Week 9 Fantasy RB Rankings: Should begins, sleepers, potential busts at operating again

Week 9 Fantasy RB Rankings: Must starts, sleepers, potential busts at running back
rank player 1 Dalvin Cook, MIN versus DET 2 Christian McCaffrey, CAR @ KC. McCaffrey (Knuckles) was almost able to play last week, but the Panthers who played soccer on Thursday night made him miss the game. He should be in action with an extra week plus to heal. 3 James Robinson, JAX versus HOU 4th Derrick Henry, TEN versus CHI 5 Alvin Kamara, NO @ TB 6th Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC versus CAR 7th James Conner, PIT @ DAL 8th Aaron Jones, GB @ SF. Jones (calf) is unsure for Thursday Night Football, but with AJ Dillon testing positive for COVID, Jones's return is urgently needed for the Packers' now thin RB room. We will leave it now if it becomes active again. 9 David Johnson, HOU @ JAX 10 Chris Carson, SEA @ BUF. Carson (foot) was considered the Seahawks' game choice last week but prevailed against the 49ers. With Carlos Hyde (thigh), Carson could try to return against a Bills team that had trouble stopping the run this year. Keep an eye on him, but if he plays he should be an RB1. 11 Chase Edmonds, ARZ v MIA. With Kenyan Drake (ankle) likely out this week, Edmonds will take over as RB1 for the Cardinals. The Dolphins have given RBs the 10th highest Fantasy Points per game (FPPG) this season at a mark of 20.9. So this is a good place for Edmonds to do harm. 12 Josh Jacobs, LV @ LAC 13 Ezekiel Elliott, DAL versus PIT 14th David Montgomery, CHI @ TEN 15th JaMycal Hasty, SF versus GB. The 49ers will play Thursday night and the only healthy running backs on the roster right now are Hasty and Jerick McKinnon. With McKinnon's "tired legs", Hasty will likely do much of the work he did against the Seahawks. The Packers have conceded a league high of 29.2 FPPG to RBs and 14 TDs this season, including four for Dalvin Cook last week. Hasty could have a big game with the 49ers leaning on him for their top back. 16 Damien Harris, NE @ NYJ. For the second time in four games this season, Harris was able to cover a total of over 100 meters on the ground. He also found the end zone for the first time against the Bills. Now Harris will face a Jets team that has approved the eleventh most FPPG for RBs this year (2/20) and should continue its success as the primary ball carrier between tackles for the Patriots. 17th Todd Gurley, ATL versus DEN 18th Phillip Lindsay, DEN @ ATL. Lindsay shares with Melvin Gordon, but the Colorado product continues to outperform the free agent signer. Lindsay accumulated 83 yards and a TD with just six runs against the chargers last week, while Gordon took a total of 47 yards with 14 touches. Lindsay should have a chance to play well against an Atlanta team that has struggled to keep RBs through the air this season. 19th Antonio Gibson, WHAT v NYG. Gibson had the best game of his professional career before Washington left, racking up 128 yards and a TD on 20 carry. Last week he had 55 yards against the giants. He's starting to come and earn more touches in Washington's offense. The Giants have been solid against RBs this year, but they allow the fourth most receiving yards the position in their Monday night game against the Buccaneers. Gibson was a receiver in college so he could take advantage of that weakness and do more through the air. 20th Ronald Jones II, TB versus NO 21st Myles Gaskin, MIA @ ARZ 22nd Justin Jackson, LAC versus LV. The chargers will still be riding the hot hand at the RB position, but Jackson is preferred to be number 1 when Austin disgust (thigh) is still off. Jackson had a total of 142 yards for the Chargers against the Broncos, surpassing Joshua Kelley and Troymaine Pope. The Raiders have approved the fifth most FPPG for RBs this year (23) and approved eight roaring TDs, who are the fourth most in the NFL. Jackson could have another fine day if treated as a regressor. 23 Melvin Gordon, DEN @ ATL. Gordon is likely a better pass catcher than his teammate Lindsay, or at least he's the primary pass catcher for the Broncos at this point. The Falcons are one of three teams that have let four TDs through the air to RBs this season, so Gordon was able to use that in this matchup. He had six catches against Lindsay's zero against the chargers, so while he could do less between duels, he could still log a TD. 24 Jonathan Taylor, IND versus BAL. After Taylor started the season so well, the Colts appear to be leaning towards a troubling committee made up of Taylor, Jordan Wilkins, and Nyheim Hines who act as the team's three-headed monster. Taylor has only scored once in his last four games and has only ridden over 100 meters twice a year. If he continues to lose snaps to Wilkins and Hines, his value will drop even more. As it is, he's a very low-end RB2 against a Baltimore defense that has admitted the fewest FPPG to RBs this year (4/13). 