Fantasy Football 2015 Running Back Rankings: Week 5

Where's Todd Gurley ranked this week?

I think it’s safe to say that Le'Veon Bell is back and that he is going to be a permanent fixture in the top three of these fantasy running backs rankings for the foreseeable future. That’s even with Michael Vick as his quarterback and it won’t matter the matchup. The same can also be said for Jamaal Charles.


But what about guys that have struggled so far this year like DeMarco Murray, Jeremy Hill and C.J. Anderson? Where do they fit in the rankings?


Plus see who cracks the top 10 for this first time this year. (Hint – he’s a rookie).


Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DST I K I Flex


Teams on bye: Carolina, Miami, Minnesota, New York Jets


And remember, no Adrian Peterson this week (or Lamar Miller, Chris Ivory or Jonathan Stewart). Here are your running back rankings for week 5.


Rank Player Team Opp
1 Le'Veon Bell  PIT  at SD (Mon.)
2 Jamaal Charles  KC  vs. CHI
3 Devonta Freeman  ATL  vs. WAS
4 Matt Forte  CHI  at KC
5 Eddie Lacy  GB  vs. STL
6 Justin Forsett  BAL  vs. CLE
7 Todd Gurley  STL  at GB
8 Karlos Williams*  BUF  at TEN 
9 Mark Ingram  NO  at PHI
10 Arian Foster  HOU  vs. IND (Thurs.)
11 Marshawn Lynch*  SEA  at CIN 
12 Doug Martin  TB  vs. JAC
13 Joseph Randle  DAL  vs. NE
14 Frank Gore  IND  at HOU (Thurs.)
15 T.J. Yeldon  JAC  at TB
16 Carlos Hyde  SF  at NYG
17 Latavius Murray  OAK  at DEN
18 Dion Lewis  NE  at DAL
19 DeMarco Murray  PHI  vs. NO
20 Danny Woodhead  SD  at NO
21 Giovani Bernard  CIN  vs. SEA
22 Rashad Jennings  NYG  vs. SF
23 Jeremy Hill  CIN  vs. SEA
24 Darren Sproles  PHI  vs. NO
25 Thomas Rawls  SEA  at CIN
26 Ronnie Hillman  DEN  vs. OAK
27 Isaiah Crowell  CLE  at BAL
28 LeGarrette Blount  NE  at DAL
29 Melvin Gordon  SD  vs. PIT (Mon.)
30 Chris Johnson  ARI  at DET
31 Alfred Morris  WAS  at STL
32 C.J. Anderson  DEN  vs. OAK
33 Duke Johnson  CLE  at BAL
34 Antonio Andrews  TEN  vs. BUF
35 Ameer Abdullah  DET  vs. ARI
36 Matt Jones  WAS  at ATL
37 Charles Sims  TB  vs. JAC
38 Andre Williams  NYG  vs. SF
39 C.J. Spiller  NO  at PHI
40 Ryan Matthews  PHI  vs. NO
41 Andre Ellington  ARI  at DET
42 Chris Thompson  WAS  at ATL
43 Christine Michael  DAL  vs. NE
44 Theo Riddick  DET  vs. ARI
45 Alfred Blue  HOU  vs. IND (Thurs.)
46 Khiry Robinson  NO  at PHI
47 Shane Vereen  NYG  vs. SF
48 David Johnson  ARI  at DET
49 Bishop Sankey  TEN  vs. BUF
50 Lorenzo Taliaferro  BAL  vs. CLE

*If they play. Monitor practice and injury reports closely.


— Written by Michael Horvath, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Horvath is a Canadian who also happens to be a fantasy football (not to be confused with CFL) and fitness nut. Follow him on Twitter @realmikehorvath.

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