Week Nine RB rankings

Posted Nov. 06, 2011 @ 3:18 p.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Updated Nov. 6, 2011 @ 3:18 p.m. ET

Byes: Panthers, Lions, Jaguars, Vikings

Here are our fantasy rankings for running backs:

  1. Arian Foster, Texans vs. Browns
  2. Matt Forté, Bears at Eagles
  3. LeSean McCoy, Eagles vs. Bears
  4. Michael Turner, Falcons at Colts
  5. Frank Gore, 49ers at Redskins
  6. Fred Jackson, Bills vs. Jets
  7. Beanie Wells, Cardinals vs. Rams — INJ (ACTIVE)
  8. Steven Jackson, Rams at Cardinals
  9. Ray Rice, Ravens at Steelers
  10. Shonn Greene, Jets at Bill
  11. DeMarco Murray, Cowboys vs. Seahawks
  12. Darren Sproles, Saints vs. Buccaneers
  13. LeGarrette Blount, Buccaneers at Saints — UP
  14. Willis McGahee, Broncos at Raiders — INJ (ACTIVE)
  15. Jackie Battle, Chiefs at Dolphins
  16. Cedric Benson, Bengals at Titans
  17. Brandon Jacobs, Giants at Patriots — UP
  18. BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Patriots vs. Giants
  19. Mike Tolbert, Chargers vs. Packers — UP
  20. Reggie Bush, Dolphins at Chiefs
  21. Rashard Mendenhall, Steelers vs. Ravens
  22. Chris Johnson, Titans vs. Bengals
  23. Michael Bush, Raiders vs. Broncos
  24. Chris Ogbonnaya, Browns at Texans — UP
  25. Ben Tate, Texans vs. Browns
  26. Javon Ringer, Titans vs. Bengals
  27. Delone Carter, Colts vs. Falcons — DOWN
  28. Ryan Torain, Redskins vs. 49ers — DOWN
  29. Pierre Thomas, Saints vs. Buccaneers
  30. Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks at Cowboys
  31. James Starks, Packers at Chargers
  32. Joseph Addai, Colts vs. Falcons — INJ, UP (ACTIVE)
  33. Marion Barber, Bears at Eagles
  34. Daniel Thomas, Dolphins at Chiefs — INJ (ACTIVE)
  35. Ryan Grant, Packers at Chargers
  36. Phillip Tanner, Cowboys vs. Seahawks
  37. Roy Helu, Redskins vs. 49ers
  38. Taiwan Jones, Raiders vs. Broncos
  39. Kendall Hunter, 49ers at Redskins
  40. Knowshon Moreno, Broncos at Raiders
  41. Donald Brown, Colts vs. Falcons — UP
  42. Bernard Scott, Bengals at Titans
  43. LaDainian Tomlinson, Jets at Bills
  44. Thomas Jones, Chiefs vs. Dolphins
  45. Ricky Williams, Ravens at Steelers
  46. Jacquizz Rodgers, Falcons at Colts
  47. Leon Washington, Seahawks at Cowboys
  48. Jason Snelling, Falcons at Colts
  49. Curtis Brinkley, Chargers vs. Packers — UP
  50. Isaac Redman, Steelers vs. Ravens
  51. LaRod Stephens-Howling, Cardinals vs. Rams — INJ, UP (ACTIVE)
  52. Cadillac Williams, Rams at Cardinals
  53. Dexter McCluster, Chiefs vs. Dolphins
  54. C.J. Spiller, Bills vs. Jets
  55. Danny Ware, Giants at Patriots
  56. Chris Ivory, Saints vs. Buccaneers
  57. Steve Slaton, Dolphins at Chiefs
  58. Danny Woodhead, Patriots vs. Giants
  59. Ronnie Brown, Eagles vs. Bears
  60. Lance Ball, Broncos at Raiders
  61. Dion Lewis, Eagles vs. Bears
  62. Thomas Clayton, Browns at Texans
  63. Brian Leonard, Bengals at Titans
  64. Da'Rel Scott, Giants at Patriots
  65. Stevan Ridley, Patriots vs. Giants
  66. Kregg Lumpkin, Buccaneers at Saints
  67. Mewelde Moore, Steelers vs. Ravens
  68. Alfonso Smith, Cardinals vs. RamsDOWN
  69. Justin Forsett, Seahawks at Cowboys
  70. Joe McKnight, Jets at Bills
  71. Ahmad Bradshaw, Giants at Patriots — INJ, DOWN (INACTIVE)
  72. Ryan Mathews, Chargers vs. Packers — INJ, DOWN (INACTIVE)
  73. Kevin Faulk, Patriots vs. Giants — INJ, DOWN (INACTIVE)

Not listed: Montario Hardesty, Browns; Tashard Choice, Redskins; Felix Jones, Cowboys; Mark Ingram, Saints; Darren McFadden, Raiders; Peyton Hillis, Browns


The above player rankings are based on expectations for this week only, not for the entire season, taking into account this week's specific matchups and injuries. The initial rankings are compiled before the release of the NFL's early injury report and are updated Thursday to reflect the status of each player.

We base our rankings on the following scoring system: For skill-position players, one point for every 10 rushing/receiving yards, one point for every 30 passing yards, six points for a TD run or catch, four points for a TD pass, two points for a two-point conversion run or catch, two points for a two-point conversion pass. For kickers, three points for FGs of 18-39 yards, four points for FGs of 40-49 yards, and five points for FGs of 50-plus yards. Defensive rankings are based primarily on points allowed, yardage allowed and sack potential.

Glossary of notations

INJ — player has an injury that may affect productivity or availability.
ILL — player has an illness that may affect productivity or availability.
UP — player was moved up on draft board after original posting.
DOWN — player was moved down on draft board after original posting.
Not listed — player is temporarily sidelined due to injury or suspension but otherwise would be ranked.
ACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated active (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).
INACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated inactive (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).

Players and/or notations added after the original posting are shown in boldface.

Note: Remember to check back for late-week and weekend updates, as well as game inactives (when available) in the 90 minutes preceding the 1 p.m. Sunday kickoffs. You'll also find regular updates in our live fantasy injury reports on Sundays.