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Week Three RB rankings

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Updated Sunday, Sept. 23 at 12:05 p.m. ET

Byes: none

Here are PFW's Week Three RB rankings:

  1. Arian Foster, Texans at Broncos
  2. LeSean McCoy, Eagles at Cardinals
  3. Ray Rice, Ravens vs. Patriots
  4. C.J. Spiller, Bills at Browns
  5. DeMarco Murray, Cowboys vs. Buccaneers
  6. Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks vs. Packers
  7. Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars at Colts
  8. Darren McFadden, Raiders vs. Steelers
  9. Trent Richardson, Browns vs. Bills
  10. Frank Gore, 49ers at Vikings
  11. Darren Sproles, Saints vs. Chiefs
  12. Reggie Bush, Dolphins vs. Jets
  13. Willis McGahee, Broncos vs. Texans
  14. Michael Bush, Bears vs. Rams
  15. BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Bengals at Redskins
  16. Ryan Mathews, Chargers vs. Falcons — INJ
  17. Alfred Morris, Redskins vs. Bengals
  18. DeAngelo Williams, Panthers vs. Giants
  19. Stevan Ridley, Patriots at Ravens
  20. Jamal Charles, Chiefs at Saints
  21. Doug Martin, Buccaneers at Cowboys
  22. Adrian Peterson, Vikings vs. 49ers
  23. Donald Brown, Colts vs. Jaguars
  24. Ben Tate, Texans at Broncos
  25. Chris Johnson, Titans vs. Lions
  26. Pierre Thomas, Saints vs. Chiefs
  27. Peyton Hillis, Chiefs at Saints
  28. Andre Brown, Giants at Panthers
  29. Steven Jackson, Rams at Bears — (UP) INJ
  30. Shonn Greene, Jets at Dolphins
  31. Michael Turner, Falcons at Chargers
  32. Cedric Benson, Packers at Seahawks
  33. Mark Ingram, Saints vs. Chiefs
  34. Mikel Leshoure, Lions at Titans
  35. Beanie Wells, Cardinals vs. Eagles
  36. Kevin Smith, Lions at Titans
  37. Isaac Redman, Steelers at Raiders
  38. Mike Tolbert, Panthers vs. Giants
  39. Kendall Hunter, 49ers at Vikings
  40. Daryl Richardson, Rams at Bears
  41. Jonathan Stewart, Panthers vs. Giants — INJ
  42. David Wilson, Giants at Panthers
  43. Robert Turbin, Seahawks vs. Packers
  44. Jacquizz Rodgers, Falcons at Chargers
  45. Jonathan Dwyer, Steelers at Raiders — INJ
  46. Ryan Williams, Cardinals vs. Eagles
  47. Tashard Choice, Bills at Browns
  48. Danny Woodhead, Patriots at Ravens
  49. Toby Gerhart, Vikings vs. 49ers
  50. Vick Ballard, Colts vs. Jaguars
  51. Bilal Powell, Jets at Dolphins
  52. Evan Royster, Redskins vs. Bengals
  53. Jackie Battle, Chargers vs. Falcons
  54. Lamar Miller, Dolphins vs. Jets
  55. Mike Goodson, Raiders vs. Steelers
  56. Marcel Reece, Raiders vs. Steelers
  57. Daniel Thomas, Dolphins vs. Jets
  58. Joique Bell, Lions at Titans
  59. Knowshon Moreno, Broncos vs. Texans
  60. Khalil Bell, Bears vs. Rams
  61. LeGarrette Blount, Buccaneers at Cowboys
  62. Bernard Scott, Bengals at Redskins
  63. Alex Green, Packers at Seahawks
  64. Shaun Draughn, Chiefs at Saints
  65. Curtis Brinkley, Chargers vs. Falcons
  66. Chris Rainey, Steelers at Raiders
  67. Javon Ringer, Titans vs. Lions
  68. James Starks, Packers at Seahawks — INJ
  69. Brandon Jacobs, 49ers at Vikings — INJ
  70. Shane Vereen, Patriots at Ravens — INJ
  71. Rashad Jennings, Jaguars at Colts — INJ

Not listed: Ahmad Bradshaw, Giants; Matt Forte, Bears; Fred Jackson, Bills; Rashard Mendenhall, Steelers

The above player rankings are based on expectations for this week only, not for the entire season, taking into account this week's specific matchups and injuries. The initial rankings are compiled before the release of the NFL's early injury report and are updated Thursday to reflect the status of each player.

We base our rankings on the following scoring system: For skill-position players, one point for every 10 rushing/receiving yards, one point for every 30 passing yards, six points for a TD run or catch, four points for a TD pass, two points for a two-point conversion run or catch, two points for a two-point conversion pass. For kickers, three points for FGs of 18-39 yards, four points for FGs of 40-49 yards, and five points for FGs of 50-plus yards. Defensive rankings are based primarily on points allowed, yardage allowed and sack potential.

Glossary of notations

INJ — player has an injury that may affect productivity or availability.
ILL — player has an illness that may affect productivity or availability.
UP — player was moved up on draft board after original posting.
DOWN — player was moved down on draft board after original posting.
Not listed — player is temporarily sidelined due to injury or suspension but otherwise would be ranked.
ACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated active (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).
INACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated inactive (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).

Players and/or notations added after the original posting are shown in boldface.

Note: Remember to check back for late-week and weekend updates, as well as game inactives (when available) in the 90 minutes preceding the 1 p.m. Sunday kickoffs.

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