Fantasy Football: Week 9 RB Rankings

Check out Kevin Hanson's top 60 running backs for Week 9 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: Jordan Howard, Philadelphia Eagles (vs. CHI)

In addition to scoring his fifth touchdown of the season last week, Jordan Howard set season highs with 23 carries and 96 rushing yards in Week 8 against the Buffalo Bills.

Howard now has double-digit carries in six consecutive games. Since Week 3, Howard ranks 13 in rush attempts (86), 11 in rushing yards (381) and tied for fourth in rushing touchdowns (five).

Facing his former team at home, the Eagles are five-point favorites over the Bears. Howard should see north of 15 carries and is a solid RB2 this week.

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

If I were forced to start a Kansas City running back, I’d start LeSean McCoy over Damien Williams although I’d prefer to start neither.

On a positive note, McCoy leads the Chiefs in rushing (362 yards) and he’s averaging a robust 5.2 yards per carry. That’s more than three yards per carry better than Williams (2.1 YPC).

Unfortunately, McCoy has now lost a fumble in two of his past four games and he immediately became a fixture on the bench after both turnovers. With 69 carries and 19 receptions, McCoy is averaging only 11 touches per game this season despite his efficiency.

The Vikings have allowed the sixth-fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs this season. They rank seventh in rushing yards allowed per game (89.4) and are 10 in Football Outsiders rush defense DVOA.

The inconsistent and relatively modest workload combined with the difficult matchup makes McCoy little more than a flex option despite four teams on bye this week.

Week 9 fantasy football running back rankings (half-PPR scoring):

