Chris Johnson is the story of the week, as he finds himself in tier 1, due to looking great in the last two games and also a juicy matchup against Jacksonville (1st for RB). Zac Stacy had one of the performances of the week against Seattle, earning himself a spot in tier 2.
There’s a top half and bottom half of tier 3 this week. On the top half, we have Mike James, Fred Jackson, CJ Spiller, Danny Woodhead and Maurice Jones-Drew who all have fantastic matchup this week (Spiller and FJax should be splitting carries). On the bottom half, we have some more worrisome backs in Ray Rice and Trent Richardson, along with two rising backs who have tough matchups, Lamar Miller (vs TB, 21st for RB) and Giovani Bernard (vs BAL, 32nd for RB).
Tier 1: Adrian Peterson, Marshawn Lynch, Matt Forte, Reggie Bush, LeSean McCoy, Eddie Lacy, Knowshon Moreno, Chris Johnson, Alfred Morris
Tier 2: Zac Stacy, DeMarco Murray, Frank Gore, Le'Veon Bell
Tier 3: Mike James, Fred Jackson, C.J. Spiller, Danny Woodhead, Maurice Jones-Drew, Lamar Miller, Ray Rice, Giovani Bernard, Trent Richardson
Tier 4: Pierre Thomas, Steven Jackson, Andre Ellington, Rashad Jennings, Ben Tate, Ryan Mathews, Andre Brown, Arian Foster
Tier 5: Shonn Greene, DeAngelo Williams, Darren Sproles, Donald Brown, Rashard Mendenhall, Joique Bell, BenJarvus Green-Ellis
Tier 6: James Starks, Mike Tolbert, Peyton Hillis, Jonathan Stewart, Jacquizz Rodgers, Daniel Thomas