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Fantasy football rankings: Running backs in Week 7

While the top running backs remain the same, Adrian Peterson found his way into the top 20.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Arizona Cardinals Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Only two teams on bye this week. Lamar Miller and Ameer Abdullah sitting this week, but everyone else back. I did not rank Ezekiel Elliott this week. It seemed like perhaps the most obvious thing ever to see Elliott's injunction overturned. The CBA very clearly states that the laws of New York will government the CBA. As such, this fight is heading to New York now. Sure, the Southern District of New York might issue a similar injunction before the weekend. If so, Elliott would fall in between Le'Veon Bell and Devonta Freeman.

Several of these names hurt you last week. Kareem Hunt and Todd Gurley did not put up the numbers we have come to expect. Do not let that bother you. The names at the top of the list will stay there. The match ups do not change the top couple names. Orleans Darkwa and Adrian Peterson showed something that moved them up the list this week.

Running Back Rankings

Rank Name Opponent Change
Rank Name Opponent Change
1 Kareem Hunt at Oakland -
2 Todd Gurley vs Arizona -
3 Leonard Fournette at Indianapolis -
4 Le'Veon Bell vs Cincinnati ↑ 1
5 Devonta Freeman at New England ↓1
6 LeSean McCoy vs Tampa Bay bye
7 Melvin Gordon vs Denver ↓1
8 Carlos Hyde vs Dallas -
9 C.J Anderson at LA Chargers ↓2
10 DeMarco Murray at Cleveland ↓1
11 Christian McCaffrey at Chicago ↓1
12 Mark Ingram at Green Bay ↑ 2
13 Doug Martin at Buffalo -
14 Jordan Howard vs Carolina ↑ 12
15 Alfred Morris at San Francisco bye
16 Jay Ajayi vs. NY Jets ↓5
17 Ty Montgomery vs. New Orleans ↑ 3
18 Eddie Lacy at NY Giants bye
19 Tarik Cohen vs Carolina ↓4
20 Adrian Peterson at LA Rams ↑ 21
21 Isaiah Crowell vs Tennessee ↓5
22 Alex Collins at Minnesota ↓5
23 Derrick Henry at Cleveland ↓2
24 Alvin Kamara at Green Bay ↓6
25 LeGarrette Blount vs Washington ↓3
26 Marshawn Lynch vs Kansas City ↓7
27 Chris Thompson at Philadelphia -
28 Orleans Darkwa vs Seattle ↑ 5
29 Tevin Coleman vs Carolina ↓1
30 Joe Mixon at Pittsburgh bye
31 Jerick McKinnon vs Baltimore ↑ 9
32 Giovani Bernard at Pittsburgh bye
33 Mike Gillislee vs Atlanta ↓4
34 Shane Vereen vs Seattle ↓4
35 Wendell Smallwood vs Washington ↓11
36 Bilal Powell at Miami ↓5
37 Terrance West at Minnesota ↓5
38 James White vs Atlanta ↓4
39 Duke Johnson, Jr. vs Tennessee ↓3
40 Frank Gore vs Jacksonville ↓3
41 Robert Turbin vs Tampa Bay bye
43 Aaron Jones vs New Orleans ↑ 3
44 Latavius Murray vs Baltimore ↓19
45 J.D. McKissic at NY Giants bye
46 Samaje Perine vs Philadelphia ↓8
47 Jonathan Stewart at Chicago ↓8
48 Jamaal Charles at LA Chargers ↓6
49 Wayne Gallman vs Seattle ↓6
50 Jacquizz Rodgers at Buffalo ↓6
51 Jeremy Hill at Pittsburgh bye
52 Deandre Washington vs Kansas City ↓5
53 Matt Forte at Miami ↓5
54 Jamaal Williams at LA Chargers ↓4