Let's get down to business. Here are some of the running backs that made news over the past week:
Andre Ellington - He is coming off a bye and looks primed to take over as the primary ball carrier for the Cardinals. The rookie is coming off a career game of 154 yards and a score on only 15 carries before the Week 9 bye. Of course, this does come against an inept Atlanta run defense, but it's impressive nonetheless. What's more, he's up to 7.7 yards per carry over the course of the season. The Cardinals use him in the passing game and he's in RB2 territory now.
Steven Jackson - He returned on on Sunday to the tune of 13 carries for 57 yards and three receptions for 19 receiving yards. The Falcons are running out of option in the play-maker department, so S-Jax should have ample opportunity. His schedule isn't the best, but he still has some buy-low appeal.
C.J. Spiller - What in the what? Spiller actually busted out on Sunday against a formidable Chiefs defense, totaling 116 yards on 12 carries. He's not out of the woods yet, but his owners have to be feeling a lot better after only his second 100-yard game.
Jonathan Stewart - He made his season debut on Sunday and it went well. The numbers weren't there, but at least he didn't get hurt. Stewart totaled 43 yards on nine carries to go with three catches for 22 yards. His arrival more or less makes this a hands-off situation with DeAngelo Williams and Mike "The Vulture" Tolbert. He's worth owning, though. They get the 49ers this week, too.
Giovani Bernard - Gio is on the injury report with a rib issue, but he's fine. Start him with confidence, especially in PPR leagues.
Arian Foster - Your guess is as good as mine here. His owners should be preparing to have a backup plan, though.
Lamar Miller - He had a 100-yard game on Thursday, but a stupid fumble might cost him some playing time. Miller's field vision is pretty bad, too. He's a risky play this week and his owners should be watching for quotes from the coaching staff before making a decision. Obviously, the circus around the Dolphins won't help.
Editor's update: Darren Sproles passed his concussion test and practiced Wednesday. We will update the rankings shortly.
Chris Ivory - He's the man, but is on a bye. Owners will want to make sure he's not floating around on any wires.
|Standard League||PPR League|
|1||LeSean McCoy (@GB)||LeSean McCoy (@GB)|
|2||Adrian Peterson (WAS)||Reggie Bush (@CHI)|
|3||Reggie Bush (@CHI)||Matt Forte (DET)|
|4||Matt Forte (DET)||Adrian Peterson (WAS)|
|5||Eddie Lacy (PHI)||Eddie Lacy (PHI)|
|6||Alfred Morris (@MIN)||Zac Stacy (@IND)|
|7||Marshawn Lynch (@ATL)||Knowshon Moreno (@SD)|
|8||Knowshon Moreno (@SD)||Marshawn Lynch (@ATL)|
|9||Zac Stacy (@IND)||Darren Sproles (DAL)|
|10||Frank Gore (CAR)||Alfred Morris (@MIN)|
|11||Le'Veon Bell (BUF)||Giovani Bernard (@BAL)|
|12||Chris Johnson (JAX)||Chris Johnson (JAX)|
|13||Lamar Miller (@TB)||DeMarco Murray(@NO)|
|14||DeMarco Murray (@NO)||Andre Ellington (HOU)|
|15||Giovani Bernard (@BAL)||Danny Woodhead(DEN)|
|16||Ben Tate (@AZ)||Frank Gore (CAR)Le'Veon Bell (BUF)|
|17||Andre Ellington (HOU)||Le'Veon Bell (BUF)|
|18||Fred Jackson (@PIT)||Lamar Miller (@TB)|
|19||Danny Woodhead (DEN)||Ray Rice (CIN)|
|20||Darren Sproles (DAL)||Fred Jackson (@PIT)|
|21||C.J. Spiller (@PIT)||C.J. Spiller (@PIT)|
|22||Ray Rice (CIN)||Ben Tate (@AZ)|
|23||Mike James (MIA)||Mike James (MIA)|
|24||Ryan Mathews (DEN)||Joique Bell (@CHI)|
|25||Andre Brown (OAK)||Steven Jackson (SEA)|
|26||Steven Jackson (SEA)||Ryan Mathews (DEN)|
|27||Trent Richardson (STL)||Trent Richardson (STL)|
|28||Rashad Jennings (@NYG)||Rashad Jennings (@NYG)|
|29||James Starks (PHI)||Andre Brown (OAK)|
|30||Brandon Jacobs (OAK)||James Starks (PHI)|
|31||DeAngelo Williams (@SF)||Marcel Reece (@NYG)|
|32||Maurice Jones- Drew (@TEN)||Pierre Thomas (DAL)|
|33||Joique Bell (@CHI)||Mike Tolbert (@SF)|
|34||Rashard Mendenhall (HOU)||Maurice Jones-Drew (@TEN)|
|35||Roy Helu (@MIN)||Rashard Mendenhall (HOU)|
|36||Bryce Brown (CIN)||Roy Helu (@MIN)|
|37||Pierre Thomas (DAL)||Bryce Brown (CIN)|
|38||Michael Bush (DET)||DeAngelo Williams (@SF)|
|39||Mike Tolbert (@SF)||Jacquizz Rodgers (SEA)|
|40||Marcel Reece (@NYG)||Brian Leonard (MIA)|
|41||Jonathan Stewart (@SF)||Bernard Pierce (CIN)|
|42||Bernard Pierce(CIN)||Joseph Randle (@NO)|
|43||Daniel Thomas (@TB)||Peyton Hillis (OAK)|
|44||Brian Leonard (MIA)||Denard Robinson (@TEN)|
|45||Donald Brown (STL)||Michael Bush (DET)|
|46||BenJarvus Green-Ellis (@BAL)||Robert Turbin (@ATL)|
|47||Jacquizz Rodgers (SEA)||Jonathan Stewart (@SF)|
|48||Montee Ball (@SD)||Kendall Hunter (CAR)|
|49||Shonn Greene (JAX)||Daryl Richardson (@IND)|
|50||Kendall Hunter (CAR)||Donald Brown (STL)|