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Week Five RB rankings

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Week Five RB rankings

Updated Saturday, Oct. 6 at 11:35 a.m. ET

Byes: Dallas, Detroit, Oakland, Tampa Bay.

Here are PFW's Week Five RB rankings:

  1. Ray Rice, Ravens at Chiefs
  2. Arian Foster, Texans at Jets
  3. Adrian Peterson, Vikings vs. Titans
  4. Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks at Panthers
  5. LeSean McCoy, Eagles at Steelers
  6. Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars vs. Bears
  7. Trent Richardson, Browns at Giants
  8. Jamaal Charles, Chiefs vs. Ravens
  9. Frank Gore, 49ers vs. Bills
  10. Alfred Morris, Redskins vs. Falcons
  11. BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Bengals vs. Dolphins
  12. Willis McGahee, Broncos at Patriots
  13. Stevan Ridley, Patriots vs. Broncos
  14. Ryan Mathews, Chargers at Saints
  15. Matt Forte, Bears at Jaguars
  16. Darren Sproles, Saints vs. Chargers
  17. Reggie Bush, Dolphins at Bengals
  18. Donald Brown, Colts vs. Packers
  19. Michael Turner, Falcons at Redskins
  20. Cedric Benson, Packers at Colts
  21. Ahmad Bradshaw, Giants vs. Browns
  22. Chris Johnson, Titans at Vikings
  23. Steven Jackson, Rams vs. Cardinals
  24. Jonathan Stewart, Panthers vs. Seahawks
  25. DeAngelo Williams, Panthers vs. Seahawks
  26. Ryan Williams, Cardinals at Rams
  27. Rashard Mendenhall, Steelers vs. Eagles
  28. C.J. Spiller, Bills at 49ers
  29. Pierre Thomas, Saints vs. Chargers
  30. Andre Brown, Giants vs. Browns
  31. Shonn Greene, Jets vs. Texans
  32. Jackie Battle, Chargers at Saints
  33. Kendall Hunter, 49ers vs. Bills
  34. Jacquizz Rodgers, Falcons at Redskins
  35. Robert Turbin, Seahawks at Panthers
  36. Michael Bush, Bears at Jaguars
  37. Fred Jackson, Bills at 49ers
  38. Bernard Pierce, Ravens at Chiefs
  39. Isaac Redman, Steelers vs. Eagles
  40. Mark Ingram, Saints vs. Chargers
  41. Brandon Bolden, Patriots vs. Broncos — (DOWN), INJ
  42. Danny Woodhead, Patriots vs. Broncos
  43. Daniel Thomas, Dolphins at Bengals
  44. Mike Tolbert, Panthers vs. Seahawks
  45. Toby Gerhart, Vikings vs. Titans
  46. Bilal Powell, Jets vs. Texans
  47. Ronnie Hillman, Broncos at Patriots
  48. Vick Ballard, Colts vs. Packers
  49. Lamar Miller, Dolphins at Bengals
  50. Jonathan Dwyer, Steelers vs. Eagles
  51. Shaun Draughn, Chiefs vs. Ravens
  52. Daryl Richardson, Rams vs. Cardinals
  53. William Powell, Cardinals at Rams
  54. Rashad Jennings, Jaguars vs. Bears
  55. Javon Ringer, Titans at Vikings
  56. Bryce Brown, Eagles at Steelers
  57. Lance Ball, Broncos at Patriots
  58. Ronnie Brown, Chargers at Saints
  59. Ben Tate, Texans at Jets — INJ
  60. Evan Royster, Redskins vs. Falcons — (DOWN), INJ
  61. Brandon Jacobs, 49ers vs. Bills — (DOWN), INJ
  62. LaRod Stephens-Howling, Cardinals at Rams — INJ

Not listed: Roy Helu, Redskins; Peyton Hillis, Chiefs; Beanie Wells, Cardinals

The above player rankings are based on expectations for this week only, not for the entire season, taking into account this week's specific matchups and injuries. The initial rankings are compiled before the release of the NFL's early injury report and are updated Thursday to reflect the status of each player.

We base our rankings on the following scoring system: For skill-position players, one point for every 10 rushing/receiving yards, one point for every 30 passing yards, six points for a TD run or catch, four points for a TD pass, two points for a two-point conversion run or catch, two points for a two-point conversion pass. For kickers, three points for FGs of 18-39 yards, four points for FGs of 40-49 yards, and five points for FGs of 50-plus yards. Defensive rankings are based primarily on points allowed, yardage allowed and sack potential.

Glossary of notations

INJ — player has an injury that may affect productivity or availability.
ILL — player has an illness that may affect productivity or availability.
UP — player was moved up on draft board after original posting.
DOWN — player was moved down on draft board after original posting.
Not listed — player is temporarily sidelined due to injury or suspension but otherwise would be ranked.
ACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated active (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).
INACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated inactive (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).

Players and/or notations added after the original posting are shown in boldface.

Note: Remember to check back for late-week and weekend updates, as well as game inactives (when available) in the 90 minutes preceding the 1 p.m. Sunday kickoffs.

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