With the suspension of Adrian Peterson coming after the start of the NFL season, many fantasy owners were stuck between a rock and a hard place on how to replace him. Matt Asiata spent weeks 2 -5 as the Vikings feature back, scoring 4 TDs, 3 in one game.  Jerick McKinnon has seen double digit carries in 4 of the last 5 games, and rushed for 100+ yards twice but has yet to score a TD and is not involved in the pass game.  During the last 5 weeks, only DeMarco Murray, Arian Foster and Matt Forte have rushed for more yards.

Justin Forsett has done a nice job in Baltimore filling in for Ray Rice, and while many thought it would have been Bernard Pierce, he has missed weeks 3,4 and 8.

Braden Oliver wasn't even ranked by Fantasy Pros prior to the season (146 ranked), with Ryan Mathews, Danny Woodhead and Donald Brown ahead of him on the depth chart.  His days as a relevant player are limited though, with Mathews & Brown set to return any day now.

Ahmad Bradshaw has scored 6 of his 8 touchdowns via pass from Andrew Luck.  Prior to last season, Eli Manning had thrown just 3 TDs to Bradshaw over 6 seasons with the Giants.

Of the 29 backs with 75+ carries, only LeSean McCoy, Le'Veon Bell, Frank Gore, and Bishop Sankey have yet to score more than 1 rushing TDs.  As mentioned before, Jerick McKinnon has yet to score a TD.

Most Consistent Running Backs

  1. DeMarco Murray
  2. Arian Foster
  3. Matt Forte
  4. Le'Veon Bell
  5. Ahmad Bradshaw
  6. Lamar Miller
  7. Mark Ingram
  8. Giovani Bernard
  9. Andre Ellington
  10. Marshawn Lynch








PlayerPOS
ADP
Fantasy Pros
Draft Rank
WTFS
Rank
Week 9
Rank
Matt Forte3341
DeMarco Murray7662
Arian Foster1212113
Le'Veon Bell1413124
Ahmad Bradshaw4349#N/A5
Andre Ellington1110106
Marshawn Lynch8987
Justin Forsett#N/A106#N/A8
Giovani Bernard9899
Lamar Miller33332910
Eddie Lacy55511
Christopher Ivory5144#N/A12
Jamaal Charles42113
Fred Jackson31283214
Shane Vereen13161715
Branden Oliver#N/A#N/A#N/A16
Alfred Morris17171517
LeSean McCoy11218
Trent Richardson29273319
Matt Asiata#N/A99#N/A20
Bobby Rainey#N/A61#N/A21
Knile Davis4950#N/A22
Darren McFadden4239#N/A23
Joique Bell21222224
Antone Smith#N/A116#N/A25

PlayerPOS
ADP
Fantasy Pros
Draft Rank
WTFS
Rank
Week 9
Rank
Pierre Thomas23252626
Darren Sproles30323727
Rashad Jennings18202128
Roy Helu#N/A47#N/A29
Steven Jackson32313030
Mark Ingram38354031
Ronnie Hillman5264#N/A32
Jerick McKinnon#N/A80#N/A33
Frank Gore25262334
Reggie Bush16141635
Benny Cunningham5372#N/A36
Jeremy Hill3536#N/A37
Zac Stacy15151438
Chris Johnson26242539
C.J. Spiller19191840
Lorenzo Taliaferro#N/A94#N/A41
Denard Robinson#N/A102#N/A42
Isaiah Crowell#N/A92#N/A43
Stevan Ridley#N/A#N/A3544
Ben Tate24232445
Devonta Freeman3738#N/A46
Khiry Robinson4451#N/A47
Bishop Sankey27292748
Jonathan Stewart4842#N/A49
Terrance West39413850


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