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Week 10 Running Back Rankings

Some fantasy owners are making a push for the playoffs now, and may have some decisions to make at running back this week. Armando is providing his running back rankings to help make that choice easier.

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Armando Marsal

Fantasy Writer

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As per usual, you'll find many familiar running backs in the top 10. However, just like every other week, a new running back always sneaks in. This week was no different, as both Jeremy Hill and Ronnie Hillman are RB1's. Hill started in Week 9 for the injured Giovanni Bernard, and had a monster game. He rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns. Bernard could sit out in Week 10 as well, so Hill could be in line for another heavy workload. The Bengals take on the Browns who are allowing 18.4 fantasy points per game to opposing backs. Ronnie Hillman and the Broncos head to the west coast and are hoping to bounce back from a brutal beating they took at Foxboro last week. Despite a poor team effort, Hillman scored two touchdowns in that game. He's had a tremendous four game stretch and should be looking forward to this matchup against the second worst run defense. The Raiders are allowing 22.1 fantasy points per game and have allowed at least one rushing touchdown in all but one game.

Bobby Rainey is sitting at 17th in the rankings. He's not someone you may be used to seeing this high in the rankings, but he's expected to get the start for the Bucs this week, and if he does start, this is a dream matchup. Despite being on a bye in Week 9, the Falcons have still allowed the most rushing touchdowns to opposing backs this season (12). They are allowing 25 fantasy points per game. There's a possibility that the Bucs turn to Charles Sims this week, and if that's the case, Rainey's value definitely drops. However, at this time, Rainey is expected to be the starter and deserves a spot in the top twenty. Steven Jackson also cracks the top 20 as he faces the Bucs this week. When these two teams met earlier this season, Jackson rushed for 54 yards and scored a touchdown. Similar numbers can be expected this week, as the Bucs haven't improved much since then. Denard Robinson is sitting at 11th this week as he takes on the Cowboys who have allowed over 100 rushing yards and one touchdown in each of their last two games. Robinson has rushed for 94 or more yards in the last three games and has found the end zone twice. He's proven that he can be counted on as the team's workhorse and should continue to run efficiently this week.

Outside of the top twenty we have Andre Williams. He has been starting for the Injured Rashad Jennings the last three weeks and is expected to start once again this week. Williams is coming off of an unimpressive performance against the Colts. He rushed for 22 yards on 12 carries and scored a touchdown. Granted, the Giants fell behind early in the game and had to abandon the run, but who's to say that doesn't happen again this week in Seattle? Not to mention, the Seahawks have only allowed one 100 yard rushing game this season and that was by DeMarco Murray in Week 6. He'll be really touchdown dependent for fantasy owners.

 

Running Backs

1

Marshawn Lynch SEA  (vs. NYG)

2

DeMarco Murray DAL  (@JAC)

3

Matt Forte CHI (@GB)

4

LeSean McCoy PHI  (vs. CAR)

5

Jamaal Charles KC  (@BUF)

6

Jeremy Hill CIN  (vs. CLE)

7

Andre Ellington ARI  (vs. STL)

8

Eddie Lacy GB (vs. CHI)

9

Ronnie Hillman DEN  (@OAK)

10

Le'Veon Bell PIT  (@NYJ)

11

Denard Robinson JAC  (vs. DAL)

12

Mark Ingram NO (vs. SF)

13

Justin Forsett BAL  (vs. TEN)

14

Steven Jackson ATL (@TB)

15

Joique Bell DET (vs. MIA)

16

Bobby Rainey TB  (vs. ATL)

17

Lamar Miller MIA  (@DET)

18

Reggie Bush DET  (vs. MIA)

19

Terrance West CLE  (@CIN)

20

Frank Gore SF  (@NO)

21

Chris Ivory NYJ  (vs. PIT)

22

Andre Williams NYG  (@SEA)

23

Darren McFadden OAK  (vs. DEN)

24

Bishop Sankey TEN (@BAL)

25

Charles Sims TB  (vs. ATL)

26

Jonathan Stewart CAR (@PHI)

27

Chris Johnson NYJ  (vs. PIT)

28

Ben Tate CLE  (@CIN)

29

Juwan Thompson DEN  (@OAK)

30

Lorenzo Taliaferro BAL  (vs. TEN)

31

Bryce Brown BUF (vs. KC)

32

Anthony Dixon BUF (vs. KC)

33

Travaris Cadet NO (vs. SF)

34

Devonta Freeman ATL (@TB)

35

Tre Mason STL  (@ARI)

36

Benny Cunningham STL  (@ARI)

37

Chris Polk PHI  (vs. CAR)

38

Darren Sproles PHI  (vs. CAR)

39

LeGarrette Blount PIT  (@NYJ)

40

DeAngelo Williams CAR (@PHI)

41

Robert Turbin SEA  (vs. NYG)

42

Marion Grice ARI  (vs. STL)

43

James Starks GB (vs. CHI)

44

Carlos Hyde SF  (@NO)

45

Toby Gerhart JAC  (vs. DAL)

46

Theo Riddick DET (vs. MIA)

47

Knile Davis KC (@BUF)

48

Cedric Peerman CIN  (vs. CLE)

49

Dexter McCluster TEN (@BAL)

50

Marcel Reece OAK  (vs. DEN)