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Here’s my Week 17 running back rankings for the leagues that play this thing through until the bitter end.

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1. Arian Foster vs. Jacksonville
2. Jamaal Charles vs. Oakland
3. Chris Johnson @ Indianapolis
4. Michael Turner vs. Carolina
5. Adrian Peterson @ Detroit
6. Ray Rice vs. Cincinnati
7.  Rashard Mendenhall @ Cleveland
8. LeSean McCoy vs. Dallas
9. Steven Jackson @ Seattle
10. Ryan Mathews @ Denver
11. LeGarrette Blount @ New Orleans
12. Matt Forte @ Green Bay
13. Ryan Torain vs. New York Giants
14. Peyton Hillis vs. Pittsburgh
15. BenJarvus Green-Ellis vs. Miami
16. Shonn Greene vs. Buffalo
17. Ahmad Bradshaw @ Washington
18. Felix Jones @ Philadelphia
19. Darren McFadden @ Kansas City
20. Fred Jackson @ New York Jets
21. Ronnie Brown @ New England
22. Rashard Jennings @ Houston
23. Correll Buckhalter vs. San Diego
24. LaDainian Tomlinson vs. Buffalo
25. Marshawn Lynch vs. St. Louis
26. Cedric Benson @ Baltimore
27. Jonathan Stewart @ Atlanta
28. Beanie Wells @ San Francisco
29. Brandon Jacobs @ Washington
30. Pierre Thomas vs. Tampa Bay

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Inside the numbers:

  • Foster goes for his 15th rushing touchdown against Jacksonville, a team he ran for 56 yards and a score against in Week 10.
  • Chris Johnson badly missed the mark he set last year, but is still turning in a fine season. He takes on the Colts who had ran for 111 yards and a score against in the opener.
  • LeGarrette Blount is gathering steam with three 100+ yards performances in his past four games. Look out New Orleans the big man is hard to tackle.
  • Ryan Mathews won’t justify his high draft status (fantasy or otherwise), but he should pay dividends for some fantasy owners this week facing a bad Broncos defense.
  • Matt Forte is peaking at the right time averaging 133.5 total yards the past two games as the Bears have scored a combined 78 points. Look for a strong finish against the Packers.
  • Shonn Greene finally found the end zone in Week 15. He hadn’t scored since Week 5. He faces the soft Bills run defense that he shredded for 117 yards in Week 4. LaDainian Tomlinson is an RB2 as well.
  • Ronnie Brown scored for the second straight week.
  • I’m concerned with Knowshon Moreno’s health. No point starting him in the final week of a lost season.
  • Darren McFadden has had a great run this season, but there is concern that his ankle/toe injury could force him out of action this week.
  • ***Update*** After watching AP slice up the Eagles defense, I’m bumping him into the top six for the finale.
  • ***Update*** It looks like MJD will miss this week’s game. I’m being more cautious with Rashard Jennings though.

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Here’s my Week 16 running back rankings.

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1. Arian Foster @ Denver
2. Rashard Mendenhall vs. Carolina (Thursday)
3. Darren McFadden vs. Indianapolis
4. Michael Turner vs. New Orleans (Monday)
5. Ray Rice @ Cleveland
6. BenJarvus Green-Ellis @ Buffalo
7. Jamaal Charles vs. Tennessee
8. Chris Johnson @ Kansas City
9. LeGarrette Blount vs. Seattle
10. Adrian Peterson @ Philadelphia
11. LeSean McCoy vs. Minnesota
12. Steven Jackson vs. San Francisco
13. Ryan Torain @ Jacksonville
14. Felix Jones vs. Arizona (Saturday)
15. Mike Tolbert @ Cincinnati
16. Rashard Jennings vs. Washington
17. Ahmad Bradshaw @ Green Bay
18. Marshawn Lynch @ Tampa  Bay
19. Fred Jackson vs. New England
20. Peyton Hillis vs. Baltimore
21. Tim Hightower @ Dallas (Saturday)
22. Matt Forte vs. New York Jets
23. Knowshon Moreno vs. Houston
24. Ronnie Brown vs. Detroit
25. Cedric Benson vs. San Diego
26. Jonathan Stewart @ Pittsburgh (Thursday)
27. Donald Brown @ Oakland
28. Tashard Choice vs. Arizona (Saturday)
29. Brandon Jacobs @ Green Bay
30. LaDainian Tomlinson @ Chicago
31. Michael Bush vs. Indianapolis
32. Danny Woodhead @ Buffalo
33. Brian Westbrook @ St. Louis
34. Pierre Thomas @ Atlanta (Monday)
35. Maurice Morris @ Miami

