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Running back rankings for XFL Week 6

We take you through some of the best running backs going into Week 6 of the XFL for fantasy football.

Cameron Artis-Payne #34 of the Dallas Renegades catches a pass during warm ups before an XFL football game against the New York Guardians on March 07, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images

With so few touches to running backs on average, it continues to be difficult to feel great about any one back week in and week out. In Week 4, Jhurell Pressley had three snaps but last week, he went for over 100 yards rushing and caught three passes, widely outplaying Donnell Pumphrey in the process. Cameron Artis-Payne saw a cut in work with just six carries after getting double-digit carries in his three previous games. Much relies on game-script but we also are seeing touches spread out enough that any little change messes with projections.

The good news for Artis-Payne and Lance Dunbar this weekend is that they take on a DC Defenders team that has given up the second-most rushing yards and third-most yards per carry. They also can’t score many points, with 24 over the last three games, meaning Dallas will likely run the ball a lot, especially with Philip Nelson not playing well in relief of Landry Jones.

De’Veon Smith could move up to the No. 1 spot in a hurry if Jacques Patrick can’t play on Saturday. Patrick had to leave last week’s game and didn’t practice on Tuesday. They take on the BattleHawks, who have given up 5.42 yards per carry, which is the highest in the league while also giving up the third-most rushing yards.

Running back rankings for XFL Week 6

RK Player Opp DK PPG
RK Player Opp DK PPG
1 Cameron Artis-Payne DAL@DC 7800 14.12
2 DeVeon Smith STL@TB 8000 11.14
3 Lance Dunbar DAL@DC 7100 12.4
4 Jhurell Pressley DAL@DC 6100 8.75
5 James Butler HOU@NY 6900 13.86
6 Matt Jones STL@TB 7400 9.58
7 Darius Victor HOU@NY 5700 6.48
8 Donnel Pumphrey DAL@DC 5800 6.72
9 Kenneth Farrow LA@SEA 6000 8.38
10 Christine Michael STL@TB 5300 6.06
11 Jacques Patrick STL@TB 6800 10.26
12 Martez Carter LA@SEA 4600 11.53
13 Tim Cook HOU@NY 5000 4.8
14 Trey Williams LA@SEA 4400 7.32
15 Andre Williams HOU@NY 4300 2.82
16 DuJuan Harris LA@SEA 4200 3.62
17 Keith Ford STL@TB 4100 6.23
18 Justin Stockton HOU@NY 4000 7.5
19 Ja'Quan Gardner LA@SEA 3900 2.54
20 Larry Rose LA@SEA 3800 3.9
21 Marquis Young DAL@DC 3700 3.6
22 Nick Brossette DAL@DC 3600 4.9
23 Matt Colburn HOU@NY 3500 1.7
24 Winston Dimel LA@SEA 3400 1.8
25 Elijah Hood LA@SEA 4500 2.27
26 Austin Walter DAL@DC 3300 2.6
27 Lenard Tillery STL@TB 3200 1.75