Running Back Rankings Week 9

Todd Gurley is back from his bye and immediately returns as one of the top RB options

Ezekiel Elliott: Running Back Rankings Week 9

With Le’Veon Bell on a bye this week, the Week 9 fantasy running back rankings look quite different. However, an unexpected development leaves us with a guy in the No. 1 spot we didn’t think would play – Ezekiel Elliott.


Friday morning’s court ruling gives Elliott at least one more game and he immediately vaults to the top thanks to his strong play recently (413 rushing yards over last three games). Also, for the first time this season there are two rookie running backs in the top tier. To find out who these are and where new Eagle Jay Ajayi, as well as the Dolphins’ reshuffled backfield falls, be sure to check out the full Week 9 rankings below.


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


Teams on bye: Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota, New England, Pittsburgh


Rk Player Team Opp
1 Ezekiel Elliott DAL vs. KC
2 Kareem Hunt  KC at DAL
3 Todd Gurley  LAR at NYG
4 LeSean McCoy  BUF at NYJ (Thurs.)
5 Leonard Fournette  JAC vs. CIN
6 Mark Ingram  NO vs. TB
7 Lamar Miller  HOU vs. IND
8 Devonta Freeman  ATL at CAR
9 Doug Martin  TB at NO
10 Aaron Jones  GB vs. DET (Mon.)
11 Alvin Kamara  NO vs. TB
12 DeMarco Murray  TEN vs. BAL
13 Adrian Peterson  ARI at SF
14 Carlos Hyde SF vs. ARI
15 Chris Thompson  WAS at SEA
16 Joe Mixon  CIN at JAC
17 Alex Collins  BAL at TEN
18 Christian McCaffrey  CAR vs. ATL
19 C.J. Anderson  DEN at PHI
20 Ameer Abdullah  DET at GB (Mon.)
21 Tevin Coleman  ATL at CAR
22 Jay Ajayi  PHI vs. DEN
23 Bilal Powell  NYJ vs. BUF (Thurs.)
24 Orleans Darkwa  NYG vs. LAR
25 Marshawn Lynch  OAK at MIA
26 Frank Gore  IND at HOU
27 Matt Forte  NYJ vs. BUF (Thurs.)
28 Derrick Henry  TEN vs. BAL
29 Javorius Allen  BAL at TEN
30 LeGarrette Blount  PHI vs. DEN
31 Marlon Mack  IND at HOU
32 Jonathan Stewart  CAR vs. ATL
33 Robert Kelley  WAS at SEA
34 Ty Montgomery  GB vs. DET (Mon.)
35 Kenyan Drake  MIA vs. OAK
36 Theo Riddick  DET at GB (Mon.)
37 Jalen Richard  OAK at MIA
38 Thomas Rawls  SEA vs. WAS
39 Jamaal Charles  DEN at PHI
40 Damien Williams MIA vs. OAK
41 Matt Breida  SF vs. ARI
42 DeAndre Washington OAK at MIA
43 Wayne Gallman  NYG vs. LAR
44 Alfred Morris  DAL vs. KC
45 Eddie Lacy  SEA vs. WAS
46 Chris Ivory  JAC vs. CIN
47 Andre Ellington  ARI at SF
48 Wendell Smallwood PHI vs. DEN
49 D'Onta Foreman  HOU vs. IND
50 Giovani Bernard  CIN at JAC

— 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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