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Inside the numbers:

  • Arian Foster let his owners down last week, but if you were able to survive, he’ll make up for it against Denver’s 31st ranked run defense (158.4 yards allowed per game).
  • I always seem to have Rashard Mendenhall ranked a little higher than everybody else, but he came through last week with 100 yards and a score. I’m very high on him against a Carolina team that’s allowed 17 rushing touchdowns and 126.2 yards per game.
  • Michael Turner had 114 yards and a score the last time he faced New Orleans, and has an average of 87.8 yards in five career games against them with four touchdowns.
  • BJGE is amazingly (and quietly) up to 12 touchdowns on the year. I’ve been a little slow giving him credit, but I love him against Buffalo’s league worst run defense (158.6).
  • I’m sure everybody on Baltimore’s defense knows who Peyton Hillis is this time around. That’s not a good thing for Mr. Hillis.
  • I’m more worried about Knowshon Moreno’s injury (ribs) than the other backs.
  • Ronnie Brown (39 yards, TD) didn’t exactly overwhelm against Buffalo last week, but he remains a borderline RB2 this week.
  • ***UPDATE*** It looks like Joseph Addai will give it a go this week. I can’t trust him yet, but it does knock Donald Brown down a few notches.
  • ***Update*** It looks like Maurice Jones-Drew is out making Rashard Jennings a sneaky start.

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Here’s my Week 15 running back rankings.

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1. Maurice Jones-Drew @ Indianapolis
2. Darren McFadden vs. Denver
3. Michael Turner @ Seattle
4. Chris Johnson vs. Houston
5. Arian Foster @ Tennessee
6. Knowshon Moreno @ Oakland
7. Peyton Hillis @ Cincinnati
8. Rashard Mendenhall vs. New York Jets
9. Ray Rice vs. New Orleans
10. LeSean McCoy @ New York Giants
11. LeGarrette Blount vs. Detroit
12. Jamaal Charles @ St. Louis
13. Jonathan Stewart vs. Arizona
14. Ahmad Bradshaw vs. Philadelphia
15. Steven Jackson vs. Kansas City
16. BenJarvus Green-Ellis vs. Green Bay
17. Adrian Peterson vs. Chicago (Monday)
18. Felix Jones vs. Washington
19. Tim Hightower vs. Carolina
20. Ryan Torain @ Dallas
21. Matt Forte @ Minnesota (Monday)
22. Mike Tolbert vs. San Francisco (Thursday)
23. Fred Jackson @ Miami
24. Ronnie Brown vs. Buffalo
25. Cedric Benson vs. Cleveland
26. Mike Goodson vs. Arizona
27. Brandon Jacobs vs. Philadelphia
28. Tashard Choice vs. Washington
29. LaDainian Tomlinson @ Pittsburgh
30. Thomas Jones @ St. Louis
31. Marshawn Lynch vs. Atlanta
32. Brian Westbrook vs. San Diego (Thursday)
33. Pierre Thomas @ Baltimore
34. Maurice Morris @ Tampa Bay
35. Ryan Mathews vs. San Francisco (Thursday)

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Inside the numbers:

