Fantasy Football 2015 Running Back Rankings: Week 9

With Le'Veon Bell now out for the season who's No. 1 this week?

The top tier of fantasy running backs sure is getting thin. Just look at these names — Jamaal Charles, Le'Veon Bell, Arian Foster, Matt Forte. All these guys are first-round running backs (with the exception of Foster, who may have been a later-round choice because of his preseason groin injury) and the anchors to many fantasy teams and they’re gone (although Forte will probably be back in time for the fantasy playoffs).


And if the injuries weren't enough to deal with, don't forget that six teams are on bye this week. If there ever was a time to check out running back rankings this is it. So let’s get started.


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


Teams on bye: Arizona, Baltimore, Detroit, Kansas City, Houston, Seattle


Rank Player Team Opp
1 Devonta Freeman ATL at SF
2 Todd Gurley STL at MIN
3 Doug Martin TB vs. NYG
4 Mark Ingram NO vs. TEN
5 Jeremy Hill CIN vs. CLE  (Thurs.)
6 Darren McFadden DAL vs. PHI
7 Adrian Peterson MIN vs. STL
8 DeAngelo Williams PIT vs. OAK
9 Jeremy Langford CHI at SD (Mon.)
10 Chris Ivory NYJ vs. JAC
11 DeMarco Murray PHI at DAL
12 T.J. Yeldon JAC at NYJ
13 Ronnie Hillman DEN at IND
14 Melvin Gordon SD vs. CHI (Mon.)
15 LeSean McCoy BUF vs. MIA
16 Giovani Bernard CIN vs. CLE (Thurs.) 
17 Dion Lewis NE vs. WAS
18 Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. GB
19 Latavius Murray OAK at PIT
20 Lamar Miller MIA at BUF
21 Eddie Lacy GB at CAR
22 LeGarrette Blount NE vs. WAS
23 Danny Woodhead SD vs. CHI (Mon.)
24 C.J. Spiller NO vs. TEN
25 Frank Gore IND vs. DEN
26 C.J. Anderson DEN at IND
27 Charles Sims TB vs. NYG
28 Matt Jones WAS at NE
29 Shane Vereen NYG at TB
30 Isaiah Crowell CLE at CIN (Thurs.)
31 Antonio Andrews TEN at NO
32 Christine Michael DAL vs. PHI
33 Antone Smith CHI at SD
34 Duke Johnson CLE at CIN (Thurs.)
35 James Starks GB at CAR
36 Orleans Darkwa NYG at TB
37 Ryan Matthews PHI at DAL
38 Dexter McCluster TEN at NO
39 Mike Davis SF vs. ATL
40 Zac Stacy NYJ vs. JAC
41 David Cobb TEN at NO
42 Darren Sproles PHI at DAL
43 Rashad Jennings NYG at TB
44 Carlos Hyde SF vs. ATL
45 Chris Thompson WAS at NE
46 Karlos Williams BUF vs. MIA
47 Marcel Reece OAK at PIT
48 Kendall Gaskins SF vs. ATL
49 Alfred Morris WAS at NE
50 Jonas Gray MIA at BUF

— 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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