Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings: Week 5

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2011 NFL Week 5 — Running Back Rankings

Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Defense/Special Teams

Athlon Sports Week 5 Waiver Wire

Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:

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.

Teams on bye this week: Baltimore, Cleveland, Dallas, Miami, St. Louis, Washington

Rk Player Team OPPONENT
1 Adrian Peterson MIN vs. ARI
2 Arian Foster HOU vs. OAK
3 Darren McFadden OAK at HOU
4 LeSean McCoy PHI at BUF
5 Maurice Jones-Drew JAC vs. CIN
6 Fred Jackson BUF vs. PHI
7 Matt Forte CHI at DET
8 Ryan Mathews SD vs. DEN
9 Chris Johnson TEN vs. PIT
10 Michael Turner ATL vs. GB
11 Beanie Wells ARI at MIN
12 Frank Gore SF vs. TB
13 Ahmad Bradshaw NYG vs. SEA
14 LeGarrette Blount TB at SF
15 Jahvid Best DET vs. CHI
16 Cedric Benson CIN at JAC
17 James Starks GB at ATL
18 Willis McGahee DEN at SD
19 Shonn Greene NYJ at NE
20 Darren Sproles NO at CAR
21 Joseph Addai IND vs. KC
22 DeAngelo Williams CAR vs. NO
23 Isaac Redman PIT vs. TEN
24 Mark Ingram NO at CAR
25 BenJarvus Green-Ellis NE vs. NYJ
26 Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. NO
27 Marshawn Lynch SEA at NYG
28 Brandon Jacobs NYG vs. SEA
29 Mike Tolbert SD vs. DEN
30 Thomas Jones KC at IND
31 Ryan Grant GB at ATL
32 Stevan Ridley NE vs. NYJ
33 Dexter McCluster KC at IND
34 Pierre Thomas NO at CAR
35 Michael Bush OAK at HOU
36 LaDainian Tomlinson NYJ at NE
37 Kendall Hunter SF vs. TB
38 Knowshon Moreno DEN at SD
39 Ben Tate HOU vs. OAK
40 Delone Carter IND vs. KC
41 Rashard Mendenhall PIT vs. TEN
42 Bernard Scott CIN at JAC
43 Earnest Graham TB at SF
44 C.J. Spiller BUF vs. PHI
45 Marion Barber CHI at DET
46 Jacquizz Rodgers ATL vs. GB
47 Deji Karim JAC vs. CIN
48 Danny Woodhead NE vs. NYJ

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