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. Austin Ekeler - RB (LAC)
Austin Ekeler ran for 16 carries, 173 yards and 1 touchdown versus the Cleveland Browns last week. He faces the Denver Broncos this week. Our system projects him for 12.8 carries, 59.8 yards and 0.4 touchdowns.
2. Saquon Barkley - RB (NYG)
Last week, Saquon Barkley faced the Packers. He ran for 13 carries, 70 yards and 1 touchdown. We're projecting 18.7 carries, 76.3 yards and 0.5 touchdowns for Saquon Barkley this week as he faces the Ravens.
3. Christian McCaffrey - RB (SF)
Last week, Christian McCaffrey faced the 49ers. He ran for 14 carries, 54 yards and 1 touchdown. Our system projects Christian McCaffrey for 17.6 carries, 69.5 yards and 0.5 touchdowns versus the Rams this week.
4. Joe Mixon - RB (CIN)
Joe Mixon faces the Saints this week. Our system projects him for 19.0 carries, 72.0 yards and 0.6 touchdowns. Mixon ran for 14 carries, 78 yards and zero touchdowns versus the Baltimore Ravens last week.
5. Leonard Fournette - RB (TB)
Leonard Fournette ran for 14 carries, 56 yards and 1 touchdown versus the Houston Texans last week. He faces the Colts this week. Fournette is projected for 14.2 carries, 65.9 yards and 0.5 touchdowns.
6. Alvin Kamara - RB (NO)
Alvin Kamara ran for 23 carries, 103 yards and zero touchdowns versus the Seattle Seahawks last week. Our system projects Alvin Kamara for 14.3 carries, 61.5 yards and 0.4 touchdowns versus the Bengals this week.
7. Nick Chubb - RB (CLE)
Nick Chubb is against the Patriots this week and is projected for 19.5 carries, 91.2 yards and 0.8 touchdowns. Chubb played against the Los Angeles Chargers last week. He ran for 17 carries, 134 yards and 2 touchdowns.
8. Darrell Henderson - RB (FA)
Darrell Henderson is playing against the Carolina Panthers this week. Our system projects him for 13.1 carries, 58.6 yards and 0.4 touchdowns. Last week, Henderson faced the Cowboys. He ran for zero carries, zero yards and zero touchdowns.
9. Dalvin Cook - RB (MIN)
Last week, Dalvin Cook faced the Bears. He ran for 18 carries, 94 yards and 2 touchdowns. Dalvin Cook is against the Dolphins this week and is projected for 17.5 carries, 75.0 yards and 0.6 touchdowns.
10. Aaron Jones - RB (GB)
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