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Rest Of Season Player Rankings - Running Backs: Week 5
John Tuvey
October 4, 2011

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These player rankings track a player's value for the remainder of the season.

Mv Rank Player Team Bye
  1 Ray Rice BAL 5
  2 Darren McFadden OAK 8
  3 Adrian Peterson MIN 9
  4 LeSean McCoy PHI 7
  5 Matt Forte CHI 8
  6 Fred Jackson BUF 7
Moving Up 7 Arian Foster HOU 11
  8 Ryan Mathews SDC 6
  9 Chris Johnson TEN 6
  10 Ahmad Bradshaw NYG 7
  11 Maurice Jones-Drew JAC 9
  12 Michael Turner ATL 8
Moving Up 13 LeGarrette Blount TBB 8
  14 Jahvid Best DET 9
  15 Steven Jackson STL 5
Moving Up 16 Frank Gore SFO 7
Moving Up 17 Darren Sproles NOS 11
  18 Peyton Hillis CLE 5
Moving Down 19 Rashard Mendenhall PIT 11
  20 Felix Jones DAL 5
  21 Daniel Thomas MIA 5
Moving Up 22 Chris Wells ARI 6
  23 Joseph Addai IND 11
  24 Willis McGahee DEN 6
  25 Mike Tolbert SDC 6
  26 Shonn Greene NYJ 8
Moving Up 27 Cedric Benson CIN 7
Moving Down 28 Tim Hightower WAS 5
  29 Brandon Jacobs NYG 7
Moving Up 30 Ryan Torain WAS 5
  31 Mark Ingram NOS 11
  32 James Starks GBP 8
  33 Michael Bush OAK 8
  34 Jonathan Stewart CAR 9
  35 BenJarvus Green-Ellis NEP 7
Moving Up 36 Steven Ridley NEP 7
  37 Ben Tate HOU 11
  38 Marshawn Lynch SEA 6
  39 LaDainian Tomlinson NYJ 8
Moving Down 40 DeAngelo Williams CAR 9
Moving Up 41 Earnest Graham TBB 8
  42 Isaac Redman PIT 11
  43 Dexter McCluster KCC 6
  44 Reggie Bush MIA 5
Moving Down 45 Danny Woodhead NEP 7
  46 Pierre Thomas NOS 11
  47 Bernard Scott CIN 7
  48 Ryan Grant GBP 8
  49 Kendall Hunter SFO 7
  50 C.J. Spiller BUF 7
  51 Knowshon Moreno DEN 6
  52 Roy Helu WAS 5
  53 Montario Hardesty CLE 5
  54 Carnell Williams STL 5
  55 Delone Carter IND 11
  56 Javon Ringer TEN 6
Moving Down 57 Thomas Jones KCC 6
  58 Marcel Reece OAK 8
  59 Jacquizz Rodgers ATL 9
  60 Keiland Williams DET 9

Arian Foster, Texans Moving Up
The hamstring held up for 30 carries, and with Andre Johnson injured it'll likely get a similar workload for the foreseeable future. Of course, the prudent move would be to add Ben Tate as insurance while the price is low.

LeGarrette Blount, BuccaneersMoving Up
He's starting to run angry, and fantasy owners like him when he's angry.

Frank Gore, 49ersMoving Up
Rumors of Gore's demise were greatly exaggerated. Kendall Hunter will still be a factor, but Gore looks to be the lead dog... and still has a pulse.

Darren Sproles, SaintsMoving Up
Just think what his value would be if he had gone the extra yard on either of the two TDs he set up with carries to the one--or if Sean Payton had rewarded him for his efforts..

Rashard Mendenhall, SteelersMoving Down
The hamstring injury he suffered against Houston could sideline him this week. Maybe his offensive line can get healthy in the interim. There's still hope his soft schedule down the stretch salvages the season, but...

Chris Wells, CardinalsMoving Down
Wells not only played on his gimpy hamstring, he played well--most notably converting three goal-line situations into touchdowns. I've still got the under on a 1,000-yard season for him, but there's no denying what he's done thus far when healthy. 

Cedric Benson, BengalsMoving Up
It appears as though the wheels of justice will turn slowly; as long as they do, Benson is one of the few 20-carry per game throwbacks.

Tim Hightower, RedskinsMoving Down
Ryan Torain, RedskinsMoving Up
Mike Shanahan does it again! Torain comes out of the crypt for a monster game and the Redskins' backfield is an RBBC once again. Shanny delivered the ultimate kick to the store by noting he'll ride the proverbial hot hand from here on out; good luck putting any Washington RB into your lineup without a wave of nausea washing over you.

Steven Ridley, PatriotsMoving Up
Took a few more carries off the plates of BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Danny Woodhead, though Law Firm still seems to be their first choice for goal line work. It's just a matter of time before Belichick goes Shanahan on this backfield as well..

DeAngelo Williams, PanthersMoving Down
Williams looked sharp against the Bears, but the game plan only gave him 10 carries and he's nowhere near involved in the passing game. Hoping for goal line work? Cam Newton knows only one play at the stripe: QB keeper. 


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