Here are the Lester’s Legends 2015 Week 5 fantasy football running back rankings.
1. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
The layoff nor Big Ben’s absence have not quieted Bell. He’s averaging 141 total yards and a touchdown. No Big Ben means a lot of Bell ringing against the San Diego Chargers. The Bolts have allowed 126.8 yards and a touchdown per game.
2. Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs
Charles has continued to be in charge averaging 114.3 total yards and 1.3 touchdowns per game. The Chicago Bears have little chance to slow him. They have allowed 119.3 yards per game at 4.4 yards per carry.
3. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
Freeman has 342 total yards and six touchdowns over the past two games. Washington presents a test as they rank second against the run with 78 yards allowed per game, but Atlanta’s offense has been on fire and Freeman has been a huge part of it.
4. Matt Forte, Chicago Bears
Forte is averaging 125 total yards per game. Scoring hasn’t been his forte, but he piles up the yards. The Chiefs have allowed 101.5 yards and a touchdown per game on 4.0 ypc.
5. Justin Forsett, Baltimore Ravens
Forsett is averaging 78.8 total yards per game, but has not scored yet. He should be able to roll on Cleveland. The Browns have allowed 141.5 yards per game on 4.8 ypc.
6. Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers
Lacy is averaging just 72 total yards per game with one touchdown, but he’s running at a 4.6 ypc clip. He takes on St. Louis. The Rams have struggled against the run allowing 120.3 ypg.
7. Karlos Williams, Buffalo Bills
Shady McCoy will likely miss another game. As long as Williams (concussion) is ready to roll he should be a nice play against Tennessee. Williams is averaging 68 total yards and a touchdown. The Titans have yielded 113.7 ypg.
8. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
Ingram is averaging 101.8 yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. He already has 22 receptions. Ingram should continue to shine against the Philadelphia Eagles, particularly if the Saints dominate the time of possession.
9. Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams
Gurley arrived last week with 161 total yards on 7.7 ypc against a tough Arizona Cardinals team. He should be able to find space against Green Bay. The Packers have allowed 115.0 yards and a score per game.
10. Arian Foster, Houston Texans
Foster had a horrible debut, but he escaped with his health. He should do better in his second outing against Indianapolis. The Colts have allowed 119.5 yards and a touchdown per game.
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11. Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks
12. Joseph Randle, Dallas Cowboys
13. Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati Bengals
14. T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville Jaguars
15. Latavius Murray, Oakland Raiders
16. Dion Lewis, New England Patriots
17. Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts
18. Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 49ers
19. Rashad Jennings, New York Giants
20. Chris Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
21. Ronnie Hillman, Denver Broncos
22. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
23. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
24. LeGarrette Blount, New England Patriots
25. Melvin Gordon, San Diego Chargers
26. Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins
27. DeMarco Murray, Philadelphia Eagles
28. Danny Woodhead, San Diego Chargers
29. C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos
30. C.J. Spiller, New Orleans Saints
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