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Fantasy Football Rankings - NFL Week 9 Running Backs

SI Fantasy expert Michael Fabiano provides his Week 9 running back fantasy football rankings to help you dominate the competition!

Week 9 of the 2020 fantasy football season is here! That’s where I come in -- let's set those Week 9 lineups with a little help from my weekly PPR fantasy football rankings.

We are nearing the fantasy postseason so we have to keep an eye out on the waiver wire for difference maker. Every roster spot matters! You can find diamonds in the rough if injuries hurt a star. Let's make sure we bolster our roster because we never know when COVID could strike down an entire game!

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Week 9 Rankings (PPR)


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  1. Alvin Kamara, NO (at TB)
  2. Dalvin Cook, MIN (vs. DET)
  3. Christian McCaffrey, CAR (at KC)
  4. Chase Edmonds, ARI (vs. MIA) : The Dolphins have allowed an average of 149 scrimmage yards and the seventh-most fantasy points to running backs. 
  5. James Robinson, JAC (vs. HOU)
  6. Derrick Henry, TEN (vs. CHI)
  7. James Conner, PIT (at DAL)
  8. Josh Jacobs, LV (at LAC)
  9. Aaron Jones, GB (at SF)
  10. Justin Jackson, LAC (vs. LV): The Raiders have given up an average of nearly 150 scrimmage yardS per game and the sixth-most points to the running back position. 
  11. David Johnson, HOU (at JAC) : The Jaguars defense has allowed an average of more than 150 scrimmage yards and the fifth-most fantasy points to running backs.
  12. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC (vs. CAR) : The Panthers defense has allowed a total of five running backs to score at least 22.8 fantasy points, including two with over 30.
  13. Todd Gurley, ATL (vs. DEN)
  14. David Montgomery, CHI (at TEN)
  15. DeeJay Dallas, SEA (at BUF)
  16. D'Andre Swift, DET (at MIN)
  17. Antonio Gibson, WAS (vs. NYG) : New York’s defense has struggled against running backs, as five players at the position have scored at least 16.7 points against them.
  18. J.K. Dobbins, BAL (at IND)
  19. Leonard Fournette, TB (vs. NO)
  20. Melvin Gordon, DEN (at ATL)
  21. JaMycal Hasty, SF (vs. GB)
  22. Damien Harris, NE (at NYJ)
  23. Jonathan Taylor, IND (vs. BAL): Over the Colts last two games, the gap between Taylor and Jordan Wilkins in terms of snaps and touches has closed.
  24. Ronald Jones II, TB (vs. NO)
  25. Jerick McKinnon, SF (vs. GB)
  26. Ezekiel Elliott, DAL (vs. PIT): Over the last three weeks, Elliott ranks a disappointing 28th among running backs based on fantasy points.
  27. Tony Pollard, DAL (vs. PIT)
  28. Zack Moss, BUF (vs. SEA)
  29. Le'Veon Bell, KC (vs. CAR)
  30. J.D. McKissic, WAS (vs. NYG)
  31. Devin Singletary, BUF (vs. SEA): Last week, Singletary played fewer snaps than Zack Moss and was a distant second to his rookie teammate in red zone looks (6 to 1).
  32. La'Mical Perine, NYJ (vs. NE)
  33. Nyheim Hines, IND (vs. BAL)
  34. James White, NE (at NYJ) : Over the last two weeks, White ranks third among Patriots running backs in snaps and has seen a miniscule five touches in that time.
  35. Wayne Gallman, NYG (at WAS)
  36. Joshua Kelley, LAC (vs. LV)
  37. Phillip Lindsay, DEN (at ATL)
  38. Jordan Wilkins, IND (vs. BAL)
  39. Jordan Howard, MIA (at ARI)
  40. Gus Edwards, BAL (at IND): The Colts have one of the best run defenses in the league with playmaking LB Darius Leonard in the mix.
  41. Patrick Laird, MIA (at ARI)
  42. Brian Hill, ATL (vs. DEN)
  43. Adrian Peterson, DET (at MIN)
  44. Latavius Murray, NO (at TB)
  45. Mike Davis, CAR (at KC)
  46. Rex Burkhead, NE (at NYJ)
  47. Travis Homer, SEA (at BUF)
  48. Tyler Ervin, GB (at SF)
  49. Chris Thompson, JAC (vs. HOU)
  50. Frank Gore, NYJ (vs. NE)
  51. Eno Benjamin, ARI (vs. MIA)
  52. Duke Johnson, HOU (at JAC)
  53. Kyle Juszczyk, SF (vs. GB)
  54. Alexander Mattison, MIN (vs. DET)
  55. Jalen Richard, LV (at LAC)
  56. Devontae Booker, LV (at LAC)
  57. Dion Lewis, NYG (at WAS)
  58. Benny Snell Jr., PIT (at DAL)
  59. Peyton Barber, WAS (vs. NYG)
  60. Kerryon Johnson, DET (at MIN)

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