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Week 10 Rankings

by Patrick Daugherty
Updated On: November 10, 2019, 11:52 am ET

Week 10 Running Backs 

RK

Player

TM

Opp

1

Christian McCaffrey

CAR

@GB

2

Dalvin Cook

MIN

@DAL

3

Ezekiel Elliott

DAL

MIN

4

Saquon Barkley

NYG

@NYJ

5

Alvin Kamara

NO

ATL

6

Chris Carson

SEA

@SF

7

Aaron Jones

GB

CAR

8

Josh Jacobs

OAK

LAC

9

Nick Chubb

CLE

BUF

10

Derrick Henry

TEN

KC

11

Marlon Mack

IND

MIA

12

Mark Ingram

BAL

@CIN

13

Tevin Coleman

SF

SEA

14

Melvin Gordon

LAC

@OAK

15

David Montgomery

CHI

DET

16

Todd Gurley

LA

@PIT

17

Le'Veon Bell

NYJ

NYG

18

Devin Singletary

BUF

@CLE

19

Jaylen Samuels

PIT

LA

20

Damien Williams

KC

@TEN

21

David Johnson

ARI

@TB

22

Matt Breida

SF

SEA

23

Austin Ekeler

LAC

@OAK

24

Devonta Freeman

ATL

@NO

25

Kenyan Drake

ARI

@TB

26

Jamaal Williams

GB

CAR

27

Joe Mixon

CIN

BAL

28

Ronald Jones

TB

ARI

29

Kalen Ballage

MIA

@IND

30

Ty Johnson

DET

@CHI

31

Latavius Murray

NO

ATL

32

Trey Edmunds

PIT

LA

33

Frank Gore

BUF

@CLE

34

Gus Edwards

BAL

@CIN

35

Alexander Mattison

MIN

@DAL

36

Kareem Hunt

CLE

BUF

37

J.D. McKissic

DET

@CHI

38

Darrel Williams

KC

@TEN

39

Tarik Cohen

CHI

DET

40

Peyton Barber

TB

ARI

41

Giovani Bernard

CIN

BAL

42

Darrell Henderson

LA

@PIT

43

Rashaad Penny

SEA

@SF

44

Nyheim Hines

IND

MIA

45

Brian Hill

ATL

@NO

46

Ty Montgomery

NYJ

NYG

47

Malcolm Brown

LA

@PIT

48

Raheem Mostert

SF

SEA

49

Myles Gaskin

MIA

@IND

 

RB Notes: Getting gutted by the run, the Packers don’t have a prayer of slowing Christian McCaffrey. … Dalvin Cook compensated for being held below 100 yards on the ground each of the past two weeks by totaling 118 receiving. Already allowing the 11th most RB receptions, the Cowboys could be missing LB Leighton Vander Esch (neck) for another game. … The Vikings are solid against the run, but Ezekiel Elliott is too much of a metronome to leave outside the top three for a home matchup where the Cowboys are three-point favorites. … Saquon Barkley is averaging just 3.21 yards per carry and 55 rushing yards per game since returning from his high-ankle sprain. He has compensated with a weekly 6/51 through the air, while the Jets’ Leonard Williams/C.J. Mosley-less run defense is no longer even average. … Alvin Kamara (ankle) is due back after missing two games before the Saints’ Week 9 bye. Latavius Murray’s excellent play during Kamara’s absence probably earned him a little more standalone run, but Kamara remains an easy top-five option at home vs. the Falcons’ pathetic defense in a game with a 51.5 over/under. Murray is worth desperation FLEX consideration in a week with six teams on bye. 

Chris Carson fumbled (twice) for the first time since Week 3 against the Bucs, though he also rushed for over 100 yards for the first time in three games. This, against a defense still allowing the fewest weekly rushing yards. The 49ers’ seemingly elite group has been ripped for 283 yards rushing over the past two weeks. … With the Packers’ entire offense stuck in neutral vs. the Chargers, Aaron Jones posted his second fewest yards from scrimmage of the year (29). Although they eliminate the pass, the Panthers’ defense is dead last in DVOA against the run. Only four teams are permitting more RB fantasy points. As for Williams, he’s averaging 11 touches in seven non-injury shortened performances. With six teams on bye, he has legitimate RB2 appeal. … Josh Jacobs has reached 120 yards on the ground in 3-of-4 appearances. Worse against the run than pass, the Bolts will likely be missing LB Denzel Perryman (knee) in Oakland. … Is Kareem Hunt reason to worry for Nick Chubb? In a sane world, he wouldn't be. Chubb has defined “lone bright spot” for the Browns. My concern is that a desperate man in Browns coach Freddie Kitchens will take desperate actions and force Hunt into the game plan. I’m obviously not fading Chubb for this week, but it is very much something to monitor. Even with six teams on bye, Hunt comes with a zero-point floor. 

