Fantasy Football Week 10 RB Rankings: Christian McCaffrey Injured, Nick Chubb Back?

Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings Week 10

Getty Christian McCaffrey #22 of the Carolina Panthers.

Welcome to our Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings for Week 10 of the 2020 NFL regular season. This week may be the week that Nick Chubb returns to the playing field. After missing the last four games with a sprained knee, the Browns have designated him to return from IR. Cleveland is “hopeful” they will get their star RB back in time for Sunday’s game against Houston. Unfortunately, the narrative surrounding the rest of the position league-wide is far less optimistic, as numerous fantasy standouts have been riddled with injuries.

* If you’re looking for more information on how to best set your lineup this coming week check out our Week 10 RB Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em.

Reminder: These rankings are based on full-PPR scoring formats.

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Running Back Outlook Week 10

After weeks of not having Christian McCaffrey (RB2) at their disposal, fantasy owners welcomed CMC back into their lineups with open arms this past week. In his first game action in nearly two months, McCaffrey racked up 37.1 points, finishing the week as RB2, behind only Dalvin Cook (39.2 pts.) Unfortunately, the RBs return is looking to be short-lived.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that McCaffrey could miss time with a shoulder injury suffered in Sunday’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. The RB will undergo more tests, but his status against the Buccaneers this week is “very much in doubt.”

If McCaffrey can’t give it a go, Mike Davis (RB14), fresh off a mere one-carry performance, will regain lead-back duties in Carolina’s backfield. No team in the NFL is more stout against the run than the Bucs this season (77.9 rushing ypg allowed). With that said, Davis did haul in eight receptions in his previous matchup with Tampa Bay earlier their year. Wideout Curtis Samuel should also continue to be sporadically featured in the run game as well.

Speaking of wideouts being used in the backfield, Cordarrelle Patterson (RB42) may soon be inheriting featured-back duties in Chicago. Starting RB David Montgomery (RB24) is currently in the NFL concussion protocol. Depending on what platform you use, Patterson may not even be listed as a RB, yet either way is worth an add with extra usage likely on the horizon.

Montgomery’s injury could also open the door for former Pro Bowler Lamar Miller (RB55) to be elevated from the team’s practice squad. The backfield is certainly worth monitoring as Montgomery has been underwhelming this season, meaning depending on how things go in his potential absence, Chicago’s backfield could look quite different in his return.


Week 10 Fantasy Rankings: Running Back

    1. Rankings
    2. [QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | DEF | Ks]
    3. Start-Sit
    4. [QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | DEF | Ks]
    • Matchup: Great l Avg l Tough
  1. NOTABLE RB BYE WEEKS: Ezekiel Elliott (DAL), Tony Pollard (DAL), Todd Gurley II (ATL), Brian Hill (ATL), C. Edwards-Helaire (KC), Le’Veon Bell (KC), LaMical Perine (NYJ), Frank Gore (NYJ)
  2. #

    Running Back TEAM

    Opp.