  • Mojo remained on fire, posting his sixth straight 100+ yard day. He faces the Colts this week, who he has only averaged 128.2 total yards with 11 touchdowns in nine career games against them.
  • Run DMC has 336 total yards and four touchdowns in  his past two games. He should destroy Denver, a team he had 196 total yards and four touchdowns against earlier this season.
  • Michael Turner quietly has six touchdowns in his past four games and ten touchdowns in his past seven games. Good luck Seattle.
  • Peyton Hillis has lost five fumbles this year. A stat that keeps him out of the top five ranking this week.
  • With the Vikings in complete disarray, it’s hard to consider Adrian Peterson a RB1 against a Bears team that is coming off an embarrassing defeat.
  • LeGarrette Blount did not meet expectations against Washington, but should bounce back against Detroit.
  • Felix Jones, Tim Hightower, and Jonathan Stewart should continue to produce while Thomas Jones and LaDainian Tomlinson continue to slide.
  • Ronnie Brown actually  makes a RB2 option this week against Buffalo, who is allowing 165.8 yards per game on the ground.

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Mother Nature has spoken and the rankings need to be updated. Here are my updated Week 14 fantasy football running back rankings.

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1. Maurice Jones-Drew vs. Oakland
2. Peyton Hillis @ Buffalo
3. Knowshon Moreno vs. Arizona
4. Rashard Mendenhall vs. Cincinnati
5. Michael Turner @ Carolina
6. Adrian Peterson vs. New York Giants
7. Arian Foster vs. Baltimore (Monday)
8. Darren McFadden @ Jacksonville
9. LeGarrette Blount @ Washington
10. Ray Rice @ Houston (Monday)
11. LeSean McCoy @ Dallas
12. Jamaal Charles @ San Diego
13. Steven Jackson @ New Orleans
14. Christopher Ivory vs. St. Louis
15. Chris Johnson vs. Indianapolis (Thursday)
16. Ahmad Bradshaw @ Minnesota
17. BenJarvus Green-Ellis @ Chicago
18. Fred Jackson vs. Cleveland
19. Matt Forte vs. New England
20. James Starks @ Detroit
21. Jonathan Stewart vs. Atlanta
22. Felix Jones vs. Philadelphia
23. Cedric Benson @ Pittsburgh
24. Thomas Jones @ San Diego
25. Mike Tolbert vs. Kansas City
26. Brandon Jacobs @ Minnesota
27. Tashard Choice vs. Philadelphia
28. LaDainian Tomlinson vs. Miami
29. Tim Hightower vs. Denver
30. Marshawn Lynch @ San Francisco
31. Brian Westbrook vs. Seattle
32. Danny Woodhead @ Chicago
33. Jahvid Best vs. Green Bay
34. Mike Goodson vs. Atlanta
35. Michael Bush @ Jacksonville

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Notable Changes:

  • With weather likely an issue in Pittsburgh, look for a heavier dose of Mendenhall.
  • Washington could also be experiencing the fury of Mother Nature making Blount ascend a few notches. I still don’t trust the murky Redskins RB situation enough to endorse a back.
  • BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Fred Jackson, and Cedric Benson also climbed a bit because the weather should make their offenses lean more heavily on the ground game.
  • I slid down James Starks a bit simply because we don’t know how many touches he’s going to get.
  • Ryan Mathews is expected to factor in this week, which hurt’s Tolbert’s fantasy value.

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Here’s my Week 14 running back rankings.

