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 7.
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1. Austin Ekeler - RB (LAC)
Austin Ekeler ran for 14 carries, 36 yards and 1 touchdown versus the Denver Broncos last week. We're projecting 13.2 carries, 65.2 yards and 0.5 touchdowns for Austin Ekeler this week as he faces the Seahawks.
2. Saquon Barkley - RB (NYG)
3. Joe Mixon - RB (CIN)
Joe Mixon ran for 8 carries, 45 yards and zero touchdowns versus the New Orleans Saints last week. We're projecting 16.8 carries, 75.1 yards and 0.6 touchdowns for Joe Mixon this week as he faces the Falcons.
4. Leonard Fournette - RB (TB)
Leonard Fournette faces the Giants this week. He is projected for 14.2 carries, 63.5 yards and 0.5 touchdowns. Fournette played against the Indianapolis Colts last week. He ran for 21 carries, 63 yards and zero touchdowns.
5. Josh Jacobs - RB (LV)
Josh Jacobs had a bye last week. He faces the Houston Texans this week. Our system projects him for 16.9 carries, 80.2 yards and 0.6 touchdowns.
6. Derrick Henry - RB (TEN)
Derrick Henry had a bye last week. Our system projects Derrick Henry for 19.1 carries, 85.2 yards and 0.8 touchdowns versus the Colts this week.
7. Alvin Kamara - RB (NO)
Our system projects Alvin Kamara for 15.5 carries, 66.3 yards and 0.3 touchdowns versus the Cardinals this week. Last week, Kamara faced the Bengals. He ran for 19 carries, 99 yards and zero touchdowns.
8. Jonathan Taylor - RB (IND)
We're projecting 18.5 carries, 73.5 yards and 0.6 touchdowns for Jonathan Taylor this week as he faces the Titans. Against the Jaguars last week, Taylor ran for zero carries, zero yards and zero touchdowns.
9. Nick Chubb - RB (CLE)
Last week, Nick Chubb faced the Patriots. He ran for 12 carries, 56 yards and zero touchdowns. We're projecting 18.5 carries, 81.6 yards and 0.7 touchdowns for Nick Chubb this week as he faces the Ravens.
10. Aaron Jones - RB (GB)
Against the Jets last week, Aaron Jones ran for 9 carries, 19 yards and zero touchdowns. He is playing against the Washington Redskins this week. Jones is projected for 12.4 carries, 54.2 yards and 0.4 touchdowns.
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