Fantasy Football 2015 Running Back Rankings: Week 8

Is Ronnie Hillman ready to assert himself as the Broncos' No. 1 running back this week?

Can you believe it’s Week 8 of the NFL/fantasy season already? After this week that means that the regular season is half over, what a bummer.


At least by now we know who the studs (Devonta Freeman!) and duds (Eddie Lacy?) are at running back. Now when it comes to ranking them it all has to do with matchups. Some matchups (vs. Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers) are better than others (vs. New York Jets, Denver Broncos).


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


Teams on bye: Buffalo, Jacksonville, Philadelphia, Washington


Who has the best matchups this week? Check out the Week 8 running back rankings to find out.


Rank Player Team Opp
1 Devonta Freeman ATL vs. TB
2 Le'Veon Bell PIT vs. CIN
3 Todd Gurley STL vs. SF
4 Justin Forsett BAL vs. SD
5 Adrian Peterson MIN at CHI
6 Matt Forte CHI vs. MIN
7 Doug Martin TB at ATL
8 Mark Ingram NO vs. NYG
9 Ronnie Hillman DEN vs. GB
10 Charcandrick West KC vs. DET (London)
11 Chris Ivory NYJ at OAK
12 Marshawn Lynch SEA at DAL
13 Chris Johnson ARI at CLE
14 Lamar Miller MIA at NE (Thurs.)
15 Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. IND (Mon.)
16 Giovani Bernard CIN at PIT
17 Darren McFadden DAL vs. SEA
18 Frank Gore IND at CAR (Mon.)
19 Carlos Hyde SF at STL
20 Jeremy Hill CIN at PIT
21 Danny Woodhead SD at BAL
22 Charles Sims TB at ATL
23 Antonio Andrews TEN at HOU
24 LeGarrette Blount NE vs. MIA (Thurs.)
25 Alfred Blue HOU vs. TEN
26 Latavius Murray OAK vs. NYJ
27 Dion Lewis NE vs. MIA (Thurs.)
28 Dexter McCluster TEN at HOU
29 James Starks GB at DEN
30 Duke Johnson CLE vs. ARI
31 Shane Vereen NYG at NO
32 C.J. Spiller NO vs. NYG
33 Eddie Lacy GB at DEN
34 Khiry Robinson NO vs. NYG
35 C.J. Anderson DEN vs. GB
36 Theo Riddick DET at KC (London)
37 Melvin Gordon SD at BAL
38 Rashad Jennings NYG at NO
39 Andre Ellington ARI at CLE
40 Ameer Abdullah DET at KC (London)
41 Javorius Allen BAL vs. SD
42 Chris Polk HOU vs. TEN
43 Isaiah Crowell CLE vs. ARI
44 Zac Stacy NYJ at OAK
45 Orleans Darkwa NYG at NO
46 Marcel Reece OAK vs. NYJ
47 Jonathan Grimes HOU vs. TEN
48 Joique Bell DET at KC (London)
49 Robert Turbin CLE vs. ARI
50 Branden Oliver SD at BAL

— 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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