Fantasy Football 2013 Running Back Rankings: Week 10

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Rookie Zac Stacy has rushed for 261 yards in his last two games

Fantasy Football 2013 Running Back Rankings: Week 10

Zac Stacy isn't No. 1 on Athlon Sports' fantasy football Week 10 running back rankings, but the rookie is a top-10 option following back-to-back impressive performances. After posting 134 yards rushing on "Monday Night Football" against Seattle in Week 8, Stacy followed that up with 127 yards on the ground this past Sunday against Tennessee. Next up for Stacy is a road trip to Indianapolis to play the Colts, who are allowing 125 yards rushing per game.

Another running back who went for more than 100 yards last week was Adrian Peterson. After gaining 150 yards rushing in his previous three games combined, the reigning MVP busted out against Dallas for 140 yards, including an impressive 11-yard touchdown in which he carried several would-be Cowboy tacklers into the end zone. So while Stacy has recorded back-to-back 100-yard games, the first of his career, Peterson has three this season and a total of 40 since making his NFL debut in 2007. He could add to that total on Thursday when the Vikings host the Redskins. Washington is giving up 117 yards rushing per game, one of the reasons why "All Day" is our No. 1 running back in Week 10.

The other storyline involving running backs this week is, once again, injuries. Arian Foster (back), Darren McFadden (hamstring) and Darren Sproles (concussion) all left their games early last week because of an injury. All three are very questionable to play in Week 10, which could mean more opportunities for Ben Tate, Rashad Jennings and Pierre Thomas, respectively. It also means if you own any of these backs you need to pay close attention to the injury reports before setting your lineup.

Each week during the NFL season, we will rank enough players at each position to appease everyone from those in 8-team leagues to 16-team leagues, those that can start two QBs, two TEs, three RBs and four WRs. We cut out the rest, because if you're looking at who the 50th-best running back or the 17th-best kicker is for that week, you need more help than any website can give you.

2013 NFL Week 10 Fantasy Football Rankings — Running Back
Teams on bye: Cleveland, Kansas City, New England, New York Jets

RkPlayerTeamOPPNotes
1Adrian PetersonMINvs. WAS (Thurs.)Broke out (140, TD) vs. Cowboys last week.
2Matt ForteCHIvs. DETCame up big on MNF (179 total yds., TD) vs. GB.
3Marshawn LynchSEAat ATLBack to Beast Mode (125 yds.) vs. Bucs.
4Eddie LacyGBvs. PHIWill be leaned on even more w/ Rodgers out.
5Reggie BushDETat CHIBears gave up 199 yards rushing to GB on MNF.
6Knowshon MorenoDENat SDChargers allowing nearly five yards per carry.
7LeSean McCoyPHIat GBJust 44 yds. rushing, but caught 1st TD vs. Raiders.
8Alfred MorrisWASat MIN (Thurs.)Season-high 25 carries, 121 yards vs. Chargers.
9Chris JohnsonTENvs. JACCJ finally broke through (150, 2 TD) vs. Rams.
10Zac StacySTLat INDRookie has 261 yards rushing over last 2 games.
11C.J. SpillerBUFat PITBroke off 61-yard run last week vs. Chiefs.
12Frank GoreSFvs. CARPanthers are No. 2 in NFL vs. rush.
13Le'Veon BellPITvs. BUFPosted season-best 65 yards receiving vs. NE.
14DeMarco MurrayDALat NOReturned from knee injury, had just 31 yds. rushing.
15Fred JacksonBUFat PITSteelers allowing 131.3 yards rushing per game.
16Mike JamesTBvs. MIA (Mon.)Rookie gashed Seahawks for 158 yards rushing.
17Giovani BernardCINat BALAveraged 8.8 ypc w/ 2 TDs vs. Dolphins last week.
18Maurice Jones-DrewJACat TENTitans are 26th against the run.
19Danny WoodheadSDvs. DENLate rushing TD overturned by replay last week.
20Pierre ThomasNOvs. DALIn line for more work if Sproles (concussion) out.
21Lamar MillerMIAat TB (Mon.)Season-high 105 yards on 16 carries vs. Bengals.
22Andre EllingtonARIvs. HOURushed for 154 (incl. 80-yard TD) in last game.
23Ray RiceBALvs. CINOn pace for only 555 yards rushing.
24Ryan MathewsSDvs. DENRan for only 34 yards, after 212 in previous 2 games.
25Steven JacksonATLvs. SEACan SJax gash struggling 'Hawks rush D?
26Ben TateHOUat ARIRushed for 81 yards w/ four broken ribs vs. Colts.
27Trent RichardsonINDvs. STLJust 20 yards rushing on eight carries vs. Texans.
28Andre BrownNYGvs. OAKExpected to make season debut this week.
29Darren SprolesNOvs. DALSustained concussion vs. Jets, monitor status.
30Rashad JenningsOAKat NYGWent for 102 yards after McFadden got hurt.
31BenJarvus Green-EllisCINat BALLed team with 21 carries (72 yds.) vs. Dolphins.
32James StarksGBvs. PHISecond straight game w/ TD backing up Lacy.
33DeAngelo WilliamsCARat SFStewart's return meant less work for Williams.
34Mike TolbertCARat SFPicked up 4th rushing TD of season vs. Falcons.
35Donald BrownINDvs. STLLed Colts with 49 yards rushing on just six carries.
36Shonn GreeneTENvs. JACPicked up rushing TD despite CJ's big day.
37Rashard MendenhallARIvs. HOUHow many touches will he take from Ellington?
38Joique BellDETat CHI 
39Jonathan StewartCARat SFLed team with 43 yards rushing in first game of '13.
40Daniel ThomasMIAat TB (Mon.)Got 12 carries, but only 38 yards vs. Bengals.
41Jacquizz RodgersATLvs. SEASJax' struggles keeping 'Quizz a factor.
42Roy HeluWASat MIN (Thurs.)Inconsistent use makes him hard to trust.
43Dennis JohnsonHOUat ARIHis role dependent on health of Foster/Tate.
44Mark IngramNOvs. DALMay get another chance if Sproles (concussion) is out.
45Montee BallDENat SDWill rookie have bigger role coming off of bye?
46Peyton HillisNYGvs. OAKMay be odd man out with Jacobs and Brown back.
47Kendall HunterSFvs. CAR 
48Brandon JacobsNYGvs. OAKDid bye allow enough time for hamstring to heal?

Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:

OFFENSIVE SCORING
All touchdowns are 6 points
1 point for 25 yards passing
1 point for 10 yards rushing/receiving
Receptions are .5 points
Interceptions/fumbles are minus-2 points

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