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After showing no ill-effects from offseason knee surgery, Peterson is ranked no.4 in our week 2 FantasyPPR.com RB Rankings.[/caption]
It is week two of the NFL season and fantasy football owners everywhere should be preparing for a critical week as some owners look to improve to 2-0, getting a great start on a run to the playoffs, while others will be looking to avoid a dreadful 0-2 start.
In order to help owners playing in point per reception formats, this is the second installment of our PPR Fantasy Football week two rankings and in this article we will be focusing on the running back position (The scoring format used is standard scoring plus a point per reception).
Good running back play is always essential to success in fantasy football and even though wide receivers can sometimes be just as valuable as running backs in PPR scoring formats, the fact remains if you do not get production from your running backs, victories are going to be difficult to come by.
Here are some quick notes on some of this week's rankings:
C.J. Spiller (No.6) - Spiller was nothing more than a flex play a week ago but after the injury to Fred Jackson, who opened the season as the Bills starting running back, Spiller showed his immense potential against the Jets, racking up 194 total yards and a touchdown, which equated to 25.4 fantasy points. Now with Jackson expected to miss around a month, Spiller is a top-10 running back and needs to be in your lineup.
Adrian Peterson (no.4) - There is a reason why Peterson is the best running back in football and he showed some of the reasons why last week in the season opener against Jacksonville. After suffering a devastating knee injury last season and have injury questions surround him all offseason, all Peterson did in week one was carry the ball 17 times for 84 yards and a touchdown for 20.7 fantasy points. It was an impressive performance and a reminder of his incredible work ethic and athleticism. Now Peterson gets to square off against the Colts in a dream matchup (the Colts surrendered 3 rushing touchdowns last week) and should be able to notch another impressive performance.
Chris Johnson (no.13) It was deja vu last week for Johnson owners as the one-time fantasy stud rushed for only four yards on 11 carries and no that is not a typo. Thankfully, Johnson can still catch the ball and salvaged a decent outing with six receptions for 47 yards but still the concern has to be growing about his ability to be a reliable starting option. While it is still early to the hit the panic button, Johnson really needs to rebound this week on the ground against the Chargers, if not it may be a sign that last season's debacle wasn't a fluke but rather the start of a downward trend in his ground game production.
We will have more later in the week on running backs that you should play and running backs you should bench in your PPR league but if you have any lineup questions the PPR Fantasy Football rankings will be a great place to start: Therefore, here are the rankings:
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Despite reports that Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson could be out up to eight weeks with a knee injury, he claims that he’ll be back in only four weeks.
“Hopefully sooner, but I’ll definitely be back in four weeks,” said Jackson, per BuffaloBills.com. “Without a doubt.”
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According to Pro Football Weekly, the Buffalo Bills have confirmed that running back Fred Jackson will be out for roughly the next month or so with a knee injury.
Chan Gailey tells reporters that #Bills RB Fred Jackson will miss 3+ weeks, confirms David Nelson done for the year.
— Pro Football Weekly (@ProFootballWkly) September 10, 2012
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