If you have DeMarco Murray, Le'Veon Bell, David Johnson, Ezekiel Elliott, or LeSean McCoy, you're sitting pretty right now. While the running back position suffered some setbacks through the first few weeks, roles are being cemented and the bankable starters are starting to show. Let's see what we've got in Week 6.
|He's carved up the Chiefs and Jets run defenses since returning and now gets the measly Dolphins. Huge day incoming.
|The Niners have coughed up four 100-yard rushers in consecutive weeks and five rushing touchdowns over that span, while Shady looks rejuvenated.
|He'll be a top five option regardless of the matchup most weeks, but has a great matchup this week anyway.
|It's coming, guys. Trust me, it really is! Last week's matchup was always going to be rough and the whole offense was out of sync. Coming off a nine-touch game, Miller will be fresh and ready to explode against a putrid Colts run defense.
|Can't knock him down too much because of his usage and efficiency, but if there was ever a week where he'll struggle this might be it.
|The Lions have bled running back production over the last three weeks. Gurley is in a great spot to have a big game.
|Fresh off a bye week, Seattle's new bell cow gets a pedestrian Falcons defense that has given up the fifth most fantasy points to running backs.
|Mathews operated as the lead back coming off the bye week and gets another great matchup against the worst yards per carry run defense in the league.
|The Packers run defense is on a historic pace of limiting opposing ballcarriers, but Zeke and the Dallas offensive line will be an unforeseen test.
|While the Bills have actually been good at not allowing a lot of yards per carry, they've coughed up six rushing touchdowns through five weeks. Hyde is a good bet for a score.
|Howard is operating as the every-down back and doing damage. He should continue his success against a middle-of-the-pack Jags defense.
|Carolina was just torn apart by Jacquizz Rodgers. Ingram's last two games before the bye week combined for 40 points. Lock him in.
|ASSUMING HE'S HEALTHY, Lacy should have a good game against a non-imposing Cowboys run defense. Lacy has look fantastic. The touchdowns are coming.
|It'll be interesting to see how much they use him, but Charles has said he's 100%. If so, he couldn't come back to a more inviting matchup.
|If it doesn't happen this week for Anderson, Devontae Booker might end up the starter sooner than later. But give him a chance to right the ship in a good matchup.
|With no one to threaten him, Riddick is getting all he can handle. He has a safe receiving floor that is being compounded by about 10 weekly carries.
|Jeremy Hill has clearly been banged up and Gio took the opportunity to get himself going last week. The Bengals might be throwing a lot in this game, setting up for a more-than-solid Gio game.
|The Titans run defense has softened a bit over the past three weeks, making this a get-right game for Crowell after a down week.
|I don't feel comfortable ranking him here, but he's still the lead back. His pass-game role and overall usage is dwindling, though.
|I think the Falcons will try to attack Seattle through the air with Coleman, and he's shown to be dynamic in that regard.
|Looked a lot better than Ivory in London and should get more of the work in this one.
|Denver actually hasn't been great against the run, but Gordon hasn't been great at running either. He keeps scoring and getting volume, which is keeping his value afloat, but this is probably the week he comes crashing down to Earth.
|The Falcons feature both their running backs so much that they are every-week RB2's regardless of the matchup.
|The Bengals run defense has been inconsistent and Blount is as good a bet as any to score each week.
|Should find success against the Texans run defense, but is an uninspiring RB2. Doesn't have much of a ceiling, but has a nice floor.
|Lat will probably be back and none of his backups made much of a claim for his starting job. He'll lead the committee in a non-imposing matchup.
|The Giants run defense has been a bit Jekyll and Hyde-ish. Look for the new Ravens offensive coordinator to commit more to the run game than fired Marc Trestman.
|Don't expect two touchdowns again, but he'll be the starter if Jonathan Stewart is out again. He's very game-script dependent, though, so if they fall behind early it could could be an ugly outing for CAP.
|Has looked better than Forte over the past few weeks and the coaching staff is giving him more opportunities because of it. Solid PPR Flex option.
|Should be back this week, but will the Dolphins keep a committee going? Best bet for production regardless.
|I'll admit I'm not sure how to project what KC will do in the backfield with Charles back, but I assume Ware will take a backseat and alternate for a few series throughout the game.
|Has been great in the Shane Vereen role and will be the best way to get backfield production in a brutal matchup.
|His role will continue to grow with Tom Brady back, although it might be hard to project on a week-to-week basis.
|He's banged up and this game could get out of hand and force the Bengals to pass often. Not much to like about him this week.
|Handling a lot of snaps, but it's hard to predict which games he'll be used more often and more efficiently.
|His snap count has risen each week. It's only a matter of time before him and Anderson are in a 50-50 split.
|Has looked so good, but just isn't getting enough work behind Murray to warrant fantasy relevance.
|He's so hit-or-miss and gets a brutal matchup. Keep him on your bench for this one.
|Not sure what to make of Johnson's usage last week. The offense was a disaster when Cody Kessler went down (and before that), and that could be the case again this week.
|He's a good pass-catching back, but CAP is still out-snapping and out-touching him. If the game gets out of hand early, he'll be in line for a solid fantasy day.
|What do we make of him? He might now be fully healthy from an early season illness, but he also has 20 carries for just 43 yards this year.
|He's easily the Giants' most talented back, but isn't quite getting enough opportunities to make him a flex option.
|He's a pass-game specialist that just doesn't have much of a ceiling.
|Has proven to be superior in the pass-game than DeAndre Washington, giving him more PPR appeal.
|Denver is very susceptible to pass-catching backs. McCluster should be used often in this one.
|Actually has two touchdowns on the year as Shady's backup. He gets some plays throughout games and can catch passes.
|A shifty pass-catcher, Ferguson has been getting a decent amount of snaps lately.
|Continues to look good, but also continues to get low touch totals behind Zeke.
|Didn't show well at all in Lat's absence. Will go back to getting 8-10 touches per game.
|Should be more involved with his first game under his belt. Still West's show to run, but Dixon will be used in the pass-game.