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October 23, 2009

Fantasy Football Running Back Start/Sit Rankings (Week 7)

*Updated RB rankings WITH COMMENTS will be posted on Friday. Any additional updates that are necessary will be posted no later than Saturday in the final week 7 rankings.

1. DeAngelo Williams (CAR) – Following a lackluster start to his ’09 fantasy campaign, Williams finally busted loose with a monster week 6 effort against Tampa Bay. He should easily keep the momentum rolling into an extremely favorable week 7 match up against a beat up Buffalo Bills defense. Buffalo currently ranks dead last in the NFL in run defense giving up an average of 182 rushing yards per game. Williams should absolutely throttle this defense.

2. Thomas Jones (NYJ) – Following last week’s huge performance, Jones has now scored at least 1 TD in each of his last 3 contests. He now has 6 TD’s on the season and a week 7 match up against Oakland is favorable to add to that total. The Raiders have allowed 7 TD’s on the ground in 6 games and currently rank 28th in the NFL against the run giving up an average of 145 rushing yards per game. Jones should easily manhandle this defense en route to yet another stellar fantasy effort.

3. Adrian Peterson (MIN) – He was unable to find pay dirt in week 6, but Peterson more than made up for it by totaling 166 yards in spite of a difficult match up against Baltimore. He will face yet another tough match up in week 7 when he heads to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers 2nd ranked run defense. Yards and TD’s will not be easy to come by against this defense, but if anyone can get the job done, it is Peterson. It is worth noting that the Steelers will be without one of their best run stoppers in DE Aaron Smith. Keep Peterson locked in your fantasy line up and throw away the key. Check injury report: ankle (probable)

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