Rank Participant 1 Dalvin Cook dinner, MIN vs. DET 2 Christian McCaffrey, CAR @ KC. McCaffrey (ankle) was practically capable of play final week however the Panthers enjoying on Thursday Evening Soccer brought about him to overlook the sport. He must be in motion with an additional week-plus to heal. 3 James Robinson, JAX vs. HOU 4 Derrick Henry, TEN vs. CHI 5 Alvin Kamara, NO @ TB 6 Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC vs. CAR 7 James Conner, PIT @ DAL 8 Aaron Jones, GB @ SF. Jones (calf) is unsure for Thursday Evening Soccer, however provided that AJ Dillon has examined optimistic for COVID, Jones return is desperately wanted for the Packers’ now-thin RB room. We’ll depart him in now in case he does return to motion. 9 David Johnson, HOU @ JAX 10 Chris Carson, SEA @ BUF. Carson (foot) was thought of a game-time resolution final week for the Seahawks however ended up sitting out in opposition to the 49ers. With Carlos Hyde (hamstring) additionally on the mend, Carson may try and return in opposition to a Payments group that has had hassle stopping the run this yr. Control him but when he performs, he must be an RB1. 11 Chase Edmonds, ARZ vs. MIA. With Kenyan Drake (ankle) doubtless out this week, Edmonds will take over because the RB1 for the Cardinals. The Dolphins have allowed the 10th-most fantasy factors per recreation (FPPG) to RBs this season at a mark of 20.9, so this can be a great spot for Edmonds to do harm. 12 Josh Jacobs, LV @ LAC 13 Ezekiel Elliott, DAL vs. PIT 14 David Montgomery, CHI @ TEN 15 JaMycal Hasty, SF vs. GB. The 49ers are set to play on Thursday evening and the one wholesome working backs on the roster at the moment are Hasty and Jerick McKinnon. Since McKinnon has “drained legs”, Hasty will doubtless deal with a bulk of the work as he did in opposition to the Seahawks. The Packers have allowed a league-high 29.2 FPPG to RBs and 14 complete TDs on the season, together with 4 to Dalvin Cook dinner final week. Hasty may have an enormous recreation if the 49ers lean on him as the highest again. 16 Damien Harris, NE @ NYJ. For the second time in 4 appearances this season, Harris was capable of complete over 100 yards on the bottom. He additionally discovered the end-zone for the primary time in opposition to the Payments. Now, Harris will get to tackle a Jets group that has allowed the 11th-most FPPG to RBs this yr (20.2) and will proceed his success as the first between-the-tackles ball-carrier for the Patriots. 17 Todd Gurley, ATL vs. DEN 18 Phillip Lindsay, DEN @ ATL. Lindsay is splitting carries with Melvin Gordon however the Colorado product continues to outpace the free-agent signee. Lindsay racked up 83 yards and a TD on simply six carries in opposition to the Chargers final week whereas Gordon totaled 47 yards on 14 touches. Lindsay ought to have an opportunity to play properly in opposition to an Atlanta group that has struggled to comprise RBs by way of the air this season. 19 Antonio Gibson, WAS vs. NYG. Gibson had the perfect recreation of his skilled profession earlier than Washington’s bye and racked up 128 yards and a TD on 20 carries. The earlier week, he had 55 yards in opposition to the Giants. He’s beginning to come on and earn extra touches in Washington’s offense. The Giants have been stable in opposition to RBs this yr however they’re permitting the fourth-most receiving yards to the place heading into their Monday evening recreation in opposition to the Buccaneers. Gibson was a receiver in faculty, so he could possibly reap the benefits of that weak point and do extra by way of the air. 20 Ronald Jones II, TB vs. NO 21 Myles Gaskin, MIA @ ARZ 22 Justin Jackson, LAC vs. LV. The Chargers are nonetheless going to journey the recent hand on the RB place, however Jackson is favored to be the No. 1 possibility with Austin Ekeler (hamstring) nonetheless out. Jackson had 142 complete yards for the Chargers in opposition to the Broncos and outproduced Joshua Kelley and Troymaine Pope. The Raiders have allowed the fifth-most FPPG to RBs this yr (23) and have allowed eight speeding TDs, tied for fourth-most within the NFL. Jackson might be in for one more good day if he is handled because the lead again. 23 Melvin Gordon, DEN @ ATL. Gordon might be a greater pass-catcher than his teammate Lindsay or he is no less than working as the first pass-catcher fro the Broncos at the moment. The Falcons are considered one of three groups which have allowed 4 TDs by way of the air to RBs this season, so Gordon may reap the benefits of that on this matchup. He had six catches to Lindsay’s zero in opposition to the Chargers, so whereas he could do much less between the tackles, he may nonetheless log a TD. 24 Jonathan Taylor, IND vs. BAL. After Taylor began the season so properly, the Colts seem like trending in direction of a troubling committee arrange with Taylor, Jordan Wilkins, and Nyheim Hines serving because the group’s three-headed monster. Taylor has solely scored as soon as in his final 4 video games and he has solely gone for over 100 yards twice on the yr. If he continues to lose snaps to Wilkins and Hines, his worth will lower much more. As it’s, he is a really low-end RB2 in opposition to a Baltimore protection that has allowed the fewest FPPG to RBs this yr (13.4). 