NFL 3 Stars For Week 6: Running Back

Running backs are becoming more and more valuable in the NFL these days, and with passing numbers down across the league, we've seen some young backs step up and make their mark on the sport, and they've all influenced their teams in positive ways. Some veterans have struggled, but with so much talent, it's hard to narrow it down to just three players, but that's what we've done today, as we highlight the three standout performances from Week 6. 

3. Rhamondre Stevenson

Stat line: 19 carries, 76 yards, 2 Touchdowns, 4 catches, 15 yards.

The Patriots have been surging lately under rookie Quarterback Bailey Zappe, but it's the effectiveness of the run game, even in the absence of Damien Harris that has provided them all the momentum they've needed to win their last two games. Stevenson was at his destructive best in Week 6, and although the yards per carry isn't as good as other names on this list, he did all the hard work this Patriots team needed to get back to 3-3 on the season. 

2. Kenyan Drake

Stat line: 10 carries, 119 yards, 1 Touchdown.

The Ravens were expecting J.K. Dobbins to take over the starting role upon returning from injury, but he hasn't quite made it back to 100% yet, and in Week 6, it was Kenyan Drake that stepped up and took over, as the Ravens collapsed yet again to lose to the now 5-1 New York Giants. Drake was explosive all game long, and after spending a few years in the league as a backup, this may be his chance to become a lead back once more, and if he continues like he did on the weekend, he'll be very effective in that role.

1. Breece Hall

Stat line: 20 carries, 116 yards, 1 Touchdown. 

Hall's overall numbers in Week 6 may not look as impressive as they have in recent weeks, but his influence on the game can't be understated, as he, along with a destructive Quinnen Williams are the two biggest reasons why this young Jets team walked into Lambeau Field and walked away with a dominant win. The highlight of the day was a 40 yard Touchdown run on a reverse, that highlights exactly why Joe Douglas desperately wanted Hall in the 2022 draft, and at this point, the sky is the limit for the former Iowa State standout. 

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