Week 5 Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings

BY foxsports • October 5, 2016

The FOX Sports fantasy football department will publish weekly fantasy football rankings for Week 5 and beyond every Wednesday afternoon and Saturday night around midnight (EST) during the NFL season. Our weekly rankings are based on that week's matchup and not a rest-of-the-season ranking. Links for each positional weekly ranking can be found below or you can visit the FOX Sports fantasy homepage for more news and analysis

Note: In cases of wait-and-see Week 5 injury news, each contributor may have different opinions on whether or not that player will be active, which will be evident in their ranking below.

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Week 5 Rankings

QB | RB | WR | TE | DST

Player Opponent Fowler Meyer Halpin Avg
1. Le'Veon Bell (Pit - RB) NYJ 2 2 2 2.0
2. David Johnson (Ari - RB) @SF 4 1 1 2.0
3. Ezekiel Elliott (Dal - RB) Cin 3 3 4 3.3
4. DeMarco Murray (Ten - RB) @Mia 1 6 5 4.0
5. C.J. Anderson (Den - RB) Atl 5 5 3 4.3
6. LeSean McCoy (Buf - RB) @LA 6 9 7 7.3
7. Todd Gurley (LA - RB) Buf 7 10 6 7.7
8. Melvin Gordon (SD - RB) @Oak 12 4 8 8.0
9. Lamar Miller (Hou - RB) @Min 9 8 11 9.3
10. Jordan Howard (Chi - RB) @Ind 10 13 10 11.0
11. Devonta Freeman (Atl - RB) @Den 8 17 15 13.3
12. Isaiah Crowell (Cle - RB) NE 13 14 13 13.3
13. LeGarrette Blount (NE - RB) @Cle 14 7 19 13.3
14. Eddie Lacy (GB - RB) NYG 17 11 12 13.3
15. Matt Forte (NYJ - RB) @Pit 11 15 18 14.7
16. Frank Gore (Ind - RB) Chi 16 12 17 15.0
17. Carlos Hyde (SF - RB) Ari 20 18 9 15.7
18. Terrance West (Bal - RB) Was 18 16 14 16.0
19. Jerick McKinnon (Min - RB) Hou 19 21 16 18.7
20. Jeremy Hill (Cin - RB) @Dal 15 22 21 19.3
21. Matt Jones (Was - RB) @Bal 21 19 22 20.7
22. Theo Riddick (Det - RB) Phi 25 23 20 22.7
23. Ryan Mathews (Phi - RB) @Det 22 25 23 23.3
24. Tevin Coleman (Atl - RB) @Den 23 26 29 26.0
25. Giovani Bernard (Cin - RB) @Dal 26 30 26 27.3
26. DeAndre Washington (Oak - RB) SD 30 28 25 27.7
27. Duke Johnson Jr. (Cle - RB) NE 29 31 24 28.0
28. James White (NE - RB) @Cle 33 24 33 30.0
29. Cameron Artis-Payne (Car - RB) TB 31 29 31 30.3
30. Darren Sproles (Phi - RB) @Det 38 33 28 33.0
31. Matt Asiata (Min - RB) Hou 27 37 36 33.3
32. Jay Ajayi (Mia - RB) Ten 34 36 30 33.3
33. Orleans Darkwa (NYG - RB) @GB 24 50 32 35.3
34. Jacquizz Rodgers (TB - RB) @Car 42 39 27 36.0
35. Fozzy Whittaker (Car - RB) TB 43 32 34 36.3
36. Bilal Powell (NYJ - RB) @Pit 28 47 38 37.7
37. Kenneth Dixon (Bal - RB) Was 41 35 37 37.7
38. Bobby Rainey (NYG - RB) @GB 32 42 43 39.0
39. DeAngelo Williams (Pit - RB) NYJ 36 34 49 39.7
40. Alfred Morris (Dal - RB) Cin 39 38 44 40.3
41. Derrick Henry (Ten - RB) @Mia 37 44 41 40.7
42. Chris Thompson (Was - RB) @Bal 40 41 42 41.0
43. Jalen Richard (Oak - RB) SD 44 51 35 43.3
44. Wendell Smallwood (Phi - RB) @Det 47 45 39 43.7
45. Kenyan Drake (Mia - RB) Ten 35 54 45 44.7
46. Devontae Booker (Den - RB) Atl 57 43 47 49.0
47. James Starks (GB - RB) NYG 54 46 48 49.3
48. Rashad Jennings (NYG - RB) @GB 60 27 65 50.7
49. Josh Ferguson (Ind - RB) Chi 64 40 50 51.3
50. Charles Sims (TB - RB) @Car 71 20 63 51.3
51. Andre Ellington (Ari - RB) @SF 56 49 55 53.3
52. Paul Perkins (NYG - RB) @GB 58 53 51 54.0
53. Shaun Draughn (SF - RB) Ari 51 56 58 55.0
54. Javorius Allen (Bal - RB) Was 55 59 52 55.3
55. Mike Tolbert (Car - RB) TB 61 55 59 58.3


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