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2011 Fantasy Football - RB Rankings

* - Sleeper
** - Player Spotlight

The Best of the Starters
1Adrian PetersonMinnesota Vikings
2Arian FosterHouston Texans
3Chris JohnsonTennessee Titans
4Jamaal CharlesKansas City Chiefs
5LeSean McCoyPhiladelphia Eagles
6Ray RiceBaltimore Ravens
7Maurice Jones-DrewJacksonville Jaguars
8Darren McFaddenOakland Raiders
9DeAngelo WilliamsCarolina Panthers
10Rashard MendenhallPittsburgh Steelers
11Steven JacksonSt. Louis Rams
12Michael TurnerAtlanta Falcons
13Frank GoreSan Francisco 49ers
14Matt ForteChicago Bears
15Peyton HillisCleveland Browns
16Ahmad BradshawNew York Giants
17Shonn Green**New York Jets
18Felix Jones*Dallas Cowboys
19Ryan MathewsSan Diego Chargers
20Jahvid BestDetroit Lions

The Rest of the Starters
21Joseph AddaiIndianapolis Colts
22Cedric BensonCincinnati Bengals
23Ryan GrantGreen Bay Packers
24Fred JacksonBuffalo Bills
25Knowshon MorenoDenver Broncos
26Reggie Bush*Miami Dolphins
27LeGarrette BlountTampa Bay Buccaneers
28Marshawn Lynch**Seattle Seahawks
29Pierre ThomasNew Orleans Saints
30Beanie WellsArizona Cardinals
31Tim HightowerWashington Redskins
32BenJarvus Green-EllisNew England Patriots

10+ Touches
33LaDainian TomlinsonNew York Jets
34Ronnie BrownPhiladelphia Eagles
35C.J. SpillerBuffalo Bills
36Thomas JonesKansas City Chiefs
37Mike TolbertSan Diego Chargers
38Jonathan StewartCarolina Panthers
39Ryan TorainWashington Redskins
40Montario HardestyCleveland Browns

41Darren SprolesNew Orleans Saints
42Marion BarberChicago Bears
43Jacquizz RodgersAtlanta Falcons

Waiting on an Injury
44Mark IngramNew Orleans Saints
45Roy HeluWashington Redskins
46Willis McGahee**Denver Broncos
47Daniel ThomasMiami Dolphins
48DeMarco MurrayDallas Cowboys
49Cadillac WilliamsSt. Louis Rams
50James StarksGreen Bay Packers
52Deji KarimJacksonville Jaguars
53Anthony DixonSan Francisco 49ers

Spotlight Player of the Day -

8/26 - Willis McGahee -
  • With 24 TDs in the last 3 seasons behind Ray Rice, we know McGahee can and will score.  This season he has the advantage of playing behind Moreno, who is almost a given to miss a game or two, while also being the goal line back.  He is not worth drafting as your #2 RB or as a Flex, but if you do draft him, give him a couple of weeks to show what he can do before trading or releasing him.  However, sell as high as possible on this guy if someone else wants him. 

8/18 - Shonn Greene -
  • With LT offically the backup, Shonn Greene will see nearly 300 carries this season.  Not only will he have unlimited chances, Greene should really feel comfortable and run free knowing the Jets don't have a Jonathan Stewart type backup waiting for his turn.  Greene has just under 300 carries in his career for 1306 yards, which comes out to a 4.5 average.  It is not a stretch  to say that those may be his season totals.  You just hope that he scores more than twice this season(2 TDs in each of his first two years).  Only downside is that he will most likely NOT be playing on passing downs, so if you need receptions from your backfield, avoid him..
8/11 - Marshawn Lynch -
  • The Seahawks drafted two of the best run blocking lineman in this years draft (John Moffitt and James Carpenter) and will focus on the power run game.  Lynch saw his touches increase at the end of last season and Coach Carroll has committed to him as the feature back.  Tom Cable has joined the coaching staff and that should help all Seahawks running backs, as we saw what he was able to do out in Oakland. Also coming in from Oakland is former #2 overall pick Robert Gallery.  Another positive addition to the coaching staff is the new offensive coordinator, Darrell Bevell formerly with the Vikings.  We all know how well RB's in Minny ran.  Look for Lynch to return to his 1000 yard rushing days.

Reggie Bush -
  • Sometimes a change of scenery can do wonders for a player.  Being traded to Miami allows Bush to be a starting running back.  If he can stay healthy, not only can he potentially gain 1000 yards, but he could catch 50+ balls out of the backfield.  He is averaging nearly 6 TDs a season, including last years lone score in just 8 games.
Felix Jones -
  • Marion Barber is gone and Jones is ready to shine.  He ran for 800 yards on just 185 carries last season while catching 48 balls out of the back field.  The talent is there and the offense is strong, lets just hope Felix can stay healthy all season.