NFL Week 9 Fantasy Rankings – Running Backs

by Michael Drahota | Posted on Thursday, October 30th, 2014 | 0

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With a whopping six teams on a bye in Week 9, the already top-heavy position of running back lost one of its top performers. Chicago Bear Matt Forte, who is on pace for an absurd 116 catches this year, will be out this week as his reeling Bears try to refocus their strategy in an effort to save their 2014 season.

Top-ranked back DeMarco Murray will seek to extend his record-setting streak of 100-yard games when he faces the Arizona Cardinals this Sunday, but there’s a different kind of statistic that Murray needs to cut down on.

He’s been fumbling the ball at a record pace as well, and that includes a crucial fumble against Washington this Monday that may have cost the Cowboys the win.

Arizona also has a tiff run defense, knocking Murray out of the top spot of the Week 9 fantasy rankings-

In his place sits Arian Foster, who has also been scoring points at a breakneck pace. He’ll have an easier match-up than Murray when the Philadelphia Eagles come to Houston in Week 9.

After a torrid start to the year, Seattle Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch has been relatively nonexistent the past two weeks. “Beast Mode” should get back on track against the winless Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

Jamaal Charles has a tough match-up against the New York Jets this weekend, but he’s also at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City and should be able to pick up several yards through the air.

Gaining over 100 all-purpose yards in every game thus far, Pittsburgh Steeler Le’Veon Bell rounds out the Top Five. With Bengals starter Giovani Bernard listed as doubtful for Week 9 with a hip pointer, backup Jeremy Hill gets a massive bump for this week’s cake match-up against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Here are the Week 9 fantasy rankings for the Top 25 running backs in the NFL:

1 Arian Foster HOU vs. Phi
2 DeMarco Murray DAL vs. Ari
3 Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. Oak
4 Jamaal Charles KC vs. NYJ
5 Le’Veon Bell PIT vs. Bal
6 Andre Ellington ARI at Dal
7 Ronnie Hillman DEN at NE
8 Ahmad Bradshaw IND at NYG
9 LeSean McCoy PHI at Hou
10 Jeremy Hill CIN vs. Jac
11 Mark Ingram NO at Car
12 Lamar Miller MIA vs. SD
13 Alfred Morris WAS at Min
14 Frank Gore SF vs. StL
15 Ben Tate CLE vs. TB
16 Chris Ivory NYJ at KC
17 Denard Robinson JAC at Cin
18 Shane Vereen NE vs. Den
19 Justin Forsett BAL at Pit
20 Jerick McKinnon MIN vs. Was
21 Andre Williams NYG vs. Ind
22 Branden Oliver SD at Mia
23 Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. NO
24 DeAngelo Williams CAR vs. NO
25 Carlos Hyde SF vs. StL
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