2011 PPR Fantasy Football Week 10: Running Backs (RB) Rankings / Projections

Sean E. DouglasSenior Writer IIINovember 9, 2011

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 31:   Ryan Mathews #24 of the San Diego Chargers runs with the ball as Andy Studebaker #96 of the Kansas City Chiefs tries to tackle him during their game at Arrowhead Stadium on October 31, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Ryan Mathews @ Raiders -

After missing the team's latest contest against the Packers, it appears Ryan Mathews is on schedule to play in Thursday's matchup against the Raiders, despite recovering from a groin injury. 

When on the field, Mathews has played at a RB-1 level in PPR leagues, but staying healthy has been a problem for the former 2010 first-round pick out of Fresno State.

Still, if Mathews is in the lineup, he should be considered a must-start especially when you look at the numbers Willis McGahee posted against this defense a few days ago. 

Expect Mike Tolbert to be active in the running game as well, but Mathews should have no problem totaling over 125 yards in this game.

Rashard Mendenhall @ Bengals -

This has been a disappointing year for Rashard Mendenhall owners, but he’s still playing at a level that is worthy of having him in your lineup. 

While the Bengals have a solid defense, Mendenhall shouldn’t have a problem running for up to 75 yards and scoring a touchdown.

Cincinnati will have to account for the Steelers' passing attack, and with so many weapons, it should open things up for Mendenhall on the ground.

More WK 10 Rankings – QB | WR | Flex | Waivers | Start / Sit |

1 LeSean McCoy Cardinals
2 Arian Foster @ Buccaneers
3 Adrian Peterson @ Packers
4 Matt Forte Lions
5 Fred Jackson @ Cowboys
6 Ray Rice @ Seahawks
7 Maurice Jones-Drew @ Colts
8 DeMarco Murray Bills
9 Steven Jackson @ Browns
10 Frank Gore (I) Giants
11 Michael Turner Saints
12 Willis McGahee (I) @ Chiefs
13 Darren Sproles @ Falcons
14 Reggie Bush Redskins
15 Chris Johnson @ Panthers
16 Ryan Mathews (I) Raiders
17 Michael Bush @ Chargers
18 Jackie Battle Broncos
19 Beanie Wells (I) @ Eagles
20 Roy Helu @ Dolphins
21 Mike Tolbert Raiders
22 Jonathan Stewart (I) Titans
23 Rashard Mendenhall @ Bengals
24 LeGarrette Blount Texans
25 Ben Tate @ Buccaneers
26 Chris Ogbonnaya Rams
27 Brandon Jacobs (I) @ 49ers
28 BenJarvus Green-Ellis (I) @ Jets
29 Shonn Greene (I) Patriots
30 Cedric Benson Steelers
31 Marshawn Lynch(I) Ravens
32 Pierre Thomas @ Falcons
33 Maurice Morris @ Bears
34 Kevin Faulk @ Jets
35 Delone Carter Jaguars
36 James Starks Vikings
37 Javon Ringer @ Panthers
38 DeAngelo Williams Titans
39 Daniel Thomas (I) Redskins