Week 3 Fantasy Football Rankings: Running Backs

- Updated: Sunday, September 21st

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Scoring: These rankings are based on standard scoring (one point per 25 passing yards and per 10 rushing/receiving yards and four points per passing touchdown and six points per rushing/receiving touchdown) and are for Week 3 only.

These rankings are from Kevin Hanson (follow him on Twitter).

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Perhaps deserving of his injury-prone tag, Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray played a career-high 14 games last season, but he has been extremely productive when he's been on the field.

Over his past 16 games, Murray has 1,406 rushing yards 5.25 yards per carry and 57 catches for 381 yards with a total of 12 touchdowns.

A top-five fantasy running back in each of the first two weeks of this season, no running back has more rushing yards (285) or fantasy points (39.6) than Murray through two weeks.

Since Week 10 of last season, Murray has eight consecutive games with double-digit fantasy points including 20-plus points in half of those outings.

The probability of that streak continuing another week is extremely high as the St. Louis Rams have allowed 171.0 rushing yards per game, third-most in the NFL, and back-to-back 100-yard rushers (although one of those was a wide receiver).

Murray's two best games of his career have come against the Rams 25/253/1 in 2011 and 26/175/1 in 2013.



Here are some more running back notes: Here are my Week 3 fantasy football running back rankings:



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