Running Back Rankings Week 5

Mark Ingram is back from suspension. Should you start him and how does this impact Alvin Kamara's ranking?

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?


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.

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