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Running Back Rankings Week 7

Running Back Rankings Week 7

A look at he Week 7 RBs with DK pricing (updated Saturday)
By: Pete Davidson : October 19, 2017 6:11pm

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Welcome to the Week 7 Running Back Rankings. I’ll be back in a little bit with the wide receivers and tight ends. All positions should be up before Thursday Night kickoff.

It’s getting rough out there. The byes are light with only two teams resting, but as more teams accumulate injuries (at various positions), more offense are going into the tank. The Giants and Packers are two good examples but don’t count out the Ravens, who are going to have trouble fielding an on offense this weekend with all of their injuries. Of course, they do have a few healthy running backs. Zeke Elliott is back off the bye and NOT suspended. I really hate the NFL’s system for suspensions. It’s just madness. It sure feels like this suspension will end up being served in 2018.

I will continue to grind these rankings with an update coming on Saturday.

Bye teams:

  • Lions
  • Texans

These rankings are based on .5 PPR scoring. 

Rank PLAYER TEAM Cost Matchup PPG THE SKINNY
1 Ezekiel Elliott DAL 9000 DAL@SF 10/22/2017 04:05PM ET 18.74 Should be the tip of the spear this week for Dallas.
2 Le'Veon Bell PIT 9100 CIN@PIT 10/22/2017 04:25PM ET 21.767 Locked in now and looking good.
3 Todd Gurley II LAR 8200 ARI@LAR 10/22/2017 01:00PM ET 24.767 Should fare well here though it’s a avg to hard matchup. Volume is locked in.
4 Devonta Freeman ATL 7300 ATL@NE 10/22/2017 08:30PM ET 17.48 Liking him a lot here.
5 Mark Ingram NO 6700 NO@GB 10/22/2017 01:00PM ET 15.7 Looking very good and no more AP to siphon off touches.
6 LeSean McCoy BUF 7400 TB@BUF 10/22/2017 01:00PM ET 15.36 Volume is assured.
7 Jordan Howard CHI 6400 CAR@CHI 10/22/2017 01:00PM ET 15.867 Running strong and Luke Keuchly is concussed (out), so I like him a lot.
8 Melvin Gordon LAC 7000 DEN@LAC 10/22/2017 04:25PM ET 21.8 Tough matchup but he gets volume and receptions too.
9 Jerick McKinnon MIN 6300 BAL@MIN 10/22/2017 01:00PM ET 11.017 Looking very good as we always thought he would. Better late than never.
10 Adrian Peterson ARI 5800 ARI@LAR 10/22/2017 01:00PM ET 7.78 Volume looks assured and Ellington’s banged up a bit.
11 Jay Ajayi MIA 6200 NYJ@MIA 10/22/2017 01:00PM ET 10.68 Knee is still an issue (no practice), but he broke out last week and could get some revenge on the Jets Sunday.
12 Doug Martin TB 5900 TB@BUF 10/22/2017 01:00PM ET 15.3 Running well.
13 Christian McCaffrey CAR 6100 CAR@CHI 10/22/2017 01:00PM ET 15.117 I like this matchup for him.
14 C.J. Anderson DEN 7200 DEN@LAC 10/22/2017 04:25PM ET 13.28 They will need him this week.
15 Carlos Hyde SF 5900 DAL@SF 10/22/2017 04:05PM ET 16.7 Solid matchup and he was back to playing most of the snaps last week.
16 Derrick Henry TEN 5500 TEN@CLE 10/22/2017 01:00PM ET 6.492 He’s a RB1 IF Murray sits, but they seem to want to keep forcing Murray in there whether he is healthy or not. Keep a close watch on this one. Right now, Murray could start, sit or be active yet not starting. I think Henry is viable as a RB2 no matter what. If DM is out, then DH is a solid RB1 option.
