2013 Fantasy Football RB Rankings – NFL Week 7

Oct 15, 2013

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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2013 Week 7 fantasy football running back rankings.
1. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
Adrian Peterson is averaging 111.2 total yards and 1.2 touchdowns per game. He should run wild on the New York Giants. The G-Men have allowed 123.3 yards per game and five rushing touchdowns.
2. Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs
Jamaal Charles continues to shine. He’s averaging 129.2 total yards and 1.2 touchdowns per game. This week he faces the Houston Texans. They have allowed 121.5 rushing yards per game.
3. Matt Forte, Chicago Bears
Matt Forte is averaging 114.3 total yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. His success should continue against the Washington Redskins. They have struggled to stop both the run and the pass. The Skins have allowed 123.4 yards per game on the ground.
4. LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles
LeSean McCoy is averaging 145.2 total yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. The Dallas Cowboys will struggle to contain him no matter who is in at quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles.
5. Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks
Marshawn Lynch is averaging 110.2 total yards and a touchdown per game. The Arizona Cardinals have been tough against the run, but Beast Mode should be on display in the desert.
6. Knowshon Moreno, Denver Broncos
Knowhon Moreno is averaging 93.7 yards and 1.2 touchdowns. Peyton Manning is so good in the red zone that Moreno is almost an afterthought. This week the Indianapolis Colts have to deal with that problem.
7. Arian Foster, Houston Texans
Arian Foster is averaging 119 total yards and 0.3 touchdowns per game. He is facing the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs. They have allowed 116.7 rushing yards per game at 5.1 yards per carry.
8. Reggie Bush, Detroit Lions
Reggie Bush is averaging 127.4 total yards and 0.6 touchdowns. Even if the Cincinnati Bengals slow him in the running game, he’s a major threat in the passing game.
9. Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers
Frank Gore is averaging 88.8 total yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. The San Francisco 49ers’ power running will be tough on the Tennessee Titans. They are allowing 111.2 yards per game.
10. DeAngelo Williams, Carolina Panthers
DeAngelo Williams is averaging 97.6 total yards per game. He hasn’t broke a touchdown, but that could change this week against the St. Louis Rams. They have allowed 130.5 yards and a touchdown per game.
11. Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers
Eddie Lacy has ran for 219 yards in his past two games. Aaron Rodgers will keep the Cleveland Browns honest. They have allowed eight rushing touchdowns this year.
12. Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins
Alfred Morris is averaging 79.8 total yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game, along with a 5.2 yards per carry average. He’s facing the Chicago Bears. They have allowed 102 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game on the ground.
13. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Doug Martin is averaging 93.6 total yards, but has scored just one touchdown. He’ll be heavily involved against the Atlanta Falcons.
14. Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens
Ray Rice is averaging just 56.8 total yards per game, but he does have three touchdowns. He’s a borderline RB1, even against the struggling Pittsburgh Steelers. They have allowed 114.8 yards and 1.2 touchdowns per game on the ground.
15. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
Le’Veon Bell is averaging 70 total yards and a touchdown through two games. He will be introduced to the Baltimore Ravens-Pittsburgh Steelers rivalry.
16. C.J. Spiller, Buffalo Bills
C.J. Spiller is averaging 65.2 total yards per game as he continues to operate in a running back committee with Fred Jackson. He’s RB2 material against the Miami Dolphins.
17. Trent Richardson, Indianapolis Colts
Trent Richardson continues to get acclimated to the Colts’ offense. He’s facing the Denver Broncos in a battle of the Colts’ last two quarterbacks. Denver only allows 69.8 rushing yards per game, but they have allowed six rushing scores. That’s where T-Rich makes his mark this week.
18. Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins
Lamar Miller is averaging 46.4 total yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game. He should improve on those numbers against the Buffalo Bills. They have allowed 124.2 yards per game.
19. Steven Jackson, Atlanta Falcons
Bump Steven Jackson up a few notches against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers if his hamstring is not longer an issue. Injuries have taken a toll on the Falcons’ passing game, which could lead to more action for S-Jax in his return from his own injury.
20. Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville Jaguars
Maurice Jones-Drew has reached 70 yards rushing in his past two games. He should continue to get on track as he faces the San Diego Chargers this week.
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30 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Big Kev
    October 15th, 2013 at 5:12 am #

    Who would be the best replacement for Demarco Murray this week? His backup (Randle or Dunbar) or Andre Ellington?

  2. LestersLegends
    October 15th, 2013 at 8:21 am #

    I’m thinking Randle

  3. frank
    October 15th, 2013 at 10:52 am #

    RB2 in PPR…Ellington, Stacy, Bolden or Mathews?

  4. LestersLegends
    October 15th, 2013 at 11:21 am #


  5. D
    October 16th, 2013 at 6:24 am #

    Standard scoring for my flex, Zac Stacy, Bilal Powell or Keenan Allen? Thanks

  6. Blair Walsh Project
    October 16th, 2013 at 6:36 am #

    Well another week and another crappy TRich performance. I’m thin at RB with Sproles on a bye. I have Le’Veon Bell starting with TR, but not looking for too much from Bell vs. Ravens no.1 ranked run D, but i have no choice. Thinking of dropping Joique and trying to snag (i’m 3rd on the ww) one of the 3 hot names this week…Randle, BJacobs, or Ellington. I actually like Jacobs’ next few games and was leaning towards him especially this week home vs. MINN as a possible flex in Cobb’s place. I think the GMen get their first win this weekend. Thoughts? I’m guessing Jacobs gets the lionshare of carries and is useable the next 3 weeks minimum. Is Randle a better pickup this week only? or do i snag Jacob?

