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Fantasy Football 2014 Running Back Rankings: Week 9

Mark Ingram

Mark Ingram

Lots of firepower sitting on the sidelines with six teams on bye, but there are still some pretty big weapons atop Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings for Week 9. Leading off our list is Arian Foster, who led all backs in fantasy points thanks to 173 total yards (151 rushing) and three touchdowns. Foster is our No. 1 pick because DeMarco Murray, who ran his record streak to eight straight 100-yard rushing games, is set to face Arizona’s third-ranked rushing defense. While Foster and Murray have been strong all season long, Mark Ingram was the best on the ground in Week 8. Ingram gashed Green Bay for 172 yards and now gets a shot at a Carolina defense that has struggled (135.3 ypg, 28th) against the run this season. Ingram is a borderline top-10 option this week.

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 9 Fantasy Football Rankings — Running Backs

Teams on bye: Atlanta, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay, Tennessee

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Rank

Player

Team

Opp

1

Arian Foster

HOU

vs. PHI

2

DeMarco Murray

DAL

vs. ARI

3

Marshawn Lynch

SEA

vs. OAK

4

Jamaal Charles

KC

vs. NYJ

5

Le'Veon Bell

PIT

vs. BAL

6

Andre Ellington

ARI

at DAL

7

LeSean McCoy

PHI

at HOU

8

Lamar Miller

MIA

vs. SD

9

Ronnie Hillman

DEN

at NE

10

Giovani Bernard

CIN

vs. JAC

11

Ahmad Bradshaw

IND

at NYG (Mon.)

12

Mark Ingram

NO

at CAR (Thurs.)

13

Justin Forsett

BAL

at PIT

14

Alfred Morris

WAS

at MIN

15

Jerick McKinnon

MIN

vs. WAS

16

Ben Tate

CLE

vs. TB

17

Branden Oliver

SD

at MIA

18

Frank Gore

SF

vs. STL

19

Denard Robinson

JAC

at CIN

20

Chris Ivory

NYJ

at KC

21

Andre Williams

NYG

vs. IND (Mon.)

22

Shane Vereen

NE

vs. DEN

23

Trent Richardson

IND

at NYG (Mon.)

24

Darren McFadden

OAK

at SEA

25

Jonas Gray

NE

vs. DEN

26

Tre Mason

STL

at SF

27

DeAngelo Williams

CAR

vs. NO (Thurs.)

28

Bobby Rainey

TB

at CLE

29

Lorenzo Taliaferro

BAL

at PIT

30

Jeremy Hill

CIN

vs. JAC

31

Jonathan Stewart

CAR

vs. NO (Thurs.)

32

Knile Davis

KC

vs. NYJ

33

Darren Sproles

PHI

at HOU

34

Juwan Thompson

DEN

at NE

35

Travaris Cadet

NO

at CAR (Thurs.)

36

Charles Sims

TB

at CLE

37

Isaiah Crowell

CLE

vs. TB

38

Ryan Mathews

SD

at MIA

39

Carlos Hyde

SF

vs. STL

40

Benny Cunningham

STL

at SF

41

Zac Stacy

STL

at SF

42

Roy Helu

WAS

at MIN

43

Alfred Blue

HOU

vs. PHI

44

Terrance West

CLE

vs. TB

45

Matt Asiata

MIN

vs. WAS

46

Chris Johnson

NYJ

at KC

47

Toby Gerhart

JAC

at CIN

48

LeGarrette Blount

PIT

vs. BAL

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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