Wednesday, August 13, 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

QB Rankings
WR Rankings
TE Rankings

Original Rankings 6/21
Updated 8/13

*Lamar Miller has replaced Knowshon Moreno
*Terrance West has replaced Chris Ivory

Jamaal Charles1KC
Adrian Peterson (↑1)2MIN
LeSean McCoy (↓1)3PHI
Matt Forte4CHI
Arian Foster5HOU
Eddie Lacy6GB
DeMarco Murray7DAL
Marshawn Lynch (↑1)8SEA
Giovani Bernard (↓1)9CIN
Montee Ball (↑1)10DEN
Le'Veon Bell (↓1)11PIT
Reggie Bush (↑1)12DET
Doug Martin (↑4)13TB
C.J. Spiller (↓2)14BUF
Andre Ellington15ARI
Zac Stacy (↑6)16STL
Rashad Jennings (↑1)17NYG
Ryan Mathews (↓2)18SD
Alfred Morris (↓5)19WAS
Chris Johnson20NYJ

Joique Bell (↑2)21DET
Shane Vereen (↓3)22NE
Toby Gerhart (↓2)23JAC
Ray Rice24BAL
Steven Jackson25ATL
Frank Gore26SF
Ben Tate27CLE
Pierre Thomas28NO
Lamar Miller 29MIA
Bishop Sankey30TEN
Trent Richardson31IND
Fred Jackson32BUF
Danny Woodhead33SD
Stevan Ridley34NE
Maurice Jones-Drew35OAK
Darren Sproles36PHI
Bernard Pierce (↑3)37BAL
DeAngelo Williams38CAR
Darren McFadden39OAK
Terrance West40CLE

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