True stud running backs are difficult to find in fantasy football.
It's not easy to just draft a couple of great RBs and then plug them in every week. You need to draft many running backs, scour the waiver wire, watch for injuries and play the matchups.
And with most leagues requiring you to start two, three or even four running backs, it means that you have to be smart and dig deep at the position.
To help you out, I put together this summary of our top 10 ranked running backs for week 6.
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1. Alvin Kamara - RB (NO)
2. Ezekiel Elliott - RB (DAL)
Our system projects Ezekiel Elliott for no carries, 89.6 yards and 0.7 touchdowns versus the Cardinals this week. Elliott played against the New York Giants last week. He ran for 19 carries, 91 yards and 2 touchdowns.
3. Mike Davis - RB (CAR)
4. Derrick Henry - RB (TEN)
Derrick Henry played against the Buffalo Bills last week. He ran for 19 carries, 57 yards and 2 touchdowns. We're projecting no carries, 101.6 yards and 1.0 touchdown for Derrick Henry this week as he faces the Texans.
5. Aaron Jones - RB (GB)
Aaron Jones had a bye last week. He faces the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week. We're projecting him for no carries, 60.2 yards and 0.7 touchdowns.
6. Alexander Mattison - RB (MIN)
Last week, Alexander Mattison faced the Seahawks. He ran for 20 carries, 112 yards and zero touchdowns. Alexander Mattison is against the Falcons this week and is projected for no carries, 86.4 yards and 0.7 touchdowns.
7. James Robinson - RB (JAX)
We're projecting no carries, 74.2 yards and 0.7 touchdowns for James Robinson this week as he faces the Lions. Robinson played against the Houston Texans last week. He ran for 13 carries, 48 yards and zero touchdowns.
8. Jonathan Taylor - RB (IND)
Jonathan Taylor ran for 12 carries, 57 yards and 1 touchdown versus the Cleveland Browns last week. Our system projects Jonathan Taylor for no carries, 77.4 yards and 0.8 touchdowns versus the Bengals this week.
9. Kareem Hunt - RB (CLE)
Our system projects Kareem Hunt for no carries, 70.8 yards and 0.6 touchdowns versus the Bills this week. Hunt played against the Las Vegas Raiders last week. He ran for 20 carries, 72 yards and zero touchdowns.
10. Clyde Edwards-Helaire - RB (KC)
Clyde Edwards-Helaire is against the Bills this week and is projected for no carries, 67.2 yards and 0.4 touchdowns. Against the Raiders last week, Edwards-Helaire ran for 10 carries, 40 yards and zero touchdowns.
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