2010 Fantasy Football RB Rankings – Week 2

Sep 14, 2010

Here’s my Week 2 running back rankings.

1. Adrian Peterson – Threat for 100 yards & TD every week. Plays Miami.
2. Maurice Jones-Drew – Should roll on the Chargers run defense.
3. Chris Johnson – Pittsburgh held CJ to 57 yards last year.
4. Michael Turner – Should bounce back vs. Arizona.
5. Ray Rice – Averaged 139 total yards & TD vs. CIN last year.
6. Arian Foster – Don’t expect 3 TDs, but he should be solid vs. WAS.
7. Steven Jackson – Should produce against Oakland.
8. Jamaal Charles – Had 154 yards last time he faced CLE.
9. LeSean McCoy – Should light up Detroit.
10. Frank Gore – We’ll see if SF got the wake up call.
11. Rashard Mendenhall – Will be leaned on against Tennessee.
12. Jerome Harrison – Had 286 yards & 3 TDs last time vs. KC.
13. Ryan Mathews – Solid match-up with Jacksonville at home.
14. DeAngelo Williams – Clearly feature back. Should produce vs. TB.
15. Ahmad Bradshaw – Giants need to run to beat Indy.
16. Matt Forte – Dallas should present stiffer test for Forte.
17. Shonn Greene – Greene will have to hold onto the ball.
18. Pierre Thomas – Tough draw vs. SF, but looked great vs. Vikes.
19. Cedric Benson – Averaged 118.5 & TD vs. BAL last year.
20. Jahvid Best – Will be tough with Stafford out.
21. Knowshon Moreno – Seattle is a nice match-up as he gets healthy.
22. Joseph Addai – Will be needed against the G-Men.
23. Darren McFadden – Chance to show his stuff vs. STL.
24. Brandon Jackson – Grant is out. Jackson nice play vs. Buffalo.
25. C.J. Spiller –Didn’t get going in debut. Still a HR threat.
26. Tim Hightower – Beanie scares me.
27. Jonathan Stewart – Should be more active vs. Tampa.
28. Felix Jones – Jones is more explosive at home.
29. Brandon Jacobs – Giants will run to slow Indy’s offense.
30. Clinton Portis – Solid match-up against Houston.
31.  Cadillac Williams –Averaged 91.5 total yards against CAR last year.
32. Ronnie Brown –Vikes present a stiff test.
33. Ricky Williams – See #32.
34. Thomas Jones – Should contribute against Clevleand. TD likely.
35. Marion Barber III – Dallas needs his rugged running vs. CHI.

Also check out:
- Week 2 Fantasy QB Rankings
Week 2 Fantasy WR Rankings
- Week 2 Fantasy TE Rankings
- Week 2 Fantasy K Rankings
Week 2 Fantasy DEF Rankings
Week 2 Fantasy IDP Rankings

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7 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. JW
    September 15th, 2010 at 2:16 pm #

    Given this weeks matchups, would you start Brandon Jackson over Mendenhall, Turner, or Pierre Thomas? (2 RB and a WR/RB league, but i’m starting 3 of these 4 backs for certain)

  2. LestersLegends
    September 15th, 2010 at 2:41 pm #

    I wouldn’t. You aren’t really sure what kind of role Jackson will have. They will likely pass more and he won’t get the short TDs. Those other three are studs and should be used.

  3. MJD
    September 15th, 2010 at 7:03 pm #

    Benson, Ronnie Brown, or Bradshaw , which 2 should I start?

  4. LestersLegends
    September 15th, 2010 at 7:56 pm #

    I’d go with Bradshaw for sure. Indy’s run d looked horrible in Week 1, and with Bob Sanders out, he should do well.

    Benson plays Baltimore. RB plays MN. Both tough defenses. Benson ran well against Ravens last year. Personally, he’d be my choice. RB’s road numbers aren’t great.

  5. headhunter
    September 17th, 2010 at 12:31 am #

    i have forte, sproles, gates, orton starting in a 12 team league. flex options are floyd, berrian, camarillo, naanee, williams (sea), and reggie bush in a PPR format that rewards stupid high points for long, single plays (10 pts. for 50 yd). any reason why naanee isn’t the favorite?

  6. LestersLegends
    September 17th, 2010 at 6:52 am #

    i would probably go naanee as well, but Floyd is an interesting option. Jury is still out as to how they will use them.

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