Running Back Rankings-Who to Start Week 7 in Fantasy Football

After his breakout week, where does running back Shonn Greene (23) rank as the Jets head to New England? Photo by Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

Running backs performance can radically change from week-to-week. Before last week, no one wanted to have to start Shonn Greene then he went and exploded all over the Colts for a trio of touchdowns and well over 100 yards.

With so many quality backs on byes, make sure your lineup has the best backup you can start since you never know when the right situation will come along and like Greene, your player can break out.

Here’s the top 30 backs that the FantasyCPR staff would start going into this weekend. Joining me in this week’s rankings were staff members Steve Copps (SC) and Jeffrey Littrell (JL). Our rankings have been combined to come up with a solid composite ranking which should give you a good idea who to pick up and start this week. NR stands for not rated and counts as 35 for averaging purposes.

ZT SC JL
1 Arian Foster Hou Bal 1.0 1 1 1
2 Ray Rice Bal at Hou 2.7 4 2 2
3 Maurice Jones-Drew Jac at Oak 4.0 5 3 4
4 Matt Forte Chi Det 5.0 7 5 3
5 Darren McFadden Oak Jac 5.7 2 9 6
Adrian Peterson Min Ari 5.7 3 4 10
7 Trent Richardson Cle at Ind 8.0 10 7 7
8 Marshawn Lynch Sea at SF 8.3 8 8 9
9 Ahmad Bradshaw NYG Was 11.7 15 15 5
10 Chris Johnson Ten Buf 12.0 18 6 12
11 Frank Gore SF Sea 12.3 12 17 8
12 Stevan Ridley NE NYJ 13.3 11 12 17
13 C.J. Spiller Buf Ten 14.0 6 13 23
Darren Sproles NO at TB 14.0 9 11 22
15 Alfred Morris Was at NYG 15.3 13 22 11
16 Felix Jones Dal at Car 16.0 20 14 14
17 Doug Martin TB NO 16.3 24 10 15
18 Fred Jackson Buf Ten 16.7 14 23 13
19 Shonn Greene NYJ at NE 18.7 17 20 19
Rashard Mendenhall Pit at Cin 18.7 22 16 18
21 Mikel Leshoure Det at Chi 19.7 16 19 24
22 William Powell Ari at Min 20.0 19 21 20
23 Steven Jackson STL GB 21.0 21 26 16
24 BenJarvus Green-Ellis Cin Pit 21.3 25 18 21
25 DeAngelo Williams Car Dal 25.3 26 24 26
26 Vick Ballard Ind Cle 27.7 23 NR 25
27 Jonathan Stewart Car Dal 30.0 28 27 NR
28 Michael Bush Chi Det 30.7 NR 28 29
29 Ben Tate Hou Bal 31.7 NR 25 NR
30 Alex Green GB at Stl 32.3 27 NR NR

Topics: Fantasy Football, Nfl Week 7, RB Rankings, Shonn Greene, Who To Start

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