    1

    Dalvin Cook MIN

    @ CHI

    2

    Christian McCaffrey CAR INJ

    vs. TB

    3

    Alvin Kamara NO

    vs. SF

    4

    Aaron Jones GB

    vs. JAC

    5

    Derrick Henry TEN

    vs. IND

    6

    James Robinson JAC

    @ GB

    7

    Kareem Hunt CLE

    vs. HOU

    8

    Miles Sanders PHI

    @ NYG

    9

    Chase Edmonds ARI

    vs. BUF

    10

    James Conner PIT

    vs. CIN

    11

    Josh Jacobs LV

    vs. DEN

    12

    Darrell Henderson LAR

    vs. SEA

    13

    Chris Carson SEA INJ

    @ LAR

    14

    Mike Davis CAR

    vs. TB

    15

    Wayne Gallman NYG

    vs. PHI

    16

    Nick Chubb CLE INJ

    vs. HOU

    17

    David Johnson HOU INJ

    @ CLE

    18

    Kenyan Drake ARI INJ

    vs. BUF

    19

    Jamaal Williams GB

    vs. JAC

    20

    Joe Mixon CIN INJ

    @ PIT

    21

    Giovani Bernard CIN

    @ PIT

    22

    Gus Edwards BAL

    @ NE

    23

    Phillip Lindsay DEN

    @ LV

    24

    David Montgomery CHI INJ

    vs. MIN

    25

    Duke Johnson Jr. HOU

    @ CLE

    26

    J.K. Dobbins BAL

    @ NE

    27

    D’Andre Swift DET

    vs. WAS

    28

    Matt Breida MIA INJ

    vs. LAC

    29

    Raheem Mostert SF INJ

    @ NO

    30

    Damien Harris NE

    vs. BAL

    31

    J.D. McKissic WAS

    @ DET

    32

    Devonta Freeman NYG INJ

    vs. PHI

    33

    Ronald Jones II TB

    @ CAR

    34

    Zack Moss BUF

    @ ARI

    35

    Justin Jackson LAC INJ

    @ MIA

    36

    Melvin Gordon DEN

    @ LV

    37

    Malcolm Brown LAR

    vs. SEA

    38

    Kalen Ballage LAC INJ

    @ MIA

    39

    Mark Ingram II BAL INJ

    @ NE

    40

    Jonathan Taylor IND

    @ TEN

    41

    Antonio Gibson WAS

    @ DET

    42

    Cordarrelle Patterson CHI

    vs. MIN

    43

    Nyheim Hines IND

    @ TEN

    44

    Jordan Wilkins IND

    @ TEN

    45

    JaMycal Hasty SF

    @ NO

    46

    Leonard Fournette TB

    @ CAR

    47

    Tyler Ervin GB

    vs. JAC

    48

    DeeJay Dallas SEA

    @ LAR

    49

    Devin Singletary BUF

    @ ARI

    50

    Adrian Peterson DET

    vs. WAS

    51

    Latavius Murray NO

    vs. SF

    52

    Jerick McKinnon SF

    @ NO

    53

    Travis Homer SEA

    @ LAR

    54

    Devontae Booker LV

    vs. DEN

    55

    Lamar Miller CHI

    vs. MIN

    56

    Jordan Howard MIA

    vs. LAC

    57

    Alfred Morris NYG

    vs. PHI

    58

    Rex Burkhead NE

    vs. BAL

    59

    Chris Thompson JAC

    @ GB

    60

    Boston Scott PHI

    @ NYG

    61

    James White NE

    vs. BAL

    62

    Joshua Kelley LAC

    @ MIA

    63

    Carlos Hyde SEA INJ

    @ LAR

    64

    Salvon Ahmed MIA

    vs. LAC

    65

    Ryan Nall CHI

    vs. MIN

    66

    AJ Dillon GB

    vs. JAC

    67

    Kerryon Johnson DET

    vs. WAS

    68

    Jeremy McNichols TEN

    vs. IND

    69

    Alexander Mattison MIN

    @ CHI

    70

    Anthony McFarland Jr. PIT

    vs. CIN

    71

    Gabe Nabers LAC

    @ MIA

    72

    Eno Benjamin ARI

    vs. BUF

    73

    Ke’Shawn Vaughn TB

    @ CAR

    74

    T.J. Yeldon BUF

    @ ARI

    75

    D’Ernest Johnson CLE

    vs. HOU

    76

    Cam Akers LAR

    vs. SEA

    77

    Royce Freeman DEN

    @ LV

    78

    Benny Snell Jr. PIT

    vs. CIN

    79

    LeSean McCoy TB

    @ CAR

    80

    Dexter Williams GB INJ

    vs. JAC

    81

    Patrick Laird MIA

    vs. LAC

    82

    Dion Lewis NYG

    vs. PHI

    83

    Peyton Barber WAS

    @ DET

    84

    Lynn Bowden Jr. MIA

    vs. LAC

    85

    Corey Clement PHI

    @ NYG

    86

    Dare Ogunbowale JAC

    @ GB

    87

    Kyle Juszczyk SF

    @ NO

    88

    Jaylen Samuels PIT

    vs. CIN

    89

    Trenton Cannon CAR

    vs. TB

    90

    Devine Ozigbo JAC

    @ GB

    91

    Mike Boone MIN

    @ CHI

    92

    J.J. Taylor NE

    vs. BAL

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