Oct 21, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) carries the ball during the first quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at the Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

Running Back Rankings-Who to Start Week 8

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With typical front-runners Arian Foster and Ray Rice sidelined on their bye-weeks the top of our rankings have a new feel and flavor to them as ADP and “Beast mode” look to have good matchups and be in good form. Check out our top 35 running backs for week 8 below

As usual, I (ZT) was joined in the rankings by Steve Copps (SC) and Jeffrey Littrell (JL) who are contributors for FantasyCPR. We ranked our top 30 with NR (not ranked) counting for 35 for averaging purposes.


ZT SC JL
1 Adrian Peterson Min TB 1.7 2 2 1
2 Marshawn Lynch Sea at Det 4.3 8 3 2
3 Matt Forte Chi Car 4.7 1 5 8
4 LeSean McCoy Phi Atl 5.0 6 4 5
5 Darren McFadden Oak at KC 5.3 7 6 3
6 Ryan Mathews SD at Cle 7.3 4 9 9
7 Willis McGahee Den NO 7.7 11 8 4
8 Chris Johnson Ten Ind 7.7 16 1 6
9 Frank Gore SF at Ari 9.3 5 11 12
10 Michael Turner Atl at Phi 11.7 15 7 13
11 Trent Richardson Cle SD 12.3 10 12 15
12 Ahmad Bradshaw NYG at Dal 12.3 13 17 7
13 Reggie Bush Mia at NYJ 12.7 14 10 14
14 Alfred Morris Was at Pit 13.3 12 18 10
15 Darren Sproles NO at Den 15.0 9 14 22
16 Jamaal Charles KC Oak 16.3 3 NR 11
17 Stevan Ridley NE at Stl 16.3 17 13 19
18 Doug Martin TB at Min 18.7 20 19 17
19 Shonn Greene NYJ Mia 19.0 18 15 24
20 Steven Jackson STL NE 20.7 19 27 16
21 Rashad Jennings Jac at GB 21.0 24 16 23
22 Mikel Leshoure Det Sea 24.0 25 22 25
23 Felix Jones Dal NYG 25.7 22 NR 20
24 Jonathan Dwyer Pit Was 26.3 23 21 NR
25 Vick Ballard Ind at Ten 27.3 21 NR 26
26 DeAngelo Williams Car at Chi 28.0 28 26 30
27 Alex Green GB Jac 28.3 NR 29 21
28 Michael Bush Chi Car 29.3 30 23 NR
29 Rashard Mendenhall Pit Was 29.3 NR NR 18
30 Daryl Richardson Stl NE 30.0 27 NR 28
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