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.
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!
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.
The ever changing world of NFL running backs continues to run wild as we hit the quarter pole of the 2011 NFL season. The biggest story from last week was the emergence of the Dolphins' Daniel Thomas as a legitimate guy to have in your lineup on a weekly basis. How will the situation in Houston break down this week as coach Gary Kubiak seems to have given Arian Foster a vote of confidence for this week. Can Adrian Peterson and Darren McFadden continue their great starts? Will Chris Johnson and Rashard Mendenhall continue to struggle? How will Bernard Scott due in the absence of Cedric Benson in Cincinnati? Has Jahvid Best fallen out of favor with his fantasy owners? Look no further than Fantasy Alarm's rankings when you are setting your lineups each and every week.