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Running Back Rankings: NFL Fantasy Week 9

Running Back Rankings Week 9: Christian McCaffrey

Running Back Rankings Week 9: Christian McCaffrey

I'm feeling a little low as I do my Week 9 fantasy football running back rankings. It's been a rough week already, so please allow me to indulge in a little self-congratulation.

First off, I made a great call last week with DeeJay Dallas! Even by game time, I still had him ranked higher than the ECR (Expert Consensus Rankings)! I still like him in a dynasty league, but with Chris Carson likely back, he'll go tumbling back down my rankings. I also made a great call on Zack Moss for Week 8. I told you that he was starting to take over the backfield in Buffalo and he did.

I'm high on Moss again this week, as I have him four spots higher than the ECR (both of which are subject to change). What might be more interesting however is the RB I like less than the ECR this week. The ECR currently has Christian McCaffrey as the No. 3 overall RB. That is way too high. Can we at least see him play a snap before we anoint him as an obvious play?

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For one, Mike Davis has done too well in relief to just be cast aside. Secondly, McCaffrey's matchup is nothing special, as both the running backs I have above him are facing teams that have been generous in giving up fantasy points to the position. McCaffrey should be an RB1 this week. But expecting him to be a top-three fantasy option in his first game back after missing six weeks is a little too optimistic.

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

Teams on bye: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia

NFL RB Rankings: Week 9

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— Rankings by Mark Strausberg, a member of the Athlon Network Contributor, who despite his youthful exuberance and good looks has been playing fantasy sports before Wildcats or Hoosiers even made it to VHS. Got a fantasy sports question or thought? Hit him up on Twitter @MarkStrausberg.