have him at No. 10 below, but, as with Foster, we won’t know his availability for a few days. Luckily for Lacy, the Packers don’t face the Chiefs until Monday night so he gets an extra day of rest.

Todd Gurley, Rams: The one we’re all antsy to see, Gurley (knee) will be a game-time call vs. the Steelers. Even if he does play, thought, I wouldn’t expect Gurley to see more than 10 carries in his first career NFL game. I really can’t wait to see what he can do out there, but I don’t have him in the top 40 yet. That’ll change soon.

And just before we get to the actual rankings, there’s great news out of Pittsburgh as Le’Veon Bell returns from his two-game suspension. Bang up job filling in, DeAngelo Williams.

Each week I’ll be posting fantasy football rankings for quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, tight ends and defenses/special teams. Bookmark our fantasy football rankings 2015 page to keep up-to-date on the latest projections and rankings so you know you who to start and who to sit.

Keep reading for our Top 40 running back rankings for Week 3:

1. Adrian Peterson, Vikings, vs. Chargers

2. Le’Veon Bell, Steelers, at Rams

3. Jamaal Charles, Chiefs, at Packers

4. Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks, vs. Bears

5. Matt Forte, Bears, at Seahawks

6. Latavius Murray, Raiders, at Browns

7. LeSean McCoy, Bills, at Dolphins

8. Mark Ingram, Saints, at Panthers

9. Chris Ivory, Jets, vs. Eagles

10. Eddie Lacy, Packers, vs. Chiefs

11. Justin Forsett, Ravens, vs. Bengals

12. Jonathan Stewart, Panthers, vs. Saints

13. Jeremy Hill, Bengals, at Ravens

14. Carlos Hyde, 49ers, at Cardinals

15. C.J. Anderson, Broncos, at Lions

16. Isaiah Crowell, Browns, vs. Raiders

17. Dion Lewis, Patriots, at Jaguars

18. DeMarco Murray, Eagles, at Jets

19. Joseph Randle, Cowboys, vs. Falcons

20. Lamar Miller, Dolphins, vs. Bills

21. Danny Woodhead, Chargers, at Vikings

22. Frank Gore, Colts, at Titans

23. Devonta Freeman, Falcons, at Cowboys

24. Alfred Morris, Redskins, at Giants

25. T.J. Yeldon, Jaguars, vs. Patriots

26. Melvin Gordon, Chargers, at Vikings

27. Doug Martin, Buccaneers, at Texans

28. Matt Jones, Redskins, at Giants

29. Giovani Bernard, Bengals, at Ravens

30. Rashad Jennings, Giants, vs. Redskins

31. Bishop Sankey, Titans, vs. Colts

32. Ameer Abdullah, Lions, vs. Broncos

33. LeGarrette Blount, Patriots, at Jaguars

34. David Johnson, Cardinals, vs. 49ers

35. Duke Johnson, Browns, vs. Raiders

36. Tre Mason, Rams, vs. Steelers

37. Ronnie Hillman, Broncos, at Lions

38. Shane Vereen, Giants, vs. Redskins

39. Chris Johnson, Cardinals, vs. 49ers

40. DeAngelo Williams, Steelers, at Rams

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