Saturday, June 21, 2014

2014 Fantasy Football - Running Back Rankings

Jamaal Charles scored 19 total touchdowns last season making him the top RB in fantasy football. Pierre Thomas, Danny Woodhead, Matt Forte and Darren Sproles all caught more passes than him, but Charles led all RBs in receiving yards and TDs. He also led the NFL in rushing TDs with 12, tied with Marshawn Lynch.

In all, 13 running backs rushed for over 1,000 yards, including rookie Eddie Lacy, on the Green Bay Packers of all teams.  Knowshon Moreno was one of the 13 backs to rush for a grand, but now a member of the Miami Dolphins, you can expect his value to be nothing more than a low end RB2 in 10, 12 team leagues.  Moreno will have to battle Lamar Miller for playing time

Reggie Bush has transformed into a legit running back and over the last 3 seasons (2 with Miami, last year with the Detroit Lions), has rushed for more than 3,000 yards.  His 506 receiving yards in 2013 was his best since his rookie year with New Orleans Saints.

14 running backs caught 50+ passes in 2013, up from 8 in 2012.  Even with Sproles catching 71 passes, Thomas still led the NFL in RB receptions with 77.  With Sproles in Philly wearing an Eagles uniform for Chip Kelly, whose value will be hurt more - LeSean McCoy or Sproles?

Who will take over for Sproles in the Saints backfield?  Will Mark Ingram finally breakout, will Khiry Robinson  be a target, will Thomas get all of the Saints snaps or will rookie WR Brandin Cooks lineup in the backfield?

In the first 2 rounds of a 12 team snake draft, there are usually 14 running backs selected.  How many will be on your roster when round 3 begins?

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2014 Fantasy Football RB Rankings

1Jamaal Charles KC
2LeSean McCoy PHI
3Adrian Peterson MIN
4Matt Forte CHI
5Arian Foster HOU
6Eddie Lacy GB
7DeMarco Murray DAL
8Giovani Bernard CIN
9Marshawn Lynch SEA
10Le'Veon Bell PIT
11Montee Ball DEN
12C.J. Spiller BUF
13Reggie Bush DET
14Alfred Morris WAS
15Andre Ellington ARI
16Ryan Mathews SD
17Doug Martin TB
18Rashad Jennings NYG
19Shane Vereen NE
20Chris Johnson NYJ

21Toby GerhartJAC
22Zac StacySTL
23Joique Bell DET
24Ray Rice BAL
25Steven Jackson ATL
26Frank Gore SF
27Ben Tate CLE
28Pierre Thomas NO
29Knowshon Moreno MIA
30Bishop Sankey TEN
31Trent Richardson IND
32Fred Jackson BUF
33Danny Woodhead SD
34Stevan Ridley NE
35Maurice Jones-Drew OAK
36Darren Sproles PHI
37Christopher Ivory NYJ
38DeAngelo Williams CAR
39Darren McFadden OAK
40Bernard Pierce BAL

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