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 9.
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1. Dalvin Cook - RB (MIN)
2. Alvin Kamara - RB (NO)
Alvin Kamara faces the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week. He is projected for no carries, 50.4 yards and 0.5 touchdowns. Kamara ran for 12 carries, 67 yards and zero touchdowns versus the Chicago Bears last week.
3. Christian McCaffrey - RB (CAR)
Christian McCaffrey didn't play last week. He is up against the Chiefs this week. McCaffrey is projected for no carries, 71.6 yards and 0.5 touchdowns.
4. Chase Edmonds - RB (ARI)
Chase Edmonds is against the Dolphins this week and is projected for no carries, 65.4 yards and 0.5 touchdowns. Edmonds was off last week with a bye.
5. Derrick Henry - RB (TEN)
Derrick Henry faces the Bears this week. We're projecting him for no carries, 99.2 yards and 0.9 touchdowns. Henry played against the Cincinnati Bengals last week. He ran for 18 carries, 112 yards and 1 touchdown.
6. Miles Sanders - RB (PHI)
7. James Robinson - RB (JAX)
James Robinson is up against the Texans this week. He is projected for no carries, 72.2 yards and 0.6 touchdowns. Robinson had a bye last week.
8. James Conner - RB (PIT)
James Conner ran for 15 carries, 47 yards and 1 touchdown versus the Baltimore Ravens last week. He is up against the Cowboys this week. We're projecting him for no carries, 80.3 yards and 0.7 touchdowns.
9. Josh Jacobs - RB (LV)
Our system projects Josh Jacobs for no carries, 75.4 yards and 0.7 touchdowns versus the Chargers this week. Jacobs ran for 31 carries, 129 yards and zero touchdowns versus the Cleveland Browns last week.
10. Aaron Jones - RB (GB)
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