Week 9 Running Back Tiers

A look at Week 9 running backs through the lens of tiers

ELITE RB1

LeSean McCoy (at NYJ) **Thursday**

Ezekiel Elliott (vs KC)
Todd Gurley (at NYG)
Kareem Hunt (at DAL)

STRONG RB1

Mark Ingram II (vs TB)

BOOM/BUST RB1

Devonta Freeman (at CAR)

VOLUME RB2

Adrian Peterson (at SF)
Demarco Murray (vs BAL)
Aaron Jones (vs DET)
Carlos Hyde (vs ARI)

Lamar Miller (vs IND)

HIGH CEILING RB2

Alvin Kamara (vs TB)
Chris Thompson (at SEA)
Christian McCaffrey (vs ATL)

FLEX APPEAL/BYE COVERAGE RB2

Ameer Abdullah (at GB)

Marshawn Lynch (at MIA)
Marlon Mack (at HOU)
Alex Collins (at TEN)
Doug Martin (at NO)

TJ Yeldon (vs CIN)

Chris Ivory (vs CIN) 

WHAT THE HECK FLEX/BYE COVERAGE RB2

Bilal Powell (vs BUF) **Thursday**
Joe Mixon (at JAX)
Tevin Coleman (at CAR)
Matt Forte (vs BUF) **Thursday** **PPR Special**
Javorius Allen (at TEN) **PPR Special**
Jay Ajayi (vs DEN)
Frank Gore (at HOU)
Jonathan Stewart (vs ATL)
Orleans Darkwa (vs LAR)
LeGarrette Blount (vs DEN)
Rob Kelley (at SEA)
Eddie Lacy (vs WAS)

DESPERATION PLAYS

Kenyan Drake (vs OAK)
Derrick Henry (vs BAL)
Theo Riddick (at GB) **PPR Special**
Devontae Booker (at PHI) **PPR Special**
Damien Williams (vs OAK) **PPR Special**
Wendell Smallwood (vs DEN)