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)
Against the Giants last week, Ezekiel Elliott ran for 19 carries, 91 yards and 2 touchdowns. He is up against the Cardinals this week. Our system projects him for no carries, 89.6 yards and 0.7 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. Our system projects Derrick Henry for no carries, 101.6 yards and 1.0 touchdown versus the Texans this week.
5. Aaron Jones - RB (GB)
Aaron Jones is playing against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week. He is projected for no carries, 60.2 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. Jones was on bye last week.
6. Alexander Mattison - RB (MIN)
Alexander Mattison is up against the Falcons this week. He is projected for no carries, 86.4 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. Against the Seahawks last week, Mattison ran for 20 carries, 112 yards and zero touchdowns.
7. James Robinson - RB (JAX)
James Robinson faces the Detroit Lions this week. We're projecting him for no carries, 74.2 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. Robinson played against the Houston Texans last week. He ran for 13 carries, 48 yards and zero touchdowns.
8. Jonathan Taylor - RB (IND)
Last week, Jonathan Taylor faced the Browns. He ran for 12 carries, 57 yards and 1 touchdown. He is playing against the Cincinnati Bengals this week. We're projecting him for no carries, 77.4 yards and 0.8 touchdowns.
9. Kareem Hunt - RB (CLE)
Kareem Hunt played against the Las Vegas Raiders last week. He ran for 20 carries, 72 yards and zero touchdowns. He faces the Buffalo Bills this week. Our system projects him for no carries, 70.8 yards and 0.6 touchdowns.
10. Clyde Edwards-Helaire - RB (KC)
We're projecting no carries, 67.2 yards and 0.4 touchdowns for Clyde Edwards-Helaire this week as he faces the Bills. Last week, Edwards-Helaire faced the Raiders. He ran for 10 carries, 40 yards and zero touchdowns.
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