Let’s take a look inside some of the numbers for running backs before getting into the Week 10 rankings for the position:
— Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson is on pace for 1,516 yards, which would be the third-highest mark of his 9-year career.
— There has been a 1,500-yard rusher in every season since 2008.
— Baltimore’s Justin Forsett led the NFL with 17 rushes of 20+ yards in 2014. This year he is on pace for 10.
— Seattle’s Marshawn Lynch has 4-straight 1,000-yard seasons. This year he’s on pace for exactly 1,000 yards (62.5 yards per game).
— The Chargers’ Danny Woodhead leads all running backs with 521 receiving yards, more than Green Bay’s Randall Cobb (476), San Francisco’s Torrey Smith (386) and Buffalo’s Sammy Watkins (315).
— Despite being out for the season, Pittsburgh’s Le’Veon Bell has lost just one fumble in 799 career touches (647 rushes, 152 receptions). That came in his rookie season. In fact, that’s the only time Bell has ever put the ball on the ground.
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Bye weeks: Chargers, Colts, Falcons and 49ers
Here are my top 40 running back rankings for Week 10:
1. Todd Gurley, Rams, vs. Bears
2. DeAngelo Williams, Steelers, vs. Browns (questionable – foot)
3. Adrian Peterson, Vikings, at Raiders
4. DeMarco Murray, Eagles, vs. Dolphins
5. Mark Ingram, Saints, at Redskins
6. Chris Ivory, Jets, vs. Bills
7. Doug Martin, Buccaneers, vs. Cowboys
8. LeGarrette Blount, Patriots, at Giants
9. Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks, vs. Cardinals
10. Justin Forsett, Ravens, vs. Jaguars
11. Darren McFadden, Cowboys, at Buccaneers
12. Charcandrick West, Chiefs, at Broncos
13. Giovani Bernard, Bengals, vs. Texans
14. Latavius Murray, Raiders, vs. Vikings (questionable – concussion)
15. Lamar Miller, Dolphins, at Eagles
16. LeSean McCoy, Bills, at Jets (questionable – shoulder)
17. T.J. Yeldon, Jaguars, at Ravens
18. Antonio Andrews, Titans, vs. Panthers
19. Jeremy Hill, Bengals, vs. Texans
20. Jeremy Langford, Bears, at Rams
21. Jonathan Stewart, Panthers, at Titans
22. James Starks, Packers, vs. Lions
23. Chris Johnson, Cardinals, at Seahawks
24. Karlos Williams, Bills, at Jets
25. Alfred Blue, Texans, at Bengals
26. Joique Bell, Lions, at Packers
27. C.J. Anderson, Broncos, vs. Chiefs
28. Ryan Mathews, Eagles, vs. Dolphins
29. Charles Sims, Buccaneers, vs. Cowboys
30. Eddie Lacy, Packers, vs. Lions (questionable – groin)
31. Alfred Morris, Redskins, vs. Saints
32. Isaiah Crowell, Browns, at Steelers
33. Brandon Bolden, Patriots, at Giants
34. Ronnie Hillman, Broncos, vs. Chiefs
35. Rashad Jennings, Giants, vs. Patriots
36. Andre Ellington, Cardinals, at Seahawks
37. Theo Riddick, Lions, at Packers
38. Christine Michael, Cowboys, at Buccaneers
39. Taiwan Jones, Raiders, vs. Vikings
40. Matt Jones, Redskins, vs. Saints