Running Back Rankings Week 5

Le'Veon Bell finally broke through in a big way last week and is firmly entrenched atop the rankings

Bye weeks are here and as it relates to fantasy football that means finding running backs you are comfortable starting might be harder than usual for Week 5. This is especially the case considering all the injuries and uncertainty surrounding this position.


The studs remain atop the rankings, but guys like Bilal Powell, Ameer Abdullah and Duke Johnson are likely going to be key parts of many fantasy rosters this week. And while owners know they won’t have the services of Devonta Freeman, C.J. Anderson, Mark Ingram, Tevin Coleman, Adrian Peterson, Chris Thompson and any other Bronco, Falcon, Redskin or Saint RB this because of a bye, there are some others who are questions marks – for one reason or another.


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


Teams on bye: Atlanta, Denver, New Orleans, Washington


Rk Player Team Opp
1 Le'Veon Bell PIT vs. JAC
2 Ezekiel Elliott   DAL vs. GB
3 Kareem Hunt  KC at HOU
4 Todd Gurley LAR vs. SEA
5 LeSean McCoy  BUF at CIN
6 Leonard Fournette  JAC at PIT
7 Carlos Hyde  SF at IND
8 Jay Ajayi  MIA vs. TEN
9 Melvin Gordon  LAC at NYG
10 Lamar Miller HOU vs. KC
11 DeMarco Murray TEN at MIA
12 Jordan Howard CHI vs. MIN (Mon.)
13 Bilal Powell NYJ at CLE
14 Mike Gillislee  NE at TB (Thurs.)
15 Ameer Abdullah  DET vs. CAR
16 Joe Mixon  CIN vs. BUF
17 Christian McCaffrey  CAR at DET
18 Marshawn Lynch  OAK vs. BAL
19 Duke Johnson  CLE vs. NYJ
20 Frank Gore  IND vs. SF
21 LeGarrette Blount  PHI vs. ARI
22 Doug Martin  TB vs. NE (Thurs.)
23 Ty Montgomery GB at DAL
24 Isaiah Crowell  CLE vs. NYJ
25 Tarik Cohen CHI vs. MIN (Mon.)
26 James White  NE at TB (Thurs.)
27 Jonathan Stewart  CAR at DET
28 Wendell Smallwood  PHI vs. ARI
29 Wayne Gallman  NYG vs. LAC
30 Latavius Murray  MIN at CHI (Mon.)
31 Alex Collins  BAL at OAK
32 Derrick Henry  TEN at MIA
33 Andre Ellington  ARI at PHI
34 Thomas Rawls  SEA at LAR
35 Javorius Allen  BAL at OAK
36 Aaron Jones  GB at DAL
37 Jacquizz Rodgers  TB vs. NE (Thurs.)
38 Giovani Bernard  CIN vs. BUF
39 Eddie Lacy  SEA at LAR
40 Theo Riddick  DET vs. CAR
41 Jerick McKinnon  MIN at CHI (Mon.)
42 C.J. Prosise  SEA at LAR
43 D'Onta Foreman  HOU vs. KC
44 Chris Johnson  ARI at PHI
45 Elijah McGuire  NYJ at CLE
46 Terrance West  BAL at OAK
47 Shane Vereen  NYG vs. LAC
48 Matt Breida  SF at IND
49 Matt Forte  NYJ at CLE
50 Jeremy Hill  CIN vs. BUF


— Rankings 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.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 17:40

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