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. Alvin Kamara - RB (NO)
Alvin Kamara had a bye last week. He is playing against the Seattle Seahawks this week. We're projecting him for 14.0 carries, 68.6 yards and 0.7 touchdowns.
2. Aaron Jones - RB (GB)
Aaron Jones faces the Washington Redskins this week. He is projected for 14.1 carries, 76.8 yards and 0.8 touchdowns. Against the Bears last week, Jones ran for 13 carries, 76 yards and zero touchdowns.
3. Derrick Henry - RB (TEN)
Derrick Henry ran for 20 carries, 143 yards and 3 touchdowns versus the Buffalo Bills last week. Our system projects Derrick Henry for 21.1 carries, 102.2 yards and 1.0 touchdown versus the Chiefs this week.
4. Darrell Henderson - RB (LAR)
Darrell Henderson is up against the Lions this week. Our system projects him for 14.8 carries, 88.2 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. Henderson ran for 21 carries, 78 yards and 1 touchdown versus the New York Giants last week.
5. Leonard Fournette - RB (TB)
6. Jonathan Taylor - RB (IND)
Jonathan Taylor played against the Houston Texans last week. He ran for 14 carries, 145 yards and 2 touchdowns. We're projecting 17.8 carries, 76.8 yards and 0.8 touchdowns for Jonathan Taylor this week as he faces the 49ers.
7. D'Andre Swift - RB (DET)
8. Joe Mixon - RB (CIN)
Joe Mixon played against the Detroit Lions last week. He ran for 18 carries, 94 yards and zero touchdowns. He is up against the Ravens this week. Our system projects him for 18.8 carries, 68.9 yards and 0.4 touchdowns.
9. Chase Edmonds - RB (ARI)
Chase Edmonds played against the Cleveland Browns last week. He ran for 4 carries, 46 yards and zero touchdowns. He faces the Texans this week. Our system projects him for 7.4 carries, 40.8 yards and 0.1 touchdowns.
10. Darrel Williams - RB (KC)
Darrel Williams faces the Titans this week. We're projecting him for 14.2 carries, 68.4 yards and 0.3 touchdowns. Williams ran for 21 carries, 62 yards and 2 touchdowns versus the Washington Redskins last week.
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