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Fantasy Football 2014 Running Back Rankings: Week 7

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Matt Forté

DeMarco Murray, the NFL’s leading rusher by a wide margin, leads off Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings for Week 7, but he’s not the only one getting the job done. Even though Matt Forté is just seventh in the league in rushing, he trails only Murray in fantasy points among RBs thanks to a position-high 46 receptions. Murray and Forté should both earn their keep yet again this week based on their respective matchups and the number of touches each has been getting. Another back that could see his workload increase is Lamar Miller, who is now the Dolphins’ clear-cut No. 1 option with Knowshon Moreno done for the season (torn ACL). Other injured ball carriers that could be fantasy relevant as early as this week if they are able to return from injury include Reggie Bush, Mark Ingram and Jonathan Stewart. 

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 7 Fantasy Football Rankings — Running Backs

Teams on bye: Philadelphia, Tampa Bay

Rank

Player

Team

Opp

1

DeMarco Murray

DAL

vs. NYG

2

Matt Forte

CHI

vs. MIA

3

Arian Foster

HOU

at PIT (Mon.)

4

Le'Veon Bell

PIT

vs. HOU (Mon.)

5

Marshawn Lynch

SEA

at STL

6

Jamaal Charles

KC

at SD

7

Giovani Bernard

CIN

at IND

8

Ben Tate

CLE

at JAC

9

Andre Ellington

ARI

at OAK

10

Branden Oliver

SD

vs. KC

11

Eddie Lacy

GB

vs. CAR

12

Lamar Miller

MIA

at CHI

13

Alfred Morris

WAS

vs. TEN

14

Justin Forsett

BAL

vs. ATL

15

Fred Jackson

BUF

vs. MIN

16

Andre Williams

NYG

at DAL

17

Joique Bell

DET

vs. NO

18

Ahmad Bradshaw

IND

vs. CIN

19

Frank Gore

SF

at DEN

20

Ronnie Hillman

DEN

vs. SF

21

Shane Vereen

NE

vs. NYJ (Thurs.)

22

Chris Ivory

NYJ

at NE (Thurs.)

23

Reggie Bush

DET

vs. NO

24

C.J. Spiller

BUF

vs. MIN

25

Trent Richardson

IND

vs. CIN

26

Pierre Thomas

NO

at DET

27

Bishop Sankey

TEN

at WAS

28

Mark Ingram

NO

at DET

29

Steven Jackson

ATL

at BAL

30

Jerrick McKinnon

MIN

at BUF

31

Jonathan Stewart

CAR

at GB

32

Brandon Bolden

NE

vs. NYJ (Thurs.)

33

Isaiah Crowell

CLE

at JAC

34

Zac Stacy

STL

vs. SEA

35

Darren McFadden

OAK

vs. ARI

36

Jeremy Hill

CIN

at IND

37

Khiry Robinson

NO

at DET

38

Bernard Pierce

BAL

vs. ATL

39

Matt Asiata

MIN

at BUF

40

James Starks

GB

vs. CAR

41

Chris Johnson

NYJ

at NE (Thurs.)

42

Knile Davis

KC

at SD

43

Storm Johnson

JAC

vs. CLE

44

Benny Cunningham

STL

vs. SEA

45

Antone Smith

ATL

at BAL

46

Carlos Hyde

SF

at DEN

47

Roy Helu

WAS

vs. TEN

48

Juwan Thompson

DEN

vs. SF

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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