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Fantasy football rankings, Week 10: Running Backs for PPR, standard leagues

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With six more teams on bye, it's time to address our rosters for both Week 10 and the future.

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It's Week 10 and we have more than enough information about each running back to assess individual situations moving forward. That includes, but is not limited to, the answer to all of your Giovani Bernard problems, the Cleveland Browns backfield mess, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers backfield mess, any other backfield mess I missed, and the return (?) of Adrian Peterson. In fact, let's quickly address a few of those.

Terrance West - Call it crazy, but that befuddled situation in Cleveland seems to be a thing of the past. West out-touched Ben Tate 16-14 last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Mike Pettine reassured the action by clarifying West "had earned those touches." If that is the case, buy in now as Cleveland's next three opponents have allowed a total of 27 rushing touchdowns.

Jeremy Hill - I'm not aware of the actual severity of Bernard's injury, but I do know that, even when healthy, he's been ineffective. That seems like reason enough for the Cincinnati Bengals to hand the reigns over to Hill, treating Bernard as nothing more than a 10- to 15-touch back moving forward. As for this week, our rankings show just how much we're favoring him. Keep that same confidence moving forward.

Charles Sims - Did I mention the Buccaneers are a mess? Not only is Bobby Rainey sorta good, but there's no doubt in my mind he could creep into the top 10 this week. Of course, he plays for Tampa Bay, so all logic is thrown out the window. If Sims even so much as splits touches with Rainey, I wouldn't mind using them both against one of the worst rushing defenses in the league.

You might be missing Shane Vereen, Branden Oliver, Arian Foster, Ahmad Bradshaw, Alfred Morris, and Jerick McKinnon, but it doesn't matter when the answers are right in front of you.

Running back rankings (standard), Week 10

(DK: Daniel Kelley; DC: Dan Ciarrocchi; JD: John Daigle; SK: Scott Kaliska)

Rank Consensus Team Opponent DK DC JD SK
1 DeMarco Murray DAL JAC (London) 1 1 2 1
2 Matt Forte CHI @GB 2 2 3 2
3 Marshawn Lynch SEA NYG 5 3 4 3
4 LeSean McCoy PHI CAR 8 4 1 4
5 Jamaal Charles KAN @BUF 4 6 5 5
6 Le'Veon Bell PIT @NYJ 3 5 9 8
7 Andre Ellington ARI STL 6 7 8 6
8 Eddie Lacy GB CHI 7 10 6 10
9 Ronnie Hillman DEN @OAK 9 8 10 7
10 Jeremy Hill CIN CLE 11 9 7 9
11 Mark Ingram NO SF 10 11 13 11
12 Denard Robinson JAC DAL (London) 12 12 11 12
13 Justin Forsett BAL TEN 13 13 12 14
14 Bobby Rainey TAM ATL 14 14 14 13
15 Joique Bell DET MIA 15 18 18 17
16 Chris Ivory NYJ PIT 17 16 19 16
17 Terrance West CLE @CIN 18 17 15 20
18 Frank Gore SF @NO 21 21 16 18
19 Steven Jackson ATL @TAM 19 20 21 19
20 Reggie Bush DET MIA 16 19 34 21
21 Darren McFadden OAK DEN 24 22 23 22
22 Tre Mason STL @ARI 20 23 24 25
23 Lamar Miller MIA @DET 22 15 -- 15
24 Anthony Dixon BUF KAN 29 29 17 29
25 Ben Tate CLE @CIN 30 26 25 26
26 Lorenzo Taliaferro BAL TEN 31 28 27 23
27 Bishop Sankey TEN @BAL 26 27 29 28
28 Andre Williams NYG @SEA 27 24 38 24
29 DeAngelo Williams CAR @PHI 28 32 30 31
30 Charles Sims TAM ATL 32 35 20 35
31 Bryce Brown BUF KAN 23 36 37 34
32 Chris Johnson NYJ PIT 41 31 26 33
33 Darren Sproles PHI CAR 35 25 47 27
34 Jonathan Stewart CAR @PHI 36 30 44 30
35 James Starks GB CHI 37 41 31 39
36 Juwan Thompson DEN @OAK 38 33 -- 32
37 Chris Polk PHI CAR 33 -- 22 --
38 Theo Riddick DET MIA 34 43 39 44
39 Benny Cunningham STL @ARI 39 40 42 40
40 Carlos Hyde SF @NO 43 37 45 38
41 Khiry Robinson NO SF 25 -- 40 48
42 Toby Gerhart JAC DAL (London) 42 39 41 45
43 Travaris Cadet NO SF -- 34 -- 36
44 Knile Davis KAN @BUF 48 38 49 37
45 Zac Stacy STL @ARI 45 46 32 --
46 Damien Williams MIA @DET 40 -- 33 --
47 Peyton Hillis NYG @SEA 49 49 36 41
48 Daniel Thomas MIA @DET 50 42 43 42
49 C.J. Anderson DEN @OAK -- -- 28 --
50 LeGarrette Blount PIT @NYJ 46 45 -- 43
-- Maurice Jones-Drew OAK DEN -- -- 35 --
-- Isaiah Crowell CLE @CIN 44 48 -- --
-- Devonta Freeman ATL @TAM -- 47 -- 46
-- Doug Martin TAM ATL -- 44 -- --
-- Marion Grice ARI STL -- -- 46 --
-- Lance Dunbar DAL JAC (London) 47 -- 50 --
-- Cedric Peerman CIN CLE -- -- -- 47
-- Antone Smith ATL @TAM -- 50 48 --
-- Robert Turbin SEA NYG -- -- -- 49
-- Mike James TAM ATL -- -- -- 50

