Ray Rice comes off of the bye and goes right to the top of the running back rankings as the Ravens have been absolutely rushing through the NFL and the Texans' defense hasn't been exactly stellar. As far as the rest of the league is concerned, we also have to realize that Fred Jackson is going to be a top ranked running back for most of the football season, as well as Ryan Torain being a top flight start for Week 6. I have also gained more respect for Maurice Jones-Drew than I had before the season started, as well as Jonathan Stewart. How will the absences of Brandon Jacobs, Joseph Addai and LaGarrette Blount effect your fantasy team? Running back starters are always hard to figure out while the bye weeks are in full effect so now more than ever you need to check out the Week 6 rankings.
He might be questionable on the injury report, but I think that Beanie Wells will not only play, but put up big numbers in Week 5. These rankings might look a little thinner than they have in previous weeks, but with the start of the byes, your depth just became a lot more important. Will this be the week that Chris Johnson gets it going? Will Arian Foster duplicate last week's performance and put a stranglehold on the job in Houston? Can Fred Jackson's magical season continue? Who carries the load in Denver this week? Be sure to check out this week's running back rankings before submitting your lineups.