The Week 7 running back rankings are here help you make tough decisions this week. Whether it is deciding which of your options to start with, or who you should be looking to pick up this week to cover your byes and injuries. Our team will be here the rest of the year ranking the offensive positions, defensive positions, and team defenses to try and help you win your fantasy football leagues.
Below the table, I’ll be highlighting some pick ups for this week (if they are still available) and sneaky-starts for your bye-week needs.
Week 7 Running Back Rankings:
Frank Gore, MIA vs DET
Yes, that Frank Gore. At this point, we may need to start considering whether or not the 14 year vet is really a host that escaped Westworld. He’s emerged over the last three weeks as Miami’s most effective runner averaging over five yards per carry in that span.
Next up, Gore gets a Lions paper-mache run defense that ranks near the bottom of the league in every metric you could imagine. I love him and Drake this week, but Gore is likely the guy that would be available in your league.
As an example, I picked him up in one of my leagues to start in a flex spot over Will Fuller, Keke Coutee, Ito Smith, and Lamar Miller this week.
Duke Johnson, CLE @ TB
As with all Browns position players, Johnson’s production has seen a slight uptick since Baker Mayfield has taken over as Cleveland’s starting quarterback. The Miami native recorded four catches in two of the past three games and has been targeted 12 times.
His potential output for Week 7 has exploded as the Browns traded Carlos Hyde to the Jacksonville Jaguars for a 5th round pick.
Johnson should see more volume along with rookie Nick Chubb with Hyde out of the picture. The match up against the Buccaneers should provide plenty of opportunity for fantasy production. Tampa Bay is currently allowing the 7th most fantasy points to opposing RBs.
Good luck for Week 7! If you play college football formats, click here for my College DFS Week 8 breakdown.