25th Zack Moss, BUF versus SEA. It was halfway through the regular season, but it looks like we finally have a top in the Bills backfield. Moss takes the goal line against and hits the Patriots twice while roughly equaling Devin Singletary from a mileage standpoint. The duo will continue to share the transmissions, but Moss' TD advantage will make him a high-end Flex / RB2 in most matchups. However, the Seahawks have admitted the third smallest rushing yards to RBs this season (513), so Moss falls into the flex ranks this week. 26th Gus Edwards, BAL @ IND. Good news: Edwards has hit a season high at carry (16) and yards (87). He scored for the second time in as many games. Bad news: JK Dobbins actually surpassed him on Sunday, and the Colts have allowed a total of 443 rushing yards to RBs this season. Edwards may have a hard time moving the ball in week 9, but his TD potential makes him a potential start. 27 Joshua Kelley, LAC versus LV. Kelley was effectively used in favor of Troymaine Pope against the Broncos before Pope was injured and Kelley became active again. Anthony Lynn seems to trust Jackson more now, but in this RB rotation, things can change quickly. Kelley could jump off if he's hot, so it's a great flex option in a cheap matchup. 28 Le & # 39; Veon Bell, KC versus CAR. In his first two games with the Chiefs, Bell completed a total of 39 and 38 yards, respectively. It's nothing special, but Bell should get a chance to do more about the Panther. Carolina has given RBs the fourth most FPPG this year, including second most receiving yards (410) and 10 TDs in total (one of four teams to do so this year). Bell could find the end zone because he caught some passes so it's worth trusting him this week. 29 JK Dobbins, BAL @ IND. Dobbins saw only one less than Gus Edwards and turned his 15 bags into 113 yards. The only difference between him and Edwards is that the veteran appears to be back on the goal line while the rookie may have a chance to catch some passes (Dobbins had a catch in week 8). Indy will be a tough matchup for Dobbins, but as long as Mark Ingram (ankle) is out he can be counted on as Flex. 30th Devonta Freeman, NYG @ WAS. Freeman (ankle) is out for the Giants' week 8 game against the Bucs, but after injuring his ankle in the team's previous game, a Thursday night affair, he could return in week 9 if all goes well. He only had 57 yards total when the Giants last faced Washington, so trusting him as more than a flexible game against a solid run defense (15.9 FPPG to RBs) is not ideal, especially if he is split up with both Dion Lewis or Wayne Gallman. 31 La & # 39; Mical Perine, NYJ versus NE. The Jets continue to use a frustrating rotation at the RB point as Perine shares contacts with Frank Gore. The Patriots have allowed at least 127 yards to RBs for three straight weeks, but it's hard to trust Perine that he'll get enough work to put up RB2 numbers. If the Jets fall behind, Ty Johnson could get trash work instead of Perine. It still has a ton of advantages, but by the time Perine becomes the clear backfield leader, his blanket will be a high-end flex. 32 Jerick McKinnon, SF v GB. McKinnon has a great matchup, but he has only done 10 touches in the past two weeks because he has "tired legs". Still, as a recipient, at least he should be given the opportunity to harm a Packers team that was terrible against RBs this year. JaMycal Hasty will take the lead but don't be surprised McKinnon scores 5-10 hits in this competition and maybe hits the ground again like he did last week. 33 D & # 39; Andre Swift, DET @ MIN. There was nothing the Lions could do about the Colts locally. Returner Jamal Agnew, a cornerback / receiver, was actually their lead rusher at 11 yards. Swift only had one yard with six runs but added three catches for 22 yards that day. Until Matt Patricia stops splitting the transmissions between him and Adrian Peterson, Swift will have to stay in the flex area unless the matchup is very cheap. The Vikings are in the thick of it against the run, but they haven't allowed an RB to catch a TD yet. This will limit Swift's advantage as it is a great receiving option. 