Fantasy Football: Week 6 RB Rankings

Check out Kevin Hanson's top 60 running backs for Week 6 of the 2019 season.
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Kevin Hanson joins SI for the 2019 season. His fantasy rankings have placed him in the Top 20 in each of the past two seasons among all the industry experts tracked by FantasyPros.com, and he has been in the Top 25 in six of the past eight years.

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RB Start of the Week: Mark Ingram, Baltimore Ravens (vs. CIN)

If there’s any concern with Mark Ingram this week, it’s that the Ravens could establish an early lopsided lead that allows them to rest their top back in the second half. Based on implied totals using Vegas odds, however, no team is projected to score more points than the Ravens.

Expecting positive game script as a double-digit home favorite, Baltimore should have no trouble running the ball against the Bengals. Only the Dolphins have allowed more rushing yards per game or fantasy points to opposing running backs this season.

Ingram has rushed for 372 yards (5.0 YPC) and six touchdowns this season and added nine catches for 67 yards. The veteran back had a pair of monster games—more than 100 rushing yards with multiple scores—earlier in the season and has scored the sixth-most fantasy points through Week 5.

This week’s soft matchup against the Bengals is a smash spot for Ingram.

RB Sit of the Week: LeSean McCoy, Kansas City Chiefs (vs. HOU)

LeSean McCoy is averaging 5.4 yards per rush this season, but the veteran back failed to get a single carry in Week 5 against the Colts. McCoy had two catches for 23 yards, but he lost a fumble as well. With Damien Williams returning from a two-week absence, Williams led the backfield with nine carries and 12 touches.

Even though they faced Alvin Kamara, Christian McCaffrey, Leonard Fournette, etc., the Texans have yet to allow a 100-yard rusher this season. Houston has allowed just 95.0 rushing yards per game this season.

With a healthy Kansas City backfield, it’s difficult to trust McCoy this week as anything more than a flex option even though there are four teams on a bye.

Week 6 fantasy football running back rankings (half-PPR scoring):

