Fantasy football rankings 2017: Running backs in standard leagues for NFL Week 5

Week 5 is here, ladies and gentlemen. That means it is the start of bye weeks and we will be without the services of running backs on the Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos, New Orleans Saints or Washington. Some of the talented guys who could be out of your lineup include Devonta Freeman, Tevin Coleman, C.J. Anderson, Alvin Kamara, and Chris Thompson.

There haven’t been many solid free agent options on the RB wire this year. Latavius Murray, Alex Collins, Andre Ellington and Eddie Lacy could be some waiver adds to help fill the gap of a bye week. That means you need to play the running backs with the best possible match-up and value. Below, the SB Nation fantasy staff rounds up the rankings for the top 50 running backs in standard leagues for Week 5.

Running backs (standard) rankings, Week 5

(SK: Scott Kaliska; JG: Jeff Goldberg; DG: Derek Gordon; KB: Kyle Bennett ZS: Zach Senvisky; JM: Jason Marcum)

RB standard rankings, Week 5

Rk Consensus Tm Opp SK JG DG KB ZS JM
1 Ezekiel Elliott DAL vs. GB 2 2 1 2 1 1
2 Le’Veon Bell PIT vs. JAC 1 1 2 1 2 2
3 Kareem Hunt KC @ HOU 3 3 5 3 3 5
4 Todd Gurley LAR vs. SEA 4 4 4 4 4 4
5 LeSean McCoy BUF @ CIN 5 5 3 5 6 3
6 Carlos Hyde SF @ IND 6 6 6 6 10 6
7 Leonard Fournette JAC @ PIT 7 7 7 7 5 7
8 Melvin Gordon LAC @ NYG 9 8 8 9 9 8
9 Jay Ajayi MIA vs. TEN 8 9 9 8 8 9
10 Jordan Howard CHI vs. MIN 12 10 11 12 7 11
11 DeMarco Murray TEN @ MIA 11 11 10 11 11 10
12 Lamar Miller HOU vs. KC 10 13 13 10 13 13
13 Joe Mixon CIN vs. BUF 16 15 12 16 14 12
14 Bilal Powell NYJ @ CLE 13 12 17 13 12 18
15 Ameer Abdullah DET vs. CAR 14 14 16 14 15 16
16 Christian McCaffrey CAR @ DET 17 16 15 17 16 15
17 Ty Montgomery GB @ DAL 32 17 14 19 17 14
18 LeGarrette Blount PHI vs. ARI 21 19 19 20 21 19
19 Mike Gillislee NE @ TB 15 22 25 15 23 22
20 Frank Gore IND vs. SF 19 21 24 22 18 24
21 Latavius Murray MIN @ CHI 28 18 18 21 28 17
22 Marshawn Lynch OAK vs. BAL 18 23 22 23 20 26
23 Duke Johnson Jr. CLE vs. NYJ 20 27 23 18 27 23
24 Jonathan Stewart CAR @ DET 25 20 21 27 25 21
25 Jacquizz Rodgers TB vs. NE 37 24 20 25 22 27
26 Doug Martin TB vs. NE 22 26 27 26 37 25
27 Tarik Cohen CHI vs. MIN 24 29 30 28 24 29
28 Thomas Rawls SEA @ LAR 36 25 26 24 34 20
29 Alex Collins BAL @ OAK 31 28 29 29 26 30
30 Isaiah Crowell CLE vs. NYJ 23 31 32 30 30 32
31 Buck Allen BAL @ OAK 35 30 36 31 31 28
32 James White NE @ TB 26 35 33 33 33 33
33 Andre Ellington ARI @ PHI 34 32 28 32 39 31
34 Wendell Smallwood PHI vs. ARI 27 36 38 34 29 38
35 Jerick McKinnon MIN @ CHI 40 34 37 35 19 40
36 D’Onta Foreman HOU vs. KC 43 33 35 37 32 35
37 Chris Johnson ARI @ PHI 42 38 31 36 41 36
38 Derrick Henry TEN @ MIA 33 37 34 38 38 48
39 Aaron Jones GB @ DAL 30 42 41 43 43 37
40 C.J. Prosise SEA @ LAR 45 39 39 39 49 34
41 Eddie Lacy SEA @ LAR 39 48 45 40 35 39
42 Giovani Bernard CIN vs. BUF 38 40 40 41 50 41
43 Theo Riddick DET vs. CAR 41 43 46 42 42 43
44 Terrance West BAL @ OAK 47 41 50 44 40 45
45 Matt Breida SF @ IND 48 49 49 47 36 44
46 Rex Burkhead NE @ TB 46 43 46 46 47
47 Chris Ivory JAC @ PIT 50 42 50 45 42
48 Robert Turbin IND vs. SF 44 47 49 44 46
49 Dion Lewis NE @ TB 45 44 45 47 49
50 Wayne Gallman NYG vs. LAC 29
Jalen Richard OAK vs. BAL 50 47 48 48 48 50
Elijah McGuire NYJ @ CLE 44
Shane Vereen NYG vs. LAC 46
Matt Forte NYJ @ CLE 49

Via SBNation.com