Fantasy Football Week 9 RB Rankings: Damien Harris, Chase Edmonds Climb

Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings Week 9

Getty Damien Harris #37 of the New England Patriots scores a touchdown during a game against the Buffalo Bills.

Welcome to our Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings for Week 9 of the 2020 NFL regular season. This may very well be the week that owners finally get Christian McCaffrey back into their lineups as his return “seems imminent.” On the other hand, owners will likely be stripped of Kenyan Drake’s services due to an ankle injury that makes Chase Edmonds and extremely intriguing play.

* If you’re looking for more information on how to best set your lineup this coming week check out our Week 9 RB Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em

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

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Running Back Outlook Week 9

In many ways, Chase Edmonds (RB9) had already been the preferred Cardinals RB to fantasy owners. Collecting a grand total of 145 total yards in his most recent outing, Edmonds has now scored 15.0-plus points in three of his last four games. In comparison, Kenyan Drake has scored more than 15.0 points just once all season long. With Drake likely out vs. Miami, Edmonds works his way into low-end RB1 talks against a Dolphins defense that allow the seventh-most fantasy points to RBs this season. Edmonds is lethal out of the backfield, catching five-plus passes three times this year and recording 56-plus receiving yards in two of his last three games. Over their last five games, the Dolphins have allowed an average of 6.4 receptions to the RB position.

With 100-plus yard performances in half of his last four games, Damien Harris (RB18) is arguably the safest fantasy play amongst all New England skill players at the moment. Problem is, on a grand scale, he still offers quite a bit of downside, namely his lack of usage in the receiving game. Essentially Sony Michel 2.0, Harris has yet to catch more than one pass in any game this season, vastly decreasing his value in PPR formats. With that said, his matchup this week puts him in the low-end RB2, high-end RB3/Flex conversation. The Jets defense has not allowed an opposing RB to eclipse 47 rushing yards in back-to-back weeks. However, that has less to do with New York’s run prowess defensively and more to do with the fact that teams have been able to toy with Gang Green in other facets. New England doesn’t have the firepower to attack the Jets in other aspects of the game, likely meaning we can expect a heavy workload for Harris and Cam Newton on the ground in Week 9.


Week 9 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: Joe Mixon (CIN), Gio Bernard (CIN), Kareem Hunt (CLE), Miles Sanders (PHI), Boston Scott (PHI), Darrell Henderson (LAR), Malcolm Brown (LAR)
  2. #

    Running Back TEAM

    Opp.

    1

    Dalvin Cook MIN

    vs. DET

    2

    Alvin Kamara NO

    @ TB

    3

    Christian McCaffrey CAR

    @ KC

    4

    Derrick Henry TEN

    vs. CHI

    5

    James Robinson JAC

    vs. HOU

    6

    Aaron Jones GB

    @ SF

    7

    Ezekiel Elliott DAL

    vs. PIT

    8

    C. Edwards-Helaire KC

    vs. CAR

    9

    Chase Edmonds ARI

    vs. MIA

    10

    Justin Jackson LAC INJ

    vs. LV

    11

    James Conner PIT

    @ DAL

    12

    Josh Jacobs LV

    @ LAC

    13

    David Johnson HOU

    @ JAC

    14

    Phillip Lindsay DEN

    @ ATL

    15

    David Montgomery CHI

    @ TEN

    16

    J.K. Dobbins BAL

    @ IND

    17

    Gus Edwards BAL

    @ IND

    18

    Damien Harris NE

    @ NYJ

    19

    Todd Gurley II ATL

    vs. DEN

    20

    Wayne Gallman NYG

    @ WAS

    21

    Ronald Jones II TB

    vs. NO

    22

    Zack Moss BUF

    vs. SEA

    23

    Matt Breida MIA INJ

    @ ARI

    24

    Jonathan Taylor IND

    vs. BAL

    25

    DeeJay Dallas SEA

    @ BUF

    26

    Devin Singletary BUF

    vs. SEA

    27

    Antonio Gibson WAS

    vs. NYG

    28

    Leonard Fournette TB

    vs. NO

    29

    Melvin Gordon DEN

    @ ATL

    30

    Nyheim Hines IND

    vs. BAL

    31

    J.D. McKissic WAS

    vs. NYG

    32

    JaMycal Hasty SF

    vs. GB

    33

    D’Andre Swift DET

    @ MIN

    34

    Tyler Ervin GB

    @ SF

    35

    Mike Davis CAR

    @ KC

    36

    Lamical Perine NYJ

    vs. NE

    37

    Mark Ingram II BAL INJ

    @ IND

    38

    Adrian Peterson DET

    @ MIN

    39

    Patrick Laird MIA

    @ ARI

    40

    Latavius Murray NO

    @ TB

    41

    Le’Veon Bell KC

    vs. CAR

    42

    Jordan Howard MIA

    @ ARI

    43

    Dexter Williams GB

    @ SF

    44

    Jerick McKinnon SF

    vs. GB

    45

    Jordan Wilkins IND

    vs. BAL

    46

    James White NE

    @ NYJ

    47

    Joshua Kelley LAC

    vs. LV

    48

    Brian Hill ATL

    vs. DEN

    49

    Duke Johnson Jr. HOU

    @ JAC

    50

    Carlos Hyde SEA INJ

    @ BUF

    51

    Rex Burkhead NE

    @ NYJ

    52

    Darrel Williams KC

    vs. CAR

    53

    Kerryon Johnson DET

    @ MIN

    54

    Tony Pollard DAL

    vs. PIT

    55

    Chris Thompson JAC

    vs. HOU

    56

    Jeremy McNichols TEN

    vs. CHI

    57

    Alexander Mattison MIN

    vs. DET

    58

    Eno Benjamin ARI INJ

    vs. MIA

    59

    Darwin Thompson KC

    vs. CAR

    60

    Ito Smith ATL

    vs. DEN

    61

    Ke’Shawn Vaughn TB

    vs. NO

    62

    Benny Snell Jr. PIT

    @ DAL

    63

    Royce Freeman DEN

    @ ATL

    64

    Travis Homer SEA INJ

    @ BUF

    65

    T.J. Yeldon BUF

    vs. SEA

    66

    Frank Gore NYJ

    vs. NE

    67

    LeSean McCoy TB

    vs. NO

    68

    Dion Lewis NYG

    @ WAS

    69

    Peyton Barber WAS

    vs. NYG

    70

    Lynn Bowden Jr. MIA

    @ ARI

    71

    Anthony McFarland Jr. PIT

    @ DAL

    72

    Ty Johnson NYJ

    vs. NE

    73

    Jaylen Samuels PIT

    @ DAL

    74

    Dare Ogunbowale JAC

    vs. HOU

    75

    Kyle Juszczyk SF

    vs. GB

    76

    Devontae Booker LV

    @ LAC

    77

    Trenton Cannon CAR

    @ KC

    78

    Ryan Nall CHI

    @ TEN

    79

    Devine Ozigbo JAC

    vs. HOU

    80

    Mike Boone MIN

    vs. DET

    81

    J.J. Taylor NE

    @ NYJ

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