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Running Back Rankings Week 9

Running Back Rankings Week 9

A look at the Week 9 RBs with DK pricing (updated Saturday)
By: Pete Davidson : November 02, 2017 5:17pm

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Welcome to the Week 9 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 rough out there, folks. I was about to post this article about 20 minutes ago and was hit with the Deshaun Watson (acl/out for the year) news. Sigh.

I’ve downgraded Lamar Miller a tick, but his volume should be safe as they now need to run to set up whatever they can set up for Tom Savage.

The position is light overall this week—with a pretty solid cliff in the early 20s. Not many teams will be fielding deep fantasy backfields this week.

These rankings will be updated on Saturday.

Bye losses:

  • Patriots
  • Steelers
  • Chargers
  • Vikings
  • Bears
  • Browns

These rankings are based on .5 PPR scoring. 

Rank PLAYER TEAM Cost Matchup PPG THE SKINNY
1 Ezekiel Elliott DAL 9000 KC@DAL 11/05/2017 04:25PM ET 24 From unranked to number one. Zeke’s running well and this is a great matchup for him. Worth the 9K on DK.
2 Kareem Hunt KC 8600 KC@DAL 11/05/2017 04:25PM ET 22.75 Oh yes, I like this matchup.
3 Todd Gurley II LAR 8100 LAR@NYG 11/05/2017 01:00PM ET 25.286 A good play against a team that is seemingly revolting against their coach. Jenkins is the latest Giants DB to go off the reservation.
4 Leonard Fournette JAX 8400 CIN@JAX 11/05/2017 01:00PM ET 23.2 Should return this week and should give you solid numbers.
5 Mark Ingram NO 7600 TB@NO 11/05/2017 01:00PM ET 17.486 He’s had fumble issues the last two seasons. I’m not worried about his this week, but Kamara could get a long look if Ingram coughs it up any more.
6 Devonta Freeman ATL 6600 ATL@CAR 11/05/2017 01:00PM ET 15.214 Shoulder is a mild concern but it sounds like he’s good to go.
7 Doug Martin TB 5800 TB@NO 11/05/2017 01:00PM ET 12.275 Should get volume in this game for sure.
8 Aaron Jones GB 6000 DET@GB 11/06/2017 08:30PM ET 10.883 Running against a beat up interior defense. And they are going to run more without Rodgers.
9 Adrian Peterson ARI 5600 ARI@SF 11/05/2017 04:05PM ET 7.2 Volume looks like a good bet here. He can still get it done if he has a hole. What he lacks is the second move. He can’t just go out and shred at this stage.
10 Lamar Miller HOU 6200 IND@HOU 11/05/2017 01:00PM ET 14.857 No more Watson, but it’s still a very solid matchup for him. Has a sore knee, so keep tabs on his status.
11 Alvin Kamara NO 6300 TB@NO 11/05/2017 01:00PM ET 14.286 Only 11 touches last week so less of a lock than he’s being sold as. That said, he’s been damn good and Ingram had a multiple fumble game in Week 8. This is a sweet home matchup.
12 DeMarco Murray TEN 5400 BAL@TEN 11/05/2017 01:00PM ET 11.214 Healthy now coming off the bye.
13 Chris Thompson WAS 6100 WAS@SEA 11/05/2017 04:05PM ET 18.9 Very tough matchup.
