Oct. 28 (UPI) — Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Alvin Kamara, Dalvin Cook dinner, Kareem Hunt and Derrick Henry prime my Week 8 fantasy soccer running back rankings for 2020.

Ezekiel Elliott, Jamaal Williams, Jonathan Taylor, Josh Jacobs and Melvin Gordon spherical out my High 10 choices for Week 8. Le’Veon Bell can be considered one of my favourite begins this week on the running back place.

Monitor the standing for every of your participant’s video games this week because the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect the NFL schedule. Washington Soccer Group, Arizona Cardinals, Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans gamers ought to be faraway from all beginning lineups, as these groups have Week 8 byes.

Try my weekly waiver wire article for candidates so as to add to your roster earlier than your Week 8 matchup.

Listed here are a few of my favourite gamers in this week’s rankings:

TOP SHELF

Clyde Edwards-Helaire scored his second landing of the season in Week 7 after a 161-yard efficiency in Week 6. He’s on my RB1 radar this week because the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs host a New York Jets workforce that has allowed the eighth-most fantasy factors per sport to running backs.

The Chiefs will work in Le’Veon Bell into the backfield once more this week, however I count on Edwards-Helaire to obtain a lot of the workload. He’s my prime choice for Week 8.

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook dinner is anticipated to return this week after he sat out in Week 6 and had a bye in Week 7. I count on Cook dinner to publish monster numbers in his return in opposition to the Inexperienced Bay Packers.

The Packers have allowed the second-most fantasy factors per sport to running backs. They’ve additionally allowed a league-high 10 complete touchdowns to the place. Cook dinner is my No. Three play for Week 8.

Cook dinner has scored in each sport he has performed this season.

SNEAKY PLAYS

Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt has been an elite choice since he took over for injured starter Nick Chubb. Hunt has scored in 5 of seven video games this season. He additionally had 102 yards from scrimmage and a rating on 21 touches in Week 7.

I count on at the very least 100 yards from scrimmage and a rating as soon as once more for Hunt in Week 8 when the Browns battle a Las Vegas Raiders protection that has allowed the third-most fantasy factors per sport to running backs.

Hunt is my No. Four choice and ought to be plugged in as an RB1 till Chubb returns to the Browns lineup.

Indianapolis Colts rookie Jonathan Taylor had a season-high 115 yards from scrimmage on 16 touches in Week 6 earlier than a Week 7 bye. This week he’ll face a Detroit Lions protection that has allowed the fourth-most fantasy factors per sport to running backs.

Begin Taylor as an RB1 if you’re in a league with at the very least 10 groups. He’s my No. 9 running back for Week 8.

LONGSHOTS

Chiefs running back Le’Veon Bell won’t get a ton of labor in Week 8, however he could possibly be helpful if you’re in a fantasy soccer league that has at the very least 14 groups and has a flex spot.

I count on Bell to get at the very least 10 touches when the Chiefs face the New York Jets on Sunday in Kansas Metropolis, Mo. The Jets have allowed the eighth-most fantasy factors per sport to running backs.

The Chiefs ought to dominate this sport on the bottom. Bell may be set as much as rating a speeding landing in opposition to his former workforce as soon as the Chiefs get into the purple zone.

He’s my No. 26 choice for Week 8.

Week 8 fantasy soccer running back rankings

1. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Kansas Metropolis Chiefs vs. NYJ

2. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints at CHI

3. Dalvin Cook dinner, Minnesota Vikings at GB

4. Kareem Hunt, Cleveland Browns vs. LV

5. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans at CIN

6. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys at PHI

7. Jamaal Williams, Inexperienced Bay Packers vs. MIN

8. Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis Colts at DET

9. Josh Jacobs, Las Vegas Raiders at CLE

10. Melvin Gordon, Denver Broncos vs. LAC

11. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals vs. TEN

12. James Conner, Pittsburgh Steelers at BAL

13. Ronald Jones, Tampa Bay Buccaneers at NYG

14. Carlos Hyde, Seattle Seahawks vs. SF

15. Boston Scott, Philadelphia Eagles vs. DAL

16. Darrell Henderson, Los Angeles Rams at MIA

17. D’Andre Swift, Detroit Lions vs. IND

18. David Montgomery, Chicago Bears vs. NO

19. Jerick McKinnon, San Francisco 49ers at SEA

20. J.Ok. Dobbins, Baltimore Ravens vs. PIT

21. Justin Jackson, Los Angeles Chargers at DEN

22. Devin Singletary, Buffalo Payments vs. NE

23. Myles Gaskin, Miami Dolphins vs. LAR

24. Le’Veon Bell, Kansas Metropolis Chiefs vs. NYJ

25. Leonard Fournette, Tampa Bay Buccaneers at NYG

26. Latavius Murray, New Orleans Saints at CHI

27. Gus Edwards, Baltimore Ravens vs. PIT

28. JaMycal Hasty, San Francisco 49ers at SEA

29. Zach Moss, Buffalo Payments vs. NE

30. Adrian Peterson, Detroit Lions vs. IND

This week in the Nationwide Soccer League

Dallas Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott (L) is stopped by Washington’s Landon Collins throughout their sport at FedEx Subject in Landover, Md., on Sunday, the place the Cowboys misplaced to Washington 25-3. Photograph by David Tulis/UPI | License Photograph

Washington’s Antonio Gibson (C) celebrates a landing. Photograph by David Tulis/UPI | License Photograph

Washington’s Logan Thomas makes a 15-yard landing reception. Photograph by David Tulis/UPI | License Photograph

A safety officer stands in entrance of fan cutouts. Photograph by David Tulis/UPI | License Photograph

The Cowboys’ DeMarcus Lawrence (L) checks on injured Washington’s Morgan Moses. Photograph by David Tulis/UPI | License Photograph

San Francisco 49ers running back Jeff Wilson Jr (C) costs in the direction of the top zone whereas chased by New England Patriots defensive back Jonathan Jones (R) on a 16-yard landing carry at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., on Sunday, the place the 49ers received 33-6. Photograph by Matthew Healey/UPI | License Photograph

The Patriots’ Cam Newton (C) throws a cross. Photograph by Matthew Healey/UPI | License Photograph

The 49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo celebrates after teammate Jeff Wilson Jr. (not pictured) scored on a three-yard carry. Photograph by Matthew Healey/UPI | License Photograph

Garoppolo (L) is pulled down by the Patriots’ Ja’Whaun Bentley. Photograph by Matthew Healey/UPI | License Photograph

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton (1) throws a cross in the second quarter in opposition to the San Francisco 49ers at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts on Sunday, October 25, 2020. The 49ers defeated the Patriots 33-6. Photograph by Matthew Healey/UPI | License Photograph

Buffalo Payments’ Josh Allen (C) runs the ball in opposition to the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Sunday, the place the Payments received 18-10. Photograph by Corey Sipkin/UPI | License Photograph

The Payments’ Tyler Bass (C) makes an attempt a discipline purpose kick. Photograph by Corey Sipkin/UPI | License Photograph

New York Jets’ Sam Darnold (R) arms off to Frank Gore. Photograph by Corey Sipkin/UPI | License Photograph

Allen warms up earlier than the sport in opposition to the Jets. Photograph by Corey Sipkin/UPI | License Photograph

The Payments’ Jordan Poyer (R) defends the Jets’ Denzel Mims. Photograph by Corey Sipkin/UPI | License Photograph

New Orleans Saints’ Latavius Murray (C) is tackled by Carolina Panthers defenders on the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday, the place the Saints received 27-24. Photograph by AJ Sisco/UPI | License Photograph

The Saints’ Marquez Callaway (R) catches a cross. Photograph by AJ Sisco/UPI. | License Photograph

The Saints’ Alvin Kamara (R) runs previous the Panthers’ cornerback Troy Satisfaction. Photograph by AJ Sisco/UPI. | License Photograph

The Saints’ Tre’Quan Smith catches a cross. Photograph by AJ Sisco/UPI. | License Photograph