Updated Dynasty Running Back Rankings – October 2014

Updated running back rankings, in their entirety, can be found here.

  • murrayNew top five member this month with DeMarco Murray sneaking in at five. The top four remain the same with LeSean McCoy, Jamaal Charles, Eddie Lacy, and Gio Bernard. Doug Martin drops from four to eight.
  • Big risers this month include Mark Ingram to 33rd from 40th; Knile Davis to 44th from 52nd; and Ahmad Bradshaw sneaking up to 52nd.
  • Big drops include Adrian Peterson to 16th from 6th; Toby Gerhart from 30th to 37th; Maurice Jones-Drew to 50th from 42nd; Danny Woodhead to 53rd from 47th; Jonathan Stewart to 54th from 48th; Pierre Thomas to 55th from 49th; and Marcus Lattimore to 57th from 43rd.
  • Rookie movers include Carlos Hyde up to 18th from 23rd; Jeremy Hill to 29th from 35th; Isaiah Crowell to 40th from 57th; Jerick McKinnon to 41st from 54th; and Andre Williams to 42nd from 51st.

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Dynasty Recap – Week 7 – Chiefs upset Chargers,

  • Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles got back on track with 95 yards rushing to go with two receptions for 12 yards. Charles productivity will be spotty at times but he’s still a high-end RB1.
  • Chargers running back Branden Oliver had a quiet day with 67 yards on 15 carries. The Chargers only had the ball half the time which accounted for the low carry total. We still like Oliver as a RB2 in the future.
  • Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe had a decent game with five catches for 84 yards. But don’t be fooled as Bowe is still no better than a WR4 going forward in dynasty formats.
  • Chargers safety Eric Weddle had a throwback day with 13 tackles. Weddle hasn’t quite been the DB1 he was in the past and we’d look for more days like this before he back there.

Dynasty Recap – Week 7 – Cardinals beat Raiders, 24-13

  • Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer had a decent day with 253 yards and two touchdowns with an interception. Palmer is up there in age but should be a decent QB2 as long as he plays.
  • Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr had a bad day with 173 yards passing on 16 of 28 passing. He was playing a good defense but his prospects are entirely up in the air for next year.
  • Cardinals running back Andre Ellington had a big day with 88 yards to go with six catches and 72 yards. He’s a legit low-end RB1 in dynasty formats.
  • Raiders rookie linebacker Khalil Mack had a season-high 11 tackles in the loss but has yet to record a sack. It’s early but Mack doesn’t look like the LB2 he was touted to be.

Dynasty Recap – Week 7 – Cowboys beat Giants, 31-21

  • Giants quarterback Eli Manning had another throwback game with 248 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions. Manning keeps making a play for low-end QB1 play but in dynasty is probably still a QB2.
  • Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray continues his hot streak with 128 yards and a touchdown. He’s fantasy’s top running back this year and is moving into the elite status.
  • Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant did his thing with nine catches and 151 yards. He’s our top dynasty receiver going forward.
  • With Victor Cruz out, Giants tight end Larry Donnell took advantage with seven catches for 90 yards. Donnell has come out of nowhere to be a low-end TE1 this year but should be at leafs a TE2 in dynasty formats.

Dynasty Recap – Week 7 – Ravens rout Falcons, 29-7

  • Ravens running back Justin Forsett continues to get the work, piling up 95 yards on the ground. He out touched Bernard Pierce 25-8 and continues to be a RB2 this year. I can’t imagine Forsett going anywhere next year and could be a value.
  • Falcons receiver Roddy White had a throwback game with nine catches for 100 yards and a touchdown. We’d still move on from him in dynasty formats.
  • Falcons linebacker Joplo Bartu led the way with 15 tackles. But with so much uncertainty between him and rookie Prince Shembo, it’s a situation to avoid.
  • Ravens linebacker Daryl Smith had a good day with 13 tackles and a pass defended. Smith continues to play at LB1 level and should be considered that in dynasty formats.

Dynasty Recap – Week 7 – Redskins slip past Titans, 19-17

  • Titans rookie running back Bishop Sankey was the lead back with 16 carries for 56 yards. Sankey should continue to be the starter and will benefit from better talent at the QB position.
  • Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon had his best day in weeks with five catches for 87 yards and a touchdown. The presence of fellow receiver DeSean Jackson has severely cut into Garcon’s value and can’t be trusted as anymore more than a WR3.
  • Titans receiver Kendall Wright had a decent day with six catches for 68 yards and a touchdown. He continues to see targets and had nine more today. He’s a hold in dynasty formats as he should benefit from better quarterback play.
  • Redskins linebacker Keenan Robinson had another good day with a season-high 14 tackles. The young linebacker has performed at a LB2 level this year and should be viewed that way in dynasty formats.