With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2013 Week 6 fantasy football running back rankings.
1. Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs
Jamaal Charles is averaging 129.4 total yards and a touchdown per game. He did nothing in two games last year against the Oakland Raiders, but this is a vastly different Kansas City Chiefs team.
2. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
Adrian Peterson is averaging 118.3 total yards and 1.5 touchdowns. The Minnesota Vikings are coming off a bye to face the Carolina Panthers. Matt Cassel at least gives the Vikings a threat in the passing game.
3. Matt Forte, Chicago Bears
Matt Forte is averaging 115 total yards and 0.6 touchdowns. This week, he’s facing the New York Giants. They have allowed 126 yards and a touchdown per game.
4. DeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys
DeMarco Murray is averaging 108.4 total yards and 0.4 touchdowns. He’s facing the Washington Redskins this week. They have allowed 142.3 yards and a touchdown per game.
5. LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles
LeSean McCoy is averaging 140 total yards and 0.6 touchdowns. This week, he’s facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They have allowed just 94.3 yards per game, but “Shady” does damage in the passing game too.
6. Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks
Marshawn Lynch is averaging 101.2 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game. He’s facing the Tennessee Titans this week. They have allowed 103.2 yards per game.
7. Arian Foster, Houston Texans
Arian Foster is averaging 103.2 total yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game. This week, he’s facing the St. Louis Rams. They have allowed 126 yards and a touchdown per game.
8. Reggie Bush, Detroit Lions
Reggie Bush is averaging 125.5 total yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. This week, he’s facing the Cleveland Browns. They have allowed a league-high eight rushing touchdowns.
9. Knowshon Moreno, Denver Broncos
Knowshon Moreno is averaging 91.6 total yards and 0.8 touchdowns. This week, the running backs could see more work against the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars. They have allowed 160.6 yards per game.
10. Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens
Ray Rice finally had a game worthy of his draft position with 102 total yards and a pair of touchdowns against the Miami Dolphins. This week, he takes on the Green Bay Packers.
11. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Doug Martin has been a little disappointing, averaging 93.5 total yards with just one touchdown. He should get right this week against the Philadelphia Eagles. They have allowed 108 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game.
12. Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers
Frank Gore is averaging 86.4 total yards and 0.6 touchdowns. He has scored in consecutive weeks as the San Francisco 49ers have focused on running the football. This week, they face the Arizona Cardinals, who have been tough against the run.
13. Trent Richardson, Indianapolis Colts
Trent Richardson is still averaging just 3.1 yards per carry but has scored in two of three games with the Indianapolis Colts. He is facing the San Diego Chargers this week. They have allowed 117.2 yards per game at 4.9 yards per carry.
14. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
Le’Veon Bell scored a pair of touchdowns against the Minnesota Vikings prior to last week’s bye. This week, he faces the New York Jets.
15. Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins
Alfred Morris is averaging 79.5 yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. As long as his ribs check out, he should be a solid option against the Dallas Cowboys.
16. Darren Sproles, New Orleans Saints
Darren Sproles is averaging 82.2 total yards and 0.4 touchdowns. If Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots try to slow Jimmy Graham, Sproles will benefit. Sproles has added value in point-per-reception leagues.
17. C.J. Spiller, Buffalo Bills
C.J. Spiller provided 66 yards and a touchdown on eight carries last week against the Cleveland Browns. He escaped without re-injuring his ankle, and he’ll be extra rested when he faces the Cincinnati Bengals, as the Buffalo Bills played on Thursday.
18. Fred Jackson, Buffalo Bills
Fred Jackson just won’t go away. He’s averaging 92.4 total yards and 0.8 touchdowns. He also had extra time to allow his injury (knee) to heal. Jackson should continue to receive a sufficient workload to allow him to be a viable RB2 option.
19. Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers
Eddie Lacy returned to run for 99 yards last week against the Detroit Lions. The Baltimore Ravens are tough against the run, but Aaron Rodgers will keep them off balance.
20. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
Giovani Bernard is averaging 67.6 total yards and 0.6 touchdowns despite being limited to 11.8 touches per game. He’s averaging 4.6 yards per carry. BenJarvus Green-Ellis inexplicably averages 14.8 touches per game, which produces 43.6 total yards at 2.9 yards per carry. This week, he faces the Buffalo Bills. They have allowed 116 yards per game.
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