Running Back-Who to Start Rankings for Fantasy Football Week 5

Check out where Arian Foster (23) and Chris Johnson (28) fall in our week five running back rankings. Hint: one happens to be number 1. Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE

Running back is one of the most important fantasy football positions and depending on your scoring can absolutely dominate your league. After some up-and-down starts, some new names and old favorites have risen to the top of our rankings for this week.

Remember the Steelers and Colts are back after a bye week last week while the Raiders, Cowboys, Lions, and Buccaneers will take this week off. Thanks again to Jeffrey Littrell (JL) and Matthew Tuckness (MT) for joining me (ZT) in these composite rankings. As usual, NR stands for not ranked and counts as 35 for averaging purposes.

ZT MT JL
1 Arian Foster Hou at NYJ 1.3 2 1 1
2 Ray Rice Bal at KC 1.7 1 2 2
3 LeSean McCoy Phi at Pit 3.3 4 3 3
4 Marshawn Lynch Sea at Car 4.3 3 4 6
5 Maurice Jones-Drew Jac Chi 5.7 7 5 5
6 Adrian Peterson Min Ten 6 5 9 4
7 Jamaal Charles KC Bal 7.3 8 6 8
8 Frank Gore SF Buf 7.7 6 10 7
9 Ryan Mathews SD at NO 11 9 11 13
10 Michael Turner Atl at Was 11.7 10 14 11
11 Matt Forte Chi at Jac 13 12 17 10
Trent Richardson Cle at NYG 13 14 16 9
13 Reggie Bush Mia at Cin 13.7 16 8 17
14 Chris Johnson Ten at Min 15.3 13 15 18
15 Darren Sproles NO SD 16 11 13 24
Willis McGahee Den at NE 16 20 12 16
17 Alfred Morris Was Atl 17.7 26 7 20
18 Steven Jackson STL Ari 19.7 24 21 14
19 BenJarvus Green-Ellis Cin Mia 20 18 23 19
20 Stevan Ridley NE Den 20.7 15 NR 12
21 Fred Jackson Buf at SF 21.7 19 19 27
22 C.J. Spiller Buf at SF 22.3 21 18 28
Cedric Benson GB at Ind 22.3 22 30 15
24 Ryan Williams Ari at Stl 22.7 17 29 22
Ahmad Bradshaw NYG Cle 22.7 25 20 23
26 Donald Brown Ind GB 25 23 26 26
27 DeAngelo Williams Car Sea 27.3 28 25 29
28 Rashard Mendenhall Pit Phi 27.7 27 NR 21
29 Ben Tate Hou at NYJ 27.7 29 24 30
30 Shonn Greene NYJ Hou 30 30 NR 25

Topics: Arian Foster, NFL Week 5, RB Rankings, Who To Start

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