Fantasy Football: Running Back (RB) Rankings for Week 7

October 22, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

This morning we updated our fantasy football rankings for Week 7. Here are some notes regarding running backs and run defenses heading into this week:
- Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is averaging a league-high 23.2 rushing attempts per game. He has 22-plus carries in four of five games. The exception was 19 carries against Tampa Bay.
- Meanwhile, the Steelers haven't allowed more than 66 rushing yards to running backs in any game this season. This week, they face the Dolphins.
- Giants running back Brandon Jacobs has returned to fantasy relevance, scoring in three consecutive weeks, with a total of four touchdowns during that span.
- In their past two games, the Eagles have held the 49ers and Falcons to a combined 120 rushing yards and no touchdowns on 37 carries (3.2 yards per carry). This week, the Eagles will try to stop (or slow down) Tennessee's Chris Johnson, last year's rushing champion.
- Rams running back Steven Jackson has rushed f...

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