The cream of the crop is rising in fantasy football running backs, and I have to say that we didn't expect some of these guys to be here. You might find it surprising to see a guy playing the New York Jets to be at the top of the rankings, but Fred Jackson has been among the elite this season at the position, and the Jets have given up far more yards on the ground than we ever anticipated. Frank Gore looks like he has turned back the clock as the surprising 49ers continue to dominate their schedule, although I am not 100% sure that this will last the rest of the season. Will he run against the Redskins? Can Matt Forte continue his dominating season? How will Ray Rice follow up his three touchdown performance? Check out all of the answers in the Week 9 running back rankings.
Who was that running back for Houston last week who looked like Arian Foster? Oh wait, it was ARIAN FOSTER! He looked like the guy lots of you drafted as the number one overall pick as the offensive line was just opening up gaping holes for both Foster and Tate to run through. This season's biggest surprise, Fred Jackson, will be back on the field, and should have another great game against the Redskins. The biggest performer of Week 7, DeMarco Murray, finds his way into the top dozen. Who will run the ball for the suspended Cedric Benson this week? Has Montario Hardesty completely taken over in Cleveland? With Willis McGahee out how high can Knowshon Moreno go? All of that and stay tuned to Fantasy Alarm for upcoming pictures of my big Twitter bet win in which Steven Jackson outperformed Jackie Battle. Looking forward to the pics Allen Sarvinas! And of course, don't forget the Week 8 rankings.
Even though this is the year of the passing offense, running backs continue to be all the rage in fantasy football, and mostly it is because of the durability issue (hello Jahvid Best!), and the fact that you need depth at this position more than so at any other. Injuries are always a factor at running back, and while most situations are pretty healthy, it is always a risky time during the bye weeks. Put that together with messes in Houston, Washington, Cleveland, Green Bay, New Orleans, and Indianapolis, and you have quite the problem in Week 7, especially if you own someone like LeSean McCoy, Ahmad Bradshaw, or Frank Gore who aren't playing this week. Who should YOU be playing this week in your running back spots? What can you expect from Montario Hardesty, Maurice Morris, and Jackie Battle? Will Mark Ingram have his best game against the Colts like every other running back has this season? Can Earnest Graham do it again this week? Find out below in the Week 7 Running Back rankings!