Week 8 Running Back Rankings

The Week 8 running back rankings are here to help you make tough decisions this week. Whether it is deciding which of your options to start 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 8 Running Back Rankings:

RankRunning BackOpponent    
1Todd Gurley   LAR  vs. GB
2Saquon Barkley   NYG  vs. WAS
3Kareem Hunt   KC  vs. DEN
4James Conner   PIT  vs. CLE
5Joe Mixon   CIN  vs. TB
6Alvin Kamara   NO  at MIN
7David Johnson   ARI  vs. SF
8Marlon Mack   IND  at OAK
9James White   NE  at BUF
10Kerryon Johnson   DET  vs. SEA
11Christian McCaffrey   CAR  vs. BAL
12Tarik Cohen   CHI  vs. NYJ
13Phillip Lindsay   DEN  at KC
14Adrian Peterson   WAS  at NYG
15Nick Chubb   CLE  at PIT
16Latavius Murray   MIN  vs. NO
17Mark Ingram   NO  at MIN
18Lamar Miller   HOU  vs. MIA
19Kenyan Drake   MIA  at HOU
20Jordan Howard   CHI  vs. NYJ
21Chris Carson   SEA  at DET
22Isaiah Crowell   NYJ  at CHI
23Aaron Jones   GB  at LAR
24Alex Collins   BAL  at CAR
25T.J. Yeldon   JAC  vs. PHI
26Doug Martin   OAK  vs. IND
27Jalen Richard   OAK  vs. IND
28Raheem Mostert   SF  at ARI
29Wendell Smallwood   PHI  at JAC
30Corey Clement   PHI  at JAC
31Chris Ivory   BUF  vs. NE
32Chris Thompson   WAS  at NYG
33Royce Freeman   DEN  at KC
34Carlos Hyde   JAC  vs. PHI
35Duke Johnson   CLE  at PIT
36Frank Gore   MIA  at HOU
37Peyton Barber   TB  at CIN
38Ronald Jones II   TB  at CIN
39Javorius Allen   BAL  at CAR
40Matt Breida   SF  at ARI
41Nyheim Hines   IND  at OAK
42Jamaal Williams   GB  at LAR
43LeGarrette Blount   DET  vs. SEA
44Marcus Murphy   BUF  vs. NE
45Ty Montgomery   GB  at LAR
46Mike Davis   SEA  at DET
47Kenjon Barner   NE  at BUF
48Kapri Bibbs   WAS  at NYG
49Rashaad Penny   SEA  at DET
50LeSean McCoy   BUF  vs. NE
Ronald Jones II, TB at CIN

Tampa Bay coaches finally got their second round pick involved in their 26-23 win over the Browns last week. His stat line wasn’t pretty, but the fact that they went with Jones and not Barber, when they desperately needed a score in the second half could signal change is coming for the Buccaneers backfield. Oh yeah, the part that Jones converted the opportunity for a touchdown is probably the more important point to make.

This week would be a great spot for Jones to produce if given the chance. The Bengals run defense ranks near the bottom of the league in just about every metric out there. The continued ineffectiveness of the Peyton Barber experiment alone should provide Jones more work as the season progresses.

Marcus Murphy, BUF vs NE

With LeSean McCoy potentially out Monday night against the Patriots, Murphy could be in line for an increased workload. Last week, trailing big in Indianapolis, Murphy caught five passes on six targets. As huge underdogs against their division rival, there is a high probability for a game script that would put the Missouri product in a similar role without the services of McCoy. If you’re in need at this position in a PPR league, you could do a lot worse for Week 8 than Murphy.

Good luck for Week 8! Follow me on twitter @realBobbyAdcock and check out my weekly college football DFS breakdown.


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