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Fantasy Football 2015 Running Back Rankings: Week 8

Ronnie Hillman

Ronnie Hillman

Can you believe it’s Week 8 of the NFL/fantasy season already? After this week that means that the regular season is half over, what a bummer.

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At least by now we know who the studs (Devonta Freeman!) and duds (Eddie Lacy?) are at running back. Now when it comes to ranking them it all has to do with matchups. Some matchups (vs. Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers) are better than others (vs. New York Jets, Denver Broncos).

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Who has the best matchups this week? Check out the Week 8 running back rankings to find out.

Rank

Player

Team

Opp

1

Devonta Freeman

ATL

vs. TB

2

Le'Veon Bell

PIT

vs. CIN

3

Todd Gurley

STL

vs. SF

4

Justin Forsett

BAL

vs. SD

5

Adrian Peterson

MIN

at CHI

6

Matt Forte

CHI

vs. MIN

7

Doug Martin

TB

at ATL

8

Mark Ingram

NO

vs. NYG

9

Ronnie Hillman

DEN

vs. GB

10

Charcandrick West

KC

vs. DET (London)

11

Chris Ivory

NYJ

at OAK

12

Marshawn Lynch

SEA

at DAL

13

Chris Johnson

ARI

at CLE

14

Lamar Miller

MIA

at NE (Thurs.)

15

Jonathan Stewart

CAR

vs. IND (Mon.)

16

Giovani Bernard

CIN

at PIT

17

Darren McFadden

DAL

vs. SEA

18

Frank Gore

IND

at CAR (Mon.)

19

Carlos Hyde

SF

at STL

20

Jeremy Hill

CIN

at PIT

21

Danny Woodhead

SD

at BAL

22

Charles Sims

TB

at ATL

23

Antonio Andrews

TEN

at HOU

24

LeGarrette Blount

NE

vs. MIA (Thurs.)

25

Alfred Blue

HOU

vs. TEN

26

Latavius Murray

OAK

vs. NYJ

27

Dion Lewis

NE

vs. MIA (Thurs.)

28

Dexter McCluster

TEN

at HOU

29

James Starks

GB

at DEN

30

Duke Johnson

CLE

vs. ARI

31

Shane Vereen

NYG

at NO

32

C.J. Spiller

NO

vs. NYG

33

Eddie Lacy

GB

at DEN

34

Khiry Robinson

NO

vs. NYG

35

C.J. Anderson

DEN

vs. GB

36

Theo Riddick

DET

at KC (London)

37

Melvin Gordon

SD

at BAL

38

Rashad Jennings

NYG

at NO

39

Andre Ellington

ARI

at CLE

40

Ameer Abdullah

DET

at KC (London)

41

Javorius Allen

BAL

vs. SD

42

Chris Polk

HOU

vs. TEN

43

Isaiah Crowell

CLE

vs. ARI

44

Zac Stacy

NYJ

at OAK

45

Orleans Darkwa

NYG

at NO

46

Marcel Reece

OAK

vs. NYJ

47

Jonathan Grimes

HOU

vs. TEN

48

Joique Bell

DET

at KC (London)

49

Robert Turbin

CLE

vs. ARI

50

Branden Oliver

SD

at BAL

— 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.