14 Christian McCaffrey CAR 6500 ATL@CAR 11/05/2017 01:00PM ET 14.063 Targets should be even more plentiful with Benjamin gone. He should also see more reps outside, but we’ll have to see how that plays out. He the best receiver on the team if they just let him loose downfield. He should be getting more carries too. Gets a small bump in full PPR.
15 Carlos Hyde SF 5200 ARI@SF 11/05/2017 04:05PM ET 15.213 Carries are down on the whole but receptions are up so still a viable RB2.
16 Joe Mixon CIN 5100 CIN@JAX 11/05/2017 01:00PM ET 9.457 Tough matchup, but he appears to be the guy now. He had a 35 to 7 snap edge over Hill last week.
17 Alex Collins BAL 4600 BAL@TEN 11/05/2017 01:00PM ET 7.686 Should get volume but this is a tougher matchup compared to last week’s tilt with the listless Dolphins.
18 C.J. Anderson DEN 4800 DEN@PHI 11/05/2017 01:00PM ET 11.857 He’s running well but they are using three backs now and game flow went away from him in Week 8.
19 Ameer Abdullah DET 3900 DET@GB 11/06/2017 08:30PM ET 9.114 Could be a steal this week if you have the guts to play him.
20 Kenyan Drake MIA 4000 OAK@MIA 11/05/2017 08:30PM ET 0.886 I’m on this guy because he’s talented and he’s starting. I’m surprised more people aren’t seeing this one. Sure, he could flop, but the upside is real in Gase’s offense. He just moved Ajayi so he must have some degree of belief in his current backs and Drake’s the guy getting first shot.
21 Tevin Coleman ATL 4700 ATL@CAR 11/05/2017 01:00PM ET 10.886 Healthier than Freeman so a viable RB2 in a light week.
22 Marshawn Lynch OAK 4000 OAK@MIA 11/05/2017 08:30PM ET 6.629 So glad I faded this guy in my seasonal drafts. He SHOULD start this week but who knows. Has to deal with Suh on his trademark inside runs.
23 Frank Gore IND 3900 IND@HOU 11/05/2017 01:00PM ET 9.788 Still getting half the action.
24 Orleans Darkwa NYG 3800 LAR@NYG 11/05/2017 01:00PM ET 8.1 Should get plenty of touches but Vereen is the passing down guy and Gallman is a factor too.
25 Marlon Mack IND 4100 IND@HOU 11/05/2017 01:00PM ET 9.55 14 touches last week so the trend is promising and Gore is obviously not the future. This team no longer cares much about winning. Development is now more important. Mack’s role could continue to grow.
26 Jonathan Stewart CAR 3500 ATL@CAR 11/05/2017 01:00PM ET 6.788 Finally scored last week but still getting fewer snaps than McCaffrey.
27 LeGarrette Blount PHI 4200 DEN@PHI 11/05/2017 01:00PM ET 9.525 Tough to figure what his role is now.
28 Eddie Lacy SEA 3200 WAS@SEA 11/05/2017 04:05PM ET 2.92
29 Damien Williams MIA 3700 OAK@MIA 11/05/2017 08:30PM ET 2.314
30 Rob Kelley WAS 3700 WAS@SEA 11/05/2017 04:05PM ET 5.2
31 Jay Ajayi PHI 5700 DEN@PHI 11/05/2017 01:00PM ET 10.314 Risky as ____. They say they have a few special packages for him. With Blount running well, I’m think they ease him in.
32 Javorius Allen BAL 4300 BAL@TEN 11/05/2017 01:00PM ET 11.763 Split snaps with Collins last week and was involved near the stripe. Role will shrink soon, when Woodhead returns.
33 DeAndre Washington OAK 4200 OAK@MIA 11/05/2017 08:30PM ET 7.786
34 Ty Montgomery GB 4500 DET@GB 11/06/2017 08:30PM ET 11.783