34 Devin Singletary, BUF versus SEA. Singletary saw 14 stretches and won 86 yards against the Patriots. Moss saw 14 carry and won 84. However, it was Moss who scored twice and Singletary couldn't make up for it as a receiver (1 catch, 6 yards). At this point, Singletary is a good threat to mileage, but the explosive games and TDs aren't there for the sophomore player. So it's hard to recommend starting it while Moss is healthy and splitting the stretcher. 35 James White, NE @ NYJ. White finished second with four hits against the Patriots and caught two passes for 35 yards. He's more of a PPR threat, but he can be considered the low-end standard flex in a great matchup, especially with the Patriots still failing Julian Edelman (knee) and N & # 39; Keal Harry (concussion) . 36 Jordan Wilkins, IND v BAL. Wilkins came out of nowhere to post 20 carry, 89 yards, and a TD in a cheap matchup against the Lions. He also added 24 meters through the air. While the sheer volume of straps is remarkable, Frank Reich may just have gotten the hot hand. Wilkins is a good waiver, but it's probably best to see what he does against a great Ravens defense in week 9 before you trust him on your lineup. 37 Adrian Peterson, DET @ MIN. In his last four appearances, Peterson has averaged 10.5 rushes per game, but only 2.67 yards per carry. He beat Swift on the ground (7-1) in Week 8, but Peterson is clearly falling and is likely to continue to lose touch with Swift and maybe even Kerryon Johnson who had a receiving TD against the Colts. 38 Leonard Fournette, TB versus NO 39 Frank Gore, NYJ versus NE. Gore has averaged 10.8 transfers for 39.2 yards in his last five games. He's still getting volume, but he's not productive enough to trust a dire crime. The more La & # 39; Mical Perine gets involved, the less Gore will be trusted, though he may be a hammer on the goal line if the Jets ever get close to the red zone again. 40 Jamaal Williams, GB @ SF. If Jones can't play Thursday, Williams and Tyler Ervin will be the only healthy Packers RBs on the roster. Williams would be a top 10 game if that happened, but right now he's just a potential PPR flex option. 41 Mike Davis, CAR @ KC. It looks like McCaffrey is about to return, so Mike Davis' term as a starter is over. He's been a solid RB2 most of the time, but now he's just a top handcuff and a potential low-end flex game in cheap matchups. 42 Duke Johnson, HOU @ JAX 43 DeeJay Dallas, SEA @ BUF. If Carson (foot) and Hyde (thigh) can't play anymore, Dallas has a chance to lead the backcourt for the Seahawks. He wasn't very efficient, but he had a rushed TD and a score against the 49ers. He could do well against a Bills defense who has allowed 97 yards or more to RBs in the past four weeks if he trusts as a starter. 44 Nyheim Hines, IND v BAL. Hines was more involved as a receiver against the Lions, and the Colts should try to keep getting him the ball. That said, he's unlikely to turn three catches back into two TDs, so he's more of a PPR-Flex consideration. 45 Alexander Mattison, MIN versus DET 46 Dion Lewis, NYG @ WHAT 47 Benny Snell, PIT @ DAL 48 Latavius ​​Murray, NO @ TB 49 Rex Burkhead, NE @ NYJ 50 Matt Breida, MIA @ ARZ 51 Tony Pollard, DAL versus PIT 52 Brian Hill, ATL versus DEN. Hill actually collected 64 yards for the Falcons versus the Panthers, outperforming Todd Gurley's production (though Gurley found the end zone). The Hawks seemed to save Gurley for late by riding Hill, and if they did that again against Denver, Hill could get a flexible appeal for the Hawks' increasingly run-oriented crime. 53 Kerryon Johnson, DET @ MIN 54 J. D. McKissic, WAS v NYG. McKissic is a great PPR sleeper, having averaged six goals per competition in his last four games. However, its default value is limited as it is not a major TD threat and it plays behind Antonio Gibson. 55 Jeremy McNichols, TEN versus CHI 56 D & # 39; Onta Foreman, TEN versus CHI. Perennial fantasy sleeper D & # 39; Onta Foreman is now the backup in Tennessee and he looked good against the Bengals, a total of 37 yards with five runs. Two caveats: First, Jeremy McNichols outdid him (four trages, 49 yards). Second, the Bengals were badly against fleeing. Foreman deserves mention as a potential handcuff, but that's all he is at this point. 57 Jalen Richard, LV @ LAC 58 Wayne Gallman, NYG @ WAS 59 Darrel Williams, KC versus CAR 60 Royce Freeman, DEN @ ATL 61 Anthony McFarland, PIT @ DAL