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Running Back Rankings Week 5

Running Back Rankings Week 5: Mark Ingram

Running Back Rankings Week 5: Mark Ingram

If you took a quick look at these rankings before reading this, you might be wondering how on earth Alvin Kamara isn’t the No. 1 running back heading into Week 5 in fantasy football.

Of course, he could end up once again being the No. 1 fantasy scorer at the position once again, but Mark Ingram's is returning from suspension this week. Assuming he plays, he will cut into Kamara's workload, at least when it comes to carries.

So how should you value Ingram as he gets ready for his season debut? Is he a RB1 or are guys like T.J. Yeldon and Kerryon Johnson better options for Week 5? And who should you owners that don't have Jordan Howard or Tarik Cohen this week trust?

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

Teams on bye: Chicago, Tampa Bay

Rank

Player

Team

Opp

1

Todd Gurley

LAR

at SEA

2

Melvin Gordon

LAC

vs. OAK

3

Alvin Kamara

NO

vs. WAS (Mon.)

4

Ezekiel Elliott

DAL

at HOU

5

Christian McCaffrey

CAR

vs. NYG

6

Saquon Barkley

NYG

at CAR

7

James Conner

PIT

vs. ATL

8

David Johnson

ARI

at SF

9

Kareem Hunt

KC

vs. JAC

10

Sony Michel

NE

vs. IND (Thurs.)

11

Marshawn Lynch

OAK

at LAC

12

Carlos Hyde

CLE

vs. BAL

13

T.J. Yeldon

JAC

at KC

14

Mark Ingram

NO

vs. WAS (Mon.)

15

Kerryon Johnson

DET

vs. GB

16

James White

NE

vs. IND (Thurs.)

17

Chris Thompson

WAS

at NO (Mon.)

18

Matt Breida

SF

vs. ARI

19

Lamar Miller

HOU

vs. DAL

20

Alex Collins

BAL

at CLE

21

Jay Ajayi

PHI

vs. MIN

22

Tevin Coleman

ATL

at PIT

23

Aaron Jones

GB

at DET

24

Adrian Peterson

WAS

at NO (Mon.)

25

Giovani Bernard

CIN

vs. MIA

26

Dalvin Cook

MIN

at PHI

27

Dion Lewis

TEN

at BUF

28

Derrick Henry

TEN

at BUF

29

Phillip Lindsay

DEN

at NYJ

30

LeSean McCoy

BUF

vs. TEN

31

Kenyan Drake

MIA

at CIN

32

Royce Freeman

DEN

at NYJ

33

Bilal Powell

NYJ

vs. DEN

34

Nyheim Hines

IND

at NE (Thurs.)

35

Isaiah Crowell

NYJ

vs. DEN

36

Austin Ekeler

LAC

vs. OAK

37

Javorius Allen

BAL

at CLE

38

Jamaal Williams

GB

at DET

39

Alfred Morris

SF

vs. ARI

40

Joe Mixon

CIN

vs. MIA

41

Ty Montgomery

GB

at DET

42

Latavius Murray

MIN

at PHI

43

Duke Johnson

CLE

vs. BAL

44

Frank Gore

MIA

at CIN

45

Chris Carson

SEA

vs. LAR

46

Mike Davis

SEA

vs. LAR

47

Theo Riddick

DET

vs. GB

48

Jordan Wilkins

IND

at NE (Thurs.)

49

Jalen Richard

OAK

at LAC

50

Devonta Freeman

ATL

at PIT

— 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.