2013 Fantasy PPR Week 3 Running Back Rankings: Top 40

Packers RB James Starks is a popular add this week, see where he ranks in the Fantasy PPR Week 3 RB Rankings.

Hello again fantasy football owners and welcome to Week 3 of the fantasy football season. Hopefully, your team is not currently sitting at 0-2, but even if it is don’t fret because you have come to right place.

Before we get into our Week 3 version of our 2013 running back rankings, let’s take a quick look back at Week 2.

Things have not been great for fantasy running backs this season as high-end draft picks like Trent Richardson, Maurice Jones-Drew, David Wilson, DeMarco Murray and others have been disappointing early on. Yet, for every disappointment there’s a surprise like the Broncos’ Knowshon Moreno or the Packers James Starks.

Moreno, who was written off by most experts appears to have taken over the no.1 running back role in Denver, for now at least, after carrying the ball 13 times for 93 yards, while adding three receptions for 14 yards and scoring two rushing touchdowns for a 25-point fantasy performance.

In two games, the former first-round pick, has averaged 11 carries and three receptions. If the Broncos keep giving Moreno even this workload of around 15 touches a game, he can be a solid flex play going forward and if he continues to produce, his touches should only increase.

Then there’s Starks, who at one point this offseason looked like he could get cut by the Packers but rebounded to make the roster and now looks like he will be starting for Green Bay in Week 3 against the Bengals thanks to the concussion suffered last week by Eddie Lacy.

In Lacy’s absence, Starks looked like the back, who helped Green Bay win the Super Bowl in 2010 as he carried the ball 20 times for 132 yards and a rushing touchdown, as well as catching four passes for 36 yards in an easy win over Washington.

At this point, we have no idea if Lacy will play Sunday against Cincinnati but even if he does, expect Starks to carry the load this week and going forward as long as Starks keeps performing the Packers running back situation has time-share written all over it, meaning that even when Lacy returns, Starks should still get plenty of touches which means he has solid flex potential.

Well before I get too long winded let’s take a look at the Week 3 FantasyPPR.com Running Back Rankings:

1. Adrian Peterson, RB, Vikings vs Browns

2. Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seahawks vs Jaguars 

3. LeSean McCoy, RB, Eagles vs Chiefs

4. Jamal Charles, RB, Chiefs vs Eagles

5. Matt Forte, RB, Bears vs Steelers

6. Arian Foster, RB, Texans vs Ravens

7. Doug Martin, RB, Bucs vs Patriots

8. Alfred Morris, RB, Redskins vs Lions

9. Darren McFadden, RB, Raiders vs Broncos 

10. Trent Richardson, RB, Browns vs Vikings

11. C.J. Spiller, RB, Bills vs Jets

12. Darren Sproles, RB, Saints vs Cardinals

13. Ray Rice, RB, Ravens vs Texans

14. Frank Gore, RB, 49ers vs Colts

15. Joique Bell, RB, Lions vs Cardinals

16. Chris Johnson, RB, Titans vs Chargers

17. DeMarco Murray, RB, Cowboys vs Rams 

18. James Starks, RB, Packers vs Bengals

19. Lamar Miller, RB, Dolphins vs Atlanta

20. Daryl Richardson, RB, Rams vs Cowboys 

21. Knowshon Moreno, RB, Broncos vs Raiders

22. DeAngelo Williams, RB, Panthers vs Giants

23. Ryan Matthews, RB, Chargers vs Titans

24. Giovani Bernard, RB, Bengals vs Packers

25. Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Cardinals vs Saints 

26. David Wilson, RB, Giants vs Panthers 

27. Fred Jackson, RB, Bills vs Jets

28. Bilal Powell, RB, Jets vs Bills

29. Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, Colts vs 49ers

30. Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, Jaguars vs Saints

31. Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, Falcons vs Dolphins 

32. Pierre Thomas, RB, Saints vs Cardinals

33. Benjarvus Green-Ellis, RB, Bengals vs Packers 

34. Ben Tate, RB, Texans vs Ravens

35. Bernard Pierce, RB, Ravens vs Texans

36. Chris Ivory, RB, Jets vs Bills

37. Jason Snelling, RB, Falcons vs Dolphins

38. Danny Woodhead, RB, Chargers vs Titans

39. Monte Ball, RB, Broncos vs Raiders

40. Daniel Thomas, RB, Dolphins vs Falcons


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