Week 9 RB Fantasy Football Rankings

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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.

You can also check out our full list of RB rankings or use our free who should I start tool for an interactive way to use our fantasy football rankings.

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Lastly, the Seahawks, Redskins, Lions and Buccaneers have a bye this week so keep that in mind when setting your lineup.


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Full Rankings

If you want to dive head-first into the full set of projections for this week, here are our rankings for each format:

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Rankings Summary

1. Austin Ekeler - RB (LAC)

Against the Patriots last week, Austin Ekeler ran for 11 carries, 64 yards and 1 touchdown. He is up against the Eagles this week. Our system projects him for 15.1 carries, 71.7 yards and 0.3 touchdowns.

2. Alvin Kamara - RB (NO)

Alvin Kamara is playing against the Atlanta Falcons this week. Our system projects him for 17.8 carries, 73.3 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. Kamara ran for 19 carries, 61 yards and 1 touchdown versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week.

3. Aaron Jones - RB (GB)

Against the Cardinals last week, Aaron Jones ran for 15 carries, 59 yards and 1 touchdown. He is playing against the Kansas City Chiefs this week. Jones is projected for 16.4 carries, 77.0 yards and 0.8 touchdowns.

4. Najee Harris - RB (PIT)

We're projecting 15.8 carries, 74.9 yards and 0.6 touchdowns for Najee Harris this week as he faces the Bears. Harris ran for 26 carries, 91 yards and 1 touchdown versus the Cleveland Browns last week.

5. Darrell Henderson - RB (LAR)

Darrell Henderson is playing against the Tennessee Titans this week. He is projected for 15.8 carries, 84.5 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. Last week, Henderson faced the Texans. He ran for 14 carries, 90 yards and 1 touchdown.

6. Jonathan Taylor - RB (IND)

Last week, Jonathan Taylor faced the Titans. He ran for 16 carries, 70 yards and 1 touchdown. Jonathan Taylor is against the Jets this week and is projected for 15.1 carries, 84.3 yards and 0.8 touchdowns.

7. Dalvin Cook - RB (MIN)

Dalvin Cook faces the Ravens this week. He is projected for 18.3 carries, 79.8 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. Last week, Cook faced the Cowboys. He ran for 18 carries, 78 yards and zero touchdowns.

8. Ezekiel Elliott - RB (DAL)

Ezekiel Elliott is playing against the Denver Broncos this week. Our system projects him for 16.5 carries, 76.6 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. Elliott played against the Minnesota Vikings last week. He ran for 16 carries, 50 yards and zero touchdowns.

9. Joe Mixon - RB (CIN)

Our system projects Joe Mixon for 18.8 carries, 79.4 yards and 0.5 touchdowns versus the Browns this week. Mixon played against the New York Jets last week. He ran for 14 carries, 33 yards and 1 touchdown.

10. Myles Gaskin - RB (MIA)

Myles Gaskin is against the Texans this week and is projected for 11.2 carries, 51.4 yards and 0.4 touchdowns. Last week, Gaskin faced the Bills. He ran for 12 carries, 36 yards and zero touchdowns.

For more, check out our full rankings here.

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