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Fantasy Football 2014 Running Back Rankings: Week 6

Branden Oliver

Branden Oliver

Once again, injuries have caused quite a bit of shuffling to Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings for Week 6. Montee Ball, Rashad Jennings, Zac Stacy, Reggie Bush and Donald Brown were among those who got hurt last week, opening the door for others on their teams. In Brown’s case, Branden Oliver certainly took advantage, as the undrafted rookie from Buffalo exploded for 182 total yards and two touchdowns in San Diego’s 31-0 whitewashing of the Jets. With Brown’s status still uncertain, Oliver checks in at No. 13 thanks in part to an appealing matchup against the Raiders. Not all of the RB-related injury news was bad, however, as Arian Foster looked pretty healthy in rushing for a season-high 157 yards and two scores in Houston’s overtime loss in Dallas. Now the key for Foster is how will he bounce back on a short week? (Here's a hint: we like his chances.)

Each week during the NFL season, we will rank enough players at each position to appease everyone from those in 8-team leagues to 16-team leagues, those that can start two QBs, two TEs, three RBs and four WRs. We cut out the rest, because if you're looking at who the 50th-best running back or the 17th-best kicker is for that week, you need more help than any Web site can give you.

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

2014 NFL Week 6 Fantasy Football Rankings — Running Backs

Teams on bye: Kansas City, New Orleans

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Rank

Player

Team

Opp

1

Marshawn Lynch

SEA

vs. DAL

2

Matt Forte

CHI

at ATL

3

Arian Foster

HOU

vs. IND (Thurs.)

4

Le'Veon Bell

PIT

at CLE

5

Giovani Bernard

CIN

vs. CAR

6

DeMarco Murray

DAL

at SEA

7

Eddie Lacy

GB

at MIA

8

Andre Williams

NYG

at PHI

9

Frank Gore

SF

at STL (Mon.)

10

Andre Ellington

ARI

vs. WAS

11

LeSean McCoy

PHI

vs. NYG

12

Alfred Morris

WAS

at ARI

13

Branden Oliver

SD

at OAK

14

Lamar Miller

MIA

vs. GB

15

Ben Tate

CLE

vs. PIT

16

Ahmad Bradshaw

IND

at HOU (Thurs.)

17

Justin Forsett

BAL

at TB

18

Fred Jackson

BUF

vs. NE

19

C.J. Spiller

BUF

vs. NE

20

Chris Ivory

NYJ

vs. DEN

21

Doug Martin

TB

vs. BAL

22

Matt Asiata

MIN

vs. DET

23

Zac Stacy

STL

vs. SF (Mon.)

24

Reggie Bush

DET

at MIN

25

Stevan Ridley

NE

at BUF

26

Steven Jackson

ATL

vs. CHI

27

Ronnie Hillman

DEN

at NYJ

28

Darren Sproles

PHI

vs. NYG

29

Trent Richardson

IND

at HOU (Thurs.)

30

Shane Vereen

NE

at BUF

31

Jeremy Hill

CIN

vs. CAR

32

Joique Bell

DET

at MIN

33

Bishop Sankey

TEN

vs. JAC

34

Chris Johnson

NYJ

vs. DEN

35

Darren McFadden

OAK

vs. SD

36

Shonn Greene

TEN

vs. JAC

37

Benny Cunningham

STL

vs. SF (Mon.)

38

Jerick McKinnon

MIN

vs. DET

39

Lorenzo Taliaferro

BAL

at TB

40

Toby Gerhart

JAC

at TEN

41

Darrin Reaves

CAR

at CIN

42

Isaiah Crowell

CLE

vs. PIT

43

Storm Johnson

JAC

at TEN

44

Bernard Pierce

BAL

at TB

45

Maurice Jones-Drew

OAK

vs. SD

46

Terrance West

CLE

vs. PIT

47

George Winn

DET

at MIN

48

Carlos Hyde

SF

at STL (Mon.)

Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:

All touchdowns are 6 points
1 point for 25 yards passing
1 point for 10 yards rushing/receiving
Receptions are .5 points
Interceptions/fumbles are minus-2 points

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