Week Nine RB rankings

Posted Nov. 04, 2012 @ 12:18 p.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Updated Sunday, Nov. 4 at 12:18 p.m. ET

Byes: New England, N.Y. Jets, St. Louis, San Francisco

Here are PFW's Week Nine RB rankings:

  1. Arian Foster, Texans vs. Bills
  2. LeSean McCoy, Eagles at Saints
  3. Ray Rice, Ravens at Browns
  4. Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks vs. Vikings
  5. Alfred Morris, Redskins vs. Panthers
  6. Adrian Peterson, Vikings at Seahawks
  7. Matt Forte, Bears at Titans
  8. Willis McGahee, Broncos at Bengals
  9. Doug Martin, Buccaneers at Raiders
  10. Ryan Mathews, Chargers vs. Chiefs
  11. Jamaal Charles, Chiefs at Chargers
  12. Trent Richardson, Browns vs. Ravens
  13. Darren McFadden, Raiders vs. Buccaneers
  14. Reggie Bush, Dolphins at Colts
  15. C.J. Spiller, Bills at Texans
  16. Chris Johnson, Titans vs. Bears
  17. Jonathan Stewart, Panthers at Redskins
  18. Ahmad Bradshaw, Giants vs. Steelers
  19. BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Bengals vs. Broncos
  20. Mikel Leshoure, Lions at Jaguars
  21. Rashad Jennings, Jaguars vs. Lions
  22. Pierre Thomas, Saints vs. Eagles
  23. Fred Jackson, Bills at Texans
  24. Michael Turner, Falcons vs. Cowboys
  25. Isaac Redman, Steelers at Giants
  26. Vick Ballard, Colts vs. Dolphins — (UP)
  27. Felix Jones, Cowboys at Falcons
  28. Michael Bush, Bears at Titans                            
  29. LaRod Stephens-Howling, Cardinals at Packers
  30. Alex Green, Packers vs. Cardinals
  31. Daniel Thomas, Dolphins at Colts
  32. DeAngelo Williams, Panthers at Redskins
  33. Joique Bell, Lions at Jaguars
  34. Ronnie Brown, Chargers vs. Chiefs
  35. Andre Brown, Giants vs. Steelers
  36. Jacquizz Rodgers, Falcons vs. Cowboys
  37. Donald Brown, Colts vs. Dolphins — (DOWN) INJ
  38. Mark Ingram, Saints vs. Eagles 
  39. Ronnie Hillman, Broncos at Bengals
  40. Peyton Hillis, Chiefs at Chargers
  41. Justin Forsett, Texans vs. Bills
  42. Mike Goodson, Raiders vs. Buccaneers
  43. Mike Tolbert, Panthers at Redskins
  44. Chris Ivory, Saints vs. Eagles
  45. Bernard Pierce, Ravens at Browns
  46. LeGarrette Blount, Buccaneers at Raiders
  47. Cedric Peerman, Bengals vs. Broncos
  48. Chris Rainey, Steelers at Giants
  49. Jackie Battle, Chargers vs. Chiefs
  50. Montario Hardesty, Browns vs. Ravens
  51. Jamie Harper, Titans vs. Bears
  52. Robert Turbin, Seahawks vs. Vikings
  53. Phillip Tanner, Cowboys at Falcons
  54. Baron Batch, Steelers at Giants 
  55. Chris Ogbonnaya, Browns vs. Ravens
  56. Delone Carter, Colts vs. Dolphins
  57. David Wilson, Giants vs. Steelers
  58. Marcel Reece, Raiders vs. Buccaneers
  59. Toby Gerhart, Vikings at Seahawks
  60. Bryce Brown, Eagles at Saints
  61. Kevin Smith, Lions at Jaguars
  62. Shaun Draughn, Chiefs at Chargers
  63. William Powell, Cardinals at Packers
  64. Jalen Parmalee, Jaguars vs. Lions
  65. Jason Snelling, Falcons vs. Cowboys
  66. Lamar Miller, Dolphins at Colts
  67. Lance Ball, Broncos at Bengals
  68. Travaris Cadet, Saints vs. Eagles — (ADDED)
  69. James Starks, Packers vs. Cardinals
  70. Jonathan Dwyer, Steelers at Giants — (DOWN), INJ
  71. Rashard Mendenhall, Steelers at Giants — (DOWN), INJ

Not listed: Cedric Benson, Packers; Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars; John Kuhn, Packers; DeMarco Murray, Cowboys; Darren Sproles, Saints; Ben Tate, Texans; 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.