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1. Maurice Jones-Drew vs. Oakland
2. Peyton Hillis @ Buffalo
3. Knowshon Moreno vs. Arizona
4. Michael Turner @ Carolina
5. Rashard Mendenhall vs. Cincinnati
6. Adrian Peterson vs. New York Giants
7. Arian Foster vs. Baltimore (Monday)
8. Darren McFadden @ Jacksonville
9. Ray Rice @ Houston (Monday)
10. LeSean McCoy @ Dallas
11. LeGarrette Blount @ Washington
12. Jamaal Charles @ San Diego
13. Steven Jackson @ New Orleans
14. Christopher Ivory vs. St. Louis
15. Chris Johnson vs. Indianapolis (Thursday)
16. Ahmad Bradshaw @ Minnesota
17. James Starks @ Detroit
18. Jonathan Stewart vs. Atlanta
19. Matt Forte vs. New England
20. Felix Jones vs. Philadelphia
21. Thomas Jones @ San Diego
22. Mike Tolbert vs. Kansas City
23. Fred Jackson vs. Cleveland
24. BenJarvus Green-Ellis @ Chicago
25. Cedric Benson @ Pittsburgh
26. Brandon Jacobs @ Minnesota
27. Tashard Choice vs. Philadelphia
28. LaDainian Tomlinson vs. Miami
29. Tim Hightower vs. Denver
30. Marshawn Lynch @ San Francisco
31. Brian Westbrook vs. Seattle
32. Danny Woodhead @ Chicago
33. Jahvid Best vs. Green Bay
34. Mike Goodson vs. Atlanta
35. Michael Bush @ Jacksonville

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Inside the numbers (Sponsored by NFL betting with Sports Interaction) :

  • MJD has had at least 100 rushing yards in his last five games, averaging 133.4 yards (160.6 total yards) over the span. He’s not scoring as frequently this year, but it’s more than likely he reaches paydirt this week.
  • Peyton Hillis was kept in check last week by the Dolphins, but should bounce back in a big way against Buffalo’s league-worst run defense (170.9 rushing yards allowed per game).
  • Knowshon Moreno is averaging 142.3 total yards in his past four games with three touchdowns.
  • Washington has fallen apart. They are yielding 5.0 yards per carry. LeGarrette Blount is an excellent option this week, especially after dropping 103 yards and a score on a stout Falcons run defense.
  • Christopher Ivory has five touchdowns in the past three games, and even if Pierre Thomas returns, Ivory should be the one to handle the load.
  • Chris Johnson has an excellent match-up this week against the Colts, but the way the Titans are playing, he’s no longer a bona fide RB1 until he proves otherwise.
  • This week’s waiver wire dandy, James Starks, exploded on the scene last week against the Niners. He explodes on the ranking scene with a favorable match-up against Detroit.
  • Fred Jackson ran into an inspired Vikings defense. Cleveland is giving up yards on the ground (119.1 per game), but has only allowed four rushing touchdowns. He’s a borderline RB2 this week.
  • Marshawn Lynch was in Beast Mode against the Panthers last week, but will have tougher sledding against the Niners on the road.

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Here’s my Week 13 running back rankings.

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1. Jamaal Charles vs. Denver
2. Peyton Hillis @ Miami
3. Adrian Peterson vs. Buffalo
4. Arian Foster @ Philadelphia (Thursday)
5. Chris Johnson vs. Jacksonville
6. Ray Rice vs. Pittsburgh
7.  Michael Turner @ Tampa Bay
8. Rashard Mendenhall @ Baltimore
9. Maurice Jones-Drew @ Tennessee
10. LeSean McCoy vs. Houston (Thursday)
11. Knowshon Moreno @ Kansas City
12. Mike Tolbert vs. Oakland
13. Steven Jackson @ Arizona
14. Thomas Jones vs. Denver
15. Matt Forte @ Detroit
16. Mike Goodson @ Seattle
17. BenJarvus Green-Ellis vs. New York Jets (Monday)
18. Fred Jackson @ Minnesota
19. Ahmad Bradshaw vs. Washington
20. Felix Jones @ Indianapolis
21. Darren McFadden @ San Diego
22. Jonathan Stewart @ Seattle
23. Brandon Jacobs vs. Washington
24. Brian Westbrook @ Green Bay
25. Ronnie Brown vs. Cleveland
26. LaDainian Tomlinson @ New England (Monday)
27. Cedric Benson vs. New Orleans
28. LeGarrette Blount vs. Atlanta
29. Ricky Williams vs. Cleveland
30. Christopher Ivory @ Cincinnati
31. Danny Woodhead vs. New York Jets (Monday)
32. Maurice Morris vs. Chicago
33. Beanie Wells vs. St. Louis
34. Shonn Greene @ New England (Monday)
35. Tim Hightower vs. St. Louis