RB1: Christian McCaffrey, CAR vs TEN

RB2: Ezekiel Elliott, DAL @ NYG

RB3: Dalvin Cook, MIN @ KC

RB4: Saquon Barkley, NYG vs DAL

RB5: Aaron Jones, GB @ LAC

RB6: Leonard Fournette, JAC vs HOU

RB7: Nick Chubb, CLE @ DEN

RB8: Le'Veon Bell, NYJ @ MIA

RB9: Josh Jacobs, OAK vs DET

RB10: Chris Carson, SEA vs TB

RB11: Derrick Henry, TEN @ CAR

RB12: Tevin Coleman, SF @ ARI

RB13: Jaylen Samuels, PIT vs IND

RB14: Marlon Mack, IND @ PIT

RB15: Phillip Lindsay, DEN vs CLE

RB16: Austin Ekeler, LAC vs GB

RB17: Mark Ingram, BAL vs NE

RB18: Melvin Gordon, LAC vs GB

RB19: Sony Michel, NE @ BAL

RB20: Royce Freeman, DEN vs CLE

RB21: Jordan Howard, PHI vs CHI

RB22: David Montgomery, CHI @ PHI

RB23: Carlos Hyde, HOU @ JAC

RB24: James White, NE @ BAL

RB25: Jamaal Williams, GB @ LAC

RB26: Mark Walton, MIA vs NYJ

RB27: Adrian Peterson, WAS @ BUF

RB28: LeSean McCoy, KC vs MIN

RB29: Kenyan Drake, ARI vs SF

RB30: Miles Sanders, PHI vs CHI

RB31: Matt Breida, SF @ ARI

RB32: Devin Singletary, BUF vs WAS

RB33: Ty Johnson, DET @ OAK

RB34: Frank Gore, BUF vs WAS

RB35: Damien Williams, KC vs MIN

RB36: Tarik Cohen, CHI @ PHI

RB37: Ronald Jones II, TB @ SEA

RB38: Duke Johnson, HOU @ JAC

RB39: J.D. McKissic, DET @ OAK

RB40: Alexander Mattison, MIN @ KC

RB41: Peyton Barber, TB @ SEA

RB42: Nyheim Hines, IND @ PIT

RB43: Rashaad Penny, SEA vs TB

RB44: Kalen Ballage, MIA vs NYJ

RB45: DeAndre Washington, OAK vs DET

RB46: Rex Burkhead, NE @ BAL

RB47: Wendell Smallwood, WAS @ BUF

RB48: Zach Zenner, ARI vs SF

RB49: Dion Lewis, TEN @ CAR

RB50: Dare Ogunbowale, TB @ SEA

RB51: Raheem Mostert, SF @ ARI

RB52: Darren Sproles, PHI vs CHI

RB53: Gus Edwards, BAL vs NE

RB54: Boston Scott, PHI vs CHI

RB55: Jalen Richard, OAK vs DET

RB56: Justice Hill, BAL vs NE

RB57: Darrel Williams, KC vs MIN

RB58: Tony Pollard, DAL @ NYG

RB59: Alfred Morris, ARI vs SF

RB60: Ty Montgomery, NYJ @ MIA

Week 9 fantasy football running back rankings (non-PPR scoring):

RB1: Ezekiel Elliott, DAL @ NYG

RB2: Christian McCaffrey, CAR vs TEN

RB3: Dalvin Cook, MIN @ KC

RB4: Saquon Barkley, NYG vs DAL

RB5: Aaron Jones, GB @ LAC

RB6: Leonard Fournette, JAC vs HOU

RB7: Nick Chubb, CLE @ DEN

RB8: Derrick Henry, TEN @ CAR

RB9: Chris Carson, SEA vs TB

RB10: Josh Jacobs, OAK vs DET

RB11: Le'Veon Bell, NYJ @ MIA

RB12: Marlon Mack, IND @ PIT

RB13: Tevin Coleman, SF @ ARI

RB14: Sony Michel, NE @ BAL

RB15: Phillip Lindsay, DEN vs CLE

RB16: Mark Ingram, BAL vs NE

RB17: Royce Freeman, DEN vs CLE

RB18: Jordan Howard, PHI vs CHI

RB19: Jaylen Samuels, PIT vs IND

RB20: Austin Ekeler, LAC vs GB

RB21: Melvin Gordon, LAC vs GB

RB22: David Montgomery, CHI @ PHI

RB23: Carlos Hyde, HOU @ JAC

RB24: Jamaal Williams, GB @ LAC

RB25: Adrian Peterson, WAS @ BUF

RB26: Mark Walton, MIA vs NYJ

RB27: James White, NE @ BAL

RB28: LeSean McCoy, KC vs MIN

RB29: Miles Sanders, PHI vs CHI

RB30: Kenyan Drake, ARI vs SF

RB31: Matt Breida, SF @ ARI

RB32: Devin Singletary, BUF vs WAS

RB33: Frank Gore, BUF vs WAS

RB34: Ty Johnson, DET @ OAK

RB35: Damien Williams, KC vs MIN

RB36: Ronald Jones II, TB @ SEA

RB37: Duke Johnson, HOU @ JAC

RB38: Tarik Cohen, CHI @ PHI

RB39: Peyton Barber, TB @ SEA

RB40: Rashaad Penny, SEA vs TB

RB41: Alexander Mattison, MIN @ KC

RB42: Kalen Ballage, MIA vs NYJ

RB43: Zach Zenner, ARI vs SF

RB44: J.D. McKissic, DET @ OAK

RB45: DeAndre Washington, OAK vs DET

RB46: Wendell Smallwood, WAS @ BUF

RB47: Boston Scott, PHI vs CHI

RB48: Gus Edwards, BAL vs NE

RB49: Rex Burkhead, NE @ BAL

RB50: Nyheim Hines, IND @ PIT

RB51: Raheem Mostert, SF @ ARI

RB52: Dare Ogunbowale, TB @ SEA

RB53: Dion Lewis, TEN @ CAR

RB54: Darrel Williams, KC vs MIN

RB55: Justice Hill, BAL vs NE

RB56: Jeff Wilson, SF @ ARI

RB57: Tony Pollard, DAL @ NYG

RB58: Darren Sproles, PHI vs CHI

RB59: Alfred Morris, ARI vs SF

RB60: Jalen Richard, OAK vs DET

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