2010 Fantasy Football RB Rankings – Week 5

Oct 5, 2010

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Here’s my Week 5 running back rankings. Keep in mind that Miami, New England, Pittsburgh, and Seattle are on bye.

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1. Michael Turner @ Cleveland
2. Chris Johnson @ Dallas
3. Jahvid Best vs. St. Louis
4. Adrian Peterson @ New York Jets
5. Maurice Jones-Drew @ Buffalo
6. Ray Rice vs. Denver
7. Arian Foster vs. New York Giants
8. Cedric Benson vs. Tampa Bay
9. Steven Jackson @ Detroit
10. Frank Gore vs. Philadelphia
11.  Peyton Hillis vs. Atlanta
12. Ryan Mathews @ Oakland
13. Jamaal Charles @ Indianapolis
14. Ladainian Tomlinson vs. Minnesota
15. Beanie Wells vs. New Orleans
16. Matt Forte @ Carolina
17. Thomas Jones @ Indianapolis
18. LeSean McCoy @ San Francisco
19. Joseph Addai vs. Kansas City
20. Marion Barber vs. Tennessee
21.  DeAngelo Williams vs. Chicago
22. Shonn Greene vs. Minnesota
23. Michael Bush @ San Diego
24. Mike Tolbert @ Oakland
25. Ryan Torain vs. Green Bay
26. Brandon Jacobs @ Houston
27. Ahmad Bradshaw @ Houston
28. Brandon Jackson @ Washington
29. Jonathan Stewart vs. Chicago
30. Marshawn Lynch vs. Jacksonville

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Inside the numbers:

  • Mojo finally looked liked his old self. He should explode against Buffalo’s league worst run defense.
  • Steven Jackson was a game-time decision and responded with 124 total yards against Seattle.  He’s a great play against a Detroit run defense that’s allowing 134.5 rushing ypg.
  • I assume Arian Foster will show up to his meetings on time. The Giants returned to form in a big way on SNF, which made me hold off on putting Foster in the top five.
  • Peyton Hillis has scored a TD every week. He’s the only RB that can say that.
  • Norv Turner made it a point to say that Ryan Mathews remains his starter. Look for more carries out of the rookie this week. Tolbert will still be in the mix, and makes a solid flex position play against Oakland.
  • LeSean McCoy is dealing with broken ribs. If he plays, he’ll be limited.
  • Michael Bush is expected to make the start against San Diego.
  • Ryan Torian is expected to start against Green Bay.
  • Brandon Jacobs could get the start against Houston.

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4 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. JK
    October 7th, 2010 at 8:05 pm #

    Got a quick one for you, say McFadden misses this week, would you start M. Bush over Torian? The news of N. Barnett being out for the year makes things interesting for me…

  2. LestersLegends
    October 7th, 2010 at 9:52 pm #

    I have that scenario and I’m going Torian. I’m a little afraid San Diego will score a ton and take the running game away from Oakland. I think I may need to adjust the rankings there.

  3. JK
    October 8th, 2010 at 8:21 am #

    That’s a very good point, plus Gradkowski should be airing it out a lot especially with his recent success, I think i’m riding with Torian as well, Thanks!

  4. LestersLegends
    October 8th, 2010 at 10:05 am #

    Thank you for pointing it out.

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