25 Zack Moss, BUF vs. SEA. It took half of the common season, nevertheless it appears to be like like we lastly have a prime again to personal within the Payments backfield. Moss is getting the goal-line touches in opposition to and scored twice in opposition to the Patriots whereas roughly equaling Devin Singletary from a yardage standpoint. The duo will proceed to separate carries, however Moss’ TD upside will make him a high-end flex/RB2 in most matchups. The Seahawks, nevertheless, have allowed the third-fewest speeding yards to RBs this season (513) so Moss falls among the many flex ranks this week. 26 Gus Edwards, BAL @ IND. Excellent news: Edwards is coming off a season-high in carries (16) and yards (87). He additionally scored for the second time in as many outings. Dangerous information: JK Dobbins truly outgained him on Sunday and the Colts have allowed on 443 complete speeding yards to RBs this season. Edwards could have a troublesome time transferring the ball in Week 9 because of this, however his TD potential makes him a possible begin. 27 Joshua Kelley, LAC vs. LV. Kelley was successfully benched in favor of Troymaine Pope in opposition to the Broncos earlier than Pope received harm and Kelley returned to motion. Anthony Lynn appears to be trusting Jackson extra now, however issues can change on a dime on this RB rotation. Kelley may pop off if he has the recent hand, so he is a worthwhile flex possibility in a positive matchup. 28 Le’Veon Bell, KC vs. CAR. In his first two video games with the Chiefs, Bell has totaled 39 and 38 yards respectively. That is nothing particular, however Bell ought to get an opportunity to do extra in opposition to the Panther. Carolina has allowed the fourth-most FPPG to RBs this yr together with the second-most receiving yards (410) and 10 complete TDs to the place (considered one of 4 groups to try this this yr). Bell may discover the end-zone because of catch some passes, so he is value trusting this week. 29 JK Dobbins, BAL @ IND. Dobbins noticed only one carry lower than Gus Edwards and turned his 15 totes into 113 yards. The one distinction between him and Edwards is that the veteran seems to be the goal-line again whereas the rookie could have an opportunity to catch some passes (Dobbins had one catch in Week 8). Indy will probably be a troublesome matchup for Dobbins however so long as Mark Ingram (ankle) is out, he could be counted on as a flex. 30 Devonta Freeman, NYG @ WAS. Freeman (ankle) is out for the Giants’ Week Eight recreation in opposition to the Bucs however after injuring the ankle within the group’s earlier recreation, a Thursday evening affair, he may return in Week 9 if all goes properly. He had simply 57 complete yards the final time the Giants confronted off in opposition to Washington so trusting him as something greater than a flex play in opposition to a stable run protection (15.9 FPPG to RBs) is not excellent, particularly if he finally ends up splitting touches with both Dion Lewis or Wayne Gallman. 31 La’Mical Perine, NYJ vs. NE. The Jets proceed to make use of a irritating rotation on the RB spot, as Perine is sharing touches with Frank Gore. The Patriots have allowed no less than 127 speeding yards to RBs in three straight weeks, nevertheless it’s arduous to belief Perine to get sufficient work to place up RB2 numbers. Additionally, if the Jets fall behind, Ty Johnson may get some garbage-time work as an alternative of Perine. He nonetheless has a ton of upside, however till Perine turns into the clear-cut backfield chief, his ceiling will probably be as a high-end flex. 32 Jerick McKinnon, SF vs. GB. McKinnon has an incredible matchup, however he has solely dealt with 10 touches within the final two weeks as a result of he has “drained legs”. Nonetheless, he ought to get alternatives, no less than as a receiver, to do harm in opposition to a Packers group that has been terrible in opposition to RBs this yr. JaMycal Hasty will cleared the path, however do not be stunned to see McKinnon get 5-10 touches on this contest and perhaps rating once more on the bottom as he did final week. 33 D’Andre Swift, DET @ MIN. The Lions could not do something on the bottom in opposition to the Colts. Return man Jamal Agnew, a cornerback/receiver, was truly their main rusher with 11 yards. Swift had only a single yard on six carries however did add three catches for 22 yards on the day. Till Matt Patricia stops splitting carries between him and Adrian Peterson, Swift should keep in flex territory except the matchup may be very favorable. The Vikings are middle-of-the-pack in opposition to the run, however they have not but allowed an RB to catch a TD. That may restrict Swift’s upside as he is a superb receiving possibility. 