Is it wise to have one of the few teams with nothing to play for at the top of the rankings this week? The Texans are pretty much locked into their playoff position, so how much they will play their running back this week remains to be seen against the division rival Titans. Am I crazy to have a Buffalo Bill at the second ranked guy of the week? I would also like to take this time to apologize to Maurice Jones-Drew for doubting him all season long. Despite not having another credible player on the offensive side of the ball, MJD has put up an amazing season and I was dead wrong on him this year. Can Marshawn Lynch do it one more time? Can Toby Gerhart fill in for AP like he has most of the second half of the season? What should you expect from Chris Johnson in the last week of his worst season to date? This is all she wrote this week and why it is most important to read the running back rankings.
The man in the Windy City is back at the top of the rankings for the first time in a few weeks, as Forte is having a magical season, but what about this guy in the picture? Our colleague at Sirius/XM Fantasy Sports Radio had himself a hell of a game in Week 10 against the Colts, and now the question for the Magic 8 Ball Rankings are, can he do it again? More questions for the Magic 8 Ball are: Will Felix Jones ever touch the ball again for the Cowboys? (he shouldn't), Is the magic of the Buffalo Bills season and that of Fred Jackson wearing off? (not for Fred Jackson, but yes for the Bills), Is Chris Johnson officially back? (too cloudy to tell yet), and does Tiffany want to go to the dance with me on Friday? (signs pointing to no!) Damn it! Stupid 8 ball. Well, you can still get some good news about your roster from the Week 11 running back rankings.
Ray Rice comes off of the bye and goes right to the top of the running back rankings as the Ravens have been absolutely rushing through the NFL and the Texans' defense hasn't been exactly stellar. As far as the rest of the league is concerned, we also have to realize that Fred Jackson is going to be a top ranked running back for most of the football season, as well as Ryan Torain being a top flight start for Week 6. I have also gained more respect for Maurice Jones-Drew than I had before the season started, as well as Jonathan Stewart. How will the absences of Brandon Jacobs, Joseph Addai and LaGarrette Blount effect your fantasy team? Running back starters are always hard to figure out while the bye weeks are in full effect so now more than ever you need to check out the Week 6 rankings.
He might be questionable on the injury report, but I think that Beanie Wells will not only play, but put up big numbers in Week 5. These rankings might look a little thinner than they have in previous weeks, but with the start of the byes, your depth just became a lot more important. Will this be the week that Chris Johnson gets it going? Will Arian Foster duplicate last week's performance and put a stranglehold on the job in Houston? Can Fred Jackson's magical season continue? Who carries the load in Denver this week? Be sure to check out this week's running back rankings before submitting your lineups.