35 Jamaal Charles DEN 4100 DEN@PHI 11/05/2017 01:00PM ET 5.9
36 Jalen Richard OAK 3900 OAK@MIA 11/05/2017 08:30PM ET 7.338
37 Matt Breida SF 4200 ARI@SF 11/05/2017 04:05PM ET 5.825
38 Derrick Henry TEN 5000 BAL@TEN 11/05/2017 01:00PM ET 7.943
39 Theo Riddick DET 3900 DET@GB 11/06/2017 08:30PM ET 8.2
40 Devontae Booker DEN 3500 DEN@PHI 11/05/2017 01:00PM ET 8.4
41 Giovani Bernard CIN 3300 CIN@JAX 11/05/2017 01:00PM ET 7.1
42 Wayne Gallman NYG 3400 LAR@NYG 11/05/2017 01:00PM ET 9.075
43 Shane Vereen NYG 3200 LAR@NYG 11/05/2017 01:00PM ET 6.129
44 Andre Ellington ARI 3900 ARI@SF 11/05/2017 04:05PM ET 9.767
45 Chris Ivory JAX 4400 CIN@JAX 11/05/2017 01:00PM ET 8.886
46 Charcandrick West KC 4400 KC@DAL 11/05/2017 04:25PM ET 5.7
47 T.J. Yeldon JAX 4500 CIN@JAX 11/05/2017 01:00PM ET 24.7
48 Jacquizz Rodgers TB 4000 TB@NO 11/05/2017 01:00PM ET 4.843
49 D'Onta Foreman HOU 4000 IND@HOU 11/05/2017 01:00PM ET 4.214
50 Wendell Smallwood PHI 3900 DEN@PHI 11/05/2017 01:00PM ET 6.367
51 Alfred Blue HOU 3700 IND@HOU 11/05/2017 01:00PM ET 0.825
52 C.J. Prosise SEA 3700 WAS@SEA 11/05/2017 04:05PM ET 4.175
53 Malcolm Brown LAR 3900 LAR@NYG 11/05/2017 01:00PM ET 3.95
54 Samaje Perine WAS 3600 WAS@SEA 11/05/2017 04:05PM ET 4.229
55 Corey Grant JAX 3300 CIN@JAX 11/05/2017 01:00PM ET 2.514
56 Zach Zenner DET 3600 DET@GB 11/06/2017 08:30PM ET 1.9
57 Charles Sims TB 3400 TB@NO 11/05/2017 01:00PM ET 3.957
58 Thomas Rawls SEA 3300 WAS@SEA 11/05/2017 04:05PM ET 2.2
59 Terrance West BAL 3700 BAL@TEN 11/05/2017 01:00PM ET 5.82
60 Paul Perkins NYG 3200 LAR@NYG 11/05/2017 01:00PM ET 4.15 No word on his health or even if he’ll play when healthy.
61 Jamaal Williams GB 4000 DET@GB 11/06/2017 08:30PM ET 0.857
62 J.D. McKissic SEA 3200 WAS@SEA 11/05/2017 04:05PM ET 8.4
63 Jeremy Hill CIN 3100 CIN@JAX 11/05/2017 01:00PM ET 2.457
64 Fozzy Whittaker CAR 3000 ATL@CAR 11/05/2017 01:00PM ET 2.233
65 Cameron Artis-Payne CAR 3000 ATL@CAR 11/05/2017 01:00PM ET 0.4
66 Alfred Morris DAL 5500 KC@DAL 11/05/2017 04:25PM ET 2.067 Should be a very solid RB2 this week but Rod Smith is a real concern. Obviously there are no long term values to be had in Dallas. It’s a six week gig no matter who proves to be most valuable.
67 Darren McFadden DAL 5500 KC@DAL 11/05/2017 04:25PM ET 0 Should have a role in passing situations but we’ll see. This week’s game will obviously be telling.
68 Rod Smith DAL 3200 KC@DAL 11/05/2017 04:25PM ET 1.6
69 LeSean McCoy BUF 8700 BUF@NYJ 11/02/2017 08:25PM ET 19.614 (ALREADY PLAYED) The Jets are decent vs. the run but he’ll attack them in multiple ways. He’s gonna do just fine.
70 Bilal Powell NYJ 4600 BUF@NYJ 11/02/2017 08:25PM ET 11.229 (ALREADY PLAYED) Forte has a sore knee so I favor Powell this week … if you need to play a Jets RB.
71 Matt Forte NYJ 4100 BUF@NYJ 11/02/2017 08:25PM ET 10.45 (ALREADY PLAYED) A little banged up with a sore knee so keep tabs on his Week 9 status.
72 Mike Tolbert BUF 3900 BUF@NYJ 11/02/2017 08:25PM ET 4.843 (ALREADY PLAYED)
73 Elijah McGuire NYJ 3800 BUF@NYJ 11/02/2017 08:25PM ET 4.525 (ALREADY PLAYED)