2010 Fantasy Football RB Rankings – Week 3

Sep 21, 2010

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Here’s my Week 3 running back rankings.

1. Adrian Peterson: 259 total yards & 3 TDs vs. DET last year.
2. Ray Rice:  179 totals yards & 2 TD vs. Browns last year.
3. Chris Johnson:  Will bounce back big time.
4. Frank Gore:  Dual-threat great play vs. KC.
5.  Rashard Mendenhall:  He’s all the Steelers have.
6. Michael Turner:  151 yards and a score vs. NO last year. Monitor injury.
7. Maurice Jones-Drew:  103 total ypg and 9 TDs at home last year.
8. Arian Foster:  Continues his strong start vs. Dallas.
9. Pierre Thomas:  200 total yards and 2 TDs vs. ATL last year.
10. Steven Jackson:  124.9 total yards per game at home last year.
11. Jahvid Best:  Silencing critics (myself included).
12. LeSean McCoy:  Dual-threat takes on Jacksonville.
13. Clinton Portis:  Strong play against St. Louis.
14. Shonn Greene:  Jets need him to come up big against Miami.
15. Knowshon Moreno:  Should be able to run vs. Indy.
16. Cedric Benson:  Effective, but not the same runner on the road.
17. DeAngelo Williams:  QB issues have Panthers struggling.
18. Mike Tolbert:  This will change depending on Ryan Mathews’ status.
19. Tim Hightower:  Doesn’t look like Beanie will go against Oakland.
20. Jamaal Charles:  Thomas Jones is still a factor.
21. Matt Forte:  Held to 123 total yards by GB last year.
22. Joseph Addai:  116 total yards vs. Denver last year.
23. Ahmad Bradshaw:  Which Giants team show up? Which Titans team?
24. Darren McFadden:  Finally producing. Should gash Arizona.
25. Brandon Jackson:  Faces Chicago as he gets used to the lead role.
26. Fred Taylor:  Favorable match-up against Buffalo.
27. Jonathan Stewart:  Panthers are a mess.
28. Felix Jones:  Threat to break one against Houston.
29. Brandon Jacobs:  Tough test vs. Titans.
30. Petyon Hillis:  He’s the back I’d use vs. Ravens.
31.  Cadillac Williams:  Stiff test vs. Pittsburgh.
32. Ladainian Tomlison:  Still life in those legs.
33. Ricky Williams:  206 total yards vs. Jets last year.
34. Justin Forsett:  Should get decent total yards vs. SD.
35. Marshawn Lynch:  Bills are tough to trust.

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9 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Rotoprofessot
    September 21st, 2010 at 5:21 am #

    No concerns about Best going against the Vikings defense?

  2. LestersLegends
    September 21st, 2010 at 5:29 am #

    He can do damage out of the backfield as well. Five TDs in his first two games. I’m impressed.

  3. Rotoprofessot
    September 21st, 2010 at 8:29 am #

    And where’s the love for Darren McFadden?

  4. LestersLegends
    September 21st, 2010 at 8:40 am #

    I have him as an RB2. Their QB situation scares me a little. Plus, Michael Bush could contribute this week.

  5. Manamongst Hussein
    September 21st, 2010 at 10:13 am #

    And you have Ricky Williams but no Ronnie Brown? in much of a rush to get this out/

  6. LestersLegends
    September 21st, 2010 at 11:03 am #

    RB had half as many yards vs. Jets last year.

  7. LestersLegends
    September 23rd, 2010 at 8:44 am #

    RP & Manam: Your concerns have caused me to adjust my rankings. I’m moving Run DMC up to 14 adding RB to the list at #27. Brandon Jacobs and Marshawn Lynch are getting the boot. There will probably be some more movement as the week plays out. I’ll post the updated rankings later in the week.

  8. Shana
    September 24th, 2010 at 12:57 pm #

    I’m fortunate to have RB’s Rice, Gore, Best, McCoy and Forte on my FFT. I plan to start McCoy and Rice. Good move or should I start my others? I need advice and FF points :-)

  9. LestersLegends
    September 24th, 2010 at 1:52 pm #

    I have Rice, Gore, Best, and McCoy in my top 12 so I see all of them being good plays.

    If I had to choice I’d go with Rice and Gore.

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