Week 6 Rankings – RB
Ah finally, the studs are back. Fantasy owners undoubtably struggled last week without the likes of Alfred Morris, Doug Martin, and of course, Adrian Peterson. They all return this week which makes for a much deeper running back group. Without further ado…
RB (Opponent in Parenthesis)
1. Adrian Peterson (CAR) – He’s averaging 19 fantasy points per game. It’s almost like he’s the best back in football or something.
2. Jamaal Charles (OAK) – If Danny Woodhead (a very similar but much less talented player) can put up 10 points on Oakland, what can Charles do?
3. LeSean McCoy (@TB) – The Eagles are going to need to establish the run game if Nick Foles is to be successful on Sunday.
4. Arian Foster (STL) – Foster has seen 20+ carries the past 2 weeks because Ben Tate has had extreme fumbling issues. If Tate continues to put the ball on the ground then Foster is easily a top 5 RB.
5. Matt Forte (NYG) – Thursday night games are always sloppy, but the Giants “defense” is so bad that it wont matter.
6. Doug Martin (PHI) – The former Boise St. running back is on pace for 400 carries this season. More touches = more fantasy points.
7. Marshawn Lynch (TEN) – The Titans are decent at stopping the run but will have trouble doing so at Quest Field, the toughest place to play in the NFL.
8. Demarco Murray (WSH) – The Redskins give up over 175 total yards to opposing RB’s. This week, Murray classifies as an “opposing RB.”
9. Knowshon Moreno (JAX) – 2013 has been quite a resurgence for Moreno. Expect big numbers, especially early, against the Jaguars.
10. Ray Rice (GB) – 5 carries in week 4 turned into 27 carries in week 5. Expect his workload in week 6 to be somewhere in the middle.
11. Alfred Morris (@DAL) – Morris has yet to have a signature game this season; might this be the week he finally breaks out?
12. Trent Richardson (@SD) – He hasn’t had more than 60 rushing yards in any game this season, but the Chargers give up 4.9 YPC which is 5th worst in the league.
13. Reggie Bush (@CLE) – Cleveland gave up double digit fantasy points to both Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller in week 5. Might the same be coming for Bush and Joique Bell this week?
14. Frank Gore (ARI) – He’s averaging 6.6 YPC over the past 3 weeks… quite the turnaround.
15. Deangelo Williams (@MIN) – The Vikings allow the third most fantasy points to opposing running backs so a big day could be in store for Deangelo.
16. Fred Jackson (CIN) – I like Jackson just a little bit more than Spiller this week.
17. C.J. Spiller (CIN) – I like Spiller just a little bit less than Jackson this week.
18. Eddie Lacy (@BAL) – The Ravens give up the fewest fantasy points to opposing RB’s, but I could easily see Lacy finding his way into the end-zone.
19. Le’Veon Bell (@NYJ) – The Jets have a stout run defense but Pittsburgh has no offense to speak of other than Bell.
20. Willis McGahee (DET) – Expect Brandon Weeden to turn around and hand the ball to McGahee often on Sunday.
First five out: Chris Johnson, Bilal Powell, Giovani Bernard, Maurice Jones-Drew, Stevan Ridley