NFC West: Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings

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Oct 27, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals running back

Andre Ellington

(38) runs for an 80 yard touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons in the first half at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

The NFC West boasts one of the best running backs in the NFL in Marshawn Lynch, as well as a bunch of up-and-coming running backs with a ton to prove.

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San Francisco enters its first season without Frank Gore in a decade and will pass the baton onto Carlos Hyde. It is unsure how much the 49ers will rely on Hyde this year, so it may be a good idea to target Reggie Bush as a handcuff to Hyde.

Arizona will once more trot Andre Ellington out there as the starting running back. Ellington has shown flashes of greatness, but has never been able to stay healthy enough to produce at a consistent basis. If you are to select Ellington in your draft, be sure to draft David Johnson late in the draft as well.

Todd Gurley was selected with the No. 10 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft to the St. Louis Rams and they will likely have him as their feature back. Tre Mason will definitely get his fair share of touches, but Gurley is the guy to watch in St. Louis.

Check out the fantasy football rankings for the four starting running backs in the NFC West in the following slides…