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Running Back Rankings Week 9

Todd Gurley: Running Back Rankings Week 9

Todd Gurley: Running Back Rankings Week 9

NFL Picks: Cowboys

With Le’Veon Bell on a bye this week, the Week 9 fantasy running back rankings look quite different. However, an unexpected development leaves us with a guy in the No. 1 spot we didn’t think would play – Ezekiel Elliott.

Friday morning’s court ruling gives Elliott at least one more game and he immediately vaults to the top thanks to his strong play recently (413 rushing yards over last three games). Also, for the first time this season there are two rookie running backs in the top tier. To find out who these are and where new Eagle Jay Ajayi, as well as the Dolphins’ reshuffled backfield falls, be sure to check out the full Week 9 rankings below.

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

Teams on bye: Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota, New England, Pittsburgh

Rk

Player

Team

Opp

1

Ezekiel Elliott

DAL

vs. KC

2

Kareem Hunt 

KC

at DAL

3

Todd Gurley 

LAR

at NYG

4

LeSean McCoy 

BUF

at NYJ (Thurs.)

5

Leonard Fournette 

JAC

vs. CIN

6

Mark Ingram 

NO

vs. TB

7

Lamar Miller 

HOU

vs. IND

8

Devonta Freeman 

ATL

at CAR

9

Doug Martin 

TB

at NO

10

Aaron Jones 

GB

vs. DET (Mon.)

11

Alvin Kamara 

NO

vs. TB

12

DeMarco Murray 

TEN

vs. BAL

13

Adrian Peterson 

ARI

at SF

14

Carlos Hyde

SF

vs. ARI

15

Chris Thompson 

WAS

at SEA

16

Joe Mixon 

CIN

at JAC

17

Alex Collins 

BAL

at TEN

18

Christian McCaffrey 

CAR

vs. ATL

19

C.J. Anderson 

DEN

at PHI

20

Ameer Abdullah 

DET

at GB (Mon.)

21

Tevin Coleman 

ATL

at CAR

22

Jay Ajayi 

PHI

vs. DEN

23

Bilal Powell 

NYJ

vs. BUF (Thurs.)

24

Orleans Darkwa 

NYG

vs. LAR

25

Marshawn Lynch 

OAK

at MIA

26

Frank Gore 

IND

at HOU

27

Matt Forte 

NYJ

vs. BUF (Thurs.)

28

Derrick Henry 

TEN

vs. BAL

29

Javorius Allen 

BAL

at TEN

30

LeGarrette Blount 

PHI

vs. DEN

31

Marlon Mack 

IND

at HOU

32

Jonathan Stewart 

CAR

vs. ATL

33

Robert Kelley 

WAS

at SEA

34

Ty Montgomery 

GB

vs. DET (Mon.)

35

Kenyan Drake 

MIA

vs. OAK

36

Theo Riddick 

DET

at GB (Mon.)

37

Jalen Richard 

OAK

at MIA

38

Thomas Rawls 

SEA

vs. WAS

39

Jamaal Charles 

DEN

at PHI

40

Damien Williams

MIA

vs. OAK

41

Matt Breida 

SF

vs. ARI

42

DeAndre Washington

OAK

at MIA

43

Wayne Gallman 

NYG

vs. LAR

44

Alfred Morris 

DAL

vs. KC

45

Eddie Lacy 

SEA

vs. WAS

46

Chris Ivory 

JAC

vs. CIN

47

Andre Ellington 

ARI

at SF

48

Wendell Smallwood

PHI

vs. DEN

49

D'Onta Foreman 

HOU

vs. IND

50

Giovani Bernard 

CIN

at JAC


— 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.