2010 Fantasy Football RB Rankings – Week 6

Oct 12, 2010

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Here’s my Week 6 running back rankings. Keep in mind that Arizona, Buffalo, Carolina, and Cincinnati are on bye.

1. Chris Johnson @ Jacksonville
2. Frank Gore vs. Oakland
3. Adrian Peterson vs. Dallas
4. Rashard Mendenhall vs. Cleveland
5. Ryan Mathews @ St. Louis
6. LeSean McCoy vs. Atlanta
7. Ahmad Bradshaw vs. Detroit
8. Arian Foster vs. Kansas City
9. Steven Jackson vs. San Diego
10. Michael Turner @ Philadelphia
11. Ray Rice @ New England
12. Matt Forte vs. Seattle
13. Ryan Torain vs. Indianapolis
14.  Maurice Jones-Drew vs. Tennessee
15. Ladainian Tomlinson@ Denver
16. Jamaal Charles @ Houston
17. Pierre Thomas @ Tampa Bay
18.  Jahvid Best @ New York Giants
19. Joseph Addai @ Washington
20. Peyton Hillis @ Pittsburgh
21. Thomas Jones @ Houston
22. Felix Jones @ Minnesota
23. Ronnie Brown @ Green Bay
24. Knowshon Moreno vs. New York Jets
25. Brandon Jacobs vs. Detroit
26. Mike Tolbert @ St. Louis
27. Darren McFadden vs. San Francisco
28. Shonn Greene @ Denver
29. BenJarvus Green-Ellis vs. Baltimore
30. Ricky Williams @ Green Bay

Inside the numbers:

  • Chris Johnson is not having nearly the production he had last year, let alone his lofty goals for this season, but he should decimate the Jacksonville team that he torched for 311 yards in a pair of games last year.
  • With Buffalo on bye, the worst run defense going is Oakland’s. The Niners have to lean on Gore at home to pick up their first win of the year and at least win the Bay battle.
  • Jamaal Charles showed why he should be the Chiefs’ feature back. I expect him to start getting a bigger share of the carries.
  • If Darren McFadden’s hamstring has healed, he should reclaim the starting role. Michael Bush will get some work though, which is why McFadden is a borderline RB2. If he’s not ready, Bush will be a solid RB2.
  • Brandon Jacobs is a good bet to score for a third straight week.

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7 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Rotoprofessor
    October 12th, 2010 at 9:16 am #

    Do you think this is the week Ryan Mathews becomes the lead back again, or will he continue sharing touches with Tolbert?

  2. Rudy
    October 12th, 2010 at 10:06 am #

    “Jamaal Charles showed why he should be the Chiefs’ feature back. I expect him to start getting a bigger share of the carries.” I agree, Thomas Jones should just go ahead and warm the bench for the rest of the season. After his eight carries for 19 yards last week, never again will I play him, NEVER.

  3. Rudy
    October 12th, 2010 at 10:10 am #

    What do you think of Michael Bush’s 104 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries last week? Where would you rank him on your list?

  4. Team Name Generator
    October 12th, 2010 at 11:41 am #

    What is your method in creating this ranking system?

  5. LestersLegends
    October 12th, 2010 at 12:48 pm #

    RP – I think they will share again, but Mathews will continue to take on a larger role.
    Rudy – That was sad, especially against Indy. Depends on whether Run DMC plays. If he does, I think Bush is still a decent flex option around 35 or so. If he doesn’t play then Bush is around a 20.
    Team Name – I base it on how the player is doing, the match-up, injuries, etc.

  6. Erik
    October 14th, 2010 at 5:18 pm #

    I have my doubts about Ryan Mathews performing at a top 5 level this week. He is still hurt, and Tolbert has been getting more fantasy points. I carry both right not, and to me Tolbert is the clear starter over Mathews. I agree Mathews will start to see more touches, but he missed some practice again this week because of an injury. When he’s 100% maybe top 5.

  7. LestersLegends
    October 14th, 2010 at 9:04 pm #

    fair enough, though it really sounds like turner wants to get him the bulk of the carries, and soon.

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