34 Devin Singletary, BUF vs. SEA. Singletary noticed 14 carries and gained 86 yards in opposition to the Patriots. Moss noticed 14 carries and gained 84. Nonetheless, it was Moss that scored twice and Singletary could not make up for it as a receiver (1 catch, 6 yards). At this level, Singletary is an efficient yardage menace however the explosive performs and the TDs aren’t there for the second-year participant. So, it is arduous to advocate beginning him so long as Moss is wholesome and so they’re splitting carries. 35 James White, NE @ NYJ. White tied for second on the Patriots in targets in opposition to the Payments with 4 and he caught two passes for 35 yards. He is extra of a PPR menace however he could be thought of as a low-end commonplace flex in an incredible matchup, particularly if the Patriots are nonetheless down Julian Edelman (knee) and N’Keal Harry (concussion). 36 Jordan Wilkins, IND vs. BAL. Wilkins got here out of nowhere to publish 20 carries, 89 yards, and a TD in a positive matchup in opposition to the Lions. He additionally added 24 yards by way of the air. Whereas the sheer quantity of carries he received is notable, Frank Reich could have simply been using the recent hand. Wilkins is an efficient waiver wire stash, nevertheless it’s in all probability greatest to see what he does in opposition to an incredible Ravens protection in Week 9 earlier than trusting him in your lineup. 37 Adrian Peterson, DET @ MIN. In his final 4 appearances, Peterson has averaged 10.5 rushes per recreation however solely 2.67 yards per carry. He did outproduce Swift on the bottom in Week 8 (7-to-1), however Peterson is clearly declining and can in all probability proceed to lose touches to Swift and perhaps even Kerryon Johnson, who had a receiving TD in opposition to the Colts. 38 Leonard Fournette, TB vs. NO 39 Frank Gore, NYJ vs. NE. Gore is averaging 10.Eight carries for 39.2 yards in his final 5 video games. He is nonetheless getting quantity, however he isn’t productive sufficient to belief in a nasty offense. As La’Mical Perine will get extra concerned, Gore will probably be trusted much less, although he may find yourself being a goal-line hammer if the Jets ever get close to the red-zone once more. 40 Jamaal Williams, GB @ SF. If Jones cannot play Thursday, Williams and Tyler Ervin would be the solely wholesome Packers RBs on the roster. Williams could be a top-10 play if that occurs however for now, he is only a potential PPR flex possibility. 41 Mike Davis, CAR @ KC. It appears to be like like McCaffrey will probably be returning, so Mike Davis’ reign as starter is over. He was a stable RB2 for many of that point, however now, he simply goes to being a prime handcuff and a possible low-end flex play in favorable matchups. 42 Duke Johnson, HOU @ JAX 43 DeeJay Dallas, SEA @ BUF. If Carson (foot) and Hyde (hamstring) cannot play as soon as once more, Dallas will get an opportunity to guide the backfield for the Seahawks. He wasn’t very environment friendly, however he did have a speeding TD and a receiving rating in opposition to the 49ers. He may do properly in opposition to a Payments protection that has allowed no less than 97 speeding yards to RBs the final 4 weeks if he is trusted because the starter. 44 Nyheim Hines, IND vs. BAL. Hines received extra concerned as a receiver in opposition to the Lions and the Colts ought to look to maintain getting him the ball. That mentioned, it is unlikely he turns three catches into two TDs once more, so he is extra of a PPR flex consideration. 45 Alexander Mattison, MIN vs. DET 46 Dion Lewis, NYG @ WAS 47 Benny Snell, PIT @ DAL 48 Latavius Murray, NO @ TB 49 Rex Burkhead, NE @ NYJ 50 Matt Breida, MIA @ ARZ 51 Tony Pollard, DAL vs. PIT 52 Brian Hill, ATL vs. DEN. Hill truly racked up 64 complete yards for the Falcons in opposition to the Panthers and outpaced Todd Gurley’s manufacturing (although Gurley discovered the end-zone). The Falcons gave the impression to be saving Gurley for late by using Hill and in the event that they do this once more vs. Denver, Hill may find yourself having flex enchantment for the more and more run-oriented Falcons offense. 53 Kerryon Johnson, DET @ MIN 54 J.D. McKissic, WAS vs. NYG. McKissic is a superb PPR sleeper, as he has averaged six targets per contest his final 4 video games. Nonetheless, his commonplace worth is restricted since he isn’t a lot of a TD menace and is enjoying behind Antonio Gibson. 55 Jeremy McNichols, TEN vs. CHI 56 D’Onta Foreman, TEN vs. CHI. Perennial fantasy sleeper D’Onta Foreman is now the backup in Tennessee and he seemed good in opposition to the Bengals, totaling 37 yards on 5 carries. Two caveats: First, Jeremy McNichols outproduced him (4 carries, 49 yards). Second, the Bengals have been unhealthy in opposition to the run. Foreman deserves to be famous as a possible handcuff, however that is all he’s at this level. 57 Jalen Richard, LV @ LAC 58 Wayne Gallman, NYG @ WAS 59 Darrel Williams, KC vs. CAR 60 Royce Freeman, DEN @ ATL 61 Anthony McFarland, PIT @ DAL