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Week 1 – RB

The biggest question mark to open every fantasy football season; when to trust the rookies?

Saquon Barkley obviously headlines the rookie RB class. But, where do the guys like Royce Freeman (DEN), Kerryon Johnson (DET), and Nick Chubb (CLE) fall in line?

Week 1 is also the toughest week of the year to predict anything. Not to mention the annual wondering of where in the world is Le’Veon Bell? Rumor has it that he will end his holdout and join his Steelers’ teammates on Wednesday.

But for a lack of 2018 success/failures to discuss, here’s my top-50 RBs for Week 1:

  1. Le’Veon Bell (PIT) at browns
  2. Todd Gurley (LAR) at raiders
  3. David Johnson (ARI) vs redskins
  4. Ezekiel Elliott (DAL) at panthers
  5. Alvin Kamara (NO) vs buccaneers
  6. Melvin Gordon (LAC) vs chiefs
  7. Saquon Barkley (NYG) vs jaguars
  8. Christian McCaffrey (CAR) vs cowboys
  9. Joe Mixon (CIN) at colts
  10. Dalvin Cook (MIN) vs 49ers
  11. Leonard Fournette (JAX) at giants
  12. Jordan Howard (CHI) at packers
  13. LeSean McCoy (BUF) at ravens
  14. Kareem Hunt (KC) at chargers
  15. Devonta Freeman (ATL) at eagles
  16. Lamar Miller (HOU) at patriots
  17. Alex Collins (BAL) vs bills
  18. Jamaal Williams (GB) vs bears
  19. Jay Ajayi (PHI) vs falcons
  20. Derrick Henry (TEN) at dolphins
  21. Isaiah Crowell (NYJ) at lions
  22. James White (NE) vs texans
  23. Kenyan Drake (MIA) vs titans
  24. Adrian Peterson (WAS) at cardinals
  25. Carlos Hyde (CLE) vs steelers
  26. Marlon Mack (IND) vs bengals
  27. Dion Lewis (TEN) at dolphins
  28. Marshawn Lynch (OAK) vs rams
  29. Royce Freeman (DEN) vs seahawks
  30. Rex Burkhead (NE) vs texans
  31. Tevin Coleman (ATL) at eagles
  32. Chris Thompson (WAS) at cardinals
  33. Chris Carson (SEA) at broncos
  34. LeGarrette Blount (DET) vs jets
  35. Duke Johnson, Jr. (CLE) vs steelers
  36. Peyton Barber (TB) at saints
  37. Latavius Murray (MIN) vs 49ers
  38. Tarik Cohen (CHI) at packers
  39. Theo Riddick (DET) vs jets
  40. Corey Clement (PHI) vs falcons
  41. Giovani Bernard (CIN) at colts
  42. Frank Gore (MIA) vs titans
  43. Ty Montgomery (GB) vs bears
  44. Matt Breida (SF) at vikings
  45. James Conner (PIT) at browns
  46. Bilal Powell (NYJ) at lions
  47. Kerryon Johnson (DET) vs jets
  48. Chris Ivory (BUF) at ravens
  49. Doug Martin (OAK) vs rams
  50. Nick Chubb (CLE) vs steelers

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Joe Buttgereit View All

Fantasy fanatic. I specialize in football and baseball, but will dabble in basketball as well. I play DFS regularly but I am by no means an expert. I win just enough to keep playing without having to deposit more money. I love talking about everything fantasy so I created this site in the hopes of helping others dominate their own fantasy leagues!

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