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Running Back Rankings Week 8

Running Back Rankings Week 8: Marlon Mack

Running Back Rankings Week 8: Marlon Mack

Week 7 was terrible for running backs and fantasy owners felt their pain. We already knew Marshawn Lynch was going to miss at least a month with a groin injury, but Sunday saw LeSean McCoy leave early with a head injury and he's now in the concussion protocol.

If that wasn’t enough misery, Ezekiel Elliott put up the worst game of his career and David Johnson couldn't get much going against Denver on Thursday night. A few of the more positive developments at the position saw Ronald Jones make the most of his opportunities, Raheem Mostert staking his claim for a prominent role in the 49ers' offense moving forward, and Chris Ivory filling in admirably for the aforementioned McCoy.

But with the injuries piling up at the position and guys like Elliott, Melvin Gordon (who didn't even play in Week 7), Dion Lewis, Tevin Coleman and Austin Ekeler all on bye this week, how do the running backs stack up in Week 8? I'm glad you asked.

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

Teams on bye: Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles Chargers, Tennessee

Rank

Player

Team

Opp

1

Todd Gurley

LAR

vs. GB

2

Saquon Barkley

NYG

vs. WAS

3

Kareem Hunt

KC

vs. DEN

4

James Conner

PIT

vs. CLE

5

Joe Mixon

CIN

vs. TB

6

Alvin Kamara

NO

at MIN

7

David Johnson

ARI

vs. SF

8

James White

NE

at BUF (Mon.)

9

Marlon Mack

IND

at OAK

10

Christian McCaffrey

CAR

vs. BAL

11

Phillip Lindsay

DEN

at KC

12

Kerryon Johnson

DET

vs. SEA

13

Nick Chubb

CLE

at PIT

14

Adrian Peterson

WAS

at NYG

15

Jordan Howard

CHI

vs. NYJ

16

Mark Ingram

NO

at MIN

17

Tarik Cohen

CHI

vs. NYJ

18

Lamar Miller

HOU

vs. MIA (Thurs.)

19

Chris Carson

SEA

at DET

20

Latavius Murray

MIN

vs. NO

21

Alex Collins

BAL

at CAR

22

Kenyan Drake

MIA

at HOU (Thurs.)

23

Isaiah Crowell

NYJ

at CHI

24

T.J. Yeldon

JAC

vs. PHI (London)

25

Doug Martin

OAK

vs. IND

26

Jalen Richard

OAK

vs. IND

27

Raheem Mostert

SF

at ARI

28

Aaron Jones

GB

at LAR

29

Wendell Smallwood

PHI

at JAC (London)

30

Corey Clement

PHI

at JAC (London)

31

Chris Ivory

BUF

vs. NE (Mon.)

32

Chris Thompson

WAS

at NYG

33

Carlos Hyde

JAC

vs. PHI (London)

34

Royce Freeman

DEN

at KC

35

Duke Johnson

CLE

at PIT

36

Frank Gore

MIA

at HOU (Thurs.)

37

Peyton Barber

TB

at CIN

38

Ronald Jones II

TB

at CIN

39

Matt Breida

SF

at ARI

40

Javorius Allen

BAL

at CAR

41

Nyheim Hines

IND

at OAK

42

Jamaal Williams

GB

at LAR

43

LeGarrette Blount

DET

vs. SEA

44

Ty Montgomery

GB

at LAR

45

Mike Davis

SEA

at DET

46

Kenjon Barner

NE

at BUF (Mon.)

47

Rashaad Penny

SEA

at DET

48

Alfred Morris

SF

at ARI

49

LeSean McCoy

BUF

vs. NE (Mon.)

50

Alfred Blue

HOU

vs. MIA (Thurs.)

— 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.