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Fantasy Football 2016 Running Back Rankings: Week 7

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Last week was a great one for fantasy running backs as guys like LeSean McCoy, David Johnson and Lamar Miller (finally!) put up big numbers. But that was somewhat due to the fact that several of the elite starting options had great matchups.

Looking ahead to Week 7, the matchups and overall running back landscape isn’t quite as rosy. There are plenty of questions that need to be answered, such as how concerned should fantasy owners be about the "hamstring tightness" McCoy experienced on Wednesday, causing him to leave practice early? How will Le’Veon Bell fare against New England without Ben Roethlisberger at quarterback? Is Jacquizz Rodgers really a top-10 option this week? (He is because Doug Martin had a setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury.) Who will get the carries for Green Bay on Thursday night against Chicago (and will it matter)? And who will fantasy owners turn to with Ezekiel Elliott on bye this week?

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Let’s find out who falls where in this week’s RB rankings.

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

Teams on bye: Carolina, Dallas

Rk

Player

Team

Opp

1

DeMarco Murray

TEN

vs. IND

2

David Johnson

ARI

vs. SEA

3

Melvin Gordon

SD

at ATL

4

Le'Veon Bell

PIT

vs. NE

5

Devonta Freeman

ATL

vs. SD

6

Jacquizz Rodgers

TB

at SF

7

Todd Gurley

LA

vs. NYG (London)

8

Matt Jones

WAS

at DET

9

Christine Michael

SEA

at ARI

10

Spencer Ware

KC

vs. NO

11

Lamar Miller

HOU

at DEN (Mon.)

12

Frank Gore

IND

at TEN

13

LeSean McCoy

BUF

at MIA

14

Carlos Hyde

SF

vs. TB

15

Mark Ingram

NO

at KC

16

Matt Forte

NYJ

vs. BAL

17

Terrance West

BAL

at NYJ

18

Giovani Bernard

CIN

vs. CLE

19

C.J. Anderson

DEN

vs. HOU (Mon.)

20

Jerick McKinnon

MIN

at PHI

21

Mike Gillislee

BUF

at MIA

22

Jeremy Hill

CIN

vs. CLE

23

Jordan Howard

CHI

at GB (Thurs.)

24

Isaiah Crowell

CLE

at CIN

25

Jamaal Charles

KC

vs. NO

26

Tevin Coleman

ATL

vs. SD

27

LeGarrette Blount

NE

at PIT

28

T.J. Yeldon

JAC

vs. OAK

29

Theo Riddick

DET

vs. WAS

30

Jay Ajayi

MIA

vs. BUF

31

Knile Davis

GB

vs. CHI (Thurs.)

32

Rashad Jennings

NYG

at LA (London)

33

James White

NE

at PIT

34

Ryan Matthews

PHI

vs. MIN

35

Duke Johnson

CLE

at CIN

36

Chris Ivory

JAC

vs. OAK

37

Devontae Booker

DEN

vs. HOU (Mon.)

38

Bilal Powell

NYJ

vs. BAL

39

Matt Asiata

MIN

at PHI

40

Jalen Richard

OAK

at JAC

41

Chris Thompson

WAS

at DET

42

Bobby Rainey

NYG

at LA (London)

43

DeAndre Washington

OAK

at JAC

44

Latavius Murray

OAK

at JAC

45

Arian Foster

MIA

vs. BUF

46

Darren Sproles

PHI

vs. MIN

47

Derrick Henry

TEN

vs. IND

48

Dwayne Washington

DET

vs. WAS

49

Josh Ferguson

IND

at TEN

50

C.J. Spiller

SEA

at ARI


— Rankings 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.