17 Chris Thompson WAS 5700 WAS@PHI 10/23/2017 08:30PM ET 19.7 This is a nice matchup for him as a receiver.
18 Leonard Fournette JAX 8600 JAX@IND 10/22/2017 01:00PM ET 23.2 Sore ankle but should go and it’s a good matchup, obviously. He’s now a game time decision. So I’m downgrading him because the workload is going to be lighter than normal IF he plays and that is a big if.
19 DeMarco Murray TEN 6200 TEN@CLE 10/22/2017 01:00PM ET 9.758 Hamstring issues. No practice so far this week. Why they don’t just play Henry this week is beyond me. Friday’s practice report looms large here.
20 Alvin Kamara NO 5600 NO@GB 10/22/2017 01:00PM ET 13.54 Solid role. Should catch some passes.
21 Aaron Jones GB 5200 NO@GB 10/22/2017 01:00PM ET 7.9 Tough to figure the roles now for TyMo and Jones.
22 Tevin Coleman ATL 4800 ATL@NE 10/22/2017 08:30PM ET 12.64 Could make a few big plays here.
23 LeGarrette Blount PHI 4500 WAS@PHI 10/23/2017 08:30PM ET 10.183 A solid play but they are pretty rigid with him. He gets about 15 touches and plays about half the snaps. Could always score, obviously.
24 Chris Ivory JAX 4800 JAX@IND 10/22/2017 01:00PM ET 8.75 He’s a strong RB2 with RB1 upside IF he starts and Fournette sits. It’s a 1pm game so you’ll be able to make the call early.
25 Javorius Allen BAL 5300 BAL@MIN 10/22/2017 01:00PM ET 12.417 One of the few healthy Ravens, so a good bet to touch the football.
26 Bilal Powell NYJ 5100 NYJ@MIA 10/22/2017 01:00PM ET 11.84 Practicing fully.
27 Joe Mixon CIN 5000 CIN@PIT 10/22/2017 04:25PM ET 8.7 I’m interested to see if he’s a little more comfortable in the system comping off of the bye week.
28 Orleans Darkwa NYG 3700 SEA@NYG 10/22/2017 04:25PM ET 8.16 21 carries last week so he’s the guy right now.
29 Frank Gore IND 4100 JAX@IND 10/22/2017 01:00PM ET 9.408 Should split with Mack now.
30 James White NE 5000 ATL@NE 10/22/2017 08:30PM ET 11.35
31 Dion Lewis NE 4700 ATL@NE 10/22/2017 08:30PM ET 6.383
32 Alex Collins BAL 4000 BAL@MIN 10/22/2017 01:00PM ET 6.3
33 Ty Montgomery GB 5500 NO@GB 10/22/2017 01:00PM ET 13.64
34 Duke Johnson Jr. CLE 4900 TEN@CLE 10/22/2017 01:00PM ET 13.767
35 Tarik Cohen CHI 4700 CAR@CHI 10/22/2017 01:00PM ET 12.268
36 Wendell Smallwood PHI 4700 WAS@PHI 10/23/2017 08:30PM ET 7.475 Sounds like he will return. I’m a fan of his potential but his knee is a concern as its been bothering him since 2016.
37 Matt Forte NYJ 4500 NYJ@MIA 10/22/2017 01:00PM ET 9.575
38 Jonathan Stewart CAR 3800 CAR@CHI 10/22/2017 01:00PM ET 6.683
39 Eddie Lacy SEA 3900 SEA@NYG 10/22/2017 04:25PM ET 3.1
40 Marlon Mack IND 4100 JAX@IND 10/22/2017 01:00PM ET 7.625
41 Rob Kelley WAS 4200 WAS@PHI 10/23/2017 08:30PM ET 4.367 He’s questionable. Either Kelley or Perine will have RB3 value, depending on Kelley’s status.
42 Isaiah Crowell CLE 4000 TEN@CLE 10/22/2017 01:00PM ET 7.233
43 Jamaal Charles DEN 4100 DEN@LAC 10/22/2017 04:25PM ET 6.14
