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Week 7: Top Fantasy Running Backs

Published: October 18, 2016

David Johnson is on another planet. At least, he has been for the past two weeks. On Monday Night Football, Johnson had 22 carries for 111 yards and three touchdowns. He also had three catches for 27 yards.

He is singlehandedly carrying his teams to victories, and he is not alone. There are several running backs in the league that make or break their team’s chances to win each week.

With so much pressure riding on them, you can only imagine how much pressure we feel trying to rank the top 5 each week, but I digress, you are just here for the rankings, not my personal feelings.

So, who will the top 5 be in Week 7?

David Johnson

Let’s start with the obvious choice. David Johnson will once again be a great Fantasy Football play in Week 7. Though his team will be facing the Seattle Seahawks fierce defense, Fantasy owners need not worry, he will still put up big numbers.

In Week 6, Johnson not only performed at a high level on a national stage, but he also put up those numbers against the league’s second-best run defense.

The Seahawks defense is great, but it will not be enough to stop Johnson.

Jordan Howard

Well, since we were talking about the league’s second-best run defense, we might as well mention the league’s best; the Green Bay Packers. Though they were statistically the best, Ezekiel Elliott ran all over them in Week 6, and they allowed Zeke to rush for over 150 yards.

The Bears might not have a great offense, but Jordan Howard is a great running back. Look for him to bounce back and have a big game in Week 7.

Todd Gurley

Todd Gurley has been silent this year. Maybe a trip overseas is what he needs to get back on top. Gurley and the Rams will be facing off against a mediocre Giants defense, and Gurley should find some room to run.

I anticipate this being a high-scoring game, and even though the Rams might be down early, look for Gurley to make a few big plays in the passing game.

Carlos Hyde

With Colin Kaepernick as his quarterback, things should start to open up for Carlos Hyde. Kaepernick can throw the ball well, and he is running threat. This should give Hyde plenty of room to run, and against a banged up Buccanneers defense, Hyde and Kaepernick’s legs will carry the 49ers to a much-needed victory.

CJ Anderson

Over the last few years, it seems like the Broncos running backs start off strong and then let us all down in the middle of the season. Well, I think that changes this week, and it makes sense that it will happen on Monday night against the Brock Osweiler-led Houston Texans.

CJ Anderson will lead the charge and help open up the game for Trevor Siemian and the rest of the Broncos offense. Don’t be surprised if Anderson puts up David Johnson-esque numbers during the game.

Top 5 Running Backs Week 7

Be sure to come back next Tuesday to see who the Top 5 Week 8 Running Backs will be. Additionally, be sure to check out our quarterbacks, wide receiver and tight end rankings during the week.