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Fantasy Football 2015 Running Back Rankings: Week 5

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I think it’s safe to say that Le'Veon Bell is back and that he is going to be a permanent fixture in the top three of these fantasy running backs rankings for the foreseeable future. That’s even with Michael Vick as his quarterback and it won’t matter the matchup. The same can also be said for Jamaal Charles.

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But what about guys that have struggled so far this year like DeMarco Murray, Jeremy Hill and C.J. Anderson? Where do they fit in the rankings?

Plus see who cracks the top 10 for this first time this year. (Hint – he’s a rookie).

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And remember, no Adrian Peterson this week (or Lamar Miller, Chris Ivory or Jonathan Stewart). Here are your running back rankings for week 5.

Rank

Player

Team

Opp

1

Le'Veon Bell

 PIT 

at SD (Mon.)

2

Jamaal Charles

 KC 

vs. CHI

3

Devonta Freeman

 ATL 

vs. WAS

4

Matt Forte

 CHI 

at KC

5

Eddie Lacy

 GB 

vs. STL

6

Justin Forsett

 BAL 

vs. CLE

7

Todd Gurley

 STL 

at GB

8

Karlos Williams*

 BUF 

at TEN 

9

Mark Ingram

 NO 

at PHI

10

Arian Foster

 HOU 

vs. IND (Thurs.)

11

Marshawn Lynch*

 SEA 

at CIN 

12

Doug Martin

 TB 

vs. JAC

13

Joseph Randle

 DAL 

vs. NE

14

Frank Gore

 IND 

at HOU (Thurs.)

15

T.J. Yeldon

 JAC 

at TB

16

Carlos Hyde

 SF 

at NYG

17

Latavius Murray

 OAK 

at DEN

18

Dion Lewis

 NE 

at DAL

19

DeMarco Murray

 PHI 

vs. NO

20

Danny Woodhead

 SD 

at NO

21

Giovani Bernard

 CIN 

vs. SEA

22

Rashad Jennings

 NYG 

vs. SF

23

Jeremy Hill

 CIN 

vs. SEA

24

Darren Sproles

 PHI 

vs. NO

25

Thomas Rawls

 SEA 

at CIN

26

Ronnie Hillman

 DEN 

vs. OAK

27

Isaiah Crowell

 CLE 

at BAL

28

LeGarrette Blount

 NE 

at DAL

29

Melvin Gordon

 SD 

vs. PIT (Mon.)

30

Chris Johnson

 ARI 

at DET

31

Alfred Morris

 WAS 

at STL

32

C.J. Anderson

 DEN 

vs. OAK

33

Duke Johnson

 CLE 

at BAL

34

Antonio Andrews

 TEN 

vs. BUF

35

Ameer Abdullah

 DET 

vs. ARI

36

Matt Jones

 WAS 

at ATL

37

Charles Sims

 TB 

vs. JAC

38

Andre Williams

 NYG 

vs. SF

39

C.J. Spiller

 NO 

at PHI

40

Ryan Matthews

 PHI 

vs. NO

41

Andre Ellington

 ARI 

at DET

42

Chris Thompson

 WAS 

at ATL

43

Christine Michael

 DAL 

vs. NE

44

Theo Riddick

 DET 

vs. ARI

45

Alfred Blue

 HOU 

vs. IND (Thurs.)

46

Khiry Robinson

 NO 

at PHI

47

Shane Vereen

 NYG 

vs. SF

48

David Johnson

 ARI 

at DET

49

Bishop Sankey

 TEN 

vs. BUF

50

Lorenzo Taliaferro

 BAL 

vs. CLE

*If they play. Monitor practice and injury reports closely.

— Written 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.