Updated Fantasy Football Week 10 Rankings: Top 70 RBs for the Rest of 2010

Nick CaronAnalyst INovember 13, 2010

CLEVELAND - NOVEMBER 07:  Running back Peyton Hillis #40 and Alex Mack #55 of the Cleveland Browns celebrate after a touchdown against the New England Patriots at Cleveland Browns Stadium on November 7, 2010 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
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There was no movement in the top eight this week, but Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw moved up three spots to ninth among running backs for the rest of the year.

Bradshaw is coming off of his third straight double-digit fantasy day and although he failed to reach 100 yards for the first time since Week 5, the big story is that Bradshaw appears to be getting a bigger share of the ever-important goal-line touches.

Brandon Jacobs’ value still rises a few spots to 32nd, but that has more to do with the Giants' running game as a whole than it does Jacobs playing particularly well.

He did, however, have a touchdown in four straight games prior to being held out of the end zone in Week 9.

It’s becoming tougher to doubt Browns running back Peyton Hillis, who has been an absolute beast this season. That included last week compiling over 200 total yards and scoring twice as the Browns—to everyone’s surprise—stomped the red-hot Patriots.

Hillis has double-digit fantasy points in every game but one this season and has been surprisingly productive in the passing game all year.

He does have a tough matchup in Week 9 against the Jets, but has quite a few cupcake games on his schedule before the season is over. Even against stud defenses, though, Hillis remains practically a must-start in all scoring systems.

Two of the biggest fallers this week are Carolina Panthers running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart, who fell to 31st and 42nd, respectively.

Each player has had his chance to play with the majority of carries this season and neither has done much of anything to warrant even a consideration in starting lineups.

Add to that the fact that both players are injured and will miss this week’s game, leading the way for Mike Goodson (44th overall) to take the majority of carries, and this running game is an absolute disaster. Stay away. Stay very far away.

Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno has been described as being “as healthy now as he has been all season,” and is now officially off of the injury report.

Head coach Josh McDaniels has gone out of his way to say that he needs to get Moreno going, which certainly bodes well for his fantasy future for the rest of 2010.

With games left against the Chiefs, Cardinals, Raiders and Texans, Moreno’s best fantasy games are likely still ahead of him this year.

The Chicago running back situation has gotten more complicated and likely more frustrating for fantasy owners. Chester Taylor got his first touchdown of the year, furthering thoughts that he is now the Bears’ new goal-line back.

Though Chicago doesn’t run much at the goal line as it is, the point that Matt Forte is unlikely to be scoring many touchdowns in the near future is a tough one to swallow.

Taylor moves up 10 spots this week while Forte drops a spot down to 16th among running backs.

View All of the Week 10 Updated Rankings:
Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Wide Receivers | Tight Ends

RANKPLAYERTEAMPREVIOUS RANKMOVEMENT
1Adrian PetersonMIN10
2Chris JohnsonTEN20
3Frank GoreSF30
4Rashard MendenhallPIT40
5Arian FosterHOU50
6Michael TurnerATL60
7Steven JacksonSTL70
8LaDainian TomlinsonNYJ80
9Ahmad BradshawNYG123
10Jamaal CharlesKC9-1
11Ray RiceBAL110
12Maurice Jones-DrewJAC10-2
13Peyton HillisCLE163
14LeSean McCoyPHI13-1
15Darren McFaddenOAK14-1
16Matt ForteCHI15-1
17Cedric BensonCIN181
18Ryan MathewsSD191
19Jahvid BestDET234
20Knowshon MorenoDEN255
21Thomas JonesKC17-4
22BenJarvus Green-EllisNE21-1
23Pierre ThomasNO22-1
24Beanie WellsARI20-4
25Ryan TorainWAS261
26Ronnie BrownMIA271
27LaGarrette BlountTB292
28Shonn GreeneNYJ280
29Marshawn LynchSEA301
30Donald BrownIND399
31DeAngelo WilliamsCAR24-7
32Brandon JacobsNYG364
33Fred JacksonBUF385
34Joseph AddaiIND33-1
35Michael BushOAK350
36Danny WoodheadNE415
37Mike TolbertSD31-6
38Ricky WilliamsMIA37-1
39Reggie BushNO423
40Brandon JacksonGB400
41Felix JonesDAL34-7
42Jonathan StewartCAR32-10
43Willis McGaheeBAL430
44Mike GoodsonCAR--
45Clinton PortisWAS44-1
46Justin ForsettSEA45-1
47Darren SprolesSD492
48Mike HartIND480
49Chester TaylorCHI5910
50Marion BarberDAL46-4
51Jason SnellingATL50-1
52Tim HightowerARI51-1
53CJ SpillerBUF47-6
54Derrick WardHOU52-2
55Kevin SmithDET561
56Cadillac WilliamsTB53-3
57Keiland WilliamsWAS55-2
58Chris IvoryNO602
59Rashad JenningsJAC54-5
60Bernard ScottCIN57-3
61Javon RingerTEN58-3
62John KuhnGB642
63Toby GerhartMIN674
64Ladell BettsNO63-1
65Jerome HarrisonPHI61-4
66Laurence MaroneyDEN62-4
67Julius JonesNO703
68Tashard ChoiceDAL65-3
69Mike BellPHI66-3
70Leon WashingtonSEA68-2