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)
Last week, Austin Ekeler faced the Browns. He ran for 17 carries, 66 yards and 2 touchdowns. We're projecting 14.3 carries, 59.8 yards and 0.3 touchdowns for Austin Ekeler this week as he faces the Ravens.
2. Dalvin Cook - RB (MIN)
Against the Lions last week, Dalvin Cook ran for zero carries, zero yards and zero touchdowns. He is up against the Panthers this week. We're projecting him for 18.3 carries, 86.6 yards and 0.8 touchdowns.
3. Derrick Henry - RB (TEN)
Last week, Derrick Henry faced the Jaguars. He ran for 29 carries, 130 yards and 3 touchdowns. He is up against the Bills this week. Our system projects him for 21.4 carries, 96.3 yards and 1.0 touchdown.
4. Aaron Jones - RB (GB)
Last week, Aaron Jones faced the Bengals. He ran for 14 carries, 103 yards and zero touchdowns. We're projecting 14.1 carries, 69.7 yards and 0.7 touchdowns for Aaron Jones this week as he faces the Bears.
5. Najee Harris - RB (PIT)
Against the Broncos last week, Najee Harris ran for 23 carries, 122 yards and 1 touchdown. He is playing against the Seattle Seahawks this week. We're projecting him for 15.7 carries, 70.1 yards and 0.6 touchdowns.
6. D'Andre Swift - RB (DET)
D'Andre Swift is up against the Bengals this week. Our system projects him for 11.2 carries, 50.4 yards and 0.5 touchdowns. Last week, Swift faced the Vikings. He ran for 11 carries, 51 yards and 1 touchdown.
7. Kareem Hunt - RB (CLE)
8. Jonathan Taylor - RB (IND)
Jonathan Taylor is against the Texans this week and is projected for 16.3 carries, 86.2 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. Taylor played against the Baltimore Ravens last week. He ran for 15 carries, 53 yards and 1 touchdown.
9. Joe Mixon - RB (CIN)
10. Ezekiel Elliott - RB (DAL)
Ezekiel Elliott played against the New York Giants last week. He ran for 21 carries, 110 yards and 1 touchdown. Our system projects Ezekiel Elliott for 17.6 carries, 83.5 yards and 0.7 touchdowns versus the Patriots this week.
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