Posted on: February 20, 2008 7:40 pm

Fantasy Football RB Rankings

Ok so to continue my early fantasy football ratings for the draft, today is runningbacks. I think the top 5 are head and shoulders above the rest, I think picks 6-12 in most drafts could see more QB's and maybe even a wr or 2. So here ya go:

  1. L.T. (there isnt much question anymore, a few will take Peterson first but not most)
  2. Adrian Peterson (have never seen a guy burst onto the scene like that, Bo Jackson was the closest)
  3. Brian Westbrook (solidified himself among the leagues elite last year, still a recieving threat and a runner now)
  4. Josef Addai (he's talented, but whoever gets touches in that offense is valueable)
  5. Steven Jackson (didnt have a line last year and ended up injured, he produced when he was healthy though)
  6. Larry Johnson (good back on a bad offense, I can't see him being any higher or lower, he is clearly number 6)
  7. Willie Parker (injury was scary, who else do you take here?)
  8. Willis McGahee (lone bright spot in a woeful offense, losing Ogden this year)
  9. Clinton Portis (he would be number 7 if health wasnt always in question)
  10. Marion Barber (will move into 6th or 7th if he signs and Jones goes)
  11. Ryan Grant (one of the breakout stars of 07, I look for him to continue to play well and get the ball)
  12. Frank Gore (had an off year, mainly because of a bad offense and some minor injuries)
  13. Marshawn Lynch (looked good last year, the Bills will be looking for bigger numbers this year)
  14. Jamal Lewis (great comeback in 07, I think he returns to the Browns and picks up where he left off)
  15. Reggie Bush (dissappointing 07 in some ways, he still gets enough touches to be a good fantasy choice)
  16. Ronnie Brown (looked like he was stepping into the elite last year when he went down to an injury)
  17. Brandon Jacobs (big bruiser would be higher if Bradshaw wasnt stealing touches)
  18. Shaun Alexander (make or break year for one of the best of the decade)
  19. Laurence Maroney (looked good at the end of the year, if he stays healthy he will produce)
  20. Earnest Graham (stepped in nicely just when the Bucs needed it, may lose some touches but worth a look)
  21. Lendell White (could be a breakout year for White, outrushed Bush last year hmmm)
  22. Travis Henry (Shannahan says Young cant carry the load, doesnt mean Henry gets 20 a game though)
  23. Edgerrin James (he was still egtting the touches last year, could change but probably not immediately)
  24. Thomas Jones (dissappointing 07, could bounce back this year)
  25. Fred Taylor (I was getting ready to count Fred out, he proved you must acknowledge him, he is a top 3rd back)
  26. Kevin Jones (Jones is glad to see Martz leave, lets see if his body can handle 300 carries)
  27. Maurice Jones Drew (taylor still gets the carries but Drew plays enough to count)
  28. Michael Turner (dont know where he ends up yet but he will be drafted)
  29. DeAngelo Williams (with the news of Foster leaving, Williams gets a chance to carry the load)
  30. Cedric Benson (has bust written all over him, last chance Cedric)
  31. Justin Fargas (just resigned, had a great second half)
  32. Kenny Watson (he ended up being the guy in Cincy, is Johnson done?)
  33. Jerious Norwood (most expect him to see more carries in 08, he is explosive)
  34. Chester Taylor (will anyone offer enough to pry him away? he gets touches either way and is a must own if u get AP)
  35. Rudi Johnson (once a fantasy stud, does he bounce back? is it in Cincy?)
  36. Cadillac Williams(seems like he may miss beginning of 08, coming to a crossroads)
  37. Deuce McCallister (see Cadillac)
  38. Maurice Morris (if you draft Alexander, get Morris)
  39. Ahmed Bradshaw (up and coming in the post season, he is a sleeper that could be something)
  40. Sammy Morris (had two really good games then went down for the season, Belichek likes him alot)
  41. Ladell Betts (didnt do much in 07 but if Portis goes down he is a stud)
  42. Julius Jones (a lot of questions surround his off season)
  43. Warrick Dunn (still worth a look but could see signifigant loss of playing time)
  44. Jesse Chatman (played decent for Brown when he was down, then got hurt himself)
  45. Selvin Young (see Travis Henry)
  46. Leon Washington (great third down and change of pace back, is worth paying attention to)
  47. Chris Henry (Ten) (with Chris Brown probably gone, he will try to steal some time from White)
  48. Marcell Shipp (his only value is the age of Edgerrin James)
  49. Najeh Davenport (gets a few TDs and provides rest and insurance for Willie Parker)
  50. Kevin Faulk (showed some things in the playoffs we hadnt seen before)


So what ya think?

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