Fantasy Football Rankings: Top Week 7 Running Backs 2016

fantasy football rankings 2016 week 7 running backs rbs top best

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman. (Getty)

Taking a look at the NFL’s Week 7 schedule, I definitely see some defensive matchups to exploit in the running game.

Here are the bottom five rush defenses in the NFL, according to yards allowed per game:

28. Washington — 124.0 yards per game
29. Houston — 126.3 yards per game
30. Oakland — 132.2 yards per game
31. Miami — 147.0 yards per game
32. San Francisco — 174.3 yards per game

You can click here to see the full defensive rushing stats.

But that bottom 5 tells me a few backs have the potential for huge days, including LeSean McCoy (Buffalo at Miami) and C.J. Anderson (Denver vs. Houston).

In our Week 7 running back rankings listed below, are a few players listed below with a “questionable” status. Of course we’ll need to monitor their respective statuses as game day gets closer and plan accordingly then. One in particular is Doug Martin of the Buccaneers. He’s been out since Week 2 with a hamstring injury, but if he can play at San Francisco, Martin is one of the best running back picks of the week. If Martin doesn’t go or is limited, look for Jacquizz Rodgers to take advantage of the 49ers bottom-of-the-barrel rush D. UPDATE: Martin has been ruled out, so get on the Rodgers bandwagon.

If you’re looking for more fantasy football advice for the running backs, click here to see our Week 7 start and sit post.

Click here to see all of our Week 7 fantasy football rankings.

Here are our top 40 running back rankings for Week 7:

Fantasy Football Rankings Week 7 Running Backs

1. DeMarco Murray, Titans, vs. Colts

2. LeSean McCoy, Bills, at Dolphins (UPDATE: OUT)

3. Le’Veon Bell, Steelers, vs. Patriots

4. David Johnson, Cardinals, vs. Seahawks

5. Lamar Miller, Texans, at Broncos

6. Spencer Ware, Chiefs, vs. Saints

7. Doug Martin, Buccaneers, at 49ers (UPDATE: Out)

8. Melvin Gordon, Chargers, at Falcons

9. C.J. Anderson, Broncos, vs. Texans

10. LeGarrette Blount, Patriots, at Steelers

11. Jeremy Hill, Bengals, vs. Browns

12. Chris Ivory, Jaguars, vs. Raiders

fantasy football rankings 2016 week 7 running backs rbs top best

Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller. (Getty)

13. Todd Gurley, Rams, vs. Giants

14. Jordan Howard, Bears, at Packers (Thursday)

15. Mark Ingram, Saints, at Chiefs

16. Jay Ajayi, Dolphins, vs. Bills

17. Christine Michael, Seahawks, at Cardinals

18. Matt Jones, Redskins, at Lions

19. Isaiah Crowell, Browns, at Bengals

20. Theo Riddick, Lions, vs. Redskins (questionable)

21. Rashad Jennings, Giants, at Rams (in London)

22. Terrance West, Ravens, at Jets

23. Frank Gore, Colts, at Titans

24. Matt Forte, Jets, vs. Ravens

fantasy football rankings 2016 week 7 running backs rbs top best

Washington Redskins running back Matt Jones. (Getty)

25. Jamaal Charles, Chiefs, vs. Saints

26. Jerick McKinnon, Vikings, at Eagles

27. Jacquizz Rodgers, Buccaneers, at 49ers

28. Giovani Bernard, Bengals, vs. Browns

29. T.J. Yeldon, Jaguars, vs. Raiders

30. Ryan Mathews, Eagles, vs. Vikings

31. Latavius Murray, Raiders, at Jaguars (questionable)

32. Tevin Coleman, Falcons, vs. Chargers

33. Chris Thompson, Redskins, at Lions

34. Matt Asiata, Vikings, at Eagles

35. Knile Davis, Packers, vs. Bears

36. Devontae Booker, Broncos, vs. Texans

37. James White, Patriots, at Steelers

38. Duke Johnson, Browns, at Bengals

39. DeAndre Washington, Raiders, at Jaguars

40. Arian Foster, Dolphins, vs. Bills

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