Running back rankings (PPR), Week 10

(DK: Daniel Kelley; DC: Dan Ciarrocchi; JD: John Daigle; SK: Scott Kaliska)

Rank Consensus Team Opponent DK DC JD SK
1 Matt Forte CHI @GB 1 1 1 1
2 DeMarco Murray DAL JAC (London) 3 2 3 2
3 Le'Veon Bell PIT @NYJ 2 3 8 5
4 LeSean McCoy PHI CAR 9 5 2 3
5 Jamaal Charles KAN @BUF 5 4 5 6
6 Marshawn Lynch SEA NYG 6 8 4 4
7 Andre Ellington ARI STL 4 6 9 7
8 Eddie Lacy GB CHI 7 9 6 10
9 Ronnie Hillman DEN @OAK 8 7 10 8
10 Jeremy Hill CIN CLE 13 12 7 9
11 Mark Ingram NO SF 12 10 14 11
12 Justin Forsett BAL TEN 10 15 11 12
13 Bobby Rainey TAM ATL 11 11 13 13
14 Denard Robinson JAC DAL (London) 14 14 12 15
15 Joique Bell DET MIA 15 16 18 16
16 Reggie Bush DET MIA 16 17 22 17
17 Darren McFadden OAK DEN 18 19 17 18
18 Terrance West CLE @CIN 20 21 16 20
19 Frank Gore SF @NO 22 18 21 23
20 Chris Ivory NYJ PIT 17 20 31 19
21 Steven Jackson ATL @TAM 21 22 32 21
22 Lamar Miller MIA @DET 19 13 -- 14
23 Darren Sproles PHI CAR 27 23 28 22
24 Tre Mason STL @ARI 23 25 33 24
25 Ben Tate CLE @CIN 32 24 25 25
26 Lorenzo Taliaferro BAL TEN 30 30 24 29
27 Bishop Sankey TEN @BAL 25 29 34 28
28 Charles Sims TAM ATL 35 33 15 35
29 Chris Johnson NYJ PIT 38 31 20 31
30 Bryce Brown BUF KAN 24 37 27 34
31 Anthony Dixon BUF KAN 29 34 30 30
32 Andre Williams NYG @SEA 31 27 41 26
33 Theo Riddick DET MIA 28 38 26 39
34 DeAngelo Williams CAR @PHI 33 32 37 33
35 Jonathan Stewart CAR @PHI 37 28 43 32
36 Travaris Cadet NO SF 45 26 -- 27
37 Benny Cunningham STL @ARI 39 36 40 36
38 Chris Polk PHI CAR 36 -- 19 --
39 James Starks GB CHI 41 42 35 42
40 Juwan Thompson DEN @OAK 42 35 -- 38
41 Peyton Hillis NYG @SEA 50 -- 29 37
42 Khiry Robinson NO SF 26 -- 42 --
43 Damien Williams MIA @DET 34 -- 38 --
44 Zac Stacy STL @ARI 43 44 36 --
45 Carlos Hyde SF @NO 44 43 46 41
46 C.J. Anderson DEN @OAK -- -- 23 --
47 Knile Davis KAN @BUF 47 40 50 40
48 Daniel Thomas MIA @DET -- 41 45 43
49 Toby Gerhart JAC DAL (London) 40 48 44 --
50 De'Anthony Thomas KAN @BUF -- 47 -- 45
-- LeGarrette Blount PIT @NYJ -- 39 -- 47
-- Lance Dunbar DAL JAC (London) 48 46 47 49
-- Maurice Jones-Drew OAK DEN -- -- 39 --
-- Cedric Peerman CIN CLE -- -- -- 44
-- Dexter McCluster TEN @BAL -- 45 -- --
-- Marcel Reece OAK DEN 46 -- -- --
-- Devonta Freeman ATL @TAM -- -- -- 46
-- Antone Smith ATL @TAM 49 -- 48 --
-- Joseph Randle DAL JAC (London) -- -- -- 48
-- Isaiah Crowell CLE @CIN -- 49 -- 50
-- Marion Grice ARI STL -- 50 49 --