  7. LestersLegends
    October 16th, 2013 at 7:04 am #

    D – Allen
    BWP – I like Randle a little better, but it’s close

  8. Jeff
    October 16th, 2013 at 10:24 am #

    Hi – Need to pick two from Bilal – Andre Ellington – Steve Smith and MJD? Thx

  9. LestersLegends
    October 16th, 2013 at 10:54 am #

    Smith and Mojo

  10. DoubleT
    October 16th, 2013 at 11:11 am #

    Ditto on the T-Rich comment from BWP. Need to pick one from Gio, F-Jax and L.Miller

  11. LestersLegends
    October 16th, 2013 at 11:58 am #

    Miller – see rankings

  12. JT
    October 16th, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

    Thoughts on the giants signing peyton hillis? is he worth a flex play if he gets the start?

  13. Blair Walsh Project
    October 16th, 2013 at 5:20 pm #

    JT…Why would Hillis get the start? He was just signed today. Guessing he does’nt even have a freaking playbook yet. B.Jacobs is the RB to have there. Easily. At least for the next few games.

  14. LestersLegends
    October 16th, 2013 at 8:42 pm #

    JT – What BWP said

  15. J49ers
    October 16th, 2013 at 9:53 pm #

    I have the following guys below. Based on your rankings, is Giovanni Bernard a good RB2 this week? I didn’t see him on your rankings… I also have Lamar MIller but as you know he doesn’t get many touches. Is he a safe start at RB2/Flex?

    Second question, is it ever ok to start both WR Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery at the Flex spot? And would starting jeffery over Miller at the flex be a safe option?

    QB Tony Romo
    WR Brandon Marshall
    WR Demaryius Thomas
    RB Lesean McCoy
    RB2 Giovanni Bernard
    TE Jason Witten
    DEF Seattle
    K Mason Crobsy
    FLEX RB Lamar Miller

    BN RB Ben Tate
    BN WR T.Y Hilton
    BN WR Deandre Hopkins
    BN WR Marques Colston
    BN QB Vick
    BN WR Alshon Jeffery
    BN RB Bryce Brown

  16. Cardiodr
    October 16th, 2013 at 10:16 pm #

    @J49ers No way I would sit TY for Miller this week.

  17. Cardiodr
    October 16th, 2013 at 10:33 pm #

    Ryan, with Sproles and DMC on a bye I need a solid RB2 to go with Lynch this week. I have Powell and Le’Veon Bell. I had considered dropping Powell for Randel, B.Jacobs or Ellington whichever is going to have the most upside long-term. I know Andre is phasing Mendy out. I don’t know that I like him this week. Should I play Bell and pick Jacobs.

  18. Cardiodr
    October 16th, 2013 at 10:45 pm #

    I had meant Andre, whatever you recommend. I just don’t know if Rundle is a one week wonder, but that’s all I need this week really anyway. Thanks!

  19. LestersLegends
    October 17th, 2013 at 7:07 am #

    49ers – I like your lineup as is.
    Cardio – I think Randle will hold it down a couple of weeks. I’d just use Bell though.

  20. frank
    October 17th, 2013 at 8:13 am #

    Ellington or Stacy PPR?

  21. LestersLegends
    October 17th, 2013 at 8:20 am #


  22. Matt
    October 17th, 2013 at 5:16 pm #

    Lamar Miller, Le’Veon Bell, CJIOnceHad2K, and Keenan Allen. Pick 1 for RB2 and 1 for Flex. Thanks.

  23. LestersLegends
    October 17th, 2013 at 8:45 pm #

    Bell and allen

  24. D
    October 18th, 2013 at 6:09 am #

    Drop Steven Jackson? I could use the roster spot for Danny Woodhead or Zac Stacy…. Not god news on his health and considering his O line and supporting cast is he worth waiting on?

  25. LestersLegends
    October 18th, 2013 at 6:42 am #

    Certainly an option. I would just be quick to snatch him back up when he appears out of the woods.

  26. GDP
    October 18th, 2013 at 11:58 am #

    PPR league. Start one.

    Z Stacy, J Bell, C Ogbonaya

  27. LestersLegends
    October 18th, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

    Stacy, but they are all close.

  28. Blair Walsh Project
    October 18th, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

    fantasypros has me playing TRich and Randle over LBell.
    TR 56% Randle 44%
    Randle 52% Le’Veon 48%

    Talk about a freaking dice roll. Sheeeeesh.

  29. LestersLegends
    October 18th, 2013 at 8:24 pm #

    right. good to have those options.

  30. Blair Walsh Project
    October 18th, 2013 at 8:58 pm #

    Yeah, although they’re RB2 options at best. Need someone to come through. Lynch put up 18 an a half ppr and i’m up against him and Lacy.Worse comes to worse, i may need Cam, Dez, BMarsh, Blackmon, to bail my ass out.

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