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Week 6 Running Back (RB) Rankings and Analysis – fantasy football 2013

Aside from Lamar Miller and Jacquizz Rodgers, fantasy owners won’t have much trouble when it comes to BYE weeks. After a week that saw stud RBs like Adrian Peterson and Doug Martin that’s likely a breath of fresh air. There are a few players with extremely difficult matchups like Chris Johnson, who gets the Seahawks in Week 6.


I’m sure you will want to know who to start for your matchup this week, so here are my initial rankings, and if you have any questions, feel free to post them below the article, or in our forums where the community will be glad to assist.


Week 6 Running Back (RB) Rankings and Analysis – Fantasy Football 2013

Rank Player TEAM Status Analysis AVG
Week 6
1 Adrian Peterson MIN Coming off a BYE week, he’s going to be as fresh as ever and a tough matchup against the Panthers won’t slow him down. 20.8 CAR
2 Jamaal Charles KC Every week he seems to dominate. One of the most consistent and has break out potential every week. 18.5 OAK
3 LeSean McCoy PHI “down” week for McCoy has him falling just short of 100 yards and a touchdown. Yea, he’s good. 18.8 @TB
4 Arian Foster HOU Officially the same old Foster. Has a juicy matchup against the Rams and should run all over them. 13.1 STL
5 Doug Martin TB Many have considered him a disappointment, and he has yet to have that huge game yet. Not saying this is the week, but the Eagles are weak against the run. 10.2 PHI
6 Marshawn Lynch SEA Finally crossed 100 yards in Week 5. Expect him to make it a trend. 14.9 TEN
7 Alfred Morris WAS Q If he plays, expect him to do just fine against a relatively weak Dallas run defense. 20.4 @DAL
8 Trent Richardson IND The Chargers can’t stop the run this year. With a full workload, Richardson will show that he’s better than he’s shown so far last week. 8.7 SD
9 Knowshon Moreno DEN The Broncos are going to be ahead all game. Moreno could have his best game of the season. 13.8 JAC
10 Matt Forte CHI Beason may be playing making the Giants a slightly tougher matchup, but Forte is just so good in Trestman’s offense. 15.9 NYG
11 Reggie Bush DET A bit of a downer last week, but should bounce back and more against the Browns. 15.8 @CLE
12 Ray Rice BAL Finally got the drivers seat back last week, expect him to hold onto it against the Packers 9.4 GB
13 Eddie Lacy GB Had a bigger workload than anticipated last week. If he keeps it, he’ll be a stud. 7.3 @BAL
14 Le’Veon Bell PIT Looked great in his first game, but the Jets can stop the run. 20.4 @NYJ
15 Frank Gore SF Among the most consistent players in football. 12 ARI
16 Maurice Jones – Drew JAC Finally showed some life in week 5, but we need to see more before we’re sold. 6.2 @DEN
17 Rashad Jennings OAK Not as big of a workload as anticipated in week 5. Hopefully for his owners the Raiders get him the ball. 4.2 @KC
18 DeMarco Murray DAL The Cowboys just throw the ball so often. Against the Redskins, however, they’re pretty much forced to throw the ball. 13 WSH
19 C.J. Spiller BUF Solid stat line was a result of a big run. He’s going to need a larger workload before he gets back into elite status. 7.3 CIN
20 Zac Stacy STL Looked good as Rams starter. He has been confirmed as the starter and is not a bad flex option in week 6. 4.1 @HOU
21 LeGarrette Blount NE Not the best game in week 5 but the Saints defense is a rare opportunity. 5.3 NO
22 Deangelo Williams CAR With Stewart coming back soon, this is Williams final opportunity to cement himself as the starter. Expect him to come ready to play even if Newton still isn’t. 8.5 @MIN
23 Giovani Bernard CIN Young, fast and electric. He shouldn’t have trouble with the Bills. 10 @BUF
24 David Wilson NYG Not in practice on Monday, but don’t panic yet. 3.5 @CHI
25 Fred Jackson BUF Been best Bills RB so far. 13.4 CIN
26 Willis McGahee CLE Lions aren’t a tough matchup and McGahee looked pretty solid as the Browns starter. 6.2 DET
27 Chris Johnson TEN Very tough matchup in week 6. 9 @SEA
28 Darren Sproles NO 10.2 @NE
29 Ryan Matthews SD Q Ranked as if he were playing following concussion. 6.8 IND
30 Bilal powell NYJ 9.6 PIT
31 Rashard Mendenhall ARI 7.5 @SF
32 Pierre Thomas NO 8.9 @NE
33 Joique Bell DET 11 @CLE
34 Bernard Pierce BAL 6.5 GB
35 Brandon Bolden NE 5.9 NO
36 Andre Ellington ARI Been outplaying Mendenhall, but Cardinals insist on keeping Mendenhall over Ellington. 6.5 @SF
37 Daryl Richardson STL 6.2 @HOU
38 Chris Ivory NYJ 1.7 PIT
39 Ben Tate HOU 5 STL
40 Michael Bush CHI 2.4 NYG
BYE Daniel Thomas MIA 4.7 BYE
BYE Jacquizz Rogers ATL 6.3 BYE
BYE Jason Snelling ATL 8.5 BYE
BYE Steven Jackson ATL 9.5 BYE
BYE Lamar Miller MIA 7 BYE
i Mark Ingram NO 1.5 @NE
i Andre Brown NYG 0 @CHI
i Vick Ballard IND 0 @SD
i Stevan Ridley NE 4.7 NO
i Darren McFadden OAK 10.2 @KC
i Shane Vereen NE 15.9 NO
i Ahmad Bradshaw IND 11.6 @SD


  1. David W.

    October 7, 2013 at 23:10

    No, Deangelo Williams? Wow

  2. Sam Johnson

    October 7, 2013 at 23:21

    Agree with that guy above me. Want people to take these rankings seriously? Make sure you actually put some work into them and rank the players properly. Otherwise you are just another guy with names on a list that took you 5 minutes to throw together

    - peace

  3. mikesherman

    October 7, 2013 at 23:42

    I am very sorry for missing Williams when I originally posted these rankings. They’ve been updated with him in the no. 22 slot.

  4. OreoFanatic

    October 8, 2013 at 19:20

    How do you rank Rashad Jennings in the top 20? Going against KC as well. Throw darts at a board?

  5. Mike

    October 9, 2013 at 04:11

    I had a trade offer. Should I give up Knowhon Moreno for Eddy Lacy? Keep on mind, I have Peyton Manning and Wes Welker.

  6. Mikelylikesit

    October 10, 2013 at 14:59

    Hmm, no love for Danny Woodhead? He’s becoming the AFC’s PPR answer to Darren Sproles!