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Inside the numbers:

  • Coming off a monster 173 yard game against Seattle, Jamaal Charles is set to explode on a Denver team allowing 141.6 rushing yards per game.
  • I’m a little concerned about Adrian Peterson’s ankle, but I think he’ll be just fine. He also happens to draw a favorable match-up this week. Only the injury concerns keep him from the top spot.
  • Peyton Hillis has 666 total yards and seven touchdowns in his past four games.
  • I was hesitant to give Knowshon Moreno his due, but he delivered with 118 total yards and a touchdown. He’s had at least that many total yards and a touchdown in each of his past three games.
  • Mike Tolbert has hit the century mark with a touchdown in his past two games. He should be at it again against a Raiders run defense that’s yielding 133.7 yards per game on the ground.
  • Marion Barber is expected to miss a couple of games, making Felix Jones a strong play against the Colts. Tashard Choice is a sleeper pick.
  • With Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs in a timeshare, I like them both as RB2s.
  • I am not high on LeGarrette Blount against a Falcons team that has allowed just 93.7 rushing yards per game and four rushing touchdowns.
  • They aren’t sexy situations, but Carolina (Mike Goodson & Jonathan Stewart) and Arizona (Beanie Wells & Tim Hightower) have a pair of RBs that can be used as RB2s or as flex options.
  • With Frank Gore out for the season, Brian Westbrook makes a low-end RB2 against the Packers.

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Here’s my Week 12 running back rankings.

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1. Rashard Mendenhall @ Buffalo
2. Adrian Peterson @ Washington
3. Chris Johnson @ Houston
4. Arian Foster vs. Tennessee
5. Peyton Hillis vs. Carolina
6. Frank Gore @ Arizona (Monday)
7. Ray Rice vs. Tampa Bay
8.  Michael Turner vs. Green Bay
9. Jamaal Charles @ Seattle
10. Knowshon Moreno vs. St. Louis
11. Maurice Jones-Drew @ New York Giants
12. LeSean McCoy @ Chicago
13. Ahmad Bradshaw vs. Jacksonville
14. Darren McFadden vs. Miami
15. Steven Jackson @ Denver
16. Ronnie Brown @ Oakland
17. Thomas Jones @ Seattle
18. Matt Forte vs. Philadelphia
19. LaDainian Tomlinson vs. Cincinnati (Thursday)
20. Cedric Benson @ New York Jets (Thursday)
21. BenJarvus Green-Ellis @ Detroit (Thursday)
22. Fred Jackson vs. Pittsburgh
23. Mike Goodson @ Cleveland
24. Mike Tolbert @ Indianapolis
25. LeGarrette Blount @ Baltimore
26. Christopher Ivory @ Dallas (Thursday)
27. Felix Jones vs. New Orleans (Thursday)
28. Danny Woodhead @ Detroit (Thursday)
29. Brandon Jacobs vs. Jacksonville
30. Maurice Morris vs. New England (Thursday)
31. Keiland Williams vs. Minnesota
32. Shonn Greene vs. Cincinnati (Thursday)
33. Brandon Jackson @ Atlanta
34. Tim Hightower vs. San Francisco (Monday)
35. Ricky Williams @ Oakland

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Inside the numbers:

  • The Raiders did a decent job slowing Rashard Mendenhall, but I’ll take a shot on him in the number one slot again as he takes on Buffalo’s league-worst run defense (163.5 yards allowed per game).
  • Washington is giving up 131 yards per game on the ground. Adrian Peterson should find plenty of running lanes against them.
  • Peyton Hillis’ magical season continues with a juicy match-up against Carolina, who is yielding 128.4 rushing yards per game. Hillis has ten combined TDs and 1125 total yards.
  • Frank Gore failed to capitalize against Tampa’s previously porous run defense, but he should bounce back against Arizona.
  • Both BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Danny Woodhead are borderline RB2s against Detroit.
  • Reggie Bush may be able to go against Dallas, but Christopher Ivory is still the RB to use for New Orleans.
  • Mike Goodson will likely get another start, but he’s not a sure RB2 going up against Cleveland.
  • Brandon Jacobs will get the start for the Giants, which moves him up a few spots. Ahmad Bradshaw should still be used heavily so I only bumped him down a few.
  • I have been burned by Knowshon Moreno in the past, which made me back off a little on my rankings. I’m taking a leap with him. He’s been great in the past two games and has a good match-up.

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Here’s my Week 11 running back rankings.

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1. Rashard Mendenhall vs. Oakland
2. Frank Gore vs. Tampa Bay
3. Maurice Jones-Drew vs. Cleveland
4. Arian Foster @ New York Jets
5. Adrian Peterson vs. Green Bay
6. Chris Johnson vs. Washington
7. Michael Turner @ St. Louis
8. Ray Rice @ Carolina
9. Cedric Benson vs. Buffalo
10. Jamaal Charles vs. Arizona
11. Peyton Hillis @ Jacksonville
12. LeSean McCoy vs. New York Giants
13. Ahmad Bradshaw @ Philadelphia
14. Darren McFadden @ Pittsburgh
15. Jahvid Best @ Dallas
16. Steven Jackson vs. Atlanta
17. LeGarrette Blount @ San Francisco
18. Fred Jackson @ Cincinnati
19. LaDainian Tomlinson vs. Houston
20. Matt Forte @ Miami
21. Felix Jones vs. Detroit
22. BenJarvus Green-Ellis vs. Indianapolis
23. Thomas Jones vs. Arizona
24. Keiland Williams @ Tennessee
25. Shonn Greene vs. Houston
26. Tim Hightower @ Kansas City
27. Knowshon Moreno @ San Diego
28. Brandon Jackson @ Minnesota
29. Marshawn Lynch @ New Orleans
30. Michael Bush @ Pittsburgh
31. Ryan Mathews vs. Denver
32. Ronnie Brown vs. Chicago
33. Mike Tolbert vs. Denver
34. Mike Goodson vs. Baltimore
35. Justin Forsett @ New Orleans

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Inside the numbers:

  • Oakland ranks 25th with 124.8 rushing yards allowed. After a relatively quiet game against New England, look for Mendenhall to explode against the Raiders.
  • Tampa Bay is better, but they are still yielding 143.8 yards per fame on the ground. Frank Gore should dominate.
  • The concerns about MJD’s knee are a thing of the past after three straight strong performances.
  • Adrian Peterson averages 126.3 total yards with five touchdowns in seven games against Green Bay.
  • Michael Turner and Ray Rice make exceptional plays after the extra rest from playing in the Thursday game.
  • Cedric Benson could top the 100 yard mark for the second time this year as he faces Buffalo’s league worst run defense (166.9 ypg).
  • Keiland Williams had a coming out party against the Eagles, but Ryan Torain and Clinton Portis could get some work next week.
  • ***Update*** DeAngelo Williams was placed on IR and it looks like Goodson will get the start. He’s not a great play though.

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Here’s my Week 10 running back rankings. Keep in mind that Green Bay, Oakland, New Orleans, and San Diego are on bye.

