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Fantasy football rankings: Running backs in Week 8

Terrible week for bye weeks at the running back position

Cincinnati Bengals v Pittsburgh Steelers Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

Week Eight has the potential for terrible harm to your fantasy football roster. Todd Gurley, DeMarco Murray, and Leonard Fournette lead the list of running backs taking the week off. On the lower end you are also without Aaron Jones, Derrick Henry, Orleans Darkwa and Adrian Peterson. Hopefully you planned well to handle this week.

In a fun point, Le'Veon Bell finally passed Kareem Hunt for the overall RB1 position. More of a match up play than pure talent, but two great options. Going to rank Elliott, but remember, he has a losing case and will almost certainly get suspended at some point. Here are the rankings for your Week 8 RBs:

Running Back Rankings

Rank Name Opponent Change
Rank Name Opponent Change
1 Le'Veon Bell at Detroit ↑ 3
2 Kareem Hunt vs Denver ↓1
3 Ezekiel Elliott at Washington -
4 LeSean McCoy vs Oakland ↑ 2
5 Devonta Freeman at NY Jets -
6 Melvin Gordon at New England ↑ 12
7 Mark Ingram vs Chicago ↑ 5
8 Carlos Hyde at Philadelphia -
9 Jordan Howard at New Orleans ↑ 5
10 C.J Anderson at Kansas City ↓1
11 Christian McCaffrey at Tampa Bay -
12 Ameer Abdullah vs Pittsburgh -
13 Lamar Miller at Seattle -
14 Doug Martin vs Carolina ↓1
15 Jay Ajayi at Baltimore ↑ 1
16 Alvin Kamara vs Chicago ↑ 8
17 Tarik Cohen at New Orleans ↑ 2
18 Latavius Murray vs Baltimore ↑ 26
19 Chris Thompson vs Dallas ↑ 8
20 Joe Mixon vs Indianapolis ↑ 10
21 LeGarrette Blount vs Philadelphia ↑ 4
22 Isaiah Crowell vs Minnesota ↓1
23 Bilal Powell vs Atlanta ↑ 13
24 Alex Collins vs Miami ↓2
25 Tevin Coleman at NY Jets ↓4
26 Jerick McKinnon at Cleveland ↑ 5
27 Giovani Bernard vs Indianapolis ↑ 5
28 D'Onta Foreman at Seattle -
29 Mike Gillislee vs LA Chargers ↑ 4
30 Wendell Smallwood vs San Francisco ↑ 5
31 Duke Johnson, Jr. vs Minnesota ↑ 8
32 Theo Riddick vs Pittsburgh -
33 Javorius Allen vs Miami -
34 Marshawn Lynch at Buffalo ↓8
35 Frank Gore at Cincinnati ↑ 5
36 Eddie Lacy vs Houston ↓18
37 Marlon Moore at Cincinnati -
38 Terrance West vs Miami ↓1
39 James White vs LA Chargers ↓1
40 Jonathan Stewart at Tampa Bay ↑ 7
41 Matt Breida at Philadelphia -
42 Robert Turbin vs Oakland ↑ 1
43 Alfred Morris at Washington ↓28
44 J.D. McKissic vs Houston ↑ 1
45 Samaje Perine vs Dallas ↑ 1
46 Jamaal Charles at Kansas City ↑ 2
47 Jacquizz Rodgers vs Carolina ↑ 3
48 Jeremy Hill vs Indianapolis ↑ 3
49 Deandre Washington at Buffalo ↑ 3
50 Matt Forte vs Atlanta ↑ 3