Oct 8, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) scores on a 13-yard touchdown run in the second quarter against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Running Back Rankings-Who to start in Fantasy Football Week 6


The top of our rankings at running back have never been so unified. None of the rankers see and of the others rankings until they are published and I complete mine before checking out anyone else’s so it isn’t copying that led to Arian Foster as a unanimous #1, Ray Rice as a unanimous #2, and LeSean McCoy as a unanimous #3.

There are other similarities throughout the rankings, but there are differences too. For example, Doug Martin was in the top 10, and left completely out of rankings, and Steven Jackson was ranked from 13-30.

The contributors to the rankings this week were Fantasy CPR staff Steve Copps (SC), Matthew Bonini (MB), and Jeffrey Littrell (JL) as well as myself (ZT). These are the rankings based on an average of our four ranks.NR stands for not rated and counts as a 35 for averaging purposes.

Here’s the top 30 running backs for Week 6:


ZT SC JL MB
1 Arian Foster Hou GB 1.0 1 1 1 1
2 Ray Rice Bal Dal 2.0 2 2 2 2
3 LeSean McCoy Phi Det 3.0 3 3 3 3
4 Adrian Peterson Min at Was 4.8 4 4 4 7
5 Jamaal Charles KC at TB 5.0 6 5 5 4
6 Marshawn Lynch Sea NE 7.3 11 6 6 6
7 Darren McFadden Oak at Atl 7.5 8 7 10 5
8 Ryan Mathews SD Den 8.5 7 12 7 8
9 Frank Gore SF NYG 9.8 5 14 9 11
10 Trent Richardson Cle Cin 10.8 10 16 8 9
11 Michael Turner Atl Oak 11.3 12 8 13 12
12 Stevan Ridley NE at Sea 15.3 15 9 24 13
13 Mikel Leshoure Det at Phi 16.5 9 13 20 24
14 DeMarco Murray Dal at Bal 16.8 14 17 19 17
15 Willis McGahee Den at SD 17.3 20 18 12 19
16 Alfred Morris Was Min 17.8 24 20 11 16
17 BenJarvus Green-Ellis Cin at Cle 18.3 22 15 18 18
18 Reggie Bush Mia Stl 18.5 18 11 35 10
19 Ahmad Bradshaw NYG at SF 19.5 21 21 16 20
Rashard Mendenhall Pit at Ten 19.5 25 22 17 14
21 Steven Jackson STL at Mia 19.8 13 29 14 23
Doug Martin TB KC 19.8 19 10 35 15
23 Chris Johnson Ten Pit 21.0 17 26 15 26
24 C.J. Spiller Buf at Ari 21.5 16 23 26 21
25 Fred Jackson Buf at Ari 26.0 23 24 22 35
26 James Starks GB at Hou 28.8 30 35 21 29
27 Alex Green GB at Hou 29.0 27 27 35 27
Jacquizz Rodgers Atl Oak 29.0 26 35 30 25
29 William Powell Ari Buf 29.3 35 19 28 35
30 Brandon Bolden NE at Sea 32.0 35 35 23 35

 

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