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1. Arian Foster @ Jacksonville
2. Adrian Peterson @ Chicago
3. Frank Gore vs. St. Louis
4. Rashard Mendenhall vs. New England
5. Chris Johnson @ Miami
6. Maurice Jones-Drew vs. Houston
7. Ahmad Bradshaw vs. Dallas
8. LeSean McCoy @ Washington
9. Jahvid Best @ Buffalo
10. LeGarrette Blount vs. Carolina
11. Jamaal Charles @ Denver
12. Ray Rice @ Atlanta (10.2 fantasy points)
13. Cedric Benson @ Indianapolis
14. Steven Jackson @ San Francisco
15. LaDainian Tomlinson @ Cleveland
16. Fred Jackson vs. Detroit
17. Peyton Hillis vs. New York Jets
18. Matt Forte vs. Minnesota
19. Beanie Wells vs. Seattle
20. Thomas Jones @ Denver
21. Marshawn Lynch @ Arizona
22. Knowshon Moreno vs. Kansas City
23. Ryan Torain vs. Philadelphia
24. Ronnie Brown vs. Tennessee
25. BenJarvus Green-Ellis @ Pittsburgh
26. Shonn Greene @ Cleveland
27. Mike Goodson @ Tampa Bay
28. Donald Brown vs. Cincinnati
29. Brandon Jacobs vs. Dallas
30. Ricky Williams vs. Tennessee

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Inside the numbers:

  • Arian Foster has ten touchdowns (9 rushing, 1 receiving) already. The Jags have allowed 11 rushing TDs on the year, second worst in the league.
  • Worst in the league with 14 is Denver. Both Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones are good plays once again.
  • Frank Gore averages 100.3 total yards against St. Louis with ten touchdowns in eight games.
  • Mojo has seven touchdowns in seven career games against Houston.
  • Ahmad Bradshaw ran for 126 yards the last time he played the Cowboys.
  • Buffalo has allowed a league high 178.3 rushing yards per game. The electric Jahvid Best could put up monster numbers.
  • LaDainian Tomlinson has done nearly as much damage catching the ball (71 yards) as he has running the ball (101 yards) in his past two games.
  • DeAngelo Williams will be inactive, moving Mike Goodson into the rankings. That said, he’s not a great play.
  • The updated ranking reflect Thursday night’s game. Ray Rice set the bar for low-end RB1 while Michael Turner played his way out of the rankings.

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Here’s my Week 9 running back rankings. Keep in mind that the Broncos, Jaguars, Niners, Rams, Redskins, and Titans are on bye.

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1. Adrian Peterson vs. Arizona
2. Arian Foster @ San Diego
3. LeSean McCoy vs. Indianapolis
4. Darren McFadden vs. Kansas City
5. Michael Turner vs. Tampa Bay
6. Jamaal Charles vs. Oakland
7. Matt Forte @ Buffalo
8. Rashard Mendenhall @ Cincinnati
9. Ray Rice vs. Miami
10. LaDainian Tomlinson @ Detroit
11. Ahmad Bradshaw @ Seattle
12. Thomas Jones @ Oakland
13. LeGarrette Blount vs. Atlanta
14. BenJarvus Green-Ellis @ Cleveland
15. Jahvid Best vs. New York Jets
16. Cedric Benson vs. Pittsburgh
17. Beanie Wells vs. Minnesota
18. Fred Jackson vs. Chicago
19. Peyton Hillis vs. New England
20. Ryan Mathews vs. Houston
21. Felix Jones vs. Green Bay
22. Marshawn Lynch vs. New York Giants
23. Shonn Greene vs. Detroit
24. Brandon Jacobs @ Seattle
25. Ronnie Brown @ Baltimore
26. Brandon Jackson vs. Dallas
27. Tim Hightower @ Minnesota
28. Danny Woodhead @ Cleveland
29. Ricky Williams @ Baltimore
30. Mike Tolbert vs. Houston

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Inside the numbers:

  • It doesn’t matter who he’s playing or how bad the rest of the offense looks, Adrian Peterson is a man possessed. I don’t think there is any doubt who the best RB in football is.
  • Matt Forte has not been stellar on the ground, but he should do damage against Buffalo’s league worst run defense (188.7 rushing yards allowed per game). Throw in his work in the receiving game, and you’re looking at a top ten play this week.
  • The Raiders are a little better at run defense this year, but both Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones are good plays this week.
  • Minnesota is a far cry from the run stopper they’ve been in recent years. I have no problem using Beanie Wells as a RB2.
  • Shonn Greene should get more work against Detroit, making him a low end RB2 or a solid flex play.

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