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Updated 10:30 a.m. ET, Thursday, Sept. 6
Here are PFW's Week One RB rankings:
- LeSean McCoy, Eagles at Browns
- Darren McFadden, Raiders vs. Chargers
- Ray Rice, Ravens vs. Bengals
- Arian Foster, Texans vs. Dolphins
- Matt Forté, Bears vs. Colts
- DeMarco Murray, Cowboys at Giants
- Chris Johnson, Titans vs. Patriots
- Steven Jackson, Rams at Lions
- DeAngelo Williams, Panthers at Buccaneers
- Ahmad Bradshaw, Giants vs. Cowboys
- Doug Martin, Buccaneers vs. Panthers
- Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks at Cardinals
- Jamal Charles, Chiefs vs. Falcons
- Darren Sproles, Saints vs. Redskins
- Michael Turner, Falcons at Chiefs
- Reggie Bush, Dolphins at Texans
- Trent Richardson, Browns vs. Eagles
- Frank Gore, 49ers at Packers
- Stevan Ridley, Patriots at Titans
- Fred Jackson, Bills at Jets
- Peyton Hillis, Chiefs vs. Falcons
- Donald Brown, Colts at Bears
- Willis McGahee, Broncos vs. Steelers
- Isaac Redman, Steelers at Broncos
- Shonn Greene, Jets vs. Bills
- Mark Ingram, Saints vs. Redskins
- Toby Gerhart, Vikings vs. Jaguars
- Kevin Smith, Lions vs. Rams
- BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Bengals at Ravens
- Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars at Vikings
- Michael Bush, Bears vs. Colts
- Pierre Thomas, Saints vs. Redskins
- Ben Tate, Texans vs. Dolphins
- Adrian Peterson, Vikings vs. Jaguars
- Rashad Jennings, Jaguars at Vikings
- Ryan Williams, Cardinals vs. Seahawks
- Evan Royster, Redskins at Saints
- David Wilson, Giants vs. Cowboys
- Jacquizz Rodgers, Falcons at Chiefs
- Robert Turbin, Seahawks at Cardinals
- Beanie Wells, Cardinals vs. Seahawks
- Cedric Benson, Packers vs. 49ers
- Ronnie Brown, Chargers at Raiders
- LeGarrette Blount, Buccaneers vs. Panthers
- Jonathan Dwyer, Steelers at Broncos
- C.J. Spiller, Bills at Jets
- Montario Hardesty, Browns vs. Eagles
- Roy Helu, Redskins at Saints
- Alfred Morris, Redskins at Saints
- Kendall Hunter, 49ers at Packers
- Vick Ballard, Colts at Bears
- Daniel Thomas, Dolphins at Texans
- Alex Green, Packers vs. 49ers
- Bernard Scott, Bengals at Ravens — INJ
- Shane Vereen, Patriots at Titans — INJ
- Felix Jones, Cowboys at Giants
- Ronnie Hillman, Broncos vs. Steelers
- Ryan Mathews, Chargers at Raiders — INJ
- Rashard Mendenhall, Steelers at Broncos — INJ
- Curtis Brinkley, Chargers at Raiders — INJ
Not listed: Mikel Leshoure, Lions; Brandon Jacobs, 49ers; Jonathan Stewart, Panthers
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.