Fantasy Football Rankings: Top Week 8 Running Backs 2016

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    Seattle Seahawks running back Christine Michael. (Getty)

    Before we venture into the Week 8 fantasy football rankings for running backs, let’s take a look at a few RBs you should be adding to your roster, if available.

    Alfred Blue, Texans — Starter Lamar Miller left the game with a shoulder injury and was replaced by Blue. Blue got 11 carries and will be the go-to guy if Miller can’t play against the Lions in Week 8.

    Devontae Booker, Broncos — C.J. Anderson is still the starter and will likely get the majority of the carries, but Booker just got 17 totes vs. the Texans. Denver’s strong suit is becoming its running game, so Booker could be in line for more work heading forward.

    Mike Gillislee, Bills — In an odd turn of events, LeSean McCoy was all but determined out with a hamstring injury, but ended up playing in Week 7. But he re-injured the hammy. Gillislee has put up impressive numbers on limited touches. If McCoy is out, Gillislee will pick up the slack.

    On the bye this week are the Rams, Dolphins, Giants, Steelers, 49ers and Ravens. Big losses there including Le’Veon Bell, Todd Gurley and to a lesser extent Carlos Hyde, Jay Ajayi, Rashad Jennings and Terrance West.

    Keep reading to see our top running back fantasy football rankings for Week 8:

    1. Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys, vs. Eagles

    2. DeMarco Murray, Titans, vs. Jaguars (Thursday)

    3. David Johnson, Cardinals, at Panthers

    4. Matt Forte, Jets, at Browns

    5. Christine Michael, Seahawks, at Saints

    6. Spencer Ware, Chiefs, at Colts

    7. Melvin Gordon, Chargers, at Broncos

    8. Jacquizz Rodgers, Buccaneers, vs. Raiders

    9. Lamar Miller, Texans, vs. Lions (questionable)

    10. LeGarrette Blount, Patriots, at Bills

    11. Devonta Freeman, Falcons, vs. Packers

    12. C.J. Anderson, Broncos, vs. Chargers

    13. Frank Gore, Colts, vs. Chiefs

    14. Latavius Murray, Raiders, at Buccaneers

    15. Matt Jones, Redskins, at Bengals

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    Raiders running back Latavius Murray. (Getty)

    16. Mark Ingram, Saints, vs. Seahawks

    17. Jeremy Hill, Bengals, vs. Redskins

    18. Jordan Howard, Bears, vs. Vikings

    19. LeSean McCoy, Bills, vs. Patriots (questionable)

    20. Jonathan Stewart, Panthers, vs. Cardinals

    21. Giovani Bernard, Bengals, vs. Redskins

    22. Matt Asiata, Vikings, at Bears

    23. Mike Gillislee, Bills, vs. Patriots

    24. Ryan Mathews, Eagles, at Cowboys

    25. Doug Martin, Buccaneers, vs. Raiders (questionable)

    26. Devontae Booker, Broncos, vs. Chargers

    27. Chris Thompson, Redskins, at Bengals

    28. Isaiah Crowell, Browns, vs. Jets

    29. Chris Ivory, Jaguars, at Titans (Thursday)

    30. Zach Zenner, Lions, at Texans

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    Texans running back Alfred Blue. (Getty)

    31. DeAndre Washington, Raiders, at Buccaneers

    32. Jamaal Charles, Chiefs, at Colts

    33. T.J. Yeldon, Jaguars, at Titans (Thursday)

    34. James White, Patriots, at Bills

    35. Alfred Blue, Texans, vs. Lions

    36. Justin Forsett, Lions, at Texans

    37. Bilal Powell, Jets, at Browns

    38. Darren Sproles, Eagles, at Cowboys

    39. Duke Johnson, Browns, vs. Jets

    40. Ka’Deem Carey, Bears, vs. Vikings

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