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Fantasy Football 2016 Running Back Rankings: Week 9

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Week 8 for fantasy football owners brought more of the same from the running back position – injuries. Jamaal Charles went on injured reserve and Spencer Ware is in the concussion protocol, so it’s your turn Charcandrick West. Also will we see more of Derrick Henry this week? And which New Orleans ball carrier will lead the way – Mark Ingram or Tim Hightower?

And while some roles are changing on some teams, the question then becomes where do some of the “new” faces compare to more established starters like Matt Forte or Jonathan Stewart? And don’t forget about six teams being on bye either. For Week 9 that means no David Johnson, Lamar Miller, Jeremy Hill, LeGarrette Blount, Giovani Bernard or Jordan Howard, to name a few.

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Put it all together and it makes for another week of tough decisions for many a fantasy owner. And this is just running backs!

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

Teams on bye: Arizona, Chicago, Cincinnati, Houston, New England, Washington

Rk

Player

Team

Opp

1

Ezekiel Elliott

DAL

at CLE

2

Le'Veon Bell

PIT

at BAL

3

DeMarco Murray 

TEN

at SD

4

Devonta Freeman

ATL

at TB (Thurs.)

5

Melvin Gordon

SD

vs. TEN

6

Devontae Booker

DEN

at OAK

7

Matt Forte

NYJ

at MIA

8

Todd Gurley

LA

vs. CAR

9

Jay Ajayi

MIA

vs. NYJ

10

Christine Michael

SEA

vs. BUF (Mon.)

11

Jonathan Stewart

CAR

at LA

12

Carlos Hyde

SF

vs. NO

13

Frank Gore

IND

at GB

14

Isaiah Crowell

CLE

vs. DAL

15

Latavius Murray

OAK

vs. DEN

16

Terrance West

BAL

vs. PIT

17

Theo Riddick

DET

at MIN

18

Mark Ingram

NO

at SF

19

Matt Asiata

MIN

vs. DET

20

Charcandrick West

KC

vs. JAC

21

Tim Hightower

NO

at SF

22

Rashad Jennings

NYG

vs. PHI

23

Darren Sproles

PHI

at NYG

24

Duke Johnson

CLE

vs. DAL

25

Antone Smith

TB

vs. ATL (Thurs.)

26

Derrick Henry

TEN

at SD

27

Spencer Ware

KC

vs. JAC

28

Ryan Mathews

PHI

at NYG

29

LeSean McCoy

BUF

at SEA (Mon.)

30

Mike Gillislee

BUF

at SEA (Mon.)

31

Bilal Powell

NYJ

at MIA

32

Chris Ivory

JAC

at KC

33

T.J. Yeldon

JAC

at KC

34

Peyton Barber

TB

vs. ATL (Thurs.)

35

C.J. Prosise

SEA

vs. BUF

36

DeAndre Washington

OAK

vs. DEN

37

Kenneth Dixon

BAL

vs. PIT

38

Alfred Morris

DAL

at CLE

39

Jerick McKinnon

MIN

vs. DET

40

Jalen Richard

OAJ

vs. DEN

41

Zach Zenner

DET

at MIN

42

Terron Ward

ATL

at TB (Thurs.)

43

Kapri Bibbs

DEN

at OAK

44

Paul Perkins

NYG

vs. PHI

45

Shaun Draughn

SF

vs. NO

46

Don Jackson

GB

vs. IND

47

Mike Davis

SF

vs. NO

48

DeAngelo Williams

PIT

at BAL

49

DuJuan Harris

SF

vs. NO

50

Bobby Rainey

NYG

vs. PHI

— 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.