The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings – Week 9 RBs

October 29, 2008 | Thyrl Nelson

Here are the Week 9 Fantasy Flavor Running Back Power Rankings. It’s the top 20 RBs based on what we’ve seen so far, and a look ahead at this week’s match ups. In addition to the power rankings, we’ve identified the best and worst match ups for week 9 and ranked this week’s top 50 running backs in the order you should consider them.

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Week 9 Quarterback Rankings and Previews

Week 9 Wide Receiver Rankings and Previews

Week 9 Tight End Rankings and Previews

Week 9 D/ST Rankings and Previews

Week 9 K Rankings and Previews

 

Fantasy Running Back Power Rankings Week 9

 

The power rankings are based on year to date performance and not a reflection of who to start this week, match up information for week 9 is listed below the rankings. Last weeks rankings are in parentheses.

1. Clinton Portis (1) – WAS – 944 yds 7 TD

2. Brian Westbrook (14) – PHI – 361 yds 6 TD & 139 yds 2 TD rec

3. Marion Barber (2) – DAL – 611 yds 5 TD & 276 yds 2 TD rec

4. LenDale White (10) – TEN – 327 yds 10 TD

5. Matt Forte (5) – CHI – 515 yds 4 TD & 223 yds 2 TD rec

6. Frank Gore (4) – SF – 629 yds 4 TD & 311 yds 1 TD rec

7. Adrian Peterson (7) – MIN – 684 yds 5 TD

8. Steven Jackson (9) – ST.L – 508 yds 4 TD & 259 yds 0 TD rec

9. Michael Turner (3) – ATL – 655 yds 6 TD

10. Chris Johnson (13) – TEN - 626 yds 4 TD & 92 yds 1 TD rec

11. LaDanian Tomlinson (15) – SD – 551 yds 4 TD & 215 yds 1 TD rec

12. Marshawn Lynch (11) – BUF – 450 yds 6 TD

13. Ronnie Brown (6) – MIA – 406 yds 7 TD & 19 yds 1 TD pass

14. Brandon Jacobs (8) – NYG – 563 yds 6 TD

15. Steve Slaton (17) – HOU – 476 yds 5 TD & 125 yds 1 TD rec

16. Thomas Jones (16) – 532 yds 4 TD & 66 yds 1 TD rec

17. Earnest Graham (19) – TB – 498 yds 4 TD

18. Maurice Jones-Drew (18) – JAX – 330 yds 5 TD & 203 yds 0 TD rec

19. Jonathan Stewart (12) – CAR – 362 yds 5 TD

20. Mewelde Moore (20) – PIT – 322 yds 3 TD & 78 yds 1 TD rec

Dropped from Rankings: None

 

Here’s a look at who should be a little bit better or worse than normal based on this week’s match ups.

RBs Who Should Enjoy Their Week 9 Match Ups: Earnest Graham @ KC; Ronnie Brown & Ricky Williams @ DEN; Michael Turner @ OAK; Adrian Peterson vs. HOU; Matt Forte vs. DET; Maurice Jones-Drew & Fred Taylor @ CIN; LenDale White & Chris Johnson vs. GB

RBs Who Could Be Sleepers in Week 9: Warrick Dunn @ KC; Edgerin James & Tim Hightower @ ST.L; Kevin Faulk & BenJarvis Green-Ellis @ IND; Justin Fargas vs. ATL; Willis McGahee, LeRon McClain & Ray Rice @ CLE

RBs With Tough Week 9 Match Ups: Clinton Portis vs. PIT; Marion Barber @ NYG; Steve Slaton @ MIN; Mewelde Moore @ WAS; Brandon Jacobs vs. DAL; Ryan Grant @ TEN; Marshawn Lynch vs. NYJ; Selvin Young & Michael Pittman vs. MIA; Julius Jones vs. PHI

RBs You Might Want to Avoid in Week 9: Kolby Smith & Jamal Charles vs. TB

 

And finally our “Formulary Start Rankings” for week 9. They’re gotten using the secret Fantasy Flavor Formula, which is basically 2 parts players performance, one part defensive expectations against them and a fraction of my gut thrown in to account for injuries and anomallies. The formulary number is in parenthesis behind the player’s name, the lower the number, the better your player’s chances at a big day.

1. Matt Forte (15)

2. Brian Westbrook (16)

3. Michael Turner (18)

4. Ronnie Brown (22)

5. Adrian Peterson (24)

6. Chris Johnson (25)

7. Steven Jackson (33)

8. Clinton Portis (35)

9. Earnest Graham (35)

10. Kevin Faulk (36)

11. Marion Barber (39)

12. Marshawn Lynch (39)

13. LenDale White (39)

14. Maurice Jones-Drew (41)

15. BenJarvis Green Ellis (44)

16. Tim Hightower (45)

17. Brandon Jacobs (46)

18. Steve Slaton (49)

19. Edgerin James (49)

20. Thomas Jones (50)

21. Willis McGahee (50)

22. LeRon McClain (56)

23. Warrick Dunn (57)

24. Michael Bush (60)

25. Willie Parker (62)

26. Patrick Cobbs (62)

27. Justin Fargas (62)

28. Dominic Rhodes (63)

29. Mewelde Moore (64)

30. Julius Jones (66)

31. Kevin Smith (66)

32. Jamal Lewis (68)

33. Ricky Williams (68)

34. Jerious Norwood (74)

35. Kolby Smith (75)

36. Ray Rice (80)

37. Derrick Ward (82)

38. Leon Washington (82)

39. Cedric Benson (83)

40. Correll Buckhalter (84)

41. Antonio Pittman (85)

42. JJ Arrington (85)

43. Jamal Charles (86)

44. Ryan Grant (87)

45. Chris Perry (87)

46. Michael Pittman (88)

47. Chester Taylor (90)

48. TJ Duckett (92)

49. Fred Taylor (97)

50. Selvin Young (98)

Look back tomorrow for the week 9 wide receiver and tight end rankings, and the defense and kicker rankings will be up on Friday. And as always, good luck this week.

Peace,

T

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