Fantasy Football Rankings 2015: NFL Week 5 Running Backs

Arian Foster of the Texans should resume his role as the team's starting running back in Week 5. (Getty)

Arian Foster of the Texans should resume his role as the team’s starting running back in Week 5. (Getty)

Before getting to the Week 5 rankings, let’s take a look at some of the more disappointing running backs over the first quarter of the season.

Are the following players worth holding onto? Or are they good buy-low candidates?

C.J. Anderson, Broncos — Denver coach Gary Kubiak has said Ronnie Hillman deserves more touches. I couldn’t agree more. The Broncos are looking for a spark and Hillman — not Anderson — is giving it to them. Right now I’d rather have Hillman on my squad.

Jeremy Hill, Bengals — Hill has 5 touchdowns, but is averaging just 40 yards per game on the ground. Giovani Bernard is averaging 74. But the fact Hill is getting the goal line carries tells me you need to hold on to him as the Bengals are scoring in bunches.

Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks — It’s only a matter of time before Lynch gets going. He does have some miles on those tires and his offensive line isn’t playing well, but the Seahawks’ offense will get better. Beast Mode is a great buy-low candidate.

DeMarco Murray, EaglesMurray can’t get worse. I mean, he’s averaging 15 rushing yards per game. I have no doubt the Eagles are going to begin feeding him more. Murray is a very good; he’ll start producing.

Each week I’ll be posting fantasy football rankings for quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, tight ends and defenses/special teams. Bookmark our fantasy football rankings 2015 page to keep up-to-date on the latest projections and rankings so you know you who to start and who to sit.

Here are my Week 5 running back rankings:

1. Le’Veon Bell, Steelers, at Chargers

2. Jamaal Charles, Chiefs, vs. Bears

3. Eddie Lacy, Packers, vs. Rams

4. Arian Foster, Texans, at Colts

5. Matt Forte, Bears, at Chiefs

6. Latavius Murray, Raiders, vs. Broncos

7. Mark Ingram, Saints, at Eagles

8. Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks, at Bengals (questionable – hamstring)

9. Justin Forsett, Ravens, vs. Browns

10. Devonta Freeman, Falcons, vs. Redskins

11. Frank Gore, Colts, vs. Texans

12. Carlos Hyde, 49ers, at Giants

13. LeGarrette Blount, Patriots, at Cowboys

14. Doug Martin, Buccaneers, vs. Jaguars

15. Todd Gurley, Rams, at Packers

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16. Joseph Randle, Cowboys, vs. Patriots

17. Ronnie Hillman, Broncos, at Raiders

18. DeMarco Murray, Eagles, vs. Saints

19. Jeremy Hill, Bengals, vs. Seahawks

20. Danny Woodhead, Chargers, vs. Steelers

21. Chris Johnson, Cardinals, at Lions

22. T.J. Yeldon, Jaguars, at Buccaneers

23. Ameer Abdullah, Lions, vs. Cardinals

24. Rashad Jennings, Giants, vs. 49ers

25. Giovani Bernard, Bengals, vs. Seahawks

26. C.J. Anderson, Broncos, at Raiders

27. Andre Ellington, Cardinals, at Lions (questionable – knee)

28. Karlos Williams, Bills, at Titans (questionable – concussion)

29. Darren Sproles, Eagles, vs. Saints

30. Duke Williams, Browns, at Ravens

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31. Alfred Morris, Redskins, at Falcons

32. Dion Lewis, Patriots, at Cowboys

33. Antonio Andrews, Titans, vs. Bills

34. Charles Sims, Buccaneers, vs. Jaguars

35. James Starks, Packers, vs. Rams

36. Matt Jones, Redskins, at Falcons

37. Isaiah Crowell, Browns, at Ravens

38. Ryan Mathews, Eagles, vs. Saints

39. C.J. Spiller, Saints, at Eagles

40. Shane Vereen, Giants, vs. 49ers

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