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Week Eight RB rankings

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By Pat Fitzmaurice

Updated Sunday, Oct. 28, 12:12 p.m. ET

Byes: Baltimore, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Houston.

Here are PFW's Week Eight RB rankings:

  1. Adrian Peterson, Vikings vs. Buccaneers
  2. LeSean McCoy, Eagles vs. Falcons
  3. Jamaal Charles, Chiefs vs. Raiders
  4. Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks at Lions
  5. Chris Johnson, Titans vs. Colts
  6. Reggie Bush, Dolphins at Jets
  7. Matt Forte, Bears vs. Panthers
  8. Willis McGahee, Broncos vs. Saints
  9. Ryan Mathews, Chargers at Browns
  10. Darren McFadden, Raiders at Chiefs
  11. Frank Gore, 49ers at Cardinals                                  INJ
  12. Stevan Ridley, Patriots at Rams
  13. Ahmad Bradshaw, Giants at Cowboys (DOWN) INJ
  14. Darren Sproles, Saints at Broncos
  15. Trent Richardson, Browns vs. Chargers                    INJ
  16. Alfred Morris, Redskins at Steelers
  17. Michael Turner, Falcons at Eagles
  18. Rashad Jennings, Jaguars at Packers
  19. Doug Martin, Buccaneers at Vikings
  20. Shonn Greene, Jets vs. Dolphins
  21. Steven Jackson, Rams vs. Patriots
  22. Alex Green, Packers vs. Jaguars
  23. Jonathan Dwyer, Steelers vs. Redskins                     INJ
  24. Jonathan Stewart, Panthers at Bears (UP)
  25. Pierre Thomas, Saints at Broncos
  26. Vick Ballard, Colts at Titans (DOWN)
  27. Mikel Leshoure, Lions vs. Seahawks
  28. Felix Jones, Cowboys vs. Giants (UP)                    INJ
  29. Kendall Hunter, 49ers at Cardinals
  30. Michael Bush, Bears vs. Panthers
  31. LaRod Stephens-Howling, Cardinals vs. 49ers
  32. Donald Brown, Colts at Titans (UP)                      INJ
  33. Daryl Richardson, Rams vs. Patriots
  34. Andre Brown, Giants at Cowboys
  35. Mike Goodson, Raiders at Chiefs
  36. Shane Vereen, Patriots at Rams
  37. Danny Woodhead, Patriots at Rams
  38. Phillip Tanner, Cowboys vs. Giants (DOWN)
  39. DeAngelo Williams, Panthers at Bears (DOWN)
  40. Mark Ingram, Saints at Broncos
  41. Delone Carter, Colts at Titans
  42. LeGarrette Blount, Buccaneers at Vikings
  43. Montario Hardesty, Browns vs. Chargers
  44. Ronnie Hillman, Broncos vs. Saints
  45. Jacquizz Rodgers, Falcons at Eagles
  46. Joique Bell, Lions vs. Seahawks
  47. Robert Turbin, Seahawks at Lions
  48. Ronnie Brown, Chargers at Browns
  49. Peyton Hillis, Chiefs vs. Raiders                               INJ
  50. Daniel Thomas, Dolphins at Jets                   
  51. Jamie Harper, Titans vs. Colts
  52. Jackie Battle, Chargers at Browns
  53. Chris Rainey, Steelers vs. Redskins (DOWN)
  54. Chris Ogbonnaya, Browns vs. Chargers
  55. Marcel Reece, Raiders at Chiefs
  56. Mewelde Moore, Colts at Titans
  57. William Powell, Cardinals vs. 49ers
  58. Mike Tolbert, Panthers at Bears
  59. Lamar Miller, Dolphins at Jets
  60. Toby Gerhart, Vikings vs. Buccaneers
  61. Bryce Brown, Eagles vs. Falcons
  62. David Wilson, Giants at Cowboys
  63. Lance Dunbar, Cowboys vs. Giants (DOWN)
  64. Joe McKnight, Jets vs. Dolphins                               INJ
  65. Shaun Draughn, Chiefs vs. Raiders
  66. Lance Ball, Broncos vs. Saints
  67. James Starks, Packers vs. Jaguars (ADDED)
  68. Baron Batch, Steelers vs. Redskins (DOWN)
  69. Keith Toston, Jaguars at Packers
  70. Evan Royster, Redskins at Steelers
  71. Jason Snelling, Falcons at Eagles
  72. DeMarco Murray, Cowboys vs. Giants                     INJ

Not listed: Isaac Redman, Steelers; Cedric Benson, Packers; Brandon Bolden, Patriots; Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars; John Kuhn, Packers; Rashard Mendenhall, Steelers; Bilal Powell, Jets; Beanie Wells, Cardinals

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.

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