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Week 6 CFL Runningback Rankings, 3 Stars of the Week

CFL running back rankings ahead of week 6, stars of week 5.

Stars of the Week:

1st Star: Dedrick Mills (CGY)

14 carries for 97 yards, 6.9 yards per carry, and 1 touchdown.

2nd Star: Brady Oliveira (WPG)

15 carries for 73 yards, 4.9 yards per carry, and 5 receptions for 37 yards.

3rd Star: Shaun Shivers (BC)

14 carries for 63 yards, 4.5 yards per carry 1 touchdown, and 2 receptions for 71 yards.

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Thoughts Following BC’s Win

Thoughts Following Montreal’s Loss

Last Week’s Runningback Ranking

1. Brady Oliveira, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Previous Ranking #RB1

Oliveira rushed 15 times for 73 yards (4.9 average). He also caught all 5 of his targets for 37 yards. Oliveira seems to get the most touches in the game as Winnipeg is closing things out yet he seems to run better the more touches he’s getting and later in the game despite teams expecting the run at times when Winnipeg is trying to close out a game. His 400 rushing yards have him leading the league by over 100 yards.

2. Dedrick Mills, Calgary Stampeders, Previous Ranking #RB2

Dedrick Mills continued to be great in Calgary’s game against Winnipeg. He has been filling in for Ka’Deem Carey who is out due to injury. Mills had 14 carries for 97 yards (6.9 average) and a touchdown. Mills had over 70 yards in the first quarter. Calgary only handed Mills the ball 4 times in the second half just 1 of which was in the 4th quarter. Calgary really struggled in the passing game and only had 127 pass yards. Despite this, they went away from what was working and stopped giving Dedrick the rock. Mills has the most rushing yards per game played.

3. Taquan Mizzell, BC Lions, Previous Ranking #RB3

Missed week 5’s game against Montreal due to an injury. Mizzell has had an excellent rookie CFL season thus far.

4. Jamal Morrow, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Previous Ranking #RB4

Jamal Morrow rushed 11 times for 52 yards (4.7 average) in Saskatchewan’s win over Edmonton. He also caught 2 of his 4 targets for 9 yards. Jamal Morrow is 2nd in yards in the league.

5. A.J. Oullette, Toronto Argonauts, Previous Ranking #RB5

Toronto was on the bye week for week 5.

9. Kevin Brown, Edmonton Elks, Previous Ranking #RB9

Brown had 15 carries for 65 yards (4.3 average). He also caught both of his targets for 26 yards. Edmonton’s offense was pretty good from a yards perspective. Edmonton only gave Brown the ball 7 times last week and his increase in carries this week was likely a factor in Edmonton’s offense being more capable this past week as they had 369 yards net offense.

6. William Stanback, Montreal Alouettes, Previous Ranking #RB6

Stanback had 6 carries for 17 yards. While the 2.8 yards per carry is not impressive it’s not a great enough body of work to say it was a bad day rushing for him. Stanback added 2 catches on 3 targets for 22 yards as well.

Montreal has handed the ball off to their runningbacks more than 10 times in only 1 of their 4 games so far this season.

7. James Butler, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Previous Ranking #RB7

Butler had 17 carries for 62 yards (3.6 average). He also caught both of his targets for 18 yards. Last year Butler had 5 yards per carry on average. So far this season he is at 4.1 yards per carry. He currently has 202 yards on 49 carries this season and 88 receiving yards on 14 catches.

8. De’montre Tuggle, Ottawa Redblacks, Previous Ranking #RB8

After a big game in week 4 Tuggle had a quieter day against Hamilton. He had 11 carries for 30 yards (2.7 average). He also caught 2 of his 4 targets for 13 yards.

9. Shaun Shivers, BC Lions, Previous Ranking Unranked

Shivers had a pretty good game in his CFL debut. He had 14 carries for 63 yards (4.5 average) and a touchdown. He also added 73 receiving yards as he caught both of his targets. 68 of his receiving yards were YAC. He did have a fumble at the one-yard line as Dionte Ruffin punched the ball out for Montreal. It was still a very good 1st game for Shivers.

BC will be on the bye week this week. It will be seen how Shivers will be utilized when Mizzell returns. As a starter, he had great production but BC has been a team that primarily gives most of the rushing touches to 1 runningback so far this season.

10. Andrew Harris, Toronto Argonauts, Previous Ranking #RB10

Toronto was on the bye week in week 5.

11. Walter Fletcher, Montreal Alouettes, Previous Ranking  #RB11

Walter Fletcher did not get a touch in week 5’s loss to BC.

12. Johnny Augustine, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Previous Ranking #RB12

Augustine did not have a touch despite playing in the game as a backup for week 5.

Injured players are not included in this ranking but are listed below with their previous ranking.

(IR) Ka’Deem Carey, Calgary Stampeders, Previous Ranking #RB1

Had only 7 carries for 43 yards (6.1 average) before suffering an injury in week 1.

(IR) Devonte Williams, Ottawa Redblacks, Previous Ranking #RB10

Has been on the 1-game injured list since week 2.

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Jonathan Clink joined CFL News Hub in early April of 2023. His primary responsibilities are covering the BC Lions and Montreal Alouettes. He self awarded himself the CFL Rookie Journalist of the Year in 2023 following the 2023 CFL season. He also proclaims himself to be a "really cool guy". He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and lived a large portion of his childhood in Northwest Ontario. He currently lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan and misses being being able to have 4 months of skating every winter. Clink has written over 240 articles for CFL News Hub. He was the publication's boots on the ground at the 2023 Grey Cup in Hamilton. Clink has always had an obsession for sport and has a background in other sports as well having played hockey all his life and soccer, basketball, and lacrosse in high school. As a young child he used to log his hockey statistics after every game which is either an indication that he was destined for the role or perhaps and indication that he is rather strange.
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