• RB1: Christian McCaffrey, CAR @ TB

• RB2: Ezekiel Elliott, DAL @ NYJ

• RB3: Dalvin Cook, MIN vs PHI

• RB4: Alvin Kamara, NO @ JAC

• RB5: Leonard Fournette, JAC vs NO

• RB6: David Johnson, ARI vs ATL

• RB7: Nick Chubb, CLE vs SEA

• RB8: Mark Ingram, BAL vs CIN

• RB9: Aaron Jones, GB vs DET

• RB10: Le'Veon Bell, NYJ vs DAL

• RB11: Chris Carson, SEA @ CLE

• RB12: James Conner, PIT @ LAC

• RB13: Derrick Henry, TEN @ DEN

• RB14: Kerryon Johnson, DET @ GB

• RB15: Melvin Gordon, LAC vs PIT

• RB16: Sony Michel, NE vs NYG

• RB17: Austin Ekeler, LAC vs PIT

• RB18: Joe Mixon, CIN @ BAL

• RB19: Devonta Freeman, ATL @ ARI

• RB20: Phillip Lindsay, DEN vs TEN

• RB21: Damien Williams, KC vs HOU

• RB22: James White, NE vs NYG

• RB23: Malcolm Brown, LAR vs SF

• RB24: Matt Breida, SF @ LAR

• RB25: Jordan Howard, PHI @ MIN

• RB26: Adrian Peterson, WAS @ MIA

• RB27: Royce Freeman, DEN vs TEN

• RB28: Carlos Hyde, HOU @ KC

• RB29: Tevin Coleman, SF @ LAR

• RB30: Kenyan Drake, MIA vs WAS

• RB31: Chris Thompson, WAS @ MIA

• RB32: LeSean McCoy, KC vs HOU

• RB33: Ronald Jones II, TB vs CAR

• RB34: Miles Sanders, PHI @ MIN

• RB35: Duke Johnson, HOU @ KC

• RB36: Gus Edwards, BAL vs CIN

• RB37: Peyton Barber, TB vs CAR

• RB38: Jonathan Hilliman, NYG @ NE

• RB39: Ito Smith, ATL @ ARI

• RB40: Chase Edmonds, ARI vs ATL

• RB41: Rashaad Penny, SEA @ CLE

• RB42: Giovani Bernard, CIN @ BAL

• RB43: Dion Lewis, TEN @ DEN

• RB44: Alexander Mattison, MIN vs PHI

• RB45: Latavius Murray, NO @ JAC

• RB46: Jamaal Williams, GB vs DET

• RB47: Tony Pollard, DAL @ NYJ

• RB48: Raheem Mostert, SF @ LAR

• RB49: Darrell Henderson, LAR vs SF

• RB50: Darrel Williams, KC vs HOU

• RB51: Mark Walton, MIA vs WAS

• RB52: Dare Ogunbowale, TB vs CAR

• RB53: Elijhaa Penny, NYG @ NE

• RB54: C.J. Prosise, SEA @ CLE

• RB55: Justice Hill, BAL vs CIN

• RB56: Ty Johnson, DET @ GB

• RB57: Kalen Ballage, MIA vs WAS

• RB58: Tra Carson, GB vs DET

• RB59: Benny Snell Jr., PIT @ LAC

• RB60: Ty Montgomery, NYJ vs DAL

Week 6 fantasy football running back rankings (non-PPR scoring):

• RB1: Ezekiel Elliott, DAL @ NYJ

• RB2: Christian McCaffrey, CAR @ TB

• RB3: Dalvin Cook, MIN vs PHI

• RB4: Alvin Kamara, NO @ JAC

• RB5: Leonard Fournette, JAC vs NO

• RB6: Nick Chubb, CLE vs SEA

• RB7: David Johnson, ARI vs ATL

• RB8: Mark Ingram, BAL vs CIN

• RB9: Aaron Jones, GB vs DET

• RB10: Chris Carson, SEA @ CLE

• RB11: Le'Veon Bell, NYJ vs DAL

• RB12: Derrick Henry, TEN @ DEN

• RB13: Sony Michel, NE vs NYG

• RB14: James Conner, PIT @ LAC

• RB15: Melvin Gordon, LAC vs PIT

• RB16: Kerryon Johnson, DET @ GB

• RB17: Joe Mixon, CIN @ BAL

• RB18: Phillip Lindsay, DEN vs TEN

• RB19: Devonta Freeman, ATL @ ARI

• RB20: Austin Ekeler, LAC vs PIT

• RB21: Damien Williams, KC vs HOU

• RB22: Jordan Howard, PHI @ MIN

• RB23: Malcolm Brown, LAR vs SF

• RB24: Matt Breida, SF @ LAR

• RB25: Adrian Peterson, WAS @ MIA

• RB26: Royce Freeman, DEN vs TEN

• RB27: Carlos Hyde, HOU @ KC

• RB28: James White, NE vs NYG

• RB29: Tevin Coleman, SF @ LAR

• RB30: Kenyan Drake, MIA vs WAS

• RB31: LeSean McCoy, KC vs HOU

• RB32: Ronald Jones II, TB vs CAR

• RB33: Gus Edwards, BAL vs CIN

• RB34: Miles Sanders, PHI @ MIN

• RB35: Jonathan Hilliman, NYG @ NE

• RB36: Duke Johnson, HOU @ KC

• RB37: Chris Thompson, WAS @ MIA

• RB38: Peyton Barber, TB vs CAR

• RB39: Rashaad Penny, SEA @ CLE

• RB40: Ito Smith, ATL @ ARI

• RB41: Latavius Murray, NO @ JAC

• RB42: Chase Edmonds, ARI vs ATL

• RB43: Alexander Mattison, MIN vs PHI

• RB44: Jamaal Williams, GB vs DET

• RB45: Tony Pollard, DAL @ NYJ

• RB46: Raheem Mostert, SF @ LAR

• RB47: Giovani Bernard, CIN @ BAL

• RB48: Dion Lewis, TEN @ DEN

• RB49: Darrell Henderson, LAR vs SF

• RB50: Darrel Williams, KC vs HOU

• RB51: Mark Walton, MIA vs WAS

• RB52: Tra Carson, GB vs DET

• RB53: Justice Hill, BAL vs CIN

• RB54: Kalen Ballage, MIA vs WAS

• RB55: Dare Ogunbowale, TB vs CAR

• RB56: Elijhaa Penny, NYG @ NE

• RB57: Ty Johnson, DET @ GB

• RB58: Brandon Bolden, NE vs NYG

• RB59: C.J. Prosise, SEA @ CLE

• RB60: Benny Snell Jr., PIT @ LAC

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