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Fantasy Football 2015 Running Back Rankings: Week 9

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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).

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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.

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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.