SuperFlex Week 1 Running Back Rankings

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Week 1 Running Back Rankings

Week 1 of the NFL season is nearly upon us. OwnersBox has released the first ever weekly SuperFlex salary cap game. With no defense, no kicker and an added SUPERFLEX position offense couldn’t be anymore important! With contests running for a week at a time we will be ranking each and every position group so you can create the optimal salary cap lineup on our platform. In the running back rankings article we will slot the top 36 running backs for week 1 of the NFL season.

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Running Back Rankings

Rank Player Team Opponent Salary
1 Christian McCaffrey Panthers Jets $8,300
2 Dalvin Cook Vikings Bengals $8,100
3 Derrick Henry Titans Cardinals $7,600
4 Alvin Kamara Saints Packers $7,800
5 Aaron Jones Packers Saints $6,800
6 Nick Chubb Browns Chiefs $6,400
7 Ezekiel Elliott Cowboys Bucs $7,400
8 Jonathan Taylor Colts Seahawks $7,300
9 Antonio Gibson Football Team Chargers $6,300
10 James Robinson Jaguars Texans $5,800
11 Austin Ekeler Chargers Football Team $6,900
12 Joe Mixon Bengals Vikings $6,100
13 Gus Edwards Ravens Raiders $4,200
14 Clyde Edwards-Helaire Chiefs Browns $6,300
15 Najee Harris Steelers Bills $6,100
16 Chris Carson Seahawks Colts $5,700
17 Raheem Mostert 49ers Lions $5,600
18 Saquon Barkley Giants Broncos $7,000
19 Chase Edmonds Cardinals Titans $4,900
20 David Montgomery Bears Rams $5,900
21 Miles Sanders Eagles Falcons $5,800
22 Josh Jacobs Raiders Ravens $5,700
23 Damien Harris Patriots Dolphins $5,000
24 Darrell Henderson Rams Bears $6,000
25 Mike Davis Falcons Eagles $5,400
26 Kareem Hunt Browns Chiefs $5,100
27 Trey Sermon 49ers Lions $4,300
28 Myles Gaskin Dolphins Patriots $5,600
29 Melvin Gordon Broncos Giants $5,400
30 Leonard Fournette Bucs Cowboys $4,700
31 D’Andre Swift Lions 49ers $6,200
32 Ty Johnson Jets Panthers $4,000
33 Philip Lindsay Texans Jaguars $4,500
34 Javonte Williams Broncos Giants $4,400
35 Zack Moss Bills Steelers $4,400
36 Ronald Jones Bucs Cowboys $4,600


Use these player salaries as context for building your Week 1 OwnersBox lineups. There is some great value at the running back position. With salaries being set weeks in advance they cannot be changed. Injuries and depth chart movement has impacted the value of these players salary significantly.

Running Back Rankings

  • James Robinson is in a terrific matchup against Houston in Week 1 and without Travis Etienne alongside him he has top 10 upside.
  • Chase Edmonds has begun to assert himself as the leader in the backfield and has another great matchup with the Titans leaky defense.
  • The uncertainty of Carson Wentz and Quenton Nelson could lead to a difficult matchup for the high priced Jonathan Taylor against Seattle


OwnersBox has launched the first ever Weekly SuperFlex Salary Cap game! Use the promo code “DREW9” for a FREE $10 entry into our $100,000 Week 1 contest.

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