Fantasy Football Week 2 Running Back Rankings: How to handle Alvin Kamara’s injury


There are a lot Injuries we’re tracking for week 2 while running back, and they will force fantasy football players to make some tough decisions. We already know JK Dobbins is unlikely to play and you shouldn’t have planned to use him in his first game after suffering a cruciate ligament rupture so hopefully that doesn’t change your plans but Alvin Kamara’s expected absence might be.

If you’re lucky, you’ll have an obvious replacement for Kamara in the form of Mark Ingram. Ingram is expected to play despite picking up an ankle injury during the week and while he’s not a one-for-one replacement for Kamara, he reckons he’ll have a pretty stellar role to play this week – him started and finished two games without Kamara last season and had 30 carries and 15 targets. This will play.

Ingram is more like an RB2 to me, despite the likely workload, simply because this is an incredibly tough matchup against the Buccaneers. But if Kamara is out as expected, Ingram should be a solid start, better than the Kenyan Drake with no Dobbins or any of the Jets or Jaguars running back tandems.

Here are my top 60 players at RB for week 2.

  1. Christian McCaffrey @NYG
  2. Jonathan Taylor @JAX
  3. Saquon Barkley vs. CAR
  4. Austin Ekeler @KC
  5. Joe Mixon @DAL
  6. Leonard Fournette @NO
  7. James Conner @LV
  8. Dalvin Cook @PHI
  9. Derrick Henry @BUF
  10. Najee Harris vs. NE
  11. Aaron Jones vs. CHI
  12. Darrell Henderson vs. ATL
  13. D’Andre Swift vs. WAS
  14. Antonio Gibson @DET
  15. Javonte Williams vs. HOU
  16. Nick Chubb vs. NYJ
  17. Cordarrelle Patterson @LAR
  18. Josh Jacobs vs. ARI
  19. David Montgomery @GB
  20. Ezekiel Elliott vs. CIN
  21. AJ Dillon vs CHI
  22. Miles Sanders vs. MIN
  23. Mark Ingram against tuberculosis
  24. Chase Edmonds @BAL
  25. Michael Carter @CLE
  26. Rashaad Penny @SF
  27. Nyheim Hines @JAX
  28. Kareem Hunt vs. NYJ
  29. Jeff Wilson vs SEA
  30. Damien Harris @PIT
  31. Breece Hall @CLE
  32. Rhamondre Stevenson @PIT
  33. James Robinson vs. IND
  34. Travis Etienne vs. IND
  35. Kenyan Drake vs. MIA
  36. JD McKissic @DET
  37. Devin Singletary vs TEN
  38. Clyde Edwards Helaire vs. LAC
  39. Tony Pollard vs. CIN
  40. Zack Moss against TEN
  41. Rex Burkhead @DEN
  42. Jamaal Williams vs. WAS
  43. Melvin Gordon vs. HOU
  44. Dameon Pierce @DEN
  45. SonyMichel @KC
  46. Eno Benjamin @LV
  47. Ameer Abdullah vs. ARI
  48. Alexander Mattison @PHI
  49. Kenneth Gainwell vs. MIN
  50. Rachaad White @NO
  51. Cam Akers vs. ATL
  52. Mike Davis vs. MIA
  53. Tyler Allgeier @LAR
  54. Khalil Herbert @GB
  55. Jordan Mason vs SEA
  56. Raheem Mostert @BAL
  57. D’Onta Foreman @NYG
  58. Samaje Perine @DAL
  59. Isaiah Pacheco vs. LAC
  60. Hassan Haskins @BUF

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