Top 10 Fantasy Football Running Backs Rankings for Week 18 DFS

Adam Taylor McKillop
Top 10 fantasy football running backs rankings for Week 18 and fantasy football DFS.
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The Seattle Seahawks' Rashaad Penny led the way for all running backs in fantasy football action in Week 17, torching the Detroit Lions for 170 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns.

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Penny faces an Arizona Cardinals defense that's top five in DVOA this week, meaning he likely won't repeat this standout performance. The season's leading PPR option, Jonathan Taylor, on the other hand, has been a safe play all year long and preps for an enticing matchup against the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars (31st in total DVOA).

If you need help breaking down the rest of this week's matchups, here are our top-10 fantasy football running backs DFS rankings for Week 18.

Fantasy Football Running Backs Rankings Week 18

10. Najee Harris (at BAL)

9. Josh Jacobs (vs LAC)

Josh Jacobs has climbed just outside the top-12 of PPR yearly rankings despite missing action to begin the year. He's been on a tear since Week 17, averaging 21.5 rushing attempts and 96 yards per game to go along with 1 score. In Sunday's winner-take-all game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Las Vegas will look for a big game from its No. 1 back. The Chargers rank dead-last in Football Outsiders' rush-defense DVOA metric and surrender the sixth-most PPR points to opposing running backs each week.

8. D'Onta Foreman (at HOU)

7. Elijah Mitchell (at LAR)

6. Dalvin Cook (vs CHI)

5. Nick Chubb (vs CIN)

4. Austin Ekeler (at LV)

3. David Montgomery (at MIN)

2. Alvin Kamara (at ATL)

Alvin Kamara's four missed contests hasn't helped his fantasy cause, but he's still scoring 18.0 PPR points per game in 12 outings, a top-seven mark across the league. The Atlanta Falcons also rank in the bottom-three of Football Outsiders' rush-defense DVOA metric and Kamara's 5.4 targets per game always make his a reliable threat in DFS action.

1. Jonathan Taylor (vs JAX)

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