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Fantasy Football Rankings: Running backs in Week 5

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Big names came up big last week and it helped move them up the list.

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We have now reached the first week of bye weeks. We will have to deal without Devonta Freeman, C.J. Anderson, Mark Ingram and others. We also have to do without Chris Carson and Dalvin Cook. Also, Le'Veon Bell has finally shown us what we have been waiting for. Here are the Running Back rankings for Week 5:

Running Back Rankings

Rank Name Opponent Change
Rank Name Opponent Change
1 Kareem Hunt at Houston -
2 Le'Veon Bell vs. Jacksonville ↑ 3
3 Todd Gurley vs. Seattle ↑ 8
4 Ezekiel Elliott vs. Green Bay ↓2
5 Leonard Fournette at Pittsburgh ↑ 5
5 LeSean McCoy at Buffalo ↓1
7 Carlos Hyde at Indianapolis ↑ 7
8 Melvin Gordon at NY Giants -
9 Jay Ajayi vs. Tennessee -
10 DeMarco Murray at Miami ↑ 10
11 Tarik Cohen vs. Minnesota ↑ 2
12 Christian McCaffrey at Detroit ↑ 7
13 Doug Martin vs. New England NA
14 Isaiah Crowell vs. NY Jets ↑ 4
15 Ameer Abdullah vs. Carolina ↑ 18
16 Alex Collins at Oakland NA
17 Derrick Henry at Miami ↑ 5
18 Marshawn Lynch vs. Baltimore ↓2
19 Joe Mixon vs. Buffalo ↑ 4
20 Wendell Smallwood vs. Arizona ↑ 4
21 LeGarrette Blount vs. Arizona ↑ 16
22 Lamar Miller vs. Kansas City ↑ 3
23 Latavius Murray at Chicago ↑ 24
24 Aaron Jones at Dallas NA
25 Jordan Howard vs. Minnesota ↑ 1
26 Eddie Lacy at LA Rams NA
27 Giovanni Bernard vs. Buffalo ↑ 11
28 J.D. McKissic at LA Rams NA
29 Terrance West at Oakland ↓2
30 Shane Vereen vs. LA Chargers ↓2
31 Bilal Powell at Cleveland ↑ 4
32 Mike Gillislee at Tampa Bay ↓3
33 Wayne Gallman vs LA Chargers NA
34 James White vs. Tampa Bay ↑ 2
35 Paul Perkins vs. LA Chargers ↓4
36 Jacquizz Rodgers vs. New England ↓2
38 Frank Gore vs. San Francisco ↑ 2
39 Jonathan Stewart at Detroit ↑ 2
40 Chris Johnson at Philadelphia ↑ 2
41 Theo Riddick vs Carolina ↑ 2
42 Duke Johnson, Jr. vs NY Jets ↑ 2
43 CJ Prosise at LA Rams ↑ 3
44 Jeremy Hill vs. NY Jets ↑ 4
45 Deandre Washington vs. Baltimore ↑ 4
46 Mike Tolbert at Cincinnati ↑ 4
47 Kerwynn Williams at Philadelphia ↑ 4
48 Matt Forte at Cleveland ↑ 4
49 Jamaal Williams at Dallas ↑ 5
50 Jerick McKinnon at Chicago NA