Fantasy Football Week 2 RB Rankings & Waiver Wire Adds: Eli Mitchell Breaks Out

Fantasy Football Week 2 QB rankings and Waiver Wire

Getty Eli Mitchell #25 of the San Francisco 49ers carries the ball against the Detroit Lions.

Looking for an early jump on Week 2? We’ve got you covered with our running back rankings and top fantasy football waiver wire pickups at the position.

The season kicked off in a wild way for fantasy owners as Zack Moss and Tre Sermon were both healthy scratches. De’Andre Swift “lost” the starting gig in Detroit. Raheem Mostert went down with an injury — again. And a guy by the name of Eli Mitchell topped 100 yards rushing in his first NFL action.

Below we break down some of the most notable names to target on the waiver wire after Week 1, as well as our running back rankings for Week 2.

* If you’re looking for more information on how to best set your lineup this coming week check out our Week 2 RB Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em

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Notable RB Waiver Wire Targets for Week 2

All rostered percentages are based on Yahoo Fantasy Football leagues.

Eli Mitchell, SF
Rostered:  5%
Week 2 Matchup: at PHI

  • Take Mitchell’s breakout with a grain of salt. Scrap his 38-yard touchdown scamper from the books and he averaged 3.6 yards per carry on the day. Then again, no other 49ers running back rushed the ball more than two times — Mitchell touted the rock 19 times. Kyle Shanahan’s backfields are always scary and Sermon is likely the long-term play here. With that said, Mitchell may have some run over the next few weeks and the Eagles did allow the 11th-most rushing touchdowns to running backs last season.

Mark Ingram, HOU
Rostered:  19%
Week 2 Matchup: at CLE

  • Ingram out-attempted both Phillip Lindsay and David Johnson 26-to-11. Is this a sign of things to come? Probably not. The game script played in Ingram’s favor as Houston jumped out to an early lead and kept the ball on the ground for much of the day. Don’t expect that to be a common occurrence in 2021. Still, Ingram offers upside as a player who could fall into the endzone in any given week.

Devin Singletary, BUF
Rostered:  80%
Week 2 Matchup: at MIA

  • Singletary’s rostered percentage makes him a borderline mention on this list. Then again, when a starting running back is available in 20% of leagues, it’s worth highlighting. Chances are Moss won’t be a healthy scratch every week and Singletary has readily left much to be desired in the red zone. Still, he touched the ball 14 times in Week 1 and gets a welcoming matchup with Houston in a few games.

Other RBs Worth a Look:

  • Ty’Son Williams, BAL (78%)
  • Latavius Murray, BAL (61%)
  • Jamaal Williams, GB (75%)
  • Giovani Bernard, TB (27%)
  • Le’Veon Bell, BAL (47%)

Week 2 Fantasy Rankings: Running Backs

[QBs | RBs | WRs & TEs | DEF & Ks]

#

Running Back

Opp.

1

Christian McCaffrey CAR

vs. NO

2

Alvin Kamara NO

@ CAR

3

Aaron Jones GB

vs. DET

4

Derrick Henry TEN

@ SEA

5

Dalvin Cook MIN

@ ARI

6

Nick Chubb CLE

vs. HOU

7

Antonio Gibson WAS

vs. NYG

8

Austin Ekeler LAC

vs. DAL

9

Ezekiel Elliott DAL

@ LAC

10

Najee Harris PIT

vs. LV

11

Joe Mixon CIN

@ CHI

12

D’Andre Swift DET

@ GB

13

Chris Carson SEA

vs. TEN

14

Jonathan Taylor IND

vs. LAR

15

David Montgomery CHI

vs. CIN

16

Kareem Hunt CLE

vs. HOU

17

Saquon Barkley NYG

@ WAS

18

Myles Gaskin MIA

vs. BUF

19

Damien Harris NE

@ NYJ

20

C. Edwards-Helaire KC

@ BAL

21

Miles Sanders PHI

vs. SF

22

Josh Jacobs LV

@ PIT

23

Chase Edmonds ARI

vs. MIN

24

Devin Singletary BUF

@ MIA

25

Elijah Mitchell SF

@ PHI

26

James Robinson JAC

vs. DEN

27

James Conner ARI

vs. MIN

28

Javonte Williams DEN

@ JAC

29

Leonard Fournette TB

vs. ATL

30

Mike Davis ATL

@ TB

31

Ty’Son Williams BAL

vs. KC

32

Jamaal Williams DET

@ GB

33

Devontae Booker NYG

@ WAS

34

Nyheim Hines IND

vs. LAR

35

Raheem Mostert SF INJ

@ PHI

36

Darrell Henderson LAR

@ IND

37

Kenyan Drake LV

@ PIT

38

J.D. McKissic WAS

vs. NYG

39

James White NE

@ NYJ

40

Latavius Murray BAL

vs. KC

41

Mark Ingram II HOU

@ CLE

42

Trey Sermon SF

@ PHI

43

Melvin Gordon III DEN

@ JAC

44

Tevin Coleman NYJ

vs. NE

45

Sony Michel LAR

@ IND

46

AJ Dillon GB

vs. DET

47

Giovani Bernard TB

vs. ATL

48

David Johnson HOU

@ CLE

49

Tony Pollard DAL

@ LAC

50

Kenneth Gainwell PHI

vs. SF

51

Phillip Lindsay HOU

@ CLE

52

Rashaad Penny SEA

vs. TEN

53

Tony Jones Jr. NO

@ CAR

54

Michael Carter NYJ

vs. NE

55

Matt Breida BUF

@ MIA

56

Alexander Mattison MIN

@ ARI

57

Le’Veon Bell BAL

vs. KC

58

Zack Moss BUF

@ MIA

59

Ronald Jones II TB

vs. ATL

60

Carlos Hyde JAC

vs. DEN

61

Salvon Ahmed MIA

vs. BUF

62

Darrel Williams KC

@ BAL

63

Ty Johnson NYJ

vs. NE

64

Damien Williams CHI

vs. CIN

65

Larry Rountree III LAC

vs. DAL

66

Marlon Mack IND

vs. LAR

67

JaMycal Hasty SF

@ PHI

68

Malcolm Brown MIA

vs. BUF

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