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Top 50 running backs in Week 8 standard leagues [UPDATE]

Week 7 was attack of the backup running backs. We break down what to make of it all in our Week 8 ranking of the top 50 running backs in standard leagues.

Arizona Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds is tackled by New York Giants linebacker Markus Golden and defensive back Grant Haley during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

10/26 rankings update

Rankings have been updated following the release of Friday injury reports. The Thursday night players have been removed. David Johnson and Alvin Kamara are game-time decisions and are not included in the rankings. Josh Jacobs should suit up so he has been moved up.

First of all, if you started David Johnson in Week 7 fantasy football, I am so sorry. Johnson was a game-time decision and was eventually activated for the game. However, It was Chase Edmonds who capitalized en route to a three-touchdown game. The revenge of the backups continued with Latavius Murray having a tremendous day against the Chicago Bears.

We can expect David Johnson to once again to be active, but I don’t think we’ve seen the last of Mr. Edmonds. Detroit Lions running back, Kerryon Johnson, is the latest starting running back to go down. His move to the injured reserve elevated Ty Johnson up the rankings. Adrian Peterson may also be looking at a few weeks off with a high ankle sprain. We’ll also be without Ezekiel Elliot and Mark Ingram who are on bye.

James Conner returns from his bye week with a wonderful matchup against the Miami Dolphins. When he isn’t frustrating fantasy players, Devonta Freeman enjoys punching dudes in the face and getting ejected. If he isn’t suspended he’ll also be up for more work with Ito Smith suffering a concussion.

Running Back (standard) rankings, Week 8

Rnk Player Team Opp
Rnk Player Team Opp
1 Christian McCaffrey CAR @ SF
2 Leonard Fournette JAC vs. NYJ
3 Marlon Mack IND vs. DEN
4 Saquon Barkley NYG @ DET
5 Todd Gurley LAR vs. CIN
6 Chase Edmonds ARI @ NO
7 Le'Veon Bell NYJ @ JAC
8 Derrick Henry TEN vs. TB
9 Latavius Murray NO vs. ARI
10 Josh Jacobs OAK @ HOU
11 Nick Chubb CLE @ NE
12 James Conner PITT vs. MIA
13 Phillip Lindsay DEN @ IND
14 Carlos Hyde HOU vs OAK
15 Chris Carson SEA @ ATL
16 Melvin Gordon LAC @ CHI
17 Aaron Jones GB @ KC
18 Devonta Freeman ATL vs. SEA
19 Tevin Coleman SF vs. CAR
20 Joe Mixon CIN @ LAR
21 Ty Johnson DET vs. NYG
22 Jordan Howard PHI @ BUF
23 Sony Michel NE vs. CLE
24 Royce Freeman DEN @ IND
25 James White NE vs. CLE
26 Matt Breida SF vs. CAR
27 Lesean McCoy KC vs. GB
28 Austin Ekeler LAC @ CHI
29 Devin Singletary BUF vs. PHI
30 Jamaal Williams GB @ KC
31 Frank Gore BUF vs. PHI
32 Miles Sanders PHI @ BUF
33 Mark Walton MIA @ PITT
34 David Montgomery CHI vs. LAC
35 Damien Williams KC vs. GB
36 Duke Johnson Jr. HOU vs. OAK
37 Ronald Jones TB @ TEN
38 Peyton Barber TB @ TEN
39 Kenyan Drake MIA @ PITT
40 Rashaad Penny SEA @ ATL
41 Darrell Henderson LAR vs. CIN
42 Tarik Cohen CHI vs. LAC
43 Giovani Bernard CIN @ LAR
44 Dion Lewis TEN vs. TB
45 Wayne Gallman NYG @ DET
46 Jordan Wilkins IND vs. DEN
47 Jeff Wilson SF vs. CAR
48 Ty Montgomery NYJ @ JAC
49 Benny Snell PITT vs. MIA
50 DeAndre Washington OAK @ HOU