Fantasy Football Week 10: Melvin Gordon, Todd Gurley and other must starts

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 04: Melvin Gordon III #28 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs with the ball while being tackled by Tedric Thompson #33 of the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth quarter at CenturyLink Field on November 04, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 04: Melvin Gordon III #28 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs with the ball while being tackled by Tedric Thompson #33 of the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth quarter at CenturyLink Field on November 04, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – NOVEMBER 04: Melvin Gordon III #28 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs with the ball while being tackled by Tedric Thompson #33 of the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth quarter at CenturyLink Field on November 04, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – NOVEMBER 04: Melvin Gordon III #28 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs with the ball while being tackled by Tedric Thompson #33 of the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth quarter at CenturyLink Field on November 04, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

Here’s the Week 10 edition of top 5 running backs to start in fantasy football.

When it comes to the running back position, there will be no big time “bye week casualties” this week. The go-to guys are all slated to lace them up in Week 10.

Last week’s edition of top five running backs went a solid 4-5. In fact, three of those four players finished as top five scorers. Yes, we have yet to see a perfect 5-5 edition.

However, Alvin Kamara led all backs with his 33.6 fantasy points in ESPN PPR standard scoring leagues. Kareem Hunt followed behind Kamara with 33.1 points of his own.

Christian McCaffrey gathered 32.7 points and Todd Gurley had a lackluster day for his standards with 19.9. Let’s try to go 5-5 this week.

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – NOVEMBER 04: Melvin Gordon III #28 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs with the ball while being chased by K.J. Wright #50 and Bobby Wagner #54 of the Seattle Seahawks in the third quarter at CenturyLink Field on November 04, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – NOVEMBER 04: Melvin Gordon III #28 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs with the ball while being chased by K.J. Wright #50 and Bobby Wagner #54 of the Seattle Seahawks in the third quarter at CenturyLink Field on November 04, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

5. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers

The Los Angeles Charges have been getting it done lately. The team is on a hot streak, and they own one of the more dynamic offenses in the NFL.

Of course, the unit is led by longtime gunslinger Philip Rivers. But Chargers’ running back Melvin Gordon has become a subtle star.

Gordon has been one of the most productive backs in the league. He has run for 100+ yards three times, all on less than 20 carries.

Las week, Gordon had 19.3 fantasy points. Expect that to increase this week as he becomes more involved as a pass catcher.

Next: 4. Saquon Barkley

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – OCTOBER 28: Saquon Barkley #26 of the New York Giants carries the ball against the Washington Redskins on October 28,2018 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – OCTOBER 28: Saquon Barkley #26 of the New York Giants carries the ball against the Washington Redskins on October 28,2018 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

4. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants

The New York Giants got a much-needed bye week last week. The team has been bad, and it doesn’t look like it’s getting any brighter.

However, the only bright spot on a team full of issues has been rookie stud Saquon Barkley. He has become the heart and soul of big blue’s offense.

Barkley hasn’t really been the game breaking runner that he was in college, but his effectiveness in the passing game has been unmatched.

The rookie is yet to get 20 or more carries in a game. However, that may change this week when the Giants play the San Francisco 49ers.

Next: 3. Kareem Hunt

3. Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs

If you have yet to sit down and watch a Kansas City Chiefs game, you need to make it a priority and tune in. They have become must-watch television.

One of the reasons for the Chiefs ever so dangerous offense has been the play of Kareem Hunt. The second-year back is showing no signs of a sophomore slump.

As said in the open, Hunt racked up 33.1 points last week. He ran for 91 yards, had one long 50-yard TD catch and punched the rock into the end zone twice on the ground.

The Chiefs and Hunt host the Arizona Cardinals this week. Yes, that should be enough to slot him into your lineup and expect big points.

Next: 2. Todd Gurley

NEW ORLEANS, LA – NOVEMBER 04: Todd Gurley II #30 of the Los Angeles Rams gets past Marcus Williams #43 of the New Orleans Saints en route to scoring a touchdown during the first quarter of the game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 4, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA – NOVEMBER 04: Todd Gurley II #30 of the Los Angeles Rams gets past Marcus Williams #43 of the New Orleans Saints en route to scoring a touchdown during the first quarter of the game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 4, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

2. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams

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The Los Angeles Rams chase of perfection came to a stop when they traveled down to New Orleans to play the Saints in Week 9. The team lost their first game of the year in a thrilling game.

Owners may be wary of Todd Gurley’s down day, in fear that he may be warring down a bit. But, brush those fears back under the rug.

The Rams played behind, meaning they needed to move the ball through the air much more than they usually would like to. Gurley will be back to his usual, dominant self when the Rams play the Seattle Seahawks this week.

Seattle is struggling, and Melvin Gordon just ran all over them in Week 9. Gurley and the Rams will want to send a message to the league that they’re not going to let one loss define them.

Next: 1. Alvin Kamara

NEW ORLEANS, LA – NOVEMBER 04: Alvin Kamara #41 of the New Orleans Saints carries the ball during the first quarter of the game against the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 4, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA – NOVEMBER 04: Alvin Kamara #41 of the New Orleans Saints carries the ball during the first quarter of the game against the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 4, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

1. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints have jumped into the Super Bowl conversation. The team just took down the Los Angeles Rams at home, and they also inked former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant to a one-year deal.

Alvin Kamara is one of the biggest threats the Saints have, and he proves it every single week. He had himself yet another multi-score game last week with two rushing scores and one TD grab.

Kamara has seen some of his production take a dip with Mark Ingram coming back from suspension. However, that hasn’t stopped Kamara from finding the end zone.

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The Saints travel to Cincinnati to play the Bengals in Week 10. This one may be another high-scoring game, meaning Kamara is due for another big day.

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