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 ran for 12 carries, 67 yards and zero touchdowns versus the Chicago Bears last week. He faces the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week. Our system projects him for no carries, 50.4 yards and 0.5 touchdowns.
3. Christian McCaffrey - RB (CAR)
Our system projects Christian McCaffrey for no carries, 71.6 yards and 0.5 touchdowns versus the Chiefs this week. McCaffrey didn't play last week.
4. Chase Edmonds - RB (ARI)
Chase Edmonds was on bye last week. He is up against the Dolphins this week. Our system projects him for no carries, 65.4 yards and 0.5 touchdowns.
5. Derrick Henry - RB (TEN)
Last week, Derrick Henry faced the Bengals. He ran for 18 carries, 112 yards and 1 touchdown. He is playing against the Chicago Bears this week. We're projecting him for no carries, 99.2 yards and 0.9 touchdowns.
6. Miles Sanders - RB (PHI)
7. James Robinson - RB (JAX)
James Robinson is playing against the Houston Texans this week. Our system projects him for no carries, 72.2 yards and 0.6 touchdowns. Robinson had a bye last week.
8. James Conner - RB (PIT)
9. Josh Jacobs - RB (LV)
10. Aaron Jones - RB (GB)
Last week, Aaron Jones faced the Vikings. He ran for zero carries, zero yards and zero touchdowns. Our system projects Aaron Jones for no carries, 59.4 yards and 0.6 touchdowns versus the 49ers this week.
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