A few things of note when understanding some of the statistics provided in the tables.  Most of the statistics are easy to understand but here are a few clarifications in case you are not following along:

Pace: Based upon how fast each team gets to the line to run plays. The idea being the faster a team plays, the greater number of plays are run which gives those particular players more chances at production. The rest of the data in the table is pretty easy to understand as it relates mostly to the amount of volume and expected volume we can count on from each of the top RB's this week. 

D vs Position: How that week's given opponent has done so far this season. 

DVOA: Player's value over the average NFL running back performance so far this season. This number has been adjusted based upon opponents' defenses faced so far this season. The higher the number, the more value they have created for their team. 

Script: Rating based upon the expected game script or basically how each player's role in the offense will be affected based upon expected game flow. The higher the rating, the greater the expected game flow will work in their favor.  I.E. Danny Woodhead plays more in passing situations so with San Diego being sizeable favorites his role in the offense will likely be reduced if the game works out as expected. 

 # Plays# Run Plays# Snaps% of Plays# Touches% of Touches # Rush% Rush     
Player(Team)(Team)(Player)(Player/Team)(Player)(Player/Team)PaceAttAttD Vs PosDVOAPFF O-LINEO/UScript
Devonta Freeman4752083140.661650.43201310.63161748229
Todd Gurley311145950.31810.3330740.51854029
Adrian Peterson3621812240.621330.44231200.6625204258
Le'Veon Bell3841882290.61250.39271030.55916 257
Marshawn Lynch4182141710.41920.2624820.383840.538
Chris Ivory4021921520.381080.34211000.5213244178
Justin Forsett4621743220.71420.441160.67224 98
Lamar Miller3521322270.64850.316700.53231551206
Matt Forte3881743590.931470.49151260.72152942188
Mark Ingram4771852550.531310.3481020.55103149.5268
Giovani Bernard3761832400.64950.325770.422913 87
Doug Martin3621811780.491230.43101090.612148304
Darren McFadden367170920.25800.2632660.39312540.5196
Dion Lewis3791282310.61660.225400.31141151277
Eddie Lacy3501681820.52760.2628670.411745.5155
Jonathan Stewart3781972260.61090.37111030.521764678
Latavius Murray3621382110.581130.3919950.69301444236
Frank Gore4391532630.61140.3613980.6462246165
Charcandrick West415173870.21480.152430.25191945.568
Jeremy Hill3761831660.44770.2525740.42913 87
Danny Woodhead4831662210.46860.2216490.32430 328
Alfred Blue5181911200.23630.171600.312826 147
Ronnie Hillman3781411620.43720.2514660.4718145.516
Carlos Hyde3871852720.71260.41131150.6243240313
Rashad Jennings4341751530.35850.257710.41211249.5284
Branden Oliver483166490.1380.116270.162430 324
Duke Johnson4391752180.5860.2518550.312028 293
James Starks3501681810.52740.2528630.3811745.5155
Antonio Andrews355151690.19430.1531380.2579 46
Shane Vereen4341751750.4550.167330.19211249.5287
Ameer Abdullah4371361720.39750.2314620.46222745.5106
Reggie Bush387185240.06120.041380.0443240317
Chris Polk5181911350.26510.141400.212826 145
LeGarrette Blount379128900.24540.185520.41141151273
Joseph Randle3671701410.38860.2832760.45312540.5193
Theo Riddick4371361750.4480.1512120.09222745.5105
C.J. Spiller477185960.2370.18160.09103149.5265
Melvin Gordon4831661830.38980.2516850.512430 323
Isaiah Crowell4391751750.4900.2618810.462028 293
Charles Sims3621811540.43630.2210470.2612148306
Knile Davis415173490.12190.0617170.1191945.568
Ahmad Bradshaw439153190.0420.02850.0362246166
Andre Ellington410184610.15270.0829210.1154 117
Zac Stacy402192570.14340.1121270.1413244177
Javorius Allen462174520.11370.14330.19224 98
Khiry Robinson4771851030.22670.178520.28103149.5266
Tevin Coleman475208790.17380.120380.18161748228
David Johnson4101841030.25360.1129240.1354 117
Joique Bell437136610.14300.0912230.17222745.5104
C.J. Anderson3781412360.62800.2814670.4818145.514

Premium Options

Devonta Freeman is averaging over 27 touches over the last five games since taking over as the starter.  He did not have the monster game last week that we are accustomed to but was solid.  He had 130 total yards last week even after losing a 41-yard run due to penalty.  Freeman is proving to be the most reliable running back every given week.

LeVeon Bell is still the second-best running back even without scoring the last two weeks.  The Cincinnati defense has not been as good as expected so he should have success once again this week.  The Bengals own the eighth-worst run defense and Pittsburgh has the second-best run blocking unit.  Bell should be a very safe play this week and would be even better if Ben Roethlisberger can return.

Mid-Tier Options

Todd Gurley is still not priced up enough to avoid using him in almost every lineup.  The Rams can’t do anything but run and with the 49ers coming to town it should only continue.  Gurley is still a great value and is ONLY averaging over 164 total yards per game over the last three games.  Fade at your own risk.

Chris Ivory has proven to be one of the better week to week options in the league.  The only question for him is, will he be healthy?  Ivory has struggled with leg issues his entire career and was in and out of the lineup a bunch last week but still managed 19 touches.  The matchup is solid vs. Oakland assuming he is upgraded to probable. Ivory will be a good bet for 20-plus touches and over 100 yards.

Doug Martin continues to produce strong numbers each week.  He has at least 143 total yards in each of the last three games and takes on the worst run defense in the league.  His price is still very nice for the production he has put in this season.  I probably should like him more but just feel like I see too much Charles Sims at times.  Martin does dominate the goal line carries and with a rookie QB, Tampa Bay has focused on not putting too much pressure on Jameis Winston.

Mark Ingram would have incredible numbers if not for Khiry Robinson stealing some of his goal line carries.  The upside does feel a bit limited but the Giants are a Bottom-10 defense vs. the run.  New York also allowed Darren McFadden to run all over them.  There are TDs to be scored in what is expected to be the second-highest scoring game of the week.

Justin Forsett gets the second-worst run defense in San Diego this week.  I know my buddy Jeff Mans loves to pick on the Chargers' defense.  Forsett should find a ton of running lanes this week and he gets the added bonus of being involved in the passing game.  Baltimore did lose a couple of starters to injury on the offensive line last week so keep an eye on those before plugging Forsett in.

Bargain Options

Lamar Miller is a difference-making running back and he is finally getting his chance to show it.  The previous coaching issues really held him back.  Miller went off for 236 total yards in the first half alone last week.  He has 298 rushing yards in the last two games since Joe Philbin was fired.  The matchup is tough if New England jumps out to an early lead.  I do think Miami hangs with New England which should keep Miller involved.

Chris Johnson is amazingly second in the league in rushing yards.  He does split time with two other running backs but is still a good bet to go over 100 yards vs. Cleveland who is the fourth-worst rush defense in the league.  The Browns really struggle in particular in containing runs to the outside which Arizona should be able to exploit.  Johnson is probably more of a cash game play if needed as the time share does limit some of his touches compared to some of the other running backs that see more snaps.

Darren McFadden looks to be the guy this week in Dallas after Joseph Randle went down with an injury.  McFadden ran for 152 yards last week and the Cowboys' offensive line looked much improved with La’el Collins being moved into the starting lineup.  McFadden has always been an injury risk but he does bring a big upside potential with how good Dallas can run block when they are going right.  The matchup vs. Seattle is tough so McFadden looks more of a GPP play despite the cheap price.