44 C.J. Prosise SEA 4100 SEA@NYG 10/22/2017 04:25PM ET 5.567 He’s back this week. Needs to stay healthy now. We’ll see. Has major upside.
45 Mike Gillislee NE 4500 ATL@NE 10/22/2017 08:30PM ET 8.667 Tough to rank until we see if he is still in the fumbler’s dog house. A risky play though he could score a few times if he escapes purgatory. There are rumors out there that he might have no role this week. Use him with caution.
46 Samaje Perine WAS 4300 WAS@PHI 10/23/2017 08:30PM ET 5.92 Either Kelley or Perine will have RB3 value, depending on Kelley’s status.
47 Matt Breida SF 4400 DAL@SF 10/22/2017 04:05PM ET 5.083
48 Rex Burkhead NE 3800 ATL@NE 10/22/2017 08:30PM ET 8.35
49 Andre Ellington ARI 4300 ARI@LAR 10/22/2017 01:00PM ET 9.767 A little banged up this week so use if needed but lower expectations. He could sit so make sure he’s active before locking him in.
50 Shane Vereen NYG 3600 SEA@NYG 10/22/2017 04:25PM ET 6.55
51 Latavius Murray MIN 4000 BAL@MIN 10/22/2017 01:00PM ET 2.933
52 Branden Oliver LAC 4000 DEN@LAC 10/22/2017 04:25PM ET 3.2
53 Giovani Bernard CIN 3800 CIN@PIT 10/22/2017 04:25PM ET 9.5
54 Thomas Rawls SEA 4100 SEA@NYG 10/22/2017 04:25PM ET 1.967
55 Wayne Gallman NYG 3900 SEA@NYG 10/22/2017 04:25PM ET 10.467
56 Elijah McGuire NYJ 4200 NYJ@MIA 10/22/2017 01:00PM ET 5.883
57 Jacquizz Rodgers TB 4000 TB@BUF 10/22/2017 01:00PM ET 6.24
58 Devontae Booker DEN 3500 DEN@LAC 10/22/2017 04:25PM ET 6.7
59 Corey Grant JAX 3800 JAX@IND 10/22/2017 01:00PM ET 2.167
60 Jamaal Williams GB 4200 NO@GB 10/22/2017 01:00PM ET 1
61 Corey Clement PHI 3900 WAS@PHI 10/23/2017 08:30PM ET 2.717
62 Mike Tolbert BUF 3800 TB@BUF 10/22/2017 01:00PM ET 5.54
63 Kenyan Drake MIA 4000 NYJ@MIA 10/22/2017 01:00PM ET 0.8
64 James Conner PIT 4500 CIN@PIT 10/22/2017 04:25PM ET 1.15
65 Darren McFadden DAL 5700 DAL@SF 10/22/2017 04:05PM ET 0
66 Malcolm Brown LAR 3900 ARI@LAR 10/22/2017 01:00PM ET 3.44
67 Alfred Morris DAL 5400 DAL@SF 10/22/2017 04:05PM ET 2.175
68 Damien Williams MIA 3700 NYJ@MIA 10/22/2017 01:00PM ET 2.26
69 Kenjon Barner PHI 3600 WAS@PHI 10/23/2017 08:30PM ET 1.633
70 Charles Sims TB 3500 TB@BUF 10/22/2017 01:00PM ET 4.84
71 Kerwynn Williams ARI 3200 ARI@LAR 10/22/2017 01:00PM ET 2.3
72 Austin Ekeler LAC 3500 DEN@LAC 10/22/2017 04:25PM ET 4.483
73 Benny Cunningham CHI 3000 CAR@CHI 10/22/2017 01:00PM ET 4.12
74 Jeremy Hill CIN 3400 CIN@PIT 10/22/2017 04:25PM ET 3.08
75 Rod Smith DAL 3300 DAL@SF 10/22/2017 04:05PM ET 0.72
76 J.D. McKissic SEA 3300 SEA@NYG 10/22/2017 04:25PM ET 13.05
77 Paul Perkins NYG 3300 SEA@NYG 10/22/2017 04:25PM ET 4.15 OUT
78 Terrance West BAL 3900 BAL@MIN 10/22/2017 01:00PM ET 5.82 OUT
79 Kareem Hunt KC 8800 KC@OAK 10/19/2017 08:25PM ET 26.083 (ALREADY PLAYED) No Carr West this week so he’ll get more passing down work.
80 Marshawn Lynch OAK 4600 KC@OAK 10/19/2017 08:25PM ET 7.583 (ALREADY PLAYED) Looked a bit better last week.
81 Jalen Richard OAK 3900 KC@OAK 10/19/2017 08:25PM ET 6.25 (ALREADY PLAYED)
82 DeAndre Washington OAK 3700 KC@OAK 10/19/2017 08:25PM ET 3.94 (ALREADY PLAYED)
83 Akeem Hunt KC 3000 KC@OAK 10/19/2017 08:25PM ET 0.06 (ALREADY PLAYED)