Week 7 – RB Rankings
Earnest Graham vs Bears –
Back in 2008, Earnest Graham unselfishly volunteered to play full back as the Buccaneers were in need, as he blew open some holes for then running back Warrick Dunn. Little did we know that while Graham had run the football well when given the chance up to that point, it was the death of his fantasy relevance as a player.
Well at least until last week, as LeGarrette Blount suffered a knee injury that could keep him out for awhile, and Graham received the starting job once again. Graham went on to rush 17 times for 109 yards in a victory over the New Orleans Saints. Look for Graham to continue his feature back ways this week, as the Buccaneers head our to England and face a Bears run defense that has had some problems this year. Graham should be viewed as a respectable flex play starter as long as Blount remains on the sidelines.
DeMarco Murray vs Rams –
While the Cowboys may never pull the trigger on trading Tashard Choice, fantasy owners should view rookie DeMarco Murray as the clear favorite for touches this week. Felix Jones continues to disappoint fantasy owners as his body just can’t hold up to the rigors of being a feature back in the NFL. First a dislocated shoulder and last week Jones suffered a high ankle sprain that is sure to keep him out of the lineup in future weeks.
Murray has a great matchup against a Rams defense that has been torched in the passing game and the running game. If Sam Bradford is out this week because of his own problems with a high ankle sprain, the Cowboys will likely play it conservative in the second half by running the football, so get Murray in as a nice flex play start.
Last Updated – Oct. 21st
Bills, Bengals, Patriots, Giants, Eagles, 49ers
|2||Matt Forte||@ Buccaneers|
|3||Ray Rice||@ Jaguars|
|4||Ryan Mathews||@ Jets|
|6||Arian Foster||@ Titans|
|7||Michael Turner||@ Lions|
|10||Rashard Mendenhall (I)||@ Cardinals|
|12||Willis McGahee||@ Dolphins|
|14||Ryan Torain||@ Panthers|
|15||Steven Jackson||@ Cowboys|
|16||Marshawn Lynch||@ Browns|
|19||Jackie Battle||@ Raiders|
|21||Daniel Thomas (I)||Broncos|
|27||Roy Helu||@ Panthers|
|28||Joseph Addai (I)||@ Saints|
|29||James Starks||@ Vikings|
|30||Thomas Jones||@ Raiders|
|31||Delone Carter||@ Saints|
|33||Mike Tolbert||@ Jets|
|34||Donald Brown||@ Saints|
|35||Reggie Bush (I)||Broncos|
|36||Knowshon Moreno||@ Dolphins|
|37||Ryan Grant||@ Vikings|
|40||Ben Tate||@ Titans|