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)
Alvin Kamara faces the Chicago Bears this week. Our system projects him for no carries, 58.9 yards and 0.5 touchdowns. Against the Panthers last week, Kamara ran for 14 carries, 83 yards and zero touchdowns.
2. Derrick Henry - RB (TEN)
Our system projects Derrick Henry for no carries, 108.9 yards and 0.9 touchdowns versus the Bengals this week. Henry ran for 20 carries, 75 yards and 1 touchdown versus the Pittsburgh Steelers last week.
3. Mike Davis - RB (CAR)
Last week, Mike Davis faced the Patriots. He ran for 7 carries, 12 yards and zero touchdowns. Our system projects Mike Davis for no carries, 66.0 yards and 0.5 touchdowns versus the Seahawks this week.
4. Kareem Hunt - RB (CLE)
Kareem Hunt is against the Jets this week and is projected for no carries, 86.9 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. Hunt played against the Denver Broncos last week. He ran for 18 carries, 76 yards and zero touchdowns.
5. Dalvin Cook - RB (MIN)
We're projecting no carries, 84.0 yards and 0.7 touchdowns for Dalvin Cook this week as he faces the Packers. Cook had a bye last week.
6. Jamaal Williams - RB (GB)
Last week, Jamaal Williams faced the Texans. He ran for 19 carries, 77 yards and 1 touchdown. Our system projects Jamaal Williams for no carries, 71.8 yards and 0.5 touchdowns versus the Vikings this week.
7. Todd Gurley - RB (ATL)
8. Jonathan Taylor - RB (IND)
Jonathan Taylor is against the Lions this week and is projected for no carries, 73.1 yards and 0.6 touchdowns. Taylor had a bye last week.
9. Josh Jacobs - RB (LV)
10. Boston Scott - RB (PHI)
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