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 8.
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1. Alvin Kamara - RB (NO)
2. Derrick Henry - RB (TEN)
3. Mike Davis - RB (CAR)
Our system projects Mike Davis for no carries, 66.0 yards and 0.5 touchdowns versus the Seahawks this week. Davis ran for 7 carries, 12 yards and zero touchdowns versus the New England Patriots last week.
4. Kareem Hunt - RB (CLE)
5. Dalvin Cook - RB (MIN)
Dalvin Cook was off last week with a bye. Dalvin Cook is against the Packers this week and is projected for no carries, 84.0 yards and 0.7 touchdowns.
6. Jamaal Williams - RB (GB)
Jamaal Williams is playing against the Minnesota Vikings this week. He is projected for no carries, 71.8 yards and 0.5 touchdowns. Williams played against the Houston Texans last week. He ran for 19 carries, 77 yards and 1 touchdown.
7. Todd Gurley - RB (ATL)
Todd Gurley faces the Miami Dolphins this week. Our system projects him for no carries, 79.8 yards and 0.8 touchdowns. Gurley played against the Chicago Bears last week. He ran for 23 carries, 63 yards and 2 touchdowns.
8. Jonathan Taylor - RB (IND)
Jonathan Taylor had a bye last week. We're projecting no carries, 73.1 yards and 0.6 touchdowns for Jonathan Taylor this week as he faces the Lions.
9. Josh Jacobs - RB (LV)
Against the Buccaneers last week, Josh Jacobs ran for 10 carries, 17 yards and zero touchdowns. Josh Jacobs is against the Browns this week and is projected for no carries, 68.6 yards and 0.7 touchdowns.
10. Boston Scott - RB (PHI)
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