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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.