If you are needy at the position, check out my waiver wire add/drops for Week 10.
Here are my Top 30 options at the position this week.
FULL TOP 30 WEEK 10 RANKINGS BELOW
Gordon is my No. 1 overall running back this week. The Los Angeles Chargers superstar already has 10 touchdowns this season and more than 800 yards from scrimmage. He has scored in seven of his eight games. He has also surpassed 100 yards from scrimmage in five of those appearances. Gordon should have no problem exploding once again against the Oakland Raiders, tied for allowing the fourth-most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs.
Hunt falls in right behind Gordon in my weekly running back rankings. The Kansas City Chiefs weapon is on a hot streak, scoring in eight consecutive games. As good as Hunt is on the ground, he also has six touchdowns as a receiver. I expect another great day of production from Hunt this week against the Arizona Cardinals, a unit allowing the second-most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs.
David Johnson is my No. 10 running back this week. The Cardinals dynamo isn't the receiving threat we have seen in the past, but he is still producing, despite playing on a poor offense. Johnson battles the Chiefs this week, a defense allowing the most fantasy points per game to the position. He is an RB1 in this matchup and should be force-fed.
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman falls just outside my top 10 this week as my No. 11 option at the position. Coleman is coming off of a Week 9 start when he had 156 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns. I expect him to be used heavily once again against the Cleveland Browns, who are allowing the third-most fantasy points per game to running backs. Coleman is an RB1 in deeper leagues.
Chicago Bears back Jordan Howard is my No. 16 option at running back this week, landing in RB2 territory. Howard scored twice in Week 9 against the Buffalo Bills and is up to five scores on the season. He isn't doing that well on a yards-per-carry basis, but he is still finding the end zone, scoring in three consecutive games. I like his upside this week against the Detroit Lions, a unit ranking No. 6 in terms of fantasy points per game allowed to opposing running backs.
|1||Melvin Gordon||Los Angeles Chargers||at OAK|
|2||Kareem Hunt||Kansas City Chiefs||vs. AZ|
|3||Todd Gurley||Los Angeles Rams||vs. SEA|
|4||James Conner||Pittsburgh Steelers||vs. CAR|
|5||Ezekiel Elliott||Dallas Cowboys||at PHI|
|6||Joe Mixon||Cincinnati Bengals||vs. NO|
|7||Saquon Barkley||New York Giants||at SF|
|8||Alvin Kamara||New Orleans Saints||at CIN|
|9||Christian McCaffrey||Carolina Panthers||at PIT|
|10||David Johnson||Arizona Cardinals||at KC|
|11||Tevin Coleman||Atlanta Falcons||at CLE|
|12||Nick Chubb||Cleveland Browns||vs. ATL|
|13||Adrian Peterson||Washington Redskins||at TB|
|14||Marlon Mack||Indianapolis Colts||vs. JAX|
|15||James White||New England Patriots||at TEN|
|16||Jordan Howard||Chicago Bears||vs. DET|
|17||Mark Ingram||New Orleans Saints||at CIN|
|18||Dion Lewis||Tennessee Titans||vs. NE|
|19||Aaron Jones||Green Bay Packers||vs. MIA|
|20||Tarik Cohen||Chicago Bears||vs. DET|
|21||Kerryon Johnson||Detroit Lions||at CHI|
|22||Leonard Fournette||Jacksonville Jaguars||at IND|
|23||Kenyan Drake||Miami Dolphins||at GB|
|24||Matt Breida||San Francisco 49ers||vs. NYG|
|25||LeSean McCoy||Buffalo Bills||at NYJ|
|26||Duke Johnson||Cleveland Browns||vs. ATL|
|27||Sony Michel||New England Patriots||at TEN|
|28||Isaiah Crowell||New York Jets||vs. BUF|
|29||Ito Smith||Atlanta Falcons||at CLE|
|30||Mike Davis||Seattle Seahawks||at LAR|
If you are in a pinch -- especially in a PPR league -- take a look at Browns running back Duke Johnson as a fringe RB2 option or flex play. Johnson has a matchup against the Falcons, a unit tied for allowing the fourth-most fantasy points per game to running backs. The Falcons have also allowed a league high in receiving yards to running backs. Johnson just had a season-high nine receptions, 78 yards and two touchdowns in Week 9 against the Chiefs. He is my No. 26 running back this week against the Falcons.