It’s still unclear why Derrick Henry touched the ball only two times in the first half vs. the Panthers. We would assume the Titans learned their lesson after Henry almost got them back into the game after the break. The Chiefs are much leakier on the ground than through the air. … Marlon Mack has displayed stubbornly little ceiling, though his floor will be a given against the Dolphins. Miami is one of two teams coughing up more than 150 rushing yards per game. … Speaking of floor but no ceiling, Mark Ingram. It should be almost impossible for Ingram not to go at least 15/100 vs. the Bengals' league-worst run defense. … Week 9 was how the Chargers, or any team really, want their backfield to look. Melvin Gordon played a season-high 45 snaps as he reached 20 carries for the first time. Austin Ekeler, meanwhile, tallied 16 touches on just 24 snaps. Ekeler’s snap percentage fell all the way to 33 percent after being 53 the week before. Ground-favoring game flow certainly had something to do with it, though Gordon will not be relinquishing his 1A committee status. Ekeler should be needed for more snaps/pass catching as a one-point road favorite in a game with a 47.5 over/under. 

Tevin Coleman was one of Week 9’s biggest disappointments, though he was inches away from a bigger night. He had a touchdown called back by holding and dropped what might have been an 84-yard score on a screen. He has to be RB2 fired up as the lead back for a six-point home favorite. Matt Breida, who couldn’t stop posting chunk gains in Arizona, is a viable RB2 with six teams on bye. … Le’Veon Bell (knee) is questionable bordering on doubtful. Ty Montgomery, who has never held up as a lead back, will find himself on the RB2/3 borderline if Bell can’t go. … This should be Todd Gurley’s healthiest game for the remainder of the season. Behind Gurley will be uncertainty. With Malcolm Brown (ankle) slated to return from his two-game absence, Darrell Henderson will have a zero-point floor as a FLEX. Henderson wasn’t part of the offense before Brown’s injury, though he proved worthy of COP work during Brown’s sabbatical. … The Bears’ offense is officially running through David Montgomery, who saved what was looking like a disastrous Week 9 with a pair of second half scores. The Lions are a far easier draw than the Eagles were. … James Conner (shoulder) is practicing, Benny Snell (knee) and Trey Edmunds (ribs) are not. Consider Jaylen Samuels' RB2 status written in pencil.

Devin Singletary’s 23 Week 9 touches were nearly double his previous season total while he out-snapped Frank Gore 41-21. For a Bills team that’s been lacking big plays, making Singletary’s Week 9 usage the new normal seems like an easy adjustment to make. In terms of yardage, the Browns are a bottom-three run defense. … Damien Williams out-touched LeSean McCoy 14-4 against the Vikings and out-snapped him 43-6. For good measure, he scored a 91-yard touchdown. Andy Reid is ever unpredictable, but this one isn’t for Week 10. … With David Johnson (ankle) returning, the Cardinals’ backfield is one of Week 10’s great mysteries following Kenyan Drake’s 162-yard outburst. It stands to reason that the receiver-poor Cardinals will get both backs onto the field at the same time. ... Devonta Freeman is the RB28 by average points in standard and RB20 in PPR. Mega yikes. The Saints stamp out the run, though Mohamed Sanu’s absence should lead to increased pass-catching opportunities … Whatever pre-bye momentum Joe Mixon had figures to be halted by a rookie quarterback making his first career start against the Ravens’ heating up defense. … In both deeds and words, Ronald Jones has finally dispatched Peyton Barber. … Mark Walton is suspended, but Kalen Ballage is still Kalen Ballage. He’s a low-floor, practically nonexistent ceiling FLEX. … Ty Johnson out-touched J.D. McKissic 12-7 in Week 9 but was out-gained 72-36. God speed.

Patrick Daugherty

Patrick Daugherty is a senior football writer for Rotoworld. He can be found on Twitter @RotoPat.